Cottage for holiday let Vendee - LV003510

3km from L'Hermenault, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003510 Advertiser since: 28 January 2014
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Pomme D'Amour Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 cot available

About this property

Charming Newly Renovated Rural Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Pomme D'Amour is in the small rural village of St Martin des Fontaines in the Southern Vendee (Department 85). The cottage is nestled at the end of the village and surrounded by farmland and open countryside.
Pomme D'Amour is our recently renovated stylish, light and airy cottage. Access to the cottage is at ground level. On the ground floor limewashed stone walls ensure a cool interior with neutral soft comtemporary furnishings, creating a comfortable chic space for relaxing and entertaining. The comfortable open plan lounge has 2-seater settee, 2 armchairs, coffee table, spotlights and dimmer lighting, ample plug points, porcelain tiled floor. Satellite UK tv, Wi-fi, dvd player, books, dvds, games, information pack etc. The ground floor also incorporates an open plan dining area and fully equipped kitchen (see details below). A beamed central staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom.

Pomme D'Amour shares a 9 x 4m below ground heated swimming pool with only one other 1-bedroomed gite (Les Hirondelles) and owners. The pool is fitted with solar cover and alarm.
All accommodation is non smoking. No pets permitted. Towels are not provided. Comprehensive information packs. Cots and highchairs available. Stairgate available. Bike hire (adults and childrens) available including helmets etc. 

Minibus tours available to major points of interest including beaches, markets, chateaux, vineyards, Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle etc. Airport transfers on request.



Kitchen and dining

Dining area with table and chairs to seat 4 (window with view across road to fields). Fully equipped kitchen with Hotpoint double oven, hood and electric hob, large fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee-maker, kettle, extensive quality kitchenware for 6. Tea-towels, cloths, bin liners and cleaning products provided. Iron and ironing board etc.

Living rooms

The comfortable open plan lounge has a 2-seater settee, 2 armchairs, coffee table, spotlights with dimmer switch lighting, porcelain tiled floor. Satellite UK tv, wI-fi, dvd player, books, dvds, games etc.


On first floor attractive double bedroom with exposed beam, velux window, double bed, bedside units & lamps, shelving and hanging space. All quality bed linen included.

Second bedroom with two single beds + option of cot, bedside drawers, small skylight window, frosted window, exposed beams (low headroom), hanging space. All quality bed linen included.


Large contemporary bathroom with exposed stonework and beams, shower cubicle with jets, toilet, stone sink with pebble tile surround, generous storage space, spot lights. Hairdryer, mirror, points for hairdryer and shavers. Towels not provided.


Heating is available low and mid-season. Prices on request. Heating is not provided during high season.

Garden and outside


Access to cottage is from back of farmhouse. Access into the cottage is from a sloped wide pavement off quiet village road. Gates to pool and garden area are a few metres away.

The below ground (9 x 4m) heated swimming pool has surrounding patio and sunloungers.

For Pomme D’Amour guests, dining is in our large open stone barn with large dining table, built in bbq, stone chimney and views over the pool and surrounding gardens.

Also communal covered summerhouse with table and seating for 4.

Please note as Pomme D'Amour is not directly visible from the garden/pool area, it may not be suitable for parents who wish to use these areas at night.

All dining areas are surrounded by landscaped gardens with palms, large trees, flowers, tropical shrubs surrounded by meadow, open countryside, fields of wheat and sunflowers. Views from meadow over large communal fishing lake. A small area of garden/orchard is reserved for the owners.

Parking and garages

Large gravelled parking area with access to pool alongside.

Information about any additional facilities

Bike hire, rod hire, evening meals with local produce, minibus tours to local attractions, cave etc.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 13 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Trout, Roach, Bream
Name of nearest fishing location: Lake at St Martin des Fontaines
Distance: 0.5 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Talmont-Saint-Hilaire
Distance: 61 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Mervent Forest
Distance: 15 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Vix & Pissotte



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Fontenay le Comte


Wine tasting

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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jon Reece

In 2005 we moved "lock stock & barrel" from the UK to the beautiful Vendee, in the Pays de la Loire region of France. We remember being on the back of the ferry waving goodbye to the White Cliffs of Dover... It seemed a little scary but definitely exciting at the same time. This was the start of our new adventure in another country. Life here is very different than that in the UK. Perhaps we have become country bumpkins!

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Peaceful, rural and good climate
Unique benefits of property Great social house and garden

The Owner Recommends

Too many to list!......

Everybody's holiday is personal to them. We provide comprehensive information packs and having spent twelve years in the Vendee, we are delighted to share our personal experiences of the local area, it's surroundings, activities and attractions.

The Vendee is diverse and has lots for everyone, families, singles, couples, retirees, sports enthusiasts, walkers, ramblers, cyclists, sightseers, historians and long lazy hot days for those who simply wish to relax, sunbathe, swim, eat and drink.

We would welcome the chance to help you achieve the holiday of your dreams.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Siobhan Dunlop 28 September, 2018

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful French surroundings, then Pomme D'Amour is the perfect holiday property for you.

Karen and Jon are the perfect hosts, so much so that we have returned for a number of years. Nothing is too much for them and the extras like the option to order dinner for our arrival evening are so much appreciated. They are both very knowledgeable and on hand to help when needed. They even created a birthday surprise for our daughter who had been travelling all day on the day of her birthday, much to her delight.

The cottage itself is beautifully French and has everything you would need while on holidays. It was spotlessly clean, the first thing I always check!

The pool area is great and a huge hit with both kids and parents. The addition of the water volleyball game gave many hours of fun. There is lots of open space for the children to go crazy in with a football net, badminton net and plenty of other games as well as some more suited to younger children. The covered BBQ and outdoor dining area offer a lovely space for outdoor dining or somewhere you can get out of the sun, but still keep an eye on what's going on in the pool.

I cannot recommend Pomme D'Amour and hosts Karen and Jon enough, if you stay with them, you will not regret it.

10 / 10 DevonFamily 29 August, 2018

We had a brilliant week in Pomme D'Amour in the Vendee. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, in an excellent location and with great facilities. Karen and Jon were great hosts; they were both happy to help with anything at all but also gave us our privacy. I would heartily recommend this accommodation to others and we intend to revisit ourselves in the future. Thank you.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review Andrew, Laura and family. We appreciate you taking the time to review your holiday and are delighted to hear that you would like to revisit. We look forward to welcoming you again to Pomme D'Amour cottage. Kind regards Karen and Jon Reece