Les Hirondelles, Rouffignac, Dordogne, France, self catering gite holiday in France in a beautiful French property in the countryside

Les Hirondelles

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Attractions

For many people the area’s biggest attraction is the gastronomy. There are many fine Auberges and restaurants each offering slightly different but sumptuous local menus. Many menus are based around the products of locally reared duck, geese and sanglier (wild boar).

 

   
 

The Bergerac area, 40 minutes away, offers you many vineyards for wine tastings, and buying these good-value wines. For people who wish to travel a little further, less than 2 hours away, the Bordeaux and St Emilion areas offer tastings of their renowned wines.


  wine stall at Rouffignac market  
 

There is so much to see and do in this lovely area – there are numerous chateaux, castles and bastide towns, some built by the English during the 100 years war.

The region is renowned as one of the earliest sites of prehistoric civilisation. There are many caves, troglodyte villages and exhibitions to visit. www.tourisme-vezere.com

There are innumerable hidden, dreamy little flower-filled villages to explore, each tucked away deep in the rolling countryside.


 

 

 

Activities

Golf - There is a golf course with practice range just 15 minutes away. Visit www.marterie.fr for more details. There is also a good municipal course in Perigueux.

Riding - There are a number of stables in the area, in particular there is a very good stables just outside Rouffignac which caters for people of all abilities.

Fishing - Fishing permits can be obtained in Rouffignac for fishing in all the local rivers.

Canoeing - You can canoe on the beautiful Dordogne and Vézère rivers – from an hour to a whole day. Canoes can be rented at various locations and return transport is provided.

Walking - We can supply details of numerous waymarked walks of varying grades and duration which can be found throughout the Dordogne


Travel Details

We are within one days driving of the channel ports, for example:

 

Calais 500 miles

Boulogne 480 miles

Le Havre 400 miles

Cherbourg 430 miles

St Malo 350 miles

Caen 350 miles

Our nearest airport is Bergerac, less than 1 hour away, which has services operated by Ryanair (Stansted, Bristol and Liverpool), Flybe (Southampton, Exeter, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Belfast, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Stornoway) and Jet2 (Leeds Bradford).

British Airways, Air France, Flybe, Easyjet, Bmibaby, Bmi, Ryanair and Aer Lingus all have regular flights to Bordeaux, which is about 2 hours away. Ryanair and Flybe also have flights to Limoges, again about 2 hours away.

The new airport near Brive (Dordogne Valley) is about 1.5 hours away with flights operated by CityJet (London City Airport, Dundee, Edinburgh and Dublin) and Jet2 (Manchester).

Motorail operate a service to Brive-la-Gaillarde which is just over an hour from Montribot.


 
 

Map

We are situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir, between busy Périgueux, Bergerac with its wines, and medieval Sarlat.

map showing area of France

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Wifi Available

Sunset Prices for 2020
Season Dates Price
Per cottage/ per week
Low 2 May - 23 May
12 Sept - 3 Oct
£510
Mid 23 May - 11 July
29 Aug - 12 Sept
£630
High *11 July - 29 Aug*
*(Two week bookings only)*
£850
Prices include electricity, gas, heating, bed linen, tea towels and towels (excluding pool towels)
We also provide products for the dishwasher and washing machine as well as all cleaning materials


Pippins Prices for 2020
Season Dates Price
Per cottage/ per week
Low 2 May - 23 May
12 Sept - 3 Oct
£540
Mid 23 May - 11 July
29 Aug - 12 Sept
£660
High *11 July - 29 Aug*
*(Two week bookings only)*
£880

Prices include electricity, gas, heating, bed linen, tea towels and towels (excluding pool towels)
We also provide products for the dishwasher and washing machine as well as all cleaning materials

 


 

Contact Us

For availability, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.

Peter & Jeanette Grainger
Tel: 00 33 553 35 27 00

email: pjgrainger@sfr.fr

 

 

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