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Les Hirondelles Gites and B&B


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Excellent 5/5 22 reviews

The three Gites

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 37km

'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 has one large bedroom with King-size bed (twins available on request) and is ideally suitable for couples. The accommodation comprises a living room with corner kitchen and, on the first floor, large bedroom with 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, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
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
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 Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
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.

Further details

Open all year, for short breaks too, Christmas and New Year catered breaks

The Normandy 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.

Les Cresnays

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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Review 1-10 of 22

2 Sep 2013


"... And, relax!!!"

What an amazing find!!! We stayed in Gite 3, technically only sleeps 2 but Helen and Dave rearranged the sleeping arrangements so our teenage daughter could come too!!! The fireplace is jawdroppingl… More

26 Aug 2013


"Warm and inviting!"

We had a wonderful visit in Normandy staying with Helen and Dave at Les Hirondelles Gites. The Gite was clean, functional and in a great countryside setting. Helen and Dave were so helpful in guiding … More

29 May 2013


"Breathtakingly quite, relaxing & really enjoyable"

......just returned from 2 weeks staying in Gite 2 we booked for 1 week liked it so much we spontaneously decided to extend for an additional week & were so glad we did. Helen & Dave are so lovely the… More

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!!!

23 Sep 2012


"Simply wonderful!"

What a lovely little village to stay in, we recently stayed in Gite One for a last minute week away, was very easy to book, and the owners Helen & Dave couldnt do enough for us, and made us feel very … More

Thank you so much S & M - your enthusiasm for our area of Lower Normandy was infectious! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we will certainly look forward to seeing you next year.

12 Jul 2012


"A pleasant break"

We had a lovely week at Les Hirondelles, staying in the middle of the 3 gites here. It had a comfortable lounge with English TV, a proper kitchen and the upstairs bedroom had a huge comfy bed and ens… More

10 Apr 2012


"Couple's holiday before first baby!"

We had a great week in Normandy and would thoroughly recommend these three gites (we had the middle one).Very peaceful. As we are both teachers, it was nice not to be near children for a week!Lovely g… More

Thank you very much Sophie, that is very kind. In fact you have been too kind! We will have to work extremely hard to meet expectations now! We enjoyed your company too, best wishes for your forthcoming event. Helen x

9 Feb 2012


"Lovely quite spot but not far from everything"

We've stayed at Les Hirondelles twice now and each time have had a lovely stay. Its easy to find and located close to most of the big local tourist attractions nearby - Le Mont Saint Michel, Nor… More

3 Nov 2011


"Gite Holiday in France"

We had an excellent time with Dave and Helen in Normandy.They looked after us very well with Breakfasts and special evening meals including a barbeque.Nothing appeared to be to much trouble. The Gite … More

30 Jul 2011


"Lovely relaxed stay in charming surroundings"

Stayed for a week in July. The gite was charming, well equipped and very comfortable. The option to have continental breakfast with the owners and other guests in an excellent idea and starts the day … More

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