Les Hirondelles Gites and B&B
from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3
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Gite / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3
'Les Hirondelles' is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Cuves, a farming community in the Seé Valley, Lower Normandy offering lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Easy access from at least 3 ports (Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo - but also Le Havre, Dieppe and even Calais). Set in attractive grounds, the property offers a pleasant situation for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.
Gite 1 accommodation comprises a living room with corner kitchen and, on the first floor, large bedroom with king-size bed (twins available on request) and small ensuite shower room.
Unwind in the garden, relax by the pool or explore the many interesting and historic places nearby. The D-Day Landing beaches; Bayeux' Tapestry, Cathedral and Military Cemetery; Caen and Falaise and the Châteaux of William the Conqueror, Mont Saint Michel and its fascinating Illuminated Manuscripts; the port, beaches and ramparts of Saint Malo; and nice beaches are all within an easy drive.
Less well-known perhaps but equally interesting are the medieval towns of Domfront, Vire, Avranches, Fougeres with its historic medieval Fort (the largest in Europe) and Dinan with its beautiful ramparts overlooking the river. Nearby you will find golf courses, rivers and lakes for fishing, parks, a Trout Farm and a Cider Farm.
There are lots of marked trails for walkers and ramblers - we can provide maps of the area. Cycling is very popular too - bring your own bikes or we can arrange hire.
Nature lovers will enjoy the huge range of birds to be seen from our garden, including buzzards and occasionally an owl, as well as the more usual species. There are also many beautiful gardens to visit in both Normandy and nearby Brittany.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saint Jean le Thomas 37 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes/Caen 112 km, Nearest railway: Avranches 22 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Gite is well-furnished with comfortable seating, dining table and chairs, small but well-equipped kitchen area with gas oven and microwave and fridge; tv and dvd player (English freeview channels), wood-burner, very comfortable beds (twin or King-size), wardrobe and chest of drawers.
All gites are non-smoking.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside, the Gite has its own garden furniture and use of a Barbecue area. The 10m x 5m shared Pool is surrounded by decking with sunbeds and chairs and a parasol.
Badminton, darts, boules, board games and cards are available for guests' use, as well as DVD hire and books to borrow in the Chalet.
The Chalet has seating for guests to socialise with each other and to read the local information provided. We usually have some local produce on sale too.
Open April to September, for short breaks too, Christmas and New Year catered breaks possible on request
The Basse-Normandie region
Normandy is a land of green countryside, rolling hills and valleys, rivers and lakes. With a much lower population than England, there is little traffic too.
Temperatures are similar to the South of England and so Normandy is a great destination from early Spring through to Autumn and even Winter.
Normandy is of course steeped in history - from the times of William the Conqueror through to WWI and WWII. William the Conqueror was born in Falaise and ruled from a castle in Caen, the capital of Normandy. The D-Day Landing beaches and museums are an easy day trip from 'Les Hirondelles' and something all of our guests fit into their holiday.
Mont Saint Michel dates back a thousand years and the architecture is stunning. The Illuminated Manuscripts, written by monks through the centuries at the Mont, are now housed in a specially created museum in Avranches.
Brécey is our nearest town - just a small market town but with everything you need for a holiday. There are two supermarkets (stocking an excellent range of wine and local cider), a Pizzeria, several bars and small shops and on Friday there is a small market with lots of stalls selling fresh produce, fish and seafood.
Le Moulin de Jean is an excellent and very well-patronised gourmet Restaurant, situated just a 5 minute drive from Les Hirondelles.
Just outside of Brécey is the communal campsite and leisure space which has a fishing lake (nice for a walk), tennis courts and an Equestrian Centre, where you can take riding lessons.
There are lots of marked walking trails in the area - the Forest of Saint Sever has several of different lengths and around Mortain there are disused train lines which are popular with ramblers.
Beautiful gardens to visit nearby and just over the border in Brittany.
France is synonymous with cycling and so of course there are lots of opportunities for this sport. Bring your own bikes or we can arrange hire for you. There are VTT routes nearby. In 2013, the Tour de France has its time trials between Avranches and Mont Saint Michel - 10 July.
Avranches, around 24km away, is a large partly medieval town which has shops, bars, museums, restaurants and more. The Buffalo Grill is a popular Steakhouse and of course there is a McDonalds!
A music festival 'Papillons de Nuit' is held every May/June at Saint Laurent de Cuves and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year.
There are 'Vide Greniers' (literally 'empty attic' sales) held once a year in each village and town where people sell their unwanted goods but also usually with some music or attraction and food stalls.
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22 Apr 2013
"Lovely people, lovely place well equipped Gites"
We loved our stay with Helen & Dave, they are the perfect hosts – they came to our rescue when we struck ‘the Gite experience from hell’ and took us in at very short notice. They gave us a warm and friendly welcome providing us with everything we needed. We had Gite 1 which was very well equipped and cosy for this time of year, with a lovely large comfortable bed. Helen & Dave gave us many ideas and recommendations for places to see in Normandy which were all worth visiting. We looked forward to our Gite on return each day from our long days enjoying all the wonderful sites in the area. The daily breakfast was great and unexpected; we particularly enjoyed our chats over croissants. The location is rural and quiet but not too far from several good villages and two larger towns. An ideal spot for a relaxing break, oh and we loved Henrietta the chicken!!! Highly recommend!!!
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