French Farmhouse Holidays
French farmhouse holidays don’t come any better than those in our delightful gîte, Le Marronnier.
This is a large holiday farmhouse with a shared pool. The rooms are spread over two floors, and together with a conservatory, provide plenty of space for up to 12 guests. Each room has been tastefully decorated and furnished, with an emphasis on comfort and convenience. Above all, we aim to provide holiday accommodation, in our large farmhouse, that feels just like home.
Entry to the property is from a courtyard, with sufficient off-road parking for up to 8 cars. Leading out from the rear, via the bright and airy conservatory are our established gardens. These are extensive and spread over 2.5 acres, with exotic trees, shrubs, and flower borders. There is also lots of open space. The gardens are completely fenced, for added child safety, and there are no busy roads nearby.
All of the bedroom and shower/WC room windows are fitted with fly screens, so windows can be left open during the warmer nights.
Rooms in our Large Farmhouse
– Ground Floor –
Widescreen TV with Freesat / DVD player / 3 seater sofa / 2 seater sofa / Occasional tables
Electric oven / Gas hob / Fridge / Dishwasher / Microwave / Sinks / Pans / Crockery / Cutlery / Cooking utensils / Kettle / Toaster / Coffee Machine
Conservatory / Dining Room
2 x Dining tables / 12 chairs / Sideboard
Access to gardens
1 x Double bed / 2 x Single beds / Wardrobe / Chest of drawers / Bedside table and lamp
Private access to the courtyard
1 x Double bed / 2 x Single Beds / Wardrobe / Chest of drawers / Bedside table and lamp
Shower & WC
Shower / WC / Hand basin
– First Floor –
1 x Double bed / Wardrobe / Chest of drawers / Chair / Bedside tables and lamp
1 x Double bed / Wardrobe / Chest of drawers / Chair / Bedside table and lamp
Shower & WC
Shower / WC / Hand basin / Bidet
Outside Dining Area
The outside dining area for Le Marronnier is set beside our ornamental fish pond. It includes a stone BBQ, tables and chairs for 12 people, lighting, and a power socket.
This is a lovely spot for socializing during the day and well into the evening.
Prices for our French Farmhouse Holidays
May, Jun, and Sep – £1080
Jul and Aug – £1570
Security Charge – £200 per week (Refundable)
Cleaning Charge – £45
Bed linen, bath mats, and tea towels are provided but not hand or bath towels
Free off-road parking
No Tourist Tax
No surcharges for electricity, gas, or water
No hidden extra costs
Changeover days in July, and August are on Saturdays. At other times they are flexible but you will need to contact us to make arrangements.
The minimum booking period is 7 days in Jul and Aug, with the changeover day on Saturdays. During May, Jun and Sep, shorter periods may be negotiated, with a minimum stay of 3 days.
If the dates that you want are already booked please contact us as there may be last-minute cancellations.
Floor Plan Showing Room Layout of the Large Farmhouse – 165 m²
Our swimming pool is situated between the accommodation and 2.5-acre field. It is fenced, with a padlocked gate and an alarm.
The pool is 10m x 5m and is suitable for exercise as well as for fun, however, it is not deep enough for diving. It is heated from May through to October.
The large sun terrace features sun loungers and chairs, parasols, and a solar-heated shower.
The games room is in our small barn, with access from the courtyard. Inside are a table-tennis table, a dartboard, and a selection of free-weights. There is also a selection of buckets and spades etc, for when you visit the beach.
Our range of outdoor games provides fun activities for all ages and abilities, they include Swings, Petanque, Badminton, 9 Pin Bowling, a selection of medieval games, and Football.
The courtyard is at the front of the property, where there is sufficient off-road parking for up to 8 cars. It is South-facing, therefore it gets extremely hot during the day, please be careful about what is left inside cars.
Leading from the courtyard are the entrances to both gîtes, the indoor games room, and access to the gardens.
Utility Room / Laundry
The laundry has a coin-operated washing machine. There are sinks, a vacuum cleaner, an iron and ironing board, a clothes dryer, pegs, a bucket, a mop, etc. Directly to the rear of the laundry, there are 2 rotary washing lines.
This room is also our recycling center.
Outside space is something that we have plenty of, with 10,000 m² set aside as gardens and another 12,000 m² used as grazing for horses.
There are a number of shady seating areas with tables and chairs, which can be moved around to suit your tastes. As well as flower beds, shrubs and trees, we have made areas for playing football, a boules court, and space for badminton.
Local Amenities – Maché
Bakery and Cake Shop
— Le Fournil d’Elo et Steph —
“The best bread and pastries”
Bar and Brasserie
— Oh Mine De Rein —
— Epicerie Machéenne —
— Laëtitia Coiff —
Local Amenities – Apremont
Handcrafted Jewelry and Gifts
— Les Beaux Cadeaux —
Stained Glass Works of Art
— Verre Curieux —
Restaurant and Bar
— Le Cabanon —
Restaurant / Pizzeria
— Les Vieux de la Vieille —