|Le Gite Tranquille||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||2|
Le Gite Tranquille is set in quiet country hamlet of La Jousselinière, surrounded by fields of sunflowers and wheat. The gite has views over the gardens and cherry & walnut orchard and is a great base from which to explore the Vendée countryside.
The gite can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests and has an open plan ground floor with lounge and dining area to one side and fully fitted kitchen to the other. Upstairs there are two en suite bedrooms; one with a double bed and shower room and the other with two (or three) single beds and a bathroom with full sized bath and overhead shower.
Outside there is a private garden area with barbecue, sun loungers and a seating area for enjoying a glass of local wine after a hectic day of sun bathing!
The property owners, Martin & Vicky, live in the house next door and are always available to offer advice on where to go and what to see in the area, and often offfer a glass of their homemade liqueurs.
The garden is surrounded by a cherry and walnut tree orchard - which is a great spot for picnics and playing. There is even a boules court and table tennis.
A great holiday location for relaxing and getting away from it all!
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. There is also a washing machine and fridge freezer in a separate utility area.
The dining table seats up to 6 guests and overlooks the garden.
The living room has two comfortable sofas, a tv with UK free-to-air satellite channels, dvd player and lots of books and games.
Wi-fi internet access is available in the gite.
The two bedrooms are located on the first floor. One has a double bed and en suite shower room (shower, sink, wc) and the other has two single beds and an en suite bathroom - with full sized bath and overhead shower, sink and wc. A third single bed and cot can be added if needed.
There is a stair gate at the top of the stairs for the safety of younger children.
There are two en suite bath or shower rooms in the gite, along with a separate wc on the ground floor.
There are radiators throughout the gite and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.
There are lots of books and games in the gite, plus a boules court, table tennis, swings and a selection of bikes outside.
There is a private lawned garden directly in front of the gite - which has tall hedges around it on three sides, plus an enormous orchard to wander around in - or to have a relaxing picnic. There is a boules court and a set of swings for the children, as well as a table tennis table.
Off-road parking is available to the side of the gite.
This house is suitable for families or couples, but not suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs as the bedrooms are on the first floor.
The owners live on site and love to offer help and advice.
Pets are not accepted.
Short breaks are accepted from October until mid-May.
Martin and Vicky have been living in the Vendee for several years, and have been renting out their holiday home next door since 2010. Their reservations are managed by Annette and Jason Khan.<br/>
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||Both Martin and Vicky love the country life - they have a huge allotment garden and orchard at their house, providing almost year-round supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables. Martin makes liqueurs from his fruit and Vicky loves preparing meals made from their home-grown produce. They have a wide circle of friends, and enjoy entertaining.
Martin & Vicky fell in love with this property whilst holidaying in France with Friends who were house hunting and have never regretted it.
|Unique benefits of property||Martin and Vicky like the peace and quiet of living in the countryside, but with the ease of access to larger towns nearby with supermarkets, restaurants and entertainment laid on. The area has some lovely restaurants, and they can often be found enjoying a glass of the local wine whilst relaxing with friends over a gourmet meal in a nearby restaurant.|
The forest at Mervent is a great place for exploring - there are miles of pathways and lots of places for picnics. In the centre of the forest is a large lake - with restaurants and cafés dotted around the edges. There is a water sports centre where you can hire canoes and kayaks, sail boats and even a beach area with lakeside café. Within the forest is the children's amusement park of Pierre Brun - with traditional swings, slides and merry-go-rounds, along with water slides and other rides. Further into the forest is the Natur'Zoo - with its many birds, mammals and reptiles. The nearby town of Vouvant has a thriving artist's colony and throughout the summer months there are exhibitions and competitions in the streets. This pretty town is full of interesting buildings - most dating back hundreds of years. There is even a tower with a Mythical story attached - La Melusine!
Le Gite Tranquille is less than an hour to the lovely beaches of the Southern Vendee. There are miles of sandy beaches stretching from La Faute sur Mer in the south to Les Sables d'Olonne and St Gilles Croix de Vie in the north. Many have bustling seaside towns attached with great ice cream parlours at La Tranche sur Mer, surf schools at La Terrière Beach and Rock pools at St Vincent.
The Fantastic Puy du Fou Theme Park is only about 30 minutes drive from Le Gite Tranquille. Here you will be amazed by the shows - with Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers and Medieval Knights. There is also the best Bird of Prey show in the World!! With 100's of birds flying overhead and landing next to you. Not to be missed is the evening show with a spectacular Grande Finalé of fireworks and over 1200 participants. Open from Easter until Mid September each year.