House to let in Vendee, private pool & lakes - LV005410

10/10
14km from Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005410 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
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Moulin de Garreau Self Catering Saturday 5 14 5 Children's bed, full size cot and a travelcot

About this property

5 Bedrooms with 2 carp fishing lakes & heated pool. This villa is in a village setting.

Moulin de Garreau 5 en suite bedrooms, sleeps up to 14 plus babies
With a lovely swimming pool, spa and sauna, Moulin de Garreau is an exceptional and unique property set in a peaceful, rural location in the Vendee, yet within easy reach of all amenities. This outstanding property comprises of a large 5 bedroom (all en suite) house and 11th Century fully renovated operational watermill. The watermill is fenced off for security. The house has been lovingly renovated to an extremely high standard throughout with all bedrooms offering en suite facilities.

Within its very large grounds are 2 carp fishing lakes and large area for walks, cycling etc. The lakes are officially certified by the fishing association. Table tennis. Full sized swimming pool which is heated by use of the cover plus a hot tub/spa and a sauna. Guests have exclusive use of all facilities on site.

Accommodation:
The house comprises of fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar, oven, hob, microwave, full sized American fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee-maker etc etc. Door leading to patio area.The separate utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, sink etc.The lounge are has the original beamed ceilings, and 2 large original fireplaces. There are large comfortable armchairs and settee, also large dining table and chairs. Tv with satellite English channels. Doors leading to patio area. Wi-fi.
Downstairs wc and washbasin.

The bedrooms (located upstairs) all have en suite facilities:
Green room : 1 King size bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with en suite bath, shower and wc
Yellow room : 2 single beds + 1 cot with en suite shower room and wc
Orange room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with en suite shower room and wc
Blue room : 1 King size bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with en suite bathroom and wc
Red room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with en suite bathroom and wc
PLUS we have 2 free single child beds that we can install upon request.

The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.

An excellent standard throughout. This property is completely private and you will have exclusive use of all facilities.

Outside leisure:
Outside are very extensive grounds with lovely swimming pool, hot tub and sauna (all fenced off for security). The swimming pool has a large cover (looks a bit like a greenhouse) which slides over the pool and with the help of the sun heats the pool, just gently slide back the cover when you wish to use the pool.
Large patio area and separate bbq area, plus large garden area and 2 large carp (and various other fish including perch, tench, eels, ) fishing lakes. Fishing tackle room is also available. Table tennis. There is also a separate decking area overlooking the lake and grounds to sit and enjoy the wonderful views and several glasses of wine whilst watching the sun setting. Bicycles and fishing rods available.

All very private and exclusive. Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc.

Optional extra:
Use of hot tub/sauna £100 per week.
End of stay clean £100

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar, oven, hob, microwave, full sized American fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee-maker etc etc. Door leading to patio area. The separate utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, sink etc.

There is a large dining table and chairs in the lounge area. Large dining table and chairs on the patio also, for al fresco dining.

Living rooms

The lounge are has the original beamed ceilings, and two large original fireplaces. There are large comfortable armchairs and settee, also large dining table and chairs. Tv with Satellite English channels. Doors leading to patio area. Wi-fi.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms ( located upstairs) all have en suite facilities:
Green room : 1 king size bed for 2 people (wide = 1.6 meter) with en suite bath, shower and wc
Yellow room : 2 single beds + 1 cot with en suite shower room and wc
Orange room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with en suite shower room and wc
Blue room : 1 King size bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with en suite bathroom and wc
Red room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with en suite bathroom and wc
Plus we have 2 free single child beds that we can install upon request.

Bathrooms

All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom or shower room. One is a "Jack 'n' Jill" shower room.
Also a separate downstairs wc.

Heating

Fully centrally heated throughout for Winter lets.

Entertainment

Indoors - Wi-fi. Satellite tv with English channels

Outside - very extensive grounds with lovely swimming pool, hot tub and sauna (all fenced off for security). The swimming pool has a large cover (looks a bit like a greenhouse) which slides over the pool and with the help of the sun heats the pool, just gently slide back the cover when you wish to use the pool.
Large patio area and separate bbq area, plus large garden area and 2 large carp (and various other fish including perch, tench, eels) fishing lakes. Fishing tackle room is also available. Table tennis. Bicycles and fishing rods available.

There is also a separate decking area overlooking the lake and grounds to sit and enjoy the wonderful views and several glasses of wine whilst watching the sun setting.

All very private and exclusive. Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc.

Garden and outside

Outside are very extensive grounds with lovely swimming pool, hot tub and sauna (all fenced off for security). The swimming pool has a large cover (looks a bit like a greenhouse) which slides over the pool and with the help of the sun heats the pool, just gently slide back the cover when you wish to use the pool.
Large patio area and separate bbq area, plus large garden area and 2 large carp (and various other fish including perch, tench, eels) fishing lakes. Fishing tackle room is also available. Table tennis. Bicycles and fishing rods available.

There is also a separate decking area overlooking the lake and grounds to sit and enjoy the wonderful views and several glasses of wine whilst watching the sun setting.

All very private and exclusive. Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling, ballgames etc.

Parking and garages

Ample parking for numerous cars.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for family holidays, adult only holidays.
Fishing enthusiasts
Not suitable for disabled as all bedrooms are upstairs.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Please advise details of pet, prior to acceptance. Details of local pet can be provided.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay le Comte
Distance: 13 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, pike, tench, perch, eels etc
Name of nearest fishing location: On-site

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Bressuire
Distance: 40 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various
Distance: 4 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various walks in the area

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Various wine producers
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Trevor Goverd

I love this region in France, so much so that I purchased a property here and am happy to let it for holiday rentals, so others can enjoy it too.

Year property purchased 1970
Why this location? Wonderful location, 2 carp fishing lakes on-site is a definite bonus too.
Unique benefits of property Carp fishing lakes, hot tub, 5 en suite bedrooms, great location. Working water mill which produces flour.

The Owner Recommends

Puy du Fou

There are many tourist attractions in the region including the Puy du Fou, a picturesque park of over 40 hectares where one can take in chariot racing in a Roman amphitheatre, breathtaking displays of falconry, jousting and much more. There is also a stunning night show called the Cinescenie.

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin, a maze of waterways and luxuriant vegetation, known as la Venice Verte, or green Venice. It can be accessed from Coulon, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt, or explore it on a self-guided trip.

Mervent Forest

The Mervent Forest, situated on the banks of a lake, has something to offer everyone, including walking, rock climbing, horse riding, and mountain biking. Plus lots of watersports available. There is also a small zoo here, plus a theme park and tree adventures with zip lines etc.

Futuroscope

Futuroscope, the famous theme park of the moving image, offers adventures on land, sea and in outer space using the latest projection system technology.

Fontenay le Comte

A wonderful rennaissance town with a great choice of restaurants, cafes, shops, lovely parks, hypermarkets etc. Saturday mornings there is a large market/brocante.

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, famous for its chateaux and wines, offers some exceptional scenery.

La Rochelle

Stunning port and harbour, great to sit in a cafe and people watch in the harbour, some wonderful exclusive boutiques, great parks, a beach, large tropiquarium etc.
Well worth a visit!

Coastal beaches

Various beaches approx 50 minutes away, including La Tranche sur Mer, L'Aiguillon sur Mer, Les Conches, etc. Great watersports and very clean, safe beaches.

Xanton Chassenon

Xanton Chassenon is located approx 15 minutes from the property, it is a manmade beach, which is very popular, there are lifeguards, various watersports, childrens play park, turbo waterslides, picnic areas etc.

Plus many other great days out

Museums, chateaus, lovely towns, pretty villages

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 4 September, 2018

Absolutely stunning! What more can I say.
We are several families who travel to France every year for our holiday and this was our best holiday in France ever. It far exceeded our expectations on all levels.
In the fishermen in the group really enjoyed their fishing, which was totally private for their use only, great photos of large carp were taken and have pride of place at home.
Some wonderful days out at the coast, Puy du fou, mervent...
Thank you to the owners for allowing this wonderful property to be rented out, we shall be returning net year.

10 / 10 D'Arcy Family 26 August, 2018

We cannot recommend this property highly enough, it far exceeded our expectations.
Upon arrival we were welcomed by the owners and given a tour of the working mill, which was lovely, then handed the keys and left to enjoy the holiday.
The property was spotlessly clean and very spacious.
There were many places to visit in the local area but to be honest we just wanted to stay at the property, enjoy the pool and hot tub and have a good glass of wine.
The fishermen in the group were very pleased with both lakes and caught some great carp, of course having photos taken before releasing them back to the lake. They highly recommend the fishing at the property and having the privacy to fish.
A good number of excellent restaurants in the area at the surrounding villages, many of them offering good value for a wonderful meal and good choice of wines.
We have already booked our return to Moulin de Garreau for next year, can't wait!
Thank you to the owners for a wonderful holiday, they clearly love and care for this property.