Eclance holiday barn rental with shared pool, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

11 reviews

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  • Barn
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 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 Tourterelles (The Turtledoves) has been converted from an old timber framed barn into a building reminiscent of the medieval houses of Troyes. It is situated in the charming village of Eclance,on the borders of the ‘Côte de Bar’ and the Champagne Route. It is one of four cottages that line a courtyard.

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.

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 hairdryer. The second bedroom with double aspect windows has two single beds though is large enough to accommodate a third if requested. A large shower room is available. The third bedroom has french windows with a Juliette balcony and an en-suite shower room with toilet and handbasin.

The pricing provided is for six people. Should you want to accommodate 7 people, please contact Sarah for the addition of an extra single bed, price on application.

In front of the gite is a terrace with wood garden furniture and parasol. Privacy is offered by the surrounding flower beds and trellis supporting climbing plants.

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

Beds - The cottage is normally set up with two single beds in the twin bedrooms, therefore enough beds for six people. For those guests requiring a seventh bed, there is sufficient space in the second bedroom to accommodate a third bed.


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: King Bed
  • 1 En suite, 2 Shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • 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.

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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 at La Ferme des Tourterelles operate so you feel at home on your arrival. This includes information on dustbins, 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:

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Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Dec 2008. Located in Aube, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £965.
The Owner has a response rate of 91% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Jul 2021.


11 reviews
Very Good

Relaxing break in spacious fully equipped accommodation, with very helpful host
Jul 2017

We have just returned from a family holiday to Eclance. The location was great - the Champagne trail for adults, Nigloland for our teenage daughters. Temperatures were perfect and the accommodation w… More 

Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

Wrexham, United Kingdom

Brilliant accommodation in convenient situation.
Jun 2017

Stayed with other adult family members and had a great week. Sarah and James the friendly helpful owners were very welcoming from arrival to departure. They provided helpful tips and guidance about lo… More 

Reviewed 17 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you very much for your review. We are well placed being in Champagne region but also within easy driving distance of Burgundy including the Chablis vineyards. I concur with your comment about needing a car. It is best to have your own transport as we are set in a small village in the countryside and like most of rural France there is little public transport off the beaten track. Having said that, the closest restaurant is about 2-4 minutes drive with at least another 3 within 5 minutes drive. Our large barn is a benefit as it keeps your cars nice and cool. We hope to welcome you back! Sarah & James
Colin S
Porto, Portugal

A gem in a secluded French village
May 2017

Stayed here for the May bank holiday. What a find. A peaceful rural farming community of just 124 souls. The village boats a church with a memorial to the 10 fallen villagers in the Great War, a schoo… More 

Reviewed 1 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for your review. We are blessed to be in set in such a beautiful part of France overlooking the Regional Natural Park of the Forest of the Orient, the rolling fields and such open skies. We hope to welcome you back! (To anyone reading this review and you are interested in water sports, the closest lake is only ten minutes drive.) Kindest regards, Sarah & James
Kathryn K
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Completely relaxing with great facilities
Jul 2016

We stayed at Les Tourterelles for a week in mid July and would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday to recharge their batteries. The facilities are great with everything you need in the… More 

Reviewed 20 Jul 2016

Owner's reply:
Many thanks for your review. We are lucky that our guests have always been very warmly welcomed to any of our village social events. We also happen to lucky that Eclance is unusual in having an active social committee! For any potential guest contemplating a stay at the La Ferme des Tourterelles, we have invested in satellite technology to access the internet which has opened up many possibilities of its use unlike when we were on the end of just the single telephone line to the village! Unfortunately there is a limitation on how much information can pass via the satellite per month. We have invested in the largest package possible with our provider. When you visit rural France, you will find that it is not unusual that large tracts of rural areas are not linked to broadband/fibre optic technology. We therefore offer better access via satellite than many rural gîtes! In order to fairly share the usage, we have had to place a limit on the amount of data per user per week so there are times when our guests hit the limit we have set for free access. It sounds as though this turned into a benefit for you Kathryn! Regardless, we offer a booster package (as does our supplier) such that our guests can always buy extra capacity so the internet is always there if you surpass the free allocation. These booster packages are passed on to our guests at exactly the same price we are charged by the satellite company so if the internet is important to you, please be aware it may always be accessed - you just have to pay for the extra capacity that you use. France is starting to offer more competition so we are reviewing alternative satellite suppliers which could open up unlimited access - though this needs to be weighed against potentially a slower service. In the meanwhile, we advise our guests how they can maximise their free allocation. We are on the edge of regional natural park with views across rolling hills of fields and forests. Nothing better than to relax with a glass of champagne on one of the terraces taking in these views!

Beautiful Accommodation run by Perfect Hosts
Oct 2014

I am sorry that I have not written this review sooner...a sign of a busy year I guess! A group of friends and I stayed here last Autumn when we went on a little tour of the champagne region, Les Tour… More 

Reviewed 3 Sep 2015

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Sarah (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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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 can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Sarah (the owner) a message.

If Sarah (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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