Vendee cottage for 2 with in-ground pool - LV005498

7.8/10
8km from Sainte-Hermine, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005498 Advertiser since: 9 May 2017
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La Roseraie Self Catering Friday 1 2 1 None

About this property

Rose Clad Cottage Just For 2 With In-ground Pool . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

UNIQUE - One of only a handful of homes in France reserved just for 2 with private and exclusive use of the in-ground pool and lovely half acre gardens. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, La Roseraie is set in pictuesque and tranquil rural village of St Juire - home to the renowned restaurant St Georges, possibly one of the best restaurants in Vendee. Just 3 miles from St Hermine with all amenities and supermarket or the bustling town of Chantonnay with 2 hypermarkets, shops, restaurants and much more. Enjoy the beautiful Vendee beaches 40 mins away or visit cosmopolitan La Rochelle 45 mins, be entertained at Puy du Fou or simply relax in the peaceful Vendee countryside. The former renaissance capital of Vendee - Fontenay le Comte is 10 mins drive, Venice Vert - canals and boating 20 mins, Vouvant/ Mervent 15 mins, Nantes 1 hr, lakes with fishing and walks 2 mins.

Renovated to retain character with beams, exposed stone and fireplace for those cosy romantic nights in. Detached within its own gated and enclosed 1/2 acre gardens. La Roseraie, an idyllic stone cottage and one of just a few holiday cottages in France with a private pool terrace and gardens just for 2. Inside is a well equipped fitted kitchen (cooker, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, toaster, coffee-maker and everything you will need for a home from home stay). Open plan living/dining area with woodburner, cosy chairs with foot stall and flat screen tv with dvd and USB ports, so you can connect your own equipment. Shower room with walk-in shower, low level wc, basin and heater. Charming double bedroom.

To the front is a gated driveway with covered parking all overlooking rose beds with extensive 1/2 acre enclosed gardens to the rear where there is a dining terrace - ideal for bbqs with table and chairs, parasol - over looking the pool area with 70m2 teak terrace and sunbeds, parasol and beyond this the orchard. The gardens are fully enclosed and afford a high degree of privacy perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, outside dining or simply enjoying a cool glass of wine! Included within your stay is linen, bathroom towels, tea towels and an end of stay clean meaning that you can enjoy the very last minutes of your holiday. We also have two bicycles, which you are welcome to use, as the area is ideal for cycle rides.

A must do is a visit to the Restaurant St Georges - located in St Juire just 1.5 miles from the property - considered one of the best restaurants in France - specialising in French cuisine and wine with seperate wine bar and shop alongside.

Pool maintained & cleaned regularly.
Gardens & lawn attended to for you.
Linen replaced weekly.
End of stay clean included.

Change over day is Friday.

Note: The swimming pool will be closed in the winter period, hence the reduced rate during this time.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fitted and equipped kitchen. With all you will need for that home from home experience. Pine dining table and chairs for 2. Also equipped with a dish washer and washing machine.

Living rooms

Open plan to the kitchen with tile floor.
Tv with English Freesat .
Fireplace with woodburner and logs provided in winter months.

Bedrooms

One bedroom upstairs
Wood floor
One low beam - so mind your head!
Double bed
Extra fine linen
Soft cotton towels
Hairdryer
Fan
All provided.

Bathrooms

Ground floor shower room
Oversized shower cubicle
High pressure shower
Wash handbasin
WC
Tile floor


Heating

Electric wall mounted heaters.
Woodburner.

Entertainment

Tv and dvd player
Lots of dvds provided
Books
Cd player
English Freesat tv

Garden and outside

In-ground pool with 70m2 teak deck
Sunbeds
Parasols
Chairs
Pool side table
BBQ terrace with table and chairs and parasol

Parking and garages

Covered private parking
Drive parking
All for sole use
Gated entrance

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for disabled persons due to stairs and 1st floor bedroom.
No pets accepted - sorry we are dog owners ourselves, but we have experienced dog owners who broke promises about dog fouling, so we decided no more pets.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

Activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Thire
Distance: 4 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Mareuil sur Lay

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Juire Village Walk

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St George Restaurant and Cave
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Darren Clifton-Jones

Darren & Keturah - We love our little place in France, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We love the village, local area and people. You will especially enjoy the restaurant St George - very special and one of the best in Vendee.
Unique benefits of property Our home is just for 2 - but comes with its own in-ground private pool and gardens. Very private, cosy and perfect for romantic breaks.

We love the gardens. They are ideal for a bbq or lazy days beside the pool. The orchard offers shade and plenty of apples, pears and cherries.

Close by there is lots to see and do. The beaches and La Rochelle are a must do and are approx. 50 mins drive.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant

Restaurant St George in the village is a must. Willy & Valerie your French hosts have created a very high quality restaurant. If you like fine dining at a reasonable price it is perfect. We are lucky to have them in the village. Just 2 kms away and a very pleasant walk, so all can enjoy a glass of wine!

Fontenay le Comte Weekly Market

Year round weekly market every Saturday. A large selection of market stalls, lots to sample with indoor and outdoor sections. Set in a street with restaurants and bars for after.

Vouvant & Mervent

A must see - Vouvant set beside the river is very picturesque and well known for art exhibitions. Mervent for the lake fishing, walks and forest. A great day out.

Chantonnay

For shopping, restaurants and hypermarkets.

Lucon

For history, cathedral, shopping, restaurants and much more.

La Rochelle

About 50 mins drive - but a most do. One of our most favourite places in all of France.

La Faute sur Mer

There are plenty of beaches within a 1 hour drive. Our favourite is La Faute sur Mer. We think the town is just the right size - not too big not too small, restaurants, river estuary, casino, shops, bars and cafes. But best of all we like it for the beach! Fantastic, you can walk for as far as you can see, pristine sand, dunes and a gentle sloping beach into the sea.

1 Review
7.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 7
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 5
  • Setting: 7
  • Value for Money: 7
7.8 / 10 Deja Vu 1 July, 2018

Nice Gite in very rural location in quiet and pretty hamlet. Free WiFi provided - very good signal. Comfortable bed in mezzanine bedroom over kitchen. Very well stocked kitchen - plentiful crockery and utensils. Swimming pool ideal for cooling down if weather hot. Bicycles provided for exploring local village. Property would benefit greatly from Air Conditioning and fly/mosquito screens on windows. Mostly suits a couple looking for a stress-free, relaxing holiday.

Owner response

Thank you for leaving a review. We do try to ensure that our guests have all they need to enjoy their stay and take on your comment about fly screens, which we will be looking to install. Glad you had a relaxing holiday at La Roseraie.