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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018


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
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • 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 44 reviews

A welcoming stay in an ideal place

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this cottage in Turckheim. We enjoyed it, as a place to stay, every bit as much as the first time.

The cottage is outfitted with everything a person could want for a week stay: plenty of room for two, plenty of electronics, an excellent wifi, , laundry facilities, and all of the cooking equipment a person could wish for. Not that a lot of cooking is required given the restaurants, food shops and bakeries available within easy walking distance.

The owners are pleasantly personable and helpful, and are easily available. They speak excellent English, although English is the exception rather than the rule in local shops.

Turckheim is a lovely, small town and it makes an excellent base for exploring nearby villages. We visited in September when there are wine festivals and markets. We can wholeheartedly recommend the cottage, Turckheim, and the region.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Roz, Thank you for your kind comments on our little cottage! We do our best in order for our guests to feel comfortable and have a nice and quiet stay in Alsace. Turckheim is a great place to discover: it has still the romantic touch of alsacian medieval villages. We hope we will see you again another time in Turckheim! Kind regards Eric and Dorothée Douchet
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Our stay in Turckeim.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Dorothée and Eric were very warm and welcoming. Everything about the cottage was carefully explained and we were given lots of ideas about places to visit in the town and locally. We visited some very attractive towns and loved Colmar.

We received a generous welcome pack and were told about the Turckheim wine cooperative. We especially enjoyed our pretty balcony where we had breakfast each day, having popped around the corner for our croissants. Other times we were happy to sit there reading and watching the birds (including storks). It is very quiet and peaceful apart from around 10.30 pm when you are likely to be entertained by the night watchman!

There are lotsof restaurants in Turckheim so it was great not to have to drive anywhere in the evenings to eat. Thank you very much Eric and Dorothée, we had a wonderful holiday,

Valmai and Paul McConnell

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth, We are glad to know that you had a pleasant stay in our little cottage! This is actually our first priority: we want you to feel a bit like "home" when you stay in Turckheim, and we're very happy to receive so many positive feedbacks from our guests!! We feel very lucky too to have such nice and interesting people coming to our place. Thank you again for your comment! We hope we will see you again in Alsace! Kind regards Dorothée and Eric
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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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sutton, S.W. London

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  • 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: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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: June 2008
  • Source: 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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