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|La Bergerie at Le Village du Bois||Self Catering||Saturday||1||4||1||Sofabed|
This open plan gîte is located adjacent to, but slightly apart from, both the main Farmhouse and the Grange.
Entry is gained via the south facing double doors which lead directly into the dining/living area.
To the rear of the living area and directly linked to it, is the open plan double bedroom with storage and hanger space.
This gite also has a separate refurbished bathroom featuring a large power shower, hand basin and toilet.
To the rear it has its own, private tiled and walled terrace.
It will accommodate a family or group of 2 to 4 people.
The fitted kitchen which is part of the open plan living area, has a large sink and drainer, four burner hob, gas oven, microwave, coffee machine and large fridge, plus plenty of work surfaces, ample storage and all the pots, pans and utensils needed for your self-catering holiday.
The open plan dining/living area which is accessed via south facing double doors and also overlooks the terrace, features French oak beams and tiled floors throughout.
It has a large dining table a comfortable sofa. and a woodburner plus tv with dvd player (this is not connected to French or British TV channels). Wifi options may be available.
Wifi is available.
The bedroom is directly linked to and is accessed from the living/dining area. In addition to a double bed (or twin beds) it has open plan clothes storage, hanger space, bedside cabinets, reading lamps and a fan. The large window also overlooks the terrace.
There is a double sofabed in the living area.
To the rear of the kitchen is a generous, modernised, bathroom with toilet, hand-basin and cabinet plus a brand new spacious power shower.
In addition to the wood-burner, extra warmth for the cooler months is provided by electric wall heaters in the dining/living area, bedroom and bathroom.
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. 20 minutes down the road is Les Sables d'Olonne and Puy de Fou is just an hour away.
La Bergerie features its own, large, private and very attractive tiled terrace with outdoor table, chairs and parasol.
Guests also have access to other areas of our 8 acre site which, it should be noted, also contains 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 can accommodate family groups of up to four or provide a generous base for two people.
Le Village du Bois 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.