Holiday let in rural Vendee orchard setting - LV004879

La Chapelle-Themer (7km from Sainte-Hermine), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004879 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Gite Tranquille Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2

About this property

Rural Getaway in Orchard Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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!



Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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.

Garden and 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.

Parking and garages

Off-road parking is available to the side of the gite.

Visitor suitability

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.

Information about any additional facilities

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.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lots of villages hold summer antique fairs
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Trout, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Local Rivers and Lakes
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Domangere at Nesmy
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lots of local stables in nearby villages
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Fief Vendeen Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Over 500 Km of signposted tracks in the Vendee


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Lots of local vineyards and wine sellers nearby
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

Hello, we are Martin & Vicky and we live on site in France and have had our holiday home in the Vendée since 2010. The holiday rentals are managed by Annette, who lives nearby.

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 Owner Recommends

Mervent & Vouvant in the Vendee

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!

The Beaches of the Southern Vendee

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 Puy du Fou Theme Park

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.