About the property
- Barn1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Four 4 star holiday cottages with outdoor heated swimming pool in countryside
Les Tourterelles (The Turtledoves) has been converted from an old timber framed barn into a building reminiscent of the medieval houses of Troyes. The large oak beams have been exposed wherever possible as have the limestone walls giving the rooms a certain charm. The first floor is constructed from oak floorboards. In the large sitting room/dining room, a wood burner nestles in the chimney place providing additional heat and ambience if you so desire. There is a separate, well equipped kitchen.
There is a bathroom/shower room for each bedroom. The main bedroom with an exposed stone wall has a king size bed and satellite TV along with en suite bathroom with bath, shower, handbasin and toilet as well as a hair dryer. The second bedroom with double aspect windows has two single beds though is large enough to accommodate a third if requested. The third bedroom has french windows with a Juliette balcony.
The terrace in front is bordered by trellis with roses, honeysuckle and clemati
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- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Sarah Lacey
James a chartered builder and Sarah, who worked in IT as a Client Director, both British, had a dream of renovating a group of old barns to create a holiday haven and with La Ferme des Tourterelles in Eclance, they certainly found such a project. It has taken over 10 years to get to lovingly restore all the old buildings to life. They are now tackling their own home!
Sarah Lacey purchased this Barn in 2003
Why Sarah Lacey chose Éclance
It was a great project based on lovely limestone buildings and wooden frames. Whilst almost a ruin, it gave a clean template to create modern interiors whilst maintain the character of the old buildings. It is set on the edge of a small village in the champagne region with glorious views from their land which was large enough to build a big swimming pool. It was also only 4 hours drive from Calais so it is in easy driving distance for guests to join them (as well as to get back to the UK to see family and friends).
What makes this Barn unique
Watch the sun set over the forests and fields from the terrace. Hear the cranes as they fly by twice a year in their V formation marking the seasons. Likewise, watch the swallows as they rest on our gutters and roofs in the early morning waiting for their breakfast and suddenly swooping down throughout our courtyard as if a conductor waved their baton for them to start. Get drawn into the huge skies at night trying to identify the constellations and catching sight of the shooting stars. Watch the bats come out to feed in the early evening as you start to prepare your BBQ's (no they will not be looking at your food!). Walk down the courtyard and be enveloped by the aromas of the roses, lavender and honeysuckle. We hope you love these experiences.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely gite in beautiful Champagne region
Lovely gite, in gorgeous French countryside. Les Tourterelles is a beautiful barn conversion, spacious, light and comfortable. The shared pool made for friendships to be built over the week of our stay. The lovely hosts, Sarah and James, could not have been more kind - from croissants and champagne supply to helping us out in a family crisis - they are fabulous.
A lovely place to stay in a beautiful setting
We had a fabulous holiday at Les Tourterelles in the Champagne region. The property was in a small village off the beaten track, but everything was within easy reach in a car. The property itself was finished to a very high standard and had everything we could have wished for. The hosts were charming and helpful.
The atmosphere was informal and relaxing. The pool area was fantastic ~ safe and inviting. The area in the height of summer isn't busy, so if you want hurly burly, try something else, but if you like quiet rural France, this is perfect.
Thanks for your review David. We have found a wonderful rural retreat here in Eclance on the borders of the Champagne vineyards and the Regional Natural Park of the Forest of the Orient with its three lakes. It is certainly a place for guests to relax. Whilst not busy, and if you want to explore the area, there is a lot to offer with the champagne route, the medieval towns of Troyes (with its designer outlet shopping centres) and Bar-sur-Aube, Nigloland voted the second best amusement park in Europe, delving down into history with regards to the Order of the Templars that originated here as well as Napoleon and the world wars, just to name a few things to keep you occupied. ..
Walking, biking or even driving on the quiet roads is a pleasure.
Thanks again and kindest regards,
Sarah and James
Wonderful Family Retreat
My husband and I just spent a week with 2 of his sisters and their husbands in this lovely gite. The property is immaculately cared for and included many amenities which made our stay quite comfortable. The surroundings are very serene which provides for great rest and relaxation. It is also situated where many day trips are within a comfortable driving distance. I would highly recommend this gite for family gatherings or just a nice getaway!
Thanks very much! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our cottages are well placed to make the most of the Champagne Route, explore the large lakes close by with it's sports and nature, explore the medieval towns such as Troyes, with kids (young and not so young) there is Nigloland the 3rd largest amusement park in France hidden away in a forest with beautiful gardens, follow in the steps of the Order of the Knights Templars, Napoleon as well as get a window on the theatre of the world wars for those interested in history.. I could carry on! Or why not relax by our pool or gardens with a glass of champagne looking out over the rolling fields to the forests of the Regional Natural Park of the Forest of the Orient.
We are on the borders of the Regional Park of the Fôret d'Orient with three large lakes, one dedicated to wildlife, one to power water sports and one to sailing/windsurfing etc; with the route du Champagne, Côtes des Bars. Nigloland the third largest amusement park is only five minutes away nestling in a wooded valley with gardens, great fun for all. The largest factory outlet shopping area in Europe can be found on the outskirts of Troyes only 40 minutes away. Explore the narrow streets of the medieval centres of Troyes and Bar-sur-Aube (10 minutes) for us. The area is renowned for the many wooden churches. Our back garden looks out onto fields and rolling hills with woodland. Cycle the quiet roads or off road, many walks around the area, and masses of wildlife. You can stay here for long, we are within 2 hours drive to Reims, Nancy, Dijon, Chablis & Beaune and Paris by train. Golf: 3 Golf courses are available nearby.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The price for Les Tourterelles is based on two people sharing each room. The beds are already made up for your arrival, with quality percale cotton sheets. Also included in the price are the towels for the bathroom. An extra single bed available at 55€ per week, 45€ per week-end if there are seven people in your group. End of stay optional cleaning service 85€.