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The fenced pool is 10m x 5m; 1m to 2m deep with Roman steps at the shallow end.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

'Les Moullieres' is a private 2 bedroomed cottage, set in a tranquil location with very private enclosed gardens, surrounded by peaceful private woodland. 10x5m [33'] HEATED pool. All facilities are for the exclusive use of our guests; nothing shared; no owners living on site; not overlooked. Experience rural bliss within easy reach of a full range of amenities Sleeps 1 to 6, plus babies. Living area is all on one level. Full central heating and double glazed. Available May to September; winter lets considered. WIFI-internet connection included. Large fixed BBQ. Garden furniture provided. Choice of patios, outside table tennis. Full size snooker table and pool table indoors.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach LA TRANCHE SUR MER 45 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: NANTES 97 km, Nearest railway: NIORT 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Kitchen: modern; well equipped; gas cooker, fridge freezer, microwave; toaster;kettle. Washing machine and dishwasher.

Sejour; dining table; 6 chairs; comfortable seating for 6; LCD TV; Sky + DVD; Broadband; books + games

High chair/s [ free on request]

Bathroom- Toilet, Washbasin, Bath with Shower Enclosure

Toilet - Toilet, Additional separate toilet.

Bedrooms: cot/s free on request - will fit in either room

Bedroom 1 - Largest bedroom; 1 Super king 6'Bed or 2 x 3' singles, Bunk beds [not in the way of the rest of the bedroom ].

Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed

Bed linen and towels can be hired.

Further details outdoors

The private heated pool is walled and gated. Heated 5x10m swimming pool The heat exchanger pump system ensures that the water in the pool is the same temperature throughout, set at a minimum of 26/28 but it often goes up to 30 in hot sunshine - no cold spots here!.

Choice of patio areas; There is a large BBQ and garden table and chairs in the patio area between the kitchen and the pool area. There are also tables and chairs on the patio outside the kitchen

1/4 acre garden, grassy area ,at the back of the house, ideal for ball games, goal posts.

Further details

Notes on accommodation

The property is centrally heated and double glazed making it ideal for all year round rental. There will be an added fuel charge from October to end of April based on usage. [From 1/1 to 31/03, electricity prices will be charged at cost on 'white and red days']

Family friendly and secure for children of all ages but also ideal for couples.


Linen and towels can be hired at a reasonable cost if guests do not wish to bring their own. Cleaners are employed for each changeover but guests are expected to leave the property clean, as found.


As the front garden and bungalow are on the level, the property is suitable for people with some mobility problems. There is a slight slope down to the pool at the rear of the property.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region


Close to the west coast of France; popular beaches such as La Faute sur Mer, Tranche sur Mer 40km. Picturesque La Rochelle is 47km drive.


There are any number of golf courses within easy reach. In the Vendée itself, there are courses at Les Sables d'Olonnes, La Roche sur Yon (La Domangère), l'Aiguillon sur Vie (Des Fontenelles) and a particularly high-quality and challenging course at St Jean de Monts on the coast.

Excellent courses can be found near La Rochelle and Niort.

Niort is the closest golf course.

Distances to places of interest:

L'Hermenault village with wide range of facilities, 1km.

Fontenay le Comte, 12km.

Puy du Fou, 40km.

Green Venice, 15km.

Mervent/Vouvant Forest, 12km.

Fontenay le Comte

L'Hermenault, less than 2km from the house, has a small supermarket, boulangerie, Post Office, banks, tabac, chemist shop (English spoken); doctors and dentist, public swimming pool, sports hall and tennis courts. The area around the property is level and ideal for walking and cycling. Cycles can be hired at nearby Pouille.

Popular supermarkets Le Clerc and HyperU and a wide range of interesting shops and bars are to be found in the historic town of Fontenay-le-Comte, just 12km away. Discover gourmet restaurants, visit the chateau and museums, browse at the Saturday market, sit and relax at a pavement cafe; whether studying the architecture or just walking along the banks of the river Vendee, the ambience of the town is totally French. It also has a new indoor swimming pool and a go karting facility. Places to visit locally (within 10-15km)include:

Vouvant; officially one of the most, beautiful villages in France.

Venise Vert; punt in the peaceful Green Venice, a network of small canals.

Mervent; area of forests, water sports, lakes, barrage, mountain bike and cycling tracks; eat 4 courses with wine at hotel du Lac for 10.50 euros!

Within 40 - 90 minutes:

Puy du Fou; an amazing theme park, chariot racing in a full size Roman ampitheatre, bird of prey display, realistic Viking attacks and battles.

Futuroscope at Poitiers: educational fun at this theme park

La Rochelle; visit the Vieux Port, gaze at the expensive yachts in the new marina.

Ile de Re; very chic, restaurants, lots of cycling paths and beaches.

Le Sable d'Olonne; Mediterranean style; home of the Vendee Globe yacht race.

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3 Nov 2013


"Something for everyone."

Really well equipped house. Full size snooker table, pool table, table tennis and heated swimming pool, so something for everyone. Three separate patio areas - one next to outside BBQ overlooking the … More

16 Sep 2012


"Relaxation but not isolation"

My husband and I had a great time at Les Moullieres. It's a few minutes drive from the village of L'Hermenhault in the Vendee district and about 10 mins from Fontenay Le Comte (for the big supermarket shop).
The gite is very comfortable and well equipped. The 10 x 5m pool is heated and gets all day sun and is very private. Basically we spent most of our week in or around the pool. At Les M you get peace and quiet but you're not too far from civilisation. You get ~ 0.6 acre all to yourselves. 3 patio areas, table tennis, not to mention a big cellar with full sized snooker and pool tables. SKY TV, and all advertised facilities worked well and the owners were very friendly and efficient. Good communication with them throughout the booking process. Would definitely consider going back if we can get the week(s) we want. Had such a relaxing holiday there.

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Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French