Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Tastefully converted farm buildings Le Jardin is on one floor (but not one level). Modern bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/sitting room and comfortable bedrooms each with its own sitting area. Ideal for relaxing on the terrace, walking or cycling on the extensive local tracks or just over an hour from the beaches of the Southern Vendee. Several local markets, and easy travelling distance to attractions such as Futuroscope or Puy du Fou ...which has recently been voted No. 1 Theme Park in the World!
Very close to the picturesque village of Vouvant and the Mervent Forest.... ideal for walking and cycling in the hot summer!
Mervent has a small Zoo and an Adventure Park and also a small Theme Park " Pierre Brun "
Here are just a few of the comments from our guests...
"A charming and stylish gite where we had a lovely relaxing holiday"
"A very well equipped holiday home"
"We have had cracking holiday"
" Here again..still wonderful..so welcoming ..with stunning views...the pictures just don't do it justice"
" Summer holiday heaven"
" Thank you for a great stay and making us so welcome. Loved the gite and gardens. Lovely meal at Lion D'or. We recomment a visit to the river at Mervent and Puy du Fou"
"A wonderful "Escape th the Country" thanks to our excellent and caring hosts"
" Superb gite in a superb location with a smashing pool"
" We have had a wonderful rest, enjoying the beautiful views and peace. Jane and Ian have made us very welcome, letting us share their beautiful home and garden. We look forward to returning..." They have
booked both gites for a week in 2011!
" You made us feel most welcome from the day we arrived. We hope to see you again..one week was definitely not enough.."
"We felt so welcome and at home,that time returned to the pace of summers long ago. You've got this gite malarkey "just right" I hope we'll be back one day to share your idyll again"
" We have had one of the most relaxing and lovelist weeks in France. We really appreciate all the hard work you put in as hosts, thank you for a fabulous week"
" Thank you for a fabulous time at your lovely gite. We relaxed and enjoyed ourselves with your kindness!! You both went above and beyond the call of duty! Thank you so much...(Cake to die for yum yum !! )"
" The gite was lovely, the gardens and pool most relaxing. We have really enjoyed our stay with you and will recommend you highly! "
" Gorgeous location,relaxing, everything we needed,we felt totally at home,we intend to recommend, and exceptionally good value"
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Several 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle or Poitiers 85 km, Nearest railway: Niort 35 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
We try to make our guests feel this is their home during their stay. We therefore provide those useful things that are difficult in small quantities - salt, pepper, cooking/olive oil, kitchen foil etc. We provide all domestic towels and linen and also beach/pool towels. We have found this gite is very popular... the twin room is very large ..so we are very happy to provide an extra bed to accommodate an extra person if needed
We have had enquiries to bring " Granny" and we are happy to offer accommodation in the main house ... so that they can have " privacy" .. but join the family during the day !
|Further details outdoors|
Large shared garden (almost 1 acre), with swings, boules court, and ample parking. Great walking and cycling locally. Golf half an hour away by car. The gite has both bedrooms opening on to a terrace.... just a short walk to the swimming pool....
Short term breaks early and late season (Not June/July/August).
25% Deposit required on booking, balance not less than 8 weeks before booked arrival.
Holiday cancellation insurance is recommended.
Smoking is not allowed indoors or within the pool area.
Welcome pack provided on arrival
Owners generally on site.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Known for warm dry summers (3 days' rain in 4 months in 2009), the Vendee is popular as a holiday destination, with visitors coming from the UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany, as well as from within France. The landscape is essentially rural, with rolling countryside, mainly below 220 metres elevation.
Warm summers, long (and can be fairly hot (38C) days). Lots of history. This was once "English" Aquitaine - Queen Eleanor's home at Neuil sur l'Autize is only 30km away. The Venise Verte (the drained fens) are also an interesting tourist attraction, with trips in powered craft, canoes and punts. There is a good bar/restaurant in the village (2km) and several more in the surrounding area. Futuroscope and Puy du Fou are each just over an hour away. Varied beaches (from very quiet to frenetic are within an hour-and-a-quarter, although all can be busy in July and August. There are several inland lakeside "beaches" and watersport facilities within half an hour. There is an extensive network of cycle/walking tracks, and several riding stables locally.