Converted barn to let with pool, rural Vendée - LV005137

2km from Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005137 Advertiser since: 22 December 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Bernerie Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Beautiful Barn With Private Heated Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our tastefully renovated barn is situated in the tiny hamlet of La Bernerie, a peaceful rural setting, yet only 2.5 kilometres from the village of Mouilleron En Pareds.
The gite retains its old charm with exposed beams (however this does not mean that there is limited headroom in any of the rooms) and lovely interior stone wall. The result is a comfortable three bedroom holiday property with the benefit of all the usual modern conveniences, covering a total floor space of 110 square metres.
The property offers a large kitchen/dining room and a spacious living room on the first floor, both with views over the surrounding countryside. The large master bedroom has an en suite shower room, there are two further bedrooms, a separate bathroom and downstairs toilet. Outside there is a private entrance, parking and garden. The private swimming pool, surrounding sun terrace and sun loungers are for the exclusive use of the gite guests, there is also a second patio area for outside dining with table, chairs and gas barbecue.



Kitchen and dining

A spacious kitchen/dining room with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dish washer. We supply dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, dish cloths, bin liners, and cleaning materials so you don’t have to! Especially useful if you are flying in!
There is also a Welcome pack consisting of coffee, tea, milk, sugar, orange juice plus half a dozen of our free range hen and duck eggs. There is even a bottle of local wine in the wine rack!

Living rooms

Situated on the first floor there is a spacious living room with large leather sofas, reclining leather chair with footstool, large coffee table, English freeview tv/video/dvd/players, music centre, beautiful traditional stone wall, exposed beams and a large picture window looking out over the surrounding countryside.


Situated on the first floor is the principle bedroom – a spacious room with king size bed (160 cms), bedside tables, large wardrobe and chest of drawers. (A cot/daybed is available if required for a seventh little person!) With shower room en suite.

2 further bedrooms on the ground floor consist of :
Bedroom 2 – two single beds (90cms), bedside tables and wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 – bunk beds (90cms), wardrobe and chest of drawers.


First floor en suite – fully fitted wash basin and vanity unit, shower, toilet and heated towel rail. All towels, bath mats etc. are provided.

Ground floor:
Bathroom – full sized bath with shower attachment, washbasin, mirrored cabinet and heated towel rail. (All towels, bathmats etc. are provided, but we do ask that you bring your own towels for around the pool).
Separate toilet with washbasin.


Electric wall heaters in every room.


Table tennis, darts and mini snooker are available in the games room.

Garden and outside

The private pool (8m x 4m) has a sun terrace and sun loungers, and has a gated fence all around and a cover for security. Please provide your own towels for around the pool.
There is also a second patio area with table, chairs and a gas barbecue.
Three acre field for badminton, football or any other energetic games!

Parking and garages

A private entrance, garden and parking area.
The games room provides a secure place for bicycles, roof boxes etc.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Rochereau
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Tallud St Gemme
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Sentier Meunier


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Barbiniere
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Roland Peter Attenborough

Tracey and Roland have lived very happily here since 2004, working hard to integrate into the French way of life. We renovated one of our barns in 2007, to create our gite and have been welcoming guests here since then. We can both speak French and have an extensive knowledge of the local area with its amenities and attractions.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Our tastefully renovated barn is situated in the tiny hamlet of La Bernerie, a peaceful rural setting, yet only 2.5 kilometres from the village of Mouilleron En Pareds, which has a bakers, a small supermarket, banks, several restaurants and a bar. There is also a pharmacy, doctor and dentist.
We are ideally situated being only 30 minutes from the famous park Puy de Fou and an hour from the outstanding Vendeen beaches.
La Bernerie is perfectly situated for lots of other attractions including horse riding, karting, fishing, walking, cycling and site seeing.
Slightly further afield is the Marais Poitevin the Venice verte (green Venice) , the beautiful historic towns of Lucon and Poitiers.
Unique benefits of property Whilst preserving the character of a 200 year old barn, we offer all the creature comforts you would expect from a modern property plus a private heated swimming pool, private gardens and acres of space and a games room. This is the perfect location for spending quality time with your family or friends offering a peaceful location yet within easy reach of all the amenities required.

The Owner Recommends

Tracey and Roland recommend...

Theme parks:
Puy de Fou, spectacular park with a multitude of historical re-enactments including a Roman amphitheatre, Viking ships, Medieval Knights and much, much more! Not to be missed!
Futuroscope, the total opposite to Puy de Fou with robots, 360° cinema and interactive adventures etc.
La Morliere, fantastic setting overlooking Lac Rochereau in a converted Vendéen barn. Excellent food, a wide selection of local and French wines and a warm welcome. Meals priced from 18€.
L'Assiette Gourmande, La Caillere, tastefully converted old fire station, good local food and wine.
Taz Bar, Cheffois, cheerful restaurant offering a range of pizzas, pasta, steaks etc
Le Galopin, Mouilleron en Pareds, les routiers style restaurant offering fixed price lunches and pizzas, burgers etc at the weekend.
Le Clemenceau, Mouilleron en Pareds, English owned bar, offering bar food and English beers and fish and chips on Fridays.
Horse riding:
Ripaud at Vouvant, a great way to take a leisurely trip around the Medieval town of Vouvant and see all the sites and combine it with a ride through Mervent forest.