This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Marinette||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||2||Double Sofa-bed, extra single in children's room|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Reversible air-conditioning on ground floor, electric convector heating in the bedrooms and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
56in flat-screen tv with English satellite and French terrestrial services, dvd player, internet connection both wi-fi and ethernet plus assorted boardgames.
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.
Ample parking for up to 5 cars adjacent to the house, further shaded parking in the private carpark just 50 metres away.
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.
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.
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.|
We can recommend three restaurants within a half-hour's drive where you can dine on First-class food in elegant surroundings.
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.
We have two local ladies who offer a range of health and beauty treatments, either on site or at their own salons.
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
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.
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!