The cottage is just as in the pictures, very spacious (we stayed with 7) and very well equiped. The pool is perfect, it has a deeper end but a shallow end as well (which is very handy for the younger childeren). We loved the hot tub as well. There's more then anough to do in the area, we visited a tree top climbing park, troyes (lovely village) and just enjoyed the surroundings. The nearby village (5 min) has multiple large supermarkets; restaurants etc.). We higly recommend this property for anyone who would like to visit the champagne area!
We would definitely recommend Nomécourt House to any group looking for an authentic and unique historic French château experience. The house is as charming as it looks in the photos, and the grounds are even more beautiful.
The current owner, Jacques, a direct descendent of the original de Montrémy, is a warm and welcoming host. When our group of 17 arrived, the first thing he did was invite us in for complementary wine and delicious locally-made cheese crackers and cookies. He speaks English well (which was great since my French could use some work) and made sure our stay was smooth and comfortable. All ten rooms are unique and comfortable. There are plenty of bathrooms and showers for a large group. The château feels old in the best possible way, with pretty updated facilities. Some of the rugs and furnishings are a little worn from decades of use, but that only adds to the charm. The furnishings are a mix of comfortable modern furniture and actual antiques that seem like they've been in the château for 300 years, and probably have! Our group kept remarking that they felt like they were in a fairy tale.
The laundry facilities downstairs are convenient. The outdoor pool is beautiful and refreshing. The kitchen has every utensil and tool we needed (though we never did fully figure out how to effectively use all the stoves and oven). The large dining room and outdoor dining area were perfect for our group. Meals outside overlooking the grounds were like a dream.
The grounds are extensive and beautiful, with huge trees and woodland paths all around. A tiny walk up the hill you have a gorgeous view over rolling wooded hills.
Joinville is a 7-minute drive away with several grocery stores, many restaurants and the famous Château du Grand Jardin.
We will definitely come back. If only to see Jacques again!