Welcome to Les Hirondelles

‘Les Hirondelles’ is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Cuves, a farming community in the See Valley, Lower Normandy and only 2 hours from Cherbourg and approximately 1 hour from Caen. Set in spacious grounds, with views of the surrounding hills, the property offers a pleasant situation for a relaxing holiday in the French countryside.

The Three Gites

       Evening meals twice a week by arrangement**    

 Salad Platter on arrival***    Welcome Tray  

Access to Wi-Fi     Open all year

Unwind in the garden, relax by the pool or explore the many interesting and historic places nearby.  The D-Day Landing Beaches, Bayeux's Tapestry, Cathedral and Military Cemetery, Mont St Michel and St Malo are all within an easy drive.


The two castles of William the Conqueror at Falaise and Caen are really interesting parts of the local history, with of course their historic link to England.  The Chateau at Caen has two museums - the Museé des Beaux Arts features a summer exhibition as well as a permanent 17th and 18th century one.


There are also many activities that can be practised within an hour of 'Les Hirondelles'.  Cycling, walking, canoeing and kayaking are all very popular.


Nature lovers will enjoy the huge range of birds to be seen from the garden, including buzzards and herons, hunting birds.


There are many beautiful gardens to visit in our area including the Parc du Chateau de Balleroy, nr Bayeux, the Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne near Rennes, and the Jardin de Montmarin with its parkland reaching down to the shores of the River Rance, not far from Saint Malo.


The area is also very well served with music festivals - in May/June we have Les Papillons de Nuit featuring a range of rock and pop bands, Jazz is served up in Coutances, also in May, with their 'Jazz sous les Pommiers' or 'Jazz under the apple trees' open-air events and also along the coast from Avranches to Granville during August, various artists perform at different indoor and outdoor locations.

There are currently three gites, each with one large bedroom, and ideally suitable for couples or, rented together, for small groups of friends and family.  Each gite comprises a living room with corner kitchen and, on the first floor,  double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

The properties are well furnished with comfortable seating, dining table and chairs, small but well-equipped kitchen area with gas oven, microwave and fridge; tv and dvd player, woodburner, comfortable beds (twin or kingsize available), wardrobe and chest of drawers.  All gites are non-smoking.

Outside, each gite has its own garden furniture and use of a barbecue area.

You can also enjoy our 10m x 5m pool surrounded by a private sundeck and a poolside chalet containing a Communal Lounge area.

Badminton, darts, boules, board games and cards are  available for guests’ use.  DVD Library.

(DVD hire  payable locally)

**Evening Meals

If you prefer not to cook but also not always to have to go to a Restaurant, enjoy a Table d'Hote dinner with us of local Norman produce such as Pork Encroute with Apricot Sauce, followed by Lemon Cheesecake or maybe a Tarte Tatin.  Or more familiar fare such as Dave's trademark Beef and Ale Pie.  Available twice a week by arrangement.  Price 25.00€ per person.


***Salad Platter

Comprising Ham, Salad leaves, tomato, hard-boiled free-range egg, coleslaw, potato salad, baguette 8.50€

Welcome Tray

You will find Tea, Coffee, Sugar and fresh milk in your Gite on your arrival.

We endeavour to have a Barbecue Evening once a week during the summer – weather permitting.

The owners live on site.  Sorry, the property is not suitable for pets.

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