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 lane (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, selection of Dvds, 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 June 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 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, Carp Mullet
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vendee, Canals and Rivers of the Marais Poitvin
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vendee Velo, Mervant Forest

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mercier
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dawn Rouse

Being early retirees we moved to France in 2011 and have been running our gite business since 2012. The mirco-climate has allowed us to enjoy time outside, be it walking, cycling, gardening or just simply enjoying the wildlife around us.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? It is the perfect base to enjoy all that the Region has to offer. Being central to visit La Rochelle 30mins, Puy de Fou 1hr, Futuroscope 1hr 15mins, Indian Forest/O'Gliss Water Park 50mins, Beaches 40mins, Vouvant 25mins, Coulon 35mins. so many places to visit yet in all different directions.
Or simply enjoy the surroundings fields and rivers/streams whether you are walking, cycling or just enjoying driving around.
Unique benefits of property The Heated Pool, what better way to spend the day than relaxing on the sunbeds and finally getting to read that book, that you never really have time for.
Large south facing gardn ideal for playing games and the children enjoying the swings.
Off street parking to the front of the cottage.

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 about 40 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.

Renaissance Town of Fontenay le Comte

Just 10 minutes in the car Fontenay le Comte holds the Prestigious award "Town of Art & History. There are many excellent Restaurents, Shops, Beautiful Church, Market every Saturday and Wednesday Morning, Ambulance of Super Markets, Equestian Centre, Parabout (Treetop Pathways), Chateau de Terre Neuve.

17 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Martin Hey 9 September, 2019

We have been visiting France for many years and have stayed in numerous gites in various areas. However we always come back to here at least once a year - we absolutely love the peace and tranquility of the area. Dawn and Chris are on hand for help and advice if required and are really lovely hosts. The garden and pool are great, especially after cycling the very quiet lanes around the whole area. The gite is always spotlessly clean and lacks for nothing if you want to cook etc. We have already booked 2 weeks next year - what more can I say!!

Owner response

Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at La Maison du Puits and we are very much looking to welcoming you back next year.

10 / 10 GINN FAMILY 2 September, 2019

This was our second visit to the property and as anticipated everything was absolutely perfect. A beautiful, peaceful setting close to amenities and interesting places to visit. The gite was spotless and comfortable and we made good use of the large pool, ping pong and bikes. We hope to return again.

10 / 10 Debbie and Peter 8 July, 2019

The gite that has everything.
Our second stay at La Maison du Puits and once again the stay exceeded our expectations. The Gite was perfect, the weather was perfect, the pool was great and Dawn and Chris are the perfect hosts. What more can one ask for a memorable holiday?.

Owner response

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your holiday staying at La Maison du Puits and very much look forward to you holidaying here again.

10 / 10 MrsLB 20 June, 2019

Had a superb half term break at La Maison du Puits. The gite is very comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday and a 30 minute drive away from some lovely beaches. Had a fantastic day out at Futuroscope. Fontenay le Comte is a short drive away with a good selection of restaurents and shops.

The owners provided excellent customer service, the pool was very clean and well maintained, the garden is perfect to sit and relax and there is also a seated private courtyard area.

The owners have two very sweet friendly dogs which made the holiday for my son

Owner response

Thank you for your review, pleased you all enjoyed your holiday at La Maison du Puits.