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Barn conversions - large heated pool - sleeps 4 - 26 - Les Hirondelles -

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool



Les Hirondelles -

Les Hirondelles has been awarded four keys by Clévacances. Please contact Sarah if you want to make sure this cottage best fits your requirements before booking.

Les Hirondelles sleeps four and comprise two large en-suite bedrooms. The contemporary bathrooms comprise a bath, shower, hand basin and toilet as well as a hair dryer. The main bedroom has a king size bed and satellite TV. Crisp white cotton sheets are provided along with towels. There is a large open plan living area with adjoining fully-fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge equipped with satellite TV, DVD and internet access. The charm of the old building has been maintained with exposed oak beams and with the stone walls in the double bedroom and sitting room.

In front of the Gite is a terrace with wooden garden furniture and parasol. Privacy is offered by the surrounding flower beds and trellis supporting clematis, honeysuckle & roses.

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About the property

La Ferme des Tourterelles

Set on the borders of a regional park and champagne vineyards, La Ferme des Tourterelles provides an oasis of calm. There are four cottages recently converted from barns, sleeping 8-10, 6-7, 4-5 and 4 people, each decorated to a high standard providing all comforts. Each have their own private terrace surrounded by honeysuckles and roses. They line a courtyard and all have access to the large garden and outdoor heated swimming pool which have fabulous views of the rolling hills of forest and arable fields.

You can relax on one of the many terraces, play games such a table-tennis or boules. There is much to occupy you from visiting the medieval towns of Bar-sur-Aube or Troyes, shopping in the biggest factory outlets at Troyes, having fun at Nigloland the 3rd largest amusement parks in France, following the champagne route discovering great good value champagnes, walking or cycling in the countryside, or partaking in the water sports on the lakes in the Regional Park nearby.

La Ferme des Tourterelles at Eclance: We are situated in Eclance on the borders of the champagne producing region and the ParkRegional Naturel of the Forest d'Orient. Eclance is a small village nestling in a large clearing surrounded by woods and rolling countryside. It is predominantly a village based on agriculture. La Ferme des Tourterelles used to house dairy cattle whose milk was used by the Eclance cheese maker to make a cheese well known in these parts. Whilst we have been able to revive at least the farm buildings, the cheese maker is now no longer in existance.

Our gardens and pool look out onto the forest of the Regional Park, with the forests and its wildlife protected as a Natura 2000 site. Wildlife is abundant with the seasons greeting different birds as they migrate across our region. Deer and wild boar can also be seen.

For those who book a week at La Ferme des Tourterelles, a bottle of champagne is on offer from our favourite champagne makers Philippe Legout from Rouvres-les-Vignes.

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Sarah Lacey
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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.

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Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own towels for use by the pool.
End of stay Cleaning Service 55€.


Accommodation and facilities for Les Hirondelles - in Éclance in Aube

Property Type:
  • barn (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , sink with bathroom unit, ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , sink with bathroom unit, ensuite
  • Heated towels rails and hair dryer in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With ensuite, tv, satellite & stone wall
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With en suite
  • Large cupboards in each room with windows overlooking the courtyard. The nesting tourterelles (turtle doves) can normally be seen from the window (if careful!) Fresh & bright.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Games are provided in the cottage and for children at La Ferme des Tourterelles we have cycles, push chair with doll and tractors to play with. Toilet paper is provided in the bathroom for your arrival though you will need to replace these through the week. A cot and a chair booster seat are available for rent though needs to be reserved. Electric radiators provide heating when required.


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Les Hirondelles -
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A very comfortable and high quality accomadation

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed very much our stay with both bed rooms being ensuite, very high standard and very well maintained. Enjoyed visiting champagne houses and ideal being so close to the accommodation. Would recommend this vacations

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Derek. Our holiday cottages are well placed with many champagne vineyards close by and we are lucky that Champagne Philippe Legout kindly provides a bottle of the champagne as a welcome for our guests. We are pleased you made the most of your stay here! Kind regards, Sarah and James
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Beautiful and peaceful spot. Fantastic pool! Wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased to find this place! The village is quiet and picturesque. Accommodation is comfortable and contemporary. Kids loved playing in the pool and playing table tennis and boules. The morning delivery of fresh pastries was very welcome! Sarah and James are very genial and helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in a beautiful setting. The accommodation is of a very hight standard and all amenities within the property are superb. The pool is a particular feature. We will definitely visit again, as it is also a great location near a really nice amusement park Nigloland, the city of outlet shops (Troyes) is 30 miles away and there is plenty to see in the lac de la Foret d'Orient natural park.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Nigloland is great fun for everyone, only five minutes drive from us. We find it charming with the well kept gardens in a forest setting. It is the third biggest amuesment park in France and good value. We hope to welcome you back! Sarah & James
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Delightful gites

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice, August 2009 and August 2010 . The accommodation is of a very high standard and the grounds are lovely. Sarah and James are really nice people who are helpful and friendly. It is lovely area of France.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe séjour à eclance

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 3 semaines à ECLANCE chez Sarah et James. Que dire... C'était tout simplement magnifique!!! Des vacances de rêve...

Tout d'abord c'est un superbe région : lacs, forêts, cerfs en liberté, l'air pur, des fleurs... Ensuite la propriété est magnifique: la maison, la piscine, le terrain avec les jeux pour les enfants, le barbecue, les roses, de la lavande... trop beau! Et enfin ce qui était très important pour nous Sarah et James sont hyper gentils et très discrets, on se sent vraiment comme chez nous, à la maison. Bref, nous sommes ravis, c'est une adresse à retenir et nous le recommandons à tout le monde!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Port Dienville
Port Dienville is siutated beside Lac Amance providing those water motor sport lovers such a...
Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Aéroport Paris Vatry
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf de l'Hermitage, Vendeurvre sur Barse
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Hostellerie La Chaumiere, Arsonval
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
Port Dienville, Lac Amance
Car: necessary

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.