Town house to let Fontenay-le-Compte

Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003503 Advertiser since: 22 January 2014
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Town House in Fontenay le Comte Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Stone Town House with Sunny Walled Garden. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

Fontenay is a designated 'Ville Fleurie' and one of the 'plus beaux detours de France'. Our house is located in the heart of this Renaissance gem. It is within easy walking distance of the market, shops, bars, and restaurants. It is well equipped as a home from home and is comfortably and sympathetically furnished. 
 
La Rochelle, beaches, wetlands and Mervant Forest are within easy reach.  it is ideal for a 2 centre holiday or to visit the famous Puy du Fou theme park only 30 miles away.
 
A traditional, stone-built 3-storey town house, it has 3 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 6 people. The secluded, south facing walled garden has a patio area, a gravelled terrace for boules or sunbathing and a charming covered 'summer kitchen' for shaded lunches or candlelit evenings.
 
A stroll around the town is a very pleasant experience, and you can walk the ‘mille ans d’histoire’ route, and see for yourself a thousand years of history.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, fridge-freezer and microwave.

The dining area has a traditional solid wood table that seats 6 to 8 people.

Living rooms

The living room has 2 comfortable sofas and a low coffee-table.

Bedrooms

On the first floor there is a large double bedroom with king sized bed.

On the second floor are 2 bedrooms, both with twin beds but the large bedroom is often configured as a Super King Size (with appropriate duvet and bedlinen).

Bathrooms

A spacious bathroom on the 1st floor has a small bath with a shower over, and a separate wc. There is a further wc on the 2nd floor.

Heating

There is full gas central heating for the cooler months.

In summer, the traditional stone construction helps the house stay cool indoors.

Garden and outside

The secluded, south facing walled garden with patio area, gravelled terrace for boules or sunbathing has a charming covered 'summer kitchen' at the far end for shaded lunches or candlelit evenings.



There is a gas barbecue and a variety of garden furniture.



Parking and garages

Free on-street parking all around.

Information about any additional facilities

Because the house is a second home it is equipped with everything associated with normal life, from an iron for your clothes to an iron for your golf.

There is also a small amount of equipment for babies and toddlers, including a travel cot, a stairgate and a lightweight buggy.

Many of the local restaurants and hotels have free wi-fi facilities.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Mille ans d'histoire

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: la Chaume, Vix
Distance: 3 km

The Owner Recommends

Beaches and Islands

Within an hour from the house are the spectacular sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast and the delightful islands of Ile de Ré, Noirmoutier and Oléron.

La Rochelle

One of France's finest historic ports only 45 minutes away with delightful walks and splendid seafood restaurants.

Lakeside Beach

Lac de Chassenon, less than 5 miles away, has a lovely beach and a variety of activities including a large water chute, pedaloes and boat hire, and a childrens' play area.

Le Marais Poitevin

Fontenay le Comte is on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, a watery world of wetlands, man-made canals, meadows, dykes and fens, that’s the second largest wetland in France after the Camargue. The area can be explored by boat, with or without a guide, or try one of the many cycle paths that criss-cross the region.

Mervant Vouvant

The Mervent-Vouvant forest, lake and dam are just a short drive away. The forest is a perfect setting for hiking, riding, cycling and many water activities as well as providing many beautiful picnic spots.

Puy du Fou

Theme park based on French history which was rated the best park in the world in 2012. Spectacular set pieces by day and amazing son et lumiere evening shows make this an absolute must-see less than an hour from Fontenay.