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Review of Les Tourterelles

Les Tourterelles from the courtyard
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11 reviews
Les Tourterelles from the courtyard
Dining Room with table that extends
View of the pool with sun shelter
The Main Bedroom
Twin bedroom with french windows
Village Pond
View of Back Garden and Pool from Fields
BBQ Terrace - Eating outside during the evening
Kitchen
BBQ Area with Chimenea
Table Tennis Terrace
Terrace which overlooks fields and forests
View of the hills and fields from our pool
Village Petanque Courts
The terrace in front of Les Tourterelles
View of Our Barn for Parking and Back Garden from Afar
Sitting room with Wood Burner
Sitting Room
View down courtyard lined with flowers
Swimming Pool early Morning
Pool side
Baby Tourterelles - Nesting under the eaves
Sunbeds by the pool - Some of the many!
Play boules in the shade of trees
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Overview
Barn -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Eclance, Aube, Grand Est

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Helen S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely, lovely gite with such kind and welcoming hosts!”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a wonderful week at Les Tourterelles! The hosts couldn't have done more to make us comfortable, from the warm, personal welcome when we arrived, to delivering bread to our door in the mornings; from offering to light us a fire when it got chilly, to putting up with my children's infinite questions and 'help' with amazing patience; from a free bottle of champagne, to organising a shared barby with the 3 other gites. The gite was clean, comfortable, and stylish, with a generously fitted out kitchen and white cotton linen on the beds. This area of France is quiet, and often overlooked, yet is in the heart of champagne region and has France's third largest fun park (Nigloland) a stones throw away.

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Liked best: Lovely stylish gite with warm helpful hosts.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Lee A
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4 reviews
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“We love this place....”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This is our second stay with Sarah and James (the most relaxed and friendly people you could ask to meet) and we'll be booking for next year.

Les Tourterelles is a beautifully presented 3 bed barn conversion in the grounds of a converted farm. The Garden is perfect for young children and the pool is large and very very well maintained. We really can't say how relaxing this place it - there are 4 properties and even with all of them full, it never feels busy or hectic. BBQ's are available to borrow and there are plenty of different seating areas around the large garden allowing you to be as social or private as you desire.

The location is very rural (just how we like it) but there is plenty to do in the local area. A particular highlight is Nigloland, a family owned theme park which is simply fantastic. Clean, very green and with very small wait times for the rides - highly recommended. The local towns are beautiful and the lakes of the Foret de Orient offer plenty of bike trails, beaches and water sports.

There are a few good restaurants in the local area and some very good ones within roughly a 30/40 min drive, but we tended to eat in most nights with 2 young children. The marina at Dienville (15mins drive) has a beach and a few restaurants, with live music in the summer evenings.

Sarah and James encourage you to make this place your home, so as long as you look after their beautiful property you have the freedom to pretty much do what you like.

Please go there with a relaxed attitude otherwise you'll spoil it for the rest of us.........

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Basingstoke
Reviewed 14 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: Beautiful buildings tastefully renovated
Liked least: Cleaning charge
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Dragoon20...
Wash DC
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing and profound”
Reviewed 1 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Amazing accommodations, largest rooms ever found in Europe. Bathrooms and closets are massive. Hosts very accommodating - keenly interested in bottom line- US Customers beware of banks charging a pass thru E20 for no obvious reason.

We truly love the place, southern Champagne-Ardennes has a lot to offer - Nigloland and Troyes along with Essoyes where Renoir painted. CdG Memorial is worth a trip, but set aside any strong pro-USA inclinations.

Sarah and James have done a great job on this Gite and I recommend this especially to my US patriots who want to see the real Champagne country,

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Liked best: espace and Fireplace+Kitchen+Bedroom
Liked least: isolation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
22 May 2012
For those from the US, please check with your banks their process for transferring money to France. Prior to this guest, the monies from previous US guests went straight into our account with no issue. In this case, the US bank transferred to a bank in France that was not ours and it was then transferred to our account, thus incurring two sets of charges. For those from the UK, we recommend using an online service from Caxton FX called FastPay, that charges neither party and provides a good rate of exchange. Once an account has been set up it can be used like online banking and you can move money around easily. I continue to search for a similar facility in the USA.
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Tonsberg, Norway
Reviewed 11 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Poor internet access
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
22 May 2012
We provide free access to the internet for all our cottages beit inside or out in the courtyard. Eclance though, is in the depth of the countryside and we are a long distance from the nearest telephone exchange. Even though we have ASDL,the speed of the internet therefore is not great if sending or reviewing large files/amount of data. Fibre optics is just being installed in Troyes this year (2012) so will be a long way off coming to Eclance. As there is only one telephone line, we advise all guests that the internet does provide access to email and for occassional use but you will not be able to play online games, view TV, films etc. So for those who want to be amused indoors, bring your Wii console and games as we have large LCD or plasma TV's in the cottages.
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