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Traditional Farmhouse with Pool



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Farmhouse near Monsegur, Aquitaine - Delightfully Situated in a Plum Orchard, Commanding Beautiful View Across Valley

Les Hirondelles is a traditional farmhouse of the Gironde, built from stone under a pantile roof (circa 1885). Furnished, with antiques, to a high standard. It retains all original features and charm of the period. Delightfully situated in a plum orchard on a hill, the farmhouse lies off the road between Monsegur and Duras, commanding beautiful views across the valley of the Dropt and enjoys the much forgotten pleasures, which accompany this rural setting such as the cuckoo, hoopoo, butterflies and the meadow life. Whichever way you turn from the farmhouse, you will find vineyards orchards of peaches nectarines, apples, plums and pears and in the Spring an abundance of asparagus; you will feel you are every much a part of a thriving community. Both Monsegur and Duras have a wide selection of shops including good general stores, butchers, bakers, pharmacies and plenty of bars and restaurants, as well as weekly markets.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Les Hirondelles has been a family run business for 25 years.

Having enjoyed many family holidays in France it seemed natural to eventually buy a holiday home. In 1980 we bought Les Hirondelles with lots of hard work and help from friends and good workmen we transformed a ruin into a comfortable holiday home.

In 1995 we sold up in England and moved lock, stock and barrel to France. Hence starting more adventures: the renovation of our house, the creation of our garden, the conversion of the Bakery, the Winery, Petit Bouteau and the Pigeon Tower. Ten years ago Kate our daughter joined us with her family and now runs the changeovers of the houses along with managing the pools. Sarah our other daughter manages the sales and marketing. So all together its very much a family run busines

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

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May 2007
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Ideal Rural Gite

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious. Exclusive use of fabulous pool. Lovely garden and places to eat outside. Friendly and helpful owners next door. Plenty of kitchen utensils and equipment. Beautiful and peaceful location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Arcachon beach is an hour and half drive maximum where you will see beautiful atlantic coast line and the famous sand dunes. Along with the towns attractions and endless seafood restaurants.


Bordeaux Airport - Merignac can be reached in an hour by auto-route. Bergerac Airport is 50 minutes drive on local roads.


Both Monsegur and Duras are approx. 2km from the house and have a wide selection of shops including good general stores, butchers, bakers, pharmacies and plenty of bars and restaurants, as well as weekly, markets. In July, Duras celebrates it’s wine festival and Monsegur’s follows in August. Indeed all the small surrounding villages enjoy some form of celebration during the summer months.

Further Details:

Les Hirondelles is an ideal base from which to explore the valley of the Dordogne or to journey to the Atlantic coast, to Archachon or Biscaros with their huge sand dunes, beaches and wonderful seafood restaurants. And for those interested in viniculture, just half an hours drive will take you to St Emillion, and it’s only an hour to the Medoc or to Graves. In fact the entire area abounds in Chateaux and vineyards.

In Monsegur you can go horse riding or enjoy the open air swimming pool and nearby tennis courts. Ste Foye la Grande, 20 minutes away offers a splendid golf course with a converted chateau as a clubhouse.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
10 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please see our website for booking form and conditions or contact Sarah Drayton on details below.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on Saturday. The property has to be vacated by 10am and arrival is from 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The main bathroom leads off the landing and is adjacent to bedrooms 2, 3 and 4. Bath/shower, WC, vanity unit/wash- hand basin, washing machine, tumble dryer. Infra red wall heater and heated rail.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed with en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 double bed with vanity unit. Bedroom 3 and 4 twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A telephone for receiving incoming calls is available which is also set for making outgoing local calls only, so that you may seek assistance if need be or make bookings at local restaurants. Please look at our own website for more photos and information, www.leshirondelles.com Outside: French windows lead onto a gravelled terrace to the side and rear of the house, with a purpose built barbecue next to a vine-covered pergola, with a table and chairs for alfresco meals. There is a wooden table with 8 chairs & an umbrella for meals with views across the valley on the other side of the terrace. There is an additional webber bbq if you want to bbq by the view. On the terraces are sun loungers. Four steps take you to the swimming pool level. The pool is kidney shaped eleven metres by seven with a beige liner and works on a salt system which makes the water very pleasant for swimming and kind to the eyes. The pool is for your sole use. The surrounds of the pool are paved with Cahors stone and there is a small lawn to the rear of the property with swings. Les Hirondelles is attached to it's own barn. Last year David & Sarah have moved in after a 3 year project in renovating the barn for their family home. We are happy to help with any questions during your stay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and the house is cleaned on changeover days. Other: To your right is a second seating area for playing cards, games, etc, and a grand piona. There is a large dining table, capable of seating 12 people comfortably. There is also a wood-burning stove.

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