5 bedroom rambling family house with heated swimming-pool
Richard and Isobel Platings
- english, french
About Richard and Isobel Platings
Richard and Isobel are Londoners, with a bit of France thrown in, as Richard's father was French, growing up in Paris between the wars. Richard's brother John Platings lives in a village nearby, and is well known in the local community, mainly for in his talent in converting old French houses into delightful holiday homes, but latterly for his work as a fine artist –going back to his roots as an art student at St Martin's in London. Richard, too, converted many properties in London for architects and housing associations before changing horses to provide bespoke lighting installations for weddings and parties.
Richard and Isobel Platings purchased this House in 2001
Why Richard and Isobel Platings chose Caux
With our local connections, we knew that Caux was a popular and much-admired village, ideally located between the beaches and the mountains, with a full range of shops and superb restaurant and bar. When we saw that La Place Basse was for sale (then with no roof over half of it) we jumped at the chance to update a unique property - with an enviable location which oozes character. Pictures can never do it justice.
What makes this House unique
The house is a slice of real historic France. Traditional thick stone walls keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. It delightfully rambles on and on, yet is never 'too large' if you want somewhere cosy. Spacious enough for a group of friends, yet with two sitting rooms and three terraces it provides space for someone to be alone if needed. We are lucky to have a large courtyard garden with a tree to provide shade in the heat of summer, and an outdoor pool to refresh our guests.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Magnificent stay in Caux
We’ve spent a lot of time in France and this is by far the best property we have rented. It is superbly organised, equipped and decorated. We couldn’t have asked for more. Great value for money in a fantastic location.
Amazing property, beautifully recourses. We couldn’t get over how lovely it was.
A very lovely house to celebrate my 70th birthday with family and friends. With the children, the swimming pool was a wonderful recourse.