|Maison des Oiseaux||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2||Double sofa bed big enough for two children|
Beautiful, French family house with lots of character, lovely stone walls and good sized rooms, the house just has a lovely 'feel' to it.
The property consists of a large lounge, kitchen/diner, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plenty of additional living space and a garden perfect for large family groups or 2 families wanting to share.
It also benefits from a den, perfect for teenagers to escape for an hour and a lovely big seating area looking out onto the garden through some french doors.
The bottom of the garden backs on to the waterways which has spectacular views, the location is very peaceful, you can even catch a glimpse at the local wildlife, herons, birds of prey and coypu at certain times of the year if you're lucky.
Just over five minutes drive to the beach, you're not far from the busy tourist towns of La Tranche-sur-Mer and Jard-sur-Mer so you really do have the best of both worlds.
Large kitchen overlooking the garden and well equipped with all the essentials, oven, hob, fridge-freezer and dishwasher.
Dining table which seats 4 (extra dining areas for everyone elsewhere).
Large living room overlooking the garden. This room has lots of character and is very homely, the perfect place to relax after a long day at the beach!
There is plenty of space to seat everyone. One 3 seater settee and one 2 seater settee, armchairs, a woodburner, a coffee-table and a sideboard.
There are 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have double beds and the fourth has a king size bed. All of them simple, modern rooms.
Two bedrooms at one end of the house and the other two at the opposite end (please note you have to walk through the third bedroom to get to the fourth, although one is accessible from the garden as it has french doors).
Perfect for two families sharing.
There are two bathrooms and a separate toilet.
The first bathroom benefits from a newly fitted shower and bath. There is also a sink with a large mirror above it and a separate toilet.
The second is a shower room consisting of a spacious shower, sink and toilet.
There is no English tv but we can provide you with a good selection of English dvds if you would like them and of course you have the internet.
Large garden with children's swings, trampoline, badminton and table tennis etc.
The garden is really great, so much space and very peaceful. It overlooks the waterways and the views are spectacular.
A large table for everyone to eat outside, it's just perfect.
Plenty of private parking space.
The house is on one level so would be suitable for wheelchair users.
There is a large amount of additional living space where there is a dining table to seat 8 and there are french doors leading out into the garden. A perfect place for everyone to spend time together.
A large den with a big desk, a great area for children and teenagers.
There is also a separate utility area with a washing machine located away from the kitchen.
My name is Jo and I moved from Bristol to the Vendee in 2012. I live with my husband Dave and our son, Jenson who is 11 years old. Dave renovated the house as it had been empty for 12 years before our arrival and needed a lot of work! I teach English in a language centre and University in La Roche sur Yon, which I love. It has been a great adventure!
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||Very peaceful location but not far from the coast and just ten minutes from the popular resorts of La Tranche-sur-Mer and Jard-sur-Mer. Beautiful beaches on your doorstep and so many things to see and do in the area....|
|Unique benefits of property||The property sleeps 8 comfortably so is suitable for two families of four. Two bedrooms and a bathroom at different sides of the house with lots of communal living space in between. The house also benefits from a very big garden with play equipment for children and is just a stones throw from the waterways where you can enjoy canoeing.|
Just ten minutes away there is the beautiful coastal town and port of Jard-sur-Mer with lots of character, great restaurants and gorgeous beaches. La Tranche-sur-Mer is extremely popular with tourists and offers an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. Its seafront is superb. There is a market in the town square every Saturday morning and a free bus that the children will love to hop on and see the sites! There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a slide.
Fantastic fun for both adults and children alike. O'Gliss water park opened in July, 2016 and proved to be extremely popular! Just ten minutes away.
A beautiful place with a small selection of restaurants overlooking the boats. Just moments away on the road to yet another fantastic beach there is a great 'old fashioned' children's park and mini golf course (La Beliere Loisirs) which although you have to pay a few euros to get in is well worth it! Great for a very sunny day as it's beautifully shaded by the trees. Super place to take a picnic!
Just two minutes drive from our house. Take a boat or canoe around the waterways of Longeville-sur-Mer (between 1-2 hours depending on how fit your feeling!) Amazing birds and wildlife to be seen. You'll need to duck down as you pass under some of the bridges which is fun but honestly this is such a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. Don't forget to take a hat and sunscreen though! Refreshments are available.
About 40 minutes away. Similar to 'Go Ape' in the UK. Here it's called "accrobranche" and Le Grand Defi is great for all ages. Not too expensive, the staff can speak English and are very professional. Indian Forest offers similar activities and is only 15 minutes away but we prefer Le Grand Defi!
There are lots of local markets but the closest is in Longeville-sur-Mer in the market square every Monday and Friday during July and August.
Around 50 minutes away.... La Rochelle is a beautiful city and is connected by a bridge to the Ile de Re. A wonderful day out!
A medieval castle, a great place for children, lots to do and extremely interesting from a historical point of view.
Located between La Roche sur Yon and Cholet, about an hour away is this spectacular theme park which has won numerous awards. Based on historical events, there are shows throughout the day and a special evening show with fireworks. A fantastic day out that you won't regret!