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Originally it was the home of the village school master and attached to it was the Mairie or Mayor's office. We love the spaciousness of the Salon. The ceiling is 4 metres high and the tall windows, typical of the period affording scenic views from the hill top position. Outside there is a decking area with table and chairs and a sizeable area laid with white chippings surrounded by shrubs and flowers and an above ground pool, for cooling off on those hot summer days.
The Gite comprises of a separate entrance, a living area complete with satellite tv and a sofa that converts to a comfortable double bed. There is a kitchenette and shower room with toilet and wash-basin. Upstairs there is a mezzanine floor with a double bed.
What others have said:
"Superb holiday house.
A beautiful house with high ceilings, well proportioned rooms. We were a party of 7, 3 adults and 4 children and had plenty of room. House located on a corner plot with a large secluded front garden. Ample parking. Loge Fougereuse is a small village very pleasant and the locals very friendly. Ideal house to use as base and visit the area.
Very helpful English house keeper."
Enter the house through the front door into the entrance hall (with a toilet) and this will lead you to the dining room with an extending dining table, chairs and sideboard.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. There is a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of cooking utensils.
There is a kitchenette in the Gite.
The spacious Salon is a room in which to relax. It has attractive country views,
a bookcase stacked with books, games and literature on the area. There is a satellite tv in English and a dvd player.
The salon has a large wood burner and you will find logs in the store outside if needed.
A door leads to the outside decking area.
Upstairs situated on two floors, you will find four bedrooms.
On the top floor there is a double bedroom, with good views across the valley, and a small bedroom with a single bed. Situated between the bedrooms is a shower room with basin and toilet.
On the middle floor there is a double bedroom with a toilet & basin en-suite. that looks out over the front garden. There is a twin bedded room with a garden view, and also a shower room and wash basin. Separately a toilet.
In the attached gite is a further bedroom.
3 bathrooms in total.
Loge Fougereuse is a small rural village in the southern Vendee with its own Church, village school and Mairie. It is on the edge of the Mervent -Vouvant area which is very attractive with its forests, rivers and larger picturesque villages, but still relatively unknown. Just down the road from Number 9 is the village of St Hiliare de Voist. Here you will find the Lion D’or, a popular bar and restaurant, the village bakery (boulangerie), and shop. The nearest small town is La Chataignerie (5km) with supermarkets, restaurants and shops as well as the tourist office. About 9km from the house is the Mervent – Vouvant Forest of 5000 hectares through which flow the Mere and Vendee Rivers. It’s ideal for walking (over 200km of footpaths), mountain biking & riding and there is also the fun park of Pierre Brune. Here there is a nautical centre where you can hire sailing and electric boats, canoes, kayaks, and bicycles. There is also the Natur’Zoo de Mervent an animal park in the forest. In Mervent village you might like to take in the panoramic view of the forest and river. Vouvant is said to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. It sits atop a hill by the side of river Mere. As you wander up through the Postern Gate along the cobbled streets you may hear a story about the ancient Watch Tower, which according to folklore, was created in 1242 by the fairy Melusine - in just one night! There are several local markets but the best is held on Saturday mornings in Fontenay le Comte (pop. 14500) 12km from Vouvant. It is an attractive town with some good restaurants and shops, while in the old quarter there are some fine Renaissance houses. Francis Viete was born here in the 15th century, and credited with the invention of modern algebra. The Chateau de Terre-Neuve is worth a visit. Writer Georges Simenon lived here using Fontenay as a backdrop for Maigret novel,