The owners of the property, New Zealand film designers Michael Kane and Glenis Foster, first visited Aupres de l’eglise many years ago and returned on numerous occasions to visit and enjoy the Champagne region. They now call it home.

You will discover this property in the small village of Oyes, in the Marias de St Gond, between Epernay and Sezanne.

Walk up the stone steps to the front door into the hallway with its original tiled floor, two bedrooms on the left and the 'hub' of the house on the right. The downstairs interior is a mix of typical French country house and unique style. The front downstairs bedroom with large windows overlooks the south facing courtyard and garden with topiary hedges, roses and shady birch trees. The kitchen/dining/living room is large and airy with the front overlooking the courtyard and garden and the back looking out to the village church for contemplative washing up!

Upstairs be surprised by the contrast; the walls have been left unadorned except for a few odd scribbles (from passed occupants). The two bedrooms, library and bathroom are partitioned by an unusual and contemporary system of shelving and bookcases. These rooms again enjoy the lovely outlook over the garden and courtyard below. Original artworks and curiosities found and collected from local markets and brocantes can be enjoyed throughout the house.

This very special property, comfortably furnished throughout with fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and generous bedrooms, is now being offered for rental and is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. The ambience and simple beauty will seep into your very soul. Everyone who comes here falls in love with it.