Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Branjardiere is a tastefully restored, comfortable and tranquil period cottage situated on the edge of a village in the Vendee. Ideal for families and couples, the cottage is fully equipped whilst maintaining a relaxed traditional feel. Enjoy cosy evenings in by the light of the wood-burning stove or dozy afternoons in the pretty cottage garden terrace.
The stone-built cottage is full of beams and period features, furnished in country antique style with modern fixtures and fittings, and comprises a large eat-in kitchen a spacious reception room, a store room, two bedrooms (one very generous double and a twin) and two bathrooms. Given its semi-rural location, the cottage is surprisingly well placed for a variety of the region's delightful attractions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Tranche 65 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 78 km, Nearest railway: Niort or Eurostar/TGV to Nantes then hire car 66 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
La Vendée has a superb, sunny climate. The region's historical importance has left it plenty of churches and historical buildings. The countryside is hugely varied, with a coastline (about an hour away) of long sandy beaches, lush forests and the dreamy canals of the Venise Verte.
There are many towns and cities to explore (about an hour by car) – La Rochelle, Nantes, Niort, Cholet. La Roche sur Yon (45 mins), Poitiers (90 mins). The celebrated Loire Valley lies just to the north of the region.
The Grand Parc du Puy du Fou (just over an hour) provides a great day out for the family - see www.puydufou.com/uk.
La Caillere Saint-Hilaire
Closer to home are 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 and the Venise Verte.
There are weekly markets at many nearby towns. Chantonnay (15mins) has a very good supermarket, other general shopping, and a swimming pool. The village has an excellent butcher, baker and good basic shops.