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La Marelle -- Further Information

Here is some more information about La Marelle and a couple more photos -- more can be found in the picture gallery
The sunny terrace
The sunny terrace
View from the terrace
View from the terrace

La Marelle is an old house - built at least 200 years ago - and we have left it with many original features. There are exposed oak beams in the upstairs ceilings and the 18-inch-thick stone walls upstairs have been lightly plastered but not covered over. Much of the furniture is vintage or antique, with a smattering of Ikea. We really like the contrast, because we feel it maintains the house's original character, but if you are the sort of family who prefers formica and stripped pine, this may not be the house for you!

Downstairs there are three rooms. The largest is the living-room/kitchen, which has a fireplace with woodburning stove for cooler evenings. The kitchen is new this year! Attractive Ikea units, well equipped with new electric oven and hotplate, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing-machine and microwave oven. The living area has two sofas and various comfortable chairs. Next door is the dining room with Victorian table and chairs, seating at least 8 people. There is also a small study which can hold a folding bed.

Upstairs are the two main bedrooms. One has an antique French double bed and an antique French single, the other has three single beds. The bathroom has a power-shower, washbasin and toilet.

Outside is a lovely sunny terrace, and an attractive planted area which leads to a large orchard/field, ideal for children to run about in!

There is gravelled parking for two or three cars.