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Romantic cottage where the nightcryer sings his song for you every evening

Bedrooms Studio
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A peaceful and quiet place in the middle of a medieval village

As part of a former winegrower’s property in the middleaged town of Turckheim, our cottage consists of a living and dining room, with kitchenette and a bedroom. It is furnished with local wooden furniture and decorated in blue and white.There is a bathroom with shower, a balcony of 12 sq.m with a dining area and two comfortable deckchairs. You also dispose of a shady terrasse and a closed parking lot. Though in the middle of the old town, the situation is exceptionally quiet. At 10 o’clock p.m., the last nightcryer in France sings his old traditional song under your bedroom window. All shops, restaurants and wine cellers are reachable within a 5 minutes walk. Turckheim is an excellent point of departure for cultural visits. Strasbourg, Freiburg and Basel are at about 65 km away.

Eric and Dorothée Douchet
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017


Turckheim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Hairdryer, soap and shower gel available.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • Only 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, 160 cm large, 2 matresses On demand: one brand new baby folding bed/cot (60 x 120 cm) with a changing table, 2 baby sleeping bags
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The price includes a final cleaning service. If the location period exceeds one week, the cottage will be cleaned and towels and bed sheets will be changed at the end of each week. In the Bathroom you will find a hairdryer, soap and shower shampoo. On demand: one brand new baby folding bed/cot (60 x 120 cm) with a changing table, 2 baby sleeping bags 2 adult bikes


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Romantic cottage where the nightcryer sings his song for you every evening
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Ein sehr schönes Ferienhäuschen mitten in der historischen Altstadt

  • 5 of 5

Der Empfang und die Betreuung während des gesamten Aufenthaltes durch die Vermieter waren sehr gut, bei auftretenden kleineren Problemchen hatten wir sofort einen Ansprechpartner. Das Häuschen selbst ist wunderschön eingerichtet, mit viel Liebe zum Detail. Hinsichtlich der Ausstattung sind keine Wünsche offen geblieben. Die Terrasse ist durch ihren blühenden Bewuchs total abgeschirmt, man ist zwar mitten in der Altstadt, aber dennoch unter sich. Der morgendliche Weg zum Bäcker ist mit maximal 2 Minuten Gehzeit überaus komfortabel. Im Ort selbst sind ausreichend gute Restaurants vorhanden, bei einigen empfiehlt sich aber eine Platzreservierung. Turckheim ist aufgrund seiner geografischen Lage ein idealer Ausgangspunkt, um das gesamte Elsass zu erkunden. Nicht vergessen zu erwähnen möchten wir den allabendlichen Besuch des Nachtwächters quasi direkt vor der Haustür. Nochmals vielen Dank an die Familie Douchet, wir werden bestimmt nochmal wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sutton, S.W. London

Number 17

  • 5 of 5

I will keep this short and sweet........................Anyone who rents this property, for whatever reason, as a base or just a quiet re-charge will NOT be dissapointed....................a lovely cottage in a lovely town in a wonderful part of France


  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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A wonderful place for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fortnight here and can honestly report that it was a really lovely place to stay, and a great base for touring the region. The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful (including the chilled local wine to greet us).

The apartment is ideal for couples, sensibly furnished and with everything you could need for a relaxing break. Whilst enjoying fine weather we ate on the balcony most days as it was so quiet and peaceful.

Turckheim is a very quiet village, but with all the amenities needed for a self-catering break. There are bigger stores in Colmar and it all made for an easy holiday. The village boulangeries sell typically delicious breads and pastries and there are a number of excellent local restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the italian restaurant on the main street.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, England

Great holiday base

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and found this very well equipped cottage an excellent base for touring the Vosges Mountains, the beautiful villages and even a corner of the Black Forest. There is some splendid walking in the area and some good restaurants within walking distance for later relaxation. We particularly liked Caveau le Chemin de Ronde - pity we couldn't eat outside on a lovely evening. Renate is a charming hostess without being pushy.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charmante maison alsacienne

  • 5 of 5

Accueil chaleureux des propriétaires très aimables et toujours disponibles, jolie maison alsacienne, tout est très propre, belle décoration, grand balcon, on s'y sent à l'aise comme chez soi. Nous avons passé deux belles semaines. Merci à Eric et Dorothée Douchet. Nous reviendrons.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup ! Nous avons à coeur que nos hôtes se sentent à l'aise dans notre gîte et qu'ils profitent au maximum de leur séjour. Et nous sommes ravis de savoir que vous reviendrez à Turckheim !
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Genau, wie beschrieben, alles was man braucht, ist vorhanden. Klein, aber völlig ausreichend.

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt, die Wohnung ist gemütlich und gut ausgestattet. Auf dem großen Balkon zu frühstücken, ist ein guter Start in den Tag. Turckheim ist ein kleiner und überschaubarer hübscher Ort mit einigen wirklich netten Restaurants, so dass man am Abend gerne im Ort bleiben kann. Colmar und die anderen sehenswerte Orte sind schnell zu erreichen. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und freundlich. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Freiburg-Basel-Mulhouse EuroAirport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Colmar (A35)
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Le Schnepf - Gaschney - Tanet
Car: recommended

Until nowadays Turckheim has conserved its middle age image.The ancient winegrower’s town is still surrounded by the 13th century town wall. All alsacian delights like its famous wines, its worldwide known “fine cuisine”, its romantic little villages, its roman churches, its hiking tracks in the mountains, all this is at your doorstep in Turckheim.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Vermietung von Samstag (ab 16 Uhr) zu Samstag (bis 10 Uhr)
KURZFRISTIG sind bei Verfügbarkeit auch Wochenendbuchungen ab 3 Nächten möglich

Location du samedi (à partir de 16 h) au samedi (jusqu'à 10h)
En cas de disponibilité de dernière minute: réservation de week-end possible à partir de 3 nuits

From saturday (after 16 p.m.) to saturday (till 10 a.m.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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