Our property features a large fishing lake for pleasure fishing, heated swimming pool, hot tub, big sun terrace with lounges and pool toys. Swim, fish or play traditional French ball games on the pitch. Pick some herbs from the veg garden. Take a stroll around the lake and have a picnic on the lawn. Or walk over the bridge to the newly constructed island gazebo. Go for a bike ride around the country lanes (bike hire available). Life here is slow and peaceful but with an abundance of attractions and amenities close by. Within easy reach are sandy beaches, beautiful castles, pretty villages, restaurants, shops, the famous Puy du Fou, historical Vendée with its walking and cycling routes, vineyards, windmills and ancient architectural features.
We have two identical gites side by side located on the ground floor of our house.
Each gite sleeps 2 (+1 child) (1 bedroom). Extra bed (cot) is available. Fully equipped kitchen with dish-washer, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, electric hob; iron/ironing board; a sitting room with satellite TV (large flat screen), DVD-player + DVDs to watch, books, table games, puzzles for a rainy day, wood burning stove, comfortable leather sofas; a master bedroom with King size double bed & en-suite bathroom with full size bath and shower. Both sitting room and bedroom have double French doors opening to walk out and views over the stunning lake and the countryside. Living area is a large open plan layout with the kitchen and a dining area (seating for four people) at one end and the lounge area around the wood burner at the other end. Wi-Fi Internet access. Tiled floors. Underfloor heating. There are BBQ, garden table, chairs and sun lounges outside.
Bed linen, bathroom and beach/pool towels are provided and changed weekly. Complementary Welcome pack to get you started, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, toilet paper and cleaning products are all provided. For our guest we provide a map of walking/cycling routes around the area and maps of the region. The information file is updated on the weekly basis. Easel, brushes, oils and canvases available to the enthusiastic painters. Pool heated from May to September. Fire wood for the wood burners can be supplied throughout October-March. Cot and high chair are available on request. There is enough space for a cot or extra fold out bed in the bedroom. The swimming pool is securely fenced. All grounds, gardens and lake are open for discovery and enjoyment. Vast covered area. Large lawns. The garden is not overlooked and is really welcoming from early morning until sunset and is an ideal place to spend time and relax with a glass of wine. The property is fenced all the way around and has a secure parking. The fishing lake stocked with common carp, roach, perch, gudgeon, tench and more.
5 minutes drive to the nearest restaurant in Cheffois. 10 minutes by car to the nearest supermarket in La Chataignerie. 30 minutes walk to historical windmills. Fontenay le Comte is 25 minutes drive. La Roche sur Yon - 40 minutes. The Mervent forest is 20 minutes away and the world renowned 'Puy du Fou' is just a 30 minute drive.
20 minutes by bike to the nearest boulangerie in Mouilleron-en-Pareds.
We have a fresh bread and croissants delivery twice a week to our house.
Vendée is known as the 'Coast of Light' due to the fact it receives as many or more sunshine hours per year as the Cote d'Azur, between 1800 and 2000 per year, the most on the coast itself, hence its nickname.
Sandy beaches one hour drive. Les Sables d'Olonne is the absolutely must with its beautiful coast, beach bars/ restaurants and an incredible relaxing atmosphere. Another destination not to miss - La Rochelle with its massive stone towers over the old port, hundreds of restaurants and never-ending shopping streets.
Nantes airport - an hour drive. La Rochelle airport - an hour and a quarter drive. Poitiers airport - an hour and a half by car.
St Malo is three hours drive. Caen is four hours drive. Calais is seven hours drive.
Car or car hire recommended.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Les Sables d Olonne 94 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 83 km, Nearest railway: Nantes 98 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Vendée is a hugely popular holiday destination for both French and foreign tourists and, as you would expect, there are an endless amount of attractions on offer. The Puy du Fou is an exceptional leisure park with an incredible night time show which is world famous and the park at Futuroscope in Poitiers is also amazing. The forest of adventures Mervent brings tree climbing and zip wires to a new level and the park at Pierre Brun is a delightful 'French' experience for all the family. There is go-karting, kayaking, horse riding, biking, hiking and even micro light flying and bungee jumping all readily available within a short distance.If you prefer to kick back a bit and relax, the Taz Bar in the Cheffois village is highly regarded and recommended and there are other fabulous restaurants nearby. Plenty to do for people of all ages and preferences. More information with contact details are available on your arrival.
5 minutes drive to the nearest restaurant in Cheffois. 10 minutes by car to the nearest supermarket in La Chataignerie. 30 minutes walk to historical windmills. Fontenay le Comte is 25 minutes drive. La Roche sur Yon - 40 minutes. The Mervent forest is 20 minutes away and the world renowned 'Puy du Fou' is just a 30 minute drive.20 minutes by bike to the nearest boulangerie in Mouilleron-en-Pareds.We have a fresh bread and croissants delivery twice a week to our house.