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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Old Garlands is a delightful gite, recently renovated to a high standard. It is set in the two acre garden of the owner's home, where there is a 10m x 5m salt-water swimming pool, a hard tennis court and plenty of room for children to play - or perfect for you to lounge around on a comfy sunbed, catching up on all that reading!
There is a second gite within the grounds.
There are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and access to separate bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.
The second bedroom has two single beds........this room has ensuite facilities, including shower, washbasin and WC.
The property has two large salons with extremely generous sofas, TV/DVD, dining table, well stocked bookcase and large wood-burning stove;
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and the various bits and pieces you might hope to find. A true "Home from Home"
All linen and towels are supplied by the owner (please bring your own towels for poolside use.......or for a small fee, poolside towels can be provided upon request). Baby paraphernalia is available on request. The gite can be centrally heated during the colder weeks for a small additional charge.
Further details indoors:
Both bedrooms are large and look out over lawn to the tennis court and the swimming pool beyond.
The salon, too, has the emphasis on comfort - two large sofas, a selection of music, a choice of DVDs, masses of books (English) and a woodburning stove and heating for those autumn or spring evenings.
The kitchen is equipped to make your stay as easy as possible with all the facilities you would expect and there's plenty of storage space.
Further details outdoors:
An enormous network of clearly marked footpaths lead from Old Garlands and you can go for a stroll or ramble for hours; an American-style riding stable just minutes away which offers lessons or accompanied rides through the woods for adults and children; The forest of Mervent with it's mountain bike centre is 15 minutes away; the 127 hectare lac Rocherau is nearby with fishing, boating and a beach. The seemingly endless sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are less than an hour distant where you can take advantage of the Vendée's wonderful climate.
And for the more culturally minded, the numerous chateaux of the Loire, local museums and galleries are waiting to be explored.
A welcome pack can be made available on arrival - larder basics + a few treats. Let us know what you need and we will buy for you and you can reimburse us on arrival please.
The owner lives in separate adjacent house. Available to help if necessary - also to keep garden in shape.
A security deposit of £150 is payable with the 25% deposit to secure the booking and is returned to you, less any breakages or damage fees.
Cleaning: We ask that the gîte is left by guests in the same condition in which it was found, otherwise a cleaning fee of £40 will be charged.
Clients to take out their own travel insurance policy giving full personal liability cover for all members of the party.(under French law this is not covered by the property owners insurance)
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival at the property should be after 4.00 pm and departure by 10.30 am please.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Tranche sur Mer 64 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 68 km, Nearest railway: Niort 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
The Vendee has a similar amount of sunshine hours per year as the South of France, but mercifully less intense. With lush countryside, the superb climate and miles of sandy coastline, La Vendée is often described as one of the best kept secrets in France. Beautiful churches, abbeys and chateaux highlight the region's historical importance. La Treille is less than an hour from coast (fantastic beaches), and not so far from the Western Loire and its famous châteaux.
La Caillere is located in the bocage area of the Vendee, an area of rolling countryside dotted with lakes and forests.
There are many historical places of interest and great theme parks at Puy-du-Fou (45min)- (an absolute must for families) and Futuroscope (90min). There are also many towns and cities to explore (about an hour by car) – the beautiful city of La Rochelle, Nantes, Niort, Cholet, La Roche sur Yon (45 mins), Poitiers (90 mins).
The Grand Parc du Puy du Fou (around an hour) provides a great day out for the family - check out its website www.puydufou.com/uk.
La Caillere is a large village with a range of shops consisting of a small well stocked super market, boulangerie, boucherie, poissonerie (weekends only), pharmacie, banks, bar/tabac, petrol station, pizzeria and restaurant. There is also a football pitch for ball games and a skateboard park about 5 minutes walk away.
Around La Caillere there are many tracks and lanes perfect for walking and cycling.
Of the many places to visit nearby are Fontenay-le-Comte with its ancient streets of Renaissance houses, Vouvant one of the most beautiful villages in France and the vast Mervent-Vouvant forest to name just a few.
We have a superb salt water swimming pool and a hard tennis court on site
Closer to us, there is the Tower of Bazoges en Pareds, the Museum of the Two Victories Clemenceau-de Lattre at Mouilleron en Pareds, the Mining Centre at Faymoreau, the abbeys at Nieul sur l'Autise and Maillezais, the Forest of Mervent- Vouvant.
Our gite Old Garlands sits directly on an extensive network of clearly marked footpaths – there is a selection of easy-to-follow maps in the gite.
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30 Jul 2014
"Lovely Gite, hosts, pool and tennis and fabulous dogs!"
Thank you Richard and Sue for a lovely stay. We all had a great time. The Gite is gorgeous and everything you need is provided. The children loved the pool - even when it was a bit cool and we enjo… More
1 Jul 2014
"Fantastic place, can't wait to go back! Beautiful cottage, peaceful and loads to do and see!"
My husband and I stayed here for a week and had a brilliant time. We both work long hours and so it was great to get away for a week. It was so quiet there and with the garden and the pool we spent th… More
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