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La Lavande Sleeps any number from 2 to 8 people as there are 2 double beds and 4 single beds available.
La Lavande is a beautifully restored 3 bedroom property with 1 bathroom/shower room en suite, 1 separate shower room and 2 wcs. Two of the bedrooms include a mezzanine floor level providing further accommodation with additional beds to allow 4 single beds to allow the 8 people maximum.
There is a landscaped garden with private pool looking out onto open fields.
Situated in a small village in a rural location, surrounded by fields and countryside.
Conveniently located for all local amenities as well as towns and beaches. There are bars, restaurants several local boulangeries within easy walking distance.
The owners do not live on-site although they are just 10 minutes away and are available to assist when ever required.
There is a fully-equipped modern kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, fridge-freezer, sink. Kitchen linen is also provided. Dining room,13 sq metres with large extendible dining table and chairs to accommodate all guests.
Living room 24 sq metres, tv, English Sky Freeview, dvd and comfortable seating for all guests.
Bedroom one 24 sq metres with en suite shower, wash basin wc and bath, double bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
Bedroom two 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor, with 2 single beds located on the mezzanine, again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
Bedroom three 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor with 1 double bed downstairs and 2 single beds on the mezzanine floor again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
On the ground floor there is a second separate shower and wash basin.
Also on the ground floor is a second wc and wash basin.
Tv, English Sky Freeview, dvd & Wi-Fi
There are several eating areas outside depending on how much sunshine you like. To the rear is a large split level patio area for dining or just relaxing by the private pool 9.5 x 4.5m.
A large table and chairs, bbq, sunloungers, parasol and beach towels are provided.
Also to the rear is a private landscaped garden and beyond that is a large lawn with trees backing onto open fields and open countryside.
Ample space for several cars in front of villa.
Beautiful town of La Rochelle and local beaches are 1 hour away.
With quiet roads and rolling countryside, cycling is a great way to exercise or simply to relax. The nearby Forest of Aulnay offers off road cycling for the more adventurous. Bikes are available for hire, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Coulon near Niort in the Marais Piotevin where you can explore its twisty rivers by boat with its marshes and outstanding natural beauty.
General shopping needs are met in Aulnay, but more elaborate shopping can be done in Niort to the north - 45 minutes away or Saintes to the south again 45 minutes away. St Jean d'Angely is just 20 minutes away.
Roman theatre at Saintes. Cognac - Distillery tours and Boat trips along the Charente. La Rochelle with its pretty harbour and fish restaurants. Ile de Re and Ile d'Oleron offer beautiful scenery, restaurants and are famous for their oysters.
Vallee des singes - Valley of the monkeys, a monkey reserve where you can walk around within their habitat. Located 30 minutes away.
With quiet roads and rolling country side, walking is a very relaxing way to spend some time. The nearby Forest of Aulnay offers good walking.
We would like to thank Pat & Evelyn for a great stay, they are the perfect hosts, local, contactable & discreet. The pool is large secluded, with views over open fields & maintained to a very high standard, the garden is well equipped with furniture & BBQ, secluded providing areas of sun & shade throughout the heat of the day. The Gite is large full of character & homely, it is very well equipped with good quality fixtures & fittings, NOT just the usual minimum quantity of cups/glasses etc...the location is perfect for a relaxing holiday, down a small secluded lane but with the village with markets twice a week a 10 minute walk & St Jean D'Angeley 20 minutes by car away . The photos do not do this property justice, highly recommend
we hope to return
Thanks for the great review and we too hope to see you here another time.
We have recently spent two weeks at La Lavende and had a fab time. The house is lovely, with more than enough room for two families of four. It was clean and well-equipped with everything you would require for a self-catering holiday and was very much a home from home. The garden was plenty big enough for our games of rounders, football and bat and ball and of course the pool was the shining star; even though it is not heated our children still got in it every day, it really made no difference! Locally, the town of Aulnay is a 10 minute stroll away and has a local market on a Sunday, there are a few bakeries and a a couple of bars. The Inter Marche was a few minutes drive away. We ventured further afield to La Rochelle, Royan, and Poitiers, all about an hours drive but definitely worth it. We also went to St Jean D'Angely which is about 30 minutes away and has a leisure park with pedalos, mini golf, kayaks, fishing, and a lovely café too. I should also mention Pat and Evelyn, the owners of La Lavande who were very helpful, with suggestions on places to visit and eat and they exchanged the bedding half way through our holiday. Pat came to the pool every couple of days to clean the pool but was very discreet, sometimes we didn't realise he'd been until we heard his motorbike starting up! Evelyn kindly gave us some very tasty home grown tomatoes which went down a treat! Thank you to Pat and Evelyn for allowing us to stay at La Lavande.
Thank you guys for such a nice review. We do try and it's nice when it is appreciated.