Au Pré du Moulin

Clamanges, Marne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)3 26 64 50 16


Peace, space, nature in the Champagne-hugged Somme valley - and home-grown, organic meals with generous French hosts. Family-perfect

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This big 1789 farmhouse deep in the country has been in the Coulmier family for two generations. Luckily, one half of the main house has been given over to guests with spacious rooms to match a child-friendly garden.

After a big breakfast of croissants, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, embark on Valérie’s village tour – a three-mile hiking path straight from the door taking in the surrounding countryside. After a day exploring there’s nothing better than the terrace for relaxing – Valérie can rustle up a traditional meal for you if you just want to kick back.

You’re in Champagne country here – the trail can be reached within 20 minutes of the house, so tick the big names off your list and meet small producers too. The town of Châlons-en-Champagne is a 20-minute drive with its museums, gardens, grand cathedral and churches. Take a cruise down the canal for an alternative view of the town.

Au Pré du Moulin - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the garden with a glass of your favourite whilst the kids run around in all that space
  • Valérie's homemade meals made with locally sourced, organic produce
  • The feeling of peace and calm that comes with being tucked away in the French countryside
Au Pré du Moulin - Gallery

You should know

  • The rooms have a country-chic vibe, so lovers of modern décor may not adore
  • You'll need a car to make the most of exploring the area

Essentials

  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
Flexible
Closed
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner with wine, €30.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €55
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
1 Suite for 4
From €90
1 Double
From €55
1 Triple
From €55

Accommodation

Reviews

We stayed here on our way to and from the Alps. A personal, warm welcome was followed by an invitation to relax and refresh ourselves after our journey. We felt really nurtured throughout. The bed was very comfortable too. Dinner was delicious and full of local and organic ingredients. Since becoming coeliac a year ago, I have been rather anxious about eating out. Some people say they understand about food being free of gluten, but don't; not so Valérie. She made buckwheat galettes for me instead of bread and when we returned on the way back, she had made a really delicious gluten free loaf.

Nicola, Frome

What a fantastic place! Amazing family room, which was enormous and very clean and cosy. Wonderful host who is so welcoming and an amazing cook using her own produce. Such a perfect spot for our stop off on the way to the Alps but wish we could have stayed longer, felt so relaxed after our stay. We will be back!

Anna, Farnham, surrey

The renovation of the inner courtyard is about to be completed to a pretty stone pavement, with lawn and a beautiful raised wooden basin with water that springs and gives life to this courtyard. For me the strengths of this guest house are the exteriors, vast and beautiful. I can easily imagine having a drink on the terrace with Valérie's breakfast of high quality, authentic and organic produce. Even the value for money is just exceptional.

Pascale, Sawday's inspector

This is the third time we have stayed with Valerie and Didier who are simply the best hosts possible. They are charming, imaginatively knowledgeable, and always at ease. Valerie provides a French country evening meal either a large, sumptuous multi course affair and what she calls a small, simpler meal which is anything but small or simple. Both choices are made with fresh ingredients in any season from her kitchen garden. Some ingredients are from local quality shops and are personally selected for guests. Didier selects the wine either or both champagne and his favorite robust reds.

Bonnie and charles, Louisville

Such a delight to find this friendly and happy place. Lovely welcome, comfy bed and a homemade tart for supper. Nice to see bio products too. Only thing missing: soap bar - not keen on pump bottles for showering! Very gracious hospitality....

Hilary, Winchester

Easy 3 hour journey from the tunnel, good stopover for journeys further south, french country chic in the rooms, extremely quiet setting. Delightful host who, given the hot weather, offered a lighter meal at a reduced price, which we accepted, and it was very good. Quiche, salad, bread, delicious regional cheeses, desert made with local plums, and wine. Tea and coffee available anytime in the dining room.

Carol, Northwich cheshire

Excellent overnight stay with a delicious table d'hôte. Our hosts were very welcoming and went out of their way to make us comfortable including toys for our little boy.

Kate, Doddington

We stayed with out two children in the family suite with adjoining rooms. We had a fantastic stay, with great rooms, friendly service, and lovely traditional food that the kids also enjoyed. Before dinner we sat in the beautiful garden with a cold beer while the kids played on the trampoline. We will definitely go back. We stayed in several nice chambres d'hotes during our holiday and this was the best.

Susan, Edinburgh

This charming property is equally good as a base for exploring Champagne as it is as a stopover to/from Calais. We chose it for the latter - it's an easy 3-hour run to the Tunnel. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome from Valérie (we did not meet Didier) - our room was very nice indeed, as was dinner in the company of French and Belgian guests. Valérie is an excellent cook who prepared a delicious 4-course dinner with vegetables and fruits sourced from her own garden. The price was good value - 30 Euros per person, wine included (and plenty of it). Thoroughly well recommended.

John, London

A genuinely lovely place with lovely hosts. Fantastic food provided by Valerie. Easy access to the heart of Champagne but off the main tourist route. Perfect!

Alister, Exeter

Only a one night stay as we travelled south. Enjoyed it very much with a lovely host. Would definitely recommend it.

James, Beccles

I loved this chambre d'hote! I knocked on the wrong door but this was not a problem for either the dog or it's owners! Neither was anything else including a request for a glass of champagne which was fulfilled after Valerie had raided her mother-in-law's cellar!This is a most welcoming place and the room and table d'hote were perfect. If we come home by this route again this is where we shall stay.

Richard, Charlbury

Delightful B&B in a tiny village in Southern Champagne. Valerie is a fabulous host. The meals were lovely and Valerie catered to my gluten free requirement. Highly recommend.

Sue, Melbourne

Our 3rd visit to this lovely Chambre d’hotes and as usual it was very welcoming with delicious food and very comfortable room.

Nicola, Deal

A very pleasant overnight stay. Comfortable room and excellent meal - Valerie is a welcoming hostess.

Peter

A very enjoyable stay, lovely bedroom and dinner and great to meet Valerie and Didier. A tip top experience!

Pippa

An utterly enjoyable experience. The rooms were very comfortable with all the things a visiting guest could possibly require - even a comb and eye cleaners! The food was delicious and having visited once it must now become a necessary stop on our period visits to Switzerland

Richard

Excellant in all respects highly recommended

Philip

Valerie made us feel very welcome. Room was charming and breakfast was excellent. dinner. Dinner was delicious and plentiful . We stayed one night on way back to Zeebrugge ferry but this place merits a longer visit.

Elinor

Valerie was a tremendously welcoming and thoughtful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.We were struck by the wide open spaces surrounding Au Pre du Moulin and loved to meet "Google"the Coulmier's enormous but very quiet and friendly Leonberger dog !


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Location

The neighbourhood

All important supplies can be found in Vertus, just a 15-minute drive away - grab yourself a bottle of the region's best to enjoy on the terrace. Slightly further is Châlons-en-Champagne if you're looking for beautiful architecture and a host of restaurants. Valérie can organise a vineyard tour with a local winery and share her top tips on L'Epine, Troyes and Reims.

Local points of interest from Valérie & Didier Coulmier

  • Breakfast from early (but not too much) to late (but not too much too...)
  • Champagne vineyards and wine tastings in Vertus, South of Cote des Blancs
  • Walking trails starting at the accomodation to discover the village and the surroundings

Introducing

Valérie & Didier Coulmier

Valérie and Didier are lovely, friendly and knowledgeable hosts. After years in the corporate world, Valérie knew she wanted a change - and this abode was born. Welcoming guests from across the world, she loves ensuring your stay is a special one.