Rural Vendee. Relax in a large garden. Exclusive use of 10m heated pool with telescopic, dome shaped pool cover with locking system making it safe for children and with good heat retention. Terrace with lighting, bbq, patios, boule area and table tennis. Enjoy quiet lanes, marked trails and Mervant Forest for cycling and walking. Visit local attractions. Golf, fishing and horse riding in the area. Take day trips to the Vendée beaches, Marais Poitevin (boating), Puy du Fou, La Rochelle, Futuroscope and the Loire Valley.
Spacious farmhouse with wooden beams/stone fireplaces. Kitchen (cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, ironing equipment). Large sitting/dining room with patio doors, satellite tv, dvd/video. Wi-fi available. Cosy winter sitting room. Ground floor bedroom with shower room/wc. Three to 4 bedrooms upstairs. Large main bathroom/wc.
Central heating/utilities included. Towels/bedlinen provided. Ample parking. Shops nearby. English owner/caretakers on call 24/7. Flexible booking out of season.
The pricing for low season (January to April and October to December) is negotiable - Please enquire.
Completely flexible booking dates except for July and August - Please enquire.
Dining area in living room.
Large living area with patio doors at 2 ends.
Two bedrooms with a double bed, one optional bedroom with double sofa-bed, two bedrooms with twin beds.
Large main bathroom/wc plus shower room/wc.
Gas central heating. Wood burner in winter sitting room
Satellite tv (similar to Freeview) with dvd/video player, cd player, table tennis, table football, board and card games.
Kidney-shaped swimming pool (approx 10 x 5m) with heating, terrace and lighting, large garden with plenty of room for children to play safely, large barn for car parking, several patio areas, one with barbecue. Birds and butterflies, resident hedgehog. Very private surrounded by hedges.
A large barn which accommodates two cars undercover. Long driveway for further vehicles
Lots of changes of level in the house unfortunately make it unsuitable for people who use a wheelchair. Dogs are not accepted other than by agreement with the owner.
Plenty of space to relax in and around the house.
At Vouvant – in the centre of the picturesque village, with plenty to see on a stroll around.
Near Les Herbiers – on the site of restored windmills, with pleasant footpaths through woodland.
At Mont St Michel, near to the magnificent church spire topped with a golden statue (the highest point in the Vendée).
On Saturday morning, with stalls in the streets and a covered market for fish, meat, cheeses etc.
Large area of woodland with cycling and walking trails.
Near Sigournais, overlooking a lake, with paths leading down to it.
Well worth the drive, with a superb range of food stalls set in the attractive old part of the town. Open every day, but Wednesday and Saturday are the big days.
Combine a visit to the market with some serious shopping, including excellent clothes shops, such as Galeries Lafayette.
In a quiet hamlet 10km south of Pouzauges, with a wide range of activities available within 1 to 1½ hours drive.
Gives an insight into rural life and geography in the area. Interesting garden with strange vegetables (for example, spiny tomatoes!) and flowers.
Former home of Ferchault de Réaumur, an amazing amateur scientist and inventor, interactive displays and animations.
Also known as ‘La Venise Verte’ or ‘Green Venice’ – an area of low lying land north of La Rochelle, with a network of narrow canals. Hire a punt and take a leisurely route along the canals.
St Malo 273km.
Pouzauges (10km) has a selection of restaurants, auberges, crêperies and pizzerias.
Internationally known, the Grand Parc, open during the day, is a large theme park with staged battles, falconry displays, Roman chariot racing etc. La Cinéscénie, at night time, is a spectacular light and sound display with a cast of hundreds, galloping horsemen, laser displays. It has to be seen, no description can do it justice!
Really fabulous sprawling French gite, set in lovely grounds. The owners were incredibly welcoming and friendly; and had thought of everything. The house was so clean, so well equipped (for fun, for entertaining, for cooking, for a lot of people) and an all round fantastic property. We enjoyed a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it. The area is beautiful with great walks and cycle routes.
There's a village (a half hour stroll) with a good shop, boulangerie and cafe/bar which was handy, although we spent most of the time at the house. There's a big supermarket about 10/15 mins drive for stocking up on great cheese and wine!
This is a wonderful place where the owners have included lots of extras to make your stay more comfortable. There is an amazing selection of books and the pool is fantastic.
The house was very comfortable and superbly equipped and the pool immaculate and warm as promised! The owners were fantastic from the moment we showed an interest in their property to waving us off when we left. The area was very rural which meant we had an lovely relaxing holiday despite the disappointing weather. The local towns were very pretty and the Aquarium at La Rochelle excellent though too busy. There were no gates on the driveway entrances but the pool was very secure from wandering toddlers and the table tennis and table football were a bonus. The only possible improvement that could be made would be the provision of wifi to the house. We have holidayed in many properties in England and France over the last 8 years and would say that this is the best all round family house we have stayed in - great value for money.We really did enjoy the house and gardens and would recommend it to any family with young children ( ours are 3, 6 and 9) and should we ever visit the Vendee area again we would have no hesitation in re booking this property.
Welcoming thoughtful hosts. In terms of facilities provided, including the pool, could not ask for anything more. Very well equipped and altogether very comfortable accommodation. Small things like the provision of towels and end of stay cleaning can make all the difference.
Would love to return and would recommend to others.