PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY – Stay at Les Hirondelles Price From £625 Per WeekVisited 79 times , 4 Visits today
Oven, Hob, Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Washing Machine, Ironing board, Iron, Dishwasher & Slow Cooker.
TV - Satellite/Cable, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player iPod Dock, Board Games, Books, Magazines & Selection of Films.
Walking, Cycling, Photography
Children Welcome,Pets Considered,No Smoking
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Les Hirondelles Price From £625 Per Week
Mountain House, Beautiful house with stunning views in Haute Provence
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Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms. Price From £625 Per Week
We fell in love with Les Hirondelles the first time we walked into it. Wandering out onto its balcony, gazing at the view and hearing the sound of the river Verdon tumbling down the valley we knew we’d found our little mountain home. Everywhere you look, the views are magnificent and the house, as our friend put it, just wraps itself around you. It sits on the side of a mountain in the commune of Clignon Bas, 5 minutes from Colmars les Alpes and is named after the swallows that flit to and fro in front of the balcony at evening time, catching insects.
We have owned our little property for many years and it took much hand wringing to decide to rent it out to others. We have never classed it as merely a ‘holiday home’, but our ‘home in France’. We have made it as homely and comfortable as possible and our recent lovely guests have given us 5-star reviews. It’s a typical ‘mountain’ house and the decor is exactly that, with wooden clad walls and beams. It is extremely ‘snuggly’ in wintertime and bright and airy in summer.
The house sleeps a maximum of 6 in 3 bedrooms (though couples and groups of 4 have found it ideal) each with double bed, 2 chests of drawers and wardrobe space. all accessed by an artisan built wooden spiral staircase.
Downstairs is a large open plan living area with American style kitchen. The living area has an oak beamed inset fireplace for burning logs, comfy sofas, coffee table, dining table and six chairs. Double doors open out onto the balcony that runs the length of property with glorious views down the valley.
The kitchen is very well equipped with more than 6 people could want. Its tiled surfaces are easy to wipe down and keep clean.
The little shower room is off the kitchen and has a great multi-jet shower panel. The local water pressure is fantastic, so your shower promises to be very invigorating! The automatic washing machine is also kept here.
The inner hallway has a utility cupboard with all manner of household appliances – upright vacuum cleaner, electric broom, steam cleaner, iron and ironing board, clothes dryer and pegs, mop and mop bucket, brooms, dust pan and brush. The toilet is also off the inner hall.
The outer hall contains a ski locker and another cupboard used by us to house all our DIY needs. We also store some of our outside garden furniture in here when not in use.
Safety measures include a smoke alarm, fire blanket and fire extinguisher. The stair treads are painted with a clear non slip varnish.
BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade.
Stored in the outer hallway you will find a wooden 4-person garden table and 4 reclining chairs suitable for the balcony, plus a smaller 2-person wooden round table, 4 sunbeds and a parasol. There is also a kettle style BBQ and all BBQ utensils.
Externally there are two canopies which can be wound out to provide shade on the balcony. To the side of the house is a gravelled area containing a 6-person glass table with 6 reclining chairs. This is kept outside all year but is well covered to keep it protected.
Car essential, Off road parking.
The house sits alongside an unpaved track (kept clear in winter by the local farmer). You can see this on the photo of the house. When reaching the house, just past the steps, is a flat grass area for parking.
By Road: It is approximately 800 miles from Calais to Les Hirondelles if you take the autoroute. If you take the Route Nationales or local roads the mileage cannot be determined as this is solely down to the variation and detours each individual chooses to take.
To do this in one go would take approximately 12 hours. A more leisurely approach is to take it in two (or even three) stages and book a hotel for the night(s).
The journey from Nice airport takes approximately 2 hours door to door. Nice is sourced by many scheduled and budget airlines, depending upon departure airport.
5% reduction on prices for two week stays for dates 14 July – 15th September and 15th December 2018 – 9th March 2019.
Returning guests – 5% reduction for one week stays, 10% for two week stays.
Minimum rental – One week – Usually Sat-Sat.
For longer rental periods prices agreed through separate negotiation with owners.
A 25% deposit payable to secure booking.
Balance payable 6 weeks before travel.
A £200 fully refundable payment held as insurance against damage. This will be refunded after the end of your holiday once checks have been carried out.
Charges inclusive of all bed linen, two bath towels per room, t-towels, basic cleaning products and materials food cupboard basics, gas, electricity and logs used.
Maximum of 2 dogs charged at a separate rate.
Payment by bank transfer.
Let your passion for photography flourish in the beautiful region of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, offering a return to rural life at a slower pace and a dream for anyone interested in capturing its lovely landscape, as well as experiencing French culture and cuisine. Stunning scenery, historic buildings and perched villages, breath-taking sunrises and sunsets all contribute to taking you on a magical tour of photography and all that it has to offer, with images that you’ll take home and treasure for a lifetime. For more details or to make a booking please contact Themed Holiday Ideas.
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