Large house for holiday rental in Vendee

9.5/10
4km from Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003034 Advertiser since: 2 November 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Fleur de Lys Self Catering Saturday 4 10 5

About this property

Large, Modernised, Fully Equipped Village House. This villa is in a town setting.

Located in a quiet village, just outside the Renaissance town of Fontenay-le-Comte, the large, Charantaise style house has all the amenities you would expect for a quality holiday. Four large double bedrooms, each with its own shower/bathroom makes this the perfect location for families or groups. A fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and comfortable lounge give all our guests the chance to sample the tastes of France in relaxing surroundings. Outside there are further areas to dine al fresco, as well as to enjoy the large garden, solar heated pool and a gamesroom to entertain both young and not so young.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are all provided.
The accommodation is ideally located for those wishing to see the best the region has to offer. Only 45 minutes from coastal resorts such as La Rochelle/Ile de Ré, and La Tranche-sur-Mer to the west, the renowned theme park of Puy du Fou to the north, and the Futuroscope park at Poitiers to the east. There are many sites much more locally, such as the Mervent Forest National Park, the 'Green Venice',  the lakeside water park and many abbeys and ancient monuments on our doorstep. Cycling, walking, horse riding, fishing and golf are all catered for in this region, or simply relax by the pool in this wonderful climate.  WIFI available at a cost of 20 euros pw for everyone to use. This is a lovely property with attractive gardens and within easy reach of many interesting places to visit.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen has fridge-freezer, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster. Crockery and utensils. Washing machine also available.
The separate dining room has large table and chairs, sideboards and has french windows opening onto the patio. Wi-fi.

Living rooms

The living room has comfortable settees and chairs, coffee and side tables. Satellite tv and dvd player and music player.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 has double bed, bedside tables, dressing table and 2 wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 has double bed, bedside tables, dressing table and wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 has 3 single beds, bedside table, dressing table and wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 has 1 double bed, and 1 single bed, bedside tables, dressing table and wardrobe.

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 has bath, shower, wc and sink.
Shower room 2 has large shower, sink and wc.
Shower room 3 has large shower, sink and wc.
Shower room 4 is en suite and has large shower, sink and wc.

Heating

Woodburner in the lounge, and central heating in the winter.

Entertainment

English tv, dvd player and cd player. Wi-fi available at a small weekly charge.

Garden and outside

In front of the house is a large patio with table and chairs under a shady canopy, and a built-in bbq. The driveway leads to a lawn in the centre of which is a large, mature Judas tree.

Beyond this lawn is the summer kitchen, a covered and sheltered seating area for dining with a drinks fridge and a bbq alongside. Just across from here is the swimming pool which benefits from solar heating and has lots of poolside sunbeds. The gamesroom, behind the summer kitchen, is equipped with table tennis, table football, darts and even a multi-gym. Lots of outdoor games available.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking in the driveway.

Visitor suitability

This is the perfect location for families and groups of all sizes and ages. We provide cots and highchairs for our youngest guests.

Unfortunately we do not have facilities for wheelchairs.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort Golf Club
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Fontenay Le Comte
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Mervent

The Owner Recommends

Green Venice

An area of outstanding beauty with picturesque villages and lots of waterways with boating activities.

Lakeside Water Park

Now open in July and August is the new lakeside water park with beach, waterslides, pedalos and other children's activities. Just 5 minutes by car.

Puy du Fou

Please see the Puy du Fou website for details of this amazing theme park.

4 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 8.8
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.2 / 10 Katieliz 19 August, 2017

Property is beautiful and all is exactly as the photos suggest. The only criticism would be its location as it's not really within walking distance of any shops or restaurants so you are a bit out of the way. Hour and a bit from the coast and about the same from the fantastic theme park Puy de Fou which is a definite must do. Pool was good but sadly we didn't have pool weather everyday. All in all great house with good facilities. The fairest review has to be would you stay here again and we definitely would, but only if we needed to be in that area as too far from the coast for us.

8.8 / 10 Hoyle Family England 14 August, 2017

Just Back from a Excellent Holiday at La Fleur de Lys
Villa clean and comfortable plenty of outside space for dining and Socialising
Very well catered for in the rooms for babies
Lovely Pool (Heated) well equipped with sun loungers and chairs , umbrellas towels etc
Games room in the Barn excellent and made use of the Bikes
Surrounding area nice and peaceful
Puy du Fou theme park well worth a visit 1 hour away and also Mervent zoo was good only 10 mins drive
Coastal Beaches just over 1 hour Drive

Would definitely recommend for a relaxing Family Holiday

the Hoyle Family August 2017

Owner response

Thank you very much for your comments. Much appreciated & pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
Best wishes,
Gill.

10 / 10 Kelly Brown 4 August, 2017

Just back from a wonderful holiday at this amazing property, we did not want to leave! The house itself is decorated to perfection, and very luxurious! The various different outside spaces made the property seem extremely large and felt you always had somewhere different to go and enjoy the lovely weather! The pool was definitely the highlight for us, the kids loved it, and we spent most of our time in it, or beside it which provided us with great value for money as it meant we didn't have to spend a lot of money on going elsewhere! You are situated a small drive from the main supermarket and petrol station, so grabbing supplies was never a problem. Gill and Hugh are just fab, you barely see them, but when you do they are incredibly lovely people and will do anything to help if they can. The only suggestion that we would have is if there could be some fans provided for when it is very hot, as at night the temperature didn't really drop (not that I am complaining). Thank you again Gill and Hugh for letting us stay in your beautiful property, we could not recommend this enough to others, we were two families with children ranging from 3-15 and it suited them all perfectly! Thank you! x

Owner response

Thank you Kelly for your lovely review. It was a delight having you all to stay. Xx

10 / 10 Wendy/Swansea 18 August, 2016

BRILLIANT FAMILY HOLIDAY
Just arrived home after a wonderful holiday at the magnificent Fleur de Llys. We stayed for one week but just wish we had two weeks at this gorgeous house which was decorated to a high standard with immaculate garden and grounds. The swimming pool was terrific and we so enjoyed our time in the pool in the hot sunshine. We were a family of 7 ( mum,dad, twins of 22 month, a five year old together with grandma and grandpa) and we all had such a fantastic time at this lovely property. The house really did suit us as a family, with spacious rooms downstairs as well as upstairs - great house plan for us. Although Gill and Huw live next door the only time we met them was when we arrived at Fleur de Llys and they were there to welcome us and very occasionally Huw when watering the plants. If we did want to ask about the area and have advice then Huw was only to happy to help. All in all a fabulous time was had by all and it will take a lot to beat this property and grounds. Thank you Gill and Huw, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. ( Our stay from the 6th August to the 13th August 2016)
Wendy and Family

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at La Fleur de Lys.
We would be delighted to see you again & next time have a drink together!