Large Farmhouse, heated pool to let Vendee

Vouvant (20km from Fontenay-le-Comte), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005931 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
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La Croix Liaud Self Catering Saturday 5 12 5 Bedroom 5 is Mezzanine. Children's bed, travelcot

About this property

Farmhouse Heated Pool, Games Room, Wi-fi, Play Area. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Croix Liaud is a beautiful 16th century farmhouse set on the edge of the village of Cezais, in the sunny south Vendee. This lovingly restored property comprises of a large 5 bedroom house which sleeps 12 comfortably, plus a separate 3 bedroom gite which sleeps 6, these can be let either together, which is ideal for larger groups, or independently.
These details are for 5 bedroomed farmhouse (which can be split to a 2 and 3 bedroomed gite if privacy is preferred). Details of the separate 3 bedroom gite can be found on a separate advert.

This is very versatile accommodation which can be let to suit the size of your group.
Outside there are also a range of stone built outbuildings and includes:
* Large outdoor swimming pool 6m x 11m - Heated by solar panels
* Games room and childrens play area
* Tv lounge/summer house
* Free wi-fi area
* Secure courtyard garden
* Sun terrace C/W garden furniture and charcoal bbq

Fishing nearby and Tennis Courts available just a couple of minutes away as well as riding stables.

Accommodation:
La Croix Liaud is a very spacious property set over 2 floors and a mezzanine, the first floor has 4 large bedrooms one with en suite toilet and hand wash basin, each of the four bedrooms has a double bed and two also have a single bed, a main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin and a separate toilet with wash hand basin. Throughout this floor are beautiful oak beams that are complimented by the stained wooden floor and original stone walls. A small step down to the mezzanine floor takes you to the 5th bedroom which has twin beds and the rear stairs down to the ground floor.

Every guest has a high quality bed and mattress in a dedicated bedroom not on sofa beds in lounges etc.
The ground floor comprises of a large kitchen/dining room with Vendeen fireplace and woodburner, a further lounge/kitchen/diner with music centre, fireplace and logburner, a separate lounge with tv, dvd player and logburner. A second larger bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin will also be found on this level.
PLEASE NOTE this farmhouse can be separated into 2 separate gites (1 with 3 bedrooms and the other with 2 bedrooms) by closing off some doors to offer more privacy and versatile accommodation.

Cot and highchair available.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING

Outside Leisure:
All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, and new for 2011 a dedicated games room housing table tennis, pool table and table football plus an indoor play area and seating.

The 6 metres x 11 metres (and 1.2 metres deep) swimming pool is set within a large grass playing area with basketball net and children's play area. Swimming pool is heated by solar panels.

A toilet with baby changing table is available adjacent to the swimming pool.

The garden is also a lovely place to sit in the evening to watch the beautiful Vendeen sunsets, and then the millions of stars in the late evening sky.

The stone built summer house is set within the courtyard and is equipped with satellite tv, and comfortable seating. A terraced area also within the courtyard has a bbq, tables with sunshades to shade you from the Vendeen sun.

There are many nooks and crannies to sit and relax in the garden area's or shelter from the sun within the covered pressoire area. Pass through the pressoire into the front garden of La Croix Liaud to the working well area where you can enjoy a game of boules, or just sit at one of the tables in the enclosed garden complete with a charcoal bbq and relax with a glass of wine after a day exploring the Vendee.

Child friendly:
Swimming pool - fenced off for security
An outdoor wc with washbasin and baby changing area in pool/garden area.
Secure gardens
Cots, highchairs, stairgates, potties, height booster (step)
Outside, undercover, we have the little blue boat sand pit

The tv lounge that is located within the secure courtyard has a dvd player
The terrace has a play house to keep the little one's engaged whilst mum or dad cook on the bbq
Games room has a large lockable play area for the tiny ones, complete with many toys to enable mum and dad to enjoy the many facilities within.

Swings for children under 12 and a slide for small children
Various activities available for children of all ages

NO PETS AND NO SMOKING ALLOWED

Customer Reviews:
The property far exceeded our expectations, the photos really do not do it justice. Great facilities, hours of fun had by all. We have already recommended the property to our friends and family. T N Bolton

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The kids loved the pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, and so did the adults when the kids went to bed! The indoor play area was great as the little ones could play in a secure area whilst under the watch of the adults whilst playing snooker etc. Teenagers made great use of the TV lounge too. Hope to see you again. S P

Great location with lots to do. Swimming pool was a bit hit and wonderful to find quiet corner somewhere to relax. The gite was very spacious and had everything that we required. Loved it. T L

Fabulous holiday had, gite was fantastic and Jenny a real star. Hope to be in touch soon to rebook for next year.
CB August 2015

We had a fabulous stay at La Puit a Souhait / La Croix Liaud in the Vendee. The farmhouse/gite was clean and extensively equipped, even with all baking utensils! The rooms were well decorated and furnished and the beds were one of the best ones we've had on holidays! The courtyard between the different units had well tended gardens complete with fruit trees and was a great socialising venue for all the different families staying. We all had fun star gazing and watching shooting stars in the clear night sky! The games room was great to keep everyone busy. Our host Jenny was very friendly and helpful. The venue was also well placed for visiting loads of attractions near us i.e. La Rochelle, Apremont, Marais Poitevin, Puy Du Fou. Having a nice big hypermarket within 10 mins drive was indeed a bonus. My husband also liked the fact that the house is in a quiet location which meant better sleep at night for him:-) Keep up the great work, this place is definitely well recommended!!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large kitchen/dining room with Vendeen fireplace and woodburner, a further lounge/kitchen/diner with music centre, fireplace and logburner.

There are 2 kitchen diners, both of which include all mod cons and are fully equipped.

Also outdoor dining areas and large bbq.

Living rooms

2 Separate lounge/dining areas.

A separate lounge with tv, dvd player and logburner.

Bedrooms

The first floor has 4 large bedrooms one with en suite toilet and hand wash basin, each of the four bedrooms has a double bed and two also have a single bed.

Throughout this floor are beautiful oak beams that are complimented by the stained wooden floor and original stone walls.

A small step down to the mezzanine floor takes you to the 5th bedroom which has twin beds and the rear stairs down to the ground floor.

Every guest has a high quality bed and mattress in a dedicated bedroom not on sofa beds in lounges etc.
Child bed and cot available.

Bathrooms

En suite toilet and hand wash basin.
Main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.
A separate toilet with wash hand basin.
A second larger bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin will also be found on the ground level.

A toilet and baby changing area are also located in part of the barn, by the swimming pool, so you do not have to enter the property with wet feet etc.

Entertainment

In the farmhouse is a tv and dvd area, games and wi-fi.

Outside is a dedicated games room housing table tennis, pool table and table football plus an indoor play area and seating.
6 metres x 11 metres (and 1.2 metres deep) swimming pool is set within a large grass playing area with basketball net and children's play area.
Boules, badminton and various outdoor games.
Tv lounge/summer house.

Garden and outside

All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, and new for 2011 a dedicated games room housing table tennis, pool table and table football plus an indoor play area and seating.

The 6 metres x 11 metres (and 1.2 metres deep) swimming pool is set within a large grass playing area with basketball net and children's play area. Swimming pool heated by solar panels.
A toilet with baby changing table is available adjacent to the swimming pool.

The garden is also a lovely place to sit in the evening to watch the beautiful Vendeen sunsets, and the millions of stars in the late evening sky.

The stone built summer house is set within the courtyard and is equipped with satellite tv, and comfortable seating. A terraced area also within the courtyard has a bbq, tables with sunshades to shade you from the Vendeen sun.
There are many nooks & crannies to sit and relax in the garden area's or shelter from the sun in the covered ar

Parking and garages

Ample parking for several cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for large groups, smaller family groups, couple etc.
Ideal for families with children as plenty to keep them all entertained.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vouvant
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Trout fishing lake nearby
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Riding stables
Distance: 7 km

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: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Trevor Goverd

We love this region in France, so much so that we purchased a property here and have had wonderful family holidays. We are happy to let it for holiday rentals, so others can enjoy it too.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Beautiful relaxing area, yet many places to visit and so many sports available.
Unique benefits of property Can be let as a 5 bedroom farmhouse or separated by closing/locking a couple of doors into a 2 bedroom gite and 3 bedroom gite. Flexible accommodation.

The Owner Recommends

Vouvant

One of the prettiest villages in France. Some lovely walks here.

Mervent

Fantastic for walks, cycling, fishing, lovely picnic areas, it even has a zoo and Pierre Brun play/activity park. Various water sports available on the lakes.

Xanton Chassenon beach

Xanton Chassenon lakeside beach is approx 10 minutes drive away, this is a great place for safe bathing (lifeguards), water sports, picnic area, toboggan slides, children's play area etc.

Beautiful Vendee beaches

Beautiful blue flag beaches of the Vendee are just over 1 hour away.

La Rochelle and Ile de Re

La Rochelle is well worth a visit, a stunning harbourside with lots of cafes/bars/restaurants to sit a watch the world go by. Lovely boutique shops, a very popular market. Some lovely parks, a popular beach and a large tropiquarium.
Ile de Re is just outside of La Rochelle, this is a lovely island with lots of beaches and great seafood restaurants. No cars allowed on the island.

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou theme park is very popular for people of all ages - highly recommended, we have not heard a bad thing about it, everybody has a wonderful day out here. Falconry displays, collosseum with the lions, chariot races etc.
The evening they have cinescenie which is quite stunning and gets sold out so always recommended to book tickets in advance.

Futuroscope

Located at Poitiers, this is a poplar theme park.

Venice Vert, Marais Poitevin

Very nice area with canals etc, so you can hire boats and punt down the river. Also lovely villages.