Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in La Benate - La Miellerie
Two bedroom property totalling 70 m2 over two floors with 300 m2 of garden
Our holiday cottage has been lovingly created with a desire to give our guests a comfortable vacation so memorable that they will return year after year.
The overall living space is around 70 square metres over two floors.
Downstairs is the beautiful living / kitchen area complete with CD sound system, DVD player, 80 cm HD flat screen TV, electric cooker and hob, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board. A wii fit is provided as well as a number of books, CD's, DVD's and games.
The cottage also benefits from free WiFi / Internet access.
Upstairs we have two bedrooms, one is a double and the other has two single beds. Both rooms have ample storage spaces for clothes and other personal belongings. Completing the upstairs is the bathroom with toilet, washbasin and a power shower.
For families of more than four we have a number of options, with a double sofa bed available downstairs in the property, we can also put into the property an additional single bed.
For very young children we have a number of cuddly toys we can provide as well as a high chair.
The outside space around the cottage totals around 300 square metres, included in this to the front is a covered outdoor eating area complete with barbeque, to the side of the property is a hard standing area to be used for late evening meals and drinks, facing west, taking in the end of the day sunshine and stunning views of the village.
Around the cottage there is plenty of space for parking your car, and setting up your sun loungers whilst the children play safely at the rear of the cottage or on the field above the main house.
The cottage, main house, pool and garden occupies a total land area of 2,000 square metres.
Above the main house is the main garden and swimming pool (shared with owners), a fresh water pool of 9 metres x 4 metres x 1.5 metres deep and available from around nine in the morning until late at night (from around the end of April until early October). The pool is fully alarmed to comply with regulations.
Various loungers, chairs, tables, umbrellas, water floats, balls are available for use around the pool.
The house is south facing, so the sun rises to the left side of the property (above the pool) and by mid morning the entire property is bathed in sunshine. You can then watch the sun setting to the right front of the cottage late at night.
2014 is our first year of renting out the cottage, our guests this year we now consider as firm friends, please visit our guestbook for full reviews, but we have listed below a couple of their comments;
Thank you so much Stuart and Alison for making our holiday so amazing. The Gite was beautiful, comfortable and spacious for Four adults and Two children
We can't believe how lucky we were to find your gite on the internet - it was everything we wanted. The four of us didn't want to leave such an idyllic place. Alison, Stewart and Shannon were so kind and helpful and great fun! They recommended places to go to and even lent us a map to make sure we arrived safely. there are not many owners who on finding we hadn't eaten when we arrived late and all the shops were shut, would bring round ingredients out of their own kitchen so.that we could make omelettes to enjoy. Thank you so much
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Stewart Boak
My name is Stewart and with my wife Alison we made the permanent move to France early 2014 from the North East of England.
Stewart Boak purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Stewart Boak chose La Benate
We bought our home as it perfectly matched our desires to live in a village in this part of France with excellent access to all that we require. Having spent all our lives living and working in the city we wanted to change in pace of life and time to enjoy life. The location of the property is perfect and we sit outside each night sitting in awe at the beautiful place we own, with such stunning views, the beautiful location and with the village people making us more welcome than we could ever have dreamed.
What makes this cottage unique
If you wish to get away from it all for a quiet vacation this this is for you. Relaxing around your holiday cottage in your garden, spending time around our swimming pool or in the garden and all ten minutes from a major town that has everything you need and more.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were looking for a holiday in a peaceful setting with plenty of outdoor space to relax in the sun and do some cycling. We also wanted to visit La Rochelle and Ile de Re. La Miellerie ticked all the boxes. The Gite is very well placed for the local cycle paths which are safe and traffic free. Even in October the weather was warm enough to sit by the amazing pool and enjoy uninterrupted rural views. It is a fantastic place to unwind and discover this lovely area of France and Stewart and Alison are the perfect hosts.