Gail & Chris welcome you to L'Hirondelle, a charming 19th century farmhouse,
offering delightful bed & breakfast accommodation and a beautifully renovated 4-
bedroomed luxury self-contained Gîte.
We are set in the rolling Limousin countryside overlooking a wooded river valley,
only 2 kms from the pretty market town of St Mathieu.
Our restful rooms await you after a busy day.
Choose from the splendour of our king-size double room, or our spacious twin
room. Both rooms are tastefully decorated and benefit from luxury en-suite
facilities. Tea and coffee making facilities available in each room.
Extra bedrooms in our luxury Gîte are also available on a Bed and Breakfast
basis subject to availability. All rooms in the Gîte are to the same standard as
L'Hirondelle also benefits from full central heating and a wood burning stove in
the lounge for the cooler months.
For the comfort of all, L'Hirondelle operates a no smoking policy within the
house and gite.
Fresh, locally baked croissants & bread are served at breakfast along with a
selection of fruit, yoghurts and preserves. Served with a choice of fruit juice,
coffee or English tea if preferred. Breakfast is usually taken on the sunny
terrace in the summer
A four course evening meal is also available by arrangement and is taken 'en
famille' (with the hosts and other guests). The price for this
is €20 per person, child's meal at €10 per child up to the age of 10.
All meals are homecooked using fresh local or homegrown produce wherever
Complimentary red or white wine is included with your evening meal.
*Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please let us know in advance.
Breakfast - continental Evening meals Cot available - free Hair dryer Internet - Wireless LAN Parking - free Property type - Bed and Breakfast Pets allowed Property type - Farmhouse Tea/Coffee making facility TV - in lounge DVD player DVD library CD player Iron Location: in the country
Discover the magnificent Châteaux on the Richard the Lionheart route. There are
16 in total from the magical castle at Montbrun, to the majestic hilltop chateau
at Rochechouart. Limoges, the porcelain capital of France, is only 45 minutes
The beautiful cities of Périgueux and Angoulême are also under an hour away. A
special mention must go to Brantôme, 40 minutes south, known as the Venice of
the Périgord. Surrounded on all sides by water with a magnificent centrepiece
abbey overlooking the weir on the river Dronne.
Unlock the sights, sounds and tastes of the local markets with the largest
weekly regional market at Piégut, only 15 minutes away by car.
For the more energetic we can guide you to the many activities available in the
area such as Horse riding, fishing, cycling, Kart Racing, swimming, golf and
sailing. For walkers you are in the midst of a great many 'Randonnées' (marked
walks). Two of these pass within 400 metres of L'Hirondelle, not for the faint
hearted is the black walk, marked out over 45 kms.
The village of St Mathieu is also home to a picturesque leisure lake, which
provides a sandy beach with supervised swimming, fishing, sailing and pedalo
hire. A restaurant / bar are also open here throughout the day in summer.
St Mathieu also plays host to lively evening markets throughout the summer where
you can purchase local produce, which is then cooked for you on a communal
barbecue. Drinks and entertainment are also there to ensure a fantastic al-
However you may simply wish to unwind in our tranquil garden. A picnic table and
sun loungers set amongst the shade of our trees are the perfect place to enjoy a
cool drink on a hot summers day.
We accept PayPal, French Euro cheques or cash. We are not able to accept credit
Open all year
€60 per room per night, B&B, based on 2 people sharing
87440 St Mathieu
Nearest town: Rochechouart
Contact Gail & Chris Fairhurst by email;
Tel. 0033 (0) 555 44 98 13
Gail & Chris Fairhurst speaks English Francais Deutsch
L'Hirondelle is based approximately 45 kms SW of Limoges, and can be found on the
D87 (route de Chéronnac), 2kms from St Mathieu. Detailed directions & area maps
are available from us. Please ask for further details.
gps latitude 45.7055340, longitude 0.7588380