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    Lezay Holiday House, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    16th C Manor House, Le Manoir des Couts


    £799 - £1,399
    per week

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    16th C Manor House

    House Ref: 10422

    • Sleeps 7
    • Self Catering
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Full of character
      8x 4m private pool
      All to yourselves!
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Description

    "Quiet and magical property”, “unique, lovely house”, “beautifully restored, delicate house”, “the house is lovely and so full of character and the garden is beautiful “what an idyllic retreat” are expressions taken out of the comments left by our visitors in our guestbook . Many of our visitors also commented that they selected this property, not just for its character but also because it is not a gîte complex, the house, the garden, the pool are entirely yours so you can enjoy complete privacy and tranquility. The peaceful sun trap garden is particularly appreciated.

    Articles concerning this house's restoration can be found in the January 2017 issue of French Entrée magazine and the January 2006 issue of French Property News.

    Set in a tiny hamlet, this 16th Century manor house has been lovingly restored to bring back to life its many architectural treasures: beautifully carved windows with interior stone seats, impressive flagstones and beams, an arched stone sink, a Gothic fireplace, with all the modern comfort.
    Babies, toddlers and children are very welcome, we provide a cot, a high chair, a baby bath, changing mat, toys and games etc, free of charge.

    The Accommodation
    The house is fully detached, Its spacious accommodation sleeps 7, children are welcome, (cot, high chair, baby bath provided). We have taken great care in restoring and decorating it, respecting local traditions and ecological concerns: the thick stone walls have been re-limed and have been washed with warm, natural pigments. They keep the property beautifully cool during hot summer days. The wooden windows are either double glazed or single glazed with wooden shutters, the uninhabited first floor is well insulated and there is a wood stove. All electric appliances are A rated.

    Living room: with a Gothic fireplace and stove, comfortable sofas and armchairs, a hand painted antique buffet, French and UK satellite TV, dvd player, a choice of books and many old fashioned wooden games and board games.

    Kitchen/dining room: A spacious open plan area, newly equipped with a Smeg stainless steel gas cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric coffee machine, toaster, kettle etc. A glazed door leads to the pretty, enclosed garden. The dining room offers an impressive ancient stone arched sink and an antique Henry II buffet with its table and 6 chairs.

    Utility room: You will find a washing machine, hoover, iron ironing table, clothes rack, clothes cupboard and cleaning utensils.

    Shower room 1: A shower with thermostatic tap, glass door, toilet, washbasin, cupboard.

    En suite double bedroom with a shower with thermostatic tap, glass door, toilet, washbasin, cupboard.

    Second double bedroom with double bed, a chest of drawers and wardrobe.

    Twin bedroom: Two single beds and one chest of drawers.

    The boudoir or fourth single bedroom : One single bed, one wardrobe and a desk.

    The garden
    Enjoy the new 8m x 4m pool available for your exclusive use. Relax in the very private and sheltered garden, a veritable heat trap, help yourself to the delicious Moroccan mint for hot or ice cold tea or pick herbs for your barbecue from the herb garden, dine under the wooden pergola covered by ancient vines, enjoy the scent of the old roses, lilac, lily of the valley, lavender and jasmine
    Keep an eye (and an ear) open for the interesting local birds, some very rare: hoopoes, bustards, cuckoos, nightingales, barn owls, falcons, buzzards and herons.

    Location of holiday rental in Lezay, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

    Holiday Type: Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Local Market, Amusement/Water Park

    Location description

    The house is situated approx. 45mins south of Poitiers airport, off the N10 at Couhé and on the D14, 4kms before the market town of Lezay.

    Lezay: Enjoy the colourful and vibrant market offering plenty of local fresh food, one of the largest markets around, much appreciated by all our visitors, on Tuesday morning. You will also find a good supermarket, plenty of shops, a bar and restaurants.
    Melle: A charming town featuring 3 beautiful Romanesque churches, one of which is Unesco listed, an ancient silver mine and its Carolingian garden as well as several supermarkets, a good selection of bars and restaurants, a market and some lovely walks in the arboretum and around the town.

    The Lac Lambon: Situated only 25mins away, you will find many attractions for children and adolescents, canoes, pedalos, archery etc as well as a restaurant and many snack bars.
    The Venise Verte: Enjoy your chance to have fun rowing in the wrong direction, the Marais Poitevin in only 45Mins away!
    The Monkey Valley: A pleasant outing in a well designed park, only 20mins away where you will get a chance to see many species of monkeys including a very happy family of gorillas.
    Rom: A sleepy village which used to be the second largest Roman town after Poitiers, an interesting museum features the many archaeological finds.

    Sanxay: An impressive Gallo-Roman site about 25mins away, there is also a very good stained glass museum. In nearby Curzay-sur-Vonne.
    Bougon: An impressive Neolithic site featuring several large tumuli dating bach 4000BC a large park and a well designed museum.

    Bagnault, Exoudun, La Mothe St Heray: Two untouched medieval villages, a superb “orangerie” in La Mothe.
    Poitiers: Enjoy its rich heritage. The very rare 4th century Baptistère St Jean, the beautiful Romanesque church, Notre Dame la Grande, the Palace of the Comtes du Poitou and many other medieval and Renaissance buildings, not to mention a good selection of shops, boutiques, cafés and restaurants. Children and adolescents will enjoy the Futuroscope’s latest attractions.

    La Rochelle: Its wealth acquired through its sea trading is still very visible through its rich heritage, there is a great choice of restaurants and a great ambiance, don't miss the aquarium! The trendy Ile De Re and its lovely sandy beaches should not be missed either.

    Cognac: Visit the cellars and discover how the wonderful Pineau de Charentes is made.
    Birdwatching: Situated in a small hamlet, a few steps away from the river Dive within the Natura 2000 wildlife protected zone, perhaps you could catch a glimpse of some of the 15 protected species of birds, including the Little Bustards, Honey Buzzards, Montague’s & Marsh Harriers, Wood Sandpipers, Short beard Owls, Black & Bed Kites etc.

    Painting Lessons: Both your hosts trained at the RA Schools, London and Edinburgh College of Arts and continue to practise painting. Should you wish to seek inspiration from the beautiful local surroundings and improve your drawing and painting skills, Keith Dunkley, former tutor at Sheridan College, Toronto will be pleased to offer advice and the possibility of informal painting lessons. Keith is fully registered with the Maison des Artistes.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, Pets Allowed
    General: Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
    2 Double/s, 1 Single/s, 1 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
    Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
    2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
    Lounge: Seating for 7 people
    Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    Free Wi Fi
    Dining Area: Seating for 7 people , High chair
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Sunloungers, Patio chairs
    Solar heated exclusive use pool
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking
    Services: Linen provided

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Minimum Stay
    29 June to 13 July £1,29914 Days
    13 July to 31 August £1,39914 Days
    7 September 28 September £79914 Days

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    Deposit : 25% of total cost

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Francine Dunkley

    Property Ref:
    10422

    Languages Spoken:
    French, English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    +33549297232

    Secondary Telephone:
    +33549297232

    Owner joined website:
    19 February 2015

    Property listed since:
    25 February 2015

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name: Francine Dunkley

    Property Ref: 10422

    Languages Spoken: French, English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: +33549297232

    Secondary Telephone: +33549297232

    Owner joined website: 19 February 2015

    Property listed since: 25 February 2015

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    16th C Manor House

    House Ref: 10422

    • Sleeps 7
    • Self Catering
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • Pets Allowed
    • Full of character
      8x 4m private pool
      All to yourselves!
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday


    £799 - £1,399
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Francine Dunkley

    Property Ref:
    10422

    Languages Spoken:
    French, English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    +33549297232

    Secondary Telephone:
    +33549297232

    Owner joined website:
    19 February 2015

    Property listed since:
    25 February 2015

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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