|Villa Macha||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3|
Villa Macha is an ideal base for families who wish to explore the Vendée countryside - with lots of walking and cycling trails nearby on the quiet country roads.
This newly renovated holiday home is now laid out as a comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house, with patio terrace, garden and oval swimming pool.
It is set in the pretty hamlet of Simon le Vineuse and is only a short drive from the bustling town of Sainte Hermine - with its weekly market, restaurants and shops.
The beaches and the Puy du Fou are all less than an hour's drive away, and the historic towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and La Rochelle are close enough for day trips.
You enter the house via the kitchen, which is well-equipped with everything that you would need during your holiday, including a dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob and fridge-freezer.
There are a couple of steps from the kitchen up to the spacious lounge with its dining area and comfy sofas.
For entertainment, there is a tv with French Free-to-Air satellite tv channels, plus a dvd player and wi-fi internet access is available in the house.
An oak staircase leads up to the 2 first floor bedrooms.
One bedroom has a king sized bed, antique wardrobe and en suite shower room (shower, wc, sink) and the second bedroom has 2 single beds and its own en suite shower room (shower, wc, sink). The single beds can be attached together to make a large king sized bed. A third bedroom is located via a separate entrance near to the kitchen door and up a small staircase. This has two single beds and an en suite shower, wcand sink unit. The single beds can be made into a large king sized bed.
All bedrooms have plenty of storage space and electric radiators for the cooler months.
All bed linens are provided for your stay.
A cot is available for younger children.
Each bedroom has an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and wc.
There is also a separate toilet and handbasin next to the kitchen.
All rooms have electric radiators.
The pool is open from May until the end of September each year.
A wi-fi internet connection is available in the house and the tv has French tv channels.
Outside there is a patio terrace with a dining table and chairs, plus a charcoal barbecue and parasol.
The 7m x 3m swimming pool is securely fenced off for the security of your children. The pool is open from May until the end of September each year.
There is a selection of sunloungers around the pool that can be used throughout the garden.
Further along the garden path is a shady seating area under a pergola. This leads out into the main garden that is full of fruit trees and grape vines and has great views across open countryside.
Parking is directly in front of the house and garden fence on the side of the road. This road is really quiet, with very little passing traffic.
This house would be suitable for families - there is a cot, highchair, potty, babybath, stairgates and plastic crockery and cutlery.
The house would not be suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs as there are lots of steps throughout the property and none of the bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Dogs are welcome in this property, but are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the sofas.
The owners son lives on-site in a separate studio apartment and can offer advice on where to visit. (He speaks very good English & French).
Annette lives within a 30 minute drive, so can offer help and advice if there are any local problems.
This house is a non-smoking property - smoking is permitted in the garden.
Macha and her husband bought this property a few years ago and decided to renovate the old buildings into a comfortable three bedroom holiday home. They live in the area, about 20 minutes away and they use Annette to manage the reservations, sales and marketing for the house.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||Villa Macha is located in a quiet hamlet, but is only a short drive to Sainte Hermine - with bakeries, a weekly market, restaurants and a supermarket. There are lovely views from the garden and walking trails through the countryside - great for birdwatching and spotting some of the local wildlife.|
|Unique benefits of property||Villa Macha has a swimming pool and sun trap garden, there are also lots of shady spots to sit and read a book! The garden is filled with fruit trees and we love picking fruit for our breakfasts on the patio!
The villa is only a 40 minute drive to the beaches and less than an hour to the amazing Puy du Fou Theme Park.
The local wines have recently been awarded the AOC status. There are several small and medium sized producers within a 20 minute drive where you can go wine tasting and even take a wander around the production areas! The Fief Vendéen wines are from Mareuil sur Lay, Brem, Pissotte, Vix and Chantonnay - Villa Macha sits in the middle of this area.
A must see on a visit to the Vendée is the amazing Grand Park du Puy du Fou. It is not like any other theme park that you will have visited - there are not rides, instead there are fantastic historical re-enactments - with Gladiators, Vikings, Medieval Knights, Musketeers, Napoleonic sailors and the best Bird of Prey show that you will ever see! There is also a choice of evening show - with spectacular fireworks finale. You could easily spend two days here, and still want to come back for more!
The vendee is famous for its miles of sandy beaches - stretching from L'Aiguillon sur Mer in the south to the Ile Noirmoutier in the north. There are great beaches for surfing, body boarding, making sand castles or just relaxing. Most have lifeguards on duty in the summer months, and several have entertainment laid on - with concerts, fireworks and sporting events.