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Au detour du Der is a new wooden house in Chavanges centre 10 min from Lake Der

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Space 230 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Calm and rest in 230 m² newly fully fitted wooden house

New in 2015: a large 12x4 m heated pool currently under construction will be at your disposal in April 2015.

Therefore, there is no picture of the pool but the future detailed plan of the large terrace with pool is in the picture section.

In the foothills of the plateau of the Champagne Crayeuse, Chavanges is a small village with 700 inhabitants and many shops (bakery, grocery, pharmacy, medical centre, etc.) Located 15 km from Brienne-le-Château, Chavanges is a flowered village where it is pleasant to live and rest. Its monumental Saint-Georges Church, its hall and its half-timbered houses with their “porte-rue” will not leave you indifferent to the beauty of the site.

Located in the village centre of Chavanges, our gîte “Au detour du Der” was built in 2012. This new 230 m² house is in a contemporary style. It has been built around a huge living space (living room opening onto the kitchen and the entrance) where a sweet, warm and convivial atmosphere reigns. You will particularly appreciate the Zen and relaxing atmosphere of the wood as well as the natural warmth provided by the sunrays that penetrates trough large window bays.

Everything has been designed to ensure comfort. It is a spacious functional house composed of 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets and fitted to accommodate up to 10 persons.

You will fully enjoy the terrace that surrounds the house and spend pleasant moments with friends or in family. You can take your meals there but also relax and rest on deckchairs while enjoying the tranquillity of this place in the shade of the hundred-year-old horse chestnut that is in the park.

“Au detour du Der” is a labelled gîte with “4 épis Gîtes de France” and “4 Clévacances” and listed 4-star furnished tourist accommodation. By choosing a labelled accommodation, French and International customers benefit from a guarantee on the following commitment: warm welcome in a well maintained establishment and faithful and complete information about the offered services.

Close to the great Lac d’Orient and the greatest artificial lake of Europe, Lac du Der, our gîte will satisfy you with the wide range of offered activities.

Nature lovers will be delighted by the diversity of fauna and flora of our region. They will appreciate the presence and song of the Eurasian cranes from October to March. La Horre Pond, the rivers and the great lakes will delight fishing and carp fishing lovers.

Sport lovers will have many activities (parachuting in Brienne-le-Château, biking, golf, water sports, quad, horse riding, etc.)

Children will have fun in Nigloland (3rd amusement park in France) or in Accro-Der (tree climbing) or simply enjoy the many supervised beaches of our lakes.

Mothers will love shopping days in the famous outlet stores of Troyes

Everyone, with friends or in family, young and old, will love the tourist circuits of the Champagne Route, the half-timbered churches and the Memorial Charles de Gaulle without forgetting tasting of local products, the famous “Andouillette de Troyes”, the cider of Pays d’Othe, the rosé des Riceys, the Chaource, etc.

Welcome in Champagne, welcome in Aube, welcome in Chavanges, welcome to our home “Au detour du Der”.

More Details

Laurence F
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

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 cottage 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 cottage 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).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Chavanges, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Les produits solaires sont strictement interdits dans la piscine. Prévoir des vêtements anti UV pour les peaux sensibles.
  • Notre gite, est un gite "paisible" fait pour se reposer. Les fêtes, enterrement de vie de célibataires, etc ne sont pas acceptés.
  • Caution remboursable à remettre au propriétaire à l'arrivée. 800€
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 for bedroom 2 on the ground floor - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Bathroom with extra-large 120x80 cm rain shower
    Bathroom 2 on the first floor - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Bathroom with 120x80 cm rain shower and double vanity unit
    Separate toilet on the ground floor - toilet , With washbasin
    Separate toilet on the first floor - toilet
    Toilet of the private bathroom on the ground floor - toilet
  • New high quality bathroom equipment Bath linen is provided and included in the rental rate: 1 large bath towel, 1 bath towel and 2 flannels per person.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 on the ground floor - 1 extra lg. double bed , 90x200 cm single bed convertible into 180x200 cm double bed
    Bedroom 2 on the ground floor - 1 large double bed , Master bedroom with 160x200 cm bed and 80 cm television
    Bedroom 3 on the first floor - 2 extra lg. double bed , 4x90x200 cm beds or 2x180x200 cm beds
    Bedroom 4 on the first floor - 1 large double bed , 160x200 cm bed
  • All bedrooms are equipped with new comfortable beddings, duvet and pillows The master bedroom on the ground floor is equipped with 80 cm television The bed linen is provided (and included in the rental rate) and beds are made before arrival
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Au detour du Der is a newly fully fitted gîte. There are high quality accessories, bedding, linen, etc. to ensure great comfort. A pool is planned for summer 2015.


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Au detour du Der is a new wooden house in Chavanges centre 10 min from Lake Der
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Lovely house with a great outdoor pool

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. You are welcome when you want to come again at Chavanges.
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Wonderful modern house - the layout of the living areas is very open plan which suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Caroline , hope to see you again :-)
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Picture perfect!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic modern property in stunning rural location

  • 5 of 5

First some background: We are a family of 2 adults and 3 teenage boys, (aged 16-19) travelling here from the UK for 1 weeks holiday in August 2015.

We have been taking family holidays in France for well over 30 years now, sometimes 3 times per year and have covered nearly all of this wonderful country, staying in villas, gites, houses and caravans along the way! This particular area is one which had not explored to its fullest before this holiday and so was one of the reasons for choosing this property.

The property itself is located in a very rural area, within a small village. There is a small shop and restaurant located in the village. The nearest larger supermarket and petrol station are located about 25 minutes drive away.

The property itself is lovely. It is very spacious, modern and clean and has everything you could possibly need while on holiday. It is situated in its own grounds which are gated and has a large heated swimming pool to the rear, which we made full use off during our stay. There is ample space inside the house, even considering there were 5 of us as this house can sleep up to 10 people.

Nearby there is a stunning lake, with lakeside beaches for sunbathing and plenty of activities to take part in like mini golf, cycling, horse riding etc. There are also restaurants and bars around the lake. There is a brand new tennis court loacated in the village (5 minutes walk away) which you can use while staying here, the owner will give you a key for the gate.

The lovely medieval city of Troyes is about 45 minutes drive away and is well worth a visit, it is very similar to York in style. There are all the shops and restaurants you could wish for there as well as an out of town designer oulet village (similar to Cheshire oaks or Bicester village in the UK).

Laurence, the owner of the property, is a lovely lady who made us feel so welcome and you can really see the care and attention to detail taken in looking after this property.

All in all we would highly recommend this property to anyone who was looking for a more tranquil holiday experience in a rural authentic french setting and we would definitely return for a second holiday at this property.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review and hope to see again at Chavanges!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday - the house is fully equipped and the pool was great for the whole family. We are already planning our return trip!

Highly recommended.

The only thing it needs is air-conditioning...other than that it is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great pleasure that we welcome you again. The air conditioning is part of the improvements we brought to our home....
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf de la Forêt d'Orient
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Vitry-le-François (51)
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A5 motorway/exit 22 Magnant or exit Troyes
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lac du Der (52)
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Chavanges, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
24 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
Vacances d été
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
Fin d'été/ Champignons
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
19 Oct 2018 - 6 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
Automne:/Migration des Grues
7 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax AU$2.83 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le présent tarif est établi pour 8 personnes. La capacité totale étant de 10 locataires, le neuvième et le dixième locataires devra s’acquitter d'un supplément de 100€ par personne.

Eau / électricité compris
Linge de toilette fourni
Draps et housses de couette fournis / Les lits sont faits a votre arrivée

Caution : La caution est décomposée comme suit : 200 € caution ménage et ordures ménagères + 800 € caution dégâts =1000 € au total
Pour les locataires français ; Deux chèques vous seront demandés, concernant les locataires étrangers prévoir 1000 € en cash à votre arrivée. La caution vous sera reversée dans la semaine qui suit votre séjour par virement bancaire.

Nos amis les animaux ne sont pas acceptés

Ménage de fin de séjour ( OPTIONNEL ); Facturée à l heure effectuée 25€ /H avec un minimum de 125 € pour 8 personnes ( + 25 € par personne supplémentaire ).Si vous ne prenez pas l option ménage, le gîte doit être restitué dans l'état ou vous l'avez pris.

Durant les congés d'été , la location est de 7 jours MINIMUM du samedi au samedi ; Vous pouvez arriver ou repartir en dehors de ces dates mais toute semaine entamée sera facturée 1650 €

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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