Holiday cottage with private pool in Vendée - LV004363

2km from Foussais, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004363 Advertiser since: 23 October 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Olive Self Catering Sunday 2 4 1

About this property

Renovated Cottage With Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This newly renovated cottage is an ideal base from which you can explore the Vendée region of France, from the beautiful villages of the countryside to the beach resorts of the Atlantic coast.
The Vendée region of France benefits from its own microclimate enjoying around 2,600 hours of sunshine per year, almost as many hours as the South of France.
The cottage itself is a restored traditional village house.
The house benefits from a large, beamed lounge/dining room and a well-equipped modern kitchen. 
There are 2 good sized bedrooms with quality oak furniture and a separate utility room 
The decoration and equipment of the cottage is to a very high standard and offers maximum comfort and convenience for families and is also ideal for couples.
There is a generous sized private garden and of course there is the solar heated swimming pool. The pool has a small decked area and there are sun beds & deck chairs for soaking up the sun in the all-day sun trap.
There is an outdoor dining table & bbq for alfresco dining.
Nearby is the beautiful Mervent-Vouvant Forest with its 200km well signed walks, cycling and bridle ways and its large lake offers many water-sports and activities.
The beautiful beaches of the Vendée are only just over an hour away
Local amenities are only a couple of minutes drive away, with the nearest town of Fontenay-le-Compte, offering 2 large supermarkets, is only 20 minutes away.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen.
Equipped with: Fridge freezer, microwave, gas hob, electric oven,
dishwasher, kettle, toaster.

Dining table and chairs in living room.

Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, iron, ironing board.

Living rooms

Large sitting room.

Oak dining table with four leather chairs,

Two Leather sofas with cushions, oak coffee table, 42inch flat screen tv, dvd player, English Free-Sat satellite, mobile 4G wi-fi dongle, 2 lamps, wine rack, cabinet with Bluetooth MP3 speaker.

There is also a collection of dvds, books, games and inflatables.

Folders with instructions, travel brochures & maps.


Double bedroom:
Oak wardrobe, oak drawers, mirror, oak bedside tables, radio alarm and bedside lamps.

Twin bedroom:
Oak wardrobe, oak bedside table, radio alarm and bedside lamp.


Ground Floor: -
Cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.
Shower Room: Shower, wash basin & heated towel rail

First Floor: -
Cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin


Electric heaters.


Dvds, games and books available.

Garden and outside

Private Swimming Pool:
7.30 x 3.75 metre oval swimming pool.
One level - 1.2m (no shallow end). Summer cover.
We have solar heating to heat the pool and an automatic filtration system.
Outside solar powered shower.

Patio & Decked area: hardwood outside dining table and chairs, parasol,

Sunloungers, parasol & deck chairs, bbq.

Garden: Lawned private garden.

Parking and garages

Allocated parking spaces outside the property.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for:

Not suitable for the disabled.

Information about any additional facilities

Things to do in the area:

There seems to be an almost boundless choice of sporting and leisure activities to take part in in the surrounding area. You can explore the region on foot, by bike and on horseback along the hundreds of kilometres of clearly marked paths and bridle ways. Fishing, swimming, sailing and other water sports are offered on the rivers and lakes and at the coast. For those with a little more adrenalin there are opportunities for paintball, go-karting and bungee jumping.

Sports include walking, tennis, cycling, swimming, kayaking, sailing, fishing, wind surfing, sand yachting, horse riding, kite surfing, karting and many golf courses.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Bream, Trench, Zander, Catfish,
Name of nearest fishing location: Mervent
Distance: 9 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Niort
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Garreliere, Vouvant
Distance: 14 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 9 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 0


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pissotte
Distance: 13 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Killip

We have been visiting France for many years and just love the French way of life, so after the sale of our business in the UK we now spend our summers in the Vendée

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The Cottage is situated in a lovely Hamlet in the Vendée countryside with great access to the many attractions on offer in the regions of the Vendée, Deux-Sèvres and Poitou-Charentes.
Unique benefits of property Recently renovated with a private heated pool and kitted out with everything you should need for a relaxing holiday

The Owner Recommends

Beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic

The resorts of L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, La Tranche sur Mer, Jard-sur-Mer & Les Sables-d'Olonne are all worth a visit.

Chateau de Terre in Fontenay Le Compte

The Chateau de Terre Neuve is an impressive castle dating from the 16th century that deserves a visit - lovingly furnished, and known for its fireplaces and ceilings.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is one of the most beautiful places in France. There is an old port which still has the towers which used to protect it. The centre is particularly beautiful, with pale stone used for the majority of the buildings and many of the walkways. There are 2 basins in the old port which now have a large number of pleasure boats moored there. The fireworks for the 14th of July Bastille day celebrations are very impressive. There are many restaurants, many of them overlooking the harbour and the centre offers a very chic shopping experience.

Marais Poitevin - stretches across the south of the Vendée

The Marais Poitevin is a strange, lazy landscape of fens and meadows, shielded by poplar trees and crisscrossed by an elaborate system of canals, dykes and slow-flowing rivers. Recently declared a regional park, it is known as "La Venise Verte" – the Green Venice – and indeed, farmers in this area frequently travel through the marshes in flat-bottomed punts as their fields lack dry-land access.

Nets in the trees park in Fontenay-le-Compte (20 minutes away)

Pierre Brune (14 mins away)

An adventure park in the heart of the forest.

Puy Du Fou

An hour’s drive to the North and you encounter the unique medieval theme park of Puy-Du-Fou. By day, 2000 years of French history are brought to life in le Grand Parc. You can see gladiators fighting in the coliseum, vikings attacking a peaceful village, an extraordinary falconry spectacle, a ferocious battle between the French and the English and recreated villages and towns from former times. By night, watch la Cinéscénie, an extravagant sound and light (son et lumière) spectacle on the biggest open-air stage in the world. This outstanding theme park has performances throughout the day of falconry, jousting, magic and music, and boasts atmospheric reconstructions of a Norman fort, a medieval town and an 18th-century Village. On some evenings you can enjoy a splendid Son and Luimère show, regarded as the best sound-and-light show in Europe in which literally 1,000 local actors take part dramatising the history of the Vendée province. Our recommendation is to book well in advance for the Son et Lumière show either on the web or at local tourist office.

See website:


Vouvant is classified as one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France', on a small hill in a pretty setting overlooking a river. In part still surrounded by ramparts, Vouvant is entered by original gates in the walls. Within the Village, narrow streets, lined with well-preserved medieval houses, lead to the central square and the Notre-Dame Church.

Zoo (12 mins away)

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.8
9.7 / 10 Beatties 28 September, 2018

Chez Olive is a pretty and very well appointed little house. There is a small swimming pool and a good sized garden with a barbecue and parasol for the garden table. Inside was spotlessly clean and the cooker, shower, fridge and so on worked perfectly. The house faces a small country lane which was nevertheless quite busy when we stayed (maize harvest). Foussais Payre, the little town nearby, is charming and exists in a time warp in which the auberge serves three-course meals for e12.50 and the bakery opens almost every day. There are wonderful walks in the nearby forest where we found signal crayfish making menacing gestures as we passed. Debbie and Dave could not have been more helpful and friendly. and were quick to deal with any (small) problems.

10 / 10 Cambridgemum 7 September, 2018

What a lovely find it was to have absolutely everything needed ready for us after a very long overnight journey from an evening performance in Leeds Cathedral. The teabags and milk all in readiness to be used were a hidden gem along with rest of the quickly devoured food welcome pack. Of course, kids loved the thrice daily usage of the very clean pool as well as the super fast internet. Super clean gite was much appreciated too. Thank you D+D for being so welcoming - we'll be back!

10 / 10 Rachel n Gazza 6 August, 2018

Chez Olive was very clean , comfortable,great setting and owners Debbie and Dave were really helpful and gave great advice on the surrounding area.
They made us feel really welcome and have an amazing gite with pool.
Our dog Ozzy was made very welcome.
The welcome package pizza wine/beers was a big surprise.
Would fully recommend Chez Olive.
Thanks Gary Rachel and Ozzy

10 / 10 Drummer46 26 September, 2017

Great gite nice host,the gite is as described ,unfortunately the weather was not good,but still enjoyed the peace