Farmhouse in the Sunny Vendee.
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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Fully private rental, large heated pool, open barn area, games, books, DVD's. The Farmhouse is a traditional longere recently updated to a high standard retaining character & original features. Comfortably furnished with 5 large bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen, plenty of seating & comfortable beds.
For your entertainment there is a TV with English satellite channels and a DVD player.
Private heated swimming pool and all other facilities exclusive for use by the Farmhouse.
Outside under cover summer kitchen area complete with bar, fridge, tables and chairs, darts, boules, table tennis.
Close by are lovely walks, bike rides, the canals of the Marais Poitevin also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice), Mervent Forest, Riverside Beaches & Picturesque Villages. Around a 1 hour drive are La Rochelle, the Ile de Re, the South Vendeen beaches, the Charente Maritime coastline & Islands, the Zoo at Les Sables D'Olonne, Puy du Fou park and Futuroscope. The famous La Palymre Zoo at Royan is around 11/2 hours drive. Discover our local information page for more details and other places to visit
Set at the edge of the village of Oulmes, a 5 minute walk to the village centre, which has a bar/tabac, boulangerie, post office, bar/restaurant with take away pizzeria, hairdresser, garage and bed and breakfast accommodation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ile de Re 65 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 61 km, Nearest railway: Niort 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
The Pays de la Loire region
The Vendee is the southern most department in the Pays de la Loire region. Sitting at the edge of a rennowed microclimate, we enjoy beautiful summers and mild winters. You can reach the chateaux of the Loire valley within one and a half hours, the North Vendeen coastline. and Ile de Noirmoutier. The famous Vendeen theme park Puy du Fou is 1 hour drive away. Closer by are lakeside beaches, the ancient forest at Mervent, with a zoo and adventure parks and many picturesque smalll villages (petites cites de caractere).
We are fortunate that our village sits right at the edge of the Marais Poitevin. Also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) this is a vast area of a network of canals which were reclaimed from the sea. Abounding with wildlife, lovely walks, cycle paths, there are also many port areas close by which offer the opportunity to take a boat out on the Marais, whether independantly or as part of a guided tour the choice is yours.
Oulmes is situated very close to the neighbouring departments of Deux-Sevres and Charente-Maritime, both part of the Poitou-Charente region. The departments have lovely inland scenery and a beautiful coastline including the port city of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fort Boyard, Fouras and Ile d'aix.
Within 1 hour drive you can reach the cities of Poitiers (with he Futuroscope theme park), Nantes, and Tours.
Withiin a 5 minute walk you can reach all the facilities of our village including, bar/tabac, park area, post office, bar/restaurant with take away pizzeria, boulangerie with groceries, hairdresser and garage.
The neighbouring village of Nieul sur l'autise boasts the Abbey of Eleanor d'Aquitaine, a lovely park area with walks along the river, two restaurants, a chemist, doctor, butcher, bakery, post office and grocery store.
If you don't feel like the hour drive to the coastal resorts of the South Vendee then a 20 minute drive will take you to the Lac de Chassenon which has a paddling area, water slides, cafe, toilets, picnic facilities and playground. Under lifeguard supervison in the afternoons during the summer months, this is a very popular site with local residents.
Don't forget the port areas of the Marais, including Coulon, Maillezais, Le Mazeau, Azire...
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1 Aug 2014
"Happy Children ..."
Truly excellent value for money. Four adults and two children - three generations- rattled around the spacious main house, which was furnished in a child-friendly manner.The excellent kitchen was ext… More
28 Jul 2014
"1st Visit to the Vendee"
Very welcoming Farmhouse, with extensive accommodationand parking. Easy to visit many local area attractions and La Rochelle and the Coast. The swimming pool was perfect, with lots of seating and sun … More