Holiday let with shared pool in rural Vendée

La Chapelle-Themer (7km from Sainte-Hermine), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005303 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
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La Métairie Holiday Home Self Catering Saturday 3 7 1 Cot for young children

About this property

Family Friendly Country Cottage with Pool & Garden. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Métairie Holiday Home in the pretty little hamlet of La Jousselinière is a renovated stone cottage that has retained many of its original features - with exposed stone walls, oaks beams and wooden staircase. Outside, there is even a working bread oven!

The main feature of La Metairie is the 9m x 4.5m heated swimming pool, set in a walled stone courtyard. It is a suntrap throughout the day and there is also a covered seating area where you can escape the sun. There are lots of sun loungers scattered around the pool for sunbathing. In the evening this area is great for bbqs – with its covered seating area and patio table and chairs.

The house is well equipped with everything that you would need for a comfortable holiday - with all bed linens and towels provided. (Except pool/beach towels). The owners live on-site, so will be there to offer advice about where to visit and share a glass or two of the local wine.

A 3 bedroom house (sleeping 7 guests) and with wi-fi, UK tv channels and a lovely rural setting. Great for family holidays.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen and dining area are open plan on the ground floor - with a log burner for the cooler winter months. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and gas hob, plus kettle, toaster and coffee maker.
The large dining table comfortably seats 7 guests.

Living rooms

The lounge has a comfy sofa, plus a tv with UK free-to-air channels.


The house has three bedrooms and can cater for up to 7 guests, plus a baby in a cot.
The main bedroom on the first floor has a four-poster bed, the ground floor bedroom has two single beds, and the third bedroom has a double and single bed and is accessed through the main bedroom on the first floor - ideal for keeping an eye on younger children.
All bed linens are provided.
A cot is available for young children.


The ground floor shower room is accessed via the living room. There is a shower cubicle, hand basin and separate wc. Towels are provided (hand, bath and tea), but please bring your own pool/beach towels.


A wood burner is located in the dining room and there are radiators in all other rooms.


Various outdoor games are available for your use and there are also a couple of adult bikes.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a large, gently sloping garden laid mainly to lawns and with a small stream at the bottom – great for watching the local wildlife!

There is also a quiet courtyard behind the house where you can relax with a book or a glass of wine.

The garden is a great place to relax at the end of a busy day of site seeing and is large enough to play ball games - football, cricket etc.

The main feature of La Metairie Holiday Home is the 9m x 4.5m heated swimming pool, set in a walled stone courtyard. It is a suntrap throughout the day and there is also a covered seating area where you can escape the sun.

There are lots of sun loungers scattered around the pool for sunbathing. The pool is 1.5m deep and has steps down to the bottom at one end. The pool is heated from May until the end of September each year.

In the evening this area is great for bbqs – with its covered seating area and patio table and chairs.

Parking and garages

The house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with no passing traffic. There is private, covered parking for 2 cars and a secure storage area for bikes.

Visitor suitability

This house would be suitable for guests with limited mobility as there is a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor, but is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

The owners live on site (having a separate entrance), and offer a meal service once a week - preparing local specialities such as Vendeen ham & Mogettes (white beans) or Moules & Frites.
A 4 course meal is 20€ for adults and 12€ for children and can be booked upon arrival.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lots of Antique fairs over the summer months
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Breem, Trout, Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Lots of lakes and rivers nearby
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: 5 Golf Courses in the Vendee
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lots of small stables for riding
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Fief Vendéen Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are over a 1000km of signposted walks in the Vendee


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mourat or Chateau de Rosnay
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

La Métairie Holiday Home is owned by David & Valerie who live next door in the attached farm cottage. Valerie is originally from the Vendée & wanted to return to this area for David's retirement & to set up a French language tuition business. They looked at several properties in the area, before falling in love with this one and then spent the next few months renovating the house & pool area ready for the 2014 season. Rentals are managed by Annette, who lives nearby.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Valerie & David enjoy the lifestyle here, and have made many good friends and love the community spirit in the village. The house is set in a small Hamlet and is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and has lots of lovely walks along quiet country lanes. Very restful!
Unique benefits of property La Métairie is a great place to relax and enjoy the lovely countryside. There is a large garden with a small stream at the bottom and some sun loungers under the shade of the walnut trees. The main feature of the garden is the heated swimming pool - set in a walled sunny courtyard and with a covered seating area and sun loungers. Children will love to splash around in the heated pool, and play games in the large garden.

The Owner Recommends

The Puy du Fou Theme Park

Not like your traditional Theme Park - there are no rides, just lots of absolutely fantastic shows and re-enactments. You'll see Vikings, Gladiators, Medieval Knights, Sailors and the best Bird of Prey show in the world! And of course, not forgetting the amazing Evening Cinescenie Show - with over 1000 participants. This is a must-see for a trip to the Vendee!

The Forest and Lake at Mervent

Only a 20 minute drive away is the picturesque area of the Mervent Forest. Here you will find a large lake - with kayaking, canoes and small sailboats to hire, lots of small cafés and restaurants and a small zoo, with lots of interesting animals - including a new Red Panda! Picnics in the forest, walks around the lakes and sitting on a restaurant terrace watching local birds dipping into the waters. A relaxing day out!

The Marais Poitevin

This area is a designated Regional Park - with over 500km of waterways to explore. Dotted along the canals are the pretty towns of Coulon, Maillezais and Vix, where you can sit in a canal-side restaurant and watch the world go by. There are also ruined abbeys to explore and interesting wildlife to see, plus you can hire a flat-bottomed boat and row along the many waterways - or have a guide do it for you!

The Beaches of the Vendée

The Southern Vendée is famous for its long sandy beaches. There are beaches to suit all visitors - those with big waves for surfers - at Les Conches and La Terrière; those with rock pools for the children to explore - Jard and St Vincent; those for sand castles and miles of unspoilt sand dunes - La Faute sur Mer and Le Phare. For beaches with entertainment nearby - there is La Tranche sur Mer and Les Sables d'Olonne. All beaches have lifeguards in summer, most have cafés and toilet facilities. A great place for the whole family to enjoy.