Holiday Gite with heated pool in Vendee

Cezais (5km from Vouvant), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV006028 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
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Petite Bijou Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 1 bedroom is galleried + Cot, child's bed

About this property

Heated Swimming Pool, Games Barn,Childrens 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 (it can also be split into 2 separate gites, one of which has 2 bedrooms and the other has 3 bedrooms, offering more privacy), plus a separate 3 bedroom gite which sleeps 6, these can be let either together, which is ideal for larger groups, or independently. This is very versatile accommodation which can be let to suit the size of your group.

These details are for the separate 3 bedroomed gite, La Petite Bijou.

Outside there are also a range of stone built outbuildings and includes:
* Large outdoor swminning pool 6m x 11m - heated by solar panels
* Games room and children's 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.

La Petite Bijou is the owners new addition for 2013. This superbly renovated family size gite has been furnished to a very high standard, incorporating as many of the original features as possible, including stone walls and an original lime stone fire surround to create a calming ambiance. The spacious ground floor area has great kitchen facilities if you decide not to eat out in one of the superb restaurants in and around the area. The lounge area has a comfy sofa where you can relax and sip a glass of wine and discuss the day's events. The ground floor also has the master bedroom which looks onto the beautiful courtyard garden in which you have a king size bed, vanity unit with hot and cold water and ample hanging and storage space for your personal items. The main bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit.
The upstairs of the gite offers you a further 2 bedrooms, the galleried bedroom which overlooks the lounge offers a double bed and generous storage space. The third bedroom offers twin beds and good storage space there is also a second toilet complete with wash hand basin for your convenience.
All beds and mattresses are of a high quality, no sofa beds are used.
Cot and highchair available.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING ON SITE

Outside Leisure
All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, 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; outdoor wc with washbasin and baby changing area in pool/garden area; secure gardens; cots, highchairs, stairgates, potties and a 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.

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

We had a really lovely holiday thanks, and the set up of the place was brilliant for children. AC

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!!

Location
La Croix Liaud is located in a quiet rural location on the outskirts of Cezais, yet only 5 minutes from the village of Vouvant (one of the prettiest villages in France) where you will find, boulangerie, cafe/bar, restaurant etc.
They have a "bread lady" visit the property twice a week to deliver a choice of breads to the door.
10 minutes from Mervent which is fantastic for walks, cycling, fishing, lovely picnic areas, it even has a zoo and Pierre Brun play/activity park.

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, childrens play area etc
The nearest town of La Chataignerie is approx 10 minutes drive and the Rennaissance town of Fonteney le Comte with lots of lovely cafes,restaurants, shops, hypermarkets etc approx 20 minutes drive.
Trout fishing lake just 5 minutes away - you will need a permit, which is not difficult to get.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The spacious ground floor area has great kitchen facilities if you decide not to eat out in 1 of the superb restaurants in and around the area. Kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons. Full sized cooker and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer etc. and
washing machine available.

Patio with dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

The lounge area has a comfy sofa where you can relax and sip a glass of wine and discuss the day's events.
There is also a separate shared tv lounge on site.

Bedrooms

The ground floor also has the master bedroom which looks onto the beautiful courtyard garden in which you have a king size bed, vanity unit with hot and cold water and ample hanging and storage space for your personal items.

The upstairs of the gite offers you a further 2 bedrooms, the galleried bedroom which overlooks the lounge offers a double bed and generous storage space. The third bedroom offers twin beds and good storage space there is also a second toilet complete with wash hand basin for your convenience.

All beds and mattresses are of a high quality, no sofa beds are used.
Cot and highchair available.

Bathrooms

Downstairs is the main bathroom which has a walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit.
Upstairs is a second toilet complete with wash hand basin for your convenience.

Near the swimming pool is a wc and a baby changing area.

Entertainment

All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, & a dedicated games room housing table tennis, pool table & 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 & children's play area.

Wi-fi available.

The stone built summer house is set within the courtyard and is equipped with satellite tv, & comfortable seating, dvd
Fishing nearby &Tennis Courts available just a couple of minutes away as well as riding stables. 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.

Games room has a large lockable play area for the tiny ones, complete with many toys to enable mum & dad to enjoy the many facilities within. Swings for children under 12 & a slide for small children. Various childrens activities available.

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

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

The stone built summer house is set within the courtyard and has satellite tv, comfortable seating, dvd. A terraced area also within the courtyard has a bbq, tables with sunshades to shade you from the Vendeen sun.
Many nooks and crannies to sit and relax in the garden area's or shelter from the sun.
Children's sand pit, play house, swings, slide...

Parking and garages

Ample parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families with children of all ages.
Couples
Friends

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout, perch, pike, eels, tench etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Various fishing in the area
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Nearby
Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various trails in the area

Watersports

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 2004
Why this location? Quiet, relaxed location yet many facilities within easy reach.
Unique benefits of property Several gites and some great on site facilities.

The Owner Recommends

Mervent Forest

Property is located only 10 minutes from Mervent which is fantastic for walks, cycling, fishing, lovely picnic areas, it even has a zoo and Pierre Brun play/activity park. Various water sports available. Some lovely restaurants.

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou (40 minutes away) is a huge medieval theme park with fascinating displays during both the day and the night. Marvel at the beautiful birds of prey, gasp at the stunt riders and take a step back in time in the vast roman stadium.

Futuroscope

Futuroscope (1 hour 15 minutes), in Poitiers, is a collection of simulated visual spectacles, ranging from a white knuckle ride to journeys of dicovery in 3D to a magic carpet to a ride in a Formula 1 car.

Fishing

There is a trout fishing lake only 5 minutes away.

Pescalis is a fishing paradise, whatever your skill level. Only 20 minutes away.
Combining a 150 hectare nature reserve with international standard fishing, it is the only attraction of its kind in Europe.
There are 100 hectares of lakes to choose from, and you can fish for pike, perch, black-bass and trout as well as carp, roach, rudd, sturgeon, bream, tench and salmon.

Marais Poitevin or Green Venice

The area is perfect for walking, riding and cycling. The countryside is made up of rolling hills divided up into a patchwork quilt of sunflower and corn fields interspersed with fields containing cows and goats. The Marais Poitevin (or Green Venice) is a fascinating maze of rivers, dykes and tree-shaded canals which thread between meadows and fields. They cover an area of 230,000 acres from Niort and Fontenay-Le-Comte to the Atlantic ocean. The best way to explore is by boat, either with or without a guide. Visit, also, the Poitou donkey park at Dampierre-sur-Boutonne and marvel at this special breed of dreadlocked donkey!

La Rochelle and Ile de Re

The famous coastal town of La Rochelle is located just an hour away in the Charente Maritime department. The old harbour and three medieval towers symbolise the port's rich history; there are lively quayside markets, trendy bars and excellent restaurants. Take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage, a boat trip to Fort Boyard or visit the fascinating aquarium. The idyllic beaches of the Ile de Re (some 30km worth) are also within easy reach and the island is well worth a day's visit in its own right.