(Note that this Gite is in the Village of Pont de Barret and not at Les Beaux Chenes)
Les Hirondelles’, which means ‘The Swallows’, can sleep 2 to 6 people and is a dream holiday home for a romantic couples getaway, a fun family holiday or an excellent base for small groups and friends to explore.
The vacation house has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a glorious private sun terrace, with wonderful views of the Roman church and village, ideal for lounging in the sun, enjoying breakfast croissants and relaxing with evening drinks, watching the swallows at sunset or the fantastic starry night skies.
The home is built over several levels, which means incredible views of the Roman rooftops, the historic village, the Roman church, the rare Roman bridge and the sunbathed countryside of La Drôme-Provencale.
We fell in love with the views and the history of the building, which originally belonged to the Château up the road and then later housed factory workers for the local silk trade. We originally bought the house as a holiday home in 2008 but loved it and Pont de Barret so much that we moved here full time, from England, in 2014. We then bought and set up small gite business ‘Les Beaux Chenes’.
The 3 bedrooms are spread across a number of levels of the house, providing privacy and space for everyone. Kids will love the large, airy attic bedroom at the top of the house. While parents will enjoy the relaxation of the bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the lower level with access out to the river. The holiday home also has a fabulous fully equipped kitchen and lounge with a wood burner, as well as a mezzanine where you can catch up on work or relax and enjoy the views from the terrace.
‘Les Hirondelles’ is in a wonderful tranquil street right in the middle of ‘Le Vieux Village’, the oldest part of Pont-de-Barret, a listed Roman village. The streets of the village are narrow and winding, filled with charm, history and romance, so you can wander happily admiring the Roman and French architecture. The village has a delicious Boulangerie, 3 great restaurants, a friendly bar that says open late and a fascinating wine cave. Within a few minutes, you can wander down to the Roman bridge overlooking the church to admire the surrounding mountains and watch the swallows and swifts swooping over the river Roubion.
The holiday home is just 4 kms away from our gîtes, ‘Les Beaux Chenes’. So we are on hand to offer advice, donkey walks, a drive to explore the local area in our 2CV, share an apéro or to leave you to enjoy the peace and explore on your own!