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La Vallee Bed and Breakfast - Exterior Garden side

B&B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Restored mill with wooden beams and working fireplaces just 10 kms south of Fontenay le Comte. We have a 3 key rating with Clévacances. All of our bedrooms have a private shower and toilet, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. All bed linen and towels are supplied. You may hire beach towels for a small supplement. Open all year. Animals allowed on request. Bike hire available at reasonable rates. We have 2 folding beds if required at 10 euros each per night to include continental breakfast and linen.

Evening meals available. We have a "family suite" which is 2 double bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other 2 singles) which communicate via the bathroom.

If you stay 4 nights or more you will receive a 10% dscount on published prices - for longer stays an extra discount can be negotiated.

Why go "Self Catering" Let mum have a Holiday as well and let Val, your hostess, do all of your cooking (not to mention the washing up!)Our dinners are 2 courses with wine - 18 euros per person and 3 courses with wine - 20 euros per person. Childrens menu half price with a soft drink. Picnic boxes can be ordered 24 hours in advance. All of our food is homemade using local produce wherever possible. You will be asked what foods you don't or can't eat, so you are assured of a meal to your liking .

Although our availability looks like we are empty, please note that we are practically full on other dates, so please contact us as soon as possible to enquire if we have a room.

The area is ideal for exploring with lots to see and do. Why not visit the famous Abbey at Nieul sur L'Autize and the working water mill where démonstrations in bread making are given. Or take the children into Mervent and visit Parc Pierre Brune or perhaps the adventure park. The Marais Poitevin is only 8 kms where you will see lots of different wildlife. A bit further away (50kms) the famous port of La Rochelle where "people watching" over a cup of coffee is a must. Or try Les Sables d'Olonne. You'll think you've taken a wrong turning and arrived in the South of France! Just 1 hour by car is the infamous Puy du Fou, a must for anyone to visit and if you are Lucky enough to be here during the nightly spectacles, boy oh boy, are you in for a treat! Its breathtaking! Or why not try Futuroscope. Its a fabulous day out.

I could go on and on as I've lived here for 20 years, but why not come and visit and see it for yourself! (have I stolen that from a TV advert!)

Je parle français, donc si vous voulez prend un réservation "pas de problème"


Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Les Sable d 'lonne 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 50 km, Nearest railway: Niort 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

1 family suite (2 rooms which intercommunicate via the bathroom) 3 double rooms ensuite. Louis Philippe style sleigh beds. Extra beds available .

Tea and Coffee facilities in each room.

Hairdryer in each room.

Ironing Board and Iron at your disposal

Indoor and outdoor pool at Fontenay le Comte

Further details outdoors

Garden available but not fully enclosed We are just 25 metres from the river L'Autize. Fishing possible. Quiet location but well positioned to visit the Vendée and surrounding departments.

There is so much to see and do, you won't know where to start first!

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Our region offers many activities from cycling, parasailing,gliding, canoeing,horseriding etc It is great for walking or cycling as the vast area of the Vendée is flat. We are just 3 kms from the famous Abbey which was once owned by Elionor of Aquitaine at Nieul sur L'Autize where on Thursdays your children can dress up and go back in time. Just 8 kms is the Marais Poitevin where a promenade in a punt is a must with or without a guide (but its more fun without!). We have a micro climate which makes us the second sunniest place in France. It doesn't matter what type of sport you are looking for our region can offer most of it. The golf course at Mazieres en Gatine is stunning not just the course but the château.

For those not into sport you are catered for as well. Our local beach offers you relaxation without having to go far. Or perhaps a stroll around the Mervent Forest, or perhaps a visit to the local zoo. Why not see a what a working mine was like and its village.

The Kids are catered for as well like Parc Pierre Brune where you can easily spend the day and its adventure parc. Every Thursday at the local Abbey the kids can dress up and go back in time to the days of Richard the Lionheart. There's also the Abbey at Mailezais with its various spectacles during July and August. If you are into markets Fontenay le Comte has a market every Saturday morning but there is a stunning market at Niort on Thursdays and Saturdays (just 20kms) or even more stunning the market at La Rochelle.

A little further away you have the Puy du Fou. Worth the ride as it is an excellent day out. Not forgetting Futuroscope. Its not only entertaining its educational.

The Ile d'Ré is beautiful to visit but make sure you have a map!

rest assured yu won't get bored!

Fontenay le Comte

We are close to the famous abbaye at Nieul sur L'Autize. Just 10kms from the Abbaye at Maillezais; 10 kms from the Venise Vert where a punt on the river should not be missed. Our village also boasts its own man made beach with lake, which has been completely revamped. If you are Lucky enough to be here on July 14th they have the most spectacular fire works display absolutely free.

Mervent forest is just 10 mins by car, as is Vouvant where there are many horse and walking trails.

If you are into historic buildings you won't be disappointed - from houses to churches to abbays.

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5 Aug 2014


"This Bed and Breakfast has the "wow" factor!"

I have recently stayed at La Vallee with a group of friends. We received a very warm welcome from Val and were amazed at the size of the place. Our rooms were just as amazing. Very comfortable with h… More

3 Aug 2014


"Trés Belle Maison avec Boucoup de Charme"

Nous avons resté à La Vallée pour 4 nuitées Notre chambre c'était très grande avec un très grande douche aussi. Toutes c'était fourni - draps, serviettes de bain, shampooing, gel de… More

31 Jul 2014


"Beautiful Old place"

A beautiful old place wonderfully restored. Val is a tremendous host and knows just how long to socialize for. She is warm, relaxed and friendly. The place is set back, quiet and beautiful, Great brea… More

14 Sep 2013


"Super experience"

La Vallee is a super place to stay with good food and a great welcome. The building (an old mill) has been well converted to provide spacious accommodation with large private bathrooms.… More

29 Aug 2013



I cannot rave enough about La Vallee. It is a magnificent building with lots of character & charm. The bedrooms are massive as are the bathrooms. Val the owner is such a lovely person, she really d… More

28 Aug 2013


"Fantastic place to stay"

Stopped at this lovely place for 4 nights while looking around the Vendee area, Val is a lovely and helpfull person, the B&B has really big bedrooms and bathrooms, lovely breakfast and is a place that… More

11 Jul 2013


"Best BnB Ever!"

Found this BnB by accident but was so glad I did. Nice quiet location yet on the doorstep to visit the whole of the Vendee without problem. Hired the bikes for 2 days. Very reasonable rates. Tried … More

27 Jun 2013


"Absolutely Fabulous!"

We had 4 wonderful nights at La . Val and Peter were so welcoming and helpful as we were looking to buy a house in the area. Our bedroom was huge with a shower to match! We had dinner each night and… More

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