x Les Hirondelles, St Crepin de Richemont , Brantome, Dordogne - x Peaceful Location, 5 minutes from Brantome and 5 mins from Chateau de Richemont
Pool / Spa
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Enhanced cleaning practices
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Probably the nicest pool and views I've ever enjoyed
Spent 6 nights and 5 days here in August 2019. Alun and Sandra are an absolutely lovely couple, very helpful and knowledgeable and great company for drinks too on the couple of nights they joined us sat outside. Nothing was a problem for them. The property is in a stunning countryside hilltop location with magnificent views. I wouldn't hesitate to come back again. Couldn't have been better.
You don't often find these.
A real gem. The area is lovely. The owners are very helpful and easy to talk to. The pool is great. We don't want to say too much as it may be booked up when we next wish to go.
Thank you Paul. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed this lovely area.
Lovely gite, lovely location and lovely hosts!
We had a wonderful 2 weeks here. It was all we could have asked for. The gite itself was clean, very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The pool area was well maintained and very relaxing. Alun and Sandra are great hosts and were there if we needed anything. We found them very easy to chat to and very relaxed.
The location of the gite is rural but within a very short driving distance of Brantome, which is a very pretty, lovely town where you can find many restaurants and cafes.
Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Thank you Sian & Jon we really enjoyed your company and glad you had a good time at our gite, Brantome and the surrounding area. It would be lovely to see you again sometime.
Lovely gite in a beautiful location
This is a beautiful gite in a stunning location on the edge of the Limousine- Perigord National park. It’s the ground floor of an old house & has been renovated to a high standard but still retains a real french feel. It has a wonderful pool area which overlooks fields and is so quiet and peaceful. It’s only 5 minutes drive from Brantome & easy drive to lots of interesting places in the area. The owners live on site and are always happy to help if you need them but otherwise keep a low profile & let you get on with your holiday. It’s a really relaxing retreat - we spent 9 days there & would love to go again.
Thank you very much Karen & Dave for your review. It was lovely to meet you and we hope that you do come again. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and also the surrounding areas. Thank you for leaving the gite so clean and we hope you have a safe journey home.
Sandra & Alun
A little disappointing
We were a bit disappointed with this apartment. Although much of it is very nice and it looked lovely in the photos and description, the reality didn’t quite live up to them. The apartment is in the basement and has two very large rooms joined by a hallway across the front into which a very narrow kitchen has been squeezed. The lounge and bedroom which are well furnished, each have one small window and a curtained glass door onto the hallway which means that they get little natural light so are rather dark. Unfortunately the poor ventilation makes the place rather stuffy and hot at times and with no screens the windows at ground level let in mosquitoes at night. There aren’t any proper units in the kitchen, just an old cupboard and two bench units with everything on open shelves exposed to the flies. The fridge is in an alcove at the far end. The good sized bathroom is at the other end with a big shower. Nice big fluffy towels are provided and also pool towels if you ask.
The outdoor area is delightful with a big sunny patio and a lovely shaded gazebo by the beautiful pool. However it would be good to make it clear where the guests are supposed to sit. You indicated we could use the pool area and gazebo. Yet, when we were about to have lunch in the gazebo on a hot day, you made us feel so uncomfortable about wanting it for your friends that we felt obliged to move.
There are several small things that would make the apartment more comfortable. For instance, putting cushions on the dining chairs that fit and don’t hang off the edge. Echoing a previous reviewer (which doesn’t seem to have been taken on board) we too would have liked a few proper utensils to cook with. We were looking forward to doing our laundry but weren’t allowed access to the washing machine and had to ask Sandra to do it for us which wasn’t as convenient. This place could be really great with the investment of a bit of money and attention. As it is though, we wouldn’t choose to stay there again.
The apartment is on the ground floor not in the basement - we do not have a basement. The apartment is cool in summer and certainly not stuffy. The washing machine was new so I was keen to show how it worked as the instructions were in French and I was not sure that the guests spoke French. Regarding the sitting areas the guests are free to sit where they like but on this particular day the the lady sat at a 6/8 seater table under the gazebo using her tablet. As we had 3 friends for lunch, one being a 93 year old lady, I merely asked if she would be sitting there for lunch if not we would sit there to save getting the 93 year old up the stairs. There is 4 seater table with comfy chairs and umbrella for the guests use as well. Unfortunatley this lady had some bad news just before she arrived as a result of which she was forced to cancel 30 odd trips which naturally did not make her very happy. Unfortunatley she was uncommunicative and very unfriendly. As for the kitchen it does have a shabby chic cupboard so I assume that is the "old" cupboard referred to.
Man made beaches by lakes at St Esteph 30 mins drive and at La Jemeye 45 mins drive.
Bergerac 1 hour 20 mins drive, Limoges, 1 hour 20 mins, Bordeaux 2 hours drive.
5 mins walk to the Chateau de Richemont, 5 mins drive to Brantome, 15 mins drive to Bordeilles, 20 mins drive to Perigeux, 1 hour 45 mins drive to Salat,
Montignac and Dordogne River. 2 hours drive to Bordeaux.
Brantome has an Aldi supermarket, a Carrefour supermarket and an independent supermarket, there are numerous bakers, 3 butchers and various gift and clothes shops. There are 2 banks and a Post Office in Brantome.
Market day is Friday. Farmers market in July & August on Tuesdays
- English, French
About Alun Jones
Sandra & Alun Jones We have lived here in France for 15 years and love the peace and quiet of our home which is situated in a small Hamlet of St Crepin de Richemont. We chose this place as we are 5 mins from the beautiful market town of Brantome, also called the Venice of the Perigord. Brantome is a bustling little town throughout the season. We enjoy meeting our guests some of which have come back over the years and we have formed friendships and spent some delightful times sharing a glass of wine and chatting about the area which is truly beautiful.
Alun Jones purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Alun Jones chose Saint-Crépin-de-Richemont
We loved the house with the spectacular views and the peace and quiet of the area. There are beautiful little villages and towns to visit and the airports are not too far away. Also there is no traffic to speak of and no pollution. Travelling around the Dordogne is so easy with good roads everywhere.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our house suits us because it is divided into two apartments. We live in the larger one on the first floor and the smaller apartment is used for family and friends and our guests. That way everyone has their own space. We love sitting round the pool in summer and eating outside with the beautiful views and the fresh clean air. We can walk directly into the woods and down into the main area of St Crepin de Richemont plus the Chateau de Richemont is 5 mins walk away.