Welcome to Les Hiboux and the Charente, France!
We have two holiday homes set in the heart of the French countryside, close to the towns of Brossac, Chalais and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in the south-west of France.
We primarily cater to family holidays in France. The two bedroom holiday homes and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region are ideal for families with young children. We offer the perfect place for parents to relax, while providing a safe haven for children to play and enjoy themselves.
The two bedroom gite is contained in one end of a 17th century stone farmhouse and has full amenities and a private fenced garden.
The two bedroom chalet is set away from the main house and has full amenities and a private terrace.
Both holiday homes are set in two acres of land, to which you and your family have full access, and there is a ten metre long, one metre deep fenced swimming pool which is ideal for children.
The holiday homes have full kitchens, but if you don't fancy cooking we can provide your family with evening meals freshly made with local produce, much of it from our own garden.
Facilities for Children
Our fenced swimming pool is 10 metres long and 1 metre deep, making it perfect for children. There is extensive space for children to run and play safely within the grounds of the main house. There is a secret wendy house hidden in our bamboo forest, and we have a large trampoline and swings, as well as a large selection of toys and games to keep children entertained.
We can provide cots, high chairs, baby baths etc. if required.
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The Surrounding Area
Les Hiboux is six kilometres away from the lovely small hilltop town of Brossac. The pretty town of Brossac offers restaurants, a bakery (boulangery), a butcher (bouchery), banking, a small supermarket, a pharmacy and postal service. Twenty minutes away is the town of Chalais, at which you can find a busy Monday market, supermarkets and an impressive hilltop Chateau.
Brossac is at a convenient crossroads to the Dordogne, Charente Maritime, and Aquitaine, each no more than 15 minutes away. We are also within easy access of day visits to the coast and the major destinations of Bordeaux, Cognac, St Emilion, Angouleme and more.
The climate of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine is one of the sunniest outside of the Mediterranean coastal areas. The sunny summer weather is ideal for families with young children because gentle onshore breezes help to prevent the oppressive heat that you can find on the Mediterranean coastline. Average summer temperatures are around 28-30°C.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in the south-west of France, is less well-known than other holiday regions of France, and we love it for that reason. Life here in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine is simple and sedate, perfect for a relaxing peaceful holiday, and ideal for an affordable family holiday.
The region has many kinds of natural beauty, from the Atlantic coast, to the undulating green hills inland, to the foothills of the Massif Central. If you are looking for beaches, there are many swimming lakes with lake beaches, as well as the beaches of the Atlantic coast. If you are looking to explore nature, the gentle inland scenery provides great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding. If you are looking for culture, there are many historic towns, chateaux and monuments to visit. If you are simply looking to relax with your children in peaceful surroundings then Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the perfect spot for you.
On this website we have tried to provide you with relevant information about the holiday homes and the surrounding Nouvelle Aquitaine area, but if you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to contact us.
Geoff and Jenny
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