About the home
Tastefully converted farm buildings Le Jardin is on one floor (but not one level). Modernised bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/sitting room and comfortable bedrooms. 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 (both about 75 minutes by road).
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, 80km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / 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, toilet rolls, cooking/olive oil, 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.
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 / 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.
The Vouvant area
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.
How to get there
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4-5 hours from west and mid Channel ports - 6hrs or so from Calais area. Nearest airports: La Rochelle, Poitiers, Nantes.
Activities near Vouvant
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 May 2013
Here is a very well equipped gite somewhat remote, yet with easy access to moderately large towns such as La Chataignerie and Niort. These themselves are a pleasure to visit, but local to the give are splendid rural walks, full of flora and fauna.
The gite itself is charming and looks out on a swimming pool with about an acre of grounds around.
The owners are helpful and with their local knowledge, can advise on things to see and do in the vicinity.
This gite is highly recommended.
Thanks so much for your recommendation ....it really helps potential guests to choose .... such a hard choice .... and reviews do make a difference... Our gites are both rural and rustic ...but only 5 minutes from our village St Hilaire de Voust with a lovely Boulangerie and a very good Restaurant
05 Oct 2012
Very French, with lovely surroundings. The accommodation was very well laid out and comfortable. You are welcomed with a meal if you want, and then given the tour. You are given an information pack covering all the things you would need for your stay. There was satellite TV, and loads of DVD's if you wanted, this is a holiday home from home.
Thanks so much for your review .... we really appreciate you taking the time to write one.... it is so helpful for our future guests to get a feel of what we are offering at Le Pinier.... so pleased you liked it!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Early Summer||29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Late Autumn||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 300||£ 50||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 450||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Early Summer||29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 75||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Late Autumn||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 350||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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