All 3 gites have been fully refurbished since taking them over in May 2015 and have been upgraded in a modern shabby chic style. They are all very well equipped and offer excellent holiday accomodation. All of the holiday accommodations also have the added bonus of their own private gardens should guests want to enjoy some relaxing quiet time to themselves, a unique feature as very few gites offer private space. The gardens come with outside rattan lounge furniture, dining furniture and a barbeque. There is also a large courtyard with a grassed area where guests often socialise and play games etc with their children. There are swings and many games and equipment for families to enjoy fun times together. Next to the swimming pool is another communal dining area under partial shade of a grapevine covered pergoda. The swimming pool is a large 12 meter by 6 meter heated pool with plenty of space around it for lounging in the sun. There are open views over the surrounding countryside which often consist of sunflowers which is breathtaking when they are in their prime. Please note that cots can be provided if required and placed in your choice of accomodation.
L'Athena underwent a full refurbishment project in 2018 and is now a very high end property with all the home comforts.
Downstairs flooring has been replaced, new downlighting, new hearth, chimney and woodburner, new fully fitted kitchen with new appliences, new bathroom and shower... the list is endless and the results are amazing.
L'Athena is the smallest of our 3 gites offering 2 bedrooms, a shower room with WC upstairs and an open plan lounge with fitted kitchen / diner. It also offers English satellite TV, DVD player, music docking station, wood burner, electric oven, gas hob, 2 fridges, washer, microwave, freezer, iron, ironing board, fans, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery etc.
The main bedroom has a king size double bed and bedroom furniture. The second bedroom is a single bedroom with full size bunk beds to sleep 2 people.
L'Athena is perfect for smaller families or couples throughout the year.
"Thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing stay…everything we needed in a beautiful location."
" Peaceful Luxury. The owners Mike & Clare were lovely, helpful and informative. Nothing was too much trouble. They made us feel very welcome. I would happily recommend this gite to friends and family ( but only after I have managed to get another booking first !!! )" M. South.
"The perfect home from home. We can highly recommend any of the gites on the property, especially with the care and attention that Mike & Clare have put into them and into making sure their guests are happy.One of the best places we have stayed and if we visit this beautiful area again we would'nt consider staying with anyone else. Cannot recommend this enough. Thanks for a great fortnight"
"We were blown away with the accomodation and the standard of the refurbishment. It is simply stunning and we have already booked for next year and the year after. It is not just a holiday home it really does tick all the boxes and could easily be someones main home. Beautiful. Mike & Clare were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they were full of lots of useful tips and recomendations of things to do in this lovely area of France. we have only just scraped the surface of things to do in the area and cannot wait until next year when we can resume our adventure."Kevin C
Clare & mike were great hosts with lots of local knowledge. The Gite was absolutely stunning. Everything was brand new and good quality. Our stay was brilliant and we will certainly be returning. The kids loved the pool especially,sad to be leaving but are happy that we will be coming back again. Mrs N.
"this was our third stay at L'Athena at Le Repos Des Hiboux and this should say enough about our thoughts about the accommodation and its location. Mike and Clare are the perfect hosts and the accommodation is continually being upgraded. The location is ideal with so many places all within an hours drive, from coast, historic castles, zoo's and the great french culture. A great place, Great hosts, book it !!!" Paul
"A great couple of weeks, very relaxing. Our hosts were very helpful and pointed us in the right direction for fabulous days out"
The Wheatfields is also a deceptively spacious large 3 bedroom high quality gite offering a large lounge, downstairs WC and large fully equipped kitchen /diner with access out to its own private large side garden overlooking open countryside. This garden is a perfect place to watch fantastic sunsets throughout the year. It also offers English satellite TV, DVD player, music docking station, wood burner, electric oven, gas hob, 2 fridges, washer, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, iron, ironing board, fans, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery etc.
Upstairs consists of 3 bedrooms, two of which are large doubles with vaulted ceilings and a further single bedroom with full size bunk bed. The master bedroom also has an ensuite shower room with sink and WC. The second bedroom can either be made up as a king size double or twin depending on guest personal requirements. There is a main bathroom with bath, shower over bath, sink and WC. In the lounge the leather corner suite also converts to a double bed should additional sleeping arrangements be required.
“Had a lovely stay. The gîte is very comfortable and the atmosphere friendly and warm. Lots of interesting places to visit "