The electricity switches are at the back of the broom cupboard in the entrance, behind the little green door.
Maps and guides
There is a map of the island showing the cycle paths, in one of the baskets, on the shelves in the sitting room. There are also some guide books and information about Oleron in that basket.
The nearest rubbish containers are situated by the entrance of the market car park, behind the Tourist Office. There are special containers for glass and recyclable items (magazines, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum).
You should find some rubbish bags in the tray under the kitchen sink, or with the cleaning equipment, in the broom cupboard.
When you come back from the beach, we advise you to rinse off the sand at the outside tap (by the front door). The shower and bath get quickly blocked with sand otherwise.
To use the electric radiators, turn the left dial to ‘M’ and adjust the thermostat with the right dial. To heat the house to a comfortable level (21-22 oC), set the downstairs radiators to 4 and the upstairs ones to 31/2. The bathroom and kitchen radiators can be adjusted using the thermostat (dial), or can be set to heat for two hours by pressing the button twice rapidly, or by pressing it for one second (depending on the model).
To run the dishwasher, put a soap tablet in the dispenser box inside the door, shut the door of the dispenser box (pull until it stays shut). Then shut the door and press the ‘on’ button (the first one on the left), then press ‘auto 45o-65o’’, press ‘Vario Speed’ and press ‘Start’.
You can use the tablets provided in the little cupboard on the left side of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher is very full, use two tablets for an effective wash.