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The Cube is a very private spot for an unforgettable experience by the riverside

Frénois, France
  • Cottage538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

50 sq.m gîte, separate WC, shower room, sleeps 2/4, on 6,000 sq.m of property

35 minutes north-west of Dijon, not far from the site of the Battle of Alesia, close to major European cities. Come re-energise in a charming gîte with “no kill' fishing in a truly charming setting. Frédéric Dansert offers a lovely stay in a new house made from a wooden framework of eco-friendly wood. It is modern and on stilts, with 4-star rating from Côte d'Or tourism. It was designed by the 'Ar-tek' architect collective and overlooks the Ignon, 1st class river, right beside a 19th century mill. Sports enthusiasts, couples or families can enjoy nature, the cuisine, and the Grands Crus vineyards and discover what the Burgundy region has to offer. Escape for a moment.

One of the benefits of Pont de la Roche Gîte is that from your bed, at dawn, you can watch nature awaken on the edge of a small, authentic river. An observation window was installed for this reason.

From spring the cottage will be equipped with a jacuzzi Green in the wood fire for a moment zen...

Stay for three nights, week, or longer for unforgettable memories.

A unique, magical place and an extraordinary gîte.

Three nights minimum : 450 euros

Sleeps 2-4 people, with terrace, parking spaces, Wi-Fi, TV, TNT and telephone.

Free 'no kill' fishing in a private zone, 1st class river with brown trout, common minnows, common dace, etc. Fly-fishing or casting.

Sometimes you may need your national fishing card.

Children under 12 do not need a card.

Come fish as a family! Please, visit our website.



Frédéric Dansert

Member Since 2013
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Frédéric Dansert

Former 'G.O.' at Club Med, who loves nature, welcoming people and tourism. I am delighted to open my doors to you in my little corner of paradise. Welcome the Cube !

Frédéric Dansert purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Frédéric Dansert chose Frénois

Pont de la Roche Gîte is located in the heart of the Burgundy region, on a 6,000 sq.m property beside the Ignon, a 1st class river next to la Roche mill, a family property where I spent part of my childhood. It is a romantic place in a truly charming environment. Today, it is a real pleasure for me to be able to share this magical place with you! Perfect for nature lovers, relaxation, fishing, bird watching and wildlife sightings. In addition, the region is full of historical monuments (MuséoParc Alesia, Fontenay abbey, Val des Choues abbey, Saint-Seine abbey, the Château de Bussy-Rabutin, washhouses, medieval villages, source of the Seine, source of the Ignon, source of la Coquille, the vase of VIX, the Hospices of Beaune, and do not forget the Grands Crus vineyards of Burgundy). Enjoy nature, cuisine and the Grands Crus vineyards and discover what the Burgundy region has to offer.

What makes this Cottage unique

Advantages: Fly-fishing or casting in an authentic fishing zone, the Ignon, 1st class river. Relax, re-energise, do nothing, discover and watch animals. From your bed, you can wake up at dawn and observe nature: wild ducks, grey herons or white egrets, and if you know how to stay still, from springtime on, you might be able to spot a black stork with a red beak. At dusk, just before dinner, you can take a walk and watch deer, foxes and squirrels. In autumn, I will organize a nocturnal tour for you to hear the call of the deer. You can also relax at the source on a beach chair, with a book in your hand, while watching the dance of the brown trout. In the low and mid-seasons, I suggest that you stay at least 3 nights so you can fully enjoy this charming spot. For unforgettable memories...


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • 15 sq.m bedroom with 140x190 cm bed (high quality bedding), closet and art deco dresser. High quality sheets and duvet provided. Beds made upon arrival.


      • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        Walk-in shower and separate WC.
      • toilet
      • Bathroom with walk-in shower attached to bedroom.

      Location Type

        • River
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable and practical sofa bed for 4 people.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, duvets, pillows, towels, linen.
                    • Heating
                      High-quality electric, living room, bedroom, shower.
                    • Parking
                      Natural on site.
                    • Telephone
                      Free incoming calls and possibility to buy calling cards.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Per person: 1 50x100 cm towel, 1 70x140 cm bath sheet, 1 flannel. 100% cotton.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Oven
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso Magimix M 200 coffee machine- a small selection of capsules are provided, but you can bring your own.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen in the living area with a 140x190 cm, high-quality sofa bed, which opens and closes extremely quickly. A table and 4 chairs. A coffee table.
                        • Microwave
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Raclette Machine
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Glass-ceramic (4)
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Living/dining room, living area, table for 4 to 6 people and 140x190 cm sofa bed.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A small selection of books is available.
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen television


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Two mountain bikes plus a bike for a 10-year-old child.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A 12 sq.m terrace overlooking the river and has access to the garden with a table and 4 chairs.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      A 6,000 sq.m garden beside the river has been left to grow naturally.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A charcoal barbecue, to be used away from the house.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Fishing gîte with a few fishing rods available.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • walking

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • Magimix M 200 coffee machine- a small selection of capsules is provided, but feel free to bring your own. Note, you will probably need to bring boots.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 6:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  57 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The Cube - A Wonderful place to stay with a chance of great fly fishing on "your" own private river

                                                                  Clive E.

                                                                  We stayed at the cube in September 2016. It is an incredible place to stay.

                                                                  Everyone will mention how peaceful it is, how stylishly designed, how well equipped it is, how close you get to nature that live around it and how relaxing the Cube is.

                                                                  It is all that and much more. From the Cube you can explore the wonderful Burgundian landscapes, medieval hill top villages and towns, the city of Dijon, and the wine region of Burgundy. You can eat in wonderful restaurants, purchase some of the best wine in the world or you can just sit, relax and watch the world go by.

                                                                  The river is the jewel in the crown of the Cube. For those that like to sit on the deck and watch the world go by there is a chance that you will miss wonderful things. Take a short walk up the river and watch the fish and crayfish as they go about there daily lives. Wander down and watch the chub and trout as they feed and a little further down and watch the otters. Stand still and quiet and wait for the kingfisher to come streaming by. Around the mill you will see the dippers going about their daily lives.

                                                                  Take a fly fishing rod, there is marvelous “catch and release” fishing here, lots of species to target, none of which are easy to catch, but it is great fun trying. I loved wandering the banks of my own "private" section of this wonderful river. A wander with the fly rod, then back for supper on the deck (with a bottle of local red wine) is one of my memories of the Cube

                                                                  Frederic is a wonderful host. His Cube is superb so I would suggest that you book early so that you are not disappointed – we waited had to try twice to get our booking.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  One more beautiful review, thank you so much, what a nice Cube description !

                                                                  I am very happy that you appreciated the Cube, the region, the river and relax on the deck.

                                                                  It will be a pleasure to see you again in my little Burgundy paradise.

                                                                  Fourth season and always wonderful review... My pleaser !

                                                                  Let us continue together so for long years !

                                                                  If you can, of course it's better to book as early as possible your stay !

                                                                  One more thanks


                                                                  A little piece of paradise

                                                                  Amrita N.Bonn

                                                                  The Cube is a delightful place to spend a few peaceful days: extremely comfortable, private, quiet, and has all basic amenities that one would need. The view is gorgeous and the neighboring villages are picturesque with friendly people and the countryside is idyllic. Frederic is very hospitable host and I'm sorry we could not spend more time with him. We look forward to returning for a longer stay.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Amrita, Thank you so much for your lovely review, I' m so happy, you like the Cube !

                                                                  It will be a pleaser to see you again for a longer stay in Burgundy.

                                                                  My best


                                                                  Unforgettable experience at The Cube!

                                                                  Kamolporn T.

                                                                  An unforgettable experience at The Cube!

                                                                  The accommodation was one of a kind with the breathtaking view. The river in front of the house was beyond lovely, we loved waking up to this memorable view and the sound of the water. The house was comfortable with fully equipped kitchen and everything, a good location to explore around Burgundy and its legendary wineries.

                                                                  More than the great place that we stayed in, the host, Mr. Frederic, was one of the nicest hosts one can meet along their travel journey. He was so nice and very attentive to take care of any problems or questions that we had.

                                                                  We had an awesome time at The Cube and would love to go back again soon!

                                                                  Merci Mr. Frederic!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your lovely review, my pleaser to make you discover my region and visit the wine cellars :)

                                                                  I keep a wonderful remember of your stay in the Cube, thank you for all...

                                                                  Pleaser to see you again in my paradise :)




                                                                  Roger J.

                                                                  This is our kind of holiday made perfect. Frederic and his family are the best hosts in the world. They pass on their love and enthusiasm for this magic spot in every way possible. The Cube is warm bright and fresh with the sounds of water and nature all around. Some lovely drives and walks nearby. So many pretty and historic villages, museums and chateaux to visit. We have never seen such crisp, clean light all around as in the rolling countryside of Bourgogne.

                                                                  Claire and Roger, Perth Australia.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much Claire and Roger, for your kind appreciation, it was a real pleasure to meet you. No... We are not the best hosts in the world !!! we just try to do our best for you :) What a real pleasure to receive the world in Burgundy has Frénois !!!

                                                                  One more thanks and see you again soon or our friends in the CUBE.


                                                                  Superbe ilôt de calme

                                                                  josselin C.

                                                                  Très bel endroit, isolé, calme, hyper confortable, avec la forêt juste à côté et le clapotis de la rivière à nos pieds. Le cube est tout confort, tout (bien) équipé, on a passé d'excellentes vacances en famille. Avec un super accueil 5 étoiles aussi, merci Frédéric. Mention supplémentaire pour le petit bouillon chaud le soir quand il fume sous les étoiles.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Bonjour et merci pour ce très beau témoignage de votre séjour dans le Cube !

                                                                  J'ai eu un grand plaisir à vous recevoir et partager mon coin de paradis en Bourgogne.

                                                                  Au plaisir de vous revoir pour de nouvelles aventures dans une autre saison.

                                                                  Frédéric Dansert.

                                                                  Wunderschön gelegen

                                                                  Kaspar S.

                                                                  Sehr sauberes, genau den Beschreibungen entsprechendes Haus, schön eingerichtet, gut ausgestattete Küche, extrem idyllisch gelegen. Man kann im Bach oder im hotpot baden. Sehr freundlicher und angenehmer Vermieter. Wir waren da mit zwei Kleinkindern, da muss man natürlich entsprechend vorsichtig sein mit dem Flüsschen.

                                                                  Wir haben es sehr genossen!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Merci beaucoup pour votre très beau témoignage de votre séjour dans le Cube.

                                                                  Au plaisir de vous revoir pour de nouvelles aventures.



                                                                  Frénois, France

                                                                  In the village of Frénois (800 m away), Samuel Drouot makes excellent foie gras and other duck specialities. Please, visit our website. Natura 2000: ravine forest at the tufaceous source of the Ignon river. Please, visit our website. 'In'Forest' tree climbing park in Messigny and Vantoux. Salives golf course: 9 holes in the woods. Jacques Laffitte golf course: 18 holes in Dijon. Tour the washhouses of Pays de Saint Seine. Information: Saint-Seine-l' Abbaye tourist board. Please, visit the Pays Seine-et-Tilles in Bourgogne website. It is very interesting! Loisirs Off Road: all terrain centre. Please, send us an e-mail. Visit the Alesia website to relive history! Please, visit the Fontenay abbey website. Please, e-mail the Chateau-de-Bussy. Please, visit the Trésor de VIX website. Please, visit the Val des Choues abbey website. Please, visit the Flavigny-Alesia estate website! Restaurants: Hotel de la Poste in Saint Seine l' Abbaye La roussotte in Léry Côté rivière in Is-sur-Tille Le Cheval Blanc in Is-sur-Tille Les Sabots de Vénus in Bure les Templiers Bakeries in Moloy and Lamargelle Chevallot butcher shop in Lamargelle Theatre/Shows/Variety shows in Salives Ask for the 2013 program!


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Les tarifs sont calculés toutes charges comprises, (Eau, électricité, chauffage, taxes de séjour, linge de maison, draps, Spa bain chaud, ménage de fin de séjour), pas de mauvaises surprises ! Tarifs 2018 spécifiques pour 2 pers 2 nuitées 440 euros BS 2 nuitées 480 euros MS 3 nuitées 660 euros BS/MS 4 nuitées 760 euros BS/MS Option 15 euros/pers/petit déjeuner 35 euros/pers/formule gourmande froide (produits du terroir) Tarif pour la Saint Valentin nuit du 14 au 15 février 450 euros TTC formule VIP Spa, petit déjeuner, formule gourmande et 1/2 bouteille de Champagne Albert Beerens.

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