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Overview of Maison Marcks | Ay Champagne | Class & Comfort | Private courtyard

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
Balcony
TV, fireplace, stereo
TV, fireplace, stereo
TV, fireplace, stereo

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCité du Champagne8 min walk
    Popular LocationCastellane6 min drive
    Popular LocationMercier6 min drive
    AirportReims (XIZ-Champagne - Ardenne TGV Train Station)30 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1
Shower
Bath
Bathroom 2
No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Maison Marcks | Ay Champagne | Class & Comfort | Private courtyard

Adults-only holiday home in Ay
Situated on a quiet street in the heart of the old part of Ay-Champagne, Maison is very quiet, yet at a 5 minutes walk from several well-known Champagne makers (none mentioned, none forgotten), shops and restaurants. On the picturesque town square you will be able to have lunch, a coffee or sip on a glass of Champagne in the sun on one of the terraces of the cafés and bakeries.
Maison Marcks Champagne is a comfortable and exclusive home to stay in while exploring Champagne and its many legendary vineyards. It is not known which year the form of forgery was built, but the antique oak beams throughout the building date from at least the 17th century.
Tall ceilings offer a spacious and airy, yet very cozy, living space across 3 floors with 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen / dining / living room that easily accommodates 4 adults. From the living room you have access to the exclusively used inner courtyard through a large glass sliding through.

So - the house:
GROUND FLOOR
Living room with sofa group and TV, fully equipped kitchen and dining area all in an open plan setting, with a big window / sliding through facing the private courtyard.
FIRST FLOOR
Double / twin bed room with a super comfortable bed (180 x 200 cm). If required, we can make this bed into two single beds of 90 x 200 cm. This floor also has a landing to access the top floor and tiled WC / bathroom, with two sinks, shower and bathtub.
SECOND / TOP FLOOR
Sleeping suite with double bed (180 x 200 cm) with plenty of pillows, a coffee / tea station, desk and seating area all under the beamed, tall ceilings. Two rooftop windows provide gorgeous light (but can be darkened, if required).
OUTDOORS
Private courtyard with seating area under roof, by the open fire place. This is a quiet and wonderfully lush space where you can enjoy your wonderful any-hour-of-the-day-glass-of-champagne.

If you want to go exploring Epernay and its famous Avenue de Champagne, you are only a 15 mins bike ride away (two bikes provided in the house) or 5 mins by car. From the train station of Aÿ (which is less than 10 mins walk through town) you can easily access both Epernay (4 mins train ride) and Reims (23 mins train ride).
You can reach Aÿ from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport via train (TGV to Champagne-Ardennes in 29 mins and then train via Reims to Aÿ - total travel time is just under 1½ hours).

PARKING
There is a parking lot across the street with 8 parking spots (there are always spots available) or else, parking is free in the whole town of Aÿ, so outside parking close to the house is always available.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Paper towels

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard House Ay
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard House
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Ay Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard House
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard House
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class & Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard House
Maison Marcks Ay Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class & Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Ay Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Ay Champagne Class & Comfort Private Courtyard Ay
Maison Marcks Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Old Town Aÿ Class Comfort Private Courtyard
Maison Marcks Ay Champagne Class Comfort Private Courtyard

About this area

Ay

This holiday home is located in Ay. Moet et Chandon and Champagne (region) are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park and Les Faux de Verzy. Take some time off to enjoy the winery tours and health/beauty spas in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cité du Champagne - 8 min walk
  • Perrier Jouet - 6 min drive
  • Castellane - 6 min drive
  • Mercier - 6 min drive
  • Avenue de Champagne - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Reims Ay Station - 11 min walk
  • AirportParis (XCR-Chalons-Vatry) - 52 min drive

Restaurants

  • Chez Max - 4 min drive
  • Les grains d'argent - 5 min drive
  • La Cloche - 5 min drive
  • Le Chapon Fin - 5 min drive
  • Le Sardaigne - 5 min drive
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5/5 Excellent

Perfect experience
Renting this property was on of the best experiences we’ve had on Home Away/VRBO. The home is beautiful, clean, organized, and very stylish. Right in the heart of Ay, we were able to walk everywhere in Ay. One word of caution, if you have any mobility issues, the curved stairs may be difficult to manage. But we had no problems whatsoever and we’re quite happy with the charm of this beautiful home. Communicating with a Helena was so easy and she was so kind and attentive. That says, we had little to discuss, as she detailed instructions perfectly and clearly. Her recommendations for shopping, taxis and restaurants was spot on, and we felt well hosted. If she will have us again, we will return at our first opportunity!

5/5 Excellent

Quaint experience in Champagne
This was such an amazing property. It was sooo clean and spacious with large bedrooms and comfortable beds. Helena, our host was so wonderful to work with... she thought of everything including a few snacks for road-weary travellers and of course, a complimentary bottle of champagne to welcome us! The town of Ay is so quaint with narrow streets and beautiful old architecture. And the champagne houses are numerous and walking distance from the home. Just be sure to book dinner reservations at the ONLY restaurant in town or you will be disappointed. A simple call the night before should be fine but if they are full, there really is no where else to go. Thankfully for our night, the town of Epernay was a short 15 min drive and we had a great experience at La Parisienne restaurant and managed to pick up a few groceries as well. If you are coming to the area, we would highly recommend the tour at Moët & Chandon. We would also recommend checking the schedules for any champagne houses you might want to visit as many are closed on the weekend (even Saturdays) - we unfortunately missed out on Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin as they were closed the day we were leaving. We had such a wonderful time and would highly recommend this Helena, her home and the area to anyone! Thanks for hosting us!

5/5 Excellent

A gem in Ay
This place was everything advertised, and more. The house itself is very clean with a fully loaded kitchen to suit all cooking needs. Beds are very comfortable and the courtyard out back is a bonus, and an outstanding place for a champagne cocktail hour. What really made it special is all the little extras that Helena has included from coffee, tea, snacks and even a welcoming bottle of champagne! Outstanding! Location is also perfect - walking distance to more champagne tasting (and tour) places than you could ever fit in a week+. I recommend a drive up into the small villages north of Ay too...that was a highlight. We went to Epernay too, which was nice, but nothing compared to the charm of Ay. Communication with the owner is very efficient with all messages being answered immediately. An excellent host! Thanks again Helena for an amazing stay!! Would love to make a return visit some day. A bientot!!

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