House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated 3km from beautiful sandy beaches and also within the Marais Poitevin nature reserve, La Maison de Soleil provides every comfort for up to 6 guests. Newly refurbished for 2007 there are 2 spacious bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a large living room with a sofabed; elegant tub chairs; UK TV and DVD/CD facilities. To avoid wasting precious holiday time there is a dishwasher and washing machine in the fully-equipped kitchen. The house has a large, private and south-facing garden for the sole use of La Maison de Soleil. Longeville-sur-Mer is a pretty Vendéen town with restaurants, bars and a range of shops all within easy walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Longeville-sur-Mer 2 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 30 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
High ceilings add to the light and airy feel of the house (75m² floor space)
A travel cot with mattress and a high chair are available - please request them when booking.
Internet access is available on a pay-as-you-go basis - please ask for further details when booking.
|Further details outdoors||
There is ample parking with a covered carport and long driveway.
The terrace is decked with wood and there is a patio table with chairs and parasol as well as sun loungers and a barbecue.
The garden is enclosed and for the sole use of guests at La Maison de Soleil.
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)
Longeville sur Mer
La Maison de Soleil is situated in Longeville-sur-Mer which boasts twice-weekly markets and a range of shops and restaurants. The south Vendee coast has many attractions ranging from walks, vineyards, chateaux, dedicated cycle tracks, museums, sea-life centres, not forgetting the all-important beaches and sea! Every summer there are numerous music festivals and watersport festivals.