What is(are) your name(s)?
John & Lin Barrow
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Here, at la Jolie Maison, we try to make your stay a special 'home from home' to make you and your family feel as comfortable as possible. Nothing is too much trouble, whether it be planning your trips out or maps to get to places, we try to supply all the information our guests will need, based on our extensive knowledge of the local and surrounding area or simply just pampering you and giving you plenty of relaxation time in the pool and garden.
Lin loves to spoil the guests with her homemade cooking, from breakfasts, cooked or continental, take-away picnics during the day or a slap up 3 course meal in the evening. We try to use homegrown or local fresh bio produce and also will cater for most types of diets. Children are always welcome for meals and nothing is too much trouble to get the little ones fed on things they really like!
Our favourite and regular comment from our guests has been that they don't want to leave and they will definitely be back! Music to our ears!
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
La Jolie Maison is a large house in the centre of Le Langon. We have 4 bedrooms all with en-suites, a dining room, Guests Lounge, TV room, Books/Paperbacks at your disposal, Wi-Fi, private parking, a large garden with plenty of private places to sit and enjoy the Vendeen sun. A swimming pool, which also has a hoist for the wheelchair users. We also offer Bike -hire at very reasonable daily rates. There is a ping-pong table, badminton and also beach body boards, buckets and spades & nets to 'borrow' for your days out at the beach.
The village offers a few amenities including a lovely 'Tabac' Cafe/ bar run by 2 French sisters who love to practice their English.
We have 3 stars given to us from our local Tourist office and is checked every 5 years.
The overal atmosphere is a laid back, relaxing place, where nothing is too much trouble for us to make your holiday the best it can be.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
There are 4 rooms in La Jolie Maison, 3 with double beds and 1 with 2 single beds. All rooms have en-suites.
We can shut off 2 rooms together with a connecting door which is our family suite, when we can put a folding bed in and can accommodate 2 adults
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
room 1 is our Mediterranean room, decorated in sunshine yellows and golds. It features double bed with shower ensuite, Tea/coffee making facilities and portable fan for those warmer nights.
Room 2 is our French room, furnished with French 'Gout de Decoration' in Burgandy and beige. Double bed with Shower ensuite.
Room 3 is our Indian Room, with warm cinnamon and cream and yellows, featuring a double bed and shower ensuite.
Room 4 is our African room, with browns and bieges, giving you a taste of the wild savannah. 2 single beds are in this room with shower en-suite.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All our rooms feature;
En-suite Shower rooms
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Complimentry bottle of wine
Complimentary Bottle of Water
Information Pack (ref. local Area/Shops/Restaurants etc.)
Free Wi-Fi access
Optional Printed Weather Forecast (up to 10 Days in advance)
What do the room rates include?
Breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, Taxe de sejour
Do you offer any special packages?
Christmas packages on demand
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Four Course Full English, consisting of ;
Selection of Cereals
Bacon,Egg (Scrambled or Fried) Baked Beans,
Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato.
Toast, with 'La Jolie Maison' Homemade Jam.
Tea or Filter Coffee.
Continental, Served in Indivdual baskets consisting of;
Orange Juice. Yoghurt & Fruit Puree.
Ham & Cheese Plate. with French Bread
Warmed Croissant & Brioche Bread
Piece of Fruit
Served with' La Jolie Maison' Homemade Jam.
Tea or Filter Coffee
When and where is breakfast served?
Our times for breakfasts are normally between 8am and 10am, but we can very flexible for our early morning departers, if needbe.
We serve all the breakfasts in the dining room, but can be on the terrace if the weather suits.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
We try to cater for all diets, so please be sure to let us know your requirements before arrival and we will do our very best to comply, at no extra costs.
Do you serve other meals?
We serve evening meals at very reasonable rates, 23 euros per person (10 euros per child) for an aperitif drink, 3 courses, tea/coffee and half a bottle of wine.
We also can supply with notice, takeaway picnics at reasonable rates.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Yes, most definitely! no age limit.
Do you accept pets?
We need to know what type of pet and how large, as we have animals ourselves here at La Jolie Maison. There is a surcharge of 15 euros per night per pet. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in the house and grounds and must never be left alone in the rooms.
What is your smoking policy?
No smoking in the rooms and house, but the smoking on the terrace and grounds is allowed.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Private parking in secure courtyard
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
No, but we do have a self-catering gite that is designed for wheelchairs with 'wet room' also an electric bed and in off peak times it is possible to use this as a 'B&B room'
We have a ramp to get in the B&B dining room for breakfasts and/or an evening meals is booked.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Not too strict, as we try to be flexable, but we ask for arrival no earlier than 14.00 and departure no later than 11.00.
Our gite is 16.00 arrival and 10.00 departure.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
No preferance of way of contact, either via Phone, email, online.
What types of payment do you accept?
B&B Payments accepted are cash only(EUROS) please upon departure. We do not accept credit/debit cards