Fountain Cottage is located in The Brenne, a national nature park in Central France, which is home to a wonderful variety of flora and fauna.
Le Blanc, nearby town, has all necessary amenities such as a supermarkets, restaurants, etc. There is an openair swimming pool, a kayaking centre, tennis courts, a skate boarding area and a castle museum. Near Le Blanc is the animal safari park Haute Touche. A great day out for the family Poitiers is an hour away with its Futuroscope amusement park.
Fountain cottage is a small non-commercial smallholding of about 3.5 hectares which wrap themselves in and around the property buildings. Fountain Cottage has been gradually renovated over the last few years to provide modern and comfortable accommodation. Although the rest of the farm buildings do not experience the original farming activities of years gone by they still retain some of the rustic interest.
Despite the fact that the farm is not in production any longer it is a home for 3 sheep, 3 goats and a dog. All of these are beloved pets and for this reason other animals and not allowed.
Fountain Cottage offers plenty of secure and private parking, and lovely outside space in the form of an enormous garden with lawned areas, flower beds and bushes. There is plenty of safe space for children to play and release their energy. There is a tree house with a zip wire the children can use but we advise guests to supervise the children for safety reasons when using this.
Interaction with guests
There are a couple of English speaking care takers occupying a small pavillion next to Fountain Cottage but the guests can have as much or as little interaction with them as needed. The caretakers are there to maintain the property, welcome the guests and help with advice and information if needed and facilitate the change overs.
Other things to note
LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT AT FOUNTAIN COTTAGE (subject to availability):
Television (French and English)
Variety of books ( French and English)
bicycles ( free to use: see below)
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT FOUNTAIN COTTAGE:
Sleeps 6 people - two bedrooms with double beds (ground floor) and one bedroom with twin beds (first floor).
A baby/toddler travel cot and highchair can be made available but this needs to be requested at time of booking.
Secure and private parking
Television (English and French)
Cuttlery and crockery
Gas hob and electric oven
Iron and ironing board
Fire blanket, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher
(gas for the barbecue is not supplied as standard. Guests can purchase gas from many places in nearby Le blanc, or gas can be purchased for the guests before their arrival for an additional cost.This must be requested and paid for at the time of booking. The cost for this: 25 euros. (PLEASE NOTE, no refund can be given for any unused gas; for whatever reason.)
Bicycles (subject to availability):
Can be used free of charge each day during the stay but there is a deposit of 20 euros per bicycle to cover any damage, punctures, etc. This is payable when and only if you decide to use the bicycles (not in advance when you book your stay with us). If the cycles are returned on each occasion without damage of any sort, the deposit will be returned. Please note this deposit is not included in the main rental security deposit.
The property will only be available for stays from end of May/beginning of June to the end of September.
The period of stay is from Saturday to Saturday: minimum stay 7 nights.
Check in time no earlier that 15.00 – Check out time is no later than 10.00. This is to facilitate change over.
The prices indicated are per week and include the following:
bed linen (one set per bed duration of stay)
Towels (one bath sheet per person for the duration of the stay)
Normal useage of electricty, gas, water
Two tea towels (for drying pots and pans; for the duration of the stay)
The use of specified facilities and impliments.
It is strongly recommended that you take out appropriate and adequate holiday insurance, including public liability before you set off on your holiday. The safety and welfare of any accompanied children are the sole responsibility of the guests whilst onsite.
Additional information and charges
Please, no smoking in the house or any of the other buildings.
An additional bath sheet (towel) can be hired for 10 euros (duration or part of stay)
Additional bed linen can be hired for 15 euros per bed (duration or part of stay)
Sorry but pets are not allowed
End of stay standard cleaning is an additional 60 euros (excluding cutlery and crockery, and rubbish)
Security deposit is 400 euros.
THANK YOU for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you and to helping you to have an enjoyable stay at Fountain Cottage.
If you require a baby/toddler cot bed or high chair or gas for the gas barbecue, these must be requested at time of booking (see main description for facilities).
- please respect our property, and our animals; they have their own fields to live and play in so won't bother you.
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