Domaine du Moulin d’Eguebaude

Estissac, Aube
Bed & Breakfast


A reader writes, 'This place turned out to be one of life's wonderful experiences - a beautiful setting, gorgeous food, kindest of hosts...'

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

The secluded old buildings house two owner families, a restaurant, several guest rooms and 15 tons of ever-present live fish. Fishing folk gather on Sundays to catch trout in the spring water that feeds the ponds; groups come for speciality lunches. Meals may include trout terrine, home-reared salmon, a neighbour’s potatoes, wild asparagus in buttery sauce, cinnamon custard. For breakfast round the big table there’s brioche, baguettes, croissants, yogurt, fruit salad, cereals, apple juice and their own jams and honey. Created in an old mill 40 years ago, the bedrooms under the eaves are mostly small-windowed, simply furnished and prettily decorated in rustic or ‘grandmother’ style. Other rooms are in the newly built half-timbered cottage across the drive. At one end of the shop – packed with cottage-industry goodies (charcuterie, honey, jams, wine and champagne) – is a wide floor of thick glass under which immense fish can be seen swimming to and fro between the water tanks. A pony wanders freely in the grounds. Wonderful food and service – and good English spoken.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €28. Guest kitchen.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €77
2 Family rooms for 4
From €112
2 Doubles
From €77
1 Twin
From €77
1 Triple
From €87

Reviews

This was a lovely place to spend our first night on holiday. Such a surprise tucked away at the end of a lane. The room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the wonderful warm welcome and great meal prepared for us.

Claire, London

Our last night in France this year couldn't have been bettered. Although the weather had broken and we arrived in the rain, the Domaine du Moulin d'Eguebaude couldn't have looked more beautiful. We stayed in the converted outhouse which have been decorated in a style that would make Monet and Matisse smile - the colours were magic. I would have gladly spent a full holiday just sitting in the room and reading. Our host, Alexandre, has been in the business for many years and is a most interesting and charming conversationalist and our meal, cooked by his talented daughter-in-law was excellent.

Peter, London

These charming, quixotic hosts rescued us at short notice to provide a welcoming overnight stay and homemade supper and breakfast. Their chambres d'hôte accommodation, set in their trout farm which is located in a tranquil country location but handy for motorway access, is family run with individual style and passion. Highly recommended!

Steve

A wonderful place to stay as a stop-over or for longer. We stayed for two nights , enjoying the company of other guests at our meal on first night, then, since we were the only guests on the second night, Alexandre and Chantelle joined us for a delightful meal. Food is excellent and in keeping with their general approach - simple cooking using local ingredients, so their own trout for an evening meal, and for sample, home-made jams at breakfast using very local produce. The rooms are fairly simple,but spacious and well equipped. All in all, a memorable stay.

Mike

We stopped for two nights and it was a great start to our holiday. The owners were very welcoming and the accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food was excellent. Loved the decking area where you could sit and chill with a glass of wine.

Malcolm

A lovely bed & breakfast in Champagne which doubles as a trout farm. Comfortable and ideally located if you are driving from Calais to the south of France, Switzerland or Italy. Sandrine cooked us a delicious dinner too. Highly recommended!

Rajiv

Wonderful experience from arrival to departure. Rooms were excellent and a separate lounge area with free tea, coffee, soft drinks , cakes and biscuits during stay. Champagne, wine and beer available in lounge fridge for reasonable charge. Outdoor seating as well. Dinner was extremely good with home grown smoked salmon and trout and lots of wine and wonderful cheese and dessert made all the more enjoyable by the company of the hosts. Beautiful peaceful setting and all your needs catered for. Highly recommend.

Chris

Great food, classic estate and professionally but warmly managed by a great family. Thoroughly Enjoyed our visit.

Gary, Atlanta

We had a thoroughly enjoyable overnight stay at this delightful B&B. After a 9 hour drive we arrived at this beautiful, tranquil domaine and were greeted by the very friendly owners. We were shown to a communal kitchen area for guests, where we were invited to help ourselves to local cider, soft drinks and cakes. Our room was large and very cosy. We'd booked dinner at the B&B which was a feast. An aperitif, plenty of good wine and a four-course meal prepared and served by the owner. As we had to leave very early next morning, a breakfast was kindly left for us. Great place & excellent value.

Teresa

A really nice place to stay. Very convenient to the Autoroute system. Evening meals are excellent in terms of value and quality. Lovely area of France to just meander around the countryside and visit the pretty little towns. Highly recommended.

Charlie

Beautiful location and very friendly hosts. Sandrine was very accommodating in suggesting alternative to trout for the children - we all ate really well! Very relaxing setting after drive from Calais on way down to the Alps, highly recommended.

Sally

Lovely stop over to Calais. Sandrine took the trouble to make sure my husband had gluten free food at the meal and breakfast. The meal was excellent.. The guest kitchen was great too. Will stay again, a great find

Jan

Tucked away at the end of a country road this stay felt very relaxing - no smal thing mid-way on the drive back to Calais. The room was comfortable and well appointed. We had dinner, which was excellent and excellent value too! Highly recommended!

Bethan

This is always a friendly place to stay. The accommodation is good and the evening meal, usually with all the guests assembled at one table, is a jolly and friendly occasion with excellent food served with an ample supply of wines. Sandrine is an excellent and thoughtful hostess and chef (with very good English if necessary). We often meet others, who like us, opt for an overnight here because it is an easy run to or from Calais and because the warm welcome is assured.

Howard

This is a truly special place to stay. Our second visit and we will definitely book for next year. Wonderful location, generous and charming hosts, splendid food. Also very useful facilities: small kitchen with kettle, fridge etc.

Sarah

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alexandre & Sandrine Mesley

  • You could visit Troyes 23km from us, which is a medieval town very well restaured and travel in the past and become a notable, an artisan, a trader or a church man from the 14th century . Walk in the pedestrian streets and discover all the wooden pan house
  • Discover the little town of Chaource, 30km from us, where a beautiful church is waiting for surprising you with its crypt and statue of burial of christ made by the Master of Chaource, famous sculptor from the 16th century, in the middle of nature.