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The House...

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The Jacques Chirac suite...

Ze cantine...

Well, it IS a big house......

The House

The house is a three storey early 19thC town house located in the medieval town of Melle in Les Deux Sèvres. It stands in a two acre walled park with a tennis court and a swimming pool. 

It dates from 1820 and was built by a local notable a Monsieur Carré who was also responsible for creating the "Usines de Melle" producing alcohol from sugarbeet. He was poisoned in 1830 by the notorious serial killer Hélène Jegado, but thankfully survived. Ghost sightings on the 1st and 2nd floors (pleasant ghosts)

We are about 250 metres from the town square and there all the normal facilities of a small French market town. There are 7 bedrooms available for visitors, most of which have both a double and a single bed, allowing for either couples or singles sharing. This is a private house and the rooms are therefore not en-suite. There are however three bathrooms in the main house, one in the annexe (where there are two of the bedrooms) and a total of 6 or 7 loos (I forget). We cook for and eat with our guests and the food is French and very good. The weekend is on a half-board basis and so you will get breakfast and dinner. Food and wine are locally produced and are excellent. The wine and beer that you drink with your meal is included in the overall cost for the weekend.