Large complex to let with heated pool, Vendee - LV006505

Cezais (5km from Vouvant), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV006505 Advertiser since: 26 February 2014
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La Croix Liaud Holiday Complex Self Catering Saturday 8 18 6 Child's Z bed

About this property

Sleeps 18, Heated Pool, Games Barn, etc & Wi-fi. 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. All beds and mattresses are of a high quality, no sofa beds are used.

This is very versatile accommodation which can be let to suit the size of your group.
Outside there are also a range of stone built outbuildings and includes:
* Large Outdoor Swimming Pool 6m x 11m - Heated by solar panels
* Gamesrrom and childrens play area
* Tv lounge/Summer house
* Free wi-fi area
* Secure courtyard garden
* Sun terrace C/W garden furniture and charcoal bbd

Guest have exclusive use of all facilities on site.

Fishing nearby and Tennis Courts available just a couple of minutes away as well as riding stables.

Child Friendly

Swimming pool - fenced off for security
An outdoor wc with washbasin and baby changing area in pool/garden area
Secure gardens
Cots, highchairs, stairgates, potties, 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.
Gamesoom 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

Outside Leisure

All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, and new dedicated gamesroom 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 barbeque, 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.

Accommodation

5 Bedroom Farmhouse - comprises of 2 gites, La Pressoise (3 bedrooms) and La Puit a Souhaits (2 bedrooms), these gites can be let separately, or doors can be opened up making it a 5 bedroomed property.

If let as the 5 bedroom Farmhouse - La Croix Liaud is a very spacious property set over 2 floors and a mezzanine, the first floor has 4 large bedrooms one with en suite toilet and hand washbasin, each of the 4 bedrooms has a double bed and 2 also have a single bed, a main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin and a separate toilet with wash handbasin. Throughout this floor are beautiful oak beams that are complimented by the stained wooden floor and original stone walls. A small step down to the mezzanine floor takes you to the 5th bedroom which has twin beds and the rear stairs down to the ground floor.

The ground floor comprises of a large kitchen/dining room with Vendeen fireplace and woodburner, a further lounge/kitchen/diner with music centre, fireplace and logburner, a separate lounge with tv, dvd player and logburner.

A second larger bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and wash handbasin will also be found on this level.

Separated to the 2 separate gites this will be:
Gite "La Pressoise" - 3 Bedrooms sleeps up to 7 people, named after the original grape press which can be found at the entrance to the building. Spacious kitchen/diner which includes oven/hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine etc. Seperate living area with comfortable seating, tv etc. Downstairs shower room with wc. Upstairs you will find 3 well proportioned bedrooms, including a double bedroom, a double bedroom with a single bed and twin beds on a mezzanine level. Also upstairs wc. Cot and highchair available

Gite "Le Puit a Souhaits" - 2 Bedrooms which sleep up to 5, named after the Wishing Well at the front of the property.
It offers an open plan kitchen/diner/lounge. Kitchen area includes oven/hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine.
Upstairs you will find a double bedroom with ensuite wc and washbasin.
The second bedroom consists of double bed and single bed.
Main Bathroom.

Separate 3 Bedroom Gite - La Petite Bijou
La Petite Bijou was 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 will give you all your family needs 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 handbasin for your convenience.

Cots and highchairs available.

NO PETS and NO SMOKING

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The Farmhouse
La Pressoise - 3 bedrooms - Spacious kitchen/diner which includes oven/hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine etc. Dining table and chairs.

La Puit a Souhaits - 2 bedrooms - Kitchen area includes oven/hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine dining table and chairs.

Separate 3 Bedroom Gite
Petite Bijou - 3 bedrooms - 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. Cooker, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine etc. Dining table and chairs.

Also ample places to eat al fresco, have a bbq etc.

Living rooms

La Pressoise - Separate living area with comfortable seating, tv etc.

Petite Bijou - The lounge area will give you all your family needs comfy sofa where you can relax and sip a glass of wine and discuss the day's events.

There is also a separate tv lounge for all guests to use.

Bedrooms

The Farmhouse is set over 2 floors and a mezzanine, the first floor has 4 large bedrooms one with en suite toilet and wash handbasin, each of the 4 bedrooms has a double bed and two also have a single bed, a main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash handbasin and a separate toilet with wash handbasin. A small step down to the mezzanine floor takes you to the 5th bedroom - twin beds and the rear stairs down to the ground floor.

La Pressoise - Upstairs you will find 3 well proportioned bedrooms, including a double bedroom, a double bedroom with a single bed and twin beds on mezzanine.

La Puit a Souhaits - Upstairs you will find a double bedroom with ensuite wc and washbasin. The second bedroom - double bed and single bed.

Petite Bijou gite - ground floor also has the master bedroom which looks onto the beautiful courtyard garden in which you have a king size bed. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a separate bedroom with twin beds.

Bathrooms

One with en suite toilet and wash handbasin.
Main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash handbasin and a separate toilet with wash handbasin.
Separate shower room.
Upstairs wc.
Main bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit.
Separate wc.
Also an outside toilet by pool area.

Entertainment

Tv and dvd player

* Large outdoot swimming pool 6m x 11m - Heated by solar panels
* Gamesroom with table tennis, table football, pool table and children's play area
* Free wi-fi area

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.
Gamesroom 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

Garden and outside

All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard.
Gamesroom housing table tennis, pool table and table football plus an indoor play area and seating.
The 6 meters x 11 meters (and 1.2 meters deep) swimming pool is set within a large grass playing area with basketball net and children's play area, sand pit, Wendy house etc. Swimming pool heated by solar panels.
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.
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 barbeque, 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 with a glass of wine!
A toilet with baby changing table is available adjacent to the swimming pool

Parking and garages

Ample parking.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families and groups.
Special occasions.
Child friendly.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Local villages and nearest town Fonteney le Comte
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout, perch, tench, eels etc.
Name of nearest fishing location: Mervent
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Local stables
Distance: 3 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various walking 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? It is a very beautiful area with lots to do and very friendly locals!
Unique benefits of property Great for groups or large families holidaying together.

The Owner Recommends

Vouvant - one of the prettiest villages in France

We are located only 5 minutes from the village of Vouvant (one of the prettiest villages in France) where you will find, boulangerie, cafe/bar, restaurant etc. & some lovely walks.

Mervent

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. Also a watersports company here.

Xanton Chassenon

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.

Fishing

Trout fishing lake just 5 minutes away - you will need a permit, which is not difficult to get.

Fonteney le Comte

Rennaissance town of Fonteney le Comte with lots of lovely cafes,restaurants, shops, parks, hypermarkets etc approx 20 minutes drive.

Coastal Beaches

Various beautiful blue flag beaches are located 45 minutes to 1 hours drive away.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is about 50 minutes drive away, a wonderful historic harbour, great shops, tropiquarium, zoo, beaches. The harbour is lovely place to sit and watch the world go by!

Ile de Re

50 minutes to 1 hour away. Lovely beaches, and very good seafood restaurants.

Puy du Fou

Highly recommended theme park, certainly not to be missed. A great day out for all ages. There is also a cinescenie night show which is amazing!

Futuroscope Theme Park

Popular theme park located near Poitiers. About 1.5 hours drive.

Riding School

There is a riding school located just a couple of minutes from the property.

"Go Ape" type theme park

zip wires, etc for a great day out up in the trees!