A white gravelled drive leads you up to a two car covered parking area with plenty of outdoor space for other cars.
The south-facing courtyard enjoys a barbecue next to the shaded pergola with large table and chairs for outdoor dining and gated access to – your own private swimming pool (8.1 x 4.7m) heated by a heat pump and surrounded by a wooden sundeck with sunbeds. The swimming pool area has been positioned to catch the sunshine from early in the morning right through to the last rays at night
The downstairs of the house is tiled throughout and you will enter via a hallway furnished with oak furniture off which is the downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin
To the left of the hallway is the huge farmhouse kitchen (22ft x 15ft) with its imposing granite fireplace. Set in the fireplace is an enamelled wood-burning stove which you are free to use if you should have a chilly evening during your stay – the log store is close to hand outside. The house has, in any case, electric heating.
In the kitchen you will find a large white farmhouse sink with pine draining dish rack above and long pine worktop to the side with the microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster (though we recommend that for breakfast you try the gorgeous croissants from Gathemo’s boulangerie two miles away!) freezer, washing machine, dishwasher below and separate spacious larder fridge
To the right of the sink is a shelved larder behind a pair of doors. In the cooking area of the kitchen is a modern 1½ sized stainless steel cooker with cooker hood, and pan shelves above a granite worktop. Also in the kitchen is a large, old french oak farmhouse table with oak dining chairs, sideboard with plate rack above. High chair, china, pots and pans, cutlery and glasses etc. are provided.
To the right of the hallway is the large half-panelled salon (22ft x 15ft), comfortably furnished with settees, chairs, tables, and french doors to the terrace and garden. Also in the salon are the UK television and DVD player, which are connected to a satellite system that receives all UK channels, plus many more.
There is also Fibre Optic broadband with wifi supplied
A curved oak staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor which has varnished wooden floors throughout. The landing has two windows affording a panoramic view to the north.
Bedroom one, with one window, contains a pink granite fireplace (not used) double bed with carved headboard and side cupboards, wardrobe, chest of drawers and swing doors leading to the completely tiled shower room with washbasin in vanity unit and mirror.
Bedroom two has a pair of twin beds, bedside table, shower, washbasin in vanity unit with mirror, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two windows.
There is a separate toilet off the landing with washbasin.
A staircase leading from the landing via a door brings you to the second floor which has two double bedrooms both with beamed walls and ceilings, wardrobe and chest of drawers. One bedroom has a double plus a single bed, the other has a double bed. On this level is a shared bathroom with toilet, washbasin in vanity unit and a bath with shower.
There is a dormer window on the landing with fire-escape facilities.
From the salon a staircase leads up to the huge, double height (26ft x 21ft) games room.with pool table, table tennis, table football and darts. French doors lead out to the large open 1st floor decked area (23ft x 15ft) with table & chairs and fantastic views.
La Joliere is suitable for small or extended families with the first floor two bedrooms (both with en-suites) being separated by a door from the second floor two bedrooms (shared bathroom) – affording privacy to all.
To ease you into your holiday we provide a generous welcome hamper containing a bottle of wine, orange juice, tea, coffee, milk, butter, cheese, a pot of jam and a loaf of bread. We also start you off with toilet rolls, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing powder, aluminium foil and a new dishcloth.
Until you have experienced La Joliere (‘the pretty place’ – named in long ago times) you will not appreciate the wonderful feeling of peace and tranquillity there to be enjoyed, and yet you are so close to all amenities. Gathemo, the nearest village with a bar, shop and a boulangerie, is two miles away. Two and a half miles in the other direction lies St Germain de Tallevande with a pharmacy, bar and small supermarket. The bustling town of Vire with shops, restaurants, cinema, theatre, market etc. is 6 miles away.
La Joliere is centrally placed and therefore a host of interesting destinations are easily accessible by car – Le Mont St Michel 50 minutes, the west coast with lovely beaches 40 minutes, Bayeux and the Normandy landing beaches 1½ hours or, much closer to home, Villedieu the ‘copper town’ with its working bell foundry, the granite museum, Bellfontaine the enchanted village and of course the many open-air French markets.
Wonderful walks and cycle routes lie at the foot of your drive and a 5 minute car ride brings you to a golf course (day tickets available) overlooking Lake Dathee where boats may be hired. Horseriding and fishing are available locally.
18 hole Golf course over looking Lake Dathee – 5 mins away
Beautiful Lake Dathee – 5 mins away