Luxury Holiday Gite to let in rural Vendee

6km from Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005800 Advertiser since: 31 October 2017
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Chateau Le Retail Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3 No extra capacity for adults or children

About this property

Luxury Holiday Gites in Beautiful Vendée (1341 AD). This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Located in the beautiful Vendée, part of the Loire region, our 'petit chateâu' is steeped in history. The entire residential history of the main house is recorded and dates back to 1341. Some of the external features - including a medieval vaulted cellar - date back to the 11th century.

Our recently 4* rated Meublé de Tourisme gîte is the ideal base for your vacation in south Vendée with easy access to many key tourist attractions - Puy du Fou, 'Green Venice' Marais Poitevin, Mervent Forest with great outdoor pursuits, Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Vouvant and other historic beautiful towns and the spectacular Atlantic coast with it's wonderful beaches and maritime activites, all within an hour away. There is also the amazing Loire valley - famous for its incredible wine and breathtaking chateaux's and gardens.

Far more than your standard self catering gîtes, we offer a spacious and luxurious setting for your holiday with either 2 or 3 bedrooms available. Tastefully decorated with all the usual added extras, we are targeting repeat visitors and those that do enjoy and appreciate quality. We are ideally suited to that 'special occasion' and, depending on availability, can offer extra services such as evening meals and picnic lunches.

Chateau Le Retail is available for either up to 6 or 4 guests, (min 3 nights and open all year) you will have sole occupancy of your gite in a beautiful relaxing countryside location.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

A spacious, open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area provides your main accommodation area, with tv Freesat and entertainment facilities in both French and English.

The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery equipment, including oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-machine (Senseo).

Both ground floor areas have front and rear entrance doors to patio areas.

Living rooms

A spacious, open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area provides your main accommodation area, with tv and entertainment facilities in both French and English.

An adjacent lounge area, with the third mezzanine bedroom area is available when booked for 5 or 6 guests.

Both ground floor areas have front and rear entrance doors to patio areas.

Bedrooms

From the main open plan living area, two large bedrooms are accessible upstairs, both with king size beds and en suite shower rooms.

The third mezzanine bedroom area is available when booked for 5 or 6 guests. A super-king size bed, with a further en suite shower room are on this mezzanine level.

All beds have memory foam mattresses.

Bed linen, bathroom and beach towels are all provided.

Bathrooms

All bedrooms have an en suite shower room.

Heating

During the colder months, the gites are heated by oil central heating.

Air cooling units are provided for use during peak summer temperatures, if required.

Entertainment

Freesat television channels are available in both French and English. There is a selection of dvds and boardgames for use.

A stereo and blue tooth speaker bar are also available, along with free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

The gites have private seating areas both north and south facing allowing enjoyment of the sun throughout the whole day.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of free parking.

Visitor suitability

Bedrooms are only accessible by staircases.

Information about any additional facilities

A complimentary GPS is available for use.

A bbq is available for use.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Fontenay Le Comte
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Family activities

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 1

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Pauline Richardson

We have embraced a change in lifestyle, culture and weather (!) relocating to Château Le Retail in August 2016 from north east Scotland where we both worked within the Oil and Gas Industry. Doug continues to travel to work and Pauline now focuses on hosting our new business venture.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? South Vendée, Pays de la Loire, is an extremely active tourist area. Château Le Retail is the ideal base for your vacation, with easy access to many key tourist attractions including; world renowned theme parks (Puy du Fou, Futuoroscope), the 'Green Venice' Marais Poitevin, the spectacular Atlantic coast with its beautiful beaches and maritime activities, all within an hour away. Of course there is also the amazing Loire valley - famous for its incredible wine and breathtaking chateaux's and gardens. 

The historic and beautiful towns of La Rochelle, Vouvant and Fontenay Le Comte are all easily accessible, with many local markets and historic sites to visits throughout the area.  

Mervent forest is only 12 km away with cycling and walking tracks in abundance along with water activities, climbing, archery, horse riding, a great local zoo and an activity park for children.
Unique benefits of property Located in the beautiful south Vendée, part of the Loire region, our 'petit chateau' is steeped in history.  The entire residential history of the main house is recorded and dates back to 1341.  Some of the external features - including a medieval vaulted cellar - date back to the 11th century.

The perfect place as a base for exploring south Vendée - Puy du Fou, Marais Poitevin, Mervent Forest, Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Vouvant and other beautiful towns and the spectacular Atlantic coast, all within an hour away. Of course there is also the amazing Loire valley - famous for its incredible wine and breathtaking chateaux's and gardens.

Whilst it's necessary to have a car to enjoy the area fully there are many quiet roads and walking and cycling paths accessible directly from your gite. Of course you may just want to come for the food, the wine and to spend your time relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the blissful peace and quiet of life in rural France.

The Owner Recommends

Puy Du Fou

Fantastic