Cottage for holiday rental in the Vendee - LV004106

Saint-Etienne-du-Bois (15km from Aizenay), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004106 Advertiser since: 21 April 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Mimi Self Catering Saturday 3 7 1

About this property

Relaxing Rural Cottage Adjacent to a 'Cave'. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Situated in rural Vendee only 40 mins from the beautiful coast and Nantes Airport.
The cottage comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor and one upstairs.  There is a through lounge, dining room and kitchen area and one bathroom with bath and overhead shower situated on the ground floor.  It is next to our house and we will be on-site for any queries or help required.
The cottage is in a small village next to vineyards and a 'Cave" where you can sample and purchase local wines and 'bubbles' at very competitive prices. We offer a welcoming, peaceful haven where you can relax and escape the pressures of modern life. Nearby in the village of St Etienne du Bois there is a boulangerie, pharmacy, cafe and small shop. A supermarket (open Sunday mornings) can be accessed at Lege about 8 minutes drive away.
This is a great area for cycling and running. 
The price is all inclusive, however, there is a 65 Euros deposit against any breakages, payable on arrival. This will be refunded on departure less any costs for damages. Secure your booking with a 30% deposit with balance due 45 days before your arrival date.



Kitchen and dining

Through lounge, kitchen/dining room fully equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee-machine, toaster, fridge-freezer, cooker and hob. Everything in place for those who love cooking and many glasses for those who love to sample the local wines and 'bubbles'

Living rooms

The living room is open plan and has a 3 seater settee and 2 armchairs. There is a television, internet access and a log burning stove for the cooler seasons.


There are 3 bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed, one with a double bed and upstairs there is a double and a single bed. Each bedroom is equipped with a wardrobe and chest of drawers. All bedlinen is provided. A baby travelcot can be supplied if required.


There is a bath with an overhead shower attachment, handbasin vanity unit and toilet. Towels and a hairdryer are provided.


The lounge has a logburner and there are electric heaters for the cooler season.

Garden and outside

The cottage has its own patio area equipped with a bbq and guests are welcome to share the large garden area with children's playhouse and swings. There is also a shared herb garden and a larger area with flower beds and rose garden. Guests may benefit from the kitchen garden produce when in season.

Parking and garages

There is private off road parking.

Visitor suitability

The lounge, dining room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor and there are 2 small steps down to the bedroom/bathroom area. The external access is through french windows but the other doorways are not wide enough for wheelchair use. Please ask if you need further information.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Lege
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Coex and St Jean de Monts
Distance: 26 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Etienne du Bois
Distance: 3 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Etienne du Bois


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Grande Villeneuve Victor de Goulaine

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Maureen Webster

Hello I am a retired teacher of adults/community centre manager. I have a long affinity with France as I have French family; some of whom live nearby. I love France for its weather, food, architecture both old and modern, its vast areas of countryside with amazing wildlife and miles of unspoiled beaches. I feel extremely lucky to have found such a lovely place to live.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? I love the Vendee with its Marais, lovely coast and interesting history. It has an excellent climate and is a perfect base for exploring other regions of France.
Unique benefits of property The gite is adjacent to our house so we are available for guests. It is rurally situated with a nearby cave (for the purchase of wines,) but within a short distance of the beautiful coastline of Vendee and Loire Atlantique. It is an excellent quiet place to rest, relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life and a good base to enable guests to explore the local area. The garden has a play area for children, a seasonal pool with patio separate to the gite's private patio area.

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Local Attractions

We have many attractions within short driving distances catering for all tastes - historical, adventurous and picturesque! Come and explore Puy de Fou, Planete Sauvage, Coex's sensory garden, Apremont with its freshwater lake and chateau, Nantes chateau, Clisson and La Chabotterie - a significant manor house in Vendee's history. We must not forget the miles and miles of coastal places to explore from Pornic to Noirmoutier right down to Les Sables D'Olonne host to the internationally famous Vendee Globe yacht race. Our favourites are St Jean de Monts with its golf course adjacent to the beach and St Gilles Croix de Vie, which has a pretty marina, lovely beach and nice restaurants.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Sue UK 2 August, 2015

Absolutely 110% brilliant

Owner response

Thank you so much but I have to say you were equally as brilliant. It is so nice to have guests, who become friends/extended family. It was just lovely having you stay. I am sad that the weather was not as kind as it could have been. Chez Mimi was left so immaculate I thought you had taken a photo to ensure that everything was in the exact spot!!! I do hope you get to visit in the future and I am looking forward to keeping in touch.