Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
La Bergerie retains the charm of beams and original stone walls whilst providing modern and stylish accommodation. With a luxury hydrajet shower and fully equipped kitchen everything you need is provided. The large sofa-bed converts into a generous single bed and the double bedroom is light and airy. UK TV channels are provided and there is a DVD/CD player. Wi-fi access is available should you wish to bring a laptop/internet mobile phone.
Moricq has a boulangerie, a bar and a supermarket and the larger town of Angles is a pleasant walk or short car-ride away. Angles has a range of shops and services as well as twice-weekly summer markets and regular outdoor entertainment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Tranche-sur-Mer 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 55 km, Nearest railway: Luçon 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
La Bergerie was fully refurbished in 2008. (24m² floor space + 12m² exterior dining/terrace). Free wi-fi is available.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is decked with wood and there is a patio table with chairs as well as sun loungers and a barbecue. A pergola over the terrace makes it the perfect space for dining or just having an aperitif.
The garden is enclosed and for the sole use of guests at La Bergerie.
An information pack provided gives details of the local area and tourist attractions.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Vendée has a microclimate which means that the area enjoys up to 2600 hours of sunshine a year. This is almost as many as the south of France and almost twice as many as London! Well-established as a tourist area you will find activities to suit all of the family. From a castle in Talmont-St-Hilaire and a tower in Moricq to a zoo in Les Sables d'Olonne there really is something for everyone. All towns have local produce markets, wonderful opportunities to try local specialities and soak up some of the friendly Vendéen atmosphere. The summer also sees the area hosting many music festivals and watersport competitions. Every four years the world famous Vendée globe race sets off from Les Sables d'Olonne and the Vendée is regularly featured in the itinerary for the Tour de France cycle race.
Situated in the southern reaches of the Loire valley, the Vendée has four main wine-producing areas : Brem-sur-Mer, Vix, Pissotte and Mareuil-sur-Lay. Visits and tastings can be arranged and most restaurants stock local wines for you to enjoy.
For history buffs l'Historial de la Vendée is the place to visit. (http://historial.vendee.fr/) Telling the long history of the area from pre-historic times to the present day there is also a simulated helicopter ride over the Vendée, exciting for visitors of all ages.
Slightly further afield are the leisure parks of Futuroscope (www.futuroscope.com) and Puy de Fou (www.puydufou.com) both 'must-sees' for the family. For bargain-hunters, Cholet has a designer outlet - Marques Avenue with many popular labels at reduced prices. (www.marquesavenue.com)
La Tranche sur Mer
Angles is a vibrant market town with bars, shops and restaurants. During the summer there are twice-weekly markets and regular evening entertainment such as live bands, a circus, theatre productions, 'Moules Frites' (mussels and chips) evenings and outdoor dances. Angles also has a large brocante (antique shop) and on the showground there are regular car-boot and antique fairs.
La Bergerie is in Moricq, part of Angles with its own supermarket, bar and boulangerie. Also in Moricq there is a fifteenth century tower which used to be part of the sea defence for the area. Guided visits of the tower run throughout the summer.