Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The cottage, awarded 3 epis and 4 stars for comfort and charm, is situated in the quiet village of St Michel le Cloucq, 5 kms from Fontenay le Comte, 50 kms from La Rochelle and the beaches of the Atlantic.
A rustic cottage fully restored to its original appearance, with exposed local stone walls, wooden beams and wooden floors, tiled ground floor. It is furnished with antique French country style furniture. It is comfortable and done with good taste.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||L'Aiguillon sur Mer 50 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 50 km, Nearest railway: Niort 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The ground floor has a large living/room with a fireplace, a kitchen/dining room, bathroom and separate washroom, utility room..
There are 2 bedrooms and one mezzanine room. One bedroom is on the ground floor with a large double bed (160cm), TV, DVD player and an en suite with shower, sink and WC. The other bedroom is upstairs with a double bed (140cm). The mezzanine is also upstairs, enclosed on three sides, and has two 3/4 beds (120cm) - an ideal room for children.
We provided bedding and we make the beds fresh for when you arrive.
There is 1 bathroom with bath and sink. There is also a separate WC and an en suite shower room in the downstairs bedroom with shower, sink and WC. Bath towels, hand towels, flannels and bath mats are provided. The bathrooms are fitted electric heated towel rails.
A cot, highchair and baby bath can be provided on request.
|Further details outdoors||
For a restful and enjoyable stay, you find a private garden, a stone patio with garden furniture, a large outdoor dining area with a purpose built chimney-barbecue, a private garden. 4 mountain bicycles for adults and 3 mountain bicycles for children are available free of charge.
Prices are per week and vary depending on the time of year. We require a down payment of 25% the total cost on booking. We ask for a security deposit of 250 EUR when you arrive which will be returned when you leave assuming there has been no damage to the property. In winter there is an extra charge for heating.
Bookings are from 4pm Saturday until 10 am the following Saturday. At certain times of year and for last minute bookings arrival and departure days are flexible. Please contact us for more information.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Discover the charm of both South Vendée and Marais Poitevin and their rich heritage: Nieul sur l'Autize Abbey, Maillezais Abbey, roman churches, the renaissance town of Fontenay le Comte, the slow-paced lifestyle, boat rides in Marais Poitevin or hiking in the large forested Vendée region of Mervent-Vouvant.
You could spend your holiday visiting the well known sites such as Puy de Fou, the Futuroscope theme park or Fort Boyard, the sea and the Atlantic coast, beaches in Faute sur Mer, Tranche sur Mer and Sables d'Olonne or La Rochelle and Ile de Ré, which are not too far from our gite.
Our nearest large town is Fontenay Le Comte which is a 5 minute drive away, and used to be the capital of the Vendee.
La Rochelle is a very attractive port with waterside cafes and restaurants offering relaxing breaks with Europe’s largest Aquarium which is open every day, Museums, and a daily fish market.
The South Vendée enjoys one of the sunniest climates in France. The sublime beaches of the Vendée are within easy reach (60 minutes), and are some of the best in Europe. Clean, with shallow, gently sloping seas, these are particularly suitable for families.
Saint Michel le Cloucq
The village is on the edge of a large forest and there are lots of places to walk and cycle. Less than 5 kms from the house is the River Vendée where you can fish and there is good fishing and boating on the canals of Le Marais Poitevin (12 kms). Lac de Chassenon has a beach with supervised swimming.
There are several footpaths and cycle paths leading from the house.
Mervent adventure park is a must for children and adults and is only 15 mins away.
The village of Vouvant was voted the prettiest village in the Vendee with spectacular views