Les Pommiers

Dancevoir, Haute-Marne
+44 (0)1935 321101
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17th-century stone house in a peaceful village surrounded by forest & wildlife. Morning pastries & evening drinks at the bar a stroll away


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Saturday
Check out
10am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Dogs welcome, £50.
1 November to 30 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £900
1 House for 10
From £1305 bedrooms


Much love has obviously been poured into this characterful property over the years. The huge collection of books, toys and games, not to mention the beautiful and spacious walled garden, kept us all so well occupied that the delights of the surrounding region will have to wait for another visit. Dancevoir is remote, so the village shop was very welcome. Numerous well-maintained bikes of all sizes are ideal for exploring the local area. We didn’t miss a swimming pool, thanks to the paddling pool and the thick stone walls of the house which kept the inside wonderfully cool. A relaxing retreat!

Stella, Zurich

Sumptuous accommodation both inside and out, with an enclosed garden, paddling pools, trampoline and ping pong in the barn - making it perfect for our families to have bags of space and fun. Long lazy lunches in the garden for the grown ups, a quietly interesting village to explore on bikes, out to the swimming hole and further afield to the delights of the Cremant vineyards, and much more besides in Troyes. Very much hoping to return!

Fiona, Norwich

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The neighbourhood

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