About the home
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, 65km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
One third of rental fee payable to secure booking, with the balance (plus £100 refundable deposit) due 8 weeks before arrival.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / 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.
The La Caillere Saint-Hilaire area
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.
How to get there
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Easy accessibility from UK.
Three airports nearby:
Fly Ryan Air at any time of year from Stansted to La Rochelle, Nantes (easiest drive) or Poitiers.
During the summer, flights are also available from Gatwick, with BA to Nantes or with Easyjet to La Rochelle.
The best value car hire is from www.holidayautos.com, available from all nearby airports.
See www.viamichelin.com for directions
The nearest mainline train stations are at Nantes and Niort. Change at Paris or Lille.
Brittany Ferries sails from Portsmouth to Roskoff, St Malo or Caen.
Activities near La Caillere Saint-Hilaire
Rural / countryside retreats
23 Sep 2012
What a superb location right in the middle of the countryside! La Branjardiere made an excellent base with so many small towns and villages close by. The cottage is ideally located within close proximity of Chantonnay, Fontennay le Comte, Pouzauges and also the seaside resort of La Tranche sur Mer (approx a 45 min drive away). The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped a real "home from home" experience. Couldn't fault it. . Probably one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever experienced and we look forward to returning within the near future. Thank you Julia for allowing us to stay at La Branjardiere
19 Sep 2012
What a fabulous cottage. La Branjardiere has been lovingly restored by the owner Julia.
It has all the comforts of home whilst retaining a charming character and many wonderful original features. It is extremely well kitted out, and comfortable, infact Julia has thought of just about everything.
Its location is ideal for exploring the Vendee region, and after a full day out its great to return to such a peaceful retreat. The nearest main supermarkets are at Chantonnay approx 8 miles, and in the opposite direction at Fontennay Le Comte approx 13 miles, both very nice places.
A trip to the coast will take about 75 mins. Both La Rochelle and Les Sables D' Lonne well worth a visit.
All in all we had a fantastic 2 weeks with our two daughters. This region of France is well worth a visit, and you couldn't wish for a nicer place to stay. I must also add that Julia was lovely to deal with, and even took the time to ring us the day after we arrived to check that we were ok. I would highly recommend this wonderful old cottage.
13 Mar 2012
This must be the perfect gite. A great location in the lovely Vendee in a small village with everything on hand within a few kilometres. It really lives up to the photos - including the sheep grazing over the fence. I only wish it was April to see the Wisteria. The gite is beautifully decorated while feeling homely and welcoming. Julia the owner has thought of everything. It's all very easy and relaxing which is just what you want. A lovely home from home from which to explore all the fabulous towns and villages.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|March||23 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|April/May||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|June||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|September||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|October||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Electricity and logs for woodburning stove will be charged at cost from October to April.Enquire now
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