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Beautiful converted barn - La Grange at Les Hiboux family friendly cottages.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Family-friendly rural location with superb shared swimming pool & garden.

Les Hiboux gites are typical Charentaise self catering properties that maintain all the traditional features of rural France while having been renovated to a high standard to include all the mod cons to make the holiday a real pleasure.

Each of these houses has its own terrace, with patio furniture for “al fresco” eating and there is a communal barbecue area. The homes look onto the courtyard, which is at the end of a short driveway and has plenty of parking space.

In the 3 acres of enclosed gardens with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, the properties share a 5mX10m swimming pool. It has steps leading down into the water and is surrounded by a terraced area which is ideal for sunbathing. For safety, the pool is surrounded by a wall with a lockable self-closing gate.

In the formal area, trees and flowerbeds surround a gated and fenced pond, and there is a boules pitch.

There are a great many activities on site for both children and adults. A games room is available just off the courtyard, with table tennis, table football, a pool table and outdoor sports equipment. Bicycles for all ages are available. There are two fields, the first of which has a children’s area with swings, a slide, children’s cabin, football goal posts and a large sunken trampoline. The lower field is left as a wildlife habitat.

Deep in the French countryside, this is truly a holiday haven.

More Details

Owner
Tim & Ellen Weir
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

Why Tim & Ellen Weir chose Deux-Sevres

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crézières in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Separate toilet with sink located in downstairs hallway.
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , Bed 6 En-suite shower & sink. Separate wc just outside room.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 full bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 en-suite shower, additional wc on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Plenty of space for a cot too
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Space for a cot also
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor with en-suite shower room.
  • On the 1st floor there are 2 double and 3 twin bedrooms. On the ground floor there is 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower. We have several cots available for the under 2s. Also the ability to add single beds to enable triple rooms for some rooms. Please ask us for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful converted barn - La Grange at Les Hiboux family friendly cottages.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Delightful gite, fabulous shared gardens & pool.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Lovely, child-friendly gardens

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Perfect for active people ready for a rest.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Rural location with loads to do.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Shirley
5

Comfy beds at a fab location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Les Hiboux, Chef Boutonne, family holiday

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Niort
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Niort
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Limalonges N10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

'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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crézières, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
£1,925
 
 
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 7 nights
£1,210
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£880
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
Winter/Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£880
 
 
Early Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 7 nights
£1,155
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 7 nights
£1,925
 
 
Late Summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,210
for 7 nights
£1,210
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£960
for 2 nights
From
£480
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All utilities, towels, linen and local holiday tax are included in the quoted prices. We ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit on booking and then the remaining 75% to be paid 12 weeks before the start date of the holiday.
No hidden extras.
Saturday changeovers only in peak summer season. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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