La Maison Bleu was designed and built by our family to let in plenty of light and all ground floor rooms open up to the garden. It stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter which makes it perfect to stay all year round.
The living space is open plan with the kitchen/dining area blending into a living room/conservatory. Outside decking can be protected from the sun with the electric awning and there are remote controlled skylights and shutters throughout. All bedrooms are ensuite and there is a double sofa-bed. A Cot and High-Chair are available.
Facilities: large fridge, dishwasher, 4-hob convection cooker and electric oven,microwave, widescreen TV, iPod stereo and broadband internet, private garden.
The separate annex can sleep up to 5 people and has it's own patio and garden area. It has a very large bedroom that sleeps 2-3 people on a small double and a single. It's a large velux for star-gazing at night and it's traditional stone walls make it a very unique property. It also has a kitchen/dining/living room (with fridge and electric oven/hob as well as a double sofa bed), toilet, walk-in shower, washing machine and sliding doors to the garden. It can be rented separately from the house so please enquire for the separate rates.
The Local Area: The house is a short walk to the local beach with extends left and right along virtually the entire coast of the island allowing for plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle. The local markets sell excellent produce including wine, cheese, fruit and vegetables and a selection of Naufrageurs 'Ship-Wreckers' beer born from the legend of local bandits lighting fires to lure ships onto the rocks.
I am a facilitator, designer and gardener, based in Surrey, UK.
We built the property ourselves (with the help of a local architect in St Pierre d'Oleron) to replace an old barn...our criteria for the design was to have lots of space, height and light
access to the beach is so easy and its also a great place for lookig at the night sky. and the nearby village of La Cotiniere has a very good baker....look out for their organic baguette, fresh every morning .