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 included. Ample parking onsite. Shops nearby. English owner/caretakers on call 24/7. Flexible booking out of season.
The pricing for low season (January to April and September to December) is negotiable - Please enquire.
Flexible booking dates except for June, July and August - Please enquire.
Large well-equipped kitchen. Plentiful supply of cooking utensils & pots and pans. Crockery, cutlery & glasses sufficient for 12+ people.
Separate large utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer, bbq equipment & games equipment stored here.
Dining area in a raised area of the living room with large table to seat 10+ people & views of the rear patio.
Large table to seat 10+ people for outdoor dining on the rear patio with sun canopy + bbq.
Large main living area with patio doors at 2 ends. Seating for 10 people. Television with UK channels.
Smaller sitting room with woodburner stove. Books & indoor games provided.
Upstairs mezzanine with sofa and library of books.
Two bedrooms with a double bed, one of which is downstairs with a door to the garden.
One optional bedroom with double sofabed on a mezzanine
Two bedrooms with twin beds.
Large main bathroom downstairs with bath and shower unit over bath, bidet, basin, toilet and first-aid cabinet.
Shower room & toilet downstairs.
Gas central heating.
Woodburner in winter sitting room.
Satellite tv (similar to Freeview) with dvd/video player, cd player, table tennis, table football, board and card games, large range of books.
Heated kidney-shaped swimming pool (approx 10 x 5m) with lockable safety cover.
Pool terrace and lighting, seating and sunloungers.
Lower terrace with dining table and sun canopy and bbq.
Large garden with several areas for sitting and plenty of room for children to play safely.
2 large barns for car parking.
Interesting wildlife. Birds (including Hoopoes in spring) and butterflies (including swallowtails), resident hedgehog.
Very private surrounded by hedges.
2 large barns which accommodate cars/bicycles 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!
The property was as described on the website if not better - it was excellent. The property was very clean and very well maintained - we felt excited and at home the moment we were shown around by the owners. The house provided lots of space for our family of 8, and the group dining areas - in the kitchen, dining room or outside on a covered patio - was just perfect for our family and provided for some memorable evening meals together. The property was extremely well kitted out in all areas, i.e. bedding, towels, all kinds of garden furniture, BBQ, pool inflatables, board games, petanque boules (not to mention the fantastic boulodrome), every kitchen tool you are likely to need and the crème de la crème being the lovely swimming pool. The vey friendly owners/hosts live next door, although after being met on arrival and shown around the property, we never saw them again apart from when we sought their advice, upon when they were only too pleased to help. The local area is very rural with some small villages in the vicinity. There was a good choice of supermarkets and restaurants within a 15-20min drive. We had a great holiday.
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.