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“A Memorable Extended Family Holiday”
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Stone gite with terrace and garden
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Stone gite with terrace and garden
Open plan lounge, kitchen & dining area with French doors onto terrace Lounge & dining for 8 with UK & French TV, CD player, radio, Free WIFI
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19 reviews
Stone gite with terrace and garden
Open plan lounge, kitchen & dining area with French doors onto terrace
Lounge & dining for 8 with UK & French TV, CD player, radio, Free WIFI
Modern fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher & fridges
Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery & glasses
Kitchen area with 2 fridges so plenty of space for food & drinks (freezer in lobby)
Dining area with French doors to private terrace and garden
King-size double bedroom with en-suite full bathroom (cot can be added)
Bright, en-suite king-size double bedroom - view over garden, fields & wooded valley
Comfortable en-suite twin bedroom with view over fields and woodland
Twin en-suite bedroom with DVD player - great for children or teenagers!
Galleried landing with stair gate
One of the 4 modern en-suite shower-rooms - all with shaver sockets & heated towel rails
Loungers to catch the sun
Terrace & Garden viewed from French doors
Spring flowers
Winter 2010 at L'Hirondelle Gite
Friendly neighbour in the winter snow
Winter sunrise
Brantome - a pretty local town for a lovely day out
Local chateau of La Rochefoucauld - another good day out
Chateau 3 kms from St Mathieu - Chateau Rocher
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Saint-Mathieu, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Mybill_13
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“A Memorable Extended Family Holiday”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

As part of our Golden Wedding celebrations, my husband and I took my sister (from Canada), and my brother and sister-in-law (from Scotland) to be with other family members in this lovely part of France.
The five of us were very pleased with the accommodation we booked at L'Hirondelle Gite as it is so peaceful, has four large and very comfortable en-suite bedrooms and a spacious and pleasant open-plan kitchen/ living/dining area.
The Gite is a pleasant walk to the village of St Matthieu which has a well-stocked supermarket and two boulangeries where we got fresh bread etc. each day.
Gail and Chris were very welcoming and helpful and we were able to settle in very quickly.
Outside, there is a pleasant patio area where we could enjoy al fresco meals. Although the garden needs some attention, we were able to use the loungers when we wished to enjoy the wonderful weather.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend L'Hirondelle Gite to a friend.

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Liked best: The location was convenient for us.
Liked least: The garden
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Michael P
1 review
“Beautiful area, beautiful gite”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Great place to stay for a holiday in France. The gite has everything that you could possibly need to make your stay very enjoyable. Owners Chris and Gail were very amenable.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Many thanks for your kind words. We hope we'll see you again some time.

Gail & Chris Fairhurst
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207christ...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Such a fab gite to stay in, all amenities covered.”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family and I stayed gite for two weeks at the end of July. Gail and Chris could not be more welcoming. We loved the gite, and having a farm next door kept our little one thoroughly entertained. The area is great for exploring.
Gail was always on hand for any advice we might need, and it was lovely to have sheets, towels etc all changed during our 2 week stay.
I would not hesitate to recommend this gite to anyone. It is in a great spot with lots of amenities very close by.
We will certainly return to stay there again.

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Liked best: The gite was lovely, Gail and Chris were always around should we need advice.
Liked least: Nothing really, only the weather wasn't always great, but that can't be controlled.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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ToniW01
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“A thoughtfully provided gite - helped make this a truly relaxing break.”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My husband and I recently travelled with my parents to stay at L'Hirondelle, we were warmly welcomed and provided with all the essential information. All our small queries were answered throughout our stay.
The gite was very comfortable and very well equipped, if you enjoy reading, there are numerous books to kee you occupied during your stay. The gite was very well located to explore the surrounding villages and towns, but is located just outside the village and is very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending L'hirondelle and the hospitality of Gail and Chris.

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Liked best: Enclosed garden - perfect for our dog.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Graham E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“Another Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Once again we stayed at L'Hirondelle and it was as good as ever. The gite is comfortable well proportioned and in a wonderfully tranquil setting but only just a 2 minute drive from the village of St. Mathieu which has 2 boulangeries, an Intermarche supermarket a bank plus numerous other shops and one or two cafes and restaurants.

Gail and Chris are superb hosts (nothing is too much trouble) and Gail's cooking is both fabulous and generous - we can highly recommend taking their 20 Euro pp meal offer up on the first night when you arrive.

We will be returning again soon

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