Large Holiday country house in Vendée + pool - LV004364

La Chapelle-aux-Lys (4km from L'Absie), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004364 Advertiser since: 26 October 2015
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Salvaison Self Catering Saturday 3 10 3 Sofa bed

About this property

Peaceful Countryside House Private Pool,Large Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Originally a farmhouse and cottage - converted into one property this lovely house is over two hundred years old, with oak beams and tiled floors downstairs. Upstairs the bedrooms all have high ceilings with traditional oak beams.

Two of the bedrooms, the large family and the master bedroom have en suite facility. There is a separate full bathroom and a further toilet downstairs. It has a modern kitchen, central heating and a woodburner. The property has wi-fi.

The property is south facing ensuring sun early morning to late at night. The large garden has plenty of room for a full size football pitch as well as a private partially enclosed decked pool 10 x 5 m (not heated).

Local shops, bars and restaurants are nearby with La Rochelle just an hour away. Mervant - 20 minutes away has a large forest and reservoir and Puy Du Fou is approx 45 minutes north and provides a great day out for all the family. The beaches of the Vendee are safe and the island of Ile de Re is definitely worth a visit.

This year the Tour De France in the area starting on the 7th July at Noirmoutier-en- L'lle finishing at Fontenay le Comte which is 26 km or 30 minutes from the house. On the 8th July the race starts in Mouilleron- Saint- Germain (22km or 20 minutes from the house) finishing at Roche- sur- yon. The 9th July there is a team time trial at Cholet (65km or one hour from the house).



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen dining living area - fully equipped with all mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Large dining table with patio doors onto gravelled south facing patio and an area for al fresco dining.

Living rooms

Living room as part of the open plan kitchen.


3 large bedrooms.
Master with superking bed, cot and spare mattress for other children to sleep if required - en suite facilities.
Family bedroom with double bed and bunk beds and en suite.
Bedroom 3 has double bed.


Ground floor - large family bathroom with bath and over bath shower and toilet.
Also separate toilet located opposite.


Oil fired central heating and instant hot water. There is also a logburner available.


Flat screen tv and digi box for UK channels.
Free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Large enclosed south facing garden.
Large 10m X 5m private swimming pool with large decked area. This is enclosed for safety.
There are a number of sunbeds at the house for use at the pool.
Gravelled patio area for al fresco dining.

Parking and garages

Large gravelled parking area.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families sleeping up to ten.
It can be a peaceful quiet haven for those wishing to get away from it all.

Information about any additional facilities

Cognac is a two hour drive from the house and is a lovely day out and should include a visit to a distillery.
Nantes is a hour and a half drive and is a very old city that has a lot to see and do during the day and evening.
La Rochelle is a hour drive is a lovely old fishing port that has a good selection of restaurants and shops. There are also boat trips out to the smaller islands and to Fort Bouyard.


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay Le Comte
Distance: 20 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis
Distance: 10 km


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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Moncoutant
Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vendee Walks


The Owner Recommends

Ile de Re

A fabulous island off La Rochelle – costs about 15 GBP to go over in the car but well worth it – once on the island hire bikes for the day. Explore picturesque ports, light houses, forts, salt marshes, sandy beaches and seafood producers. A perfect day out.

Boat trips

Check out the boat trips to Fort Boyard and the local islands The “Venise Verte”, or "Green Venice" marshes. This area of the marshland known as the Marais Poitevin, features a magical maze of tree-lined, duckweed-covered canals.

La Rochelle

This historic port approx an hours drive south makes a wonderful day-trip. It’s full of cobbled streets, ancient buildings and interesting museums. Great places to eat along the water’s edge and not too expensive.


L'Absie is approximately 5 minutes from Salvaison (north) . The village itself is well served by bars, a restaurant, boulangerie, grocery store, newsagents and a charcuterie/deli and a supermarket. St Hilaire De Voust is 4km south and has an amazing restaurant Lion D’or is – excellent prices seriously worth a visit! Café Bonbon in La Chapelle Aux Lys , is more than just a café- great meeting place, Wifi bar and excellent food. Also arrange cycling trips and is only 3 Km from the house.

The Beaches

Best beach in our opinion is La Faute sur Mer with pine forest and miles of clean sand! There are also many lakes nearby with beaches and swimming. Approx 50 minutes drive but allow for heavy summer traffic especially early August.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.4
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.2
10 / 10 Dean Salmon 14 January, 2017

We had a fantastic week. The house was very clean and tidy stocked with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. We especially loved opening the shutters to the amazing views in the morning and lazing around the pool. Great local restaurants and lots to do in the local area including woodland walks, renting a little boat and lots of market trips. Nice little run out to some fabulous beaches and ile de rae. Fantastic holiday we will definitely be back again.

Owner response

Thank you for your comments. Glad you had a good time and do hope that you do return in the future. Thanks again. Roy

10 / 10 Sue Hudson 14 January, 2017

We had a lovely stay at Salvaison, it started well with a prompt response from the owners, and an efficient booking experience.
We were given loads of information about the local area by the owners, and enjoyed using the bikes and walking in the lovely countryside.
The swimming pool was fabulous and we spent a lot if time swimming and sunbathing round the pool, in an idyllic tranquil setting..
The house was spotlessly clean, and was really well equipped.
A perfect location for a truly relaxing holiday.

Owner response

Thank you for the nice review and we look forwards to seeing you again this year.

10 / 10 Julie E 12 January, 2017

I really couldn't find any fault - the house is beautiful and in such a lovely setting - it has all the home comforts you could ask for, big open spaces, spotless rooms decorated very traditionally and enormous garden and pool area. The sun was shining and the view outside of the bedroom window every morning was a real treat. Would highly recommend this accommodation.

Owner response

Glad you enjoyed the house as much as you did. Thank you for the good review.
Hope to see you again.

10 / 10 Macca56 12 January, 2017

We visited Salvaison in September, our main aim was for some peaceful relaxation and late summer sun.

The villa is situated in typical French countryside about 10 mins drive from the local town and about an hour from the airport at La Rochelle. However because it is so well appointed with lots of land and a swimming pool we found it difficult to drag ourselves away at all!

The Villa itself is beautiful, modern whilst retaining a lot of its original features. The bedrooms are large as is the living area and its very difficult to find anything that wasn't perfect.

We will certainly be returning in 2017.

Owner response

Thanks very much for your nice review of our hour and glad that you enjoyed it as much as we do. We look forwards to having you visit again.
Thank you