Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 1 7.8/10
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SUITABLE FOR COUPLES - Our first floor apartment was originally a Scierie (saw mill) which has been completely modernised whilst still maintaining some of its original features including stone walls, original "A" frame bean and oak lintels over the windows. The apartment has its own front door and staircase and is suitable for couples. The apartment comprises of an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge overlooking your own terrace area, 2 bedrooms and a shower room.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge-freezer and microwave. There is a modern style dining table for 4 people. Separate utility area with washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor. The lounge has 2, two-seater settees, wide-screen tv with English freeview and dvd player. There is a selection of dvds and books for you to enjoy during your stay. Free wi-fi is available throughout the apartment.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, 1 bedside table with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving.
The family shower room comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard, shelving and mirror, shower cubicle. Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided.
Please bring your own pool/beach towels
The apartment comes with its own terrace area and includes a charcoal barbeque, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool (shared) (4m x 7m) located within the Farmhouse just across from the apartment. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay.
We also have bikes available to explore the area*
We operate a non smoking policy within the apartment.
No pets are allowed.
Perfect stay !
We have had the most perfect stay at La Petite Tannerie, this is the best equipped Gite we’ve ever stayed in, sharp knives! Sounds trite, but the small things matter; also immaculately clean. Swimming pool and garden beautiful. This stay gave us exactly what we wanted, quiet, comfort and space to have a good rest at a slower pace. Many thanks to Emma and David, both for their good taste and creating a home from home. PS and they sorted the weather!
Jackie & Brendan
Date of stay: September 2018
Another brilliant holiday at La Petite Tannerie
Lovely apartment- spotlessly clean with everything you could need on holiday. Great patio area and beautiful pool in immaculate garden. Emma and David are perfect hosts - friendly, hospitable, generous but never intrusive.
Enjoyed seeing Tour de France go through the village and the fireworks. Great visits to the Ile de Re and La Rochelle .
Thank you again, Emma and David for a wonderful holiday . We do hope to be back.
Ian and Sheena
Date of stay: July 2018
What a welcome !!
The apartment is beautifully presented with everything needed for an enjoyable stay.
The owners Emma and David are fabulous, so welcoming and helpful. They definitely go 'above and beyond'. We will recommend them to anyone we know looking to stay in the area.
Date of stay: June 2018
Comprises of an open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge overlooking your own terrace area. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave. There is a modern style dining table for 4 people.
The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen tv with English freeview and dvd player. There is a selection of dvds and books for you to enjoy during your stay. Free wi-fi is available throughout the apartment.
Bedroom One: Double bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving
Bedroom Two: Double bed, 1 bedside table with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving
The family shower room comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard, shelving and mirror, shower cubicle.
Dvds and books available along with information on the local area.
The apartment comes with its own terrace area and includes a charcoal barbeque, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun.
You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool (4m x 7m) located within the Farmhouse just across from the apartment.
All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay.
Gated car park
Suitable for couples.
This was our second visit to La Petite Tannerie and we cannot praise it highly enough. The apartment is spotlessly clean, well furnished and everything you could need is supplied as well as many extras. Emma and David are the perfect hosts – welcoming, generous, helpful but never intrusive. Emma is a brilliant cook so it is well worth booking a meal in the Farmhouse. There is plenty to do in the area and if you are lucky enough to have good weather, as we did, the pool is a godsend. We cannot thank Emma and David enough for their hospitality and we certainly hope to return.
Date of Stay: Jun 17
A fabulous two weeks in a superb area with very comfortable accommodation. The property was as described and suited our needs adequately. The owners, Emma and David were perfect hosts, who provided us with more than we needed. Emma and David put on mean barbeque if asked!!!! I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative, and already have.
Date of Stay: Jun
My husband and myself moved over in 2011 and spent the first year renovating the property. We opened as a rental in 2012 having left the London life for a lot quieter one in France. We have 3 cats (all friendly) who stay outdoors most of the time.
15 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with the old town surrounding the catherdral, the Chateau de Terre Neuve, many shops, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.
Located over the toll bridge from La Rochelle is the stunning island of the Ile de Re, known for its “fleur de sel” (the finest salt), sandy beaches and with over 100 kilometres of cycle routes (you can hire bikes on the Island) it is a paradise for cyclists. On the island you will find many villages and small towns to visit, one of the most famous being St Martin-de-Re which is a lively bustling town set around a harbour filled with brightly coloured boats. There are many chic boutiques to visit, along with a market which is open every morning, or enjoy a drink or a meal at the numerous cafés and restaurants on the harbour front.
La Rochelle the third most visited town in France is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops. Here you can take the opportunity of finding that special bottle of wine or trying some of the 600 cheeses produced in France. You will also find one of the largest Aquariums in Europe with an amazing shark tank and marine life from all over the world. Anyone feeling a little adventurous can also take the local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle passing through some of the villages and small towns en route.
Our area of the Marais Poitevin is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The canals are surrounded by green vegetation which is where the name of Venise Vert originates. The river Sevre runs through our area and along the banks are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals or just take a gentle stroll along the many quiet footpaths. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots which are a paradise for fishermen and a local nature reserve which can be enjoyed by wildlife lovers.
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes. The forest has over 200 kilometres of well marked footpaths and offers some of the best walks to be found anywhere in the Vendée. Close by is Vouvant “one of the most beautiful villages in France” which is a haven for artists.
We have just had another wonderful holiday at La Petite Tannerie . As always , the apartment was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable . Love the new sofas!
Great new shading on the patio - good in the sun and also if ther's a shower. The garden and swimming pool are immaculate and we really appreciated the new handrail for the pool.
We enjoyed visiting La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Damvix and Vouvant.. Marans and Fontenay le Comte have good supermarkets.
Vix is well served by an amazing butcher and there is a baker, bar, pizza restaurant and small shop as well.
Emma and David are the perfect hosts. They are both very welcoming and extremely generous . We always enjoy their hospitality.
We certainly hope to be back next year!
Ian and Sheena
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