Holiday Gite 5 mins to Mervent Lake in Vendee - LV003854

Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq (11km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003854 Advertiser since: 18 March 2008
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Tranquil Self Catering Flexible 4 7 2

About this property

Minutes Away from a Lakeside Riverbeach Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Papillon Lodge sleeps 6/8 persons. All mod cons in the kitchen and bathroom, but in keeping with the French farmhouse look. Log fires, oak beams, centrally heated with air-conditioning. Big thick mattresses on beds and double glazed windows and doors.

Large garden for children which is completely private, not over looked and you can safely park 6 cars in total.

Papillon Lodge is situated in the Vendee countryside, only 1 hour away from La Rochelle airport and 45 mins away from 4 major beaches, La Rochelle, La Tranche, etc. but only 2 mins away from 2 very good lakeside beach areas with bars etc, linen and towels at 5 pounds per person per pack if needed.



Kitchen and dining

Big kitchen all fully-fitted with a micowave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, 4 ring gas hob, double oven, kettle, toaster and washing machine. crockery, glasses, cutlery, saucepans.

Living rooms

Large living room sits 6/8 persons with tv, dvd, music system, books, games, etc. Three piece leather look suite and chairs.

Large dining room sits 6 to 8 over looking the back garden.


Four bedrooms;1 double bed downstairs.

Upstairs is a double bedroom, a bedroom with 2 single beds and a smaller room with a single bed.


One bathroom upstairs with bath and hair shower.

One shower room downstairs.


Full central heating and wood is available during the winter months. If you wish to have wood outside of winter, you can purchased it for 50 euros per week.


There are books, games and dvds, and outdoor games as well.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a large garden and shade area, bbq, patio chairs and tables. There is a restored piggery too, great for sitting and watching the stars during the late evening. Outside lights nice place to chill out after a busy day.

Parking and garages

Enclosed safe parking for 6 cars, all private.

Visitor suitability

As long as we are informed that visitors are expected on the property that is not a problem, but they cannot stay the night. Booked clients only. for your insurance .

Information about any additional facilities

For an extra cost we can provide a welcome pack. plus if you don't wish to return the house as you found it we offer a cleaning service for 75 euros extra per week.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: fontenay le comte
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: ALL RIVER ONES
Name of nearest fishing location: MERVENT LAKE AND RIVERS/ plus 2 beach area mins away.
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: LA ROCHELLE/NOIRT
Distance: 45 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: big one at fontenay le comte
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: PISSOTTE



Name/number of nearest marked trail: MERVENT FOREST


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: PISSOTTE- VIX
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs CAS Sheppard

Having loved this pretty part of France, and the lake 2 mins away by car, brought and did up this lovely house here in the Vendee. Come and enjoy it all.

Year property purchased 1998
Why this location? It is right in the Vendee countryside, but near all shops, lakeside beach setting, plus only 40 mins from 4 major beaches.
Unique benefits of property It is very private, safe for children, a massive garden to play in, for all to enjoy the great outdoors. Plus parking for 4 cars.

And of course the restored piggery - great for drinks and bbq and has outside lights. We even see the stars every night so clear is the sky.

The Owner Recommends

Aquarium at La Rochelle

The lovely city of La Rochelle is a great place to go for a visit, with its beaches, shops, history and wonderful aquarium. Yacht racing is also held here.
Walking in the Mervent Forest, cycling. loads of water sports on Mervent lake 2 mins away from us. Another big beach and lake at Chasson. Lucon 45 mins away plus 4 more beaches with in 45 mins fishing, a great time for all out door pursuits.


Spend a great day out at the Futuroscope theme park about 1 hour plus away.

Le Marais Poitevin

An area of outstanding beauty, sit back in the boats and just chill and enjoy the ride. A tranquil day travelling up and down the canals.

Mervent Lake and all Outdoor Pursuits

We are in a lovely area of great beauty in the Vendee but only 2 mins by car to a massive lakeside beach setting for fishing, walking, horse riding, climbing, forest, biking, 3 bars in Mervent, and every 14th of July fireworks over looking the lake. La Rochelle is 45 mins by car, Vouvant with its 11th century church, Fontenay le Comte with its Saturday fish market 10 minutes, Mervent zoo 2 mins away by car, Pierre Brune childrens' play park in the forest of Mervent, and Maris Poitvin for a day out.

Mervent Zoo

Open all summer just down the road.

Pissotte Wines

Here in this area there is a place where you can taste the local wines and if you like them buy a case or 2 to take home.

Puy du Fou Theme Park

Set in the Vendee, a magical spectacle, a day out to remember, people come from all over the world to visit this park.

The Beaches

Here in the Vendee we have some of the best beaches, La Rochelle, La Tranche sur Mer, Les Sables d'Olonne for sand-kiting, diving and jet-skiing and much more.

The Medieval Town of Fontenay le Comte

We are 10 mins by car to the large town of Fontenay le Comte with its history, a local market every Saturday and loads of eating places and bars.

TOUR DE FRANCE HERE in Fontenay le Comte, 7th JULY 2018.

If you want to see this, only 10 mins away by car - start booking now for 2018.