Hirondelle is a modern stand alone villa set in the peaceful rural French countryside. The heated pool and grounds are for the exclusive use of the guests in this house & includes all the comforts of home including English freeview tv & wifi
A modern villa set in a stunning rural location and surrounded by open fields. The Villa sleeps eight in four bedrooms but the price may be reduced for smaller groups on certain weeks, ask for details. There are two doubles and two twin rooms, ideally planned for two small families to share with a double and twin and a bathroom on each side of the house. Two bathrooms and a large open plan sitting and dining room, good sized, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel range cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast table, microwave, lots of storage, toaster and electric kettle, it has all the equipment needed for a comfortable and relaxing self catering holiday. Large garden with enclosed and alarmed 9mx4m heated swimming pool. Driveway with plenty of parking for several cars. Wifi and uk free to air tv and dvd player.
An ideal property for one large family wanting space and privacy or for two small
families wanting to holiday together. The villa is set on the edge of the small rural
hamlet of puy de brette in the Charente Maritime region of western France. It is a short
15min drive to all conveniences in the town of St Jean d'Angely but due to the rural
location, a car is essential to explore the region and all it has to offer.
Cognac with it's distillery tours and Saintes with its Roman ampitheatre are just a 30 min
drive; La Rochelle with it's aquarium, shops and restaurants and Royans La Palmyre
animal park are just an hour away. There are hundreds of miles of beaches all within
an hours drive. Closer to home there is the lovely market town of St Jean d'Angely with
its twice weekly market, bars and good selection of restaurants.
As one of our family friendly properties, families with children and babies are welcome and we can provide any baby and toddler equipment required.
Private enclosed swimming pool with sun terrace and sunbeds.
Outdoor garden furniture with barbecue and parasol.
Private parking for several cars
Large grounds and a trampoline with safety net.
A wifi signal is available in art of the garden but not inside the house.
We greet you on arrival and Chris will visit the property every other day to tend the swimming pool but will not disturb you. We live 1km away and you will know where we are if you need us.
Cognac with it's distillery tours and Saintes with its Roman ampitheatre are just a 30 min drive; La Rochelle with it's aquarium, shops and restaurants and Royans La Palmyre animal park are just an hour away. There are hundreds of miles of beaches all within an hours drive. Closer to home there is the lovely market town of St Jean d'Angely with its twice weekly market, bars and good selection of restaurants.
There is no public transport, a car is essential
The owner comes to maintain the pool every other day. We live about 1km away so can be contacted anytime.
Exclusive use of grounds and heated swimming pool (available mid May to mid September, closed at other times). Free to air English tv, wifi in the house.
Interaction with guests
You will be given directions to our own home on your arrival, so you know where we live and where to find us if needed. We will take you to the Hirondelle villa and show you around and answer any questions you may have. After that we leave you to enjoy your holiday. Chris will tend the pool every few days but will not disturb you but he will be happy to chat and answer any questions and help with days out if you need him. You will have all our contact details too so you can call or email us at anytime.
Other things to note
We can offer extra services and activities nearby (at our La Grange du Moulin family friendly complex about 1km away) for families with children, that you can choose to join in if you wish to - you can enjoy scuba diving, pottery and fabric painting and for the little ones a weekly teddy bear picnic. For the adults we offer professional wine tastings, vineyard walks and taste du terroir evenings.
We can also offer all baby and toddler equipment required free of charge, including less obvious items such as steam sterilisers, baby baths and baby monitors.
We expect our guests to be respectful towards our property and to the locals at all times and to keep noise down to an acceptable level.
After many years of holidaying in this area, staying in my parents holiday home, we finally moved here in 1996. We havn't looked back since. After a number of years renovating stone barns into family gites, learning how to look after our guests and drinking many glasses of wine with them, we now feel very confident in our ability to offer just what young families like our own really need from a holiday here in France.
It really is important to us that our guests enjoy their stay with us. Ask us as many questions as you can, we will be honest.
We have a number of properties in this area . Whilst staying with us you can have as little or as much contact with us as you like. We are located an easy drive from the property and hold many activities at our home that guests at our other properties can join in if they wish to.
Over the years we have developed the wine theme to our guests stay. This sets us apart from everyone else. Chris worked all his adult life in the wine industry, selling, buying and teaching wine, its also a passionate hobby. Our wine tastings and family vine walks add to the enjoyment of the parents holiday and are extremely popular, but its not compulsory of course !
I have become a registered child minder here in France, so can look after you children during the day in our home to give you a break and some time to relax even more . You can rest assured in the knowledge that you also have a capable babysitter on hand so you can enjoy a night out too.
Some of our other properties are specifically aimed at families with young children so we offer lots of kids activities too