|Le Pavillon||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
Our typically French villa is perfect for a family holiday with its own private heated pool, ping pong, pool table, free wi-fi and loads of games, books and dvd's for your use.
It is located in a pretty little village with a new cafe/bar and shop and yet is only minutes drive to numerous activities including go-karting, the new O'Gliss waterpark, The Indian Forest adventure park (similar to Go Ape) and the glorious sandy beaches of La Tranche sur Mer, not forgetting the bustling town of Angles less than 10 minutes drive with its twice weekly markets, magnificent church and selection of restaurants.
The area is perfect for cycling as there are hundreds of kms of cycle tracks and bike hire is widely available - you can have free delivery and collection direct to the house via Bike Hire Direct (leaflet in the house). The Vendee is also perfect for fishermen as there are more kms of rivers and canals than any other department in France.
The secluded back garden boasts a beautiful private heated pool surrounded by palm trees together with a flower covered pergola and stone barbecue, perfect for lazy lunchtimes by the pool. There is also a games room with a full sized pool table and a ping pong table at the front of the house.
There are 3 bedrooms which consist of 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, shower room with large walk-in shower and a separate toilet .
The living room is spacious with comfortable sofas and satellite tv with french doors leading out to the front terrace with a table and chairs where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee. There are plenty of books for you to read and films on dvd - there is also an ipod docking station.
The kitchen/diner has a table to seat 6 and an open fire for out of season stays. There are all the modern conveniences including a dishwasher, hob, microwave, coffee-maker, washing machine etc.
The beds are made up for your arrival and the house is equipped with everything you should need including an ironing board, iron, hairdryer, travelcot and highchair.
Open plan kitchen with built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge, microwave, coffee maker and table and 6 chairs. Wood burning fire for out of season stays.
Spacious living room with 2 comfortable sofas, satellite tv with English channels, books, dvds and games
Frenchdoors leading out onto front terrace.
One double bedroom and 2 twin rooms all with wardrobe and chest of drawers and fans.
Shower room with large walk-in shower and basin
Open log fire in kitchen/diner and electric heater.
Electric heaters in all rooms.
We offer satellite tv, pool table and tennis tennis, boules, boardgames, dvds and books and free WIFI
The house has a garden which goes from front around the side to the back of the house where we have a private 8m x 4m heated swimming pool with wide steps leading into it which is open from May to end of September. The pool has lighting if you fancy a moonlight dip! The pool is accessed by a security gate at the side of the house.
There is a flower covered pergola perfect for enjoying an alfresco lunch by the pool and sunloungers and stone barbecue with outside lighting
The house is enclosed by gates and trees ensuring total privacy. At the front of the house there is a terrace with another table and chairs, barbecue and a grassy area with the ping pong table.
Secure off-street parking behind gates for two vehicles.
Suitable for babies and children as the house is one storey with no stairs. Also suitable for guests with reduced mobility.
Bar and shop across the road which stocks all basics; daily fresh baguettes and croissants. Live music at the weekends in the bar.
Pizza Van - From mid April every Friday evening from 6.30pm the Pizza Van stops just in front of the church in the village
We live in the UK but visit as often as we can. We have a lovely English couple who take care of the house and guests for us
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||Beautiful sandy beaches, easy access from UK, good weather and very friendly locals|
|Unique benefits of property||Heated pool in secluded garden and only a short drive to fabulous beaches, Waterpark and Adventure Park|
The Indian Forest adventure playbround near Moutiers Les Mauxfaits is set in 5 acres of forest and is billed as the largest adventure park in France (similar to Go Ape), you will find something here to suit all ages and abilities. This is only about 5 minutes drive from our house
Go karting at La Jonchere - great fun for all ages and less than 5 minutes drive from the villa
The beaches here are some of the cleanest on the Atlantic coast and regularly receive blue flag status. They are ideal for children as they are gently sloping with protected waters. La Tranche is a mecca for water sports with wind-surfing, sailing etc on offer. The shops, restaurants and cafes are all close to the beach.
Just behind the beach - this is the Vendees largest zoo.
Hire a boat and see the Green Venice - there are several places where different types of boats can be hired, they vary from canoes and pedalos and even electric powered boats.
Beautiful gardens and water features and a small petting farm that the children will enjoy, all just a 5 minute drive from the house.
New water park opened in June 2016 and only a 5 minute drive from La Jonchere. The best water park in the Vendee and great fun for all the family.
Multi award winning mediaeval theme park
Our family had an excellent week at Le Pavillion. with the swimming pool, pool table, table tennis plus the wifi our boys (15 & 17) were more than happy.
Local amenities are a little lacking but nothing is far to drive. The Indian Forest Adventure centre is 15 minutes drive and definitely worth a visit and the beaches are great.
all in all a great week and we will be recommending to our friends
Le Pavillion was in a lovely little French Village well away from the hardened tourist areas but close enough to enjoy all those facilities. The house was a lovely size for the 5 of us and was generally clean but needed a good dust in less used areas, and there were lots of cobwebs between the beams in the ceiling. The kitchen would benefit from a larger fridge, we did take advantage of those lovely French markets with their fresh meat, fish and vegetables. The outside was beautifully secluded and there was plenty of space but the garden needed some TLC, there were lots of weeds in the patio area and the hedges were overgrown, the lawn was cut during our 2 week stay. The pool though was lovely, especially as it was heated, it was our main criteria on choosing the property.
Thank you for your feedback on your stay and we have noted your comments. We are sorry that the garden was in need of some TLC and we are in the process of hiring a new gardener for next year as our current one has had some family problems in the UK this year and not been as attentive as usual! We will also pass on your comments re the cobwebs to our cleaners.
On a positive note we are glad you enjoyed our lovely heated pool and the secluded outside area.