Holiday let + private heated pool - Vendée - LV004556

Puy-de-Serre (12km from Vouvant), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004556 Advertiser since: 22 July 2005
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Les Tilleuls Self Catering Saturday 8 16 6 5 additional single beds and 2 cots

About this property

Large Period House In 2 Acres Of Land. This villa is in a village setting.

Large and impressive, detached family home situated in 2 acres of private grounds.

Fully renovated to a high standard throughout, the property comprises acommodation over three floors and can sleep up to 16 people with further accommodation available if required.

Ground floor with fully equipped kitchen opening out to the terrace, open-plan living and dining room with wi-fi, dvd and UK satellite tv, table tennis, board games and toys.
Ground Floor: Twin bedroom and bathroom.
East and West wings: Double, en suite bedrooms.
First floor : One large double bedroom en suite, 1 room with 2 bunk beds, 1 single bedroom with one 4ft bed, 1 large family bathroom.
Second floor: Two large bedrooms each with 2 bateaux lits and one single bed. Bathroom.

Lovely garden area with 2 acres of private grounds. Large lawned garden with palm trees and private, heated pool 14m x 6.5m.
Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs and bbq.

The property is situated in a small village, near the medieval village of Vouvant, one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' with its many artists' studios.
Local amenities are about 2 km with restaurant, bakery and general store.

Note of interest: this is the former property of French superstar singer, Jean Luc Lahaye!



Kitchen and dining

Modern kitchen with dishwasher, 2 ovens, microwave, washing machine and dryer. Large pine table and chairs.

Period dining room with fireplace and large table which can seat 12.

Living rooms

Period sitting room with 3 sofas and chairs. Large stone working fireplace and tv.


West wing: Upstairs: 1 double bedroom and bathroom
Downstairs: 1 twin bedroom (4ft beds) with fireplace and bathroom
East wing: 1 king size bed and shower room
Main house first floor: 1 childrens' bedroom with 2 bunk beds.
1x king size bedroom with en suite, 1 X bedroom with a 4 ft bed
Top floor: 2 x triple bedrooms each with two 4 ft beds and 1 single bed

All bedrooms are large and can take an extra bed or cot.


5 modern bathrooms
1 shower room


Oil fired central heating


Table tennis
Table football
Children’s football goals
Volley ball net

Garden and outside

Gated pool area with sun beds and built in bbq and dining space.

Terrace overlooking the garden with rattan sofa and chairs, dining table, pergola and patio heater.

Parking and garages

Secure parking area within gates.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for family gatherings

Information about any additional facilities

Activities such as yoga classes and beauty treatments may be able to be arranged.
A hot tub may also be provided for an additional fee.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Foussais payre Vendee


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Foussais, Fontenay
Distance: 5 km

Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh water
Name of nearest fishing location: Mervant
Distance: 10 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du petit chene
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Vouvant
Distance: 6 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Fontenay Le compte
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Louise Devine

Hi<br/>I am a mother of 4 now grown up children. When we bought the property our youngest was two and we have enjoyed many holidays with family and friends at the house. My husband is a solicitor and I am a housewife.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We chose this location because it was close enough to drive to but warmer than northern France.
Unique benefits of property The property is very spacious and the bedrooms are large and each in their own space.
The garden is very private and the pool is large and heated.

The Owner Recommends


Very pretty small town to visit with beautiful church, castle lake and artist studios

Mervent zoo

Children of all ages love this zoo and it is only 6 miles away

Punting in Coulon

You can visit the canals of the 'green venice' here and hire a punt or take a boat trip. There are also excellent restaurants.

Visit local village markets

Our favourite market is Coulonges on a Tuesday it's about 6 miles away.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.2
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.2
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.3
7.8 / 10 Family and Friends 23 September, 2019

Great time had by all especially the children excellent pool and garden .

Ideal for family holidays ,a well equipped Kitchen and 14 could all eat around the dining room table.

10 / 10 Graham B 16 September, 2019

The Gite was perfect for a party of 11 senior adults (grumpy old …) and the pool was the best we have had after nearly 30 years of holidaying in France.

10 / 10 ashardy 19 August, 2019

Les Tilleuls was an ideal property for a reunion/holiday for me and my 3 sons and their families (13: ages 5 to 75) There is plenty of space in the house, three staircases leading to bedrooms, and outside; the heated pool was very popular and the quiet lanes enabled us to have safe cycle rides.
There are also great places to visit and the coast isn't too far away.
Everything is very well mentained, the swimming pool was cleaned midweek.

8.3 / 10 Cooper H & D 27 August, 2018

We were a large extended family group of 15 comprising 8 adults, 5 children a toddler and 1 infant, so the property was ideally suited for this number of people. The pool was superb, with other activities available for all age groups (badminton, table tennis, table football). The youngsters aged 5 to 10 enjoyed exploring the grounds. The property was clean and tidy on arrival and very homely, although in some aspects beginning to look a little tired. We had a couple of minor problems while at the property that were quickly rectified by the local support staff. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week with excellent weather, and would recommend the property for similar large groups.