La Grange des Hirondelles is a recently renovated property situated in a quiet hamlet of a dozen houses, 800 metres from the small village of Bournan. The hamlet of La Soultière is on a rise, and has superb far reaching views over the countryside. It is the only gite on the property. It is reached by a private drive way leading off the nearby public minor road, so traffic noise is almost non-existent, a fact many of our guests comment on. It also means that children can play safely around the gite, although parental supervision is always advisable. There is parking space alongside the gîte for two cars.
The Grange has its own large lawn (1000 sq m) with a children’s swing and a petanque (boules) court. To the rear of the building there is a covered terrace and planted courtyard where visitors can enjoy a secluded barbecue, an alfresco meal by candle light; or simply soak up the sun on the sun beds provided.
The swimming pool is 10m x 5m, and is surrounded by a paved area within a stone wall, meeting French pool security standards, and also providing privacy for pool users. The pool is heated if necessary during the summer (Price Bands A and B). There are wooden loungers and a sun shade around the pool.
The accommodation is very spacious, a fact that all of our guests remark on when they are first shown the property; in all there is over 140 square metres of floor space.
In the sitting room area is a large flat screen TV, receiving French terrestrial programmes, and English and other international programmes via satellite.
There is Wi-Fi in the sitting room of the gite.
The dining area has a table and six chairs. A baby's high chair is available on demand. The fully fitted kitchen has an oven, hob, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher. There are ample facilities for those that enjoy cooking.
The upstairs main bedroom has a double bed and a small single bed. An en-suite shower room with shower, washbasin, and WC opens off this bedroom. A baby's cot is available on request.
The downstairs bedroom has two single beds. There is also a bathroom downstairs with bath, washbasin, and WC.
Bikes can be hired locally, and there are three excellent 18 hole golf courses with driving distance. For those interested in wine, the renowned Vouvray (white) and Chinon (red) wine areas are nearby, where you can visit the vineyards and taste and buy direct.