Tranquil, private 3 bedroom family house amongst vineyards, large pool
About Mark Elvins
We fell in love with Les Hirondelles and had to buy it. It is such a peaceful place that we love to stay there simply relaxing, enjoying the away-from-it-all vibe and the slow pace of rural life all around. Children love running in the gardens and playing in the pool, and grown ups have lots of things to do in the area too.
Mark Elvins purchased this House in 2005
Why Mark Elvins chose Saint-Exupéry
The calm serenity of Les Hirondelles' rural location has to be experienced to be believed. The slow pace of life is a real stress-buster, whether using the property as a base for local exploration or simply staying at home, relaxing in the peaceful gardens or cooling off in the large pool.
What makes this House unique
Les Hirondelles is set in a small rural hamlet far away from heavy traffic and the pace of life there is dreamy. It's easy to relax and feel in the middle of nature, but at the same time enjoy all the benefits of access to the fun of a modern swimming pool. Lovely views over the surrounding vineyards are combined with as much rest and relaxation as anyone could want, with the local attractions of St Emilion and Bordeaux on tap if you need them.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely stay at Pool along field of grape vine
We had a lovely stay for two weeks at les Hirondelles.
The surroundings of the house are with Bergerac, St. Emilion, Bordeaux etc. are spacious for a two week stay. We alternated visits with relaxing at the lovely pool.
The garden lays besides a vineyard. The pool is cleaned every weak so all we had to do was sit back and relax, so we did!
There was a minor problem with the fridge which wasn't working well. The next day there was a new one. Great service!
In short. We really recommend les Hirondelles for a relaxing one or two week stay to explore the Gironde.
Excellent retreat away from it all with great private pool.
Pros: Very lovely large house with garden and secluded private pool. Had loads of fun in the pool and loved the shady outdoor table and chairs for eating al fresco. Appreciated there being fans in all the rooms with the high temperatures we had.
Excellent value for money.
Supermarkets nearby and the magical Espiet swimming lake with turquoise water and Wibit for our children.
Kitchen well fitted with all you could need to cook for a family.
Comfy beds in large bedrooms.
Cons: None really other than it was a bit musty when we first arrived.
Beautiful quiet country house with huge pool
Les Hirondelles is a real find! After a day there, you can feel all your stress has disappeared. The house is really lovely and the gardens are filled with greenery, roses, blossom and fruit. In the middle of all this, the spectacular pool is secluded and all yours. We spent nights alongside it, on sun loungers watching shooting stars falling. It’s deep in the lovely countryside, so there is no background light and you can clearly see all the stars in the Milky Way. There’s wildlife (we spotted a fox, deer and owls amongst the woodland across from the house, and swallows over the pool in the evening) and the birdcalls are amazing. There is plenty of room in the house, it’s totally clean, nicely decorated, with gorgeous traditional features like tiled and parquet floors, the kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are literally the most comfortable we have ever slept in. We would like to live here if we could! But we’ll definitely come back as often as we can. It's a real bargain at this cost, compared to other more expensive places we have stayed. Completely brilliant for kids, dogs and great for relaxing.
Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to have you staying at Les Hirondelles and we look forward to welcoming you next year at Easter again or in the summer school holidays for a longer stay!
Comfortable, peaceful, nicely furnished
We had a lovely time here, exploring the local countryside on our bikes, making the occasional foray to local vineyards. The house has the kind of rustic charm you always hope you will find in the south of France. It is tastefully furnished, well-equipped (especially the kitchen) and everything was in good nick.The place is not too remote, but its extremely peaceful and the locals were very charming and helpful, Definitely considering a return visit.
Stunning Family House with gorgeous pool
This beautiful house is ideal for two families to share. It was immaculate, spacious and perfectly located to explore the local area. It has everything you need for eating inside or outside and is ideal for entertaining. There is ample parking and the house is situated in a lovely quiet location. We had a fabulous holiday and will definitely return soon.
Idyllic holiday house
If you're looking for a classic French gite with your own pool in a beautiful, sunny and peaceful place then this is for you. The house is tastefully furnished with plenty of room, large gardens and with countrl walks to enjoy right from the doorstep. There are many beautiful sites to visit, especially St Emilion, and plentiful towns and villages for excellent meals out and wine tasting. Couldn't recommend it highly enough, and at a bargain price!
The dunes of Arcachon are around 2 hours away by car.
Bordeaux airport is an hour away by car; Bergerac airport is 1 hour 15 mins by car. Bordeaux train station is an alternative and where connections to Langon and La Reole (15 mins from the house) can be easily made. However car hire is recommended and is easily available from either Bordeaux or Bergerac.
We are close to the vineyards of St. Emilion (35 mins) and Sauternes (30 mins). There is much to do locally such as visiting the medieval towns of La Reole (10 mins), Sauveterre-de-Guyenne (15 mins), Monsegur (25 mins) and Duras (30 mins), the nearby chateaux of Malle (near Sauternes), Cadillac and Malrome (a connection to Toulouse-Lautrec), and discovering historic churches, abbeys (La Sauve) and ancient mills (Loubens).
The nearest supermarkets are in Sauveterre and La Reole (10-15 mins drive away) and restaurants abound in the local villages and towns, where it is easy to find anything ranging from haute cuisine to good country meals, all very well priced.