The Farmhouse (Sleeps 8-10)
The farmhouse is a character stone property built in traditional Vendéen style and is situated in its own private grounds of around 2 acres.
The house is of very generous proportions and offers approximately 165m2 of living space on two floors. To the front of the house there is a terraced area with garden furniture and BBQ.
The house is surrounded by open countryside and farmland (where usually a mixture of sunflowers and maize is grown) allowing for complete privacy and relaxation.
The property has sole use of a large HEATED POOL (11m x 5m) with solar powered security cover conforming with French pool safety regulations (AFNOR).
The pool area is also fenced and surrounded by a low wall for added protection for toddlers and small children.
The pool is heated during the summer months to a comfortable average water temperature of around 26/27C.
A "Roman" staircase leads to the shallow end which at only 1m deep is ideally suited to young children, the pool then gently shelves to a depth of approximately 2m at the deep end.
Sitting room (33m2) with open fireplace & exposed beams equipped with two huge sofas and two easy chairs, a large Satellite TV with all the main English channels and a DVD player.
Spacious dining room (35m2) with exposed beams & woodburner, a large dining table with 10 chairs, a two seater sofa and CD player.
A fully equipped kitchen (11m2)
with double sink, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and microwave oven.
A separate utility room (10m2) with double sink, washing machine and condenser tumble dryer
Downstairs shower room and WC
Upstairs there are four double sized bedrooms:
Bed 1 (23m2) and Bed 2 (16m2) are both equipped with a king size beds
Bed 3 (13m2) has a standard sized double bed
Bed 4 (13m2) is equipped with two single beds.
Additional quality fold up beds (with mattress) or childs cots can be added and easily accommodated for added flexibility.
The main bathroom is also upstairs and has a large corner bath (with shower tap) and twin mirrored sinks.
There is also a separate WC
A children's play area with a 12ft trampoline (with safety net enclosure), a climbing frame with swings & slide and a small sand pit. There is ample space for ball games, badminton, flying kites etc
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Faute sur Mer 31.2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4.7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 46.2 km, Nearest railway: Luçon 9.1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
The south Vendée is blessed with an exceptionally mild micro-climate which delivers over 2400 sunshine hours to the region each year, a level which rivals that of the South of France.
Its warm climate together with more than 100 miles of safe sandy beaches (often edged with pine woods) make the region a very popular tourist destination for families with young children and water-sports enthusiasts.
Aside from the sea the department boasts miles & miles of peaceful countryside with rivers, lakes, areas of woodland, thousands of marked footpaths and signposted bicycle routes where you can explore ancient churches & ruined abbeys etc.
Fishing is popular in the ocean or in the Vendée's rivers and lakes.
Lucon is a vibrant and yet charming small town situated in the south of the Vendee region of western France.
The town is serviced by three large supermarkets which cater for all your holiday needs plus there is a small selection of other shops. The twice weekly covered market (every Wed & Sat morning) has a superb selection of fresh fish, sea-food and vegetables.
There is a Tourist office in the centre of town which offers advice on local events as well as the regions numerous tourist attractions large & small.
There are a selection of restaurants and street cafes in and around the town centre as well as some very attractive municipal gardens ("Jardins Dumaine") and a very impressive cathedral with a 275ft spire dating from the 12th century.