Spacious property for holiday rental Vouvant

12km from Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: VE002935 Advertiser since: 10 January 2012
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Vouvant House Self Catering Saturday 4 9 2 Sofabed

About this property

Wonderfully Located Spacious Property in Vouvant. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The property is situated in the beautiful village of Vouvant. The property also boasts having a Rampart in the rear garden overlooking the river.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen/diner
has fitted units, including a cooker, dishwasher, electric hob, sink and fridge. Dining table and chairs.


Large room with a work top area. There is also a fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave and a sink.

Living rooms

Lounge 1

Room with 2 sofas along with a tv with freeview tv.

Lounge 2

Sofa and storage area with some games and toys in.


Bedroom 1

A large double bedroom with double bed.

Bedroom 2

A further large double bedroom with double bed.

Bedroom 3

A large room with bunk beds in along with a single bed.

Bedroom 4

A large room with twin beds.


There are 2 bathrooms in the property. These is a shower room and a further bathroom with a wc, sink and bath. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with wc, bidet and sink.


The property has central heating.


There are places to eat and drink in Vouvant.

Garden and outside

There is a gravelled front and rear garden. The property has garden furniture and a bbq for your use.

Parking and garages

Parking is outside next to the property. However there is also a large garage which is useful for storage of bikes or roof boxes.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples and families.

NOTE - The property does have a Rampart in the garden overlooking the river. Supervision would be required at all times in this area for small children or pets.

Information about any additional facilities

This is a spacious property in a wonderful position within the medieval village of Vouvant which is situated in the Vendee at the entrance to the Poitevin moors on the edge of the huge 500m2 Mervent Forest.


  • Pets welcomed



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch, Pike, Carp & Eels
Name of nearest fishing location: Mervent Forest
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Maurice des Noues
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 8 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Vouvant


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pissotte
Distance: 12 km

The Owner Recommends

Eating out.

There are three good places to eat in Vouvant. The Auberge which is at the bottom of the main street, set in a pretty little square. "Le Pic Vert" which is on the outskirts of the village and has a stunning location overlooking the river. The French Restaurant at the top of the main street which has a very good reputation and is voted within the top 5 restaurants in the Vendee.

Horse riding.

In the nearby village of St Maurice de Noues there is a lovely clean and professionally run stable, with very friendly staff.

Ile de Re

For a great day out visit this beautiful island with it's stunning harbours, beach and restaurants. It's across the bridge from La Rochelle. Take your bikes too!

Markets and Shopping.

The nearest market is at Fontenay-le-Compte. It is held on a Saturday. For more serious shopping a trip to La Rochelle is definitely to be recommended. It is a beautiful seaside city bursting with character, designer shops, good restaurants, museums, and many other attractions including it's famous Aquarium. It takes 1-1 and a half hours to get there. Leave early as it becomes very difficult to park at peak season and spend the whole day exploring or sitting outside a restaurant people watching.


Take a trip to Coulon and punt along the canals of "Green Venice". Treat yourself to a meal at the lovely "Le Central" restaurant, but be warned it is an expensive restaurant! Or alternatively travel to Maillezais where you can combine punting with a visit to the magnificant abbey and enjoy an al fresco meal at the restaurant on the banks of the canal where the punting begins. If you go on a Tuesday and stay until the evening you can even take in a light show!

Swimming and water sports.

There is an indoor swimming pool at Fontenay-le-compte, the nearest market town. Or why not try the lake at Mervent village, just a few kilometres from Vouvant. Here there is a water activity centre where it is possible to hire canoes, kayaks, electric boats and pedellos. There is also a restaurant overlooking the lake which serves food and drinks during the summer season.

Theme Park

There is an old fashioned theme park set within the forest between Vouvant and Mervent, which is great a day out with the kids. It is called the "Parc de Pierre Brune" there are rides such as the chairoplanes, bumper boats, bucking bronco, and other old fashioned favourites such as wobbly bikes, distorting mirrors, hampster wheels etc. There is even a small train which runs around the park.

Trips to the beach.

It takes an hour to get to the coast, depending upon the traffic. The nearest beach is La Tranch Sur Mer. This has a sailing centre, kite surfing, long board and bodyboarding, skim boarding and surf boarding with plenty of watersports for children. There is also a really impressive indoor swimming pool in case the weather turns!

Walking and cycling.

In Vouvant itself wander along the narrow streets between the pretty houses, discover the ramparts, the keep, and the Melusine tower nestling in the oxbow of the river Mere. Between Vouvant and Mervant explore the vast forest, take a picnic and visit the remarkable trees. Cycle to the lake or the zoo in Mervant. You could even cycle to Mervant's equivalent of "Go Ape"!

Wine tasting.

At nearby Pissotte, which also has a very good Creperie.