Les Pommiers

Dancevoir, Haute-Marne

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


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights, 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
1 November to 30 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
1 House for 10
From £795 bedrooms


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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