Fontenay-le-Comte holiday house to let with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

La Residence au Verger: beautiful house great view

from £85 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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1 / 28 The back gardens from the terrace with open countryside views

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 201035

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House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Description from owner

La Residence au Verger (Orchard House) is a lovely family holiday home, built on the site of a former vineyard, and with its own orchard, fully enclosed (pet friendly) gardens, and beautiful countryside views over the fields with the spire of Fontenay Cathedral visible in the distance. The sunny raised terrace is perfect for warm evening meals and a glass of wine watching the sunset. Library with books, games, dvds and videos, UK freeview TV in the lounge and a variety of outdoor games (boules, croquet, tennis racquets etc). Downstairs there is darts, table football and a table tennis table.The surrounding area is ideal for family holidays, with the fabulous Mervent Forest 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

La Residence au Verger (Orchard House) is a lovely family holiday home, built on the site of a former vineyard, and with its own orchard, fully enclosed (pet friendly) gardens, and beautiful countryside views over the fields with the spire of Fontenay Cathedral visible in the distance. The sunny raised terrace is perfect for warm evening meals and a glass of wine watching the sunset. Library with books, games, dvds and videos, UK freeview TV in the lounge and a variety of outdoor games (boules, croquet, tennis racquets etc). Downstairs there is darts, table football and a table tennis table.The surrounding area is ideal for family holidays, with the fabulous Mervent Forest 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.

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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 lovers' 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 'bric-a-brac' 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.

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
    bedroom 2: double bed
    bedroom 3: 2 single beds
    bedroom 4: bunk bed
    bedroom 5: double bed
    beds in other rooms: sofa bed
  • 1 family bathrooms, 2 en suites

Families

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

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Log fire
  • 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
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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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.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Caroline C
Response rate:
94%
Calendar updated:
06 Feb 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, French, German

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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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