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Cosy family house in Nantes between Atlantic coast and cultural activities

Saint-Herblain, Pays de la Loire, France

Listing #145779

Preferred Destination: Berkeley, California, United States


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Last Updated 34 days ago

About

Our house mixes the history of Nantes and modernity, by coupling a style from the 60s with a modern wooden extension. It is a cosy and comfortable family house for at least 5 people, suitable for young kids and teenagers — our boys are 15, 13 and 7 years old and the rooms are full of toys and games. The house was built in the 1960s, in a popular quarter near Nantes. We have a beautiful garden with a wooden deck where you can enjoy the fresh autumn evenings using a brasero. The living room has a large area: 55 m2, including an open kitchen (10 m2) and a veranda (20 m2), open to the garden. At the 2nd floor, there is one bathroom, 2 bedrooms (one single bed in each) and a little living room with books and sofa (2 people). The wooden extension has 2 bedrooms (double bed in each) and one bathroom. The house is located at less than 2.5 miles from the Nantes city centre. Nantes has plenty of cultural activities: Machines de Nantes (https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/) with the amazing Great Elephant and the wonderful Carrousel of the Marine Worlds; the Extraordinary Garden (https://www.nantes-tourisme.com/en/park-and-garden/extraordinary-garden) and other exhibitions you could discover along the fantastic “Nantes, the endless journey” (https://www.nantes-tourisme.com/en/le-voyage-nantes-0). From Nantes, it is easy to reach Paris (2 hours by train), or the beautiful beach of La Baule (1 hour by car or train). You could also reach famous regions: on the North, the Brittany and its pink granite coast (3 hours by car) or the Carnac stones (1h30 by car); on the South, the Landes with its long beaches or the Pilat dune (4 hours by car). For these trips, you can use our car, a Renault Senic 7 seats (diesel fuel).

Bedrooms
4

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
160 m2

Suited For
6

Property Type
House

Availability

From October 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: The start and end dates are flexible, but we prefer a simultaneous exchange between 09/01/2021 and 03/31/2022

Location

House in Saint-Herblain, Pays de la Loire, France

Closest University

Université de Nantes

Nearby Cities

Nantes

Comments: Our house mixes the history of Nantes and modernity, by coupling a workers' house from the 60s with a modern wooden extension

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Park
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

Comments: For your trips in France, you can use our car, a Renault Senic 7 seats (diesel fuel)

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

We have two aquariums in the house. Sometimes you have to feed the fish!

I would like help with plants or garden

The garden is not very big, but needs a little attention (watering and pruning when necessary).

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Exterior

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Security

Security System

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Comments: Temperature control in autumn and winter is provided by a pellet stove in the main house. It is provided by electric heaters with heat transfer fluid in the wooden extension

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
5
2 Adults | 3 Children

Our Destination

Preferred Destination

Berkeley, California, United States

Closest University

UC Berkeley

What We Are Looking for


Bedrooms
3


Bathrooms
2


Offices
0


Size
100 ft2

Children

I need a home suitable for young kids

Smoking

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

Car

I would like a car if possible

Comments: We will need a car to visit California (and maybe beyond) during our stay. Having a car available to us would prevent having to rent one. However, it should be also used daily, if the house is far from UC Berkeley and the shops.

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