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12 reviews
Light and airy lounge area
Kitchen/Diner
View over the pool to distant hills from dining area
Kitchen
Double Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom
Les Hirondelles (Swallows) Gite
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Spring flower fair at Laguepie
Najac is only 30 minutes away
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Monesties, Tarn, Occitanie

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BigEaters
Bristol, England
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for relaxing by the pool and as a central location for touring the Tarn region”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Location was important to us; wanted to be away from main roads and busy life, and that's exactly what we got. An easy drive to a couple of villages for food (Mirandol-Bourgnounac or Monesties) or Supermarkets just a bit further.
The scenery around the gite was outstanding. Ornithologists who like Buzzards and many other birds will love it here.
There many circular walks/mini hikes which are very well marked out. Some are only 15 mins away and the others about 30 mins, all very easy drives and easy to park.
Local markets on Sunday mornings are a must: Laguepie for small and local, or St-Antonin-Noble-Val for very large and a tourist attraction (take you own coffee and sit in the small park to eat your purchases, a great Sunday morning).

Accommodation and pool have the "new feel". Sara and Roger are the perfect hosts, welcoming, helpful and really cared that we had a good holiday.

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Liked best: Quite location within easy drive of small villages
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Geoffrey...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“It felt like home from home”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Directly we turned into the drive, we saw the gite in front of us, immediately recognisable from the publicity photos, and the swimming pool to the left with the beautiful views beyond: we knew then we had chosen well.
The site (buildings and grounds) is immaculate. The gite, itself, with its generous patio, is well equipped. The interior is finished to the highest standard in decor, furniture and furnishings and fixtures and fittings.
Of the many picturesque villages and sites to visit in this scenic part of France, the ones that stand out for us are the bastide villages of Cordes sur Ciel, Castelnau de Montmiral, Puycelsi, Bruniquel and Penne: we started early and completed the tour in one day.
Sara and Roger were the ideal hosts: helpful, attentive (in an unobtrusive way) and friendly. Our immense thanks to them.

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Paul G
Londn
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“Fantastic gite with great views”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I have to say staying at Les Hirondelles was a pleasure. The gite itself was very clean, excellently presented, well equipped and Roger and Sara had made nice little touches that made the difference. The pool was large, clean and hot.
The location of the gite was excellent, in a nice quiet area but local villages and towns were easily accessible.
Roger and Sara were lovely welcoming hosts and we were even treated to Roger singing!
An exceptional gite for a very enjoyable relaxing holiday and definitely recommended.

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Liked best: The quiet and the views
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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newton abbot, uk
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: The view, the location and the pool.
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 28, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The pool...
Liked least: flies found their way into kitchen... But that was all.
Traveling group: Friends
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MrsJones6...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely gite and pool with friendly and helpful owners”
Reviewed August 23, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

After a long drive we were met by Roger and Sara and shown around the gite. Throughout our holiday they were there if needed for information on places we could visit and where vegetarians were catered for (not an easy task in France!), but not intrusive. The accommodation is lovely, as you can see from the photographs. It is also clean, comfortable and there are lots of extra touches that make your stay pleasant. The balcony is spacious and private with lovely views over the pool and surrounding countryside to the mountains.
The large pool was the main draw to this holiday gite and we weren't let down. After unpacking we enjoyed an evening swim - a great start to the holiday and after using the pool every day we ended our holiday with a final evening swim.
The area is quite remote and hilly - my husband loved cycling locally, but if hills don't appeal, you can drive to flatter areas.
We all enjoyed visiting local towns including Cordes Sur Ciel, Albi and Najac, and there are local events during the summer season.
Overall, we had a lovely holiday that everyone enjoyed, and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Liked best: Large swimming pool
Liked least: Hilly - car essential
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Domyvecie
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2016
Merci pour les gentils commentaires. Nous sommes très contents que vous avez pû profiter de la piscine et le vue, et que le gîte vous a plu.
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