The guesthouse

12 people

7 beds

2 bathrooms

The ‘Pigeonnier’ (French for dovecote, or pigeon house) is a fully furnished holiday home ranked 4 epis (the premium rank by Gites de France, the French holiday rentals label), set in the region of Haute-Marne, the countryside where the sources, rivers, lakes and forest is abundant. The guesthouse can accommodate up to 14 people, according to your needs.

As you step in, you discover a cosy open plan living area with a wood burning stove and comfy sofas  as well as a long wooden table for unforgettable diners. The fully equipped kitchen is designed and finished with modern appliances ; you feel right at home. There is also a separate TV room  on the first floor, which can be closed up to become an extra double bedroom. Up the stairs, the mezzanine floor is a bright space to read and it distributes the 5 spacious bedrooms. The house includes 2 bathrooms (one with a bathtub, the other one with a shower), 2 separate toilets, a garage (with a ping-pong table), a south-facing terrace and a beautiful landscaped garden with view on the countryside.

 Fully equipped kitchen
 Television with DVD-player
  Wireless internet (WiFi)
 Heating wheat-burning heating system
  Washing machine and dryer
  Ideal for families/kids
  Garage and private parking lot
  Animals allowed (additional mandatory cleaning fees)
  Outside pool
 Handicapped access
  Ping-pong table

Only 4 hours from Calais and equally 3 hours from Paris and Strasbourg and an hour away from Nancy, the Haute-Marne countryside of the Champagne region is a peaceful area of unspoiled nature in the north east of France.


Le lavoir d'Echenay avec son clocheton

Echenay is a typical French village of a hundred inhabitants, distinguished by its unique clock wash house. Its charming countryside provides many walking opportunities. Find out more about the village


ancienne carte postale d'EchenayThe building that is now the gite was formerly an old horse stable with saddlery, a garage to park (horse) carriages, horse loose boxes and from the first floor to the attic, the animal fodder storage. This stable may have been a part of this large stone house in front of the gite, which was a coaching inn (the house on the left in this picture).


It is always with great pleasure that we have been welcoming and accommodating guests for the past 20 years. Time flies! Nevertheless, we are still dedicated to offer you a wonderful stay at Le Pigeonnier!

Elisabeth et Jean-Marie François (Owners of the guesthouse)

I stayed at the gite several times. It is truly a lovely and recreative place. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. They will share with you their passion which is sustainable agriculture. The guesthouse is great. The terrace and grill are perfect for wonderful evenings and the garden with the pool and deckchairs is … Continue reading Angélique Vincke

Angélique Vincke
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