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Learn at L ' Hirondelle

   Learn at L'Hirondelle
            Residential Guitar Holidays in South West France               


The holidays take place in our own guest accommodation. "L’Hirondelle" is a charming, nineteenth century farmhouse and beautifully converted barn offering excellent accommodation and good, home-cooked food. In a quiet rural setting, we are 2 kms from the village of Saint Mathieu in the Haute Vienne department of South West France. See:


Comfortable king-sized double or twin en-suite rooms in either our beautifully converted barn or the main house, with use of the lounge, terrace and garden. Self-catering holidays are based on exclusive use of our gite with modern fitted kitchen and its own private terrace and garden.

Free WiFi is available throughout both the gite and house.

Non-Participating Partners

On our fully catered holidays, non-participating partners are welcome to share your room at a supplementary charge of €240 to the single occupancy rate for the six nights on the same full board basis.

See our "Local Area" page for what's on and where to visit.


Breakfast is typically French in style:- fruit juice, locally baked bread and pastries served with jams and butter, yoghurts, fresh fruit, a selection of teas or freshly brewed coffee.

Lunch is a simple meal such as home made quiche and salad with fresh fruit to follow served with soft drinks, coffee or tea.

Dinner is the main meal of the day, home cooked and served "en famille" with your hosts and consisting of four courses (starter, main, cheese and dessert) served with wine/beer and followed by freshly brewed coffee or a selection of teas.

Example dinner menu:

Duck & orange salad

"Limousine" beef slow cooked with shallots and mushrooms,

served with saute potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Cheese board

Peach clafoutis with creme fraiche

Special Diets

If at all possible, we will cater for special dietary needs. Please make us aware at the time of booking of any particular likes/dislikes you may have.