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Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

**20% discount off Brittany Ferries crossing for all members of your party - a great saving!***

L'Alouettiere is a spacious 5 bedroom detached 'Maison de Retrait' (large village farmhouse), with a private swimming pool. Very private and secluded house and gardens yet just 5 minutes' drive from two wonderful villages offering bars/cafes and restaurants. It's also only minutes, by car, from wonderful child-friendly Blue Flag sandy beaches (Longeville sur Mer, Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer) where you can enjoy the beaches, the enchanting forests walks or miles of new, safe, cycle paths. It has a large outside fully enclosed garden private garden with terrace overlooking the mature gardens and pool area. Large games room with table tennis table and lots of toys and games supplied, indoors and out.

For families with babies/toddlers - children's crockery, cutlery, a travel cot, changing mat, high chair & push chair. The property is also equipped with external wooden shutters for all bedrooms to eliminate bright morning awakenings!

And for the grown-ups - Peace of mind that the kids are entertained in a safe, fun environment, baby-sitting and maid service available to really help you have the holiday you deserve, adult drawing room for you to enjoy when they are tucked up in bed, internet access for planning tomorrows family fun adventure, a table tennis table in the games room to have fun with your family and friends & of course..... plenty of wine glasses in the cupboard!

Size Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer (5 minutes)
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle (35 miles) Nantes (61 miles), Nearest railway: La Roche sur Yon (10 miles)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

L'Alouettiere is a substantial 5 bedroom family holiday home able to accommodate up to 11 guests + babies. It is ideal for families and friends holidaying together as it boasts lots of living space, large comfortable & elegant bedrooms, a play room for the kids, secluded outside dining terrace, an alarmed private swimming pool. The location is excellent, just minutes from 'Blue Flag' sandy beaches, villages and many popular family attractions.

The large private swimming pool is set among the beautiful and mature gardens. The wrap around garden is mainly laid to lawn with well-established mature plants, shrubs and trees so makes the perfect playground for any young explorer! There are outside loungers for you to relax in by the pool and a BBQ available for you to enjoy on the terrace.

L'Alouettiere is ideally situation just 10 minutes from Blue Flag sandy beaches. Here you can find clean, golden sands, a sunny microclimate (worthy of the south of France) and great family fun beach entertainment.

A separate building attached to the main farmhouse has two rooms. One room has a table tennis table ideal for those family tournaments or an area where the kids can play to their hearts content. There is also a sitting room that has a sofa bed which can easily be made up into a double room if you have extra people in your party.

The Main Sitting Room

The elegant main sitting room has high ceilings, a chandelier, triple aspect windows with traditional French wooden shutters, a marble surround fireplace and oak floors with rugs for maximum comfort.

Here you can relax with a glass of wine and a good book (a small library of excellent English books supplied including fiction, romance novels, biographies & thrillers!).

The Open Plan Family Room & Dining Area

The family sitting area is ideal for the kids to play whilst dinner or lunch is being prepared. It has 2 comfy two-seater sofas and a rug for playing games on.

The dining area is also in the same room and has a large wooden farmhouse dining table with seating for 10

The large open plan space has large double glazed windows with traditional French wooden shutters. There are also patio doors that lead out from the kitchen and hallway onto the terrace area overlooking the swimming pool and mature gardens.

The Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen

Large open plan room with tiled and oak flooring boasts a solid oak kitchen with all the modern equipment including an induction hob, microwave, dishwasher etc. plus a breakfast table - ideal for kids' tea time! Lots of large and small serving dishes, crockery and cutlery are provided, so there will be no shortage when cooking a large family meal.

L'Alouettiere is a self-catering holiday home so you will need to bring/buy basic essentials. However to make things a little easier for your arrival you will find, complimentary, a small supply of essentials including tea, coffee, sugar, washing-up liquid, dish-cloths, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, kitchen foil, cling-film and toilet rolls.

L'Alouettiere has 5 double bedrooms

Each double bedroom and children's room are in distinct areas allowing plenty of privacy when families are sharing. All bedrooms have solid wooden shutters for a restful night's sleep.

The large double bedroom (shown above) has a spacious en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubical, double hand wash basins and a built in wardrobe.

The good size second double bedroom has built in wardrobes as well as having an en-suite kids room with single bed and travel cot - so great for smaller families. The elegant twin bedroom can be made a double for more than 6 adults sharing and has built in wardrobes and a wonderful view overlooking the gardens

First Floor

2 x Master bedrooms

Twin bedroom

Small single room attached to one of the master bedrooms (no window) - ideal for babies and toddlers

Annex

Master bedroom

Twin bedroom

Sizes of beds - All master bedrooms have 140cm wide double beds and all single beds are 90cm wide.

The annex is ideal for families sharing or for grandparents as it's very private and has its own shower room and is away from the main farmhouse. You can access this area from within the main farmhouse by a wooden staircase. The WC is in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs.

Bed linen as well as bath and hand towels are supplied and beds are made up ready for each guest named on the booking form. In addition, you can hire large 100% cotton towels for the beach/pool (saves that bit of extra room in the case!). We also offer daily maid service (at a supplement) so your beds can be ready for you to slip into after a hard day at the beach or round the pool

Kids Play/Games room

A separate building attached to the main farmhouse has two rooms. One room has a table tennis table ideal for those family tournaments or an area where the kids can play to their hearts content. There is also a sitting room that has a sofa bed which can easily be made up into a double room if you have extra people in your party.

Further details outdoors

Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner on the Terrace

The large terrace to the rear of the property is covered by beautiful mature Wisteria offering dappled shade at lunch times and evening dining. It overlooks the well-established gardens and swimming pool area so is the perfect place for relaxing during the day watching the kids play and in the evening with friends and an aperitif.

Large Private Swimming Pool

The swimming pool has an alarm system to conform to French regulations. It is also fenced but it must be noted the fence does not conform to regulations and is not to be used as a source of pool security.

Please note - The pool is not heated.

Note about pool safety:

As parents ourselves, we understand that pool safety is of paramount importance. We take this part of holidaying with us extremely seriously and request that all parents take note to the signs posted around the swimming pool area which are there to ensure the safety of all children.

The Fabulous Garden

The wrap around garden is mainly laid to lawn with well-established mature plants, shrubs and trees so makes the perfect playground for any young explorer! There are outside loungers for you to relax in by the pool and a BBQ available for you to enjoy on the terrace. The terrace area is accessed directly from the entrance hall, kitchen and sitting room so plenty of space for everyone to sit and relax.

Out and about.....

A helpful comprehensive folder lists local restaurants, both child-friendly and 'just for the grown-ups', top-ten activities to do with the kids, plus maps of the area, best beaches to visit and lots of details regarding local attractions to enjoy plus much more. Excellent for planning your days out (and not finding the best activity on the last day!) and a great read over a glass of wine!

The Vendée micro climate produces some 2400 hours of sunshine a year and coupled with some of the best blue flag beaches in France it is not difficult to see why the Vendée is one of Europe's top holiday destinations.

Further details

Listed below are the great benefits to our villa; see how many tick your boxes...

*Village location with great bars/cafes/restaurants & twice weekly markets

*5 minutes by car to sandy beaches

*Huge amount of tourist attractions close by

*5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 11 + baby)

*Enclosed large garden

*24hr Wi-Fi access

*Play room for the little ones

*Good range of children's toys

*Bedding provided

*Hand and bath towels supplied

*Baby equipment supplied

*Toys and games supplied

*Sunday changeover (quieter on the roads)

*20% off Brittany ferry crossings

*Airport pick up and drop off (additional service)

*Taxi service to & from restaurants (additional service)

*Daily maid service available (additional service)

*Baby sitter available (additional service)

If you got 18/18 .....you may have just found your next holiday!!

Don't forget - ****We can guarantee you 20% discount off your Brittany Ferry crossing quote (for each car travelling in your party) a great saving - just £25 deposit will secure your crossing****

**** Please please please always give us a contact number when making an enquiry, as many replies end up in junk/spam folders. You will always receive a reply from us within an hour of sending an enquiry - we promise.*****

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Blue Flag Sandy Beaches (5 minutes away by car)

The fantastic sandy beaches are over 13 kilometres long - and 8 kilometres of them face due south. La-Tranche-sur-Mer and Les Conches are ideal for families with children. They are approved as a "Kids' Station", which means that the resort is a safe environment for children to play in. It also has specialist equipment and entertainments which specifically cater for families.

Great Quad Bike/karting experience (10 minutes away by car) Let the kids (and indeed the big boys!) be the next Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button for a while! Whiz around the course and have a great thrill trying to beat your opponents. For safety reasons, the kids go on the course only with other children and the safety briefing is excellent. Whilst they are having fun on the track, the rest of the party can have a nice coffee in the covered terrace area. www.vendee-kart.fr

Indian Forest Adventure (10 minutes away by car)

This great theme park has marked trails in a forest, as well as 122 different challenges. Suspended on safety harnesses, you are able to climb, swing, dismount and even slide across the forest at a height of 20ft above the ground. There is also an adventure area for toddlers, with themed bouncy castles, a ball park, rock climbing and an inflatable park. This is an excellent day out for both children and adults and is just 5 minutes from our gîtes. www.indian-forest-atlantique.com

Sporting activities on the beach (10 minutes away by car)

The beach at La-Tranche-sur-Mer has a 6-hectare area of water for water sports. The "Cercle Nautique Tranchais" (CNT) offers sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sand-sailing. The area is also superb for boating and surfing enthusiasts

www.perso.orange.fr/CNT/

Adventure Park & Chateau (10 minutes away by car)

Experience the 'historic adventure' in the setting of the grounds of the 'Chateau de La Guignardiere'. Visit four continents of the world and solve the various puzzles as you go round. Get all the answers correct at the end the children get to open the treasure chest which holds a special reward for them. The park is set in 86 hectares of ancient trees, rows of menhires and wonderful animals such as deer, horses, ponies, swans and geese. www.chateau-aventuriers.com

Excellent golf courses (30 minutes away by car)

France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts. French golf courses are of an exceptionally high standard, are competitive and are well managed. We have 5 courses within easy reach! www.formule-golf.com

Aquarium La Rochelle (1hr away by car)

This is a 2 hour journey into the depth of the ocean - The kids will just love it. There are over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species to view in an amazing 3 million litres of water. The huge shark aquarium with 20 different species was amazing if not a little frightening . An excellent day out, probably one of the best aquariums you will ever visit. www.aquarium-larochelle.com/index.php?id_site=2

Dunes Adventure Park (1hr away by car)

With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoy everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines (fully enclosed) and toboggan rides. A very safe, clean and friendly environment and lots of under cover shaded picnic area.

Puy du Fou (1hr 30mins away by car)

This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles! In the summer, there are 28 evening/night shows with 300 fireworks per show, 2000 digitally-controlled projectors, 1500 computerised fountains, 4500 costumes and many more special effects. There are minstrels in the heart of the woods and master falconers in the meadows. You must book in advance for the evening show. www.puydufou.com

Cycle rail on tracks (1hr 30 away by car)

This is a great chance for the entire family to have some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along an amazing 10km stretch of former railway line (of course you don't have to do it all!) http://www.vendee-guide.co.uk/velo-rail.htm

Oceanile water park (2hrs away by car)

At the heat of Norimoutier this wonderful water park offers plenty of laughter for the entire family. Crystal- clear water heated to 28 degrees, giant toboggans, rubber rings (single and doubles), huge wave-filled swimming pool and cascading waterfalls await you. Great fun! http://www.oceanile.com/

Fishing on the rivers (5 minutes away by car)

You can enjoy two types of fishing - On the freshwater rivers upstream from the lock gates at Moricq, you can try for pike, perch, carp, bream and other bleak. You will need a licence which can be purchased at the villages Office du Tourism. Or you can fish in the saltwater reaches of the Lay, from the gates of Moricq to the mouth of the river which is subject to maritime regulations, so you can fish free of charge, for grey mullet, eels and plaice.

Longeville sur Mer

This is the ideal holiday home for those in search of easy living, having all the amenities on your doorstep (no car journeys needed!) Butchers, bakers, fish mongers, fruit and veg shop, restaurants, creperie, banks, office du tourism, cave all are gathered around the beautiful church, with its chiming bells making the village something quite special.

The property is ideally located within the village of 'Longeville sur Mer'. In the months of July and August the village has a wonderful large street market on both Monday and Friday mornings, which is outside your door! This is an excellent opportunity to sample much of the locally produced food, including cheese, meat, fish and wine enjoying this authentic village life.

The village has an Office de Tourisme, a post office, banks, hairdresser, beauty salon, florist, pharmacy, cafés/bars and restaurants, two butchers, a fishmonger, a fruit & vegetable shop and of course a 'cave' for you to purchase local wine. There is also a 'Hyper' supermarket, just on the outskirts of the village, 2 minutes away by bike!

In the summer months Longeville sur Mer organises special events in the square including fun days, evening entertainers, jazz and blues nights, firework displays and night markets. You can sit with the locals and enjoy 'moules & frites' listening to a band watching the kids dance to their hearts content.

Located so close to the village, you can visit in the evenings to one of the restaurants, or stroll down in the morning to pick up your fresh croissants and baguette.

The large fishing port of l'Aiguillon is just 20 minutes away. Early risers can choose from a range of freshly-caught fish, mussels, oysters, langoustine and gambas at the town's fish market which is open every weekday at 5am. Those who prefer a lie-in can sample the seafood later in the day at one of the many wonderful fish restaurants in the town.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a leisure rider, this area has plenty of surprises in store for you. All along the 'Loire a Vélo' signposted bike trial, you can marvel at the stunning Loire countryside, visit châteaux & abbeys, stroll through quaint little towns & cycle through vineyards for over 110 miles!

The Val de Loire Vineyards Tourist Trail - 40,000 hectares of 'dégustation' - The skills of the vine were introduced by the Romans, and are now one of the main assets of the Pays de la Loire. Sweet, dry, sparkling, white, red or rosé - every one of you will find just what you're looking for among our prestigious AOC wines. Saumur Brut, Savennières, Coteaux du Layon, Saumur-Champigny, Anjou Villages, Muscadet, Jasnières, Mareuil wines... From the Nantes area to Montsoreau, the Val de Loire Vineyards Tourist Trail extends you a warm welcome!

You will also find a comprehensive folder in the villa listing restaurants, activities and local events, as well as plenty of ideas for entertaining the children. There is a good write up of over 20 local restaurants that we recommend visiting with the kids and if you want some 'adult time' we can also organise the baby-sitter too!

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