Domaine Richot

Restored 17th century country cottages in Burgundy

Domaine Richot has two self-catering cottages, with outdoor pool and gardens, sitting in the centre of Aubepierre-sur-Aube. Only 320 miles (4 hours' drive) from Calais, this peaceful, rural village is situated on the border of Burgundy and Champagne-Ardenne, in France's newest National Park.

'La Tonnellerie' and 'L'Entrepot' sit within the walled grounds of a former wine merchant's property in the centre of the village. There is plenty of privacy and space for secure parking, with 2 acres of gardens, a 12m x 6m secluded outdoor pool, a large wooden climbing frame and grass badminton court. Both houses have been tastefully renovated with a vintage French feel and authentic (child friendly) furniture. 

Aubepierre-sur-Aube is surrounded by rolling countryside, forest and farmland, and is an ideal place for lovers of the outdoors, with close proximity to historic towns and sites of interest, as well as vineyards. Being placed on the Champagne/Burgundy border, you can enjoy what both wine regions have to offer in terms of visits and degustations; and the historic towns of Chaumont and Langres (the 'Carcassonne of the North') are half an hour away. The beautiful old towns of Troyes, Beaune and Dijon are an hour away, and well worth a visit.

It is undeniably a fantastic region for cyclists of all levels, with a vast range of possible routes of all distances on ridiculously quiet roads and forest tracks. Guided rides can be arranged with a local triathlon enthusiast. Mushroom foragers and birdwatchers will not be disappointed either! There is a cafe and shop in the village which supplies fresh bread and croissants daily on demand. There is also a tennis court and fishing in the village, with a wider range of services (and excellent golf) in neighbouring Arc-en-Barrois.