Family holiday rental near Melle

Paizay-le-Tort (6km from Melle), Deux Sèvres, Poitou Charentes Reference: PS001756_A Advertiser since: 30 July 2004

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Marinette Self Catering Saturday 3 8 2 Double Sofa-bed, extra single in children's room

About this property

Architect Designed Barn Conversion - 4 stars. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

One of 3 luxurious 4-star cottages, set in 2.5 acres of gardens and meadow, gently sloping down to the shady, tree lined trout stream which is part of the "Natura 2000" reserve.

La Marinette is ideal for that relaxing break in a tranquil rural setting, a family holiday with room for the grandparents in the summer or a quiet retreat for several couples out of season.

You can be as active as you want, we offer a 11.5m solar-covered swimming pool, plus you have walking, tennis, golf, cycling, table tennis, boules, pool and fishing or just laze and watch the wildlife.

Loads of places to go and see; the area has history, heritage, shopping, theme parks and beaches.
 
Each of the cottages has attained the French Tourist Board's 4 star rating, so they are equipped to a high standard.

Despite the fitted kitchen and gas barbecue and you don't want to cook? Then try one of our many local restaurants.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern integrated kitchen with oven, microwave, 5 burner gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer as well as the usual small appliances

Contemporary french dining table and chairs with Limoges porcelain crockery. Outside, private patio for "al fresco" dining complete with gas bbq, tables, chairs and umbrellas for those warm balmy evenings

Living rooms

Air-conditioned open plan ground floor living area with ample settees and coffee-table, 56in flat-screen tv with English and French channels, extra heaters, Tourist information leaflets and a selection of paperbacks.

Bedrooms

La Marinette cottage has 3 bedrooms: On the ground floor a room with a double and a single bed; upstairs another double and a triple. Large double beds (160 x 200) and singles (90 x 190), a cot is available on request, though we do not supply cot bedding, the other beds will be made up for your arrival and changed weekly.

There are electric convector heaters and ceiling fans in the bedrooms.

Bathrooms

La Marinette has a large family bathroom on the ground floor and an equally large family shower room on the first floor. Each has a hairdryer, heated towel rail and safety taps.

Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly.

Heating

Reversible air-conditioning on ground floor, electric convector heating in the bedrooms and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.

Entertainment

56in flat-screen tv with English satellite and French terrestrial services, dvd player, internet connection both wi-fi and ethernet plus assorted boardgames.

Garden and outside

11.5 x 5m solar covered salt water pool in a paved and lawned sunterrace with ample shade.
Games hangar with full sized pool table, table tennis, table football and a full size boules piste.

A large meadow for football, badminton, cricket and volleyball. Picnic tables and a slow meander to the trout stream, maybe for a spot of fishing. Tennis courts, skatepark and a childrens playground are within the village.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for up to 5 cars adjacent to the house, further shaded parking in the private carpark just 50 metres away.

Visitor suitability

Not totally "disabled friendly", but with a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor it is ideal for large family holidays, either just yours, or with friends.

Information about any additional facilities

Four-star rating is not easy to achieve from the French Tourist Board. Based on our own experience of many family holidays in France, and with the help of a local architect we have created a French country holiday to be enjoyed. Whether a family or just yourselves we are sure you will find peace and tranquillity here at La Longere Rose.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Mothe st Heray
Distance: 25 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, black bass, perch
Name of nearest fishing location: River Berlande

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club Niortaise, Chemin Grand Ormeau, 79000 Niort
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Lambon, Plan d'Eau de Lambon, 79370 Vitre
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Cognac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR655

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Gaillou Pere and Fils, 17470 St Mande sur Bredoire
Distance: 23 km

About the Owner, Miss Cherrie & Ian Wilson

We are retired IT people, we came to Deux Sevres because it has the best of many worlds: Lovely Climate; Less than a day's journey from the English Midlands; Loads of interesting places to see; genuine "French" atmosphere unlike other more popular areas, in short a great place to holiday.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Very peaceful; surrounded by trees on 2 sides - therefore loads of birdlife; down an "Impasse" - no traffic; within an agricultural village with lots of walks and cycle paths, only 5kms from 2 busy market towns; less than a hour to many tourist attractions including the sea; less than an hour from 3 airports and only 4 from St Malo.
Unique benefits of property Peace and quiet; loads of space inside and out, the smallest bedroom is 12 square metres, the grounds extend to 2.5 acres; the 11x5m pool is on its own South-facing Terrace - a real sun-trap; modern furnishings and equipment. Knowledgeable owners on-site for help and advice.

The Owner Recommends

Fine Dining

We can recommend three restaurants within a half-hour's drive where you can dine on First-class food in elegant surroundings.

Guided Activities

We have local English-Speaking guides who offer the following activites: Bird Watching; Cycling Tours; History Tours; Walking Tours; Photography courses. Contact us for dates and costs.

Health and Beauty

We have two local ladies who offer a range of health and beauty treatments, either on site or at their own salons.

Location and Activities

Set in a peaceful rural hamlet with miles of quiet lanes for cycling, walking and bird-watching. Watersports, horse riding, golf, fishing and "retail therapy" all an easy drive

Nearest Restaurant

La Mine d'Or, typical French couple run restaurant 3km. Le Sporting, family-run restaurant 4km. Others in Melle and Brioux 6km. Michelin listed restaurant at Celles sur Belle 12kms.

Trucker's food.

There are two "Les Routiers" Trucker's restaurants within a 15 minute drive. If you would like to eat a big meal, on a long table, with excellent food at a ridiculous price, these are the places to eat!

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