Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 9, Ratings 5 9.8/10
|Gite des Moines||Self Catering||Saturday||4||9||3||1 cot|
Gite des Moines is set in a quiet side street just off of the centre of the pretty village of Vouvant. You'll love wandering in to town to buy your bread and croissants in the morning, or strolling along to the Café for a strong coffee. The village is steeped in history - with the mysterious Melusine Tower in the centre and castle ramparts surrounding one side of the village. There are several medieval stone bridges, a mini-grotto on the side of a river and a photo opportunity around every corner!
This 4 bedroomed 3 bathroom holiday cottage is perfect for large families or friends wishing to holiday together. There is a sunny courtyard to the front of the cottage and a large grassy garden to the rear.
Ideal location for visiting the Puy du Fou as it's only a 45 minute drive away; and the beaches of the Southern Vendée are just over an hour away. If you like bustling towns, then Fontenay le Comte is only 15 minutes away and La Rochelle is less than an hour away.
Open from April until the end of September each year. Child friendly and dog friendly.
The kitchen has a large dining table and chairs/benches - great for breakfast! There is an electric oven, gas/electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. The washing machine is in the utility area behind the kitchen.
The kitchen has direct access to the courtyard garden, where you will see the covered veranda with its wooden table and chairs and large charcoal bbq.
The living room has large french doors that overlook and open out into the courtyard garden to the front of the gite. There are 2 large sofas, an armchair and coffee table in the centre.
There is a flat screen tv and BluRay dvd player and films, a bookcase with board games and access to the large hallway where you will find extra seating and a space to play the board games.
Wi-fi is available in the house.
Gite des Moines has 4 bedrooms, so is ideal for larger families or friends sharing.
Bedroom 1: on the first floor, with king sized wooden bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and view over the courtyard garden. There is an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: Set up a few steps from bedroom 1 and has 3 single beds, 2 chest of drawers, and a hand basin in the corner. The family bathroom is next to this bedroom.
Bedroom 3: On the second floor, with a double bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers and a chair.
Bedroom 4: Also on the second floor, with 2 single beds, a full-sized cot and chest of drawers. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom.
There are three bathrooms in the gite - making it perfect for family or frineds sharing!
One bathroom is an en suite to the king sized bedroom on the first floor, and has a shower, hand basin and wc.
The family bathroom is next to the triple bedroom - up a few stairs from the king sized bedroom. This large bathroom has a full sized bath, hand basin, wc and bidet.
On the second floor is the final bathroom - this is shared between two bedrooms and has 'Jack and Jill' doors. There is a three-quarter sized bath with overhead shower, hand basin and wc.
All towels are provided, except beach towels.
The gite is open from April until the end of September each year, so heating will not be needed most of the time in this thick stone-walled cottage (cool in summer, warm in winter). For the cooler periods, each room has a radiator and there is a fireplace in the lounge (plus wood in the log store).
The gite has a 40 inch flatscreen tv with French free-to-air channels and a BluRay player, plus lots of dvd films. There are HDMI sockets in the tv if you wish to connect your own Apple TV or Firesticks etc..
There is a bookcase with lots of holiday reading material, lots of board games and even a large dolls house to play with.
To the front of the house is a sunny terrace with flower borders and a tamarisk tree. There is also a large covered veranda, laid out with wooden tables and chairs, plus a charcoal bbq - the perfect spot for a family meal!
To the rear of the property is a larger enclosed garden, laid mainly to grass and with a gravel terrace. There is a set of comfy chairs for relaxing with a book and a glass of wine! This part of the garden catches the sun in the afternoon.
The gite is set at the bottom of a narrow side street off of the centre of Vouvant.
When you arrive at the gite, you will be able to park next to the side gate to off-load your luggage, but you will need to move your car to the nearby small public parking area for the rest of your stay.
Gite des Moines is suitable for a large family or two families sharing.
It would not be suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with limited mobility as the house is set on three floors and has steps between many rooms.
Family pets (up to 2 dogs) are welcome.
This house is not suitable for parties, bachelor parties or hen nights as there are neighbours in very close proximity.
For younger children: cot, highchair, baby bath and stair gates.
Our property manager, Annette, lives in the area, so is on hand to help during your stay.
We are Juliet and Paul, and we bought this lovely old stone cottage in 2019. We live in the UK, but have plans to retire in France, so in the meantime we have decided to rent out the property. We have asked Annette Khan, a local holiday property manager, to take over all of the reservations and guest contact.
|Year property purchased||2019|
|Why this location?||As a family we had often taken our holidays in France and had visited the Vendée several times - even staying at Gite des Moines! When we heard that it was up for sale - we jumped at the chance of buying it as it is in such a lovely location! It is within walking distance of lots of boutique shops, a friendly bakery and several cafés and restaurants. The village is so pretty and often holds fetes and fairs over the summer.|
|Unique benefits of property||If, like us, you enjoy being able to walk to a bakery in the morning for your croissants and pain au chocolat, or to sit and watch the world go by in a local café, or head off into the countryside for a hike or a spot of wine tasting - then this gite is for you!
The village dates back to medieval times and is full of interesting buildings, winding cobbled streets and lovely countryside views.
Also, unusually for Vouvant - Gite des Moines has a large garden - perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and al fresco dining!
Vouvant is a very pretty village in the Vendée countryside and in the past, has won the coverted title of being one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages'. The centre is made up of buildings dating back to Medieval times - with cobbled streets, stone bridges and ramparts on the hillside. There is even a castle tower in the centre. The village is famous for its artist colony - and over the summer, there are often Open Days where you can enter the workshops of the artists, chat with them and buy some of their works.
Vouvant is only a 15 minute drive from the pretty renaissance town of Fontenay le Comte. Here you will find a thriving weekly market spilling out onto the streets - selling local cheese, meats and freshly caught seafood. The larger supermarkets are here too, plus lots of cafés, restaurants and local shops.
There is a 'Parc About' leisure park - where you can scramble through the trees in raised nettings, a quiet park behind the town hall and lots of interesting architecture to see.
Less than an hour from Vouvant is the Puy du Fou Park. This is the Must See attraction of the Vendée and you can easily spend one or two days exploring the park, watching all of the shows and even staying over night in one of the themed hotels. This is not your traditional 'Theme Park' - it's so much better! With Gladiators, Knights, Vikings, Birds of Prey and a fantastic evening show. Open from April until November each year.
For a tranquil day out, head towards the Marais Poitevin Regional Park. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty - dotted with canal side villages, ruined abbeys and centuries of history to explore. You can hire a boat and row along the canals, or take a walk along the many towpaths. A perfect place for seeing the local flora and fauna.
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