Having run a successful B+B on the West coast of Ireland for 10 years, we decided to live our dream and move to France in 2006, where we fully restored a Charentaise farmhouse that we now run as La Lavande.
La Lavande is a very comfortable and affordable private villa. It is situated on the edge of a small village literally five minutes walk from the market town of Aulnay de Saintonge, where you will find a supermarket, 3 Boulangeries, 3 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 4 Hairdressers, 2 Chemists, 3 Banks, Public Library, Post Office and Tennis Courts. You can also enjoy its lively Thursday and larger Sunday Market where you can buy fresh local produce. It also has a fine example of a Romanesque Church that periodically hosts Choral evenings.
Nearby is the pretty market town of St Jean d’Angely that has a large Wednesday and Saturday market offering a delight in colour and ambiance. Here you will find many shops, Supermarkets, Bars and Restaurants offering both French and international cuisine.
A short picturesque access lane leads up to the house and large private parking area. La Lavande offers spacious accommodation and is set in beautiful tranquil gardens with fully maintained private pool and of course absolute peace and quiet.
Living room 24 sq metres, TV, English Sky freeview, DVD and comfortable seating for all guests.
Dining room, 13 sq metres with large extendible dining table and chairs to accommodate all guests.
Bedroom One 24 sq metres with en-suite shower, wash basin WC and bath, double bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
Bedroom Two 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor, with 2 single beds located on the mezzanine, again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
Bedroom Three 25 sq metres including mezzanine floor with 1 double bed downstairs and 2 single beds on the mezzanine floor again with ample wardrobe and drawer space.
On the ground floor there is a second separate shower and wash basin.
Also on the ground floor is a second WC and wash basin.
There is a fully equipped modern Kitchen including dish-washer, microwave, oven and hob, integrated fridge-freezer, sink. Kitchen linen is also provided.
Utility room with washing machine, ironing board with iron.
There are several eating areas outside depending on how much sunshine you like. To the rear is a large split level patio area for dining or just relaxing by the private pool 9.5m x 4.5m.
A large table and chairs, BBQ, Sun-loungers Parasol and beach towels are provided.
Also to the rear is a private landscaped garden and beyond that is a large lawn with trees backing onto open fields and open countryside.
All bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided.
Cot and highchair are available on request.
The owners do not live on site, although they frequently attend to the pool and rear vegetable garden although visits are normally made very early in the morning or as agreed so as not to disturb you.