Beautiful outside and in, this charming stone barn conversion has been given a sensitive yet chic conversion to make it a stylish 3-bedroom retreat ideal for a family of four or five, plus babies. Its friendly owners live onsite but maintain a discrete distance despite being on call for tips and advice and, best of all, fantastic meal deliveries from gourmet 3-course dinners to home-made pizza delivery, thanks to the fact that one of them is a fully trained French chef.
Guests find that relaxation comes easy here thanks to well furnished interiors complete with fabulous handmade kitchen, ensuite bedrooms offering large comfortable beds and stunning views over the valley and village below, not to mention the lovely furnished terrace which adjoins the living area via patio doors and the handy services such as pre-arrival shopping, optional meal deliveries, pre-bookable babysitting and a long list of baby gear, all of which help to ensure that even
packing and travelling can be stress-free.
The barn enjoys a rural location in the heart of Burgundy's beautiful Cote d'Or counstryside but it is surprisingly convenient too, being less than 10 minutes from the nearest town with bank, supermarket and petrol, and 10-30minutes from the famously beautiful towns of Flavigny-sur-Ouzerain, the backdrop for the film 'Chocolat', and Semur-en-Auxois, with its Cinderella-style ramparts, pedestrian streets, cafes and restaurants. The family-friendly Parc de l'Auxois, with its animal park, rides and high season fun pool with toddler friendly slides and fountains is also within a short drive.
This attractive barn conversion sleeps 5+ cots in 3 bedrooms of which two benefit from ensuites. The house has its own private terrace garden and shares wider grounds with the owners house, which is on the same plot.
Downstairs, there's an open-plan living/dining kitchen area with a lovely hand made kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped with full size electric oven with gas
burner, microwave oven, ample crockery, cutlery, glassware and serving
bowls. There is also a washing machine for guests use.
The rest of the downstairs comprises a dining table for six
and lounge area seating five comfortably.There's an English TV
and a DVD player with a large selection of films for all ages.
The lounge area's log burning stove makes it cosy in winter, whilst the two French doors opening out onto the sunny, south facing terrace, furnished for al fresco dining plus sun loungers and barbeque, brings the outside in during Summer evenings.
Upstairs, there is a spacious and light
master bedroom with a large double bed ( 160x200), console tables and lamps either side. A walk in wardrobe
and drawers provide plenty of storage and an electric
radiator warms the room, should it be needed in cooler months. This room boasts
its own modern en-suite shower room with oversized basin and
shower cubicle, and stunning views across the village and valley.
The twin bedroom
is decorated in attractive blue tones and has two single beds (190x200). It also has wonderful views and plenty of storage.
A few steps lead up
to another en-suite bathroom with a large basin and shower cubicle.
Electric radiators warm the space in cooler months.
The single bedroom is a small but charming room ideal for a third child or single relative. It boasts a pretty old fashioned French day-bed
(80x190) and a chest of drawers. An antique window opens onto the upstairs landing where
there is a large picture window looking up the hill to the village
Chateau providing plenty of light for the room. Across the landing there
is a toilet with basin for the occupier of this room. All bedrooms have space for a cot, of which two can be provided.
Outside, the house has its own furnished deck and terrace complete with sun loungers, dining set and BBQ.
The barn enjoys a rural location in the heart of Burgundy's beautiful
Cote d'Or counstryside but it is surprisingly convenient too, being less
than 10 minutes from the nearest town with bank, supermarket and
petrol, and 10-30minutes from the famously beautiful towns of
Flavigny-sur-Ouzerain, the backdrop for the film 'Chocolat', and
Semur-en-Auxois, with its Cinderella-style ramparts, pedestrian streets,
cafes and restaurants. The family-friendly Parc de l'Auxois, with its
animal park, rides and high season fun pool with toddler friendly slides
and fountains is also within a short drive.
A little further afield and handy for rainy days, the Centre Nautique Amphitrite, in Montbard (35mins) is a
collection of indoor pools with slides and water based activities. For mini explorers, The Grottes
(caves) at Ancy-sur-Cure is a collection of 11 prehistoric caves which
allows guests to explore the many treasures uncovered their over the
years and makes for an interesting historical trip. For keen
shoppers in the party, Paris is an easy day trip being under 2 hour's
TGV train journey away from Montbard station (30mins) and Disneyland Paris a little further (3hrs by car).
Nearest Medical Services: Semur –en-Auxois( 25km)
Getting There: The Barn is around 6hrs drive from Calais, or 2hrs from the airport at Dijon. Car hire is essential.