Family-friendly rural location with superb shared swimming pool & garden.
Tim & Ellen Weir
- english, french
Why Tim & Ellen Weir chose Crézières
We have worked hard to create a holiday environment that maximises the enjoyment of both adults and children. To call the garden and grounds an adventure playground is perhaps an over-statement, but there is much to stimulate and provide hours of pleasure for all. This allows everyone to relax on the terrace or poolside, knowing that they don't have to continually think of what to do next. There is much of interest in the area and those without the constraints of school timetables can enjoy the location with all its peace and tranquillity.
What makes this House unique
Rural location but not too far from civilisation! Sunken trampoline so ideal for all ages. Games' rooms and boules pitch. Lovely shared swimming pool and superb gardens. The cottages are tidy and well kept and are all well equipped.
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Delightful gite, fabulous shared gardens & pool.
A very relaxed holiday, as the children were very well occupied with all the facilities at Les Hiboux. Sunken trampoline, football pitch with posts, 2 games rooms and the swimming pool. We stayed in La Grange which had 6 bedrooms and 3 shower rooms. The gite was spacious and well laid out, with washing machine and dishwasher. Everything was lovely and clean and the beds made on our arrival. We made full use of the terrace with benches for meals outside, under the shade of the pergola. Chef Boutonne is only 10mins away and had all we needed. We had a few outings to a lovely river at Ruffec and to Zoodysee 1/2hr away recommended by Ellen & Tim, the helpful owners. We also made full use of the bikes in assorted sizes for exploring the rural location.
It really was a relaxing holiday for us all.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Les Hiboux. We hope to see you again.
Lovely, child-friendly gardens
We have just come back from a lovely relaxed week at Les Hiboux, which isnt always easy with a 4 and a 2 year old but somehow it was!
A big part of it was the gardens which are safe, well maintained and spacious. Our children loved the treehouse and the big highlight was the sunken trampoline. They also made lots of friends and were quite sad to leave each other at the end of the week!
Ellen and Tim made us feel very welcome and were helpful throughout the holiday. The accommodation was spacious, clean and had everything we wanted. Would definitely recommend.
It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family staying in our gite. We work hard to ensure our guests have a great time and we hope that you will visit us again. Thank you for your comments.
Perfect for active people ready for a rest.
My husband and I are active people with busy lives. We have just had the perfect break at this glorious location. We arrived tired and ready for a rest. We could relax by the pool or in the wonderful gardens. Once we were ready for action again we were able to cycle around the local countryside and beautiful villages on cycles provided and dream about which house we would buy when we move to France. We travelled to Ile d' Oleron, about an hour and half drive, and spent a lovely day on the beach and kayaking in the sea. There are plenty of other waterways nearer Ouismes and spent another day kayaking in Coulon. We played boule, table tennis and table football. Our holiday was a joy. There was peace and quiet when we needed it and plenty to do when we felt like it. Can't wait for next year.
It was a pleasure having you & your husband to stay at Les Hiboux cottages and are so glad that you enjoyed all the facilities here.
We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you.
Rural location with loads to do.
We have just returned from a delightful week at Les Hiboux gites. Countryside i location but there was still loads to do for the children. Games rooms, bikes of all sizes including a trailer, to use out on the quiet country roads, football posts and a trampoline which is safely sunken into the ground. The holiday cottage we stayed in was well kitted out and very easy for a self-catering holiday. Dishwasher and washing machine made it like home from home. Tim and Ellen were very helpful in their suggestions for nearby places to visit, such as Futuroscope, local markets and the chap with the wine in Chef Boutonne. The weather was great and we hope to return when the pool has warmed up! Thoroughly recommended.
We are really happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our holiday home. We work hard to ensure that our visitors have everything they need. We will be delighted to welcome you back next time!
Comfy beds at a fab location.
We stayed in this lovely clean self catering gite as a family group with our children and grandchildren. There was plenty of space in the house and the 3 shower rooms were more than adequate. The kitchen had everything including dishwasher and washing machine. The garden was great with swings and a very sensibly sunk trampoline which meant that the smaller grandchildren could happily bounce, very safely. The pool was a little chilly at that time of year but we made full use of the games rooms.
The owners, were very helpful with their suggestions for day trips and shorter outings. A great market at Lezay gave us lots of ideas for the bbq. We also took a trip to the beautiful Ile de Re for lunch at the port of St Martin, followed by a spot of sandcastle building.
Les Hiboux gites are excellent for a family holiday at a lovely peaceful countryside location. We would definitely recommend them.
Les Hiboux, Chef Boutonne, family holiday
My family was looking for a peaceful break away from it all, for the Easter weekend. We picked Les Hiboux because of the ideal location and excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. The accomodation was first rate, very clean and spacious. The owners Tim and Ellen were on hand on arrival, and nothing was too much trouble for them. They looked after us from start to finish. The kids had plenty of space in the beautiful gardens, and although it was a little chilly to use the swimming pool, there was plenty of other things to keep them busy. The games room was a particular favourite. When we did venture out, we drove the short drive to La Rochelle, a lovely seaside town. Nearby, the town of Chef Boutonne had all the shops we needed, so convenient.I would have no hesitation in recommending Les Hiboux to anyone, will be bringing the family back for another visit soon !
We are always pleased when a group have enjoyed a holiday or short break in our gites and would happily welcome back this family to our peaceful haven in the Poitou Charentes region of France. We look forward to seeing them visit the region again and would gladly reserve a cottage for them.
'Les Hiboux' self-catering gites are situated in the rural hamlet of Crezieres. In Chef Boutonne,10mins drive, there are restaurants and bars, supermarkets, banks and other small shops, including 3 bakers. There is a weekly market and tourist information available there.
Poitiers (1hr drive) has a great range of shops and Futuroscope. Vallee des Singes, (45mins) is an excellent day out for younger families. The silver mines at Melle, are 20 minutes away. La Rochelle (1.5hrs) has a large marina and a great aquarium. Excellent beaches near La Rochelle including the beautiful Ile de Re. Cognac the home of brandy, is within a 60-minute drive.
Canoeing, kayaking, lake-swimming and horse riding are available locally.
The Poitou-Charentes region has many delights. Its varied landscape is steeped in history and tradition. Visitors can explore picturesque hilltop villages and medieval towns, Romanesque churches and cathedrals, ancient abbeys, châteaux, museums, and art galleries.