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Pretty stone house in the Perigord-Limousin Natural Park - 8 people

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large stone house, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, terrace and garden, free WIFI

Stone character cottage, capacity 8 people + a baby in 4 bedrooms with 4 shower rooms. Free WIFI.

Located in the heart of 'The Périgord-Limousin Regional Natural Park' L'Hirondelle enjoys an ideal location for exploring the beautiful and varied attractions of the Haute Vienne, Dordogne and Charente. Activities: walking, cycling, bird watching, golf, horse riding and fishing, boating and many nearby lakes swimming - and just relax!

Inside, the ground floor there is a large lounge / dining room without wall with exposed beams.

A window-door opens onto the terrace or views of the surrounding countryside are fabulous for every season of the year, with rolling hills, fields, and woods.

There is also a toilet.

In one corner there is a well equipped kitchen, where you can watch the garden and fields.

There is plenty of closet and good lighting and a full range of kitchen utensils.

The tiles are easy to clean. All cleaning products and equipment are provided.

On the first floor are 4 large bedrooms with: -2 double and 2 twin beds, en-suite showers. Included are bed linens and bath towels.

More Details

Mrs Gail Fairhurst
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Mrs Gail Fairhurst

Gail & Chris Fairhurst - we're an Englich couple who have lived in the wonderful part of France since January 2009. We look forward to welcoming you to Gite L'Hirondelle - a beautiful, stone built gite that sleeps 8 plus a baby in 4 en-suite bedrooms.

Mrs Gail Fairhurst purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Mrs Gail Fairhurst chose Rochechouart area

Located in the heart of 'Le Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin', L'Hirondelle is ideally situated to explore the beautiful and varied attractions of the Haute-Vienne, Dordogne and Charente departments. Activities include walking, cycling, bird watching, golf, horse riding, or fishing, relaxing, boating and swimming at the many nearby lakes. St Mathieu Lake is just 5 kms away. Rochechouart with its medieval chateau and good selection of restaurants is a 20 minute drive.

The gîte is only 2 kms from the pretty village of St Mathieu with a petrol station, bank, post office, 2 bakers, bars,restaurant, newsagent and a well stocked supermarket. During peak summer months, the village hosts lively night markets with BBQ and live music.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Mathieu in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Two large double bedrooms with double beds (150cm). Two bedrooms with two single beds. Ensuite showers. Wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps. Hairdryer and shaver points. Length mirrors, Electric Fans, Laundry baskets, Towels and bath mats. A remarkable view of the fields
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Pretty stone house in the Perigord-Limousin Natural Park - 8 people
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Maison agréable et ultra fonctionnelle, en famille ou entre amis ; propriétaires aux petits soins.

  • 5 of 5

La maison est vraiment au calme. Mais aussi ultra fonctionnelle, tout en étant agréablement agencée. Le jardin permet de profiter de jeux en extérieur et d'un barbecue le midi ou le soir. Le cadre est idéal pour décompresser et se reposer, en famille ou entre amis. Les propriétaires répondent toujours présents aux diverses sollicitations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Havre de paix entre amis

  • 5 of 5

La maison est exactement comme sur la description et les photos, elle est spacieuse, il y a une salle de bain par chambre avec toilette cela évite de déranger les autres la nuit. Les propriétaires, accueillants, vivent à côté pratique, nous avons même du leur emprunter des couteaux pour ouvrir des huîtres. Nous avons pu passer un excellent weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! Peut-être que nous allons vous voir une autre fois.
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Gite charmant pour vacances en familles

  • 5 of 5

Nous avions réservé pour Noël et n'avons pas été décu.

Nous sommes arrivés dans un gite calme et décoré pour les fêtes.

Une ambiance chaleureuse et confortable.

A recommander

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. Bonne année! Cordialement, Gail et Chris
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Excellent sejour

  • 5 of 5

Très beau vite correspondant aux photos publiées sur le site., parfaitement equipeé, très bien chauffé.

Accueil chaleureux de nos hôtes.

Nous le recommandons très vivement.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! Gail et Chris Fairhurst
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gîte merveilleux

  • 5 of 5

Tout d'abord merci au propriétaire pour leur gentillesse

La maison est formidable rien à dire tout était parfait ce gîte est vraiment excellent

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour et espérons que vous visiterez à nouveau. Gail et Chris Fairhurst
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  • 5 of 5

A mon arrive a L’Hirondelle j’ai etais acceuilli sincerement chalereusement par les hotes ce qui devient rare dans le monde commercial de nos jours.

Je suis reste une semaine ameliorant mes talents de guitariste avec Chris, le sans aucun doute le maitre des cours de guitare.

Les repas presentes par Gail et Chris etaient les meilleures exemples de cuisine « maison » que j’ai goute depuis un certain nombres d’annees.

En ce qui me concerne ces personnes fantastiques ont le meilleur « Bed and Breakfast » en France.

Bravo pour eux et j’ai l’intention de revenir visiter dans le futur proche.

Upon my arrival at L’Hirondelle I was greeted by the hosts with a sincere warmth that is becoming quite rare in the modern commercial world in which we live.

I stayed for a week improving my guitar skills with Chris the undoubted master of guitar tuition.

The meals presented by Gail and Chris were some of the best examples of home cooked cuisine I have tasted in many a year.

As far as I am concerned these fantastic people have set the bench mark for Bed and Breakfast accommodation in France.

Well done to them and I intend to visit again in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! Thank you very much!
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Terrace
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf de la Preze ou St Junien
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Limoges ou Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Albert Tardoire
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
St Mathieu lac
Car: necessary

Nearby there is the picturesque Lake Recreation St Mathieu, which offers a sandy beach with safe swimming, fishing, sailing and pedal boats. There is also a bar which is open all day in summer.

St Mathieu also organizes summer bustling markets of producers of the country, where you can buy local produce, which is barbecued in the commune. There are also drinks and entertainment for sure it's a fantastic evening al fresco.

There are several other leisure lakes within a half hour drive from L'Hirondelle each with their own atmosphere and opportunities for large family day out.

Two favorites are: St. Estephe and south Charente Lakes of the North, which have excellent beaches and supervised swimming areas. One of the Charente lakes also has a sailing school and an equestrian center.

You can discover the beautiful castles of the road Richard the Lionheart. There are 16 in total, the Magic Castle Montbron majestic castle of Rochechouart, perched on a hill.

Limoges, capital of porcelain in France, is only 45 km from us. One can reach the beautiful cities of Angoulême and Périgueux in less than an hour by car.

It is especially important to mention here Brantome, 40 km to the south, which is known as the Venice of the Perigord. It is surrounded by water, with the center, a magnificent abbey overlooking the dam Dronne.

You can rent canoes in which to paddle around the canals of the city or, if you feel more active, travel downstream Bourdeilles neighbors for a day on the water.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Mathieu, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ete 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automne 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Hiver 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Noel/St Sylvestre 17/18
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £275.26

Inclus sont les linges de lit, les serviettes de bain, l'éléctricité et l'eau . Veuillez noter que pour les locations de automne et hiver, il a un supplément pour le fioul domestique au prix locals.
La plupart des clients choisissent de se nettoyer le gîte. Toutefois, un service de nettoyage peut être fourni moyennant un supplément de €50.

Taxe de sejour €0.20/adulte/nuit - 1/5-30/9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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