One of 4 gites for holiday let Vendee - LV003559_D

L'Hermenault (14km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003559_D Advertiser since: 26 February 2014

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Sapin Self Catering Thursday 2 6 2 cot

About this property

Two Bedroom Gite, Sleeps 6, Indoor and Outdoor Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in the Vendee in a peaceful and tranquil location, SAPIN is the 2 Bedroom Gite with its 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. Plento 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
Sapin is a gite which has been restored and has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms, private patio with lovely views over the gardens. The gite has tiled floors and exposed stonework
Shared facilities:
* 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 visiter 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 visiters.
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
Whatever 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

Open plan kitchen/diner, lounge area.
Kitchen - Fully equpped with 4 burner cooker with oven, fridge- freezer, Microwave, washing machine and ample pots, pans and utensils for self-catering.
Dining Area - Solid pine table and chairs for 6. Enjoys good view of the countryside and gardens.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with sofa and chairs


Bedroom 1 - Double Bed, Large wardrobe, chest of draws. The ensuite bathroom has shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2 - Spacious room with 2 single beds and a set of bunk beds, wardrobe, bedside table and chairs.


Shower room 1- Large shower with seat, toilet and washbasin.
Shower room 2 - en suite to double bedroom, whoer, wc and washbasin


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

Sapin has a private patio area with table, parasol and chairs.
Shared facilitied include: 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 children's play area.

Parking and garages

Ample parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages and sizes of groups.
Sapin is all on one level so may be suitable for disabled. Please contact us for details.


  • 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

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

As part of a group who rented the whole of La Grange complex we had a great time.
The kids loved the pool and all of the facilities on site, the adults all had a relaxing holiday, so everybody happy.
Lots of great days out in the area, we will have to return as we did not have time to visit them all.
Highly recommended.

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 28 August, 2019

Very clean upon arrival. The children loved the swimming pool and games room, whilst the adults loved the tranquil gardens with a glass of wine! Perfect. We all enjoyed it much that we did not go for days out very much, we were all happy and content at La Grange. We returned home fully relaxed after a wonderful 2 weeks. Highly recommended. We will return! Thank you Trevor and Cindy

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 17 August, 2019

A fantastic holiday, highly recommended.
The fishing at the lake was perfect, carp were bigger than expected ( approx. 44kg), there was also a much larger one, we got it to the side of the lake but could not land it!
Family loved both of the swimming pool and all facilities at La Grange. We will return next year.

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 10 August, 2019

Perfect. We all loved this holiday. Very clean upon arrival and wonderful gardens and facilities. already booked to return next year as part of a larger group. Can't wait! We have no hesitation in recommending this property and Trevor was a great host. Thank you

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