Le Manoir des Couts, 16th C Manor House

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Front FaçadeThe herb gardenEnjoy lunch under the pergolaThe spacious living roomThe dining RoomThe kitchenWhere the lady used to sleep..Bedroom 2Bedroom 1The private poolFront façadeThe carved window with its stone seats, insidePainting Keith Dunkley, La BaronnièrePainting by Keith DunkleyPainting K Dunkley, local surroundings..Painting K Dunkley, Ile d'OléronPainting Francine DunkleyPainting F DunkleyPainting F DunkleyPainting F Dunkley

From $80 / night

Melle, Poitou Charentes, France
Le Manoir des Couts, 16th C Manor House
3 bedrooms
6 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: £450
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Melle vacation home rental
Enjoy the charm and authenticity of a rare 16th Century Manor House, lovingly restored and decorated by a family of artists. (drawing/painting lessons available..).
The house's original features, carved windows with interior stone seats, a gothic fireplace, superb flagstones and exposed beams etc.. confirm its 16th C datation whilst a local legend involving a spring situated in the next field, its fairy and a Carolingian knight as well as an aerial photograph of a celtic enclosure confirm very ancient roots!..

FOR DETAILS OF SPECIAL OFFERS, reductions for couples, rates and availability, please contact us.

Situated in a peaceful hamlet yet secluded and private, it is fully detached, its spacious ground floor accommodation (112m2) sleeps 6 and it is equipped for baby.. Its thick walls, double glazed windows/shutters and a good insulation guarantee your comfort during hot days, no need for air conditioning, ecologically sound!..

-LIVING ROOM : Very spacious, 43m2, with superb flagstones, a gothic fireplace and a wood burning stove, exposed beams, comfortable seating. This large space has allowed us to install a four poster bed, this is probably where the lady of the manor used to sleep!..

KITCHEN/DININ ROOM : 29m2, Flagstones, exposed beams, an ancient stone sink with its stone arch but it is newly and fully equipped, antique HenriII buffet, table and chairs.

UTILITY ROOM : Washing machine, hoover, clothes-rack, cupboards, cleaning utensils etc..

SHOWER ROOM : Shower, washbasin, toilet, cupboard.

BEDROOM 1 : 15m2, two single beds.

BEDROOM 2 : 16m2, One double bed and a cot (baby bath and high chair also provided).

THE GARDEN : We are keen gardeners and have re-designed the garden to suit the house's ancient character with a 16th C style herb garden, 2 wooden pergolas covered by ancient vines sheltering a picnic table and a bench. Enjoy the scent of lilly of the valley, lilac, old roses, lavender and eucalyptus!. The garden is very sheltered and enclosed enjoy the pool in total privacy..

Francine Dunkley

Area Information
All our visitors have been tremendously impressed by the wealth and the quality ot the sites and activities this little known region has to offer :(see our visitors comments below):
POITIERS : its Gallo/Roman remains, superb and rare 4th century Baptistère Saint Jean, superb Romanesque churches, the palace of the Dukes of Aquitaine but also up to date with the latest technology with its well known Futuroscope.

-LA ROCHELLE/ILE DE RE : Its superb heritage, numerous good restaurants and great ambiance and the trendy Ile de Ré with its lovely sandy beaches, not to be missed..

-THE VENISE VERTE : Where you can row or be rowed along peaceful canal ways.

-MELLE : A nearby, lovely town featuring 3 beautiful Romanesque churches, one of which is Unesco listed and a very ancient silver mine you can visit and its Carolingian garden.

-BOUGON : An impressive Neolithic site featuring amazing tumuli going back to 4000 BC.

-SANXAY : A rare Gallo/Roman site and ROM, a local, former Roman town.

-LEZAY : Our local town which hosts one of the largest markets around, colourful and typically French. Around this town, you will also find many, untouched medieval villages and some good restaurants, everything you need to spend a good holiday!

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 02 2017 May 26 2017 - - £450 - 1 Week
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 25% of the booking
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: Heating if applicable, please contact us for details.
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