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Idyllic 16th Century Stone Cottage.



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Fully Renovated 3 Bedroom Stone Cottage in 2 Acre Private Garden.

River Cottage is excellently positioned on the edge of the tranquil village of Boudreville bordering the Chatillonnais forests in North Burgundy. Ideally placed to discover and explore the region or simply relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

On entering the main entrance gates, you are welcomed with the beautiful countryside of the Aube valley with its forests and rolling hills. The cottage is set in a private 2 acre park of meadows, orchards and wooded areas and the river Aube which runs alongside the grounds of the property providing a haven for wildlife (trout, deer etc). It has a private south facing garden with secluded patio area and is fully enclosed making it safe for small children. There is an above ground swimming pool of 4m x 2m x 1.20m ideal for relaxing and cooling down.

The cottage itself is a beautiful and historic building, which has been fully renovated by the current owners who have carefully restored many of the original features whilst providing a high level of comfort and space. One of the highlights being the large “Burgundy” style kitchen / dining room and separate sitting room showing original oak beams, large stone fireplace, open stone walls, burgundy floor tiles, and stone cut washing bowl, which historically allowed the release of water under the main window! There are 3 large double bedrooms and a large family bathroom.

A butchers, bakery, grocery store and pharmacy are available in the neighbouring villages of Veuxhaulles-sur-Aube and Montigny-sur-Aube which are only 5 minutes away, with the larger supermarkets only a 10 minute drive at Chateauvillain or Chatillon-sur-Seine. Local vans call at the village during the week with fresh delivery of bread, meat / delicatessen and cheese.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely property in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to get away from it all then look no further. Its a lovely character cottage that has been thoughtfully renovated. Sat next to a stream, in a huge garden, and on the edge of a stunning forrest its hard to imagine anything more relaxing - particularly if you like spending time outdoors.

The owners live next door so help is at hand should you need it. The village itself is very small (no shop) but with a bit of planning its not a problem - lots of (stunning!) villages dotted around for the morning bakery run. Its like stepping back in time in most respects, but mobile reception is good (as is wifi at the property)

The owners were warm, welcoming and very helpful.

Only thing to look out for if hiking in the forrest are ticks - we pulled about 15 off of our dog in the week we were there so just need to take usual precautions - not a big deal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and your family. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in River Cottage and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Algard Norway

Beautiful, calm and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a perfect setting in its own grounds with a charming river running adjacent to it. Listening to the water whilst sitting outside with a glass of wine..everyday life seems an eternity away..bliss.

Highly recommended for a relaxing quiet getaway

Joanne & Dameon

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Julie and Paul
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Fabulous Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this fantastic cottage. Paul and Julie are very friendly and I would echo an earlier report in which someone said they were greeted like old friends. It felt like we hadn't been away and look foward to getting back there as soon as we can escape work again!

The cottage is well stocked with everything you could need equipment wise and close to a large Auchan for stocking up with food. There are some lovely walks along the track that runs from outside of the cottage into the forest and if you don't fancy a walk just sitting by the river is relaxing. It's very clean and we would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to family and friends.

We were with two young chlldren who love the place, it is safe for the them playing in the garden, certainly the top main area and we had to vitually drag them away Saturday. Max the dog was a hit and a day didn't pass without them saying hello to him. In fact I've already been asked when we're going back.

In summary I'd say this is suitable to any group that want to get away and relax as well as sample some of the local Cremants etc.

Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of August and it was delightful! A quaint stone cottage by a stream, it feels like a secluded country haven if you want to get away from it all - perfect for reading a book in the sunshine or a barbeque in the evening.

There are shops a short drive away and Chablis is about an hours drive. No wi-fi but wired internet access is provided.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are really glad that you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage.
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Fantastic for families

  • 5 of 5

The arrival was already great: The Landlords were waiting and sooo friendly. The house is perfect for a holiday: Completely equipped, all amneties you need for a family home from home, lots of space (inside and outside). Also a very beautiful landscape around. Go there or be square...

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parthenon, AR, USA

Total relaxation in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Julie greeted us like old friends. The cottage has been wonderfully and tastefully restored and decorated. It is just as it appears in the photos. We felt like we were home from the moment we stepped in the door. We spent a very lazy week taking walks back into the forest and sitting in the sun on the patio while gazing across the fields. With our busy lives, it is the most relaxed we have been in a long time. When we felt we must move, we got into the car and meandered down whatever small country roads appealed to us. When we wanted to return, we checked our map to see where we were. We never had any problems. There are plenty of places to go and things to do in the area. We will save those for a return trip; which I am sure won't be too far into the future. If you choose to stay at river cottage, no matter what type of vacation you are planning.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind feedback and we are really glad that you enjoyed your stay. One of our key aims is to make the cottage as comfortable as possible for people and to ensure that you are able to enjoy the lovely surroundings in a tranquil environment. Your feedback was very helpful in confirming that we are achieving this for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and thank you for being such lovely guests.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Paris Charles de Gaulle at 275 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 473 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Arc en Barrois at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chaumont at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A5 Junction 23 at 23 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chateau de Courban, Courban at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac d'Orient, Troyes (Lake Complex with beaches) at 75 Kilometres Car: recommended

Burgundy provides a wealth of tourism opportunities for those visiting the area.

Chatillon-sur-Seine (15 minutes) - a must to see is the archaeological museum displaying the remarkable contents of the famous tomb from Vix; treasures include the world famous "Vix Vase", bronze masterpiece dating from 600 BC and jewellery of inestimable value. Stroll around the Church of St. Vorles, one of the earliest Romanesque sanctuaries in Burgundy or enjoy a relaxing swim at the towns swimming complex.

Langres (30 minutes) - this walled medieval town is a fine example of local history; discover the magnificent views, explore the local museum and take a stroll around the outer wall of the town.

Chateauvillain (15 minutes) - venture to the deer park and see who can spot the most deer.

Veuxhalles-sur-Aube (5 minutes) – visit with the children to see who can catch your evening meal at the local trout farm.

Champagne (10 minutes) - travel north to the Champagne region where many high quality and affordable champagnes can be tasted. You will find many different wines unavailable in your home supermarket; take some home to remind you of your trip to Burgundy.

Lac D’Orient (45 minutes) situated in Champagne country where those thrill seekers among you can find wind surfing, sailing and boating or simply relax on the beach.

Dijon (1 hour) - a town exceptionally rich in art treasures, with its enviable architectural heritage making it one of the largest and finest of France’s open-air museums. The Fine Arts Museum is the richest to be found outside Paris. Dijon boasts some 600 hectares of public parks and stands proud with its gastronomic reputation. Browse the vast array of boutiques and speciality shops in the town centre or take in the large shopping centre situated on the outskirts of the town.

Vineyards of Burgundy (10 minutes to 2 hours) produce such fine wines as Chambertain, Meursault, Chablis, and Pouilly-Fuissé, among others. Throughout the year Burgundy celebrates their vineyards with wine festivals where one can roam about and sample the year’s vintages. Many local producers will welcome you to their door with a glass of wine to taste and an invitation to explore their cellars.

Sample some of the World’s great wines on the routes des vins or sample the wonderful local sparkling wine Cremant de Bourgogne; guided tours available on request.

Beaune (1 hour 20 minutes) a lively, bustling town, Beaune is the capital of Burgundy wine, rich in every sort of treasure. The fabulous Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1441 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, is a masterpiece of Flemish-Burgundian architecture, memorable for its beautiful red and

gold roof tiles and its magnificent tapestries, famous worldwide and a must to see. Take a walk down the old cobbled streets and discover the wonderful history of wine, as well as delightful shops and restaurants.

Semur-en-Auxois (1 hour) an impressive medieval city famed for its magnificent fortified ramparts and cobbled streets, nestled within a loop of the river Armançon, which winds its way casually through the town, bordered by houses on either side.

Alise-Ste-Reine (45 minutes) ALESIA, the famous fortified Gaulish town where Caesar defeated Vercingeorix, leader of the Gauls in 52 BC. See the incredible 360° views of the Auxois region.

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain (45 minutes) an excellently preserved medieval village with ramparts and fortified gateways. Classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Flavigny is home to the world famous aniseed sweets. Site of the filming of Chocolat.

Fontenay (45 minutes) Fontenay Abbey, founded in 1118 by St. Bernard, is a prime example of a perfectly preserved Cistercian abbey.

Epoisses (1 hour) - stroll the gardens of the château at Epoisses or sample the world famous Epoisses cheese, which can be purchased directly from the award-winning producers.

Nigloland (45 minutes) or Disneyland (2 hours) try one of these popular theme parks for a thrill seeking day out with the children.

Tonnerre (30 minutes) with history, vineyards, country cycle tracks, a fantastic Burgundian canal, sports complex, this fabulous town offers something for everyone. Or taste the award winning cheese of Chaource, to the north of the town.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festive Season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267

A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. Final settlement is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival date.

Payment can be made in pounds sterling or euros.

A 300,00 euros (£250.00 sterling equivalent) security damages / breakages deposit is payable at the same time as making final settlement ie 8 weeks before arrival. The security deposit will be returned to you by euro or sterling cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Family Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large Corner Bath
  • Family bathroom fitted with large corner bath and integral pressure shower, large ceramic sink area and toilet. Towels can be provided for guests (on request).


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Twin Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom (2nd floor) - large feature bedroom with uninterrupted views of the Aube valley, vaulted ceiling and original oak beams. Fitted with king size bed, large chest of draws and a seating area, which enables you to take in the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside during the day, and at night, the moon and the stars. Double Bedroom (1st floor) - large family bedroom fitted with feature wrought iron king size double bed, wardrobe and 2 chest of draws. Double Bedroom (1st floor) overlooking the garden, this double bedroom is fitted with double bed plus a single bed and a large chest of draws. Each room provides sufficient space to comfortably house a cot or additional child's bed (available on request). There is an additional double sofa bed in the living room suitable for sleeping 2 people. Coordinated quality bedding is provided for all beds within the advertised price. Two travel cots and cot bedding available on request (no additional charge)


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Kitchen / Dining Room - large “Burgundy” style kitchen with original features of oak beams and stone fireplace. This room provides a large fully equipped kitchen area with large table and chairs, which comfortably seats 8 people, giving the ideal place for enjoying a family meal in true French style. (High chair available on request). Full range of tableware and cutlery for 8 people and extensive range of cooking equipment & utensils. Sitting Room - looking out on to the grounds of the property, this room is an excellent spot for relaxing. Original oak beams and stone fireplace with access to the first floor via the oak staircase. Selection of books / DVDs and children’s games, TV, DVD player, CD Player, IPOD docking station. Bring all your favourite DVD's to watch. The cottage is fully cleaned prior to the arrival of each guest and to a high standard. Laundry service available on request.

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