|Villa Moricq||Self Catering||Friday||4||8||2||Cot, plus small child's bed available|
Villa Moricq is located on the edge of the small village of Moricq, only a short walk from the bustling town of Angles. The village has a bar and shop quite close by, and a 5 minute walk will bring you to Angles, where you will find a bakery, supermarket and a restaurant on the edge of the town, plus lots more shops, restaurants, cafés and a weekly market in the centre. A lovely little town - with lots going on!
The villa is only a 10 minute drive to the beach at Les Conches - well known for its great waves, body boarding and long stretches of sand.
This 4 bedroom villa is a great base for family holidays, or for friends holidaying together. There is plenty of space for everyone and the garden is very private and sunny all day!
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric built in oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. There is a further dining table and chairs in the kitchen, and a utility room to the side which houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
The dining room leads off from the lounge and has a glass dining table and chairs for 6 guests. This also has access to the patio area.
There is a large lounge with patio doors out to the sun terrace and swimming pool. There are leather recliner chairs and a 3 seater sofa, along with a large flat screen tv with UK and French free-to-air tv channels.
A separate tv lounge is off to one side, and here you will find a red leather corner sofa, tv, dvd player and a selection of films.
Wi-fi internet access is available in the house.
The villa has four bedrooms; one double bedroom on the ground floor (with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe), and one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms on the first floor.
A cot and small child's bed are also available.
Al bed linens are provided in with the rental price, but please bring your own cot bedding.
The ground floor has an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wc and hand basin, and there is a separate wc in the hallway on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there is a second large shower room with corner shower cubicle, double hand basin and separate wc.
This villa is rented out from May until the end of September each year, so you should not need to use the heating! If you do, there is under floor heating and electric radiators in all of the bedrooms.
The Villa has a tv lounge with dvd player and films, there are lots of books and some board games.
You will probably be spending most of your time outside - where you will find a swimming pool, toys for young children and beach toys.
Outside, the large gardens (2000m²) are mainly laid to lawn and are fenced in on all sides. A great space for the children to run around and play! The 8m x 4m heated pool is open from May until the end of September each year and it has an electric roll on/off security cover for the safety of your children.
There is a large terraced area to the rear of the villa - with a patio table and chairs for al fresco dining and a large awning that can provide welcome shade from the heat of the sun. The terrace faces south and is in full sun all day.
There are a selection of sunloungers and comfortable chairs in which to relax and sunbathe.
The villa has a gated driveway leading up to the house and private parking for at least 4 cars.
The villa would be suitable for guests with limited mobility, as there is a double bedroom, shower and toilet on the ground floor. (not suitable for wheelchair users).
An English speaking representative lives within 20 minutes of the Villa, so can be on hand for any queries/problems.
The villa is very child friendly - with stair gates, a high chair, a cot, a changing station, a bed for younger children and lots of toys to play with.
All bed linens and towels (hand, bath and tea) are provided, but please bring your own beach/pool towels.
This villa is a no smoking area. You may smoke in the garden.
Hello, I'm Stuart and I live in the UK and have had my holiday home in the Vendée since 2015. The holiday rentals are managed by Annette, who lives nearby.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||The nearby town of Angles has lots of little shops and restaurants, and holds a large street market every week during the summer - there's always something going on.
If you prefer a quieter holiday away from it all, then there are lots of lovely country walks and cycle paths nearby where you will see lots of local wildlife - herons, cranes, coypu and swans.
|Unique benefits of property||The Villa has everything that you would need for a relaxing family holiday! The children are catered for with a heated private pool and large garden, and the adults have plenty of space to relax and enjoy a glass or two of the local wines.|
In 2016 a new Water Park opened in Moutiers les Mauxfaits - only a 10 minute drive from Villa Moricq. It makes a great day out - with lots of different water slides, rivers to float along in giant inflatable doughnuts, a beach to relax besides and a fun area for younger children, with a pirate area and small slides. Open from June until September each year. Book in advance to avoid missing out!
Situated in the heart of a forest, only 15 minutes from Villa Moricq, the Indian Forest Adventure Park will bring out your adventurous side! If climbing trees is your thing - there are 17 trails for all levels of experience with rope bridges, Tarzan rope swings, zip lines and lots more - even flying over a lake!
There is also a set of water slides with 19 slopes and 11 ramps using skis, snowboards, BMX, buoy/tube or bodysurfing to descend.
For younger children, there are bouncy castles, small slides, puzzles, pony rides and crazy golf.
Not forgetting the karting track, sumo wrestling, bungy jumping, and giant inflatable balls! Book in advance to avoid the queues and save money.
This world famous Park is only an hour away from Villa Moricq and is an essential visit for anyone coming to The Vendée!
It is not a theme park in the traditional sense - it's so much more! You will be transported back in time to the age of the Vikings, Gladiators, Musketeers, Medieval Knights or Napoleonic Sailors. See their villages and shops, watch the great shows and then eat in one of the themed restaurants! Not to miss the best bird show in the World - Bal de Oiseaux Fantomes - see owls, eagles, vultures, cranes and so many more - very close up in this amazing show.
In the evening there is a choice of two main shows - one set around a lake with classical music, dancing on the water and fireworks, and the other Cinescenie Show, with over 1200 participants (people and animals!) in a lake and chateau setting - you will be totally amazed! Not to be missed.
The Southern vendee has miles of lovely long sandy beaches. The closest to Villa Moricq - Les Conches - is great for surfing and body boarding and has big waves! Further along the coast there are great beaches for rock pooling - Jard and St Vincent; La Tranche sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer have lots of summer entertainment laid on, plus lovely beaches! You'll be spoilt for choice for beaches!
The villa benefits from the space it is set in, and the allowed use of the large garage for storage, including pool inflatables. The pool temperature was surprisingly warm, lovely. The area around the pool is fully private and the extended garden is almost an orchard with cherry, fig, pear, plum, apple and I believe damson tress.
There is a nice drive leading through the front gate to the house with plenty pf parking space.
The owners were always easily contactable via email, never needed to phone them, and they were considerate to my requests and queries.
A car is needed to make the most of the holiday, but the beach towns of Tranche and l'Aigiullon (with lovely childs play park) are half an hour away by car. Showers were very good and heating was available in most rooms for if it gets chilly. The villa is close to the coast line and subject to some windy days.
The local supermarket and boulangerie for fresh bread and more are just a 6 minute walk away.
I never did find the local bottle bank, and found the collections of recycling and landfill to be a small issue. We did arrive on a French bank holiday weekend (unknowingly!) which may have had some impact on a kissed landfill collection.
I have no complaints about this villa holiday. I am sure anyone else who stays here will enjoy the visit.
Villa was exactly as described . Everything you could possibly need has been thought of, even shopping bags available. Very well equipped and comfortable villa . Setting superb , villa one side and fields the other . La Tranche-sur-Mer mer nearest resort with plenty of shops and restaurants and a big super u which does get very busy is approx 10 minutes by car . Les conches beach is ten minutes by car , lovely beach . Angles nearest village is lovely place , la cambuse and la trattoria restaurants very nice but advisable to book . Good butchers in the village as well . Intermarche 5 minute walk is ok but
super u better . Would not hesitate to recommend this villa . Communication with owner was good and Dave who looks after the villa is friendly and very helpful
The description was more than accurate the photos don't do it justice,
We were thrilled with this stunning villa which was perfect for our 4 month old and 9 year old sons, the villa catered for everyone, it was clean, tidy and spacious it was wonderfully equipped with everything we needed.
The pool and outside area was the main attraction for all of us.
Villa Moricq is close by to the main supermarket and sandwich shop at the end of the road but the beach at Tranche-Sur-Mer is the closest town and is a 10 minute drive away but we still enjoyed a trip there everyday visiting shops and eateries, although we we're disappointed that many of the restaurants don't serve evening meals until 7pm.
We would definitely use this Villa again we were more than happy with what Villa moricq had to offer. The customer service and the communication with the owner was fast and efficient
We had a wonderful week here we wish we could have stayed much longer
Fantastic clean and well maintained villa with all the facilities you could wish for. About 5 mins walk to the boulangerie and 15 to Angles, 10 mins drive to the supermarket and fantastic beaches. Lots to do within about 1hr drive, people watersports including kayaking and stand up paddle boarding for the more energetic, la Rochelle and châteaux's for the cultured and beaches and a pool for relaxing. Several theme parks and a water park nearby, although with all the air things around we didn't visit these
The villa was well catered for with good facilities for very small children and water pistols for the young at heart!
The owners were very helpful and gave us really good customer service.
Would really recommend this villa.