Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our self catering holiday cottage has 3 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 6 people. Outside there is a courtyard and also a spacious garden for relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds of the local wildlife.
The area around our cottage has so much to offer to adults and children alike. Fantastic beaches are just over an hour away , the wonderful Puy du Foy Medieval Theme Park less than half an hours drive and wonderful countryside for walking and cycling or just relaxing all around.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Tranche sur Mer 75 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes 70 km, Nearest railway: Nantes 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The Vendee has a ‘micro-climate’, said to be similar to that of the Côte d'Azur, that ensures that well over 2,000 hours of sunshine (locals will say over 2,500 hours!) beam down on the Vendée's 140km of sandy beaches.
La Rochelle in the Charente Maritime (less than 60 miles from the Cottage) enjoys 2331 hours of sunshine a year on average.
It is blessed in being just far enough away from the Pyrenees and yet far enough south with low lying geography that combines to give it an area with the highest number of average annual sunshine hours in France except the Mediterranean. Google it and see!
The cottage is ideally located to enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful Vendee countryside whilst being only about an hours drive from La Rochelle, the lovely Vendee beaches and many other visitor attractions.
La Rochelle in Charente Maritime is without doubt the most fascinating place on the French Atlantic coast. Steeped in history the city features the Old Port with its 3 very different ancient towers guarding the exit to the sea. One of the country’s foremost yachting centres the city is a bustle of activity with numerous shops, museums and its famous Aquarium.
Opposite La Rochelle lies the fashionable Island of Re which is linked by a bridge to the mainland. The island, famous for its salt marshes, has vineyards, farms and whitewashed villages, which all add to its undoubted charm. Numerous blazed cycle-ways allow visitors to criss-cross the island discovering the peace and quiet offered by its fantastic beaches, and picnic spots.
The sun shines down on the Vendee for an amazing 2,500 hours a year almost as much as the South of France. There are 140 Kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches down the coastline of the Vendee many of which are European Blue Flag accredited for their cleanliness and water quality.
Within half an hours drive of the Cottage is Le Puy-du-Fou and Cinescenie. Justifiably regarded as the greatest sound-and-light show in Europe. On summer evenings, the terrace below the rear façade of the château, together with the ornamental lake below it, makes a stunning background for this dazzling show, in which the history of the Vendée region comes to life with the help of 800 actors and 50 horsemen, including an impressive array of special effects, fountains, fireworks, laser and other lighting displays.
Performances throughout the day include falconry, jousting, magic and music, demonstrations of rural crafts and atmospheric reconstructions of a Norman fort, a medieval town and an 18th-century village.
Another must visit during your stay is ‘La Venise Verte’ (The Green Venice). Now a French regional park, Marais Poitevin, is a system of canals, dykes and slow flowing rivers amongst meadows and poplar trees through which farmers are often seen traveling in flat bottomed punts. Visitors can explore the canals by punt on the peaceful waterways, or via the many miles of well marked cycling tracks.