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A charming riverside cottage for exclusive use of couples for relaxing holidays.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A 14 sq.m bedroom with king size bed, hand made head-board, bedside tables & lamps. During September/October 2017 we totally re-decorated the bedroom and installed an antique armoire as a wardrobe for 2018/19 season (2019 was our last year of guests because of COVID 19 during 2020). There is an antique chest of drawers with fine gilt mirror over. 1.24 m exit to garden & car park. 2 free standing fans are left in the bedroom.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
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About MARY and GRAHAM
We had spent all our married lives trying to find holiday properties that provide all that we need as a holidaying couple. We have been to lovely villas, cottages & apartments but so many were keen to sleep up to 5+... that was more than we needed! Having discovered the wonders of France, we sought a LIFESTYLE CHANGE of our own. We are lucky enough to be the owners of a beautiful home on the river and to be in a position to offer it for the exclusive use of other couples for whom 'especially for two' will resonate. This we could not do without the amazing support that we get from Luciana, our appointed concierge/housekeeper. Luciana does not stay at the cottage but she does live locally so will be available, should you need her. She will always be there to greet you and to say goodbye but otherwise will leave you to enjoy your holiday alone, unless you need her. Elise will come in to prepare the garden for your arrival but probably before you arrive. Fred will come into clear the pool and set up the robot for the week, but again probably before you arrive. Damien has set up the irrigation system in the garden to give the plants a chance. We love nothing better than sitting by the river watching nature, dining or reading in an idyllic environment! Taking the canoe on the river, enjoying coffees and snacks in charming French villages, walks in the countryside or along sandy beaches are all part of ' THE DREAM WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU!'
MARY and GRAHAM purchased this cottage in 2014
Why MARY and GRAHAM chose Aubais
We first holidayed in France in 2003 and spent 5 years to 2008 staying at different locations throughout France. BUT THEN ,during the 5 years between 2008 -2013, our holidays were all on different riversides in the South. The unbelievable peace and tranquility of these riverside holidays persuaded us that we should seek to find our own holiday home within such an environment. The fact that it took us 5 years to find this corner of paradise shows how rarely they turn up. The river was our priority, indeed all 'outside demands' were to be most important because 80%+ of our life in France was to be outside, away from crowds. The photographs say more than we can about our riverside home! We are pleased that, this year, we are allowed to show you more than the 20 permitted in previous years Another reason we chose this cottage is that the interior was unlike anything else we had seen. We have sought to preserve and develop all that it ever was. The eclectic mix of antique and new, comfort-concentrated furniture is, we believe, what makes it special. The climate is ideal and the two large cypress trees on the upper level afford shelter from the fiercest sun. When staying around the cottage we tend to spend the greater part of the day on the upper level. When the upper level is in shade later in the afternoon we go down to the lower level to read. Going on the river in the early evening is magical and then there are wonderful walks from the cottage before dinner!! Even after dinner the garden remains a major attraction and the garden lighting allows for all we could want to enjoy in the garden. Then there is the lovely warmth of the interior of the cottage. NEW TV is geared up for UK channels should you wish to catch up with the news etc. The HUMAX box affords you the opportunity to catch up on other favourites, too. THE COTTAGE CONTINUES TO GIVE US THE SAME LEVEL OF JOY AND EXCITEMENT AS WHEN WE PURCHASED IT IN 2014! WE HOPE THAT IT MIGHT AFFECT YOU IN THE SAME WAY!
What makes this cottage unique
ESPECIALLY FOR TWO!.. is the focus for us as we invite guests to holiday in our French home. We cannot boast of the majestic size of the property but rather we are able to offer assurances that the 130 sq.m. of interior living space has been generously apportioned especially for two people. It is lovely to live by the river, with our own small private pool, in the peace and quiet of the countryside and to walk in the hills from home. However, it is equally important to us that we can drive to the numerous thriving markets in the area, sit and ' people watch' in the coffee shops within villages and towns known throughout the world and enjoy all the beaches a short drive away. We are so lucky to have all these options available to us! We are delighted that all guests so far have shared our enthusiasm for the cottage and its environs. Perhaps you might be our guests at some stage in the future! We shall always seek to make you most welcome!!
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