Les Pommiers | Self-catering house in Haute-Marne | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

It looks like you are using a web browser that we no longer support. Please update to a modern browser to improve your general internet experience on our site as well as others.

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).


Les Pommiers - Self-catering house in Haute-Marne

Last cache: 06:17:43, Friday 20 October 2017

84 Rue de Verdun, 52210 Dancevoir, Haute-Marne
Champagne - Ardenne, France

Nicholas Jackman

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)2034 907775(landline)

+44(0)07870 192599(mobile)

Holiday home just right for all generations - kids play and dogs run free in the walled garden while adults sip wine on the sunny terrace

Pack the house with family, friends or a bunch of musicians and relax contentedly in the sleepy Aube valley. Les Pommiers, with its distinctive little tower, is in a row of old houses in quiet Dancevoir. UK-based owners Nicola and Nick have filled it with lovely French furniture, pretty vintage bedspreads and musical touches; the homely kitchen/diner has all you need to cook on wood burning range or electric cooker. Upstairs is a comfy sitting room with splendid grand piano (available on request) - it's an airy space where violin teacher Nicola brings her string quintet to rehearse. Bedrooms are upstairs, downstairs or in a quirky converted henhouse with low doorway; they share three bathrooms including a whizzy shower room in the barn. Sit in the lawned garden, pick apples, pears and plums in season - swings, trampoline, ping pong and paddling pool keep youngsters happy. Borrow bikes or walk to a water hole to swim; for supplies try the village shop, or drive 15 minutes to two small towns for more choice. Champagne is in reach for bubbly tastings; for a spot of French history visit Charles de Gaulle's home village.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Nicholas Jackman:

Local points of interest from
Nicholas Jackman:

  • Les pommiers is a 17th century stone house in a quiet village called Dancevoir which nestles in the forested valley of the Aube river in rural Eastern France. If you are looking for great walking or cycling along quiet roads or forests tracks this is it!
  • The peaceful walled garden is mostly orchard with lovely old apple and quetsche/plum trees which give shade and fruit in season! It's a great place to retire with a book and a glass of the local Crémant. The kids should be happy with swings and trampoline.
  • The house is well placed to explore historic towns such as the nearby medieval town of Langres ,or spend a day exploring Dijon, Troyes or Beaune. Why not visit Renoir's house at Essoyes, Chateaux at Dinteville or Tanlay or the wonderful Abbey at Fontenay
  • Stroll down to the village shop to pick up pastries or have a drink at the bar with the locals where Friday night is pizza night. Jump in the car and follow the route de Crémant,visit Chablis, drive north for champagne, head south for Burgundian reds!
  • For musicians the upstairs salon is a great space for a string quartet and the lovely old Pleyel grand piano is available on request. For nature lovers the wild flowers and orchids are lovely, hear the owls, woodpeckers, nuthatch and nightingale if lucky
  • For keeping cool walk or cycle to good local swimming holes in the river, great for picnics or drive to one of the lakes at Langres which have beaches. There is tennis in the village, golf, horse riding ,fishing and kayaking are all available near by
Points of interest

Guest feedback

Have you visited Les Pommiers?

Tell us your thoughts.


  • 1 House for 10
Price:(i) £550 to£825 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.


Restaurants 15-minute drive.


1 November to 30 March.


84 Rue de Verdun, 52210 Dancevoir, Haute-Marne

Self-catering Les Pommiers (self-catering)
House ~ 3 doubles, 2 twins; 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room
Price: (i) £ 550 to £ 825 per week

Nicholas Jackman

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)2034 907775(landline)

+44(0)07870 192599(mobile)