Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Chevriere is a traditional French farmhouse on an acre of land with an orchard and swimming pool. This self-contained retreat is incredibly quiet (with no passing traffic except for the occasional tractor!) yet full of potential for active family holidays. The house sleeps eight and includes a family kitchen and living room (both containing wood-burning stoves) three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath/shower.
Located about an hour from La Rochelle, Nantes and Poitier, all with airports and stations offering lots of budget flights and high speed train connections. The white sandy beaches of the Vendee coast are less than an hour away and you also have access to many nearby facilities including Mervent (for sailing, canoeing, cycling, ‘Go Ape’, zoo, riding etc), Puy de Fou theme park, the Green Venice and Futuroscope.
La Calliere, with a baker, butcher, restaurant and café is 10 minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tranche sur Mer 60 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 70 km, Nearest railway: Niort 60 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
|General||CD player, Telephone, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
La Chevriere is a traditional French farmhouse on an acre of land with an orchard and swimming pool. This self-contained retreat is both beautifully quiet and full of potential for active family holidays. The house sleeps eight with two upstairs bedrooms and one downstairs. There are electric fitted radiators (in upstairs bedrooms) and electric radiator downstairs. The house has a family kitchen and living room (both with wood-burning stoves - wood provided) and a bathroom with bath/shower and electric towel rail. The thick farmhouse walls make the house is beautifully cool in the summer and snug in the winter.
Located about an hour from La Rochelle and Nantes (with airports and high speed trains) and the white sandy beaches of the Vendee coast, you have access to many nearby facilities including Mervent (for sailing, canoeing, cycling, ‘Go Ape’, zoo, riding etc), Puy de Fou theme park, the Green Venice and Futuroscope. La Calliere, with a baker, butcher, restaurant and café is 10 minutes away.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has large private gardens at both the front and back and the private pool is exclusively for your use. There is an orchard with a variety of fruit trees (help yourselves!). There is a terrace at the front of the house with a large outdoor table and barbecue facilities.
We have lots of garden games including boules, table tennis and badminton, we even have a short golf hole!
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
La Vendée is a perfect destination for a varied holiday as it combines picturesque rural landscapes with miles of sandy beaches edged with dunes and pine woods; the tranquility of historic towns with the excitement of outdoor activities and theme parks; the fun of the Marias Poitevin’s canals (‘the Green Venice’), with the open air of the Mervent forest.
The region is blessed with a fantastic climate (often compared to that of the Cote d'Azur), water parks, castles, historic buildings and five 18-hole golf courses. You can visit the charming city of La Rochelle with its aquarium, maritime museum, seafood restaurants and historic buildings or visit Les Sables d’Olonne, a stylish French seaside town, a favourite for locals and Parisians alike, with daily covered market, café, restaurants, habour, beautiful white beaches and rock pools.
A wonderfully peaceful, rural area that offers lots of activities should you want them. La Chevriere is set in a quiet hamlet 10 minutes from traditional French villages like La Calliere and Vouvent and 25 minutes to market towns like Fontenay le Compte and Chantonnay. The house is in the bocage area of the Vendee, an area of rolling countryside dotted with lakes and forests. There are many quiet tracks and lanes perfect for walking and cycling.
You can move between the peace of our garden and pool to the excitement of sailing, canoeing, horse riding or mountain biking at Mervent within 15 minutes where there is also an amusement park, a high ropes centre and a zoo.
Puy de Fou - a medieval themed amusement park and one of the most popular attractions in France is an hour from the house as are the wonderful Vendee beaches, La Rochelle and Ile de Re. Futuroscope - the 3D theme park in Poitiers is 90 minutes away.