Large Farmhouse and heated pool to let Vendee - LV006342

Saint-Aubin-la-Plaine (5km from Sainte-Hermine), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV006342 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Residence des Papillons Self Catering Saturday 5 11 4

About this property

Restored Stone 5 Bedroom Farmhouse With Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Residence des Papillons is a newly restored old stone farmhouse set in the centre of the sleepy village of Saint Aubin la Plaine, only a 40 minute drive to either the beaches or the Puy du Fou theme park.

This is an ideal property for large family gatherings, as it can accommodate up to 11 guests, plus a baby, in 5 bedrooms. The rooms are all of a good size and have been furnished with contemporary wooden furniture.

The house benefits from a large garden, heated swimming pool and wi-fi throughout.

Open from May until mid-October each year. (Please note in 2018 the house will not be available until July to allow for renovation work to finish!).



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has an electric oven, steam oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is plenty of crockery and cutlery for everyone and there is a small table and chairs for 4 guests. A further large dining table is located in the lounge and there is also an area for al fresco dining on the patio terrace.

Living rooms

The large lounge has a large sofa and 2 armchairs, plus a large flat screen tv with UK and french free-to-air tv channels.
To the side of the lounge is a separate tv lounge for the children. again, with a large flat screen tv, with games console (PS3)
The house has been newly renovated and contains lots of original features, plus lots of modern quality furniture.


There are 5 bedrooms in total in the house.
Bedroom 1: located on the ground floor, with a double bed and its own shower room. Could be suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Bedroom 2: First floor, Double bed with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 3: First floor, Double bed, with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 4: First floor, 2 single beds.
Bedroom 5: First floor, 1 single bed and bunk beds.
Bedrooms 4 & 5 share a shower room.

A cot is available for younger children

All bed linens are provided for this property.

The 2 first floor bedrooms have a tv.


There are 4 shower rooms in the property; 1 on the ground floor with shower cubicle, sink, bidet and wc; and 3 on the first floor, each with a shower cubicle, sink and wc.
On the ground floor there is also a separate wc.

All towels are provided, but please bring your own pool/beach towels.


The house is usually open from May until mid-October each year, and has radiators to heat all of the rooms.


There is a tv lounge with PS3 games console and a selection of games.
Outside there is a table tennis table on the patio terrace.

Garden and outside

The house is set in the centre of a small village and all of the gardens are to the back of the property. There is a long drive, with off-road parking for up to 5 cars, and a large lawned area. Directly to the rear of the house is a terrace with dining table and chairs and around the edge of the garden are flower borders.

There is a 7m x 4m heated pool, with a roll-out solid security cover. The pool has a counter-current feature, so you can swim further!

There are a few sunloungers laid out around the pool, and the garden is a suntrap!

Parking and garages

There is off-road parking for up to 5 cars on the gravel drive way and there is a store room for keeping your bikes safe, should you bring them with you.

Visitor suitability

This property is perfect for family holidays - with lots of room for grandparents, parents and children!
The house is child friendly - with a cot, highchair and stairgates.

The house would be suitable for guests with limited mobility as there is a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor, but may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Please note that dogs are not accepted.

Information about any additional facilities

Outside there is a barbecue.

The house is non-smoking, however, you can smoke on the garden terrace.

Please note that there are no gates at the road side of the driveway.

An English speaking representative lives within a 25 minute drive to help with problems or advice.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several quaint little shops in nearby villages
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout, breem, pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Lakes and rivers nearby
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Domangere golf course
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lots of stables in the surrounding villages
Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Le Fief Vendeen Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are over 1100km of signposted walks and cycling trails in the Vendee


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mourats, Chateau de Rosnay, Pissotte, Vix, Brem
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

Hello, we are Geert and Catalina and we bought our house in the Vendée in 2017 as a holiday home. We divide our time between our homes in Romania and Belgium. Our holiday home rentals are managed by Annette who lives nearby.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? They enjoy visiting the Vendée - for its relaxed way of life, sunny days and miles of sandy beaches. They chose a house that is full of character and only a 40 minute drive to the coast. There is a large garden with heated swimming pool and patio terrace, so they can enjoy the outside space for dining and relaxing in the sun.
Unique benefits of property The house has been completely renovated over the last 12 months and is now laid out as a comfortable 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom property - with heated pool, landscaped gardens and many original features - exposed beams, stone walls and the original stone staircase. The house is an ideal place for family get-togethers or for a couple of families who would like to holiday together.

The Owner Recommends

The Grand Parc du Puy du Fou

This is a 'Must See' attraction for visitors to the Vendée. You can spend one or two whole days exploring this massive park - seeing lots of amazing shows along the way. There is a full sized coliseum with charriots racing, a Viking invasion, Joan of Arc and Medieval knights, Napoleonic sailors, Musketeers and the best Bird of Prey show that you will ever see! In between shows, there are plenty of other attractions to see - a medieval village, floral valley, war tunnels, the Renaissance Chateau and a choice of two evening shows - both fantastic! Don't miss out - book early!

The Marais Poitevin - Venise Verte

Residence des Papillons sits on the edge of the Marais Poitevin that stretches between the Vendée and the Charente-Maritime. This is an area of wetlands, canals and ruined abbeys. For a tranquille day out - visit Coulon, where you can wander along the canal towpaths, or punt along the waterways. 15 minutes from Coulon is the ruined abbey of Maillezais which holds evening shows and festivals over the summer months. A great area to explore on foot, by bike or by boat!

The O'Gliss Water Park and Indian Adventure Park

For an adventure filled day out, head down to Moutiers les Mauxfaits - about 20 minutes away. here you will find two parks - The O'Gliss water park and the Indian Forest Adventure Park. The former is filled with water slides, lazy rivers, a beach with wave machine and a huge water play area for younger children. The latter is a fun-filled day of water slides, go karting, paint ball, zip wires and climbing through trees. Exhausting, but great fun - book in advance!

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9 / 10 Milne Family 9 August, 2019

Our family had a wonderful stay at this property. The location is great but you do need a car. Casa Pizz which is the local takeaway was fantastic and the owner was very friendly and accommodating. The property is well equipped and the pool area was well kept. We had one slight issue with the pool on the last day but this was dealt with very quickly by Property Management Company so it didn't affect us for very long at all. Excellent service. We arrived early at this property on our first day and were allowed to leave our luggage which was very much appreciated. The property is as described and we would highly recommend Residence des Papillons and Vendee Cottage Holidays. Thank you for our wonderful memories.

10 / 10 Sally61 25 September, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found everything to be to a high standard. It was exactly as described on the website. Excellent customer service was provided. Had a fantastic day out at Puy du Fou - well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.