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IDEAL FOR COUPLES - Gite with private pool and spectacular views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

x Les Hirondelles, St Crepin de Richemont , Brantome, Dordogne - x Peaceful Location, 5 minutes from Brantome and 5 mins from Chateau de Richemont

x The house is a converted barn and granary divided into two apartments one

for the owners and one for the guests. The property is decorated to a high standard with breath taking views over the surrounding countryside. Sun loungers. garden table and chairs are provided for our guests comfort so you may spend the days relaxing around the pool, the courtyard or the grounds soaking up the peace and tranquillity. A BBQ is provided in the courtyard. The apartment has one large bedroom, a lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room and a lobby with doors opening up onto the courtyard and a few steps away from the pool. The pool is 10 x 4 meters and is private but shared with the owners on occasions. There are beautiful views from the pool which has a covered area should you wish to eat round the pool. Dining out and shopping is no problem as we are 5 mins drive from Brantome, the Venice of the Perigord which is a small market town surrounded by the gently flowing river

Dronne. On one side of the rive is the splendour of the magnificent 9th century abbey and the oldest bell tower in France. On the other side is a maze of narrow streets with a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops. A bustling market fills the town every Friday morning where you can purchase all kinds of, produce, clothes, jewellery, souvenirs. Activities include, canoe hire, boat trips, fishing, tennis, rock climbing, horse riding. There is a municipal golf course 20 mins away in Perigueux which is the capital town of the Dordogne. Perigueux is a bustling town which has music festivals, night markets, shopping, museums, art galleries as well as plenty of restaurants and bars. The pretty little town of Bourdeilles is approximately 15 mins away where there is a stunning chateau, restaurants and canoe hire. From St Crepin de Richemont you can travel south to visit the ancient towns of Sarlat, Montignac and Souillac and the river Dordogne. There are many caves to visit on the way also. Perigueux is the county town of the Dordogne and has markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Piegut has a large market on Wednesdays and the market in Brantome is every Friday. St Esteph boasts a pretty man made beach on the lake with pedloes, cafes etc. There are many lakes if you wish to fish. Locally there is rock climbing and horse riding. The apartment has central heating if required but this is subject to a separate charge. Normally this is not necessary during the season.

More Details

Property Manager
Alun Jones
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Alun Jones

Sandra & Alun Jones

We have lived here in France for 12 and love the peace and quiet of our home which is situated in a small Hamlet of St Crepin de Richemont. We chose this

place as we are 5 mins from the beautiful market town of Brantome, also called the Venice of the Perigord.

Brantome is a bustling little town throughout the season. We enjoy meeting our guests some of which

have come back over the years and we have formed

friendships and spent some delightful times sharing

a glass of wine and chatting about the area which is

truly beautiful.

Alun Jones purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Alun Jones chose Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont

We loved the house with the spectacular views and the peace and quiet of the area. There are beautiful little villages and towns to visit and the airports are

not too far away. Also there is no traffic to speak of and no pollution. Travelling around the Dordogne is so easy with good roads everywhere.

What makes this apartment unique

Our house suits us because it is divided into two apartments. We live in the larger one on the first floor and the smaller apartment is used for family and friends and our guests. That way everyone has their own space. We love sitting round the pool in summer and eating outside with the beautiful views and the fresh clean air.

We can walk directly into the woods and down into the main area of St Crepin de Richemont plus the Chateau de Richemont is 5 mins walk away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont in Périgord

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with shower, hand basin and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is situated on the ground floor of the property opening out on to the courtyard which has tables and chairs, umbrellas etc. Outside: The courtyard has tables and chairs, a BBQ and umbrellas. The swimming pool is 10 x 4 metres in size and is private although on occasions it is shared with the owners. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, washing lines Cleaning / Towels / Linen Bed linen changed once a week, towels changed twice a week. Pools towels not included. Other: Lobby and hallway


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IDEAL FOR COUPLES - Gite with private pool and spectacular views
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

An excellent gite for a couple

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was clean and comfortable and adequately equipped. The pool was great and excellently maintained by the owner. The area was beautiful and 4 miles away is Brantone, which is a lovely French town full of historic buildings and shops and cafes. There is an Aldi in the town good for all daily food purchases for self catering. There are plenty of good restaurants for eating out. In the gite there was also a useful selection of brochures and maps for day trips. We had a great time with the owners Alun & Sandra

A car is essential in order to take advantage of the local attractions which are many.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger for your very kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and would love to see you again sometime in the future if this fits in with your world wide travels!!! Sandra & Alun Jones
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Lovely gite, spotlessly clean and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful two week stay at Les Hirondelles. The gite owners Sandra and Alun were the perfect hosts and were always on hand to ask questions and make recommendations of places to visit.

The gite itself was immaculately presented, clean (including the BBQ) and spacious with plenty of room for two people and lots of storage space in the bedroom. The outside was delightful with potted plants to brighten patio area before wandering through a leafy archway to a pool and sitting area that I can only describe as perfect. The pool is very inviting and kept to a high standard by Alun.

For us the gite was perfect the only downside was that we only had two weeks there and will definitely visit again in the future. There is a saying that ' come as guests and leave as friends' and this we certainly felt was true at Les Hirondelles.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Les Hirondelles. It was lovely to meet you and Julie and yes we do feel like we have met some more new friends. Hopefully we will see you again as you were perfect guests. We look forward to seeing some of the 600 odd photos that you took of the area and our property!!
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A Perfect Get Away for any Couple in a Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

The gite is clean, homely and very comfortable with everything that you need. Situated in an idyllic location it is the perfect location for any couple to escape and enjoy the French Culture. Both Sandra and Alan were very welcoming and could not do enough for us!

Great Pool area which we enjoyed thoroughly. Being only 5 minutes away from Brantome it is the perfect balance of a french retreat to the countryside and the hustle and bustle of the french markets. We could not recommend highly enough! :)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

This property ticked all the boxes for us.Ideal quiet location in a wonderful area;great local places to visit and very welcoming hosts to say nothing of the lovely pool which we had to ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Friendly hosts and homely accomodation!

  • 4 of 5

We were invited on our first night for drinks and food by the pool.The evening turned out to be a rather late one with lots of wine ,food and lots of banter too that both my fiancé and I really enjoyed !The gite is clean , comfortable and homely!Thank you to both Sandra and Alun who are hospitable and helpful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle location

  • 4 of 5

Belle prestation, propriétaire sympathiques et discret.Belle région.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'etait bon de vous recontrer et nous sommes heureux vous ayez votre sejour. Merci beaucoup.
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Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Bergerac or Limoges
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Forge
Nearest Ferry
528 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Esteminie
Car: necessary


Man made beaches by lakes at St Esteph 30 mins drive and at La Jemeye 45 mins drive.


Bergerac 1 hour 20 mins drive, Limoges, 1 hour 20 mins, Bordeaux 2 hours drive.


5 mins walk to the Chateau de Richemont, 5 mins drive to Brantome, 15 mins drive to Bordeilles, 20 mins drive to Perigeux, 1 hour 45 mins drive to Salat,

Montignac and Dordogne River. 2 hours drive to Bordeaux.

Further Details:

Brantome has an Aldi supermarket, a Carrefour supermarket and an independent supermarket, there are numerous bakers, 3 butchers and various gift and clothes shops. There are 2 banks and a Post Office in Brantome.

Market day is Friday. Farmers market in July & August on Tuesdays


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact us by email at jones.sandra@orange.fr. There is a £100 deposit payable upon booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before your start date.
You have a choice of cleaning the apartment yourself when you leave or we can arrange for a cleaner who will charge E40.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on a Saturday and the apartment will be available from 4 pm
onwards. You must leave by 11 am on departure date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.