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4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2 separate wings. Large open plan kitchen and mezzanine living area. Shared heated pool
Les Alouettes started life as a barn and has been converted into a gite providing accommodation of the highest standard. Many original features have been retained, including exposed stonework, oak beams and even a stone manger.
The heart of Les Alouettes is a large kitchen / dining room (about 20 feet by 26). The dining table seats eight in comfort. There is a sofa for relaxing while dinner cooks. An area has been set aside for children and their toys, with a large rug, a child sized table and chairs for colouring, etc.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, range cooker, large fridge / freezer, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster and microwave. A welcome pack is provided with brioche, wine, jam, tea, coffee, milk etc. Children's tableware is provided as are unbreakable glasses for use by the pool and Tupperware for picnics. A full range of utensils and pans is provided.
We have just had the most wonderful 2 weeks here -
Above the kitchen and reached by a stairway (with stair gates top & bottom) is a large mezzanine sitting area (about 20 feet by 20) with sofa and easy chairs for eight people, a collection of books and games, and a CD player / docking station for your choice of music. Also on the mezzanine is a TV with English language channels and a video and DVD player with a selection of tapes. We have a range of DVDs that can be borrowed without charge. This is an ideal place for you to relax once children have gone to bed.
The barn that formed Les Alouettes was of a classic Vendée design with "wings" either side of a larger central building. The gite uses this layout to best advantage by having sleeping accommodation arranged on both sides of the central area.
The large swimming pool at Les Alouettes is heated (by a dedicated boiler) for comfort. The pool is "L" shaped, 12m long and from 4 to 8 m wide. Wide steps and a large shallow area (80 cm) make the pool particularly attractive for children. Plenty of seating (loungers and chairs) is provided. The swimming pool and garden are shared with Jon, Julia and the girls (Les Alouettes is not part of a gite complex and there are no other rental properties using the facilities). The pool is, of course, fenced for security.
The play area is adjacent to the pool and is equipped with a large wooden climbing frame, slide, trampoline, sandpit and a range of outdoor toys. On the lawned area opposite, there is a play house.
One wing has a king size plus a twin room and a bathroom with bath, over bath shower and WC; the other is similar but with a double room plus twin. This arrangement allows two families to holiday comfortably together while allowing each an element of privacy. One of the twin rooms can be made up as a superking sized bed). Cots are also provided.
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