We spent two weeks here last August. I cannot recommend Le Hiron highly enough.
The house itself is beautiful, painted a rich warm yellow that doesn't show up well on the photos. It sits perfectly in its landscape like an 18th century painting.
The house is down its own long private drive; there are a couple of farmhouses in the distance, but no one is anywhere near close enough to disturb the tranquility. The grounds are extensive and beautifully maintained: we ate figs and plums straight off the tree. The pool is lovely, the water unusually soft. It's a bit narrower than some, but very long - and provided plenty of space for two teenagers, two smaller children, and three adults. It has a fence around it, in accordance with French law. The views across the fields and way beyond are gorgeous in every direction.
Inside, the house is beautifully and painstakingly restored, as it seems in the pictures, but if anything better - and bigger. The main bedroom is huge, with a very comfortable large bed; the second bedroom similarly big. Upstairs is a large attic room which the children found very comfortable. The bedroom in the Pigeonnier is absolutely fine, but as the owners will tell you, more basic than the rooms inside.
Bathrooms have beautiful reclaimed fittings and tiles, lovely old baths and powerful modern showers.
Downstairs, the sitting room is both spacious and comfortable and exquisitely decorated, with handsome antiques - some mid century - and fine paintings (there is lovely art on all the walls). The kitchen is well equipped and stylishly blends old and new; it's large and cool in the heat, and has doors opening onto the terrace, which looks over the "battlements" and beyond. As I recall, it gets sun most of the day and into the evening. There are old flagstone floors downstairs, and there is a small study area which is a good place for small children to play. (NB - there are some lovely things in the house, and if you have children at that age when they like pulling lamps off tables etc, it might not be so relaxing - but our youngest was six and it was fine.)
There are charming villages in the surrounding area; the nearest town with a large supermarket and good restaurants is only a short drive away; we found rivers for wild swimming; there's also two swimming lakes nearby with beach, slides etc which the children enjoyed.
Thank you Francois and Richard for sharing your amazing home.