2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate toilet, sleeps 4
- english, french
About Karen Calderwood
Born in Zimbabwe haved lived in UK, Australia and now settled in France with my husband Clive and daughter Joanna. We live in Stigny permanently. This village and its people have made us so welcome.
Karen Calderwood purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Karen Calderwood chose Stigny
La Poterne is a perfect base for all that Burgundy has to offer. The village is typical rural village no shops but all you need in the beautiful chateau village of Ancy le Franc 10 mins away.
What makes this Cottage unique
La Poterne is a beautiful charming little cottage and is separate and totally private from our main house. We are next door if you need any advice.
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A delightful property with lots of character and original features. An excellent base for exploring a very beautiful area.
Thanks hearty welcome!
We falled in loved with this place and its owner! Very quite and cute! This is right place to go If you want to have peacefull holidays with long walk, enjoying delightfull landscapes, reading and reflections. We all had a feeling like we had visited our friends or relatives instead of renting the house. Thanks Karen for that!
L, H, N & E.
Thank you Luda, Hasan, nadine and Erdel for your review and we are so pleased you got the spirit of our village
Cozy cottage in a country-side France
We greatly enjoyed our stay in La Poterne Gite in Stigny, Burgundy.
Our hostess (Karen) was very friendly and helpful. The house is very comfortable and clean. It includes all necessary amenities which made self-catering very easy and not time-consuming at all.
The house is very old, but in perfect condition, it wonderfully conveys the atmosphere of the country-side.
The house has a completely private garden and is located in a quiet and picturesque village. The neighbors are very friendly, but except for the hosts, nobody speaks English not a little bit, bear that in mind.
The village is surrounded by forest and fields, which are perfectly suited for walking. It easily reached by car, and parking is abundant.
We recommend the La Poterne to anybody who seeks to enjoy the quite magic of rural France and escape the buzz of big cities.
Thank you so much Igor for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed Burgundian experience
Peace and tranqility in the French country-side
A lovely Gite with plenty of room for a family of four (best if you are not too tall though as some doorways are 3/4 size). Easy driving distance to surrounding points of attraction including scenic local villages and great vineyards ie the town of Chablis. If you like doing your own cooking as we did, there are fabulous local markets and fresh produce vendors giving access to everything required to whip up your own provincial french feast. We visited in late May when all the fields were a sea of yellow and green from the wheat and rapeseed crops. An area I would definitely go back to and this is a beautiful little cottage to use as the 'home away from home'.
Escape to Stigny
This quaint cottage is perfect for a quiet break in the heart of Burgundy. There is easy access to places such as Auxerre, Noyers, Fontenay Abbey and Dijon. The nearest town of Ancy-le-Franc is very accessible and has all the amenities - including a very good charcuterie, boucherie and patisserie.
The house itself is small but not too cramped for a family of four. It had all the facilities that you would need, including a well-equipped kitchen and a barbecue. Stigny is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, whether by car, bike or on foot. A particular highlight was the Burgundy Canal where you can cycle for miles along the quiet towpath.
Karen was a perfect hostess - very welcoming on arrival and always available if needed. Karen took us to the village fireworks on our second evening - which our boys really enjoyed, particularly the latern walk back to the cottage afterwards. Karen also supplied us with some beautiful fresh vegetables that were from her garden, which we enjoyed immensely.
Relaxing, quiet yet close to interesting places
La Poterne in the quiet village of Stigny was an enjoyable, memorable place to stay. The stone cottage was delightful - the best room was the charming sitting room with the open fire which we lit each night. The outdoor area was also well used - a lovely sunny spot to have lunch or read, when we happened to be home. Mostly we visited many surrounding places of great interest - Montreal, Flavigny, Noyers (a must) Clamency, Vezelay, Chablis, Abbey de Pontigny, Chateau Ancy le Franc, Abbey de Fontenay, Source of the Seine, Auxerre etc. Karen, Clive and Joanna made us very welcome and were on hand to help at all times. The house was well equipped, clean and tidy and easy to live in, very comfortable. It would be great for a family with 2 children and would happily recommend it my friends. Marilyn from Melbourne Australia
Stigny is a typical and tranquil Burgundian village surrounded by breathtaking countryside and forests. Paris (3hrs drive 1hr fast train TGV Station: Montbard), close to many of the major wine producing areas such as Chablis and Beaune as well as the region of Champagne. A daily delivery van provides fresh bread to your door. 5-minute car drive takes you to the beautiful 'chateau' village of Ancy-le-Franc where you will find all facilities including supermarket, post office, bank, medical centre, butchers and delicatessen with delicious regional dishes, homemade pâtés. Not to mention the excellent restaurants for all budgets throughout the area. Explore Châteaus d'Ancy le Franc and Tanlay to name just a few. Also close to some beautiful medieval towns namely Noyers, Auxerre, Semur en Auxois and Vezelay. Abbey de Fontenay and the Prieure De Vausse, a Cistercian Priory are both worth visiting. Visit famous village Flavigny (film chocolat).
Walk or cycle the Burgundy canal.