LArge Vendée holiday let with heated pools - LV005293

L'Hermenault (10km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005293 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Cedre Self Catering Friday 5 11 3 Flexible accommodation extra bed can be in bedroom

About this property

Private 5 Bedroom Villa With 2 Heated Pools. This villa is in a village setting.

This 18th Century farmhouse Gite has 5 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 10 people. It has been sympathetically renovated and blends the charm of old French Country living with modern day convenience. Set in a hectare of private woodland, gardens with a small lake, Le Cedre Gite offers peace and tranquility without isolation. The inner courtyard includes a fenced off area with a lovely, private, heated swimming pool including a separate children's pool and a fully equipped sunbathing terrace. Surrounding the house are various terraces and patios, perfect for a moment of solitude, sunbathing or eating "Al Fresco ", containing ample garden furniture and a bbq to help you enjoy the outdoor life that this exceptional climate supports.
Bedrooms are a very good size and can take extra beds if required.

Guests have exclusive use of all facilities on site.

The Gardens. To the front of the house is a stone gravelled area with colourful and interesting shrubs and a variety of annual bedding plants. Another interesting feature is the old village pump. The double gates lead onto a driveway a double garage and plenty of car parking facilities. As you venture further along the drive it opens out onto a woodland. At the furthest end you will find a small lake. The Cedar Tree on the knoll overlooking the lake is several hundred years old.
The rear gardens and HEATED swimming pools are enclosed within a walled courtyard providing shelter and privacy,and the pool is fenced off for security. The swimming pool will be heated May 27 - September 30.

You are invited to visit our other complex in St Martin des Fontaines and you will have full use of the facilities on offer there. These include indoor heated swimming pool, boules, outdoor backgammon and chess, indoor heated pool, snooker and pool.
The property is situated in the small and delightfully rural hamlet of Les Moullieres, within easy reach of the village of L'Hermenault, where you will find a supermarket, post office, bank, baker, tobac and a doctor who speaks good English.
A mere 12kms away is the old renaissance town of Fontenay-le-Comte, which apart from its many historical and architectural treasures, has a large variety of shops ranging from mobile phone shops to charcuteries, 2 hypermarkets, many bars and restaurants and a host of cultural and sporting activities.
Other Local Attractions include the spectacular grand park and cinescrene of the Puy du Fou, the lakes and forest of the Mervent/Vouvant, the Marais Poitevin(Green Venice - a latticework of canals scattered with riverside cottages and small villages),and the long sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast.
Le Cedre is located in the South Vendee, in an area known as the Poitou Charente, which, along with the Charente Maritime, enjoys a microclimate producing 2400-2600 hours of sunshine each year, making it one of the sunniest regions of France.
The property has an excellent location, with the beautiful city of La Rochelle and the exclusive island of Ile de Re being only 45 minute drive away.
Beaches also approx 40 minute drive.
There is plenty to do in the area whether your interests are water sports, walking, cycling, horse riding, visiting museums, tourist attractions, wine tasting the list goes on and on. Whatever your age and interests the Vendee has something to offer everybody.

How to get thereNearest airport -
La Rochelle 45 minute drive
Other airports include Nantes 75 minute drive
Poitiers 75 minute drive
All airports served by discounted airlines ie Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe.

Nearest channel port is St Malo 3 Hours drive Caen 4 hours drive approx Calais 6 hours drive approx



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has all modern facilities. An island with a preparation sink and dishwasher. Built-in oven, hob, large refrigerator, microwave and a second sink, with a window overlooking the patio and pools. The washing machine and dryer can be found in the utility room.

Door leading to the patio area.

Large dining table and chairs are located in the living area.

Living rooms

Lounge/diner spacious room with oak beams, oak table and chairs for 10, settee and arm chairs, satellite tv, dvd and music centre.

Doors leading to the patio area.


Bedroom 1: upstairs leads off the gallery, this room has exposed beams with views overlooking the front garden. The room has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and coffee table.
En suite bathroom with a bath, separate shower unit, washbasin and toilet.
Bedroom 3: in the South Wing is situated on the mezzanine floor overlooking the games room and has 3 single beds, wardrobe. Exposed beams.

Ground floor:
Bedroom 4: French doors opening onto a terrace with views to the pools and gardens. The room has a double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and a coffee table.
Bedroom 5: This large open airy room has French doors opening on the rear gardens with views of the Cedar tree. 4 single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables and settee.
Bedroom 2: In the North Wing, with double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and a coffee table. Exposed beams and antique tiled floor.


There are two bathrooms on the ground floor with toilet, washbasins and shower cubicles, tiled floors and walls, tastefully decorated.
the 3rd bathroom is and en suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with a bath and separate shower unit, washbasin and toilet. Tiled throughout.


The games room situated in the house has a 3/4 size Snooker table. There is table tennis in the garden

After a hard day enjoying yourselves, relax with some music on the hi-fi system or catch upon the English television news, read from the collection of books or watch a dvd to pass those last minutes of a fully enjoyable day.

Satellite tv, dvd, wi-fi

Private heated swimming pool and separate children's heated swimming pool.

Garden and outside

The patio and terraces are planted with colourful shrubs and plants, and there is plenty of garden furniture for eating 'al fresco' in the warm balmy evenings!! Bbq provided.

The heated pools are exceptional, Le Cedre swimming pool is a "free shape" pool and consists of harigot shaped 6 x 10m main pool with a depth of 2m at the deep end to 1.5m ant the shallow end, the steps are internal.
Attached to the main pool is a 3m round children's pool 70cm deep with internal steps.

The sterilization of the pool is by saline electrolysis - To put it simply the pool has salt in it and the electrolysis machine breaks the salt down into its base components, chlorine and sodium. This is exactly how the sea is kept clean, it is very natural and the chlorine that is produced is of a different structure making it almost undetectable to smell and kind on the eyes. Additional bonus: the salt in the pool gives more bouyancy than fresh water and allows many of our younger visitor to learn to swim.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for several cars alongside the property, wihin the gates.

Visitor suitability

Suitable to families, couples, groups, children,
Due to having downstairs bedrooms and shower rooms, the property is suitable for wheelchairs, various customers in wheelchairs have holidayed at the property. however please note that here is the occasional step within the property, which has not proven to be a problem.

Information about any additional facilities

Games room with 3/4 snooker table. Table tennis table.

Guests have exclusive use of all facilities on site.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: L'Hermenault
Distance: 1 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp, pike, tench, perch, eels etc
Name of nearest fishing location: La Grange L'Hermenault
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Trevor Goverd

I moved to the Vendée a good number of years ago after falling in love with the region and all that it has to offer, I loved it so much that I decided to have gite rentals and I now have several properties in this area and have let them as holiday homes for more than 30 years.

Year property purchased 1992
Why this location? Le Cedre is located in a great location, with many attractions in the area and conveniently located only about 45 minutes from the beautiful beaches.
Located in a quiet hamlet, yet only 1km from the village and 13 km to nearest town of Fontenay le Comte.
Unique benefits of property Great location, guests have exclusive use of all facilities on site including the private heated pool and separate children's heated pool, snooker and table tennis tables etc.
5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou: In a picturesque park of over 40 hectares, you will discover the history of the Vendee. Experience the invasion of a Viking camp, watch gladiators chariot racing in a roman amphitheatre. Visit a reproduction of a 19th century commune. Enjoy breathtaking displays of falconry, jousting, horse riding acrobatics and much more. During July and August there is a spectacular open night show - not to be missed.

Mervent forest

Mervent (Forest): Situated on the banks of a lake in the middle of a magnificent forest, this area has something to offer everyone, walking, rock climbing, horse riding, mountain biking etc. Enjoy the richness of the surroundings, suitable for a picnic. Sample the fabulous crepes (pancakes) in the Chateau de Citardiere or just acquaint yourself with more amazing history of the area.
Mervent also has a zoo, children's theme park and tree lined theme park with walkways as well as many water sports available.

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin: Green Venice - a maze of waterways and luxuriant vegetation. There are many villages, tow paths and quay sides. Coulon is cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt or be more adventurous and go it alone!”

Coastal beaches

45 minutes to beautiful blue flag beaches including La Tranche sur Mer, L'Aiguillon sur mer, les conches etc. Some beaches are quiet, some more touristy. Lots of water sports available

Pescalis lakes

Pescalis: Situated near Moncoutant, this fishermans’ paradise offers over 150 hectares of lakes. It is Europe’s premier fishing and nature centre and open to beginner and enlightened amateur. All types of fish are available.

La Rochelle

This is a beautiful city with a harbour port, great shops, a zoo, beach etc. A great place to visit, shop, people watch etc

Xanton Chassenon

Lakeside beach located only 15 to 20 minutes away, very popular, with lifeguards, picnic areas, water turbo slides, children's play area, walkways, water sports etc
Great day out


Popular theme park located at Poitiers

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9
9 / 10 D'Arcy Family 17 September, 2019

We have returned from our holiday at Le Cedre completely relaxed. Everybody had a wonderful holiday and we have no hesitation at all in recommending to others. Highly recommended.

9.2 / 10 D'Arcy Family 5 August, 2019

We had a fantastic holiday at Le Cedre and have already booked to return next year.
Highly recommended

9 / 10 D'Arcy Family 2 August, 2019

Le Cedre is a great holiday home. We were a group of families holidaying together with ages ranging from 2 - 80. The property was perfect for us all. Swimming pool and facilities were great, the pool was lovely and warm which was appreciated by all. We had a lot of days out during our 2 week stay and there are still plenty of days out which we did not get time to do, so we shall definitely be returning! The property has lots of character, as per the photos on the website. We have already recommended to family and friends. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this wonderful home. The weather was really hot too!