Renovated gite in the Vendee

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004472_A Advertiser since: 4 January 2016

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La Salle Des Fêtes at Le Village du Bois Self Catering Saturday 5 15 2 Sofabeds

About this property

Individual, Private, High Quality, Newly Renovated . This villa is in a coastal setting.

La Salle des Fetes
 
This five-bedroom gîte occupies half of a traditional 19th century grange farmhouse. It is exceptionally spacious and has been extensively modernised and renovated throughout. It has its own large, private west facing terrace which offers views of the Vendéen countryside and in the evenings, spectacular sunsets; a perfect place to sit and relax with a glass of wine, read a book or sit and enjoy eating in the ‘plein air’!

La Salle des Fétes shares the large (10m x 5m) swimming-pool (which is security fenced) and associated play and park areas but has its own private access to the pool directly from the terrace.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Next to the living/dining area is the large brand new fully fitted kitchen. This has all the space and equipment for modern day living; including a large double sink and drainer, four burner hob, fan oven, microwave, large fridge, dishwasher, extensive work surfaces, ample storage and all the pots, pans and utensils needed for your self-catering holiday plus a large dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

Indoors it has a huge open plan dining/living area with exposed Charentaise stone walls, French oak beams and tiled floors throughout. This has a large dining table, two large, comfortable sofas. Adjacent to this is a second, equally large but more relaxed space with comfortable settees and a large screen TV with DVD player. (This is not hooked up to UK/French TV by may offer wifi based options). It has a supply of books and games for when you just need to unwind; there is ample comfortable seating for all.

Bedrooms

From the two lounge areas you have access to ground and first floor bedrooms – all of which feature exposed beams, pillars and stonework, storage and hanger space, bedside cabinets, reading lamps and a fan. The slightly more privately located triple bedroom 1 (ground floor) is generously sized with space for three single beds. Bedroom 2 (ground floor) is an attractive twin room designed around a central pillar. All three upstairs (double/twin) bedrooms have their own separate individually designed open tread pine staircase and access. Bedroom 3 faces west overlooking the terrace and offers lovely views of the local countryside. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are individually shaped with their own features and vellux windows.

The bedrooms sleep 11 and the two large sofa beds in the main living area mean that up to 15 people can be accommodated at any one time.

Bathrooms

To the rear of the kitchen is the generous, completely modernised, bathroom with double hand-basins, standard and a super-sized wet-rooms both with jet and rain water effect showers plus two private toilets.

Heating

Extra warmth for the cooler months is provided by electric wall heaters throughout the main ground floor living areas. In line with our eco-friendly approach, hot water is supplied by solar powered and electric boilers and is, thus, plentiful at all times.

Entertainment

The area is fantastic for things to to. In addition to the blue flag beach which is ideal for swimming, surfing and kite-surfing, there is an excellent golf course, Port Bourgenay, the Seven Ocean Aquarium, the great new water and adventure parks at Moutiers le Maxffaits, a racecourse, and the chateaux at Talmont St Hilaire. Just down the road is Les Sables d'Olonne and Puy de Fou is just an hour away.

Garden and outside

La Salle des Fetes has a very large, private, west facing terrace with outdoor tables, chairs and sunshades. Its own private entrance to the pool area is from the north of the terrace.

There is ample park and play space on our 8 acre site. It should be noted that, within the grounds there are two small 'lacs' one of which is stocked with fish.

Parking and garages

The gite and associated pool, park and rectreational areas are all traffic free but there is ample secure, onsite guest parking

Visitor suitability

This gite and Le Village du Bois per se is suitable for combinations of families and for people of all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

The 10m x 5m pool has a large surround and a large number of pool loungers. Adjacent to it is a seating area with tables and sunshades so that, if they prefer not to swim, adults can relax with a drink while keeping an eye on their children.

A range of (mainly adult and older child sized) bikes of different styles and sizes is kept for free guest use.

A stock of films, books and games is also available for guest use.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: On site

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay Golf
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Walking/cycling on le Vélodyssée

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr John EADY

John Eady, the owner, combines family and business interests in Manchester with running his gite complex.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? This is a superb part of France; great weather, beautiful countryside, beaches and towns and loads of things to do. It is also great for cyclists, golfers, walkers and watersports enthusiasts.
Unique benefits of property Le Village du Bois, which opened for the first time in 2016, is just four hours from the main channel ports of Caen, Roscoff and St Malo, it is just a lovely location. It is rural and tranquil while just five minutes from beaches, towns, restaurants, supermarkets/shops and a range of visitor attractions.

The Owner Recommends

Cycling

Excellent on and off road cycling on le Vélodyssée and a range of inland and coastal cycle routes.

Eating out

There is a superb choice of restaurants of all types within close proximity. Seafood is a speciality and much of what is on offer is caught locally.

Golf

Le Village du Bois is ideally situated for golf breaks with Port Bourgenay on the doorstep and five courses located within a one hour drive. The quality and variety is excellent while the approach taken at the various courses is, within reason, pretty relaxed in respect of clothing and footwear. All venues hire clubs and buggies and it is also possible to combine your golf with some very good food.

Water-sports

Plage du Veillon, just 5 minutes away, which has in-season lifeguarding, is excellent for surfing, kitesurfing and body-boarding

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