Aupres de l’Eglise

Aupres de l’Eglise - From €2000 -€2500 per Week

Region: Champagne-Ardenne / Department: Haute-Marne

  • Villa for rent near Paris
  • Villa for rent near Paris

  • Villa for rent near Paris

  • Villa for rent near Paris

  • Villa for rent near Paris

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This gorgeous restored old farmhouse villa, just a short drive east of Paris, is available for a Bed and Breakfast stay or to be rented for a self catering holiday for a week or short break.

Typically 2 families, a group of friends or 4 couples might stay here for a week enjoying not only the ambience and comfort of this stunning villa and its lovely courtyard garden, but enjoy discovering the surrounding Region and villages of the Champagne Region of France, not to mention the famous Champagne Houses.

Aupres de l’Elise offers 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8, plus room for a cot or foldouts for extra children.

You will discover this property in the small village of Oyes, in the Marias de St Gond, between Epernay and Sezanne.

Walk up the stone steps to the front door into the hallway with its original tiled floor, two bedrooms on the left and the ‘hub’ of the house on the right. The downstairs interior is a mix of typical French country house and unique style. The front downstairs bedroom with large windows overlooks the south facing courtyard and garden with topiary hedges, roses and shady birch trees. The kitchen/dining/living room is large and airy with the front overlooking the courtyard and garden and the back looking out to the village church for contemplative washing up!

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, library and bathroom.  These rooms again enjoy the lovely outlook over the garden and courtyard below. Original artworks and curiosities found and collected from local markets and brocantes can be enjoyed throughout the house.

This very special property, comfortably furnished throughout with fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and generous bedrooms, is now being offered for rental and is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. The ambience and simple beauty will seep into your very soul. Everyone who comes here falls in love with it.


Open air terrace close to the house enjoying all day sun
An outdoor covered dining area (formerly a ‘manege’) with barbeque, and
portable fire. Both areas are furnished.
Beautiful gardens featuring graceful birch trees, topiary, espaliered fruit trees and roses.
Covered carparking for two cars.
Aelection of adults and children’s bikes are available including one with a baby seat fitted.
Children’s trampoline
Table Tennis
Swings and Seesaw
Various games including French boules, hola hoops, badminton etc

Local Attractions

The surrounding marshlands (now drained!) were once an unexpected trap for invading soldiers of WW1 but are now a birdwatcher’s and fisherman’s paradise. Leisurely walks in the surrounding woods and fields in the company of wild deer, pheasant and the occasional wild boar, are the order of the day, with only a short drive to the neighbouring historic village of Sezanne to experience the local cafes and patisseries. In the evening, back home, eat outside under the restored “manege” (where the flour used to be ground), sampling the delicious and unusual local champagnes and local

Half an hour away is the larger town of Epernay, where you can be guided through the Champagne Houses or take a liesurely hour and a half train ride from here to Paris for a days shopping or sight seeing.

Other attractions nearby include; the medieval town of Troyes, the Champagne Houses and the famous Cathedral of Reims, Versailles, Fontainebleu, and many other ancient villages and historic monuments discovered by just touring around. For family entertainment Euro Disney is close by.



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