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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.
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.
Open plan living area with 2 comfortable sofas, coffee-table, open fireplace, beamed ceilings, stone walls.
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
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.
La Maison du Puits has its own private parking to the front of the cottage.
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.
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.
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.
We had a Fantastic holiday in a beautiful part of France, we couldn’t have chosen a better gite to stay in. There was lots to do for all the family of all ages, both where we were staying and out and about. The accommodation itself was very well thought out, with everything you could possibly need, so it really was a home from home stay. Dawn and Chris are incredibly friendly and helpful, recommending lots of places to visit, we even joined in with the local community celebrations. The pool was very well maintained and well supplied with things for the kids. All in all it was a great holiday and we shall certainly be visiting again. 10 out of 10 from us!
Most gite descriptions are accurate,so what makes this one stand out. well, the fact that it is almost fully booked for 2019 must say a lot more about Le Maison Du Puits than any Review.
The gite is set on the edge of the Marais Poitevin in the Vendee region surrounded by beautiful villages and within easy reach of a number of major supermarkets. There is a huge garden with every kind of fruit tree and the large heated pool is the icing on the cake. The gite itself is well maintained
and well equipped for a very relaxing holiday. if you enjoy a BBQ there is the choice of two, a large gas one and a smaller charcoal one.Dawn and Chris are the perfect Hosts. Always on hand if needed and a fountain of knowledge concerning where to eat and what to see. Chris is well up on the History of the area too. We are returning in 2019.
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!!
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.
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.
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.