Les VOSGES : à découvrir après l'été 2013 ! Vacances culturelles et sportives...
Country house, rural with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 250 m2 (2690 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
1) July 09 2014 - August 10 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is an old farm dating from 1850, almost entirely renovated, very charming and comfortable (floors, beams, freestone fireplace)in a small village in east of France: 4 bedrooms (1 with a king-size bed, 1 with a queen-size one, 2 with single bed and one additional) and 2 bathrooms, parlour with piano, sitting room with stone wall and beams. Kitchen and dining room have access on terrace and garden with fruit-trees (apples, apricots, peaches) and games for children outside (swings, trampoline 4m30, you can pitch a special tent on it). In front of our house, a meadow with a she-ass and sheeps (they belong to our neighbour). Bicycles are available.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, child's swing, terrace, parking, sand pit, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, paragliding, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
Our home is ideally located in east part of France, between Bourgogne, Alsace and Champagne (wines !), in a preserved area where green holidays are a reality, between forest, lakes and mountains (ski in the Vosges mountains, several ski-resorts : La Bresse, Gerardmer, Ventron... 1 or 1 and half hour driving). Very good cultural interest: famous "Images d'Epinal", crystal of Baccarat, place Stan' in Nancy (capital of "Art nouveau"), Mirecourt (famous town of violin-makers),native house of Joane of Arc in Domrémy, and so on ... At 12 minutes driving, VITTEL, well-known spa with golf course, horse-riding, casino, olympic swimming-pool...everything you could enjoy for interesting and relaxing holidays. Biologic growers around, good restaurants too.
Something about ourselves
We are 2 parents with 2 daughters (15 and almost 13, they love music, cooking and horses) and an independant cat very pretty (9 years old, called Prunelle). My husband is a teacher and an apiarist/bee-keeper (don't worry, bees are not in the garden but in another place ! If you want to discover local honeys, it is time to do it) and I am a speech therapist. We love to travel all over the world, meet nice people, discover new cultures ; we have already done 15 swaps (4 in France (Paris X 3 and Marseille), 1 in Canada (Montréal and Estrie), 1 in Italy (Toscanne/Maremma), 1 in Jersey Island (Channel Islands), 1 in Netherlands, 1 in Denmark, 2 in NEW YORK(and Woodstock), 1 on a beautiful houseboat in Amsterdam, 1 in London, 1 on the wonderful Oleron island (France)and the last one in Chambery (Alps)... all wonderful experiences and beautiful meetings ! Before beeing parents, we were used to travel (Marocco, Senegal, Benin, India, Canada, Greece, England, Açores, Madère...). Our daughters seem to love that too ! They are well behaved and we can assure you that we'll treat your house on the best way as possible, and really hope the same with our house.
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