La Maison Longue is a spacious cottage, built around the late 19th century (approx 1890) and constructed primarily of wattle and daub, with original exposed beams throughout. The cottage was formerly used as a stable, which was part of a small working farm, and still has the original barn with its amazing timber structure still intact. Approximately 25 years ago the farm was saved from dilapidation and later still, in 2006, our French holiday cottages (Le Petit Hameau) were created.
(It is said that the French résistance hid allied airmen at the farm during the Second World War; we can tell you more about this when you come to stay)
The cottage benefits from spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining areas, perfect for families and spending time together. There are two bedrooms (one double and one twin), plus a shower room/WC, all to the ground floor. The kitchen is well equipped with a full sized modern electric cooker and hob, family sized fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. For your entertainment there is satellite TV (large flat screen), a DVD player, Wi-Fi and a selection of DVDs, games and books.
La Maison Longue benefits from electric heating throughout and has comfortable and generous seating in the living area, set around a brick fireplace with fabulous wood burning fire; great for cosy days or evenings in and ideal for romantic getaways.
The cottage faces onto a pretty traditional French style courtyard, ideal for sitting in whilst enjoying a good book or bottle of wine, the sight of our local resident birds or even playing a game of French boules. There is a wooden bench just outside the cottage and a table with chairs and parasol, where you will be able to enjoy alfresco dining and make use of the BBQ.
Walk around or sit in the shared garden – there are sunny and shady parts and wooden loungers - or take advantage of the garden games and bicycles, plus skateboards for the brave amongst you.
In the summer months – if the weather is hot enough – we even put up the large splash pool.
For those travelling with little ones, a travel cot and high chair are available, without an additional charge.
A welcome pack of essentials are provided on arrival, to get your holiday off to a good start.
Towels and bedding are provided at the start of your stay and are included in the rental cost.
***For romantic getaways, or that little bit extra comfort, we can provide dressing gowns, slippers and a nice bottle of champagne - please enquire***