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Rural views, big gardens, pet-friendly family home – Home 201035 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Rural views, big gardens, pet-friendly family home – Home 201035

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay

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House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Bright, spacious holiday home with open countryside views. La Residence au Verger (Orchard House, "ChezChartres"), is built on the site of a former vineyard, with its own orchard, fully enclosed, pet friendly gardens, and beautiful countryside views over fields and woodland. Peaceful village setting: bar/restaurant 5 minutes walk, main town (Fontenay) 3km, or 13 mins bike ride with many cafes, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful historic buildings.

The sunny raised terrace is perfect for outdoor meals, barbecues or reading in the sun with a glass of good local wine (vineyard in Pissotte, 5 minutes drive). Library with books and games, UK freeview TV and French TV. A variety of outdoor games (boules, croquet, tennis racquets etc). Downstairs there is darts, table football, junior pool/snooker table and a table tennis table. The surrounding area is ideal for family holidays, whether sporty and active, or just enjoying the relaxing countryside. The fabulous Mervent

Bright, spacious holiday home with open countryside views. La Residence au Verger (Orchard House, "ChezChartres"), is built on the site of a former vineyard, with its own orchard, fully enclosed, pet friendly gardens, and beautiful countryside views over fields and woodland. Peaceful village setting: bar/restaurant 5 minutes walk, main town (Fontenay) 3km, or 13 mins bike ride with many cafes, restaurants, shopping, and beautiful historic buildings.

The sunny raised terrace is perfect for outdoor meals, barbecues or reading in the sun with a glass of good local wine (vineyard in Pissotte, 5 minutes drive). Library with books and games, UK freeview TV and French TV. A variety of outdoor games (boules, croquet, tennis racquets etc). Downstairs there is darts, table football, junior pool/snooker table and a table tennis table. The surrounding area is ideal for family holidays, whether sporty and active, or just enjoying the relaxing countryside. The fabulous Mervent Forest is on the edge of the village, with wooded valleys and lakes, boating, lake swimming and miles of walking, cycle paths and fishing. The forest also has a zoo and children's adventure park. The village has tennis, boules, and a beautiful park. The glorious Vendee beaches are also only 45 minutes away, making a very easy day trip.

Pets (maximum 2 dogs) can be accepted only upon prior agreement with the owner. Pets are not allowed in bedrooms, and a sleeping area is provided for them in the large utility room.

There are a number of cycle hire shops and businesses nearby where you can book your bikes if you choose not to bring them with you. Bikehiredirect can deliver to the property.

Location description from owner

The Pays de la Loire region

The micro-climate of the Vendee helps to make it one of the sunniest places in France with nearly 2,500 annual sunshine hours on average every year.

The surrounding countryside, forests and lakes make for a perfect family holiday, and there are many beautiful local villages, including Vouvant, one of the most beautiful villages in France, just on the other side of the Mervent forest.

The glorious Vendee beaches are renowned for their sunshine, broad sandy beaches and many watersports.

The old sea faring town of La Rochelle with its harbour, fabulous aquarium and cobbled shopping streets, and the silver sanded Ile de Re are an easy drive just under an hour from the property.

An easy drive to the North (about an hour) is the Puy du Fou, a spectacle of medieval re-enactment on a breathtaking scale, one of France's greatest tourist attractions.

Fontenay-le-Comte

Our village is a charming, peaceful place. It is right on the edge of the Mervent Forest, a vast nature lover's paradise of wooded valleys and lakes perfect for cycling, walking, sailing and canoeing.

The beautiful public park stretches out starting just next to the house and covering the length of the village with its fields, running circuit, tennis court, boules pitch and children's play area, all free to use for those staying in the village.

The boulangerie for fresh croissants, bread and amazing cakes, is just at the top of the hill in Pissotte, reachable by a 5 minute cycle ride or even early morning jog!

The historic capital of the Vendée before Napoleon's time, Fontenay le Comte is only 3km away, with its imposing cathedral, quaint old streets, and all modern services including supermarkets and restaurants, sports halls, swimming complex, beauty treatments, karting, museum, theatre and tourist information. There is a market in the square by the Cathedral on Saturday mornings.

The nearby villages (particularly St Michel le Cloucq, 5 minutes drive away) have great French bricabrac depots for those second hand French antique bargains. Pissotte, just a 5 minute bike ride away, has wine tasting of its own vintages and wine to purchase direct from the vinyard, as well as a lovely creperie.

Don't miss Vouvant, one of the most beautiful villages in France, just on the other side of the Mervent forest, for a walk around the historic streets, views from the Melusine Tower, and the lovely coffee shops.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

No fireworks, outdoor fires or Chinese lanterns allowed. Barbecue on the terrace is ok.

With respect to our neighbours, noise outside after 10pm should be limited to quiet talking. Alternatively, move any party indoors and shut doors, the property is detached and quite soundproof.

Bins are collected on Monday after lunch, and wheelie bins should be put out next to the road on Monday before noon.

Pets (maximum 2 well-behaved dogs) are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture.

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About the owner

Caroline C
Average reply time:
57 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
17 Apr 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German


This House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Feb 2012. Located in Vendee, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £625 to £940.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Apr 2017.

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“Lovely house, great location, good value.”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2012

Massive house in a quiet village and country location, but loads to do nearby. It would easily accommodate a couple of family's or friends travelling together. Was excellent value and easy to find even though it was our first time travelling in France. Loads of room and books and games, videos and DVD's made it feel very homely. Even a piano, although the kids wouldn't leave it alone so I'm not sure that was a bonus. My son who is 7 loved the table football and ping pong downstairs, so lots to do when hanging around the house. We ate on the veranda most nights with views out over farmland. It is not overlooked. There is a big forest with loads of walks and a retro theme park which was excellent. There's a zoo in there too, all 10 minutes away. The beaches were 45mins away and lovely and deserted. We had a day of culture in La Rochelle which was an hours drive and you must go there, it's lovely, historic old architecture, if a bit overpriced. There was lots more to do but we only stayed a week. A great base for any holiday.

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