3 Bed Cottage, Heated Pool, near La Rochelle - LV004067

Le Poire-sur-Velluire (11km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004067 Advertiser since: 25 March 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison du Puits Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Charming Character Cottage Set In Peaceful Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison du Puits is a cottage built in the 1830s and still maintains original features including exposed wood beams and an open fireplace.
The cottage is ideally located for the perfect holiday, just 10 minutes to the histortic town of Fontenay le Comte where you will find a variety of restaurants, weekly market, shops and supermarkets.
It is on the southern edge of South Vendée, a mere 35 minutes to the beautiful port of La Rochelle.
The famous Vendée sandy beaches of the West Coast are about 30 minutes away.
Alternatively why not just put your feet up and relax by the pool with a refreshing drink, cook some succulent food on the bbq and dine alfresco in the garden.
If you feel like some exercise, borrow some of our bikes and enjoy cycling along the river banks and farm tracks.
If that is too energetic you can take a gentle stroll down to the bird hide (500m) to see the stunning views over the Marais Poitevin and the wildlife.

A small dog is welcome at our discretion.



Kitchen and dining

The cottage has a fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven with cool touch door. Microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker. Lots of crockery and utensils. Iron and ironing board. Dining area with table and chairs for 6.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with 2 comfortable sofas, coffee-table, open fireplace, beamed ceilings, stone walls.


Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with double bed - cot available on request, hair dryer

Bedroom 2 with twin beds

Mezzanine Floor - with twin beds, sloping ceiling, more suitable for children


Shower, wc, sink, heated towel rail and washing machine.


All rooms have electric heaters just in case you feel a little chilly, with the exception of the room on the mezzanine floor.


Free wi-fi is available.
Tv with English Freesat Channels and French.
Dvd player, cd system
Lots and lots of games
Outside entertainment - Table tennis, boules and children's swings

Garden and outside

At the rear of the cottage you will find an enclosed courtyard garden with the original well (covered) table, chairs, parasol and bbq.
In the spacious half acre garden you can enjoy the (10m x 5m) heated swimming pool with its sunterrace, loungers, tables and parasols, for security the pool is fenced and is heated May to September, weather dependent.
The pool may be used by the owners who live in the property next door, when not in use by our guests. The pool terrace is solely for guests.
There is an open barn just for our guests, where you'll he able to dine alfresco at the table and chairs provided and another table, parasol and chairs in the south-facing garden behind the open barn.

Parking and garages

La Maison du Puits has its own private parking to the front of the cottage.

Visitor suitability

The accommodation is on ground level with the exception of the mezzanine floor.
We would not consider our property suitable for wheelchair users.
Suitable for small dogs.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a tennis court in the village (no need to book) and for those who enjoy fishing, miles and miles of streams, canals and rivers.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vendee
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vendee Velo

The Owner Recommends

Action and Adventure

Puy du Fou - 1 hour away. Futuroscope - 1 hour away. Indian Forest - 40 minutes. Parc Brune, Mervent - 30 mins. Zoo - Mervent - 30 mins. Watersports Centre - Mervent - 30 mins. Le Chateau des Aventuriers.


Heading West our nearest fabulous beaches are at L'Aiguillon sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer, travelling time 30 minutes, with the seaside resort of La Tranche sur Mer, a further 10 minutes beyond. Going South past La Rochelle you will find Il de Re and Chatelaillon Plage.

11 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Martin Hey 19 September, 2018

This is a superbly well equipped and clean Gite with access to a large pool and garden area. It is set in a very quiet hamlet surrounded by quiet lanes which we loved for cycling. The Lovely owners are on hand if you need any help or advice. It is in an ideal location if you wish to drive to the nearby coastal resorts and beaches. We booked again for next year - as far as my wife is concerned this is her second home!!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are really pleased you enjoy holidaying here. Chris and I are looking forward to welcoming you back next year.

10 / 10 Adults, Boys, and pets. 9 September, 2018

Chris, Dawn and family were warm and friendly on our arrival. We were a little lost and very tired after a long drive, they’re helpful guidance by phone to reach them was a relief. The gite contains everything you would want or need for your stay, scruplesly clean and well equipped. The garden and pool are private and peaceful. It is a rural setting, transport is essential and forward planning of the area would be recommended to make the most of your trip. It is a distance to supermarkets and restaurants are thin on the ground as are bars and cafes but for a week of planned relaxation it is perfect. So load up at the market and settle in. Chris and Dawn are on hand to help and advise, making La Maison du Puits an ideal retreat to rest and recharge.

Owner response

Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us. Our local town of Fontenay-le-Comte is just 10 minutes away full of restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets and in the adjacent village of Velluire, we have restaurant/bar, local shop and Post Office.

10 / 10 MJL 29 July, 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous week's stay here: two adults, a 5 and 3 year old. The gite is easily accessible from the Autoroute, and is close to beautiful villages. In about 10 mins' drive you reach Fontenay Le Comte which has plenty of shops and two supermarkets (the immediate area comprises a number of sleepy villages without much in the way of restaurants/shops which suited us with a car and small children who needed to be in bed!).

The gite provides off-street parking, 3 bedrooms and a spacious living area. The kitchen has everything you might require supplied, plenty of tea towels and towels for our use, and decent appliances. The wifi was generally reliable. The swimming pool was well-maintained and a lovely size for actual swimming as well as children's pootling.

Chris and Dawn are also so generous to give over so much of the outdoor space to holiday makers so you have lots of options for enjoying the gite. There's also a small courtyard with picnic bench immediately outside the gite which was super helpful. It's lovely and quiet in the village, and the beds are very comfortable.

There's so much to see locally: ruined abbeys, flour mills, and the beautiful Marais Poitevin to explore by boat and easy reach to the coast. We didn't get quite as much done in a week as I'd planned but still had a great time.

Chris and Dawn were really responsive and helpful throughout the booking process, and run the holiday let very efficiently.

10 / 10 Anngibbs23 11 January, 2018

We had a fantastic couple of weeks at la maison du puits. The hosts, dawn and Chris are welcoming and friendly, and will bend over backwards to help with any requests that you may have. The gite is incredibly well stocked, they have thought of everything and it really is home from home and immaculately clean.
The weather was fantastic so we were able to make full advantage of the pool, which had been recently refined and had a real luxurious feel to it.
There’s lots to do in the local area, and dawn and Chris are a minefield of information of where are the best places to visit. We tried out the local auberge restaurant and this comes highly recommended.
We’re a large family with preteens and teenagers, and everyone had a fantastic time.
Fully recommended and we’ll definitely be back.