Holiday farmhouse & pool to let in Vendee

9.6/10
Menomblet (12km from Pouzauges), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV001145 Advertiser since: 14 August 2002
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 5 10 2

About this property

Character Farmhouse With Heated Pool And Terrace. This villa is in a rural setting.

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.


Please note:
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.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

Large main bathroom downstairs with bath and shower unit over bath, bidet, basin, toilet and first-aid cabinet.

Shower room & toilet downstairs.

Heating

Gas central heating.

Woodburner in winter sitting room.

Entertainment

Satellite tv (similar to Freeview) with dvd/video player, cd player, table tennis, table football, board and card games, large range of books.

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

2 large barns which accommodate cars/bicycles undercover.
Long driveway for further vehicles.

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

Plenty of space to relax in and around the house.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, perch, carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Montournais
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Cholet Golf Club Allee du Chene Landry 49300 Cholet
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ripaud Equitation, 24 Rue Foret 85120 Saint Maurice des Noues
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 30 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Mareuil sur Lay

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR364

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: GAEC Coirier La Petite Groie 85200 Pissotte
Distance: 20 km

The Owner Recommends

Auberge de Mâitre Pannetier

At Vouvant – in the centre of the picturesque village, with plenty to see on a stroll around.

Auberge de Mont des Alouettes

Near Les Herbiers – on the site of restored windmills, with pleasant footpaths through woodland.

Auberge de Mont Mercure

At Mont St Michel, near to the magnificent church spire topped with a golden statue (the highest point in the Vendée).

Fontenay-le-Comte Market

On Saturday morning, with stalls in the streets and a covered market for fish, meat, cheeses etc.

Fôret de Mervent-Vouvant

Large area of woodland with cycling and walking trails.

La Morlière

Near Sigournais, overlooking a lake, with paths leading down to it.

La Rochelle Market

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.

La Rochelle Shopping

Combine a visit to the market with some serious shopping, including excellent clothes shops, such as Galeries Lafayette.

Location and activities

In a quiet hamlet 10km south of Pouzauges, with a wide range of activities available within 1 to 1½ hours drive.

Maison de la Vie Rurale

Gives an insight into rural life and geography in the area. Interesting garden with strange vegetables (for example, spiny tomatoes!) and flowers.

Manoir des Sciences

Former home of Ferchault de Réaumur, an amazing amateur scientist and inventor, interactive displays and animations.

Marais Poitevin

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.

Nearest port

St Malo 273km.

Nearest restaurant

Pouzauges (10km) has a selection of restaurants, auberges, crêperies and pizzerias.

Puy du Fou

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!

9 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 9.2
  • Value for Money: 9.6
9.8 / 10 Calvert 13 September, 2017

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.

10 / 10 Susanna 6 September, 2016

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!

10 / 10 anonymous 2 September, 2016

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.

9.8 / 10 Hurren 1 September, 2014

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.