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

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Frénois Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Frédéric Dansert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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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 Dijon area

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...


based on 52 traveler reviews

The Cube is a very private spot for an unforgettable experience by the riverside
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 70 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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 Frédéric
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A little piece of paradise

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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 Frédéric
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Unforgettable experience at The Cube!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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 :) Yours. Frédéric
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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. Frédéric.
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  • 5 of 5

Cela commence par la rapidité de la réponse lors de la réservation et l'ensemble des informations fournies avant l'arrivée

Une fois sur place, tout correspond aux attentes ...

Frédéric nous accueille avec toute sa cordialité et sa passion pour ses " enfants" Le Cube et La Cabane

Le Cube a été agencé avec réflexion et décoré avec goût, les matériaux sont de qualité, la réalité est supérieure aux photos, compte tenu de l'intelligence de l'agencement ont se sent très à l'aise dans le Cube

Rien n'y manque y compris les produits de base, tous les appareils d'électroménager sont présents et de qualité et la literie très confortable

L ´ emplacement du Cube est parfaitement situé le long de l'Ignon dans lequel on peut apercevoir des truites...du Cube à la tombée de la nuit on peut apercevoir des biches, tout en entendant, si c'est l'époque, le brame du cerf au loin....

La situation géographique permet de rayonner sur le nord bourgogne, une multitudes de sites à visiter à moins d'une heure de route

Tout au long du sejour, Frédéric est d'une attention totale mais discrète à l'égard de ses hôtes

Le Cube est une expérience unique dont on peut profiter sans modération ...

Merci encore à Frédéric d'avoir été au bout de ses idées pour réaliser ce havre de paix

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Une grande et belle émotion m'envahie ce matin en lisant votre appréciation, la cinquantième sur Abritel pour la quatrième saison du Cube ! MERCI. Et quelle appréciation !!! Cela me conforte et m'encourage à toujours faire mieux. Le tourisme, recevoir, partager... Ma passion ! En cette quatrième année, je viens de recevoir, pour votre confort, un nouveau canapé convertible de chez Gautier de très grande qualité, aussi bien pour son assise, que pour dormir si vous êtes 4 personnes. Un nouveau lit 160X200, arrivera dans quelques semaines, pour plus de confort. C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous ouvre les portes de mon petit coin de paradis en Bourgogne toute l'année. J'en profite pour vous remercier toutes et tous, car depuis le début de cette belle aventure, c'est juste du bonheur, la saison 2016 est juste fantastique, comme les autres d'ailleurs ! A bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures... Frédéric.
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Un dépaysement !

  • 5 of 5

Un dépaysement !

Cher Frédéric

Nous sommes probablement les clients les plus difficiles à satisfaire ayant nous même une activité similaire dans un registre beaucoup plus grand. (La Tour de Labergement)

Et malgré ces 20 m², tu as su nous étonner et même plus !

Chaque recoin et chaque détail de ce petit nid sur l'eau en font une "cabane" plus que dépaysant.

Merci encore pour cette belle expérience, à recommander sans modération bien sûr…..

Brigitte et Hervé

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brigitte, Hervé, Ce fût un grand plaisir de vous recevoir dans la Cabane du Pont de l'Ignon, en voisin et amis. Le château est situé à seulement 3km du Cube et de la Cabane, dans la vallée de l'Ignon. C'est ça le Tourisme, partager, échanger nos hôtes, faire découvrir de nouvelles et belles adresses... J'en profite pour recommander ce lieu sublime pour vos vacances ou votre mariage. La Cabane du Pont de l'Ignon a déjà été réservée par vos hôtes cet été.... Et c'est pas fini ! Merci Brigitte et Hervé pour ce très beau témoignage, qui me va droit au coeur. Frédéric.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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!


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!


Rates & Availability

Frénois Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Moyenne saison 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Moyenne saison
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Haute saison
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Moyenne saison
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Les tarifs sont toutes charges comprises, (Eau, électricité, chauffage, taxes de séjour, linge de maison, draps en lin ou percale, jacuzzi, ménage de fin de séjour), pas de mauvaises surprises !

Séjours 3 nuitées minimum en basse et moyenne saison, au tarif de 450,00 euros valable pour 2 pers.

Tarifs à la semaine :
moyenne saison : 790 euros la semaine pour 2 pers / 895 euros pour 3 pers / 1000 euros pour 4 pers
Haute saison : 990 euros pour 2 pers / 1095 euros pour 3 pers / 1200 euros pour 4 pers
Pas de supplément pour les animaux.

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Frénois Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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.

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