This detached stone property, set in the garden of the discreet owner (who is on hand to assist you during your stay), stands in a quiet village in southern Picardy between Reims and Laon, and is an ideal base for a couple to explore this pretty area of Northern France. Enjoy summer lunches in the shared lawned garden or curl up in front of the gas fire on chillier evenings.
Visit the hilltop town of Laon, whose cathedral towers can be seen for miles around, stroll through the cobbled streets and alleys, and enjoy the views from the town’s medieval ramparts. The gothic cathedral dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries and has some of the finest stained glass windows in France.
The Champagne capital of France, Reims, is easily reached by motorway and has many champagne producers offering tastings and visits. Paris can be easily reached by motorway for sightseeing. Visit the numerous WW1 historical locations including the Chemin des Dames and varied museums. For outdoor enthusiasts, cycling and walking are very popular within the local area. Close by is the man-made Lac Ailette with a sandy beach, sailing and golf facilities as well as nature trails through the forests. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower and double basin. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout
- Shared lawned garden with 4 steps
- Electric heating
- Glass-fronted fire
- Satellite TV
- Garden furniture
- No smoking.
Orgeval (village, passing baker), 5km from Bruyères (basic shop), 7km N of Lac d’Ailette (Center Parcs, sailing, golf), 12km SE of Laon (medieval town, all facilities, swimming pool), 15km N of Chemin des Dames (1st WW memorials), 60km N of Reims (champagne vineyards, cathedral), 150km NE of Paris.