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Children

La Nique is particularly suitable for families with  children.  There is a great deal of open land where they can play safely, and the only road within a mile is hardly used at all (though it nevertheless is used, so do not be too relaxed with very young children). They can play under the large covered veranda if it rains, and there are acres of open land for them to play in if it does not. A cot, baby's chair that attaches to the table and potty are supplied.

 

Phone & internet

There is a telephone which can receive incoming calls and make outgoing local calls and there is reasonable 3G and 4G mobile connectivity.  There is broadband and wireless Internet, which is now pretty stable.  It will almost certainly be ok, but we cannot guarantee it.

 

Weather

 It’s generally hot, dry and sunny during the summer months.  That can continue until the end of October, and some people find the autumn the most agreeable season. However, we are also subject to the Westerly Atlantic weather, and some days can be wet. These days can be a welcome respite from a very hot sun.

 

Natural History

 You may see red squirrels, wild boar and deer. Also several animals of the ferret/stoat/weasel variety. Birds galore - as well as house martins, wagtails and corn birds, there are jays, owls, buzzards and other hawks, larks and in the springtime choirs of cuckoos.

 

Care & Maintenance

The house will be cleaned before you arrive, and there is a local agent to see you in and look after any difficulties. Electricity is provided, and gas bottles are checked before you arrive.  And if you have requested the sheet service sheets will be laid out ready for you.