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Les Hirondelles

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 60km

This beautifully converted stone property offers a very spacious gite equipped with all the modern conveniences and retaining character features such as exposed stone walls, oak beams and a double-height entrance hall.

The property has a large open plan layout designed perfectly for family holiday life, as well as generous sized bedrooms and bathroom. It is equipped with everything you may need and opens onto a private terrace and a shared “play” garden.

The secure walled pool garden is always a favourite with the kids and is equipped with sun-loungers, parasols and lots of inflatable pool toys. The English owner lives opposite in the courtyard providing as much or as little help as you wish, while tending to the gardens and pool.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 60 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Niort 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Enclosed courtyard with private parking and totally separate and secure walled pool garden.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

There are varied attractions at all points of the compass – and all within 90 minutes by car. La Vallée des Singes (the valley of the monkeys) is universally popular with all the family and only a 40 minute drive – which still leaves time in the day to return ‘home’ and enjoy the pool in the afternoon. Futuroscope at Poitiers is a 60-minute journey and is better suited to families with kid’s aged 12+ (ish).

Niort (45 mins) is a delightful large market town with all the normal offerings, but if you only do one ‘town day’ during your holiday, La Rochelle (90 mins) is a must. There are fantastic shops, an incredible patisserie, a great ice cream parlour and the old port ringed by seafood restaurants. Then after lunch (if you’ve got the energy), there is the Aquarium right in centre ville.

The seaside at St Palais and glitz of Royan are only 90 minutes by car; distillery tours and a beautiful golf course at Cognac only take 60 minutes and Melle, with its charming centre ville, Friday morning market and the silver mines to visit, is just up the road.

Chef Boutonne

Chef-Boutonne is a delightful small market town with everything you need if a lazy holiday by the pool is all you seek. There’s a great restaurant/bar, a pizzeria, two supermarkets, three boulangeries, a butcher, a newspaper shop, a wine and fresh coffee shop, playgrounds, a fishing lake (with ducks who love yesterday’s stale bread!) and even a very French ‘cave des vins'.

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Review 1-2 of 2

17 Mar 2014


"The perfect gite with the perfect host"

We stayed at Les Hirondelles for the second time in August 2013, having stayed the previous summer at around the same time. On our second stay, our family was Mum and Dad and our two girls were aged… More

17 Aug 2013


"Independent gite with all the help you could need on hand"

Ed has converted the gite to a high standard and it has everything you could need. It's extremely spacious and the pool is lovely. If you want anything or want to know anything Ed will help, which is very good to know.
It's location means you can walk into the little town of Chef Boutonne or you can drive to many other places ranging from 10 minutes away to an hour and a half and your at the coast or La Rochelle. And the roads are excellent!

Review 1-2 of 2

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  • 5 Years listed

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Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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