Country farmhouse for rent in the Vendee

9.6/10
Menomblet (10km from Pouzauges), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004034 Advertiser since: 3 March 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Chene Vert Self Catering Friday 4 10 2

About this property

Large, light and airy detached country farmhouse . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

NEW FOR 2018 -
New country kitchen and range cooker
Additional family bedroom sleeping 4
New photos will be uploaded once the renovations are completed.


Le Chene Vert is a well appointed and very comfortable 4-bedroomed, 100 year old farmhouse in the traditional longere style of the region.
 
Its secluded location, at the heart of the Haute Bocage, in the Vendee region of the Loire Atlantique, offers you the kind of French holiday of your dreams – peaceful, restful, nestled in truly beautiful countryside, with nature right on your doorstep.
 
On the other hand, it's only an hour away from some of the best beaches in Western France, like the bustling Sables d'Olonne, the cosmopolitan La Rochelle, and close to some of France's most popular attractions including the Puy du Fou and Futurescope. If you have young children you'll get the best of both worlds.
 
On top of all that, our location means it's the perfect base for touring the host of nearby chateaux, vineyards and all the other lovely things that France does so well.
 
The farmhouse has plenty of space to accommodate up to three families with children. Extra large bedrooms, comfortable beds, fabulous pool and decking area with sunloungers and large trampoline plus safety net.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large, well equipped country farmhouse kitchen with solid wood units, walnut worktops, a separate kitchen island with breakfast bar and a range cooker with induction hob.

A large separate dining room seats 10. Both have wide French windows and doors out on to the garden.

Living rooms

Television room with English satellite tv and video player.
Comfy sofas, chairs and beanbag.
Large fireplace with logburning stove.
Separate downstairs bedroom has a sofa which can double as a sofa bed or somewhere the kids can escape to, with their own Television and XBox.

Bedrooms

All of the rooms are spacious with lots of storage. Upstairs there are 2 king size bedrooms, plus another double room with 2 single beds for children or that can be zipped together to make an extra large king size, thus giving you lots of sleeping options for different size parties. A wooden cot can also be provided on payment of a small supplement.

NEW FOR 2018 - Downstairs there is a large, light new bedroom with daybeds and a comfortable sofa bed. Ideal for kids, teenagers or for an additional family.

The bed linen is cool, comfortable cotton and the king size beds have a luxury memory foam mattress topper for your best holiday night's sleep ever.

Bathrooms

Upstairs shower room and downstairs family bathroom.

Heating

Central heating (not available during summer).
Logburning stove and complimentary logs provided during winter stays only.

Entertainment

Children will particularly love the host of dvds and videos available plus boxes filled with toys, books and games.

Garden and outside

Set in its own walled garden filled with pear, cherry, apricot and swaying silver birch trees, offering quiet, shady corners for an afternoon siesta or to curl up with a good book. There is a paddling pool, bikes to suit all ages and a barbecue. A large wooden swimming pool with sun worshipper's decking area and huge trampoline with safety net.

Parking and garages

Amble parking for several cars, off-road and private.

Visitor suitability

Downstairs there is a bathroom and a bedroom and the house is mostly on one level, except for small steps from the entrance way to the kitchen and from the kitchen to the dining room. Outside the garden is mostly on one level. There are steps up to the swimming pool's terrace.

Information about any additional facilities

Welcome pack on arrival.
Friday changeover days during summer holidays - meaning you miss all the Saturday traffic. Changeover days on all other dates are flexible.
Help with travel arrangements, including Brittany Ferries Discount.
Full holiday pack sent on confirmation with sightseeing information.

Facilities

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Menomblet
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pouzauges
Distance: 8 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Valley

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Several on the doorstep

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Pissote
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Kim Peatfield

Hello.... we love our Vendee holiday home and hope you have as good a time there as we always do.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? It's so easy to get to, yet superbly placed for everything that France does so well - wine, cities, beautiful lakes and forests, chateau and beaches.
Unique benefits of property All of the rooms are spacious and bright and airy and the house is set in its own, private, walled garden. The pool is amazing with a sun drenched decking area and the kids will love the trampoline.

The Owner Recommends

Le Puy du Fou

Rated one of the best theme parks in the world and only 20 minutes away. Also has a night time cinescinie. Visit the website and prepare to be amazed at what is there :)

Beaches of the Vendee

So many to choose from all about 60kms away - our favorite is Query Pigeon near Sables D'Olonne as it is best for kids with rock pools, forests, mini train and play area.

Forest of Mervent and Vouvant

Endless cycle tracks, along with a zoo, watersports area on the lake and an old fashioned kids theme park called Pierre Brun.

Islands off the Coast

Take a boat trip to any of the wonderful, beautiful and tiny islands - take your pick from Ile d'Aix or Ile d'Yeu or drive across endless bridges to Ile de Re or Ile d'Oleron. Ile de Noirmoutier can be reached by driving across a causeway - but only when the tide is out - stop off to fish in the rock pools.

Chateaux of the Loire

Drive just an hour north and visit the beautiful cities of Angers and Saumur and their amazing chateaux. Drive back via the troglodyte caves near Saumur.

Lac de Chassenon

If time is short but the kids still want a swim head to this huge inland lake, complete with beach, pedaloes and a water slide. A great day out.

2 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.2 / 10 SarahSayer 25 July, 2017

Absolutely wonderful location - you will need a car!
Authentic French farm house with everything you need for a fab holiday.
Great comms with the owner
We had an amazing holiday

Owner response

It was a pleasure having you as guests. Am delighted you had a great holiday and thank you for your comments.

10 / 10 JimP 5 May, 2016

What an amazing weekend! The sun shone and the place is beautiful. It wasn't hot enough to enjoy the swimming pool but we had some long evenings outdoors in the garden.
The bedrooms are really big, even the twin room which is called the children's room but was still roomy. Really loved the house and the beds are extremely comfortable. No wifi but not a problem as the kids still had their ipads and mobile reception good, but in fact they were outdoors much more than at home - probably to do with all the gorgeous donkeys next to the house, which loved our apples and carrots.
Definitely recommend it.