Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Le Chene Vert is a well appointed and very comfortable three bedroomed 100 year old farmhouse in the traditional longere style of the region.
Its secluded location, at the heart of the Haute Bocage, in the Vendee region of the Loire Atlantique, offers you the kind of French holiday of your dreams – peaceful, restful, nestled in truly beautiful countryside, with nature right on your doorstep.
On the other hand, it's only an hour away from some of the best beaches in Western France, like the hustling Sables d'Olonne and the cosmopolitan La Rochelle, and close to some of France's most popular attractions including the Puy de Fou and Futuroscope, so if you have young children you'll get the best of both worlds.
On top of all that, its location means it's the perfect base for touring the host of nearby chateaux, vineyards and all the other lovely things that France does so very well.
Extra large bedrooms, comfortable beds, fabulous pool and decking area with sun loungers and large trampoline and safety net.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sables d'Olonne 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 80 km, Nearest railway: Pouzauges 5 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||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The farmhouse has plenty of space to accommodate one or two families with children. Children will particularly love the host of DVDs and videos available and boxes filled with toys, books and games.
All of the rooms are spacious with lots of storage and there are two king-size beds, two single beds that can be zipped together to make an extra large kingsize - giving you lots of sleeping options for different sized parties, as well as a cot. The bedlinen is cool, comfortable cotton and the king-size beds have a luxury memory foam mattress topper for your best holiday night's sleep ever.
|Further details outdoors|
Set in its own walled garden filled with pear, cherry, apricot and swaying silver birch trees, offering quiet, shady corners for an afternoon siesta or to curl up with a good book. There is a paddling pool, bikes to suit all ages and a barbecue. Plus a large wooden swimming pool with sun worshipper's decking area and huge trampoline and safety net.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Friday changeover days during summer holidays - meaning you miss all the Saturday traffic. Changeover days on all other dates are flexible.
Help with travel arrangements.
Full holiday pack sent on confirmation with sightseeing information.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Department 85 is known as ‘The Vendee’ and is taken from the river that runs through the south-east of the department. After crossing the forest of Mervent it flows through the town of Fontenay-le-Comte, which used to be the capital of Bas-Poitou.
The region’s name was changed to Vendée after the French Revolution of 1789 until Napoleon decided his soldiers could keep the Vendeans in order more easily from La Roche-sur-Yon. The river meanders on through the marshes to meet the Sevre Niortaise, and turns west to meet the sea in the bay known as the Anse de l'Aiguillon.
The sun shines down on the Vendee for an amazing 2,500 hours a year and is recorded as the second sunniest region after the South of France. It’s known for its fields of sunflowers, which in summer stretch as far as the eye can see.
There are 140 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches down the sweeping coastline of the Vendee, many of which are European Blue Flag accredited for their cleanliness and water quality.
This is a charming town perched on a hillside with amazing views over miles and miles of the Vendee. Must sees include the Donjon and the old church on the Montournais road with very ancient frescoes.
The lake is also a fantastic place on a hot afternoon as it is has its own beach, is impeccably clean for swimming and playing about in boats, has a children’s play area and a lovely wooded walk around the lake.
Pack a picnic for a leisurely lunch as it also has a nice picnic area with wooden tables and seats under the trees.