All linen provided, 10+ nights First nights dinner (2 courses) with wine include
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About joy allen
The cottage was renovated to provide private accommodation for my two sons and their families when they visit but they mostly come outside school holidays so it seems sensible to allow others to benefit from the lovely cottage and gardens outside these times. I moved here with my husband in 2005 after taking early retirement from teaching - and have never regretted it! i love my life in France and speak fluent French. I live here full-time and know the local area very well and can give you lots of advice on where to visit and i'm more than happy to make restaurant reservations etc for you. My house is next door so i'm available for questions and sorting out any special requests etc
joy allen purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why joy allen chose Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil
The cottage is in a lovely quiet hamlet but within a couple of minutes of all the amenIties offered by a bustling market town (Civray). The motorways from Northern ferryports and the toll-free motorway (N10) bring you to within a few kms of the cottage and present you with easy, stress-free driving. Compared to the UK, all the roads seem very quiet - think about a midweek booking for extra-quiet roads and cheaper channel crossings. I aim to provide everything that you could want for an enjoyable holiday with children and this includes a welcome pack of essentials. Your beds are made up ready for your arrival and i'll even provide you with a reasonably priced family supper for your first night, to save having to cook or go out after your journey. It's best to save the menu gourmand, that I can provide, for later on when you're well-rested. The solar-heated pool is not huge! but is ideal for children and is deep enough for adults to swim. There's a selection of flotation equipment for little ones as well as water toys. The steps can be easily removed so the pool doesn't present a danger to tinies.
What makes this Cottage unique
First night family supper included, free of charge, if requested for bookings of 10 or more nights and also available for shorter breaks on the first evening if requested but subject to charge All the toys and baby equipment provided free of charge Possibility of some babysitting if desired All linen and towels, including pool towels provided free No charges for electricity - the only extras are for meals if taken 5-course 'Menu Gourmand' with all drinks included for €27-30p ad Children charged according to age Selection of bikes and helmets for all ages - Free!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Please enjoy your holiday and make yourselves at home but please leave the cottage and garden clean and tidy with all rubbish to be bagged (bags provided) and placed in dustbins, in order to avoid losing part of the damage/excess cleaning deposit. Nobody expects you to Spring Clean before you leave (after all you're on holiday) but the cleaner isn't expected to have to empty bins or the fridge or pick up rubbish etc and it is nice for her if the bathroom and kitchen area is left in a reasonably clean state
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Lovely location, gite and fantastic host
We spent a week at Joy's with our six year old daughter. The gite was exactly what we wanted ; comfy, clean and well equipped. The garden was lovely and our daughter spent hours in the pool. The chickens and cat were a welcome addition! We were pleasantly surprised by the area - lots to do and see. We'll be back!
Thank you for your review - we'd love to have you all stay again sometime
Gorgeous location and farmhouse
Great couple of days on our journeys through France. Joy made this an amazing few days. Gave us a lot of insight to the area She made us a great breakfast. We would come back to this little gem again.
Thank you for your great review - I'm so pleased to have lived up to your expectations. I hope you had a wonderful time in Rome afterwards
Jolie petite maison, beau jardin parfait pour nous
Maison tres propre et bien equippee. Hospitalite parfait. Diner excellent! Lit confortable, Mes enfants ont adores le jardin et tous ses jouets.
Nous sommes contents a revenir
Merci bien pour votre avis - a la prochaine
Lots of places for river and lake swimming; Usually lifeguarded, with sandy beaches or grassed sunbathing areas; Frequently with a bar/restaurant, childrens play areas and pedaloes/canoes/waterslide etc. The coast is do-able for a day trip with a variety of resorts and smaller beaches within a two hour drive.
La vallée des Singes is a 'must visit' attraction beloved by all ages (under 5s are free) primates of all sizes are at liberty in this wonderful 'non-zoo' environment. It's one of my favourite places to visit with my grandsons.
Futuroscope is a world-renowned virtual reality theme park - ask me about the possibility of discount vouchers.