Vendée holiday farmhouse with private pool

9.6/10
Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003797 Advertiser since: 27 August 2014
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Green Shutters Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 + travel cot

About this property

Comfortable Farmhouse with Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our well appointed and equipped farmhouse is situated in a small hamlet and within easy reach of 3 villages, which offer bars, restaurants, boulangeries, convenient stores, chemists and banks. You’ll find several large supermarkets within 10 mins drive of the house. Places of interest for the whole family are within easy travelling distance and include, the Puy du Fou, Mervent Forest and you're not too far from the Vendee's glorious beaches. In the secure garden, there's a gamesroom barn and an above ground pool for your private use. We can arrange bike hire for all the family, including adults and kid's bikes, tagalongs, child seats, baby trailers and bike carriers for your car, allowing you to go off and explore the Vendee on two wheels. We offer a baby-sitting service.
 
During April, May, June, September and October we offer free bike hire with every booking for all the family, plus we also offer a discount on rentals for 2 person occupancy, please email for details.
 
We, Rick and Angie, the owners live discretely on site and will be on-hand to welcome you and assist with any enquiries regarding the house and local area.

The pool is available from May to end of September.
 
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped, with a large range cooker, American style fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Eight people can be seated comfortably around the large dining table.

Living rooms

The comfortable living room offers a flat screen tv with dvd player, English tv, 2 sofas and a wingback armchair. You'll also find a collection of games, dvds and books for all the family.

Bedrooms

2 x double bedrooms
1 x twin room
1 x bunk bed room (the lower bunk is suitable for an adult)

All bed linen is provided.

Bathrooms

1st Floor - Bathroom with wc, sink and bath with shower attachment
Ground Floor - Shower room with shower cubicle, wc and sink.

Towels are included in the price of rental - however, please provide your own pool/beach towels.

Heating

Central heating and a wood burner.

Cost of oil and wood for the heating during the cooler months will be agreed at time of booking.

Entertainment

Bike hire for all the family is available, with local cycle routes close by.

In the village of Mouilleron en Pareds, where you will find not only the ‘Musee National Des Deux Victoir’ but also a boulangerie, convenience store, bar and tabac, restaurants, pharmacy, bank and tourist information office. Mouilleron en Pareds is the birth place of 2 war heroes; Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister during the later part of WW1 who was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles and Marshal Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny who participated in the liberation of France with Allied Forces in 1945 – the war heroes are celebrated in the village in the ‘Musee National Des Deux Victoir’. Near by is the the village of Bazoges-en-Pareds (8 mins by car) where ‘Le Donjon’, a medieval castle keep, built during the 100 Years War, dominates this village and offers spectacular views of the medieval gardens and surrounding countryside. You’ll also find Auberge Donjon, boulangerie and newsagent/convenient store. All seafood lovers must visit La Rochelle (1 hour 20 mins) - it's one of France's loveliest coastal towns, which has a bustling port and lively restaurants and is connected by a 3 km toll bridge to the beautiful Il de Re, which is famous for its white-washed houses, beaches, cycle routes, oyster beds and the harvesting of salt.

Fontenay-le-Comte, the city of art and history, is the largest town to Green Shutters and only a 35 min drive. Famous for its 15th and 16th century Renaissance façades and medieval castle ruins it's full of history and well worth a visit.

Other places of interest and activities the Vendee can offer, to name but a few: Châteaux and churches, the Puy de Fou, museums and galleries, historic heritage, water parks, entertainment, gardens and zoos, wildlife, nature, markets, canoeing, fishing, golf, swimming, horse riding, cycle routes for all the family to enjoy and night-life!

Garden and outside

In the secure and private garden you will have exclusive use of the pool (4.75 x 9.14m - depth of 1.2m). There's plenty of outside furniture to make the most of the Vendee's sunny weather, including: 8 x sunbeds, sun umbrellas, a decking veranda with table and chairs for al fresco dining, bbq, gamesroom barn, with table tennis, table football and darts.

Parking and garages

On-site parking available.

Visitor suitability

Our house is not accessible for wheelchair use and those with limited mobility as all bedrooms are on the first floor.

The property and grounds are mainly flat, stairs lead to the first floor. On the first floor there are a couple of steps off of the landing leading to 2 of the bedrooms and bathroom.

We do not accept pets.

We operate a strictly no-smoking policy in the house.

Information about any additional facilities

The following facilities are also available:
- washing machine
- travel cot
- stairgates
- highchair
- hair dryer
- iron and ironing board
- cleaning equipment
- babysitting services

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay-le-Comte
Distance: 28 km

Cycling

The Owner Recommends

Beach / Coast

Coast/Beach: We're within easy reach of beaches and would definitely recommend a trip to Les Sables d’Olonne, just a 1 hour 15 mins drive from the house. It offers a great family day out with its beach, zoo, fishing port and world famous marina, home to the Vendee Globe the world’s most prestigious single handed around the world yacht race held every 4 years; departing November and returning in January. As well as enjoying the sandy beach, there are numerous restaurants along the beach front and marina.

Cycling

Special Interest Holidays: Want to get out and explore the Vendee on two wheels? We can supply cycle hire for all the family - we have a range of frame sizes for adults, children's bikes, child seats, tag-alongs and baby buggy trailers for infants from 8 months - all bikes and equipment are well maintained. We also hire car cycle carries, which take 3 bikes and fit most hatchback and estate cars. We can recommend cycle routes for all levels!

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou is an historical theme park in Les Epesses in the heart of the Vendée region of Western France. The park attracts 1.5 million visitors every year, making it the fourth most popular attraction in France after Disneyland Paris. The shows are spectacular and a must for all the family and it's only a 40 minute drive from Green Shutters!

1 Review
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.6 / 10 Roger & Cathy 14 October, 2016

This was our second visit. We loved it!

Owner response

Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Green Shutters! We look forward to welcoming you back.