Our French home, a period property, is full of character yet fitted out with all mod cons. In the main house there is a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and large living room with L-shaped sofa, open fire, large plasma screen, Sky TV, a DVD player with films, a Mac PC, printer, fax, and wireless Lan so you can work from home if needs must. There is one en-suite bathroom, one en-suite shower room, one separate shower room and two separate loos.
In the adjoining Chai there is also a small kitchen at one end of a lovely open plan room that looks out onto the pool. The Chai also has a bathroom with loo plus a separate loo.
The house is very comfortable and well furnished but there are no white sofas, glass tables or irreplaceable items should you have an inquisitive two year old who likes to test things out! There is a delightful walled garden with a heated pool and a cobbled eating area outside the kitchen that is fenced in so wee ones can play while you are in the kitchen.
Benefiting from the wonderful micro climate of the Cote Atlantique, Marennes is about 45 minutes from La Rochelle. Maison Marennes, a large period townhouse with walled garden and a heated pool, is two minutes from the village centre and 5 min by car/15mins by bike, from the sea. This is oyster country, the roads are flat and perfect for cycling and there are small marinas and beaches dotted along the coast with Ile D'oleron on the doorstep as well as the more renowned alternatives in Royan and La Rochelle not far away. The zoo in La Palmyre, rated as one of the best in Europe, is about a twenty minute drive away. There is also a forest climbing centre nearby. Although ideal for families with lots of fun playing in the lovely private garden with its kidney-shaped heated pool and trampoline and visiting the local beaches, zoo etc, the location has lots to offer grown-ups too with numerous excellent restaurants, great food markets, patisseries, fishmongers etc, just a stroll away.