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|L'Etable at Le Village du Bois||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
This is a spacious, airy, modernised open plan gite for 2 people located close to the swimming pool complex .
It features exposed French oak beams, modern fixtures and fittings, tv and dvd player and a separate, modernised bathroom with toilet, handbasin and shower.
The integral, open plan kitchen and dining area features a hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and a full range of equipment. It is set up to make it easy to eat either indoors or outside on the terrace.
Part of the same open plan space, the living space is simple and features dining table and chairs.
The gite is set up to cater either for couples or people travelling together and has the option of either a double or two single beds with bedside cabinets and lamps.
There is open place clothes storage and hanger space.
The modernised bathroom has a toilet, hand-basin and shower. Hot water is supplied by solar powered and electric boilers and is, thus, plentiful at all times.
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, 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.
The gite is within an 8 acre complex which includes a 'park' area, other more rural spaces and two small 'lacs' one of which is stocked with fish.
The gite and associated pool, park and recreational areas are all traffic free but there is ample secure, onsite guest parking.
This gite and Le Village du Bois per se is suitable for combinations of families and for people of all ages.
A range of bikes of different styles and sizes is kept for free guest use.
A stock of films and books is also available for guest use.
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.|
Excellent on and off road cycling on le Vélodyssée and a range of inland and coastal cycle routes.
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.
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.
Beach based wter-sports are available at Plage du Veillon, just 5 minutes away, which has in-season lifeguarding and is excellent for surfing, kitesurfing and body-boarding.
The beach at Les Sables d'Olonne is also a great location for surfing and body boarding.
Windsurfing and canoeing is available on the lake in the centre of Talmont St Hilaire.
There are several excellent attractions geared to young people within 20-30 minutes drive. These include the 'back to back' O'Gliss Waterpark and Indian Forest Park at Le Bernard and Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits respectively plus the Le Cairn - Centre de la Préhistoire at Saint-Hilaire-la-Forêt.
Even closer to home, just a short drive or cycle from Le Village, is the Aquarium Le 7ème Continent (a form of sea-life centre) located in Port Bourgenay.
In visitor number terms Puy du Fou is the second most popular (after Disneyland Paris) theme park in France, Just one hour's drive from Le Village du Bois it is described by the Guardian as France's 'best kept theme park secret' offering 'a range of spectacular history extravaganza shows – where thousands of actors and animals recreate high drama, from Roman gladiators to King Arthur, with mind-blowing special effects'.
The Hippodrome de la Malbrande which features a range of flat racing and trotting events throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn is located just 5 minutes drive from Le Village du Bois.
The Chateau at Talmont (again just 5 minutes from Le Village) is set up to enable visitors to experience life in the middle ages in the Fortress of Richard the Lion Heart. It includes an entertaining and instructive trail exploring the castle and in the summer a variety of events encompass the ordeals of young knights, crossbow shooting and the spectacle of knights on horseback. These include the Spectacle Nocturne summer evening pageant plus various medieval festivities (including falconry) throughout the week.