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Two gites sleeping 10 with heated pool. Child Friendly 4 Acre. Play areas
The beds are sumptuous and generous. Each has combination duvets that allow for 13, 4 or 9 tog thickness so you can adapt to the weather and your preferences. For the warmer months, there are fans in each room. There should be spare European and British multi-plugs so you can charge all your own electronic kit.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)
Katie & Andy Tanswell
About Katie & Andy Tanswell
We wanted to create a holiday home that was a happy place; overflowing with love and laughter; safe but filled with adventure. We wanted a place that can be special for someone at every age. Whether still feeding from a high-chair; learning to dive or swim a width for the first time; climb a tree fort; explore the woods; sunbathe ,read, walk, cycle or canoe; or simply drink fine wines and taste gourmet local cheeses. We designed our holiday home to be like this because we knew that as our family grew we wanted it to be the place each person could look forward to returning to the following year. We wanted a place where memories could be created, where the photos are simply aide-memoirs to the joyful experiences shared together.
Katie & Andy Tanswell purchased this house in 2010
Why Katie & Andy Tanswell chose Saint-Pompont
Sol du Mazel is nestled into an idyllic rural setting , with the two gîtes looking over the meadow up towards a small woodland from which deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen at dawn. Sol du Mazel is just a short walk from the beautiful village of St Pompon, is nestled into the lovely mix of undulating land covered in woods and meadows, where poppies add a splash of colour to every roadside. The textured sandstone houses of the villages in the area are so picturesque they could easily be described as the ‘Cotswolds’ of France. Yet when we bought the place in 2010 the property was a far cry from what it is now. The cottage was, to say the least, in ‘a state’ and the barn was just that, a barn which years ago had been used to dry tobacco. We set about not just restoring but re-invigorating. The two gîtes at Sol du Mazel are Hope Cottage and Rose Barn. Both have huge open-plan downstairs rooms built to the highest of standards and quality. Large doors connect you with the outside living space where many a meal is enjoyed in the cool of the morning or warmth of the evening sun. The bedrooms, with the chestnut wood floors and wrought iron beds are so quiet and peaceful it is hard not to have a wonderful night of sleep.
What makes this house unique
Its a simply beautiful setting. Somehow we manage to notice how loud the birdsong seems to be, yet never breaking the peace and quiet we feel. Normally the loudest noise is the splashes from the pool and the laughter of our children. Previously used as two holiday gites, the property was often used by larger families, enjoying the interconnected door and the shared pool. Since Covid-19 has changed everyone's need for seclusion, exclusion and privacy within a family unit/bubble, we decided to only rent out Sol du Mazel as a single unit. Now we show as a new listing, but if you look at Hope Cottage (unit 10068586) we had 14 ratings at 5* and Rose Barn (unit 10068584) had 18 ratings at 5*