Burgundy/Champagne, tranquil house in quiet village, secluded walled garden
- english, french
About Nicola Jackman
Nicola is a Newzealander, Nick was born in St.Albans. We live in Twickenham and have two daughters currently at college/university. We are both musicians and love gardening and walking/cycling.Nick has a passion for apples.
Nicola Jackman purchased this House in 2010
Why Nicola Jackman chose Dancevoir
We bought the house in a completely unplanned way having received an email about it being for sale from the previous owner. We totally fell in love with the house with its huge fireplaces and beams and the peaceful garden with apple trees. Nicola loves the open spaces in France which remind her of New Zealand.
What makes this House unique
It is the peace and quiet we love, being able to sit in the sunny courtyard even in October and eat breakfast in the sunshine.You can often hear the sound of nuthatches and woodpeckers. The area is perfect for walking and cycling because the roads and tracks are so free from traffic. We love the cycle to the next village (Lignerolles) where there is a great picnic spot by the river, or if it is hot cycle to the swimming hole at the other end of the village.
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A very nice property in a pretty village
We enjoyed our stay in Dancevoir. The Bar/Tabac has a shop for bread and croissant in the mornings and a good supermarket is only 10 mins or so away. We visited Dijon, Chaumont and Troyes which we have had overnight stays at in transit in previous holidays so it was good to have time to explore.
There are some nice walks around the village on quiet roads and paths but my grand daughter may not have appreciated them as much with the intention to get her to sleep!
Excellent Little Holiday
The place was even better than the pictures. We stayed in Dancevoir one week in June and it was really nice. The house was great, we had enough space and then some for five adults and three kids. The kitchen was our favorite place. The garden was amazing. The bikes, the swimming hole, the food, the wine, the quiet, the stars at night... The instructions were very helpful, the host was one call away. There was not a single thing about our stay that did not meet our expectations. Thank you Nick and Nicola.
P.S. There was a stationary radar on the way to the supermarket, so, people, do not speed;)))
Large house, full of authentic French charm in a good location with a lovely orchard garden.
This large house was well equipped, in fact so well eqipped we had a job finding storage space for our own provisions! Excellent parking and in a very good location. The large garden was lovely and private. Lots of things to see and do in the area. There was a spiral wooden staircase up to the living room up so people with mobility issues may find this a problem. We loved our stay in this lovely old house.
A fabulous location and house with superb facilities - exceeded our expectations by far
We have just returned from a two week stay at Les Pommiers and have had a wonderful holiday. The property is located in a beautiful village in the Haute Marne region which was a tranquil and unspoilt area that we have just discovered. The property was superbly kitted out with everything we could have wished for to accommodate all 9 of us staying with ages ranging from 3 to 68 years old. The bikes provided allowed the children to cycle all over the village and area without concern, frequently wild swimming in the local water holes which was a favourite activity. The garden of the house was stunning and we ate outside for every meal each day. We picked apples from the trees and ate tomatoes and squash from the garden too. The wildlife in the area was abundant from birds of prey to deer and foxes to lots of swallows and butterflies in the garden. Local areas of interest are easily accessible nearby, we especially enjoyed Langres despite the 37 degree heat that day and the Lake Liez nearby with its giant inflatable. We could not have wished for a better holiday home and thank you to the owners who made the whole experience a fabulous one. We were not ready to return home!
11 of us from 3 to 75. we had a wonderful time...plenty of space/ bathrooms...large garden full of butterlies very appreciated by all....only downside..long way to go for shopping
Dear Angela , thanks for your feedback. So glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the garden! For shopping we try to support the village shop when possible, it's nice to be able to stroll down for a baguette or some pastries. For a supermarket shop we recommend the Intermarche at Chateauvillain which is a 15 minute drive.
Where to start with Les Pommiers ? From the outset booking was easy and Nicola & Nick were so helpful and friendly, answering my many questions quickly and in detail. The house itself is fantastic, and if anything bigger than the pictures would have you believe. It is warm & welcoming and really well equipped. We were lucky enough to be able to enjoy an early evening BBQ one night but other times were spent at the large table enjoying large family prepared meals which is an invaluable experience. The garden is beautiful and full of interesting nooks and crannies but still able to be enjoyed by children & adults alike.
As a family from ages 8-82, including three teenagers, we all loved our stay here. The house is spacious enough for a party to be able to enjoy their own space but also to come together socially.
It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and the effort that Nicola & Nick have put into this house is obvious and creates a distinct feeling of 'home' and relaxation as soon as you walk through the door.
We will be back !
Dear Grant, thank you for taking the time to write about your holiday at Les Pommiers. I am delighted that you had a lovely time with family and that you found the house warm. We recently had an Esse wood burning cooker installed in the kitchen and this makes it nice and cosy!
Best wishes from Nicola and Nick
The area is superb for walking and cycling on the quiet roads and forest tracks. If you have never visited eastern France you will be amazed by the lack of traffic which means it is safe for the whole family to cycle. If you love wild flowers, orchids, birds and soft undulating hills and valleys you will not be disappointed. There is a wonderful serene silence in the forests which make up a significant part of the landscape. In the summer there are good opportunities to swim in either lakes or swimming holes in the nearby rivers.
As well as enjoying the countryside there are splendid old towns such as Langres with it's fortifications, Chattillon sur Seine which has a beautiful hilltop church where St Benedict had a chapel.
Of course wine is important and there are nearby vineyards where you should not miss tasting the local 'cremant' which cannot be called champagne but drinks very easily at a fraction of the cost! The house is close to the Champagne region so makes a good base for visiting the Champagne trail.