For a relaxing family holiday in the Limousin region, our two holiday cottages with pool offer quality self catering gite accommodation in the picturesque Ambazac hills.
In the centre of the Limousin, you will be perfectly placed to explore all that the region has to offer. Here you can experience the best of the "real France", and Joyce and I are available on site throughout the season to give you a warm welcome and help you get the most from your holiday in the Limousin.
Private secure swimming pool, table tennis, boules, childrens swings.
All bed linen and duvets and towels are provided. A welcome pack of bread, cheese, wine, fruit etc awaits your arrival. A travel cot and high chair are available. TV and DVD player with UK Freesat channels. ADSL wireless broadband internet connection and FON hotspot. Both cottages are open from June through September.
On the outskirts of the tiny hamlet of Le Cros, our gites nestle in a sheltered valley of oak, pine and chestnut forest around 20km. east of the town of Ambazac and only 30 minutes from Limoges. The local area is perfect for those "get away from it all" family holidays, with a plethora of local forest walks, fishing, pony trekking and outdoor pursuits in stunning countryside. On the other hand, all the attractions of the Limousin are within easy reach.
So whether you want to laze around the pool or explore this beautiful region, Les Hirondelles is the perfect base.
Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and there is also a large shared freezer, washing machine and ironing facilities. The cottages are comfortably furnished, not with antiques - so you can relax if you have young children. Both cottages have their own barbecue and garden furniture in addition to that in the main garden area, so you can choose where you want to barbecue and eat.
If you want to check availability and price we have our own up to date availability and on line booking system.
All our prices are in £ sterling, so no need to worry about currency fluctuations - the cost of your holiday with us is fixed.
La Chouette Cottage - sleeps 2 adults and 2 children
We named this holiday cottage after a barn owl who was once the sole resident. Originally used for storing grain, La Chouette has been converted into beautiful open plan self catering holiday accommodation with vaulted ceilings and oak floors. The cottage has its own private garden at the rear for private sunbathing and meals.
The living accommodation is all on the first floor, reached via the original granite steps. The cottage has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, comfortable sofa and chairs. The steps are fitted with a child safety gate.
Bedroom 1 - Double Bed
Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds
Both bedrooms have fitted carpets and ample wardrobe space.There is a fully fitted shower room with WC.
The ground floor of the cottage houses a utility room, useful for storing cases of wine or bikes during your visit.
Le Colombier Cottage - sleeps 6
A traditional Limousin cottage, Le Colombier has been completely renovated yet retains all of its original features including a large Limousin fireplace. The living room has two large sofas and there is a separate kitchen / dining area. Two bedrooms are on the first floor, the third bedroom is in the converted attic and is a stunning room with an original oak king post. The cottage overlooks the courtyard to the front of the farmstead.
Bedroom 1 - Double - First floor
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds - First floor
Bedroom 3 - Twin beds - Converted attic room
All bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have ample wardrobe space. There is a fully fitted shower room with WC.
The Local Area
Les Hirondelles cottages are situated in the picturesque Ambazac hills. This quiet and friendly hamlet has two nice restaurants and small bar within 5 minutes drive at St. Goussaud. The nearest small town of St. Sulpice Lauriere with butchers, bakers, post office, bar and small supermarket is 10 minutes drive away. The larger town of Ambazac with large supermarkets and shops is 20 minutes. The hamlet is 30 minutes easy drive from the beautiful city of Limoges, famous for its porcelain manufacturing. Make no mistake, this friendly place is for serious chilling out amongst glorious countryside.