La Métairie Holiday Home was renovated by its current owners during the last few months of 2013. It is now laid out as a comfortable 3 bedroom Holiday home, with large garden and fantastic pool area.
It is set in the picturesque countryside of the Vendee in France and is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and corn in the summer months. An ideal location for country-lovers - with many quiet country lanes for walking and cycling along.
The house would be suitable for guests with limited mobility, as there is a twin bedroom on the ground floor, as is the shower room and WC. The main bedroom - complete with four-poster double bed - is on the first floor, and the third bedroom leads off from this room and has a double and single bed.
The pool is set in a renovated courtyard area, surrounded by stone walls and a great place to relax and sunbathe. There is even a sheltered area for reading or sipping a glass of the local wine. The heated pool is 9m x 4.5m and is securely walled off for the security of your children.
Owners live on-site and offer a meal service, preparing local specialities such as Moules & Frite or Vendeen Ham & Mogettes (white beans). This can be pre-booked at 20€ for adults and 12€ for children.
The house is set at the end of a quiet cul de sac, with no passing traffic and there is covered parking for 2 cars, plus secure storage for bikes.
This Holiday home is set in the peaceful countryside of the Vendee - less than a 30 minute drive from the Marais Poitevin canal network or the forest at Mervent. The medieval village of Vouvant, with its artist colony is also nearby.
The main tourist attraction of this area is the Puy du Fou Theme Park - with its Gladiators, Vikings and Musketeers - not to be missed!
The beaches of the Southern Vendee are less than an hour away and there is a wide choice - for body boarding, surfing, kite flying and just relaxing whilst building sand castles.
This is a great locations for family holidays - whether you want to escape from it all with quiet walks through the countryside, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of the seaside towns of La Rochelle and La Tranche sur Mer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||La Faute sur Mer 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes or La Rochelle 70 km, Nearest railway: Chantonnay 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Vendee area is well-known for its miles of sandy beaches and fields of sunflowers. It is the second sunniest region of France after the South coast with over 2000 hours of sunshine each year!
There are many lovely beaches to visit - some for surfing & bodyboarding, others with rock pools to explore, and lots for just relaxing and making sand castles. Many have life guards on duty over the summer months.
The seaside towns of La Tranche sur Mer and Les Sables d'Olonne have lots of Entertainment laid on - with music festivals, food fayres, firework displays and sailing events throughout the year.
Further inland there is the Marais Poitevin area, with its miles of canals and navigable waterways, where you can punt past ruined abbeys and wetland areas teeming with wildlife.
The Puy du Fou Theme Park is only 30 minutes away, and this is a great day out for all of the family! You will see Vikings, Gladiators, Musketeers and Medieval Knights, as well as the best Bird of Prey show! All topped off with an amazing evening show complete with over a 1000 actors and a firework display.
There are many other tourist attractions in the area for all ages - such as the Indian Forest Adventure Park, The Tropical Gardens at St Cyr and the karting track at Angles.
La Métairie Holiday Home is set in the small Hamlet of La Jousselinière, only a short drive from the town of Sainte Hermine which has many shops, bakeries, restaurants, market, and summer Entertainment.
Many of the nearby villages have their own restaurants and bars - some with great views over the Lake at Mervent or in the medieval cité of Vouvant.
The area is great for cycling and walking, and has many country lanes nearby to explore. You can even buy a day-pass to fish in some of the local lakes.
The towns by the coast all have great restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and fish.