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Welcoming rural B&B with beautiful views.

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Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Double room in Saint-Avit, a pretty French hamlet, just 3km from Chalais and 15 minutes from Aubeterre's restaurants/bars

Our property is a 200 year old Charentais style dwelling with beautiful views over countryside. It is situated in a small French hamlet, opposite an 11th century Roman church. It is an ideal quiet and relaxing retreat for couples. Guests can relax on site or take advantage of the many walks and cycling routes. (Free bikes are subject to availability)

We are situated close to the Cognac and Bordeaux wine regions and there are many chateau and distillery visits available. This area is famous for Pineau, a local drink most often served chilled as an aperitif.

Local food specialities include duck and Charentais beef, with seasonal delights which include deliciously sweet Charentais melons and a large variety of mushrooms.

We are just a short distance from canoeing and kayaking centres and the popular tourist town of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its many restaurants/bars and famous for its monolithic Church carved out of the rock and one of just two of this type surviving in France - a must to see!

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About the Owner

Clive Allman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French - slowly please
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Clive Allman

Les Hirondelles is run by Clive, from the South of England, and Margaret, originally from Ireland. We moved to France a couple of years ago from England and enjoy meeting people and introducing guests to our property. A recent addition in 2015 was our new double bedroom self catering gîte (also listed on Owners Direct).

Clive Allman purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Clive Allman chose Charente

A lovely rural location set in a hamlet with beautiful views, yet close to a market town with rail links to major city attractions. The popular town of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is just 10 minutes from us, with its many restaurants and bars.

What makes this apartment unique

The view, the tranquility.

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From the Owner

A lovely rural location set in a hamlet with beautiful views, yet close to a market town with rail links to major city attractions. The popular town of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is just 10 minutes from us, with its many restaurants and bars.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or Bergerac at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chalais at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Various at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chalais at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chalais at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


The west coast Atlantic beaches, dunes and nature parks from La Rochelle down to Mimizan are approximately a two hour drive from Saint-Avit.

Lake and riverside beaches with activities from 15 minutes drive .


Our nearest airports are Bordeaux and Bergerac, about 1 hour 20 minutes from us. Limoges airport is 2 hours away. We can provide an airport shuttle service at competitive rates and we are also available most of the time for local taxiing. A car is recommended.

Channel ports from Portsmouth area are approximately 6 hours by car, including comfort breaks.


Our nearest towns are Chalais with its impressive chateau, 3km, where you will find the majority of facilities. Medieval Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a 10 minute drive away and excellent for restaurants/bars; it also has historic attractions (famous monolithic church), canoeing, kayaking and a Sunday market. Slightly further afield, there are the cities of Cognac, with its many famous distilleries, Angouleme and Bordeaux. There are many splendid architectural and interesting sites to see at these.

Further Details:

Famous 'Circuit des Remparts' in Angouleme 45 minutes drive. Formula 3 race track with electric karting 15 minutes drive.

Prices and Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

For bookings of 7 days or more we require a security deposit of £150 (or €200), which must be paid upon arrival. This will be refunded within 7 days of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Mar-2017


From the Owner

The view, the tranquility.

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking

Floor Area

  • 68 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, wash basin and wc, inclusive of shower gel/shampoo, hand soap and moisturiser. Towels included.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Well appointed guest area with very comfortable king-size bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles


  • Included in Price
  • Catering available

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


  • Linen/towels are included and the rooms are tidied daily. There is a quiet refrigerator in the room and an ironing board and trouser press. Safety is of utmost importance and we have the appropriate alarms, fire extinguisher, first aid and emergency exit procedures in place. Outside: Enjoy the view from our sun terrace, especially summer evenings with beautiful sunsets. There is comfortable seating and sun lounger on the terrace. It is south facing a sun trap, an electric awning provides some shade when needed.

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