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the Owls

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Dining Room - Great for socialising
View of the large terrace accessed by dining room
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 ...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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Sarah L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2008
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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 and kitchen fully equipped with everything you might need, and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Kirsty3hunter
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

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 enjoy without being on top of each other. The owners provided a lovely...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank A_Chadwick_13
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Reviewed 11 August 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 the heat! Sarah and James made us feel very...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank AFA85
champagnelover50, VR Owner at Les Chouettes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 6 September 2014

We have just returned from a family holiday in the beautiful countryside of Eclance. The Gite we stayed in was one of five rentals on the property. It was superb, the house was huge and more than big enough for the 8 adults 2 children...More

Date of stay: August 2014
2  Thank mummywarren
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I have family in this part of France and had got chatting to Sarah and James when they were originally renovating it. It looked great so each year when I returned I tried to book it. But I'd always left it too late and it...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank David H
champagnelover50, VR Owner at Les Chouettes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Thanks for your kind words. For those wondering about the booking process, we ask our guests to sign a standard contract as issued by Clévacances who classify holiday accommodation here in France in conjunction with the tourist board. We have been awarded 4 stars/ 4...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Éclance is a Galois name signifying ‘a clearing in the centre of forests’. The clearing may be rather bigger than when this name was coined and is now a small rural community nestling amongst the fields as well as forests. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Éclance reached a certain importance and by the 16th century hosted two large fairs. For a small community Éclance boasts a very active social life. Virtually every month some sort of get together is organised and it has been made clear to us that our guests will be very welcome and in fact positively encouraged to attend. Éclance has its own forest and hunting lodge which provides the base for many a happy evening sat around the fire place (which dominates the centre of the room) in the winter. In addition the Place des Ancien Com...
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