Eclance holiday barn letting with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

12 reviews

From the owner

  • Barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Les Chouettes (The Owls) has been converted from the old milking barn into a large contemporary dwelling of for eight (or ten people with two additional single beds). The limestone walls have been kept partly exposed in the sitting room (and downstairs bedroom) which with the wood burner nestling in the chimney place provides additional ambience. There is a well equipped kitchen opening up to the dining room making meal times a social event. The windows look out onto the farm courtyard with the trellis work of clematis, honeysuckle and roses.

Les Chouettes provides a rural retreat, where you can relax. The grounds of La Ferme des Tourterelles backs out onto rolling fields and overlooks the protected forest of the Regional Naturel Park of the Forest of the Orient.

There are two main bedrooms with king size beds and satellite TV along with ensuite bath/shower rooms. The other two twin bedrooms have two single beds though each are large enough to accommodate a third bed if requested. The twin bedrooms share a shower room and a wash room, each with their own toilets. The first floor has an oak style wooden floor.

A large terrace with wood furniture is accessible from the dining room and the courtyard of La Ferme des Tourterelles.

The pricing provided is for 8 people. Should you require additional single beds please contact Sarah. Price on application.

Further details

The cottages have been classified as 4 keys (4star) by Clévacances in conjunction with the Tourist Board. To secure your reservation, a contract produced by Clevacances requires your signature and a deposit of 25-30%.

Please note that you are required to have travel insurance or if you live on the continent, a home insurance policy that provides cover when you stay in holiday accommodation. (By civil law in France you are wholly responsible for any damage, accidental or otherwise, caused to holiday property)

Further details indoors

In addition to the two ensuite bathrooms (one of which has a large walk in shower, the other with a bath and shower), there is a shower room and a wash room each with their own toilet. The shower room and wash room are accessible from the hallway.

One double bedroom is on the first floor along with two large bedrooms with twin beds. Les Chouettes is normally set up with two single beds in the twin bedrooms, therefore enough beds for eight people. For those guests requiring a nineth or tenth bed, there is sufficient space in the two twin bedrooms on the first floor to place these single beds - one in each. The second double bedroom is on the ground floor with access to the downstairs hallway and independent access to the courtyard.


The beds are ready made up for your arrival, with quality percale cotton sheets. Also included in the price are towels for the bathroom. Pool towels are available for hire, otherwise please bring your own. A cot for a baby is available for hire.

We do have some toys for the children to play with, as well an an old school desk for two small children from the Eclance school should you want that put into your cottage for you. Just let us know.

Further details outdoors

The large outdoor heated pool is available for use from mid-May to mid-September. It is surrounded by a wall that provides privacy and shelter as well as security for young children running around in the garden. Adults are responsible for their children when they use the pool. The pool face south making the most of the sunshine and when you are tired of swimming, sunbathing, snoozing or reading that novel, just wander around and soak up the panorama around you of the hills, fields and forests.

There is a petanque/boules court and there are two sets of boules available for you play under the shade of trees. There is a table tennis table with bats and balls on a terrace that provides lighting in the evenings.

A BBQ terrace is situated beside the large limestone barn with a chimenea so that for late into the evening you get the refracted heat from the barn along with the cheery and warm atmosphere from the burning wood (regardless if it is not cool enough to warrant lighting the fire!). The tables and chairs can be moved from this area to under the trees if you prefer to eat in during the day in the shade of the trees.

For quiet contemplation, your own space or a lovely place to have an aperatif at the end of the day watching the sun set over the fields and forests, there are two terraces at the end of the garden.

The roads around Eclance are generally very quiet and we find them great for cycling. Should you prefer mountain bike riding, there are many tracks through the forests, fields and vineyards. You are welcome to bring your own bikes or you may prefer to hire them locally. There are a couple of bike hire shops nearby.

If walking is more to your taste, there are some very good routes in the surrounding area - suggested itineraries are available.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£255.71) €300.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

We provide a document of general information on how our cottages run so you feel at home on your arrival. This includes details on rubbish, safety, use of the outdoor pool etc.

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About the owner

Sarah L.
Average reply time:
3 hours 9 minutes

Calendar updated:
31 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jan 2012. Located in Aube, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1131.
The Owner has a response rate of 91% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Jul 2021.


12 reviews
Very Good
Ashtead, United Kingdom

Fantastic place to stay for a family holiday
Aug 2018

My sister and I stayed at Les Chouettes for a week in August with our families (children aged 8, 13 and 16) and couldn't recommend it more. The rooms are clean and spacious, bathrooms plentiful a… More 

Reviewed 26 Aug 2018


Parfait !
Jun 2017

Nous sommes reçu par Sarah & James comme à la maison ! Ils sont attentifs au moindre détail pour faire de votre séjour une réussite. La maison est grande (nous &… More 

Reviewed 12 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Merci pour votre commentaire gentille. Nous serions heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau dans le futur ! Sarah et James
Véronique C

May 2017

Très beau gîte, spacieux, meublé de façon agréable et confortable, très bien entretenu. Il mérite sans aucun doute ses 4 "clés". Nous s… More 

Reviewed 1 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre commentaire aimable. Nous serions ravis de vous accueillir à nouveau. Pour toute personne lisant cet examen avec des enfants, nous avons aussi récemment construit une petite maison en bois pour les enfants à jouer dans le jardin. Il est peint en bleu et est tout à fait assez entouré de fleurs. A très bientôt, Sarah et James

Amazing gîte- photographs do not do it justice.
Aug 2016

The British owners have lovingly restored this property with amazing attention to detail. The welcome was thorough with everything explained. The rooms were huge with ample space for the 2 families to… More 

Reviewed 15 Aug 2016

Ely, United Kingdom

A perfect holiday destination
Aug 2015

The cottage was beautifully presented, with lots of space for our group to eat and socialise out of the way of the other cottages. The gardens are stunning and the pool was a welcome distraction from … More 

Reviewed 11 Aug 2015

Owner's reply:
Many thanks for your review and your kind comments especially about the gardens. We try and get as much colour as possible with the pots and wall baskets as well as use the honeysuckle, roses and lavender to not only create hedges for privacy but also for their glorious scents. Sarah
Review 1-5 of 12


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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

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