Gite with Pool Les Hirondelles
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Winter weeks available in well equipped holiday gite in quiet village backwater, with Bellac and Limoges (in the Haute Vienne) to the east, and Confolens and Angoulême (in the Charente) to the west. "La Petite Maison" self-catering gite stands in the peaceful surroundings of the property of Les Hirondelles Chambres d'hotes and opens out onto the gardens and pool which is enclosed in its own sheltered garden. A well equipped 2-bedroom cottage offering spacious and comfortable family accommodation for 5 persons, with village shops, bar and amenities just a stroll around the corner. Perfectly maintained gite for summer and winter lets.
Lots of sightseeing and family activities including kayak and canoeing for the family on the River Vienne, various water sports and beach at Lac St Pardoux, rambling or mountain biking in the Monts des Blond, superb 9-hole golf course just 10 minutes away at Mortemart, horse riding and plenty of local fishing with daily or weekly permits available. Only 45 minutes from Limoges city, famous for its porcelain and decorative enamel and the cobbled winding streets of the old city. A day's outing to Europe's famous Futuroscope attraction park at Poitiers just over an hour's drive. Easy access A20 Orleans Toulouse motorway and major routes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac St Pardoux 37 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges Bellegarde 41.5 km, Nearest railway: Bellac 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Accommodation comprises ground floor dining room, fully equipped kitchen area with dishwasher, cooker and microwave; living room with stairs leading to 1st floor with views to gardens and swimming pool - 2 double bedrooms (one with twin beds with option of 3rd bed or baby cot) both with en suite shower rooms and double glazing. Separate WC. Wood burner stove for winter months. The small patio is perfect for evening barbecues.
Rental rates inclusive of electricity, bed linen and towels.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool conforms to French security laws, is enclosed in its own secure garden and therefore ideal for families with young children. It is primarily for the use of guests renting the gite. Les Hirondelles chambres d'hotes guests may access the pool between the hours of 16.00 - 20.00.
Pay by PAYPAL or bank transfer. A 25% deposit payable on reservation. Full payment due 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental period.
For winter lets wood is provided for the woodburner stove. For winter lets electricity will be charged at EDF tariffs.
The Limousin region
From roman churches and Benedictine abbeys to animal parks and miniature villages, the Limousin is one of France's most unspoiled yet welcoming destinations for family enjoyment. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes,discover the hidden treasures of the Pays des Mont de Blond with mapped walking and mountain bike circuits following small rivers and lakes.
Enter the depths of the forest by pedaling along an old steam train track. Cool yourself down by participating in water sports at Lac Pardoux or try your hand at canoeing or kayaking along the River Vienne. Only 45 minutes from Limoges - Cité d'arts”, internationally famous capital of porcelain and enamel and birth place of Renoir. Wander around the narrow streets, boutiques and gourmet restaurants, the gothic Saint-Etienne's Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace and gardens, and lots more. On the way, you may wish to pause at the martyred village of Oradour-sur-Glane which was destroyed along with its inhabitants in 1944 by the German SS, its ruins still standing as a lasting memorial.
Within an hour's drive, you can discover the scientific world of France's main tourist attraction park, Futuroscope at Poitiers, filled with exciting rides, the world of movies, and all with an educational twist. .
Mézières-sur-Issoire lies on the border of the Limousin and Poitou-Charente regions just 10 minutes from from the Monts des Blond area where there are endless walking and mountain bike trails amongst breathtaking scenery of lakes and pine forests as well as new 9-hole Golf course at Mortemart. The village provides small shops, chemist and bank so there's no need to take the car out every day. Bikes for the family are now available at Les Hirondelles.
Bellac - just 12 kms to the east, founded during the late middle ages and surrounded by ramparts. Today you can still admire the XII century church of Notre-Dame and period architecture amongst the winding streets and banks of the River Vincou. Birth place of poet and playwright Jean Giraudoux, Bellac's lively annual National Festival the first week of July is dedicated to theatre, dance and music, notably jazz.
Confolens - 20 kms to the west just across the border in the Charente. The River Vienne flows magnificently through this small medieval city. Lots to discover with guided tours at your disposal, or for the more energetic the velo-rail along the enchanting old steam engine track, museums, chateau, roman church. Confolens's famous international Festival of Dance and Music in August attracts a huge audience from near and far with more than a week's programme of stunning day and night time events. Ends with a magnificent carnival with artists from all over the world.
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15 Sep 2014
"Superb gite - superb holiday"
Very well equipped and clean gite - The on site pool was an added bonus for the teenage children - Ideally placed for Bellac and Confolens.Juliet and Trevor are superb hosts - Always there if you need… More
10 Oct 2013
A fantastic and relaxing holiday was had this year, when we stayed at Les Hirondelles. Juliet and Trefor looked after us well and could not have been more helpful. Mezieres-sur-Issoire is small with l… More
7 Oct 2013
"Couldn't wish for anything more and we are looking forward to another visit in the future."
We had a brilliant time, which was help by the weather and friendliness of Juliet and Trefor. The accommodation was just what we wanted - ideal for families or a group of friends. We did a lot of sigh… More
30 Nov 2012
"Perfecte tussenstop naar het zuiden in deze C d'H"
Verbleven in de Chambre d'hôte in de chambre famille. 2 grote kamers, heel ruime badkamer. Rustige buurt, groot zwembad en ligweide, vriendelijke mensen, zeker niet opdringerig, gratis drankje b… More
This family stayed in our B&B accommodation, so not to be confused with the self-catering gite. However, delighted as always to hear that they enjoyed their stay at Les Hirondelles
25 Nov 2012
"Excellent gite, conveniently located"
We spent almost 2 weeks in this gite in November 2012 on a house-hunting trip. We found Juliet and Geoff very helpful indeed. The gite was well equipped in every way. The bedrooms were large and very comfortable. The kitchen/diner had everything needed to self-cater.
As it was November, we needed heating, and there was an extremely generous amount of logs provided for the log burner, so that we were warm and cosy. The fire was even blazing away when we arrived.
The only slight problem for us was that the wi-fi works best in the garden - not ideal in November, though we were welcome to go into the main house at any time to use our laptop there.
Mezieres-sur-Issoire has a bar tabac, a good general store, and a hotel/restaurant which is open at certain times in the week. It is only 15 minutes from Bellac, the beautiful Monts Blond, and about 30 minutes from St Junien and Confolons. Though Les Hirondelles is tucked away from it, the road through the village is currently very busy but that should change completely once the bypass is built.
We would recommend this gite wholeheartedly.
19 Nov 2012
"Just what we needed"
Thank you Juliette and Trevor for a fantastic stay. Our first visit to France as a family that has made us look again for 2013. Your hospitality was 2nd to none.
The gite has all you could ask for in a holiday home, very spacious too. We went visited the back of May/early June and had a good spell of weather so we made use of the pool. The gite is away from the main road so no need to worry about noise or passing traffic if you go with kids. An enclosed pool is terriffic with plenty of green around it for sitting in the sun or playing.
The town of Mezieres is quiet with a great bakery for breakfast essentials and bar serving food, play park but perfect to escape the hustle and bustle. Bellac is only a short drive for shopping and walk by the river. Likewise, a nice drive will get you to Poitiers and Limousin in under an hour.
Peaceful surrounding roads for thse who like a run (even on holiday the trainers are packed!).
We will definately return to Les Hirondelles in the future, we recommend.
28 Oct 2012
"A Perfect Family Break..........."
A lovely place to stay if you're after rest and relaxation in rural France! The area is VERY quiet, so not somewhere for people who like tourist attractions, but beautiful countryside.The gite wa… More
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