Calm and rest in 230 m² newly fully fitted wooden house
- English, French
About Laurence F
Au detour du Der is a labelled luxury furnished tourist accommodation (4 stars, 4 Clévacances and 4 épis Gîtes de France) which guarantees comfort and quality for a successful stay. Au detour du Der is managed by a society called “Sasu Home Sweet Home” So rents are subject to VAT (10 %) VAT and charges are included in the rental rate as well as bath linen (large bath towels and towels), house linen (sheets, tea towels and napkins), water and electricity. There is nothing to add (except the tourist tax). The cleaning is optional. Laurence is happy to welcome you and will be on hand during your entire stay.
Laurence F purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Laurence F chose Chavanges
We chose to build this house in Chavanges because the well-being and the quality of life in such house are beyond compare. The wood offers a convivial and warm atmosphere and the countryside provided calm, rest and serenity. We naturally wanted to share this experience by offering you to stay here.
What makes this Villa unique
There is a free 12x4.5 m heated pool for the greatest pleasure of children and adults Our gîte stands in a 2500 m² park which is planted with some old trees, 2 hundred-year-old horse chestnuts and 2 dogwoods. We just planted a few fruit trees to give nature back its rights. Many bird and insect species visit us, live in the trees or simply look for food. We also house a family of hedgehogs which lives under the terrace or in the shrubs. It is a sad thing to consider that nature talks and human kind does not listen (Victor Hugo).
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Pack bébé gratuit sur demande -lit + chaise hautePack bébé gratuit sur demande -lit + chaise haute
No pets - Nos amis les animaux ne sont pas autorisésNos amis les animaux ne sont pas autorisés
No parties/events - Pas de soirées bruyantes autorisées après 22hPas de soirées bruyantes autorisées après 22h
Smoking allowed - Fumeurs autorisés à l'extérieur de la maison Fumeurs autorisés à l'extérieur de la maison
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - Les enfants et les bébés sont comptabilisés Les enfants et les bébés sont comptabilisés
Minimum age of primary renter: 18 - Pas de mineurs non accompagnés d'adultesPas de mineurs non accompagnés d'adultes
- CAUTION remboursable dans la semaine qui suit votre séjour à remettre au propriétaire à votre arrivée : 1000€ en cash pour les non résidents en France
- Période Estivale et fêtes de fin d'année --> Arrivée et Départ le SAMEDI UNIQUEMENT --> Location possible 7 ou 14 jours
- Les fêtes, enterrement de vie de célibataires, etc ne sont pas acceptés - Nous retourner le contrat de location que vous allez recevoir sous huitaine.
We had a wonderful time. Very quite place. Troyes is a nice city to visit.
We were here with 2 families. Perfect place.
We had a lot of fun receiving you and we hope to meet you again in Chavanges.
Have a nice end of summer and welcome back to the USA.
Lovely house with a great outdoor pool
7 of us thoroughly enjoyed our week at this property. It is a fairly new property, and was immaculately clean. It is situated close to the centre of a small town with a small supermarket, bakers, pizza restaurant and more. It is only a 3-minute walk to the centre of the town, yet you are far enough away from the neighbours not to need to worry about making noise. The house itself was more than big enough for our needs, with spaces to sit either together or separately if we chose. Most activities were a drive away, although in the village itself there is a tennis court you are able to use. Well recommended.
Thank you very much. You are welcome when you want to come again at Chavanges.
Wonderful modern house - the layout of the living areas is very open plan which suited us perfectly
Swimming pool is fantastic and large lawn great for playing games. Apart from one day at Nigloland and one day at Lake Der, we stayed at the house and enjoyed playing board / card games , the pool and the garden. Highly recommended!
Thank you very much Caroline , hope to see you again :-)
This lovely clean spacious house, in a quiet little village, suited us perfectly. Plenty of room for our party of 4 adults and 2 teenagers. The pool is a good size, very clean and not too deep. We loved the decking area for a relaxed day around the pool and a chilled BBQ in the evening. The village is only a few minutes walk away and has a lovely bakery, small supermarket and a pizza restaurant.
Laurence, the owner is charming and made us feel very welcome. We have visited France for a number of years now and this has been our favourite house.
Thank you very much for your kind appreciation that makes me very happy. We strive to give the best of ourselves so that our tenants feel at home. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again " Au détour du Der" or in our new cottage which will soon see the day in Chavanges.
The property is situated in the quiet village Chavanges. It is safely enclosed by fences and a gated entrance, allowing little ones the freedom of outside. The pool has an alarm around it which adds to peace of mind with the children, (although did take a few days to work out the codes to get it off !)
The house itself is fab, and the pictures show it perfectly. It is finished to a high standard, was very clean and has all mod cons. We were a two family, party of ten, and therefore used all the space, but not at any time felt like we were on top of each other. The play area was great for the kids in an evening to play games, watch DVDs or play the Wii, allowing us adults the use of the downstairs. Outside there was lots of furniture and a variety of balls, inflatables and garden games for children.
Laurence was very accommodating with regards to travel cots and high chair, and was there to greet us say goodbye when we departed.
The only downside was how quiet the village was, the supermarket was adequate- although we used to use a bigger one about 20 mins away, the bakery was closed and the bar was open infrequently. The village was incredibly pretty and well located for visiting many things (Lac de Der, Vineyard tours, Nigloland theme park, Troyes) however you had to leave the village unless spending a day by the pool.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and our stay in the property and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with a family or as adults.
Discover and get some fresh air
Visit and discover the great lakes of the region (Lac d'Orient, port of Mesnil-Saint-Père, Lac du Temple, Lac d'Amance and Lac du Der), water activities, fishing, swimming, rest and relaxation await you.
Do not miss from October to March the spectacular migration of Eurasian cranes
The Aube department has an exceptional religious heritage with remarkable churches: more than 100 listed churches, abbeys, the greatest corpus of listed stained-glass windows of France, etc.
The tourist circuit of half-timbered churches and stained-glass windows from the 16th century of the Pays de Der are a must-see.
Discover the labelled champagne cellars. Enjoy the welcome of the wine-growers and come enjoy the king of wines: the champagne.
You can make a detour in the Pays d’Othe to taste the cider elaborated from about ten apple varieties and Les Riceys to savour a wine appreciated by Louis XIV which is the “rosé des Riceys”.
Located only 50 km (40 minutes by car) from the gîte is Troyes which is the textile capital with 3 outlet centres, 250 boutiques and 400 brands: shopping day guaranteed with famous brands at low prices.
Troyes is also a medieval town of art and history, gastronomy, viticulture, savoir-faire and shops. You can visit many museums here: Maison de l’Outil, Modern Art Museum, Vauluisant Museum, the Apothecary of Hotel-Dieu, the Cité du Vitrail, etc.
The region has a wide range of activities of all sorts
Many circuits for strolls, bike rides (and mountain bike rides), horse or donkey rides await you
Experience the thrill and fill up your adrenaline meter in the parachuting centre of Brienne-le-Château.
Using a GPS, go in search of hidden items in the nature and go geocaching
Another must-see from April to November is the famous Nigloland amusement park (3rd park in France). It opens its doors to experience wonderful adventures in family in 100-acre park crossed by the Landion River. You will discover a remarkably flowered natural setting.
For golf lovers: there are 3 18-hole golf courses in the Aube department
Our favourite sites
Memorial Charles de Gaulle: the mark of mankind and the history of the French
Bayel crystal glasswork
Cistercian Clairvaux Abbey
Napoleon Museum in Brienne-le-Château
National Stud of Montier-en-Der.