Gite in peaceful area close to Vendee coast - LV005523

9.9/10
4km from Longeville, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005523 Advertiser since: 23 May 2017
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Gite des Oiseaux Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

A Peaceful Location just 6 kms from the Sea. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

This newly refurbished gite on one level is situated down a quiet country lane. It's a modern 2 bedroomed attached property which benefits from its own entrance, private south facing garden and terrace.

There is an open plan kitchen/diner and lounge with 2 bedrooms and a spacious shower room.

Plenty of parking available in the driveway.

You can expect a peaceful location with all the comforts of home. Close to the beautiful Vendee coastline, forest walks and cycle paths.

The popular seaside resorts of La Tranche-sur-Mer and Jard-sur-Mer are just 10 minutes away.

Please be aware that the owners live on-site but we have our own entrance and garden at the back of the house which will not encroach on your privacy at all.


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen includes a good sized fridge-freezer, a cooker and hob, a microwave oven and dishwasher. It's well equipped with everything that you will need for your stay.

The round dining table seats 4 and looks out onto the terrace and garden.

Living rooms

The living room has 2 extremely comfortable sofas (one 3 seater and one 2 seater). There are 2 coffee-tables, a large flat screen tv (English or French), a dvd player and plenty of storage space in the tv cabinet. A cosy space to relax with the family!

There is also a woodburner with wood provided for colder months of the year.

Bedrooms

The main bedroom is a good size with double frenchdoors looking out onto the garden. There is a king size bed with a table either side and bedside reading lamps. Under bed storage with easy access.

The smaller bedroom has bunk beds which are big enough for adults if necessary. There is a wardrobe with a shelf and drawer, so plenty of space for clothes.

Bathrooms

A large shower room, a mirror above the sink and a toilet. Towel Rail

Just outside the bathroom, there's another chest of drawers and a hanging rail for clothes.

Heating

There is a woodburner in the lounge.

Entertainment

English or French tv, dvd's, books & games. A small selection of children's toys can be made available on request.

Garden and outside

Garden table and chairs on the terrace with a large shaded area. A gas bbq is available.

A good sized, south facing garden which benefits from the sun all day and late into the evening. Plenty of parking space.

A large trampoline is available for the children to enjoy.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking available and an area where you can safely keep your bicycles.

Visitor suitability

The property is on one level so would be suitable for wheelchairs. Please let us know beforehand so that we can organise a ramp for the main door.

Information about any additional facilities

Babysitting/Taxi services available on request.

I am a qualified reflexologist so can offer treatments at reasonable rates.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Splash pool

Activities

Beauty treatments

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various coastal sea fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishing and boat trips available in Port Bourgenay (about 20 minutes away)
Distance: 14 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay leisure complex
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various well sign posted coastal, forest and countryside walks (further information in the gite)

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Joanne Aylott

My name is Jo and I moved from Bristol to the Vendee in 2012. I live with my husband Dave and our son, Jenson who is 10 years old. Dave renovated the house as it had been empty for 12 years before our arrival and needed a lot of work! I teach English in a language centre in La Roche sur Yon, which I love. It has been a great adventure!

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Our house is tucked away down a quiet country lane between Angles and Longeville sur Mer. The location of the house appealed to us immediately as it's so quiet, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and the only noises you hear are the birds and the odd tractor! Children can ride their bikes safely up and down the lane and just around the corner there are waterways (Marais) where you can spend an afternoon on a canoe or rowing boat picking sloe berries from the hedgerows! The coast is just over a 5 minute drive away but there are also plenty of local amenities nearby. The nearest supermarket, bakery, chemist, Post Office, bank and newsagents are just minutes away in Longeville sur Mer and there is a bustling market twice weekly in July and August which offers an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat and other goodies!

Look out for the TOUR DE FRANCE which passes through the area on its first day in the first week of July, 2018!!
Unique benefits of property A newly refurbished property in a peaceful location, we have a large vegetable garden and chickens so fresh veg and eggs on request are available (providing the chickens are behaving!)

The Owner Recommends

Tour de France 2018!!

Starts in the Vendee this year on Saturday, 7th July, 2018 and will be passing through the area on the first day. Check the Tour de France web site for details.

Jard sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer

Just ten minutes away there is the beautiful coastal town and port of Jard sur Mer with lots of character, great restaurants and gorgeous beaches. La Tranche sur Mer is extremely popular with tourists and offers an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. Its seafront is superb. There is a market in the town square every Saturday morning and a free bus that the children will love to hop on and see the sites! There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a slide.

O'Gliss Waterpark

Fantastic fun for both adults and children alike. O'Gliss water park opened last Summer and proved to be extremely popular! Just ten minutes away.

Port Bourgenay

A beautiful place with a small selection of restaurants overlooking the boats. Just moments away on the road to yet another fantastic beach there is a great 'old fashioned' childrens park and mini golf course (La Beliere Loisirs) which although you have to pay a few euros to get in is well worth it! Great for a very sunny day as it's beautifully shaded by the trees. Super place to take a picnic!

Maison du Marais

Just two minutes drive from our house. Take a boat or canoe around the waterways of Longeville sur Mer (between 1-2 hours depending on how fit your feeling!) Amazing birds and wildlife to be seen. You'll need to duck down as you pass under some of the bridges which is fun but honestly this is such a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. Don't forget to take a hat and sunscreen though! Refreshments are available.

Le Grand Defi, St Julian des Landes

About 40 minutes away. Similar to 'Go Ape' in the UK. Here it's called "accrobranche" and Le Grand Defi is great for all ages. Not too expensive, the staff can speak English and are very professional. Indian Forest offers similar activities and is only 15 minutes away but we prefer Le Grand Defi!

La Rochelle and the Ile de Re

Around 50 minutes away.... La Rochelle is a beautiful city and is connected by a bridge to the Ile de Re. A wonderful day out!

Chateau at Talmont St Hilaire

A medieval castle, a great place for children, lots to do and extremely interesting from a historical point of view.

Puy du Fou Theme Park

Located between La Roche sur Yon and Cholet, about an hour away is this spectacular theme park which has won numerous awards. Based on historical events, there are shows throughout the day and a special evening show with fireworks. A fantastic day out that you won't regret!

Playbox 85, La Roche sur Yon (35 minutes away)

Playbox 85 is an indoor play centre which is just great if you fancy a day out of the sun or if there's bad weather! There is a climbing centre, soft play, badminton, squash, indoor beach volleyball and lots more. It's just minutes from The Flaneries shopping centre in La Roche sur Yon, so if some members of your family prefer to shop, everyone can have the perfect day out!

3 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Alex and Matt 17 July, 2018

My husband and I stayed here for a week in May and had a wonderful time. Everything was catered for and the spec was high end (big TV, washing machine, fridge, oven, cutlery, glasses/mugs etc, good shower..)
The weather was not at it's seasonal best, but there was a lovely patio outside with a sail awning to keep off the showers (shade when the sun shone!) and we could sit there in private.
It would be a lovely place to return to out of season too, as there is a cosy woodburner.
The owners Dave & Jo are delightful and bent over backwards to ensure our stay was comfortable, plus gave us some suggestions on what to do during our stay (such as telling us about a local restaurant in Angles to eat at on our first day of arrival and directions to the local supermarket).
Only a couple of miles away is a fantastic long beach, perfect for bodyboarding or surfing and/or for simply walking along and rock pooling!!
We visited Ile de Re whilst there, which is just under an hours drive away, despite being able to see the island from the local beach! (you have to drive round to the bridge to access it) and mooched around some local car boot sales!
The Gite is situated in a quiet rural setting, so perfect for some rest and relaxation.
We will definitely return and be recommending it to all our friends!!

10 / 10 LAllen 11 July, 2018

We have spent a lovely holiday in Longville sur mer. This is a new area of France we’ve visited and would highly recommend , excellent beaches and attractions without the crowds of further south and the long drive. The owners are very hospitable, full of local knowledge and little touches in the accommodation show they’ve gone the extra mile to ensure a relaxed , comfortable stay. The gite is extremely clean, well equipped with nice outdoor space as well. Our children ages 14 & 9 have enjoyed body boarding at the local beaches which are a stones throw away , I enjoyed the local market and hubby the local wines from supermarkets which are again close by. We had fantastic weather and was a real treat coming back to such a relaxed property on the eve , it really felt like home from home. I would definitely return to this area of France and would thank the owners for sharing their knowledge and property with us. 10 out of 10

9.8 / 10 Baldwin 14 June, 2018

We had a wonderful holiday.
The gite was fantastic, very comfortable with every thing we needed and in a great location with plenty to do.
The owners were helpful and friendly, the children especially enjoyed being invited to meet the kittens!
We had such a great time we will be returning this summer.