Villa for holiday rental Vendee - LV003225

Saint-Valerien (16km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003225 Advertiser since: 20 May 2013
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The Moulin De Guinche Self Catering Saturday 5 10 4 A cot is provided

About this property

Luxury Villa with Indoor Pool, Lake, set in 3 Acres. This villa is in a village setting.

The Moulin de Guinche is a superbly located attractive luxury villa with 5 double bedrooms (2 with en suite bathrooms) complete with its own huge heated indoor swimming pool, and benefits from being professionally renovated to a very high standard.
It sits in 3 acres of tranquil professionally landscaped gardens with its own private lake that is stocked with carp.
Its one of the finest modern villas in the Vendee and is fully equipped with anything you might need for a perfect enjoyable family holiday. 



Kitchen and dining

Modern dining room/kitchen that easily seats 10 people for dinner with all appliances including a large American style fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine etc.

Guests can also choose to dine on the terraces (3 tables and seats 12) or in the bbq area (again seating and tables) with two bbqs and an outdoor fridge or in the "beach area" that we have created next to the indoor swimming pool.

Living rooms

Huge open plan living room that seats 10 comfortably with large screen tv and surround sound system etc.


Five luxury bedrooms, 2 with en suite bathrooms, comprising of 4 bedrooms with king size beds and 1 room with 2 single beds.

One bedroom has a large screen tv and another a tv set up for games on the playstation.


There is 1 large en suite bathroom to the master bedroom and another en suite bathroom to bedroom 2. There is also a large family bathroom with shower and wc. A separate shower room with a shower and a bath, and a separate wc.


Central heating is provided for at an extra cost of £100 per week September to May and there is a large logburner in the lounge.


There are 2 huge flat screen tvs, one further tv for games, wi-fi, video players, dvds, BluRay player, Sky tv, Wii, PlayStation, pc, docking stations etc. The tv has an MCIPTV facility with free access to thousands of tv channels including all Sky ones.

Garden and outside

The Moulin is set in secluded landscaped gardens in excess of two acres and has its own private lake for fishing. It has its own heated indoor swimming pool, and outside there is a large patio area that seats 10, plus two bbqs and an American pool table, bar football table, giant lawn chess set, and darts etc. A fleet of bicycles is available to rent and there is a fishing package for hire of fishing rods etc.

Parking and garages

There is parking for 5 plus cars on The Moulins private drive.

Visitor suitability

Obviously you will need a car due to The Moulins tranquil countryside location.
Sorry No Pets,

Information about any additional facilities

Every year we add something new - this year a very large Gazebo offering shade for dining has been created in the beach area for example.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Indoor pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay
Distance: 8 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: On Site in Private Lake at The Moulin

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Numerous
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Louise Boraston

I am the Managing Director of a small company supplying fire extinguishing systems for machines. I have always loved the Vendee and when looking for a holiday home fell in love with The Moulin at first site. My husband is a keen fisherman so the lake is a huge bonus. We purchased the house in 2007 and each year invest far more in it than we receive in rental as we just look to improve it each year. We have 3 kids who have loved playing in the gardens and its a great family villa.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? The Vendee is an amazing place with its own micro-climate making it nearly as sunny as the far south of France but of course it is much easier to get to! The Moulin is situated perfectly in the quiet countryside with easy access to the west coast beaches and La Rochelle as well as the amazing Puy Du Fou theme park.
Unique benefits of property Its one of the finest holiday villas in the Vendee and comes with its own huge and private heated indoor pool of 11 x 6 meters, professionally landscaped grounds with many different species of trees, and its own private lake that we have had re-stocked with large carps for fishing. The upside down accomodation means its cool in the bedrooms downstairs with amazing views of the grounds from the lounge and large kitchen upstairs and unusually although sleeping 10 in comfort; The Moulin allows all 10 to live, eat, and enjoy the holiday also in comfort. Its not cramped at all.

Every year we invest far more back into the property that we bring in from rentals as the upkeep of such a large residence is correspondingly high. However The Moulin for us is not so much there for an investment but for the huge enjoyment we get from staying there ourselves as we look to make it the best holiday villa available in the Vendee.

The Owner Recommends

Places to go

There are plenty of places to go for family fun days out including the west coast beaches (only 1 hour away) , the Puy du Fou (45 mins), the Indian Forest (30 mins) Venise Vert (30 mins) and much much more.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.7 / 10 Gingerwitch 13 August, 2019

What a wonderful house - beautiful grounds and lake, really well equipped and a very relaxed place.
It was perfect for our mix of old and young family members with something for everyone. We would definitely book again.

10 / 10 Rosie & Robin 5 August, 2019

This house is so well equipped for families the owners have thought of everything . It is a home as opposed to a holiday villa
The grounds are extensive so plenty of areas to sit outside and in .
The swimming pool and beach area so peaceful
A very restful place with Pool . Table tennis , pool table , bikes if you want to explore and fishing too
This is our second visit and will definitely be booking again

9.7 / 10 Joneses, Dorset 25 August, 2015

Beautiful villa with ideal layout for large family or group of friends. The property is set in a lovely peaceful rural location with every facility both in the house and garden that makes for a perfect holiday. Would thoroughly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you very much Linda for your kind comments and review and apologies for only just seeing this
Kind regards
Chris and Louise