Holiday Cottage in Vendee Village - LV005630

26km from Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005630 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Vieille Maison Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Cosy 2 Bedroom Cottage in Courtyard Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Vieille Maison is a cosy restored farmhouse, with lots of original features on show - wooden beams, stone walls and staircase and large stone wash tub. This house has everything that you would want for a relaxing holiday - Wi-fi, dishwasher, UK tv channels and lots of outside space.
There is a comfortable lounge with wood burner, a fully equipped kitchen, utility area with computer and desk and upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms - both with en suite bathrooms. One bedroom has a double bed, the other has two single beds and a cot can be added for younger children.
Outside there is a courtyard, surrounded by plants and trees, with a patio table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is also a large games room with toys for all ages.
In the 5000m² garden you will find a heated swimming pool, swings, vegetable garden and chickens!
Set in a great location for country walks and only 50 minutes from the beach or the Puy du Fou theme park.
This house is very family friendly - with a cot, highchair, stair gates, and lots for children to do.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. There is a dining table in the kitchen, plus extra seating in the courtyard.

Living rooms

Comfortable lounge with wood burner for the cooler winter months. Wi-fi is available, as is a pc and desk. The tv has UK free to air satellite channels and there is a dvd player.


Both bedrooms are on the first floor. One has a double bed and the other has two single beds. Both have en suite shower rooms. There is plenty of storage in both bedrooms.


Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms with shower cubicle, sink and wc and there is a separate wc in the utility area - along with the washing machine.


There are radiators throughout the house and a wood burner for the winter months.
A heating charge of 40€ is payable upon arrival for the heating in winter.


There is a large games room in the courtyard with lots of toys and games for all ages, along with books, dvds and a PS2. A selection of bikes is also available

Garden and outside

La Vieille Maison opens out onto a lovely courtyard surrounded by flowers and shrubs. Here you will find a patio table & chairs and a private bbq.
The courtyard has gates to keep your children safe and beyond the gates is an off-road parking area.
The main garden is over 5000m² and is mainly laid to lawns and flower beds.
The heated swimming pool is open from May until the end of September each year and is securely fenced off from the garden. It is surrounded by sun loungers and picnic tables.
You will also find a very productive vegetable garden, where you can help yourself to seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as fresh eggs from the chickens.

Parking and garages

There is off-road parking for up to 6 cars.

Visitor suitability

This house is very child friendly - with cot, highchair, stair gates, plastic utensils and lots of toys and games.
This house would not be suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs, as both bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor.

Information about any additional facilities

The property owners live on site.
The pool, garden, games room and courtyard are shared with one other holiday home
This house can be rented individually, or with La Maison en Pierre (10 guests) for larger family gatherings.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Various Rivers and Lakes
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Domangere
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Various Riding centres in the nearby villages
Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Le Fief Vendeen Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Over 500km of signposted routes in the Vendee


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Many villages have 'Caves' selling their own wines
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

Hello, we're Jan & Mick and we live in the France and have had our holiday homes in the Vendée since 2005. The holiday rentals are managed by Annette, who lives nearby.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? We have always enjoyed a good renovation project and this property offered the opportunity to bring back to life two old farmhouses and a barn. We spent several years completing the projects and can now relax a little bit and enjoy the lovely scenery and gardens. The village has a good restaurant and the beach is only 50 minutes away! There's always something interesting going on nearby and the country walks are great.
Unique benefits of property Our two holiday homes can be rented together for large family gatherings - catering for up to 14 guests, plus 2 babies. The setting is very peaceful and the well maintained gardens provide an oasis of tranquillity! We are on hand to offer advice and support during your holiday and often invite guests to sample our home made fruit liqueurs.

The Owner Recommends

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré

The coastal town of La Rochelle is well worth a visit - with lots to do for all of the family. There is a fantastic aquarium with a large shark tank and rain forest area, an old port with restaurants spilling out onto the pavements, lots of boutique shops set in arcaded streets and a large market hall selling locally caught seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables. Over the bridge to the Ile de Ré - and you escape from the hustle and bustle of big city life - with quaint harbour-side villages and windswept beaches, plus great seafood restaurants and donkeys in pyjamas!

The Marais Poitevin

The area known as the 'Venise Verte' forms part of the Marais Poitevin Regional Park - here you can spend a lazy day punting around the vast network of canals - spotting the local wildlife and drifting past ruined abbeys and pretty villages. Lots of canal-side restaurants and historical buildings to see.

The Puy du Fou Theme Park

The Puy du Fou Theme Park is an experience not to be missed! This park has won several Global Awards over the past couple of years and they are constantly adding new features. You can watch the Vikings, Gladiators, Musketeers and Medieval Knights, plus there is the best Bird of Prey Show that you are ever likely to view - with over a 100 birds flying around you and landing next to you! Also not to be missed, is the Spectacular Evening show - with over 1200 participants and an impressive fireworks display at the end!