Built in 2006. Individual design, lots of glass and open plan, wrap around terrace and in the middle of a fantastic forest garden. Very peaceful and surrounded with wildlife, owls, squirrels, bats, hawks, deer sometimes, rabbits.The nearest road is some way away, so it is safe for children to roam and play.
The house is easily accessible for wheelchairs and prams. 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs and 1 double down + bathroom. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed with small child's bed too , plus room for a travel cot (provided). The downstairs double is also large enough to accommodate travel cots and/or a small bed. So it sleeps 8 adults in the beds provided. There is an additional child's bed and travel cot.
The sandy surf beach is a short drive or 20 minute cycle ride. About 35 minutes to walk there. There is a great beach restaurant at Messanges beach, but no other shops or bars, so very little commercialisation. There are safe lakes nearby for children to swim. Golf if you like, kayaking, archery...
There are miles of cycle paths through the forest. Also great for running or walking along.
The house has a new table tennis table for out or indoors, TV, internet, tree swing and free bikes - 3 adults, 1 teenager and 2children's. Bike hire available nearby. There are also two child seats for the cycles. There is an inflatable canoe.
The village of Messanges is lovely. Not too big, but enough going on and there are larger towns nearby. There is an outdoor pool in the town and a small library/media centre. Three lovely restaurants and a hotel bar. There are camp sites in the village. Also a nice hotel.
Bed linen is provided, but not towels.