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2 old stone farmhouses, 3 pools, huge hot-tubs, A/C, sauna & steam, HEAVEN ! - L'Hirondelle, beautiful old stone farmhouse in sunny SW France

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Saint-Aubin Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Close to medieval villages, rivers, vineyards & fabulous restaurants!

Old stone farmhouse L' HIRONDELLE Sleeps 8 + 2 with 2 heated pools, one endless, contra current covered heated pool and one huge Summer pool surrounded by a lovely sundeck, perfect for sunworshippers!! A huge 8 seater, super massage hottub, outdoor barrel sauna/steam room, pool table in the summerhouse and table tennis. Air conditioning for hot summer days and heating too with a huge roaring open fire if the weather is cool.

Perfect old stone cottage set on the edge of our private woodland

LE PAPILLON sleeps 10 with one pool surrounded by a lovely sundeck in the corner of our private woods, one outdoor 6 seater hottub nestled in a thatched gazebo, one amazing colourful indoor jacuzzi too, table tennis and massage chair.

Ideal for adults and paradise for kids, our Kids Room sleeps 5, with all sorts of toys, kids films on the DVD, Wii, pencils, puzzles and games and dressing up box! Bunting and disco lights, the kids won't want to leave!! We love babies here and have cots, highchairs, changing mat, baby monitor, baby bath, steriliser and a cot room too.

Air conditioning all over for super hot days and heating and a lovely woodburner if the weather is cool.

Both have separate private gated parking, driveways and gardens , L'hirondelle and Le Papillon can be booked together for large parties of up to 20 people or booked independantly and exclusively for up to 10 people.

Looking for the perfect holiday?

Set in stunning countryside filled with sunflowers and fruit orchards, L 'hirondelle and Le Papillon are beautiful retreats surrounded by gardens and trees where children can run about safely and there's always plenty to do!

Communal tennis court, swings, rugby stadium and horseriding, restaurant, bar and boulangerie/epicerie all in our village 1km away, only 5 mins to the River Lot and canoes!

L'HIRONDELLE

We have plenty to keep you occupied here too. Two pools, one heated and covered "endless pool" available all year through and a separate Summer pool so take your pick! There is also a huge 8 seater jacuzzi and an outdoor barrel sauna and steam room not to mention a pool table in the summerhouse, table tennis, boules and for the not so energetic, English speaking TV, DVD and Wii.

Both houses were built in 1838 and as you would expect have amazing beams and period features.

The solid stone walls keep them blissfully cool in Summer, aided by air conditioning on those very hot days. In the Winter you can enjoy full central heating or sit around the huge open log fire or woodburner.

There is plenty of room to run about here and we have a wealth of fruit trees which surround our little forest including apricots, walnut, figs, peaches, olives, pears, cherries, apples and lots and lots of plums!

Immerse yourself in the tranquility here and take yourself back to a time less hurried.

Behind L'hirondelle there is a huge sun terrace with a big stone BBQ, comfy outdoor furniture, tables, chairs and a huge 8 seater luxury jacuzzi which can be enjoyed day or at night under the stars especially with a drop of bubbly! The terrace has perfect private and uninterupted views of the undulating French countryside with maybe a few cows in the distance and a hazelnut orchard..

The renovation at L'hirondelle has been a labour of love and has taken nearly three years to complete, it boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation with a very tasteful mixture of rustic and modern furnishings.

The ancient arched front door leads you into the dining hall in the conservatory which looks out onto a pretty stone walled courtyard with olive and peach trees, fountain, flowers and shrubs.

The table and chairs are very baroque in style , there are also many tables outside if you prefer to eat al fresco.

The lounge is huge airy and open plan with two picture windows at the front overlooking the endless pool, french doors lead out to the terrace and the Summer pool at the back.

The country style kitchen has a double sink, huge range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, and american style fridge with integral ice and water. We have everything the discerning cook could ask for , slow cooker, ice cream maker, chocolate fountain, fondue set and plancha, everything to make the family holiday one to remember.

The open plan design means that everyone can be together even when cooking, the kitchen is separated from the lounge by a huge island/ breakfast bar with stools.

In the lounge there is a flat screen TV and a new super comfy 8 seater sofa.

We have completely redesigned all the bedrooms in the house, new plumbing and electrics mean that there is every modern convenience but we feel that we have retained the charm of this old french house.

All 4 bedrooms have plenty of space, original beams and features. All three upstairs bedrooms have double beds, dressing area and beautiful en suite bathrooms, each with roll top, freestanding baths with shower attachments, WC, sink and shaver points. The master bedroom downstairs has a roll top freestanding bath in the corner of the bedroom and a luxury 2m walk in shower in the en suite. They all have old fashioned cast iron radiators and heating is available out of the Summer season.

For your convenience we have 2 fold up single beds too.

We love babies here and have travel cots, highchairs, sterilisers, changing mats, baby bath and baby monitors for our smallest guests!

Le PAPILLON

We have plenty to keep you occupied here too. One lovely pool at the end of the garden adjacent to our little woods surrounded by a 2 level sundeck perfect for sunworshippers with lots of comfy loungers tables and chairs. There is a luxury 6 seater jacuzzi nestled under the thatched gazebo with views of the pool, a hazelnut orchard and a line of fruit trees, cherries, pears, figs and lots of plums! There is table tennis, boules, lots of hammocks and for the not so energetic, English speaking TV, DVD and Wii.

Both our houses were built in 1838 and as you would expect have amazing beams and period features.

The solid stone walls keep them blissfully cool in Summer, aided by air conditioning on those very hot days. In the Winter you can enjoy full central heating or sit around the huge open log fire or woodburner.

There is plenty of room to run about here and we have a wealth of fruit trees which surround our little forest including apricots, walnut, figs, peaches, olives, pears, cherries, apples and lots and lots of plums!

Immerse yourself in the tranquility here and take yourself back to a time less hurried.

In front of Le Papillon is a lovely covered verandah with a big table for al fresco eating and glorious uninterupted views with a BBQ, comfy outdoor furniture and plenty of space to realx, what more could you need!

The renovation at Le Papillon has been a labour of love and has taken nearly three years to complete, it boasts comfortable and spacious accommodation with a very tasteful mixture of rustic and modern furnishings.

Come through the gates and drive down past the pool, through the woods to find Le Papillon.

The country style kitchen has a huge range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, and american style fridge with integral ice and water. We have everything the discerning cook could ask for , slow cooker, ice cream maker, chocolate fountain, fondue set and plancha, everything to make the family holiday one to remember.

In the lounge there is a 40"flat screen TV & DVD hidden away and a new super comfy sofa bed, ( sleeps 2) there is a fabulous wood burner if the weather is cool. We have an amazing massage chair too. Just sit after a long journey and switch it on, heaven! Why not jump in the jacuzzi after too, you will feel brand new!

The family bathroom has a great indoor jacuzzi with coloured lights and jets, or go to the outdoor spa in the garden the choice is yours!

The lounge also has a dining area seating 8-10, so does the terrace outside, you choose where to eat!

We have one double en suite bedroom downstairs with french doors leading to the terrace.

One amazing kids room, also with french doors that lead onto the terrace.

This room sleeps up to 5 and is just heaven for kids! DVD with films, Wii, books, puzzles, games and toys, pencils and paper, not to mention the dressing up box, bunting and disco lights. Kids just won't want to leave!!

Upstairs we have one double bedroom, with adjacent dressingroom/ cot room

For your convenience we have 2 fold up single beds too.

We love babies here and have travel cots, highchairs, sterilisers, changing mats, baby bath and baby monitors for our smallest guests!

More Details

Details for L'Hirondelle, beautiful old stone farmhouse in sunny SW France 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

Sleeps 8 + 2

Looking for the perfect holiday?

Set in stunning countryside filled with sunflowers and fruit orchards, L'hirondelle is a luxurious retreat surrounded by gardens and trees where children can run about safely and there's always plenty to do!

We have two pools here, one heated "endless pool" available all year through and a separate Summer pool so take your pick! There is also a huge 8 seater jacuzzi and an outdoor barrel sauna and steam room not to mention a pool table in the summerhouse, table tennis, boules and for the not so energetic, English speaking TV, DVD and Wii.

There are 4 en suite double bedrooms all with freestanding roll top baths, a/c and heating. We have a huge lounge with a grand open woodburning fire and comfy sofa for 8, satellite TV. The open plan kitchen has everything the discerning cook could ever need. The dining hall in the conservatory overlooks a pretty courtyard complete with peach and olive trees and there is a fabulous sundeck at the back!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Chrissie Underwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2016
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About Chrissie Underwood

We fell in love with this area many years ago, what with its fine climate, fabulous food and a vineyard on just about every corner, what's not to like! Our house was always beautiful but we wanted a little more luxury so after a three year total renovation L'hirondelle is once again open for holidaymakers. A real labour of love, this old farm now has every modern convenience without any loss of its charm!

We run a jacuzzi business here in France so here we have put in the very best spas and saunas on the market today. You will simply feel like a new person after a week of hot water massage under the stars, heaven!

We have put an emphasis on having lots of things to do right here at Bordeneuve, having had kids ourselves we know that its difficult to keep them all happy so here there is always plenty to do.

We hope that you will love the house and the region just as much as we do!

Chrissie Underwood purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Chrissie Underwood chose Lot-et-Garonne

The old houses were built in 1838 and have unique features, old solid stone walls, beams and a huge open fire but it has benefited hugely from the renovations. They now have air conditioning and central heating. You can enjoy a break here at any time of the year, especially as we have a heated endless pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room too. This is an ideal place to relax and unwind and go back to a time a little less hurried.

We are in a fabulous position to get a true taste of sunny SW France, surrounded in history, only 10 minutes from Monflanquin which is one of many surrounding medieval villages and on the doorstep of many romantic castles. All of our local villages have fetes and fairs from Spring to Autumn and in high summer there are bodegas and night markets with music and dancing! Horseriding, rugby, golf watersports on the river, lots of fun themed parks for the kids and loads and loads of vineyards.

Close to Bergerac airport too!

What makes this farmhouse unique

So many unique benefits! State of the art "Endless contra current heated Pool", new 10 x 4 Summer pool at L'hirondelle, 3 jacuzzis, another 8mx4m summer pool, outdoor barrel sauna/steam room, pool table, table tennis, boules, private gardens and woodland, private gated entrance, parking and driveway.

Indoors, full central heating, huge open woodburning fire, woodburner in Le Papillon, air conditioning in the bedrooms, kitchen and lounge, ensuite bedrooms with free standing roll top baths, shower rooms, 2 sun terraces with comfy furniture, tables, loungers, big stone BBQ, Dining indoors and out, a private chef too, if nobody wants to cook. Amazing 3 course meal, , prepared and served at Bordeneuve, cleared up too! Only 30€ per head!!

Local restaurant too open day and night

Guestbook comments from the owner

Birds, a rooster crowing, a distant cow, my daughters little voice...........These are the sounds of the perfect morning at L'hirondelle
May 2015
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L'Hirondelle, beautiful old stone farmhouse in sunny SW France
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything that you would expect from an old french farmhouse and more! There was so much to do, nobody wanted to leave the house! Loved the pools, great to have a choice. Loved the gardens , the kids wandered around picking pears and plums we even found a walnut tree. Local restaurant was fabulous, free drinks on arrival, all aranged by the owners. Lovely house a/c was a real treat, can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Aubin
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Villeneuve sur Lot
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Agen
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Agen
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Aubin
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Pyrannees
Car: necessary

Surrounded by medieval towns, castles and vinyards and only 5 minutes away from the River Lot. Saint Aubin is a tiny village It has its own church and grocery store and a fabulous bar/ restaurant Le Bon Chabrol which is less than 1km from us and opens both lunchtimes and evenings. There are a wealth of places to visit such as the bustling markets at both Libos and Issigeac, Chateau Bonaquil, medieval towns such as Monflanquin, Villereal and Monpazier, you even go hot air ballooning over the beautiful fields of sunflowers at Duras, the list is endless! We have a local golf course at Villeneuve and horse riding stables only minutes from us. There is so much to do at the River too, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, why not hire a boat for a day and marvel at the stunning scenary!

Rates & Availability

Saint-Aubin Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas& NY
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,709
 
 
High Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,546
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,537
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $634
Pet Fee $127

Prices include fluffy towels crisp linen, pool towels and full exclusive use of all of the facilities

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Amenities

Saint-Aubin Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , freestanding roll top bath in the bedroom, ensuite shower
    The Flower Room - toilet , shower , freestanding roll top bath, power point, wc, sink
    The Blue room - toilet , combination tub/shower , freestanding roll top bath, wc sink, power point
    The Pink Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , freestanding roll top bath, wc, sink, power point
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Blue Room - 1 queen , en suite roll top bathroom, a/c and heating
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , roll top bath in bedroom, en-suite with 2m shower, a/c
    The Flower Room - 1 queen , ensuite with freestanding roll top bath, a/c
    The Pink Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single or 1 double bed, en suite with rolltop bath, a/c
  • There are 3 large bedrooms upstairs which can be reached by one of two staircases All have luxury ensuite bathroom/ dressing rooms, with fabulous freestanding roll top baths and shaver points. Downstairs in the master bedroom there is a roll top freestanding bath in the corner and a luxury ensuite with a 2m shower. We love babies here at Bordeneuve and provide cots and highchairs, changing mats and sterilisers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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