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Home from Home - Luxury 2 bed Gite with Large Pool Close to Historic Villages

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gite in Allemans du Dropt, Nr Duras, Lot et Garonne. Peaceful Country Setting, Close To Historic Bastide Villages And Vineyards. Ideal For Relaxing,Walking,Cycling.

Aimed at adults, Les Hirondelles is a spacious, beautifully appointed gite surrounded by lovely countryside in the Lot et Garonne. It forms a totally private wing of our 400 year old farmhouse and enjoys the benefit of a large swimming pool set within pretty landscaped gardens, a generous private covered dining terrace and a secluded sunbathing area. The terrace looks to the West so you can watch incredible sunsets whilst enjoying a glass of wine. The village of Allemans du Dropt is only 3kms away and offers a bakery, butchers, hotel, bar, pharmacy, tourist information office and an ancient church dating back to the 13th century. Set on a tranquil river, you can enjoy a picnic or even hire a canoe. The famous bastide towns of Duras and Eymet are only a 10 minute drive away where you can enjoy weekly day & night markets, pavement cafes in the square, shops and restaurants. There are plenty of local vineyards to visit where you can taste and buy wines. Please note, at Les Hirondelles we welcome non smokers only. Sorry, no pets.


Owner
Karen Whitehead
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! 5 star tranquality it certainly is. From the welcome with flowers on the table and 2 bottles of chilled wine, to the quality furnishings and extensive equipment, the large clean pool surrounded by extensive colourful gardens, owners Karen & Ed certainly have a gite with rustic charm to be proud of. Located in the middle of wonderful countryside you can relax on the covered patio, enjoy the gas BBQ and spot deer. Definitely one not to be missed! Mr & Mrs Carter.
May 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cambes in Aquitaine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large ground floor bathroom, fully tiled with spacious shower, wc, bidet, sink and shelving unit. Large first floor bathroom, fully tiled with spacious shower, wc, bidet, sink and shelving unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed (silent night memory mattress), large pine wardrobe, large pine chest of drawers, mirror, bedside tables & lamps. Hairdryer. Fan. Bedroom 2 with brand new twin beds & quality mattresses (3ft), large pine wardrobe, pine dressing table with mirror, bedside lamps. Hairdryer. Fan.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We know how hard you have to work for your holidays and we strive to make sure everything is in order so you can enjoy your time here from the moment you arrive. You will find the gite spotlessly clean upon arrival. We will provide a welcome pack to get you settled in. In the bathrooms we will provide a starter pack of shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls & hand wash liquid. In the kitchen you will find kitchen roll, cling film, foil wrap, bin bags, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets & cleaning products. We have tried to think of the little things that help to make your stay that bit more comfortable! Electricity, water and bottled gas are included in the price. As our gite and pool area is designed for adults only we are unable to accommodate children. Outside: On your own private covered terrace you will find a table & chairs, gas bbq with cooking utensils (gas included). The pool is 10 x 5m with Roman steps and underwater lighting. There is a terrace area with sun loungers & parasols surrounded by a pretty landscaped garden. Your privacy is respected and we have created a private sunbathing area beyond the hedged garden where you can take the sun loungers and relax in a more secluded part of the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes horse & rotary dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, pool towels and tea towels are included. All necessary cleaning products will be provided for the duration of your stay. The property will be cleaned upon your departure. Other: Private covered terrace with lighting, dining table and chairs, Weber gas bbq. WiFi is available in the gite. Also a selection of board games.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

A little bit of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week break @ Les Hirondelles and cannot praise both the gite and Karen & Ed enough. We have stayed in many gites over the years and this is definitely the best we have found. The gite is spotlessly clean, well equipped and with lots of thoughtful little extras provided by the owners. Karen & Ed could not have been more helpful - they are always on hand if needed yet respect your privacy too. We have already booked for 2016 and are counting the weeks! If you want a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings then this is it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Holiday home of a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

It was well equipped,very,very clean.The pool was cleaned every day and we used it every day.Karen and Ed the owners made us very welcome, i.e any information about the area,or maps etc they found for us.The area is delightful and close to a lovely village and local markets.We don,t often return to the same place,but we will to this one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful gite in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. It was comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The pool was brilliant. The owners were friendly, helpful and full of useful information about the area. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Five stars for everything

  • 5 of 5

This gite is immaculate and perfect in every way. You will find:

- a few English plug sockets in the bedroom

- a well-equipped kitchen (as good as at home - and you save a lot of money when you are perfectly happy to cook and eat at the gite instead of going out)

- more towels than you need

- a sparkling clean perfectly maintained pool complete with lilo and furniture

- a beautiful, spacious terrace with a gas barbecue, overlooking fields

- a sense of privacy and solitude

- plenty of board games and books

- a house that's always lovely and cool inside no matter how fierce the heat outside

- lovely fresh bathrooms with ample hot water, effective loos, etc

- nice comfortable furniture

- EVERYTHING perfectly clean - not a speck of dust or dirt

- unbelievably generous and helpful hosts who go to any lengths to make everything perfect, from hunting down any reports of wasps to lending maps and giving advice to freely handing out dishwasher tablets, shower gel, shampoo etc

- a very helpful folder including things like restaurant reviews and a list of daily markets and night markets

- a pharmacy, bakery and charcuterie within a 5-minute drive

- a big supermarket about 10 mins away

- a range of short and long day trips (chateaus, Bordeaux, the beach at Arcochon)

I can't think of any ways in which the location, the gite itself and its appointments or the service / help / care provided by the owners could be improved upon. In the past I have stayed at holiday homes where you can see they have bought inexpensive, second best furniture and equipment, but Karen and Ed have furnished this gite as you'd do for your own house. I very much hope we will be returning, it was perfect. We were desperate not to leave, and in fact tried to stay an extra day (by cancelling our day in Paris at the end) but sadly (unsurprisingly) there was another booking.

Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A truly beautiful gite set in peaceful Lot region

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a holiday in France where we spent a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week at Les Hirondelles. The gite is extremely comfortable and is beautifully appointed in all aspects, whilst the pool and garden area is exceptionally well maintained. The gite is set in typical Lot countryside, quiet, peaceful and open landscape. Karen and Ed, our hosts, were extremely kind and considerate, and could not have done more to ensure our holiday was a success.

We would not hesitate to recommend this gite and we are already making plans to return there in the not too distant future.

Lindsay and Burton Morrison

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

2nd visit as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Les Hirondelles for our second visit and found it as good as, if not better than, our first visit. Karen and Ed do everything possible to make your holiday as good as it can be. Nothing is too much trouble for them but they are not at all intrusive. If you want a fantastic holiday in a beautiful location you need to look no further than this cottage. Thank you both once again for a fantastic holiday, looking forward to next year. Linda & Trev

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Late Season
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Early Season
12 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Initial enquiries by email or telephone with owner to confirm availability & pricing. We will then send you a booking form to be completed and returned along with a 25% deposit (paid by electronic transfer). Full balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to your holiday date. A security/breakage deposit of £150 is to be paid before your arrival which will be refunded at the end of your stay (by electronic transfer) providing no breakages or damages have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Our bookings are Saturday to Saturday, however we will be flexible where possible. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm and depart by 10am but again we will be flexible depending upon other bookings before or after.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property, per week in sterling based on 4 people. We have a UK based account so you avoid charges for foreign transfers.
Discount for couples - Please ask for our best offer!

25% deposit (paid by electronic transfer). Full balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to your holiday date, along with a refundable security deposit of £150.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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