Large holiday let + pool - Vendée countryside - LV004694

Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin (6km from La Chataigneraie), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004694 Advertiser since: 21 March 2016
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La Grateliere Self Catering Sunday 4 11 2 Futon on landing and two cots

About this property

Renovated Farmhouse With Pool Set In Countryside. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms and is ideal for sharing families.

It has 2 bathrooms and a separate downstairs toilet, a spacious living and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen which also has a small dining and sitting area. There is a small utility area housing an automatic washing machine.
The private and secure rear garden has a large decking area adjoining a private pool which is securely fenced. Garden furniture and barbecue is provided for use as well as a table tennis table.
La Grateliere is located in the heart of the countryside and is perfect for a peaceful relaxing holiday.

Our changeover day is a Sunday.
The house is situated in a hamlet of 6 properties, 2km to the village of St.Pierre du Chemin where there is a bank cash machine, mini mart and a very popular boulangerie. The nearest town is La Chataigneraie which has 2 supermarkets, 2 banks, large open air swimming pool hotels and restaurants and is 6km away.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
The small dining table in the kitchen seats max 6.
The large dining table in living room seats max 12.

Living rooms

Two sofas and armchair with tv dvd and Freeview box.
Well stocked bookcase.


Bedroom 1 contains 1 double bed.
Bedroom 2 contains 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
Bedroom 3 contains 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
Bedroom 4 contains 1 set of bunk beds & 1 single bed.


Ground floor bathroom contains 1 bath, shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.
First floor bathroom contains shower cubicle, wc and and wash basin.


Electric Halogen heaters.
Two woodburners, one in kitchen and one in living room.


Tv, dvd and Freeview in living room.
Tv and Freeview in kitchen.
Table tennis table.

There are also a variety of boardgames available.

Garden and outside

The front of the house is laid in gravel.
The rear garden has a large decked area, a security fenced terrace and 8x4 metre swimming pool and grassed areas with a garden swing

Parking and garages

Parking for 3 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Both inside and outside there are numerous stepped areas which cannot realistically be restricted/closed off or ramped. Families with crawling babies or toddlers or other guests with mobility issues may wish to consider this prior to booking.

Information about any additional facilities

On request we may accept bookings for dogs.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Tardier
Distance: 3 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Stanton

We have been travelling to France for many years and have dreamed of purchasing a home for our family. It all came together finally last year and we are delighted that La Grateliere is now a wonderful second home for ourselves and our family.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? The Vendee region is just fantastic! It is a relatively short journey from St Malo, Le Havre & Caen (3 to 4 hours) but the weather here is just like being in the South! There is so much to do in a very short drive time from the house and you can be on the fabulous Vendee beaches or visit Ile de Re in no time... The peaceful countryside location of La Grateliere with the stunning views and running/riding potential of the Gatine Hills made us fall in love with this lovely house but still being in close proximity of a town with good supermarkets, vets etc made it just perfect...
Unique benefits of property There is no nicer place to switch off and relax

The Owner Recommends


La Rochelle and the Vendee beaches are a one hour drive away.

Le Puy de Fou

Theme park and light show well worth a visit and within 35 minutes by car.

Mervent Forest

Mervent Forest is a 20 min drive away where there is a fresh water lake and beach.

Parc Pierre Brune

Nearby Parc Pierre Brune is an adventure playground for children and teenagers.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 8.8
  • Condition: 8.8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 7.3
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9
9.2 / 10 DJPerrin 27 August, 2019

The gite is a beautiful but old lovely farm house, positioned in-between a lovely English couple and a French owned infrequently visited property, to the rear of the property overlooking wheat fields and the hills beyond.

There is a very large lounge which has a massive table seating up to 10 people with ease plus large separate kitchen / dinner. The kitchen is well equipped, the only gripe is that the fridge and in particularly the freezer compartment is a tad small for a large party.

There are four spacious bedrooms, beware of the low beams plus toilet / shower upstairs - it gets warm up there as the windows are small but fans are provided to assist in air movement.

There is a fabulous bathroom downstairs complete with full size bath, toilet and shower plus also another separate toilet. These are off a great playroom with a table tennis table which can be wheeled outside, plus table football and electronic darts which we enjoyed

The garden is large which included a wooden decked eating area along with a clean and well looked after in ground pool - the pool man visited whilst we were there to clean and check over

We had a great holiday with seven adults plus dogs - the area is very quite but that's the way we like it, with wonderful dark skies for star gazing and a well stocked large super U supermarket 15 minutes away. The unmissable Puy Du Foy is 50 minutes away and the coast can be reached approximately 1hr 40 minutes away

8.7 / 10 Terry & Gill Howe 15 September, 2018

We stayed at La Grateliere for the last two weeks of August this year. The property is very comfortable and well equipped, with big airy rooms and lovely views from the back terrace over rolling farmland. There is plenty of space outside for playing football or boules, and the table football game in the play room was a great hit with my grandson.
There are a number of good restaurants within a twenty minute drive, and several local supermarkets well stocked with local produce. Further afield there are the towns of La Rochelle and Les Sables D'Olonnes for more variety and, at Les Sables a wonderful beach that was great with for small children.

We had a great time with our family and grandchildren at this lovely spot.

10 / 10 Kehoe Family 1 September, 2018

We have been in France in campsites and houses over the last 14 years almost every year, and this house was exactly as described and as expected, and even nicer when we actually lived there. The pool was perfect and the view out back was lovely over a beautiful small farmed hillside. The house was well equipped and we lacked nothing in that regard. The owners kept in regular contact in the build-up and made us feel very welcome, and left contacts for us to use while there, though we didnt need to use them. St Pierre du Chemin nearby had a shop and bakery, and sold stamps, etc, while there were two good supermarkets about 8km away. Puy du Fou was 40 minutes away, lots of small local chateaux, no major industrial areas nearby, quiet countryside all round. We got great weather. Not too many restaurants nearby, but then again we didn't look too hard, happy to self-cater at home. Price of rental was as would be expected. I would recommend it to others. Again, owners were very pleasant to deal with. Angers and La Rochelle about 1hour15mins away. Lovely spot for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.

8.7 / 10 Ahunt18 9 July, 2018

What a wonderful out of the way place to have a holiday. All you need with a pool that is not overlooked and views of the French countryside.

The facilities were good with everything that you need for a nice relaxing time, we both recommend it.