Cottage for holiday rental Vendee - LV003186

Thorigny (14km from Mareuil-sur-Lay), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003186 Advertiser since: 13 March 2013
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Les Martinets Self Catering Saturday 2 7 2 Double sofabed in lounge and daybed on mezzanine

About this property

Restored Farmhouse and Barn Conversion. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The property is on the edge of the village and has beautiful country views. It has a large barn, wine press, orchard, large gardens, terraces and an enclosed front patio garden. It is ideal for barbecues, relaxing, enjoying lazy meals and sunny days.
A roomy light house with open plan living and dining room, separate breakfast kitchen, utility, 2 bedrooms and mezzanine. There are 2 wcs one downstairs and a modern bathroom upstairs.
The village has a restaurant, tabac/bar, shop selling fresh bread and groceries also a church on the nearby square. It has a children’s play area and woodland park with walks.
Less than 5 mins drive is a large scenic lake with a play area, basketball court and picnic seating.

In the nearby town of Mareuil Sur Lay is a supermarket, Saturday market, small shops, wine merchants and outdoor swimming pool. There are also bars and restaurants. Ideally located for access to Les Sable-D'Olonne, La Tranche-sur Mer and many other safe sandy beaches. There are chateaux, castles and historic towns such as Fontenay-Le-Comte and Vouvant. The historic town of La Rochelle has a busy harbour and medieval stone arches with individual shops, aquarium and ferrys to nearby small islands.
The property is easily accessible by ferry and air, 3hrs from St Malo, 50 minutes drive from Nantes/La Rochelle airport.



Kitchen and dining

Modern kitchen with integrated fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, 2 hobs, gas and electric, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, kettle, crockery, utensils, storage cupboards and electric heater. Breakfast table with views to the garden and a separate utility with sink and extra fridge.
Separate large open plan dining room with large table to seat 8. Easy chairs and coffee-table. Open fireplace and open tread handmade wooden staircase to first floor.

Living rooms

Living room with television, satellite with English channels, dvd player and dvds. Multi fuel burner fire, settee which converts to a double sofa bed and 2 easy chairs. 2 large armoires - one with games and books. Front door leading to gravelled enclosed sunny patio.


Bedroom 1 - double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, heater and garden views.
Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers, heater and open views.
Mezzanie - has a single normal size day bed and garden views.


Bathroom. with modern corner shower cubicle and massage jets, plus a wc. Separate bath with washbasin, tiled walls and mirror
Downstairs toilet.

Garden and outside

Large south facing patio areas with the house facing the main garden. Large patio table with umbrella, 8 chairs for outdoor eating, four sunloungers and extra garden chairs. There is a side garden with log store and washing line. Enclosed front gravelled garden with seating so you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun. Small gravelled area to the side of the house with table and chairs. Large garden suitable for badminton, boules - games equipment provided. Lots of fruit and mature trees for shady areas to sit under, read a book or have a snooze! There is an access gated drive at the front and a drive to the rear of the property, with parking for several vehicles.

Information about any additional facilities

Large table tennis table in the large barn and outdoor games.
Barbecue provided.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Name and address of nearest golf course: Nearest golf course is Golf de la Domangere and is south of La Roche sur Yon and is an 18 hole 6480 metre course.
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Rosnay-Fiefs Vendeen



Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Yon River Valley


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mourat in Mareuil-sur-Lay
Distance: 8 km

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Areas to Visit

Many types of beaches which stretch around a 40 mile bay. La Tranche Sur Mer- a lively resort with water sports,small shops, cafes and eating places.Les Conches -large sandy pine clad beach popular with surfers. Historic towns La Rochelle , Vouvant and Fontenay. Theme parks Puy Du Fou,Futurscope,Indien Foret La Yon River valley scenic area with walks and swimming. The Marais Poitevin with the relaxing canal boat rides and monastry. Information pack available of many more interesting places to visit