Les Hirondelles

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Villa/House Wellness
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Parking Space

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Sit back in the outdoor hot tub or perhaps beside the poolside bar as you gaze out towards the beautiful Lot landscapes around you. Not far from the Dordogne border, Les Hirondelles exudes historic character alongside contemporary elegance and is a fine family home for a restful holiday with many superb features.

This stunning house is set within 14 acres and sleeps up to 16 guests with ample space to spread out and truly relax. It was refurbished in 2023 with a brand new extension and cinema room added. Back to the original part of the house, guests can expect traditional design and high standards across the vast lounge with a 80” TV, a gorgeous kitchen-diner and three double bedrooms with super king-size double beds. The master bedroom is especially attractive with its modern en suite bathroom and windows opening out to the terrace with such pretty vistas.

Discover two further double bedrooms, each one with an en suite shower room, in the traditional extension, then the striking new ground floor development with an indoor jacuzzi, sauna, cinema lounge and pool table alongside the final two bedrooms, one master en suite double and a unique quad room with four double beds in stylish alcoves.

Les Hirondelles’ seamless blend of old and new is certainly impressive, as are the beautiful grounds with a flower-filled garden, the second jacuzzi (this one outdoors), a picture-perfect veranda for tranquil breakfasts, stone statues, a fountain and the idyllic swimming pool overlooking rural scenery. When the sun is a little too much, seek shade in the poolside lounge with its sofas, bar, sink and fridge.

The local village, 2.5km away, is tiny yet is home to an excellent restaurant, performing arts centre and an outdoor cinema – it hosts a much-loved film festival in August! Just a little further, within a 5km drive, are the shops, restaurants and weekly Sunday morning market of characterful Cazals. Discover hiking trails, mountain biking and fishing opportunities nearby alongside summer watersports at Lac Vert, just 10 minutes away by car.  

Canoeing or kayaking along the Dordogne River is also a must, perhaps near Domme, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ reached within half an hour. Experience the Périgord Noir’s finest gastronomy in Sarlat-la-Canéda, around 40km by car, and visit some of the region’s iconic grand châteaux. Don’t miss the Jardins de Marqueyssac, especially in the summer when you can often explore in the coolness of the evening.

Wine-lovers note that some of the world’s best Malbecs are produced in Cahors’ vineyards, a handsome medieval town half an hour away, also home to Le Pont Valentré, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Another one of France’s most popular destinations is the pilgrim’s town of Rocamadour, not far from the amazing caves at Gouffre de Padirac, yet another fantastic day out in this wonderful region of France.

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What you should know…

  • There are three separate wings in this house, each with different style bedrooms. Please see the ‘Property Layout’ section for details.
  • Air-conditioning is only featured in the bedrooms (via mobile units).

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Electric Car Charger Smart TV Sauna/Steam Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Home Cinema Heating Parking Space

House Interiors

Original House Interiors (sleeps 6 guests)

-    Living area with fireplace, 80” TV and doors leading to terrace
-    Large dining room
-    Mezzanine lounge
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher
-    Utility room
-    Master bedroom 1 with super king-size double bed, doors opening to terrace with views and en suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom 2 with super king-size double bed (can be split into twin)
-    Bedroom 3 with super king-size double bed (can be split into twin)
-    Family bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
-    Access to terrace and outdoor jacuzzi
-    Access to tower

Traditional Extension (sleeps 4 guests, accessed via its own door or via original house)

-    Bedroom 4 with super king-size double bed (can be split into twin) and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom 5 (via spiral staircase) with super king-size double bed (can be split into twin) and en suite shower room

New Ground Floor Development (sleeps 6 guests)

-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher
-    Master bedroom 6 with super king-size double bed (can be split into twin) and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom 7 with four small double beds (each one screened off for privacy)
-    Family bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
-    Home-cinema lounge and pool table
-    Indoor jacuzzi and sauna

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (10x5m, depth: 1.2-2m) with electric safety cover. Open approximately May to October
-    Poolside sun loungers and dining area
-    Pool bar with sink, fridge and shaded lounge 
-    6-person jacuzzi 
-    Barbecue
-    Veranda for al-fresco dining
-    Garden and 14 acres of grounds (including grazing horses)
-    Fountain
-    Electric vehicle charger (extra cost)
-    Outbuildings (barn and stables used for storage)
-    Parking on driveway

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Mobile a/c units in every bedroom
-    Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon
-    Home cinema
-    Table tennis
-    Pool table
-    Board games
-    Sauna
-    Indoor and outdoor jacuzzi
-    EV charger (extra cost)
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Les Hirondelles
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Les Hirondelles is in the Lot department of France, close to the border of Dordogne. This is a fine region of southern France ideal for exploring the beauty of the Dordogne (Domme and La Roque-Gageac are only half an hour away) alongside Cahors and other gorgeous villages and market towns of the Lot.

Fly into Bergerac, Brive-Souillac or Toulouse Airport whilst the nearest train station is Cahors (27km) with direct SNCF services from Paris. The local village is 2.5km away, home to a restaurant, a performing arts theatre and an impressive outdoor cinema that hosts a film festival towards the end of August.

There is a small supermarket, other shops (including a bakery), restaurants and a Sunday morning market in Cazals (5km), a good base for hiking trails, mountain biking routes and a fishing lake with picnic areas and pedal boats in the height of the summer. Heading south, Catus’ Lac Vert (10km) offers seasonal activities such as canoeing/kayaking, pedal boats and an inflatable waterpark.

Of course, there are further canoeing/kayaking opportunities along the Dordogne River near Domme (28km) alongside summer boat trips from La Roque-Gageac (31km). Some of the region’s most iconic French châteaux can be found near the banks of the Dordogne including Château des Milandes (37km) and Château de Beynac (36km) whilst the beautiful Jardins de Marqueyssac are less than a 40-minute drive away (look out for night openings in the summer months).

Another must-visit in the Dordogne is Sarlat-la-Canéda (40km), known for its exquisite architecture, atmospheric markets and gastronomic restaurants showcasing the finest cuisine of the Périgord Noir.

Back in the Lot department, venture to the incredible pilgrim’s town of Rocamadour (51km) perhaps combined with a trip to the underground caves at the fascinating Gouffre de Padirac (72km). Meanwhile, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (54km) is another fine day out, classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ and a place which has attracted artists over the years thanks to its rich heritage and immense charm.

Even closer is the handsome town of Cahors (27km) with its famous bridge, Pont Valentré, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is such a wonderful town to explore with hidden gardens in its medieval centre, lovely markets, a great restaurant scene and some of the best Malbec-producing vineyards in the world.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Airport

(80km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive–Souillac Airport

(82km)

Nearest Airport 3 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(148km)

Nearest Train Station Cahors

(27km)

Nearest Village Small rural village

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(2.5km)

Nearest Shop Cazals

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Cazals

(5.5km)

Nearest Town Gourdon/Cahors

(22km/27km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Check to see if there are any family-friendly films being shown at the local village’s impressive outdoor cinema (for French speaking children). Another nearby village, Cazals, has a fishing lake with picnics areas and summer pedalo rental whilst the lake just outside Catus, Lac Vert, offers seasonal canoeing/kayaking, paddle-boarding, pedaloes and an inflatable waterpark in the height of the summer.

Discover canoeing/kayaking opportunities along the Dordogne near Domme, around half an hour away, as well as boat trips from the exquisite riverside village of La Roque-Gageac. Close to Sarlat-la-Canéda you will find a tree-top activity centre and the popular Réserve Zoologique de Calviac.

If visiting Rocamadour with children, look out for the tourist road train, watch amazing birds of prey at Rocher des Aigles and admire the monkeys at La Forêt des Singes. Animal lovers also note that the Parc Animalier de Gramat is less than an hour away, just south-east of Rocamadour.

Other highlights north of Rocamadour and south of the Dordogne include Préhisto Dino Park (51km), the fascinating Grottes de Lacave (49km) and, a little further afield, the incredible caves at Gouffre de Padirac (68km) which you can explore on foot or by boat.

Meanwhile, tree-top activity centres can be found at Le Bois des Elfes (24km) near Gourdon and at Parc en Ciel close to Lacapelle-Biron.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Zoo
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Restaurant booking
- Car hire and/or airport transfers

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of more than 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of more than 7 nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax included.
Changeover day Saturday (June to August) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights (June to August) or 3 nights at other times.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is only featured in the bedrooms (via mobile units).
Other Ts and Cs Electric vehicle charging is available, subject to an extra charge.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,305 £3,073 £3,841 £5,375
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - £7,095
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £8,385
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £3,042 £4,056 £5,070 £7,095
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 £2,305 £3,073 £3,841 £5,375
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - - £7,095
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - £8,385
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £3,042 £4,056 £5,070 £7,095
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £2,305 £3,073 £3,841 £5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,494 €3,325 €4,156 €5,817
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - €7,678
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €9,074
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,292 €4,389 €5,486 €7,678
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 €2,494 €3,325 €4,156 €5,817
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - - €7,678
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - €9,074
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €3,292 €4,389 €5,486 €7,678
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €2,494 €3,325 €4,156 €5,817

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,671 $3,561 $4,451 $6,230
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - $8,223
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $9,718
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,525 $4,700 $5,875 $8,223
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 $2,671 $3,561 $4,451 $6,230
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - - $8,223
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - $9,718
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $3,525 $4,700 $5,875 $8,223
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $2,671 $3,561 $4,451 $6,230

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A great place!

    on 25/08/2023

    My family converged at this lovely home in the rural Dordogne, travelling from three parts of the world… the US, the UK, and the Netherlands. As the old patriarch now I guess, it was great to have everyone together and the house accommodated family meals together inside and outside, as well as drinks in the main living room. The jacuzzi’s were used a lot, and we forced the kids to have one while us adults took the one with views on the terrace. A great place for our family to gather.

  • A Spectacular Venue

    on 27/07/2023

    A spectacular venue for our extended family retreat. Our group of 14 were swallowed by the property with space for everyone to enjoy. The kids were in the pool mostly but watching movies or playing games on one of the two 80” TVs was also popular. Great house, great location.

  • The house is fabulous.

    on 01/06/2023

    The week went too fast. We loved our days out, particularly the Kayaking on the Dordogne and the Caves of Padirac. We also had two evenings were we were catered for (for a fee)—the food was great, and we enjoyed those evenings. We ate out for three other nights in our week, twice at the excellent local restaurant in Gindou. The house is fabulous. You do need a car however and sometimes we arranged for a driver.

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