Lovely detached house with underfloor heating and heated swimming pool home swap

Only 40min from the coast at La Rochelle our lovely home with its private, heated swimming pool was built in 2002 in the local traditional style. It benefits from all the latest modern comforts including satellite TV and WIFI.

There are 3 double bedrooms available plus a delightful guest chalet in the private 3800sqm established grounds.
On the ground floor: Entrance Hall: WC with wash hand basin.
Living Room with Dining Area: 7.6 m x 5.05 m with high cathedral ceiling and exposed roof timbers. An old stone fireplace graces this room and reaches right up to the point of the ceiling. 3 metre wide patio doors open to their full width onto a large terrace with electrically operated awning.. Further wide patio doors open on to the covered, south facing terrace. Electrically operated shutters. A glazed door opens to the rear of the house on to the pool area with its wide surrounding terrace.
Fitted Kitchen: 3.7m x 3.27m. Fitted units, double sink and drainer, eye level oven, induction hot plate with extractor hood, The kitchen can be closed off from the dining area by the glazed double doors which slide away inside the walls.
Small Utility Room: Sink unit and wall cupboards. Glazed door to the garden and swimming pool area. Hot water tank serving the ground floor.
Master Bedroom Suite: 4.2m x 4.2m. Fitted carpet. Fitted wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. French doors on to the garden and small window for night ventilation.
Private, en-suite Shower Room/WC. Big walk-in shower area. Cupboards under twin wash basins. Wide wall mirror.

The first floor has high ceiling with exposed beams. Fitted carpets throughout the landing and bedrooms.
Bedroom 2: 3.92m x 3.78m. Communicating door to the family bathroom. Big wardrobe with mirrored doors.
Bedroom 3: 3.78m x 3.47m. Floor to ceiling fitted cupboards with shelving and hanging areas.
Family Bathroom/WC: Grey stratified wood effect parquet. Tiled shower cubicle with glass door. Pine cupboards with tiled worktop and washbasin.
Guest Chalet: 17 m². with blue tiled floor. The walls and ceiling are fully insulated. French doors and a big window open on to the garden. Small toilet room for chemical toilet. Small window.

There is a double garage where we will leave our VW Touran and bikes, all for you to enjoy. There is even an electric bike.

About the location

There is an excellent boulangerie in the village for your morning croissants and baguette and a short 5 minute drive finds the larger village of Frontenay Rohan Rohan with banks and shops for daily needs.

The property is set in a village on the edge of the delightful area known as the Venise Verte which is a network of several hundred kilometres of canals and waterways. The pretty villages in the area offer numerous good restaurants, peaceful walks and cycle paths and, of course, fishing.

For those who enjoy golf there are excellent golf courses in Niort, (15 min), Mazieres (25 min), Les Forges (45 min), La Rochelle (40 min) and Cognac (85 min).

The beautiful coastal town of La Rochelle is only 35 minutes from the property. In La Rochelle the a Vieux Porte(old harbour) with its three medieval towers, boasts a vast selection of excellent restaurants and bars and lively quayside markets. Take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage, a boat trip to Fort Boyard or visit the fascinating aquarium.

The idyllic beaches of the Ile de Re are just over the bridge from La Rochelle and the island is well worth a day's visit. The coast of the Poitou Charentes is one of the most popular with French holidaymakers, known for its long stretches of fine sand and good weather.

Puy du Fou is a huge medieval theme park with fascinating displays during both the day and the night. Marvel at the beautiful birds of prey, gasp at the stunt riders and take a step back in time in the vast Roman stadium.

We are sure you will enjoy a wonderful relaxing holiday at the property. However, for the days when you may want to get out and explore you will find brochures in the house telling of the numerous places to visit and activities in the region.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome
  • No small children

La Rochelle (HE30360)

Poitou-Charentes,   France

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Essex. Rayleigh or closeby
  • Essex. Chelmsford area
  • Australia
Maroochydore area, Caribbean, New Zealand,

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 25 Oct 2016