Holiday let for 2 in rural Vendée

Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003913 Advertiser since: 28 January 2014
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Les Hirondelles Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 Single bed/s available for third person/child

About this property

Les Hirondelles - One Bedroomed Spacious Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Hirondelles is our one-bedroomed spacious gite, where you are effectively renting half of Les Petits Ajoncs farmhouse. It is decorated in a traditional french style, and perfect for couples or small families. 
 
Les Hirondelles comprises a generous lounge/dining room with table seating of 4 plus, comfortable chairs, Satellite tv (English), video player, extensive videos, wi-fi internet access, books, magazines, games etc. Double shuttered window overlooking garden.
 
Large traditional kitchen with double butler sink, pine dresser, gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, crockery, cutlery and generous kitchenware. Tea towels, cloths, bin liners and cleaning products provided. Iron and ironing board.
Spacious ground floor bedroom overlooking pool, with oak floor, comfortable Louis XV style double bed, large wardrobe and matching furnishings. Single bed/s available for third person/child. Cot/high chair available for infants.  
 
Large en suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Points for hairdryer and shaver point and light. Hairdryer.
Quality bed linen and complimentary soap are provided.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large traditional kitchen with double butler sink, pine dresser, gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, crockery, cutlery and generous kitchenware.

Living rooms

Les Hirondelles comprises a generous lounge/dining room with table seating 4 plus, comfortable chairs, Satellite tv (English), video player, extensive videos, wi-fi internet access, books, magazines, games etc. Double shuttered window overlooking garden. Cot/high chair available for infants.

Bedrooms

Spacious ground floor bedroom overlooking pool, with oak floor, comfortable Louis XV style double bed, large wardrobe and matching furnishings.

Bathrooms

Large en suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Points for hairdryer and shaver point and light. Hairdryer.

Garden and outside

Les Hirondelles has their own private separate entrance and ample off road private parking. The below ground heated swimming pool (9 m x 4 m) has surrounding patio and sun loungers. For Les Hirondelles there is grassed dining area near the pool with large table, parasol, seating for four and gas bbq. The communal summerhouse is covered with a table and casual seating overlooking the pool.

Both dining areas are surrounded by landscaped gardens filled with fruit trees, tropical shrubs and meadow overlooking open countryside, fields of wheat and sunflowers and a large communal fishing lake.

Parking and garages

Parking facilities are available within our grounds.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples or a small family. Les Hirondelles – 1 Bed Gite is situated at ground level. Access is from the front of the farmhouse. There are 3 broad steps between the bedroom and bathroom, kitchen and lounge. Access from the exterior to the bedroom and bathroom is flat.

Information about any additional facilities

Private heated pool for guests and owners only. Separate ground floor access to the property. All accommodation is no smoking. No pets permitted. Comprehensive information packs. No towels provided. Bike hire (adults & childrens) available including helmets etc. Heating available at additional cost. Minibus tours available to major points of interest including beaches, markets, vineyards, Marais Poitevin, La Rochelle etc. Airport transfers on request.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 14 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout, carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Our village
Distance: 0.5 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 50 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 14 km

Mountain biking

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Our village

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 14 km

The Owner Recommends

Things to do?

Futuroscope and Puy de Fou are just two of the "must do" attractions for all visiting the Vendee. Both parks need a day's visit minimum to even scratch the surface of the numerous attractions for adults and children alike. Les Hirondelles have extensive information folders, packed with ideas to spoil you for choice. The Vendee is geared towards holidays packed with outside fun, historical sites of interest, beach fun, watersports, rambling, cycling, museums etc. Venture further afield and you'll discover famous cities like Cognac, Saintes, our Vendee capital La Roche sur Yon, Niort and Nantes. During the summer there are numerous music events, fetes, fairs, and markets. Fontenay-le-Comte is our local town, where you'll find the nearest large hypermarkets on the outskirts of the town, and a traditional "high street" with cafes, bars and restaurants to munch on a croque monsieur and watch the world go by. Saturday mornings sees the centre of the town come alive with an open food and clothes market and a covered seafood and delicatessan market. "Fontenay” comes from the Quatre-Tias Fountain which translated means Fountain of the four pipes. The Fountain is still there for all to see today. The King's coat of arms complete with salamander emblem is engraved on the pediment and the Fountain is also inscribed with the names of various magistrates who have sat on the bench in Fontenay. During the Middle Ages, “Fontenay” which at that time was the capital of lower Poitou was a fortified town which was very frequently under attack. In the year 1372, local heroine, Jeanne de Clisson defended the town when it came under attack by Bertrand du Guesclin who was one of the generals who had played a large part in getting the English out of France. At the end of the 16th century, Fontenay was a town much disputed by both the Protestants and Catholics and two centuries later the Republicans fought the Royalists twice beneath the city.