Holiday let in Vendee, private heated pool - LV004874

Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin (10km from La Chataigneraie), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004874 Advertiser since: 16 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Lavande Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1

About this property

Peaceful Gite With Beautiful Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Close to PUY DU FOU, and 100 mtrs from 2018 TOUR DE FRANCE!!(8th July 2018) ringside seat!!

The gite has 2 large bedrooms and can accommodate 6 + a baby. It has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a bath and shower and comfortable lounge, with UK tv and internet access, (wi-fi and cabled).
There are several areas for 'al fresco' eating, all equipped with tables and chairs. The garden, with a large covered terrace, and the pool area, are delightful places to sit!
The surrounding rolling countryside offers wonderful views with many footpaths to explore.A stone picnic table and benches are but a 3 minute walk along the lane! In the nearby village of St Pierre du Chemin, (3 minutes by car) there is a general store with a post office, award winning boulangerie, bank with cashpoint, hairdressers, restaurant/bar and chemist. There are three large supermarkets and numerous other shops, within a 10 minute drive, in the nearby town of La Chataigneraie.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen/diner. Gas cooker (4 hobs, grill & oven), microwave, large fridge freezer, washing machine, coffee maker, kettle. Matching dinner sets, cutlery, glasses mugs etc. Cooking utensils, pots & pans!

Living rooms

Sunny, comfortable, lounge with french windows onto Gite garden.
2 comfortable sofas, and armchairs. Large screen tv with English freeview channels.
Wi-fi. Coffee tables. dvd player, board games etc.


Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables, large wardrobe, chairs & occasional table. Bookshelf with English books.

Bedroom 2 is large, and sleeps up to 4, in a choice of 4 singles, or two singles + large double. Wardrobe, bedside tables, toy shelves with books, toys and games.


Full sized bath with shower above. Large bathroom cupboard, heated towel rail, vanity basin and mirror, with shaving point and toilet.


Electric radiators.


UK freeview tv. Dvd player, wi-fi.
Good choice of books, toys and games to suit all ages!

Garden and outside

Enclosed, gated garden, with tables, chairs and parasol for al-fresco eating, bbq. A large covered terrace with additional tables and chairs, and comfortable arm chairs.

Seperate, lockable (you have the key!) pool garden. Beautiful heated swimming pool, for your own exclusive use. Sun beds, table & chairs, day bed, parasols, set in a pretty, hedged and private, garden, surrounded by fields.

NB. Pool and Pool Garden are available from June until end of September.

Parking and garages

Off road parking adjacent to Gite.

Visitor suitability

Families, couples, singles. The property is all on one level.

Information about any additional facilities

In addition, we are happy to include, free of charge, a ‘welcome pack’. (Tea, coffee, milk, bread, biscuits etc.) We are also happy to provide, on request, free of charge, an infant bed guard, baby cot, baby bath and high chair.
For walkers, and strollers, wonderful footpaths lead from the gite, through beautiful rolling countryside. Freshly laundered bed linen and towels can be provided at £15 per person per week.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various.
Name of nearest fishing location: Pescalis International Fishing Lake.
Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Adjacent to Gite.

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pisotte
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Christopher Taylor

Chris & Julie love running their Gite, both semi-retired, loving the outdoor lifestyle that France gives!

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? Easy access from UK, lovely climate, peaceful location, all amenities close by.
Unique benefits of property Beautiful heated swimming pool, for your own private use, in rolling countryside.

The Owner Recommends


Several Chateaux within half an hour's drive. The nearest being St Mesmin, with various activities by costumed actors, giving a living tour!

Mervent forest and river.

Very pretty riverside and forests, with beaches and pedaloes, bars and restaurants, excellent zoo, childrens theme park. (Pierre Brune).

Puy Du Fou.

One of the most visited 'theme parks' in Europe. With spectacular shows, and extravaganzas: Bird shows, Roman chariot racing in full size amphitheatre! Viking invasion of France, King Arthur.... fantastic for young and old! Not to be missed! 25 minutes drive from Gite.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
9.3 / 10 Terry and Christine 24 July, 2019

Just got back from a great two weeks. The weather was very hot so the fantastic pool and secret garden was a god send. Spent the whole time just relaxing by the pool or in the shade of the covered terrace. The house is well equipped with everything you need and is very comfortable. Everything you need is nearby and it is so very peaceful. Chris and Julie are a lovely couple and excellent hosts and very helpful.

We have immediately booked up for next year, so that says it all.

Chris and Terry Ashmore.

Owner response

Thanks Terry & Chris, really looking forward to seeing you next year!New bathroom sink and unit now installed! Best wishes,Chris & Julie.

10 / 10 derek and marilyn clark 11 July, 2017

we love la lavande this is our second stay owners chris and julie are the most helpful lovely hosts,great holiday highly recomended