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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Share with us the magic of LES HIRONDELLES …. an oasis of tranquility ….. an altogether unhurried way of life.

Les Hirondelles provides a truly picturesque and peaceful location for people who want to get away from it all and, at the same time, be within easy driving distance of all the amenities and attractions of the beautiful Dordogne and Vézère valleys.


Set amongst forested rolling hills, Les Hirondelles is part of a sleepy little hamlet called Montribot, around 4kms from Rouffignac St Cernin, our nearest town. Rouffignac itself has a bank, post office, chemist, bars/cafés, restaurant and an excellent small supermarket. There are also two bakeries one of which, Blondy’s, makes the most delicious cakes and pastries for many miles around (you have been warned!). The small colourful Sunday market in Rouffignac is not to be missed …. it provides really fresh locally produced fruit and vegetables, as well as cheese, wine, honey and forest mushrooms.


the view from the swimming pool

The surrounding area teems with wildlife, including red squirrel, pine marten, wild boar and deer …. we have catalogued 63 types of bird in the vicinity of the house alone. The wild flowers, and in particular the orchids, are stunning in spring and early summer. It is a small paradise for those interested in all aspects of nature, and you can walk directly into lovely flower meadows and woodland. In fact, you can enjoy many interesting and varied walks in the immediate area.

bee orchidNestling on a hilltop, our house and the cottages are tucked away towards the end of a narrow lane ensuring their peace and tranquility.The cottages sit apart from each other facing in opposite directions. Situated at almost 1000ft, from wherever you are in the grounds you can delightview from pippins cottage in the superb views of the surrounding countryside. You are welcome to stroll in the 7 acres of grounds part of which is mixed woodland and walnut grove. Peaches, figs, cherries and grapes are some of the fruits grown around the grounds. When available they are offered to our guests.


swimming pool and view of surrounding countryside

Swimming Pool

The 10 x 5m saltwater swimming pool has roman steps and underwater lighting, and nestles into the hillside. It is surrounded by an attractive sunbathing terrace with sun loungers and parasols and enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The pool is shared by both the cottages.

swimming pool with roman steps


Wifi Available




© Les Hirondelles 2002. © Photographs Barrie Michael FRPS