Our gite 'Tournesol' is a converted barn built in the last century.
During its conversion from barn to holiday retreat we kept the lovely oak beams and the sturdy stone walls and turned it into a bright and sunny place.
We furnished it with great finds & treasures from our trips to the brocante markets and dosed it with comfort & charm.
Our barn became a true country retreat - a place where one feels at home.
The gite had two large double bedrooms ( one with a crib) and one large children's bed- and playroom with toys, games and books!
The living room has a comfortable seating area with sofa's, a lazy chair, a woodstove, television, wifi and hifi.
The open kitchen has a large extendable table & 8 chairs and a high chair. All mod coms are present; a gas cooker with six burners, a large fridge with freezer compartment and a dish washer.
The bathroom has a shower, two wash basins, a washing machine and dryer.
The toilet is separate from the bathroom.
The barn was built against a slope. The living room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms are at garden level - from the balcony at the back you enter the large (600m2) garden.
The garden has a sunny terrace shaded by cherry trees; table & chairs, parasol & BBQ.
The wooden ( above ground) swimming pool is child safe when the acces ladder is removed.
The wooden cabin holds more garden furniture and plenty of swimming pool toys and as it happens children love to play house in the wood cabin....
Of course you would like to build a camp fire in the evenings...logs are there just for the taking.
And suppose there is just the two of you... the house , though large, still feels homely and snug.
If you would like more information on 'Tournesol', please, feel free to contact us.
Zugang für Gäste
The gite is separate from the former farm and has its own front door.
The garden and swimming pool are for your exclusive use.
'Tournesol' is large enough to hold two families ( family or friends) and we'll give you two sets of keys so you can be independant of each other.
Interaktion mit Gästen
During the summer months we live ourselves at our campingsite ' la Jonquille' just outside the village of Hurecourt.
In winter we would be your neighbours as we live next door.
We are always close by to help out, don't hesitate to phone us if you need help & advise.
We're happy to phone for a reservation at a restaurant, a taxi or organise tickets for an event!
A list of useful phone numbers & adresses is part of the inventory at the gite so you're all set to go if your French is up to it.
Weitere wichtige Infos
The gite is only for rent by the week in July and August ( from Saturday to Saturday)
Other rental periods is possible for 2 night or more.
We'd like you to use and care for 'Tournesol' as if it was your own.
If something breaks down we would like to know immediately so we can replace/repair it.
Most times its just wear & tear and easily fixed or replaced with no extra cost involved.
You're welcome to bring up to 2 pets, the garden is completly enclosed.
However, we do expact you to hoover daily!
The swimming pool is cared for by us and we'll check it regulary.
Our life motto is 'carpe diem'
We are a Dutch couple and have lived happily in France since 1992.
Apart from our gite 'Tournesol' we also run a small green campsite
'la Jonquille' just outside the village of Hurecourt.
We love the interaction with our guests from all over the world and make sure they're having a goog time in our gite and in our beautiful region of the Haute-Saône.
We also like to travel with our small camper : discovering other countries, meeting people and absorbing other cultures.
Herman is a qualified teacher of archery to children and adults.
He also loves photography.
Jacqueline loves being outdoors : gardening, running, walking Gitan the dog, drawing and painting...and when the weather is not up to it : reading!