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Gîte l'Hirondelle

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The house

Welcome to our gite l'Hirondelle, a cosy apartment with a large communal south facing terrace, 25 metres wide. The gite has thick natural stone walls which ensure a pleasant climate inside even when it is hot! The apartment has a sitting and dining area. The bedroom has double Pullman boxspring beds, with comfortable duvets. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a Nespresso coffee maker. The bathroom is spacious and has a washbasin, shower and WC.
When you take the stairs down, next to the house you enter the large terrace from which you have a breathtaking view of the mountains and the valley, through which the rivers Ardèche, Volane and Fontolière run. A wonderfully tranquil spot to have your meals and to enjoy sunsets or starry skies later in the night. There is also a bistro located on the terrace (Cave) where you can have a drink or play games and listen to music. You can even cook together here, upon request.
The gite is situated in a beautiful area with several walking paths , but it is not secluded. There are several lovely places along the river where you can swim. From our house it is a 10 minute drive to Vals-les-Bains where you find a butcher's, baker's, supermarket and terraces. So you don't have to drive into town. Lively Vals has a picturesque centre with narrow streets and there is always plenty to do, especially in summer months (every Thursday and Sunday morning market, music, fireworks and much more). There is a fine swimming pool with natural water and a modern cinema. The range of cafes and restaurants (17) is large. Vals-les-Bains is known for its Spa and the healthy, pure spring water. In our gite you shower in mineral water!
Staying in this holiday home is enjoying a fantastic place with an unforgettable view! It is an ideal destination for guests who seek sun, peace and nature. No disturbing noises. The only thing you hear is the occasional sheep and lively hirondelles (swallows). With 300 sunny days per year and a Mediterranean climate, it is a lovely, welcoming holiday home from April to late October to enjoy in peace and quiet.


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Airconditioning


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Gite l'Hirondelle is located in the southern Ardèche, a department in the south-east of France, in the town of Vals-les-Bains, quarter du Bruentet. From the terrace you can see Mont Ventoux in the distance which is 123 km away.
The southern Ardeche is one of the greenest and most rural parts of France. The landscape is very diverse; There are many chestnut and fruit orchards, vineyards, quiet rural roads, oak and pine forests and rivers. The area has many natural wonders to be admired; Ray-Pic waterfall, Mon Gerbier de Jonc, the Pont d'Arc, Chier the Borée, le Pont du Diable and the beautiful Gorges de l'Ardeche. Also worth seeing are the caves L'Aven d'Orgnac and Grotte de la Madeleine.
In the gîte we have an information folder available with information about many more beautiful and special places. We are happy to help you plan your activities!

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • In or near a town

Restaurants, food & wine

Vals-les-Bains has about 17 restaurants where you can lunch and dine both inside and outside. There are also many lively terraces.
In the last few years the Ardèche has positively developed itself as a wine region. On various vineyards and chateaux you can taste the local wines: Tavel, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Viognier.


The area is very suitable for walking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking or cycling. There are also possibilities for more adventurous activities such as canoeing, climbing or canyoning.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Mountain sports

Further remarks

The gite is located in our holiday home Les Veinards, which has two more holiday apartments. 'Bruen' for two people and 'l Hirondelle' suitable for two to five people. These gites have their own ad pages on this website. On the large southern facing terrace is a Bistro (Cave) where you can cook together - upon request- and where you can have a drink or play a game and listen to music. There is a washing machine and dryer which you can use.

* In low season it is also possible to rent the entire house and cook together in the bistro. There is a room for 9/12 people. You can also stay with us for a longer period, because we are open all year round. Call or email us for more information. We can be reached at: +31 6 48 410 410

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Additional price info and offers

Deposit: 100 euros to be paid on arrival
Bed-, bath- and kitchen linen (mandatory) : 9.50 euros per person per week
Cleaning costs (mandatory): 45 euros
Wifi: 12 euros per week regardless number of guests.
Toerist tax: 1,10 euros per person, per day
On the day of departure the additional costs will be deducted from the deposit

Price includes

  • Towels

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 100.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 45.00
  • Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 10.00

Availability of 'Gîte l'Hirondelle'

Anneke & Dominique has last updated the calendar on 18 Jan 2019

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Visitors of Gîte l'Hirondelle evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in July 2018

In juni 2018 een week je “ gelogeerd” bij Anneke en Dominique. Na een warm welkom werden we rondgeleid door het huis en hebben we, met de andere gasten kunnen genieten van een lekkere welkomstmaaltijd.
We hebben een heerlijke week gehad, Mede dankzij de goede tips van Anneke en Dominique hebben we de “ hotspots” van de omgeving kunnen bezichtigen. We komen graag nog eens terug, een aanrader!

Visited in June 2018
Rob en Ilse

Bedankt voor jullie enorme gastvrijheid! We hadden een topverblijf op jullie prachtige locatie, in jullie prachtige gite! En we hebben genoten van de gezelligheid met jullie en met de andere gasten. Merci!
Rob (houdt van fotografie) en Ilse (houdt van mooi weer). Tot volgend jaar!

Visited in April 2018

Geweldig mooie, charmante Gite midden in de Ardeche met een geweldig uitzicht over de vallei. Bij aankomst werden we door Anneke en Dominique opgewacht en stond er een heerlijke maaltijd voor ons klaar. Samen met de andere aanwezige gasten heerlijk gegeten en tips uitgewisseld. Vanuit het huis meerdere mooie wandelingen gemaakt en veel gefietst. Wat een geweldige omgeving! De gite was erg schoon en alles zat erop en eraan voor een comfortabel verblijf. En het bed sliep heerlijk!

Visited in March 2018

Dear Anneke & Dominique
Thank you for a lovely apartment where we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay this week! We are certainly feeling much more relaxed after a week looking out on this view! Thanks alsof for your delicious meal on our first evening.
Thanks again!

Visited in July 2017

Erg mooie natuur met veel dieren; krekels, schapen, zwaluwen, wilde zwijntjes en als je geluk hebt dan zie je een hert of een ree. Een hele gezellige gite, waar alles aanwezig is wat je nodig hebt, inclusief een erg goed bed. En erg aardige eigenaren!


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