• bath Property Type : Cottage
  • bath 2 Bedroom
  • bath 2 Bathrooms
  • bath 3 to 4 Sleeps


The house lies on the northern edge of its own plot of land with a high wall,fence and shrubbery screening us from the house next door. The garden lies to the east, south and west. The plot is elevated about 8' above the road to the west. There is a small private track to the east serving about 5 properties. Beyond this track lies farming land. This appears to be planted in alternate years with sunflowers (2003) and Corn on the cob (2002). Beyond the farm land the ground rises into beautiful old downland hills. This is the view we see from the Verandah :

At the Eastern end of the building the verandah, built of oak posts and beams under a pan tile roof with terracotta floor is very typical of the region. Perfect for sheltered alfresco eating it is furnished with a solid elm dining table and small BBQ.

The Verandah leads through double French doors into the Dining room (approx 13' x 11'). This has a large open fireplace fitted with wood burning stove, beamed ceiling and terracotta floor. A southern window looks over the garden and pool. A central oak dining table and rush seated chairs for dining on cooler evenings.

From the Dining room to the right and up one step into the Kitchen. This has been completely renewed and is fitted with a U shaped range of cream fronted units, pale blue tiles worktops and splash backs. There is a huge new inset "belfast" type double sink, gas hob and electric extractor. Double oven (electric) with grill, fully integrated 12 place dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster. We hope that we have equipped the kitchen with sufficient utensils and table ware to allow the serious cook to prepare and serve a meal without compromise.

From the Kitchen leads into the cloakroom, this is fitted with low level WC, wash basin and automatic washing machine.

Sitting room Also from the Dining room a half glazed polished door leads to the sitting room. Measuring approx 16' x 13', decorated in pale creams with light beige carpet. The room has two windows to the southern elevation overlooking the garden and pool and a half glazed door outside to the west. Furnished with two settees about a coffee table, various side tables. The walls are hung with a mix of original and printed art. TV, Video and CD/Radio/Cassette stereo.

The sitting room leads through a polished pine door into the double bedroom, (approx 12' x 10') again decorated in pale cream with pale cream carpet, the window opens to the west overlooking the side garden. Furnished with a King size (5') bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers this is a calm and relaxing room.

This bedroom has its own ensuite shower room, fitted with 4' shower bay, washbasin with mirror over, WC, heater. It is fully tiled in pale marble effect ceramics and brilliantly lit from overhead.

The Sitting room also gives access via a further door to the stairs to the first floor bedroom. This is a very long room and is built into the "Perigordian" style roof over the main section of the house. There are exposed Sweet Chestnut beams and rafters dark stained with white walls. Under the five or six beams which span the room the headroom is just 6'. Fitted with two 3' single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There are two velux windows each fitted with blackout blinds looking to the north and east. Under the northern velux is a built in desk/dressing table, useful for those of us who cannot leave the office at home. There is a clear mobile phone signal.

This bedroom gives access to a private bathroom with white suite of full size bath with shower over, vanity basin and WC.

General - All rooms are fitted with installed electric heaters which are supplied free, we ask you to use sensibly. We supply duvets and bedding and towels. Logs for the woodburner are supplied for cool evenings Gas is by bottle with a spare on site - we ask you to tell the cleaner if one needs replenishing. There is a water softener which treats all the water in the house. No smoking in the house.

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 1 The property known as "La Marotte" (the Property) is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Christopher and Gillian Hawes (the Owners) to the renter (The Client).

2 To reserve the Property, the Client should complete and sign the booking form and return it together with payment of the initial non refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due min £100). Following receipt of the booking form, and deposit, the Owners will send a confirmation invoice and statement. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.

3 The balance of the rent together with the security deposit (see clause 5) is payable not less than eight weeks before the start of the rental period. If payment is not received by the due date, the Owners reserve the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. Reservations made within eight weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.

4. Any chargeable expenses negotiated locally by the Client arising during the rental period, should be settled locally with the Owners' representative before departure or upon presentation of an invoice for these services at a later date.

5. A security deposit of £100 for every week of the rental period is required in case of, for example, damage to the property or its contents or over occupancy. However, the sum reserved by this clause shall not limit the Client's liability to the Owner. The Owner will account to the Client for the security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period.

6. Subject to clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a cancellation, refunds of amounts paid will be made if the Owner is able to re let the 'Property', and any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount. The Client is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings, public liability etc. since these are not covered by the Owner's insurance.

7. The rental period shall commence at 1600h on the first day and finish at 1000h on the last day. The Owner shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.

8. The maximum number to reside in the Property must not exceed four persons unless the Owners have given prior written permission. The Owners reserve the right to retain all the security deposit where the maximum number is exceeded.

9. The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the Property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Although a final clean is included in our prices, the Owner reserves the right to make a retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property in an unacceptable condition. The Client also agrees not to act in any way, which would cause disturbance to those resident in neighbouring properties.

10. The Client shall report to the Owner's agent without delay any defects in the Property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the Property, garden or swimming pool, and arrangements for repair andlor replacement will be made as soon as possible.

11. The Owner shall not be liable to the Client:
for any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the Property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the property, garden or swimming pool,

for any loss, damage or injury, which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the Owner,

for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Client if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the Owner shall, within seven days of notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

12. Under no circumstances shall the Owner's liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.

This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.

Amenities & Activities

  • BBQ
  • Double Bed
  • King Bed
Cooling Comfort
  • Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Washer/Dryer
Outside Living
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Swimming Pool
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Community Outdoor Heated Pool
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants

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Either call us on 01326 374435 or 01326 372886 or complete the form below and fax to us on 01326 374625. We will confirm availability and hold the property for 5 days.

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