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South Facing Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
South Facing Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
South Facing Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
The courtyard & church spire - Early morning
Terrace beside pool area
Smell the roses, clematis and honeysuckle in the courtyard
Eclance
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11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26

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Anny G
Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A wonderful holiday for our group of wine enthusiasts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We are a group of wine enthusiasts and have - for the first time - decided to spend a week together in a wine region. The choice fell on 'Champagne' and we started searching for suitable accommodation. Of course we knew that it wasn't going to be easy to find accommodation easily. We wanted to be together, yet have space, some independence and above all plenty of en-suite facilities. Searching began... and then we found Les Tourterelles. This was almost too good to be true. Initial contact and what a relief, we could correspond in English. Sarah was most understanding, even when we had to change from a 3 to a 2 bedroom cottage because one couple could not take part. Our little group of 11 set off at different times to be @ Eclance after 16.00 hrs on 24th September. We were greeted like friends and shown to our 2 cottages where we found everything and more that we could have wished for. It was really home from home - plenty of space to have breakfast together - either in the big kitchen or outside. We enjoyed and made use of the BBQ area, the swimming pool and table tennis, everything just there, ready and waiting to be used. Sarah arranged for us to have a delicious meal at the Michelin starred restaurant Natali and a winetasting at Philippe Legout, where we were shown all the processes which take place from the grapes being picked to the champagne bubbles rising in a flute. Sarah very kindly let the bikers in our group borrow her and James's bikes - very much appreciated. When we left, a week later, we felt that we had not only got to know a part of the Champagne region but also a wonderful host and hostess. We were so lucky to have found Les Tourterelles and we'll gladly recommend the cottages for either a big family gathering or as individual holiday cottages. Sarah and James, you've worked hard to make Les Tourterelles into what it is today and we wish you every success and of course - full house(s) throughout the holiday season - and wonderful guests who appreciate your lovely paradise and the care and attention which is provided so generously. Au revoir from Werner & Anny G. - Jan B., Lynn & Alf C., Moyrah & John D., Lynn & Jim F., Jane & Andrew G.

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Liked best: Well equipped and spacious accomodation.
Liked least: Nothing to 'not like'. Absolutely no complaints.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Angus M
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great stay in a fantastic property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Beautifully restored by Sarah and James, these are spacious and well-equipped holiday properties. The pool is the biggest I've seen at a gite, which the kids loved, and there is a boules terrain which we enjoyed as well. The local area is brilliant for cycling, and tasting champagne. I would thoroughly recommend La Ferme des Touterelles and may well go back one day.

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2012
Thanks for the review! It would be great to welcome you back. We have now got a badminton net and rackets which are also well used. See you back here one day!
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lou t
london
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Brilliant accomodation, brilliant owners, brilliant amenities, brilliant holiday.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

A large group of 10 shared 2 cottages (Les Moineaux and Les Tourterelles). Bedrooms are spacious, bathrooms and kitchens fully equiped, modern & the properties totally clean. Just wish we could stay forever!! A local bakery delivers fresh bread (croissant, pain au chocolat etc) which went down really well with a cup of tea whilst sitting on the outside terrace in the morning sun.

For the unprepared traveler, everything you need to know about the area is printed up in a guide put together by Sarah and James from the bread van arrival times to eating out and local attractions.

Sarah and James made it a home from home for us. If you need help, which we found we did after a car breakdown whilst travelling to Eclance they were approachable and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. They arranged a champagne tasting session and translated for the group, including the family staying across from us.

Location is great for country retreat, walking, cycling, watersports; wind surfing, jet skiing, beach (at local lakes), stunning scenery, fine cusine and most importantly Champagne tasting.

Hope you all love it as much as we did!

Lucas & Lou

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Liked best: Really could not fault.
Traveling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that our cottages at La Ferme des Tourterelles was a great place to stay after your water sports on Lac Amance and for those who cycled! We are lucky to have this lake only 10 minutes away from us and such quiet country roads!
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bamboo401
Beijing
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely lovely stay - don't hesitate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We stayed at La Ferme des Tourterelles for a week end of June / beginning of July 2011 and absolutely loved it!

Sarah bent over backwards to facilitate our booking – we were a group of old friends getting together, 2 families and 2 couples (total of 9 adults and 5 children) travelling separately, arriving and departing on different days….so things were pretty complicated for us all.

We booked all 3 cottages (Les Tourterelles, which is the largest, Les HIrondelles and Les Moineaux) and there was plenty of space, beds, bathrooms for everybody. Heaps of hot water, wifi, fabulously comfortable beds with lovely linen and clean towels galore. Decoration is simple yet tasteful, however we spent almost all our time outside in the garden / pool / barbecue area !

The kitchens were extremely well equipped, and a pleasure to work in, everything that we needed was there – and we were cooking for a quite a bunch every night! We made ample use of the huge barbecue, and James even rigged up a huge George Forman grill under then barn one night when it rained – going above and beyond your normal customer service!

Supermarkets and general shopping can be found at Bar sur Aube, 10 mins drive away, so stocking up the fridge and freezer is super easy.

Both Sarah and James were very welcoming, happy to stop and have a chat, but never imposing – lovely and friendly but always respecting the privacy of their guests. They provide a folder in each cottage, containing information on the area and were always happy to answer our questions and give specific recommendations.

The outdoor pool is lovely – really clean and pretty warm given it’s size. The garden is really big and backs onto fields of wheat and woods – perfect for a pleasant stroll.

We would recommend going to visit Philippe Legout champagne producers. Regine (lovely, lovely lady) gave us a really interesting and informative tour and their Cuvee Prestige is both excellent and very reasonably priced.

All in all, we had an absolutely superb stay and would highly recommend it!

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Liked best: Tranquility, location, cosy homely feeling.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GINOWiels...
Wielsbeke
2 reviews
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“eerste klasse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
Google Translation

wij hebben een prachtig champagne-weekend achter de rug met het verblijf bij Sarah en James - eerste klasse !! prachtige kamers, alle voorzieningen en heel goede ontvangst. een heel rustig dorpje maar ideaal als uitvalsbasis voor een bezoek aan de champagneboeren in de Aube. 10 op 10!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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