About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
All linen provided, 7+ nights First nights dinner (2 courses) with wine included
Renovated character cottage in a peaceful hamlet location but only 3km from a bustling little market town with all its ameneties. Ideal for visiting Monkey Valley and Futuroscope. Sleeps 2 adults and 2/3 children.
Six hours easy driving (mostlly quiet motorways- much of which is toll-free) from a short crossing channel port or 4 hours from a longer crossing port, Rose Cottage is on the edge of a sleepy little hamlet, 3km from Civray with its twice weekly market, supermarkets, restaurants and a new indoor/outdoor swimming pool complex. A life-guarded lake with a waterslide (and bar/restaurant) is just 5 mins away and there are plenty of riverside locations for swimming and canooeing.
The quiet lanes and bridle paths around the cottage are perfect for family cycling as there is so little traffic; They're good for dog walking too so we probably will accept a dog if asked in advance - I may even look after the dog occasionally if you want to go somewhere that dogs aren't allowed.
Chateaux and medieval towns and villages abound for history lovers - Louis XIII is known to have had a picnic lunch in our woods. This is documented in the annals of the little village chateau who provided the serving staff for the picnic. Parts of our house date from the Médiéval period and we have a huge outdoor bread oven.
The local area, including part of our garden, was the site of a river and there are fossils to be found all over - I provide goggles and fossil hammers if children are interested.
Futuroscope is a virtual reality theme park, situated about 40 mins north of the cottage and is a favourite with older children whilst La Vallée des Singes (Monkey Valley) is a firm favourite with all ages and is about 10 mins away.
Recently renovated, to provide everything that you could need for your family holiday, including all linen and towels with beds made up ready for your arrival. Ground floor open-plan accommodation with a feature spiral staircase leading to a large mezzanine with twin beds, a third roll-under bed and a cot ( linen provided). Double bed adult sleeping area, Shower room with towels and bathrobes, hairdryer and hotbrush. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, full sized oven, hob and extractor, microwave, coffee machine, toaster table and chairs. Seating area with SKY TV, DVD player, FREE WIFI, IPOD docking station.
The cottage has heating for the cooler months and several fans for hot weather.
A separate laundry room has a washing machine available, free, on request.
A BBQ is provided, and a gas paella pan/plancha set for outdoor cooking and all sorts of other cooking gadgets are available on request. A cold box and picnic equipment are available for your use and for a day at the beach or lake, there are buckets and spades, an inflatable dinghy and two plancha surfboards as well as a couple of parasols.
Welcome pack of essentials, to get you started on your holiday, is provided
Plenty of sunloungers with cushions and parasols next to the child-safe pool with water warmed by a solar panel. Your dining terrace, next to the cottage, has a large table, 6 chairs and a parasol as well as a couple of sunloungers.
Lots of indoor and outdoor toys and play equipment including pool inflatables, a selection of bikes for adults and children (with helmets), large netted trampoline, table tennis table, swings, a large sandy play area with toddler toys and a play house. The large gardens are walled and gated to keep little ones safe and there's plenty of trees to climb for the more adventurous children - the garden backs onto our wood and we have a fair bit of wildlife venturing into the garden, particularly deer, in dry spells when they are looking for a drink.
I have pet hens which don't mind being cuddled and children like to open the chicken house in a morning and look for eggs for breakfast
For baby, as well as a cot and linen, we provide a high chair, baby bath, potty, bottle warmers and a choice of pushchairs with a parasol. There are two baby seats for the adult bikes.
The cottage is also perfect for couples, holidaying or househunting, and an underoccupancy discount is available. For househunters, breakfast and/or a picnic lunch can be provided to save time in a busy schedule.
June sees the start of the sunflowers for which this area is famous.
To give the family cook a break, I offer a 5-course 'Menu Gourmand' dinner, cooked to your requirements, with apéritif and nibbles beforehand, wine and coffee with digestif for €27.00 - €30.00 per adult. This means that parents can wine and dine without worrying about the little ones, asleep in the cottage. if children wish to dine with their parents, they are charged according to the age of the child ie Aged 7 = €7!
For bookings of 7 nights or more, and to help you get into the holiday mood immediately, I can also provide a, simpler, family meal for the evening of your arrival and it is included in the price, if ordered beforehand. Great not to have to think about a meal after your journey!
To benefit from cheaper ferry crossings and quieter UK roads, why not consider a midweek booking or a 10 day holiday!
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About joy allen
The cottage was renovated to provide private accommodation for my two sons and their families when they visit but they mostly come outside school holidays so it seems sensible to allow others to benefit from the lovely cottage and gardens outside these times. I moved here with my husband in 2005 after taking early retirement from teaching - and have never regretted it! i love my life in France and speak fluent French. I live here full-time and know the local area very well and can give you lots of advice on where to visit and i'm more than happy to make restaurant reservations etc for you. My house is next door so i'm available for questions and sorting out any special requests etc
joy allen purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why joy allen chose Saint-Saviol
The cottage is in a lovely quiet hamlet but within a couple of minutes of all the ameneties offered by a bustling market town (Civray). The motorways from Northern ferryports and the toll-free motorway (N10) bring you to within a few kms of the cottage and present you with easy, stress-free driving. Compared to the UK, all the roads seem very quiet - think about a midweek booking for extra-quiet roads and cheaper channel crossings. I aim to provide everything that you could want for an enjoyable holiday with children and this includes a welcome pack of essentials. Your beds are made up ready for your arrival and i'll even provide you with a reasonably priced family supper for your first night, to save having to cook or go out after your journey. It's best to save the menu gourmand, that I can provide, for later on when you're well-rested. The solar-heated pool is not huge! but is ideal for children and is deep enough for adults to swim. There's a selection of flotation equipment for little ones as well as water toys. The steps can be easily removed so the pool doesn't present a danger to tinies.
What makes this Cottage unique
First night family supper included, free of charge, if requested for bookings of 7 or more nights and also available for short breaks on the first evening if requested but subject to charge All the toys and baby equipment provided free of charge Possibility of some babysitting if desired All linen and towels, including pool towels provided free No charges for electricity - the only extras are for meals if taken 5-course 'Menu Gourmand' with all drinks included for €27-30p ad Children charged according to age Selection of bikes and helmets for all ages - Free!
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Jolie petite maison, beau jardin parfait pour nous
Maison tres propre et bien equippee. Hospitalite parfait. Diner excellent! Lit confortable, Mes enfants ont adores le jardin et tous ses jouets.
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Merci bien pour votre avis - a la prochaine
Lots of places for river and lake swimming; Usually lifeguarded, with sandy beaches or grassed sunbathing areas; Frequently with a bar/restaurant, childrens play areas and pedaloes/canoes/waterslide etc. The coast is do-able for a day trip with a variety of resorts and smaller beaches within a two hour drive.
La vallée des Singes is a 'must visit' attraction beloved by all ages (under 5s are free) primates of all sizes are at liberty in this wonderful 'non-zoo' environment. It's one of my favourite places to visit with my grandsons.
Futuroscope is a world-renowned virtual reality theme park - ask me about the possibility of discount vouchers.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A £150 refundable damage/excess cleaning deposit is due before arrival and can be paid directly into owners bank account to allow for quick refund