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At the Bonne Franquette

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Unusual and very rare: old train wagon SNCF (2/3 p) near Lake Der

Former SNCF wagon dating back to the 1940s, it has been renovated and converted into an unusual gite with a capacity of 3 people. This car is perfect for a romantic getaway or a couple with a child. It is also possible to camp on the lawn side of car (only on request).

Our car is installed in a champagne farmhouse on the edge of the forest in a quiet hamlet in the municipality of Droyes, near the Lac du Der (5 kms) and numerous water activities.

Arranged and decorated on the theme of the SNCF, wood and iron are the preferred materials. The simple and stylish decor gives you a warm and friendly atmosphere in a rustic and authentic.

Description of the wagon:

- Inside surface of the wagon: 18 m²

- A main room with fitted kitchen (sink, induction hob, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee machine ...) and sitting area (flat screen TV, DVD player) with a sofa bed a instead of 90 X 190 (possibility of a cot on request).

- A room with a bed of 140 X 190 (new bedding) with a net.

- Heating: 2 electric heaters (1000 and 1500W)

- A private toilet block of about 10 sqm located just off the wagon: bathroom with a large walk-in shower, sink, toilet, storage furniture.

- A covered terrace with garden furniture and barbecue.

- Shaded parking with private access (unfenced).

At your disposal :

modern facilities, free internet (WIFI), vast green spaces with trees and flowers (semi closed), half a hectare of forest with mountain bike trails, an orchard with fruit trees, a spice garden, games for children (games, bicycles, scooters, hut) ...

Not included in the price (mandatory):

- Electricity: 0,2072 € / kWh in peak hours and 0,1596 € / kWh in off-peak hours (from 22h to 6h).

- Pets: 10 € per stay (+ mandatory cleaning fee)

- Booking fees & booking: 10 €

- Extra night: prorated weekly rate

- Extra person (beyond 3): 5 € per person / day

Additional services (not compulsory):

- Cleaning charge: 20 € (mandatory for pets)

- Rental of sheets, towels and house: 12 € per person

- Baby equipment (stroller, cot, chair, bath, changing table): € 10 / stay

- Bike rental (10 € per person the first day + 5 € per person per extra day)

- Rental of 2 boats, 1 canoe, equipment and fishing equipment for 3 people.

- Promotion of local products (champagne, beer, duck, eggs ...), vegetables from the garden, fruits from the orchard.

Home :

- The young and dynamic owner welcomes you in person to visit the property. The inventory will be carried out on arrival and departure.

- Opening hours: Arrival on Saturday from 16h to 20h / departure on Saturday at 10 am

- Languages ​​spoken: French, fluent English

environmental actions:

We do not own eco-label for this house but we are sensitive to the environmental protection for sustainable tourism (eco household products, waste sorting, monitoring and limitation of energy consumption, recovery of rainwater ... ).

Location / Access:

- Address: 31 A pot luck street voy 52220 Droyes

- Der Lake 5 km, shops Montier in Der 9 kms, 30 kms from Saint-Dizier, adjacent to the towns of Troyes, Epernay, Chalons, Reims, not far from Paris.


- Visits: Charles de Gaulle Memorial in Colombey les deux Eglises, the circuit of churches with wood sides, museums ...

- Der Lake: near Giffaumont (5kms) and its marina and beaches, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, ropes course, mini-golf, casino ...

- Nature: autumn, crossing point for migratory birds on the Der Lake (cranes, ducks, geese, swans ...)

- Events in Montier en Der: Festival of wildlife photography, Brewers Festival, Jazz Festival ...

- Equestrian: National Stud and horse racing at Montier-en-der

- Gastronomy: close to the Champagne vineyards, the grove farm, barn or bees craft brewery ...

- Activities: amusement park Nigloland 50 kms

More Details

Ludovic Berton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Droyes in Haute-Marne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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