Les Hirondelles is part of a traditional white stone building in the beautiful Tarn, close to the historic town of Monesties. The gite, which is situated on the first and second floors of the building, is attached to, but entirely independent of, the main house, where the British owners live. It has its own access and large first floor terrace with panoramic views. It has been carefully renovated giving a modern living space whilst retaining features such as some interior stone walls.
Les Hirondelles, named for the swallows who nest around us and keep us entertained with their acrobatics, is situated in a quiet hamlet, in deep farming country. You may hear a tractor going by but other than that the main sounds you will hear will be birdsong and the local cows. The whole property has stunning 180 degree views to the Black Mountains 40 miles (64km) away - on a clear day the Pyrenees are visible more than 100 miles (160km) away.
The property has a large, 12 metre by 6 metre unheated swimming pool equipped with loungers and parasols to laze away long sunny days. A large private terrace on the first floor is equipped for outdoor dining with table and chairs, along with a gas barbeque; there also two loungers on the terrace. The lounge is equipped with UK Freesat and French TV, Bluray DVD player and Ipod docking station. Internet access is available via the wifi in the main home. Some games, books, and DVDs are also available. The well-equipped kitchen includes an induction hob, multi-function microwave, two under-counter fridges, including some freezer space; dishwasher, washing machine, iron, and mini ironing board.
The owners, who speak both English and French, live in the main part of the property and will be there to greet you on your arrival and to provide any local information required.
Please note there is a local tourist tax of €0.82 per person per night, excluding people less than 18 years old.