Converted barn in rural SW France

France - Haute Vienne, Limousin - St Mathieu

Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,L'Hirondelle Gite (French rural holiday home)
L'Hirondelle Gite (French rural holiday home)
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,St Mathieu lake
St Mathieu lake
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,Vidiex lake beach park
Vidiex lake beach park
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,St Estephe lake beach area
St Estephe lake beach area
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,Walking home
Walking home
Home exchange in,France,St Mathieu,View of the hamlet
View of the hamlet
  • Sleeping capacity8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Hospitality Exchange Wanted

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

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Jan 30, 2021 - Mar 13, 2021 Australia
Open to all dates France | Midi-Pyrénées, France | Alsace, France
Open to all dates England, United Kingdom | Wales, United Kingdom | Scotland, United Kingdom

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Spacious detached 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home on 2 floors with garden and terrace. Large open plan living/dining/kitchen ground floor. French doors lead from the dining area onto the terrace and out to the enclosed garden. On the terrace, there is a table & chairs for outside dining and a charcoal BBQ.

There are 2 double (king-size) bedrooms and 2 twin single bed rooms. All bedrooms have an en-suite shower room with toilet and washbasin. One of the doubles has a bathroom with shower over the bath. There is also a ground floor toilet with washbasin.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher, electric hob and oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, food mixer. fridge and freezer. There is a large dining table and chairs for 8 people plus a high chair if required. The lounge area has 3 sofas and an armchair, foot stool, coffee table and unit housing the TV, DVD and CD player. There are lots of books, DVDs and a selection of games.

We live in the same hamlet and will be available to welcome and settle you in to the gite. We may or may not be here for the whole of your stay but will provide contact information in case of any queries if we are away from home.

Please note - we cannot use our gite for exchanges at Easter or in July & August as these are our busy times when we rent out the gite as part of our business.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Second home


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Baby Equipment
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Rural

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Quiet, rural hamlet of only 4 homes, just 2 kms from a village with all day to day amenities. The area is famous for its Limousine beef cattle, rolling hills, woods and lakes.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

This is the heart of rural France with rolling hills and many lakes. It's a paradise for those who love walking and the challenge of cycling those hills. Many of the lakes have leisure facilities - swimming beaches, children's play areas, snack bars, picnic tables and walking tracks. Saint Mathieu lake is one of these, an easy 5 minute drive. There are 2 others within a 20 minute drive - Saint Estephe and Videix.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars

  • La Phare - Saint Mathieu
  • La Terrace - Saint Mathieu

Interesting day trips

  • Cognac
  • Brantome
  • Dordogne river valley

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please leave our house as clean and tidy as you find it. Please do not use bleach or products with bleach as this will interrupt the function of our septic tank (fosse septique).

Please recycle rubbish whenever suitable (full info will be available on what can be recycled and how)

We are happy for well behaved dogs to accompany responsible owners. We do ask that dogs don't go into the bedrooms or lie on the sofas. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Hospitality Exchange Wanted

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