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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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20 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 20 reviews
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Janet A
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Clean and Well Equipped Gite, Helpful and Friendly Hosts”
Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This being our second visit here we knew that it would be excellent. Gail and Chris have made a number of alterations, which have improved the layout no end.

They are so kind in keeping us informed of 'events' that are happening locally and were able to attend a Bee Fete in a nearby village and a vintage car rally too.

The beds are very comfortable, three rooms have showers and the fourth has a bath (all ensuite). There are plenty of walking to be had and the bakery in the village (there are actually two and we did try both) are excellent. The supermarket was well stocked and prices were very reasonable.

Although we did not need it I noticed it has a child safety gate on the stairs.

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Liked best: The fact that the gite was spacious
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NMars
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“Fabulous family holiday”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Two wonderful weeks with Chris and Gail. The location is beautiful, the gite fabulous and family friendly, the hosts fantastic. Chris and Gail very welcoming and super supportive when we had a car crisis.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Quiet rural location, just outside village
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Nina D
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect Base Camp”
Reviewed 26 May 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We stayed at L'Hirondelle during a bitterly cold but gloriously sunny week towards the end of February. We didn't actually spend much time at the property as we spent the week hunting for a property to buy in the area and were out from dawn to dusk most days travelling across the region for viewings. When we were there Chris and Gail were a mine of information and certainly helped us think through what we were looking for in a property and were able to offer advice from their experiences of looking for a French home.
The Gite was very comfortable and well equipped with a good small secure garden, we travelled with our two dogs. Surrounding area very pleasant for walking and a well stocked supermarket a short drive away.

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Liked best: A good base for seeing the area, cosy and comfortable at the end of a busy day.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Graham E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“Great Hospitality and Comfortable Accommodation”
Reviewed 20 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Gail and Chris are bright, cheerful and very welcoming hosts. We stayed both B&B and rented the gite. The dinner Gail prepared on the day we arrived was superb and would rank favourably alongside any meal prepared by well known chefs. The accommodation is comfortable and well furnished. We had a great time there and will be returning.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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