One of 4 gites for holiday let Vendee - LV003559_C

L'Hermenault (14km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003559_C Advertiser since: 26 February 2014

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Frene Self Catering Thursday 3 7 2 z bed and cot

About this property

Three Bedroom Gite, Outoor Pool and Indoor Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the Vendee in a peaceful and tranquil location, Frene is the 3 Bedroom Gite with it's own fully equipped kitchen, garden furniture, bbq and large terrace.. The property enjoys views over open countryside and has 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of room for children to play. Plenty of quiet and shady corners for peaceful relaxation. There is also free use of a fishing lake only 300 metres from the property, with carp, pike, roach, tench etc. Wi-fi.
Frene is a 3 bedroomed gite which has been restored and offers many original features including beamed ceilings. It is a Split Level Gite and has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, with lovely views over the gardens.
Shared facilities include:
* Large outdoor swimming pool 12 x 6m, fenced off for security
* Large indoor heated pool 8 x 4m
* Games barn offering snooker, pool and table tennis tables
* Tv Lounge with satellite tv and dvd
* Children's play area with large trampoline
* Large landscaped gardens
* Boules court
The indoor heated pool is an 8 x 4m with a tiled finish, it is 1.5m deep.
There are tables and chairs around the pool and the large patio doors open out onto a large terrace with tables and chairs and there are great views across the surrounding countryside.
The pool has a heat cover which retains the heat when not in use.
The pool is protected by a by patio doors which has a high catch which must be fastened when the last responsible adult leaves.
The outdoor swimming pool is 10 x 6m with roman steps, it varies in height from 2.4m at the deep end to .9m at the shallow end. It is constructed in concrete with a fibre glass liner.
The pool is not heated other than by the sun, but is generally at a suitable temperature from May till October
The pool has a large terrace with tables and chairs and is protected by a hedge and security fence with self-closing gates.
The sterilization of the pool is by saline electrolysis. To put it simply the pool has salt in it and the electrolysis machine breaks the salt down into its base components, chlorine and sodium. This is exactly how the sea is kept clean, it is very natural and the chlorine that is produced is of a different structure making it almost undetectable to smell and kind on the eyes. There is an additional bonus in that the salt in the pool gives more bouyancy that fresh water and that has allowed many of our younger visitor to learn to swim more quickly.
We are proud of our gardens at La Grange not only because of the way they are landscaped and the vast amount of colour in the flower beds, but because of the amount of enjoyment that they bring to our visitors.
The gardens were designed so that where ever you are on the site there is always something interesting to view, and with the gardens blending into the natural landscape it has the feel of space and being together with nature.
The gardens are basically in two parts, the landscaped garden and the sports field though within the former there is a boules court.
One of the reasons that our Gites stand out from most others in the south of the Vendee is the amount and the quality of our on site Activities
What ever the weather there is something to keep you amused or entertained regardless of your age.
Children especially are catered for under the old saying if the children are content so are the parents.
Outdoor pool with terrace
Heated indoor pool
Boules court
Football pitch
Turbo slide
Swings and trapeze
Snooker table (full size)
Two American Pool tables
Three table tennis
Fitness cycle
Table football
Acres for lawns for all manor of games like croquet, badminton, etc.
Prices are in sterling per week.
Supplement for 7 night duration in school summer holidays £50
security deposit of £200 this is fully refundable if no damage to the property and left in a clean and tidy condition
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Hire of bed linen £10 pppw hire of house towels £10 per set per week



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen - large fridge-freezer. Four burner cooker with oven. Microwave. Plenty of work surfaces and cupboard space. Ample pots, pans and utensils for self-catering.
Lounge/Diner - Solid pine table and chairs. Settee and air chairs.

Living rooms

Large kitchen/diner/lounge area


Bedroom 1 - On split level with entrance to front patio and car park. Double bed, bedside table, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 and 3 - On first floor, each bedroom has 2 single Beds, Bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Good views over the gardens and countryside.


Bathroom 1 - On split level opposite bedroom 1, Large walk-in shower, washbasin, toilet, washing machine.
Bathroom 2 - On first floor, toilet, washbasin, walk-in shower.


Games barn offers: Indoor heated 8 x 4 metres swimming pool. Snooker, pool, table tennis tables
Tv lounge offering satellite tv and dvd

Garden and outside

Frene has a private patio with bbq, table, parasol and chairs.
Shared : 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of room for children to play. Plenty of quiet and shady corners for peaceful relaxation. There is also a boules court. Outdoor swimming pool (12 x 6 metres) is fenced off for security. Large trampoline and childrens play area.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for cars

Visitor suitability

La Grange is suitable for all ages and group sizes.
Can accommodate anything from couples to large groups of 37+


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, pike, perch, trench, eels etc
Name of nearest fishing location: 300 metres away

Fishing on-site



The Owner Recommends

Mervent Forest

Excellent area with forests and lakes, lots of walks, great for mountain biking, fishing, lots of watersports, man-made beach, there is a small zoo, children's theme park, etc

Puy du Fou

Excellent for all ages, theme park. 40 minutes drive


One of France's prettiest villages - 10 to 15 minutes drive

West Coast Beaches

Beautiful blue flag beaches only 50 minutes drive away. Also lakeside beaches only 15 minutes away

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.4
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.2
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 30 September, 2019

We were a large group who rented all gites at La Grange for a special occasion.
People of all ages had a great holiday, the gite was very clean upon arrival, facilities were great, setting was perfect.
Highly recommended and we will certainly be returning.

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 10 August, 2019

Exceeded our expectations - fantastic holiday. Already booked to return next year. Highly recommended.

9.2 / 10 D'Arcy Family 17 August, 2018

Frene at La Grange comes highly recommended. Very good value for money.
The property is in a lovely setting, perfectly located for exploring the area and there are many places to explore. Cycling was great in the area.
We are a group of 3 couples and all had a great time. Drinking wine on the patio, completely relaxed and watching the sun sets - perfect!
Plenty of facilities on site, all very good but for us we were all out every day exploring.
We shall certainly return and have already recommended to others.
Thank you for wonderful stay, you have a little gem (or very large!) of a property.

9.5 / 10 D'Arcy Family 17 August, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful holiday at La Grange, Trevor was an amazing host with lots of helpful information if needed, yet he left us to enjoy our holiday, which we certainly did.
La Grange itself is extremely spacious, although other families were there we all had more than enough space to enjoy, and still feel private.
Facilities were great, it was very hot outside so sometimes the indoor pool was a great relief!
We are a family of 2 adults, 3 children aged 17, 10 and 3 - all of us were very happy with the facilities, something there to keep all of us entertained if needed.
All in all a fantastic holiday, great value and we will return next year! Definitely recommended.
Thank you Trevor and Cindy for arranging it all.

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