L'Hirondelle

St Aubin, Lot-et-Garonne
Self-catering


For lazing and stargazing, cycling and canoeing. Choose local wines and food from Monflanquin market – you’ve all the kit to cook with

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

Laze in the pools, gazing at the stars.  Chrissie and Simon run a spa business in the Alps so know what they’re doing! Their pale stone, two-storey, two-stair house, its pillared entrance swathed in wisteria, is just outside the village of St Aubin in the wide Lot valley. It’s an easygoing place with a mix of old and new features and furniture, and masses of room outside and in for family groups and for four couples. The master bedroom is the biggest, with a walk-in shower and French windows straight out to the garden; the other three charm too, touches of colour lifting the white theme; all have bathrooms with roll top baths and retro washbasins. The airy, light ground floor has a conservatory off the open-plan living space with its fireplace, huge cream sofas and TV (behind closed doors). And, separated by an island unit, is the low-key and extraordinarily well-equipped kitchen – doesn’t everyone need an ice cream maker? You can canoe on the river five minutes away; it’s ten to medieval Monflanquin. Hire a bike to visit castles and vineyards and return for a soak in the hot tub. Good fun.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Very special handmade treats

£100 per week per dog

Dog baskets and towels, private woodland and gardens, perfect for dog walks in any direction. Advice given

Meals
Restaurants 1.5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £285
Weekly price
from £2000
Damage deposit
£500
Surcharges
Heating charge in winter.
1 House for 8
From £2856 beds4 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from

  • Take yourself back to a time less hurried and chill out. Lots to do here, heated endless pool AND 10 x 4m Summer pool, huge hot-tub, outdoor barrel sauna/steam room, pool table, boules, table tennis too. A/C for superhot days. Tennis & golf nearby
  • Lots of fantastic restaurants nearby in medieval Monflanquin., perfect for lunch and dinner too! In Summer Thursdays night market is perfect for wine, music and song in one of the prettiest villages in France, 2 fab Boulangerie/Patisseries here too. mmm!
  • Don't want to cook? Our chef can create a mouthwatering feast! Candlelit dinners & waitress service too!. Just for one or for every night, the choice is yours. Perfect for celebrations. He can prepare and leave a meal for your first night too, no stress!
  • Lots of vineyards round here, all great! Our favourite is Tertres du Plantou, organic, excellent. The owner speaks English and opens up to visitors for tasting. She is so passionate about her wine, grapes and the vineyard, you will just love it all.
  • We are surrounded by ancient medieval towns, castles steeped in history and underground caverns. There are amazing fun places for kids, markets and fairs, golf and we are just 5 mins from the River Lot., horseriding, tennis and rugby here in St Aubin too!
  • Looking for a special place for a special occasion? We can sleep up to 20 with Le Papillon, ,right next door, Celebrate here Summer or Winter alike as we have central heating and a glorious huge open fire. Heaven!