Farmhouse holiday rental in Le-Poire-sur-Vie - LV001055

Le Poire-sur-Vie (9km from Aizenay), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV001055 Advertiser since: 26 July 2002
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Blanchere Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3

About this property

Farmhouse & Barn, Garden & Pool, Beaches Close by. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Large detached south facing farmhouse and garden on the edge of a hamlet with views over open countryside. Heated Pool, small heated wiith salt filtration. Barn with floodlit table tennis, boule pitch and a variety of bikes, 2 with child seats, for your use.
Accommodation. The house has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large well equipped kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove, separate lounge with tv/video and lots of games. Electric radiators in all the rooms. Dishwasher, washing machine, eye level oven and ceramic hob, microwave. Linen can be provided.
Activities. Wonderful beaches, endless sand (rock pools around Bretignolles) some lined with pine forests, offering surfing, sand yachting, sailing and canoeing. Cycling on quiet roads and miles of cycleways on disused railway line and forest trails. Swimming pools, open air heated in Aizenay 5km, pool with flumes in Le-Poire-sur-Vie 4km. Golf and tennis both close by and lots of lovely well marked walks. Aizenay Forest ideal for younger children with little zoo and play area. Close to Puy du Fou, the largest activity park by day and son et lumière by night in Europe.
Nantes is 45 minutes to the north, the town voted the best place to live in France by the French. La Rochelle is 1 hour to the south with its historic port and access to the Ile de Ré.
Feeling lazy, just relax on our south facing terrace or under the oak trees in the shade.

Previous Guest Reviews

"Marvellous - Has everything you could possibly want. Lots for children of all ages to do in the games room, pool and bikes. Our ages ranged from 70 to 2 and we all enjoyed the facilities. Near by is a beach and activities at the lake at Apremont. Parc des Dunes at Bretignolles, and seeing trebuchet firing at Chateau Tiffauges are also good fun for younger children."

"A great place to stay - We really enjoyed our stay here, it is a well situated country cottage in a very rural setting in the small hamlet of La Blanchere. Very well equipped Cottage. Table Tennis, Table Soccer, Darts, small pool actually larger than the photos depict. Various sized bikes for countryside cycle rides. Lovely beaches approximately 30 minutes drive. Comfortable beds, we slept very well for our entire stay. Nice family lounge/kitchen area for relaxation in the evening. Plenty of outdoor seating & 2 BBQ's for relaxing in the sunshine. Great communication with the owner, who is very helpful & friendly, rang us after a couple of days to check we were all ok & settled in. We would highly recommend this Cottage for Families or people looking for total relaxation. In conclusion; we had a fantastic time and may well return! We advise visiting the Puy de Fou theme park for a great day out and also Planete Sauvage which is a great safari park with an incredible dolphin show."



Kitchen and dining

Eye level oven, electric hob, large and small fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, well equipped.

Pine oval table with 8 chairs.

Living rooms

Wood burning stove, sofas and chairs around the fire.


Three double, 1 single with 2 bunk beds, 2 cot and 1 travelcot.


Two bathrooms, 1 shower room.


Large wood burning stove & electric radiators throughout.


6 x 4.5m wooden sided heated swimming pool with a salt filtration system.

Table tennis, boule, 7 bikes of various sizes and ages, 2 with child seats, lots of games and videos.

Garden and outside

Large garden, front enclosed safe for children. Sunny terrace with mature oak trees on the edge to provide shade.

Parking and garages

Ample parking, garage if needed.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families, lots of activities for children of all ages. Very relaxing for couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Rural quiet location within easy reach of all amenities.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Les Fontenelles, Route Coex, Saint Gilles, 85220 L'Aiguillon sur Vie
Distance: 7 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Felicity Roe

We have owned the house for nearly 20 years now and have children and grandchildren who all love going there, from restaurants and rock pools in Bretingnolle to surfing and body boarding at des dunes, Brem sur Mer

Owner's website
Year property purchased 1998
Why this location? Close enough to the wonderful long sandy beaches yet far enough away to be quiet and peaceful.
Unique benefits of property Space. We have a large front terrace facing south boarded by oak trees, for shade when necessary, large games barn, boule pitch and heated salt filtration swimming pool.
As it is our house, not just a rented property it's well equipped for all ages, we range from 60 to grandson of 1.

The Owner Recommends

Aizenay Forest

Brilliant area for children of all ages, little zoo and play area, lots of cycle ways in the forest and the old railway line where you can cycle safely to Roche-sur-Yon or the other way to Coex with no traffic.


Wonderful yards and yards of sandy safe beaches with life-guards in high season, some rock pools around Bretignolles.

Local Markets

Lively markets in Challans and Roche-sur-Yon with all local produce amazingly displayed. Also new Hyper 'U' supermarket only 5 minutes from the house.

Location and activities

Swimming and tennis 5km, walking and cycling all around. Golf close by.

Nearest restaurant

Le Poire-sur-Vie 6km.


Wonderful seafood restaurants especially on the coast over looking the sea, relatively inexpensive.

Theme Park

Close to the Puy du Fou the largest theme park in Europe with outstanding son et lumiere with a cast of over 1000, every June, July and August.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.2
  • Comfort: 8.8
  • Condition: 8.5
  • Facilities: 8.8
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 8.8
  • Value for Money: 9.2
8.5 / 10 FMHG 20 November, 2016

We had a lovely week in this comfortable house in peaceful countryside. Apart from birdsong and some tractor noises it was extremely quiet. Being someone's second home and not just a rental property the house has everything you could want, even good beds. The pool is small but delightful and there are pleasant views over fields towards a small lake. The owner is very friendly and helpful. No butcher or greengrocer in the nearest village (rather unexpected in France) but there are at least two good bakers and the supermarket is very nearby, though for fresh produce local markets are a better bet. There's plenty to do if you can tear yourself away from the house and pool; we particularly loved the bird reserve at Cité des Oiseaux, Les Landes-Génusson.

Owner response

Thank you so glad you enjoyed our house, we love it too just wish we could be there more often!

10 / 10 Chris and Di Goodinge 17 August, 2016

We stayed in La Blanchere for a week in June.
The farmhouse was very French with beautiful views from the bedroom windows.
The accommodation was spacious and again very French. The bedrooms were
attractive, newly decorated and clean. the downstairs rooms were comfortable and
again spacious. The kitchen area had everything you need, very well equipped.
the owner was very hands on and called to see if we were happy.
There is a games room with table tennis and other family games. Plenty of deck chairs and
bikes and a beautiful, sparkling swimming pool which unfortunately we didn't get to use owing
to the weather.
The actual village is a short drive and has a very good restaurant in the park area. Very friendly, not always open every night so check and book as its quite busy.
A visit to La Rochelle is a must.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to people who want a restful holiday.

Owner response

So glad you enjoyed La Blanchere, even seeing a hoopoe from the bedroom window.
Sorry the weather wasn't up to standard.

7.5 / 10 hconnelly 9 August, 2016

Reasonably basic accommodation but with many bonus features, lots of bikes,swimming pool, table tennis, table football and darts which kept our 4 teenagers happy. The owner billed it as a relaxed family house, not perfect but with everything you needed and I agree with that. Handy E.Leclerc supermarket very close by.

Good location with lots of interesting things to visit within 45-60 mins by car. We loved Puy de Fou Cinescenie, Sables-D'Olonne and Le Grand Delfi which has over 20 tree top trails. We also liked the Historical Museum of the Vendee and Logis de la Chabotterie, both really modern interactive learning about the history of the Vendee and one of the key characters of the 1793 revolt. The house is also close to one of the main Vendee cycle routes which follows the line of an old railway and goes from Aizenay to Coex. The forest at Aizenay is good for walking too and again very close, 10 minutes by car.

Owner response

Indeed everything is not brand new, (apart from all the beds and the TV), but we treat La Blanchere as a home and reflect this is in the price. Felicity

9.7 / 10 Judi 5 August, 2013

Good points
Games room, pool, peace and quiet