|Rose Cottage in France||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||1|
Pretty, 17th Century renovated cottage in large, walled and gated gardens with a child-safe swimming pool that is heated via solar panel for toddler comfort. In a quiet hamlet but only 3km from the market town of Civray with restaurants and supermarkets and a brand new indoor/outdoor swimming pool complex.
Perfect for couples or for families with young children, everything you could need for your holiday with a baby or toddler is provided at no extra cost, including pushchair and parasol, playpen, safety gate, bottle warmers, bike seat and lots of indoor and outdoor toys etc etc
The layout of the cottage is open plan with a safe spiral staircase leading to the childrens room on the mezzanine. Lots of play equipment for all ages, in the huge garden, featuring a large, sandy play area. A selection of bikes, with a baby seat available, are provided free of charge. There's a big, safety-netted trampoline and a table tennis table as well as swings.
All linen and towels, including pool towels, and a welcome pack of essentials( for stays of 7+ nights) included.
Wi-fi, Sky tv.
A 5-course Menu Gourmand is available on request - wine and dine on the terrace with your little ones safely asleep (hopefully asleep!!) in their beds
Midweek changeovers for bookings of 7 nights or more are welcome but please contact the owner first - take advantage of quieter roads and cheaper ferry crossings!
Free 2 course family supper with wine for your arrival evening for bookings of 10 nights or more
£100 off the second week of all two-week holidays
Compact but well equipped kitchen area with a 4-ring gas hob, full-sized oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. Table and chairs plus outside dining. Separate laundry room with drying facilities. All the kitchen gadgets that you could need. Picnic equipment available.
Sky tv free channels and dvd player, iPod docking station and wifi
One double bed on ground floor, twin beds and a third rollaway bed and a cot on the mezzanine. Under exceptional circumstances,(perhaps if there are 4 very young children), there is a z-bed available.
All bed linen provided and beds are made up ready for your arrival
Modern shower room; hairdryer, hot brush. All towels (including pool towels) and bathrobes provided
Games, books and toys cd's dvd's, sky tv, wi-fi.. Binocculars available SKY tv free to view channels
Child-safe swimming pool , heated with a solar panel and plenty of flotation equipment and inflatables. Plenty of sunbeds, garden furniture and parasols. Huge, safe, walled and gated garden with enormous sandy play area and a selection of play equipment including swings and a big, safety-netted trampoline, paddling pool for babies, swings and slide. A play house for outside and a wooden playhouse full of toys. Table tennis table and bats. Boules
Plenty of parking
Really good for couples and for families with babies and under 12s
pets accepted if requested before booking
Supper is available for the evening of your arrival so you can get into relaxing mode immediately
For later in your Holiday, try the amazing 5 course gourmet dinner, cooked to your particular requirements €27 - €30pp including apéritif, starter, soup or sorbet, main course, cheese course, dessert, coffee and wine. Dinner for children is priced according to age.
Cookery courses of 1 to 3 days available to all ages and are geared to ability but mainly specialise in traditional French cuisine using predominantly locally sourced ingredients.
A hairdresser and mobile beauty therapist are available on request, for cut, colour and styling; and for manicure, pedicure, facials and massages
We moved here full time, from Yorkshire in 2005. I'm reputed to be an excellent cook - try my 5-course dinner!<br/>
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||Winters are short and tend to be mild with frequent sunshine. Spring comes early and with plenty of flowers - I like my garden! Summers are hot and sunny but not quite as baking hot as the Mediterranean - Poitou-Charentes has the best sunshine record apart from the Côte d'Azure and the prices aren't so high!!|
|Unique benefits of property||We provide all the necessary baby equipment and lots of toys and outdoor play equipment to keep the children happy. Happy kids = happy parents! All linen and towels are included, including pool towels.
The 5-course gourmand dinner, freshly prepared to your requirements, allows you to wine and dine on the terrace, knowing that the children are safely tucked up in bed
La vallée des Singes is a 'must' for children from 1 to 81!! It's so 'not a zoo' - free range primates of all shapes and sizes.
Futuroscope - a futuristic theme park
Cognac tour and tasting
Cassiomagus - the best preserved Roman baths outside Rome itself.
Beautiful Romanesque churches
The Martyr Village of Oradour sur Glane
Lifeguarded lake and river swimming with waterslide