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FR24844 - The Stables



Updated: 11-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided


The Stables

The Stables is set over two floors with two bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen with full gas oven, dishwasher and fridge. Flat screen television, English free view television and iPod docking station. Downstairs is a full open plan dining and living area, with doors out onto a partially screened BBQ and patio area. Decorated to a Contemporary feel, the polished wood and exposed stone walls, make this a stunning gite.

About the property


Les Hirondelles is in the tiny hamlet of Grand Juif just 4km away from the town of Aigre, with it's shops, bars and restaurants, and located in the North Charente region of France. The pool is 10m x 5m with roman steps, and 1.4m deep, open from May to September. There are gardens, lawns and shaded seating to the front of the gites and to the rear are private courtyards with BBQ and additional table and chairs. This is partially screened to afford privacy from other guests if required. There is a large hangar for shaded parking, and gates, making it secure for families with children. Les Hirondelles is ideally located to explore all that the Charente has to offer. The region, famous for producing Cognac and Pineau, offers beautiful rolling countryside, air that is clean and a climate which boasts around 2700 of sunshine a year. Activities found locally include horse riding, canoeing, cycling, kayaking, walking, fishing and golf. There are also roman ruins, picturesque villages and enchanting towns all within easy driving distance.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Karen Kemp
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

Available Rentals

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Garforth Leeds

Le lieu de vacances idéal

  • 5 of 5

This place is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. Peaceful location surrounded by beautiful french countryside with fantastic places to visit. The accommodation is perfect for families or couples, singles, very private, stunning inside and out, Both gites have been very tastefully decorated retaining the traditional Charentaise style of exposed stone walls, oak beams and polished wood floors. The communal pool with perfect relaxing sun bathing area is as it says - Stunning. This is the perfect place to have your own private holiday and the perfect place for a honey moon. Ideal place for bikers and walkers to escape, just hire a car load up and off you go. Karen and Paul are the perfect hosts making your stay relaxing and extremely enjoyable. 10 out of 10 This has to be the best holiday place I have stayed by far. As there are only 2 Gites your holiday remains peaceful and stress free both are stunning with original features, individual bathrooms and stunning bedrooms. A place not to be missed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend in March 2015. The house and gites are beautiful and furnished to a very high standard. Bathrooms very modern and spotless.

Paul & Karen (Owners) are great hosts giving the right balance of help & assistance. Nothing is too much.....lovely couple.

If you are looking for a stunning place to take a break from everything, you really should visit.

We will be going back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


The nearest coastal resort to Les Hirondelles is Royal where there is a beautiful sandy beach, children's clubs, plenty of restaurants and shops. La Rochelle is not much further, again with sandy beaches, historic harbour and town, with a wealth of harbour side restaurants and excellent shops.

Very close to Les Hirondelles are lakes with man made beaches and play areas, which are ideal for swimming and picnics.


By car from:

Calais approx. 440 miles - 8 hours

Caen approx. 280 miles - 5 hours

St Malo approx. 270 miles - 5 hours

Cherbourg and Roscoff approx. 330 miles - 6 hours.

Fly to Poitiers, Limoges or La Rochelle, all within 90 mins drive. Bordeaux is appro 2 hours.

Eurostar to Paris or Lille and TGV to Angouleme.

Car hire is available at all airports and Angouleme station.


The nearest shops to Les Hirondelles is Aigre, which is approx. 4 km away, where most purchases can be made. Larger supermarkets can be found at Rouillac (15 mins drive) and Ruffec. Further afield, Angouleme (40mins) has an excellent range of larger shops, numerous restaurants and bars. Cognac, Saintes, Poitiers and Bordeaux are all easily accessible for half or day trips.

Further Details:

There are some excellent restaurants close to Les Hirondelles, and can be found in the Guest Information folder on site.

Other places of interest for adults and children include; Futuroscope, just off the A10 north of Poitiers; Monkey Vally, La Palymere Zoo at Royan; the Aquarium at La Rochelle; Velo Rail; Chocolate Factory at Angouleme and many more.

Full details can be found in the Guest Information Folder on site.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact to check availability. Pricing shown on The Hayloft is for two bedrooms only. If the additional third bedroom and bathroom are required (self-contained), please enquire on price. A non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking, and will vary depending on length of stay. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the commencement of your stay, and a £200 security deposit per gite is payable with the balance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday for June, July and August. Flexibility outside these dates will be considered.

Notes on prices:
Please contact for full pricing details and availability.
The Stables is available for lets outside of the main holiday season as it is heated. Heating is to be paid for separately. Please contact if interested, as prices will be on a per night basis, and discount given for longer-lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 11-Jan-2017
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Travel cots are available for babies/small children.
  • Double bed, wardrobe, side tables/lamps and shelf storage.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All bedlinen is included, as are towels for the bathroom. Guests must provide their own beach/pool towels. The room will not be cleaned until check-out day. Fresh linen will be provided for the 2nd week for guests who are staying for 14 nights. Outside: Outside, the front garden is laid to lawn and is suitable for children's games. There is table tennis, table football, darts, boules and other garden games. There are tables and chairs in the front garden and each gite has access to a BBQ at the rear. The pool is 10m x 5m and 1.4m deep with roman steps for access. It is completely walled and accessed only via a security gate, which makes it secure for parents with children. Please note that the owners do live on site and will have access to the pool.

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