|Gîte Le Cosy||Self Catering||Saturday||1||4||1||Includes Mezzanine for 2 children|
The gite sleeps 2/4 and is a “cozy little nest” for couples or families with 2 children. The 45m² consists of a living room with an open kitchen (renovated in 2015), a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a mezzanine for the children. Its terrace, overlooking the meadow where the horses graze, is shaded by an old blackthorn tree.
The kitchen renovated in 2015, is equipped to provide you with everything you need for your holiday :
Stools and 4 bar stools
Microwave and electric oven
Coffee-maker, toaster, kettle and teapot
The living space, which includes the kitchen, is a space to be lived in, it opens directly on to the terrace and from the sofa you will be able to see the horses galloping and playing.
The living room of the gîte has been decorated in a combination of cosy and industrial styles: the contrast of the 2 mixes vintage furniture together with a comfortable leather sofa and velvet and satin curtains.
The accommodation is equipped with:
3 seater leather sofa bed (160 × 200)
Large LCD tv
Satellite receiver and dvd player
Brochures and magazines about the Vendée, what to visit, hiking and biking…
The main bedroom has a four-poster bed of 160 x 200 cm. If necessary a small bed for young children can be added in front of the window.
At the top of the ladder, the children will find 2 beds of 90 × 190 in the mezzanine area. This space will quickly be claimed as the “headquarters” of the children during the holiday.
Great for Children :
Climbing the ladder, looking down on the living room is a space reminiscent of childhood camps.
The bathroom is equipped with an over bath / shower, a washbasin and a washing machine. Towels are provided for stays of longer than 3 nights.
Towels can be provided within an option.
From mid-May to the end of September, guests have access to the indoor swimming pool. They can enjoy the pleasure of swimming, even in the event of inclement weather, the vast dome of 100m2 houses the 9x4m pool and encourages relaxing on the sunloungers.
The pool is shared with the other gite on site (5 persons).
The cottages are located in the heart of the old farm, between the courtyard and the meadows. The courtyard garden is still under development, our recent arrival at Le Relay means that during 2018 we will continue the decorating, landscaping and planting of the courtyard.
As all garden enthusiasts know, the most important thing with a garden is to define a specific theme to serve as a guide. We opted for a contrasting mix between a “bocager” and a Japanese inspired garden.
The car park is situated at the entrance of our closed domaine.
Free wi-fi is available.
We supply these items : Kitchen paper, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets and liquid hand-wash soap under the sink, toilet paper and bin bags. A selection of spices, pepper and various condiments. Help yourself to basil, parsley, and chives from the garden.
We are a couple of French people living in the peaceful countryside in the Vendée. We are both interested in sports (martial arts, mountain biking, hiking), sites of historical interest and little treasures to be found. Alan is retired and keeps a very close eye on his 4 horses. Sabrina is still working in marketing. As a former guide interpreter, she is passionate about gardens, history, taking photos, and of course very willing to speak english and explain the french way of life.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||The story of the gites begins in February 2014: we were looking for property in the countryside suitable for horses. By chance we came across La Solissonniere, we fell head over heels in love with it (in French - a coup de Coeur).|
|Unique benefits of property||The Relay de la Source is a little natural haven situated in the Vendee, at just 30 mins from the Puy du Fou. On site, the grounds consist of a landscaped garden which surrounds the indoor pool, and a vast meadow which allows the 4 horses to gambol freely. Numerous walking paths can be found nearby and at least 5 start from the gîtes.
Each gîte has its own sunny terrace, east and south facing, with views of the 4 thoroughbreds. Guests also have access to the indoor swimming pool, and can enjoy a swim even on rainy days: its vast dome of 60m² houses the 9x4m pool.
The 1st gîte, la Bergerie, 95m² in size includes a living room completely renovated, 1 mezzanine bedroom and 1 bedroom (bed arrangements adjustable) on the ground floor.
The 2nd gîte called Le Cosy, is a little haven of 45m² for couples or parents with 2 children. The cottage has a living room, a kitchen, bathroom and 1 bedroom with a four-poster bed. A mezzanine specially designed for the children recall cabin.
For families, the Vendée offers various possibilities for visits, free or payable: we have listed the key cultural sites not to be missed; without forgetting the amazing Puy du Fou. Castles, churches and the many charming little villages full of character: the "bocage vendéen” is home to a wealth of delightful sites at less than 30 minutes from the gîtes. Not really sure that one week’s holiday will be enough to do and see everything…