Farmhouse to let in rural setting nr Niort - LV003423

Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges (16km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003423 Advertiser since: 5 November 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Thou Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3 Large comfy sofabed, sleeps 2, Cot & Travelcot

About this property

Charming, Private, Peaceful Location, Spacious. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Traditional Farmhouse (gated), exclusive use of pool and grounds, trampoline.
Free Wi-fi.
Idyllic countryside, peaceful location, sleeps 8/10  zed beds if required.
(Please note: Two king, two twin, one sofa bed and one fixed cot) Zed beds available, if suitable for you.
Your taste of French Life.......
Four bed traditional French farmhouse. 
Lovingly restored to a high standard and well equipped making it a perfect home for you and your family to enjoy.
Situated within 2.5 acres. 
Offers Free Sat tv, games room (table tennis, football) covered outside kitchen/bbq area for al fresco dining, charcoal fire pit for those cooler evenings.
Peacefully situated on a picturesque route.
Beautiful beaches of the Vendee less than an hour.
We urge all guests to contact us by phone prior to making any payment.
siret n° 80172024400012



Kitchen and dining

Beautiful open plan farmhouse kitchen/breakfast bar dining area, fully equipped.


9kg washing machine

Range style cooker/double oven, hob, grill

American fridge-freezer with water/ice

Microwave, toaster


IPod-docking stations


Living rooms

Living room

Entrance into the hallway, with a fireplace and wood burner, with staircase to first floor. The principle living room boasts a traditional feature fireplace, Sofas, 50" tv/dvd player and dvd's. A perfect place to relax.

English Free sat available.

Entrance to games room:

The rear lounge/games room has a table tennis table (indoor/outdoor) football table.


We provide a good selection of children's toys, dolls house, books, beach inflatables


Ideal layout for friends and families sharing.

King size with shower en suite.

King size with bath en suite.

The upstairs has one king size and one twin room each end, to enable 2 families/friends sharing a degree of privacy. The king size bedrooms each boast en suite facilities. Large sofa bed. Cots. Bed linen included.


There is a main bathroom with a bath and separate shower, hand basin and toilet.

'Bedknobs' en suite has a shower, hand basin and toilet.

'Armoire' en suite has a bath, hand basin and toilet.

All of which are fitted to the highest standard.


Underfloor downstairs (winter lets).

Quilts and throws for winter lets (as required).

Storage heater (if requested) for cooler times...

House cool for summer heat.


Free wi-fi. The rear lounge/gamesroom has a table tennis table (indoor/outdoor) football table.

Bicycles, for your use at Le Thou.

We provide a good selection of children's toys, dolls house, books, beach inflatables and more.


Great for BIG kids and the children...

Garden and outside

Swimming pool, trampoline, charcoal fire pit, for those cooler evenings.

Set in large grounds.

Exclusive use of house and garden.

The rear of the house has large french doors opening onto patio area with covered outside kitchen, charcoal bbq and new fire pit for 'al fresco' dining, whilst overlooking rolling fields.

Oak table and chairs, other wooden furniture, parasols, deck chairs, new rattan comfy sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking - gated

Visitor suitability

Plenty in the local area - ideally situated for La Rochelle.

Cycling interest

Fishing lakes nearby.

Great cycle routes.

Mervent Forest nearby

South of Nantes and East of La Rochelle, Le Thou is located just outside the town of St Hilaire Des Loges. The market towns of Fontenay-Le-Comte and Coulonges Sur L'Autize are within easy reach. Many beautiful beaches of the Vendee and Charentes Maritime are less than an hour away, as is the charming seaside town and harbour of La Rochelle, and Island of Ile De Re. Within a 5 minutes drive is Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedalos and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake. Puy Du Fou and Futuroscope are approx 1 hours drive. For a change of pace the Marais Poitevin, with its Venise Vert Waterway, the Mervent Forest, pretty waterside towns of Coulon and Vouvant are nearby. Le Thou is relatively new to the rental market and can comfortably accommodate up t

Information about any additional facilities

Exclusive to booker, accommodation, pool and garden area.


Breakfast can be supplied for 9.50 Euros per head for 4-6 guests,
8.50 Euros per head for 8-10 guests, includes provisions, supply to Le Thou, serving and tidying up after, pre book in advance and menus can be provided upon request.

Babysitter available upon request.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire du Bas Poitou Rond Point de l'Europe Avenue du Marechal Juin 85200 Fontenay le Compte Tel 02 51 69 21 17 Fax 02 51 69 55 30


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq 85256
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: lots
Name of nearest fishing location: Mervent Forest
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Mervent


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pissotte
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Johnson-Wright

We love France, the French way of life and fell in love with Le Thou and the area in 2008. We have two children and a dog and it is our wish for later years to spend 6 months of the year in the UK and 6 months in France. We speak conversational French, previously owned a 'vacation' home in Florida and as children were involved in local twinning association, twinned with a town near Paris.Enjoying and embracing French values and family life. Karen attributes her passion of France with her frenc

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We love the Vendee, during summer there are sunflower fields everywhere. Its quiet and picturesque, lovely walks and beach and picnic areas nearby.

Feels like the 'real France'
Unique benefits of property Rooms are spacious, 12ft x 18ft Pool (seasonal), and trampoline with enclosure. Our games room keeps children and adults alike occupied. We particularly like the 'ping pong' which can be set up for one to one practise, and used inside or out.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou, Mervent Forest, Ile De Re, La Rochelle Aquarium, port

There is so much to do in the area and Le Thou is ideally located for great days out by car.

Nantes - les Machines de l’île

Been described by some as steampunk/gallery/great day out.

Mervent Forest

Plenty to do from walks, river boating, archery, pédalos


Historical castle, and village

La tranche sur mer

Children’s play park

Parc Brune

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9 / 10 THE POVEYS 27 November, 2014

The Poveys (husband and wife and two dogs) spent a lovely two weeks at Le Thou. The first week was beautifully sunny, so we spent most of the time lounging around on the patios, very relaxing in the French countryside. The weather changed for the second week and hence he were persuaded to explore locally and further afield - interesting local villages and local town, and Ile de Re, a manageable drive away, much enjoyed. Although the property was much too large for us, we soon acclimatised and were very comfortable: the enclosed grounds were wonderful for the dogs. There were plenty of English people in the area and so, with our limited French, we had someone to talk to at the local bar/restaurant - food much recommended, Sunday lunch as good as any in the UK! The Vendee in general is a very pleasant area of France, with beautiful countryside and beaches.

10 / 10 The Goddard Family - May 2014 10 July, 2014

Great start to this season…

Thank you for a wonderful week at Le Thou. From the moment we booked you made everything happen seamlessly, even ensuring we had provisions on arrival. The house is stunning, calm and spacious, ideal for two families with young children. We were spoilt for choice with all the activities available in the house and had so much fun. The region is beautiful, we will definitely be back to explore more, a week wasn't long enough! Highlights were Coulon hiring a boat to punt around the canal ways, and Vouvant a beautiful, peaceful, very French village....and of course the zoo at Mervent and Parc de Brun! A big thank you to you Karen, Jerry & Julie. The Goddard Family