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Holiday farmhouse in Lucon – Home 46720 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Holiday farmhouse in Lucon – Home 46720

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  • Farmhouse
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

This traditional longere farmhouse dates back to the 1840's, built of stone and roman tile roof, and is full of character. The house has been sympathetically renovated to retain many original features including stonework and exposed beams. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with a mixture of modern and traditional fittings with comfort in mind. The large kitchen and dining area lends itself to lively evenings enjoying produce from local markets and suppliers, or you can find a quiet corner in one of the two sitting rooms to hide away and enjoy that book you can't put down!

The gardens are extensive with lovely private areas to enjoy the sunshine, especially around the beautiful swimming pool which has been landscaped in sympathy with the traditional buildings. There is plenty of room to run around and enjoy the outdoor garden games or just sit and enjoy this rural village atmosphere. The house has gas central heating and log fires and a very relaxing place

This traditional longere farmhouse dates back to the 1840's, built of stone and roman tile roof, and is full of character. The house has been sympathetically renovated to retain many original features including stonework and exposed beams. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with a mixture of modern and traditional fittings with comfort in mind. The large kitchen and dining area lends itself to lively evenings enjoying produce from local markets and suppliers, or you can find a quiet corner in one of the two sitting rooms to hide away and enjoy that book you can't put down!

The gardens are extensive with lovely private areas to enjoy the sunshine, especially around the beautiful swimming pool which has been landscaped in sympathy with the traditional buildings. There is plenty of room to run around and enjoy the outdoor garden games or just sit and enjoy this rural village atmosphere. The house has gas central heating and log fires and a very relaxing place to stay for holidays throughout the year.

Whilst the village has no commercial facilities it is ideally placed for easy and quick access to a huge range of holiday activities and entertainment including the Puy de Fou theme park and Futuroscope, and beaches at La Tranche and La Faute are only 30 minutes drive away.

Further details

A welcome pack with local specialities is offered on arrival.

Towels are provided for use in the house and gite, separate towels provided for the pool but we would expect guests to bring their own beach towels.

If the owner is not living on site during your stay the local representative, who is English, will be available to help you with any problems.

Further details indoors

Wisteria House has four bedrooms ( 1 double with handbasin, 1 double with 2 singles, and 2 twin bedrooms). Linen and towels are included in the price. The bedrooms are light and airy with wooden floors and the beds and bedding were chosen for their comfort and generous size Upstairs is a modern bathroom with shower over the bath, handbasin and WC. The twin-bedded rooms have their own shower room and handbasin.

The living areas include a large kitchen with a full range of units, large dining table and welcoming log burner. There is a family sized sitting room with another log fire and doors leading to the gardens, and a small 'snug' sitting room with TV facilities.

At the older end of the house is the original kitchen with bread oven and rare stone 'potager' although these are no longer functioning. This is used as a utlility room and leads onto a further bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC.

Further details outdoors

The large garden of some 7,000 square metres has extensive lawns with fruit trees. This and the outside swimming pool is shared with the guests of the two-bedroomed gite, Hortensia Cottage, also situated within the grounds. Wisteria House and Hortensia Cottage can be rented together, making a maximum party of 16 people. Short tennis and badminton are supplied. There is also a 16' trampoline. A covered lean-to corner of a large barn near the pool provides a shaded area for sitting and barbecue meals and we also use this space to play table tennis. There is an indoor football table in the utility room for the guests in Wisteria House.

The heated swimming pool is of a single depth of 1.5 metres, about 9 by 5 metres. Elegant wide steps which also serve as seats on two sides lead into it so the full depth area can be used for swimming and ball games. There is a ledge all round. The pool is set in a secured, paved area with plenty of seating. There is also a solar shower using our own well water. Outbuildings have been converted to house the pool services and a shaded area and recently we have added a changing room with hand washbasin and WC. The pool heating is set to a maximum of 28 degrees C. It is regularly maintained and uses bromide salt rather than chlorine which doesn't smell and is generally less irritating to sensitive skins.

Location description from owner

The Pays de la Loire region

The Vendee is a large département (or county) about the size of Devon located on the French Atlantic coast, just south of Brittany and Nantes, and north of La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Its position, within 2 to 6 hours of the various ferry ports, makes the area an easy day's journey from Britain and Ireland. It has some 150 kilometres of mainly sandy beaches which give good conditions for water sports as well as just enjoying the sunshine. The population, according to the 1999 census, is 540,000.

The name "Vendée" is taken from that of a river which runs through the south-east of the département. After crossing the forest of Mervent it flows through the town of Fontenay-le-Comte, which used to be the capital of Bas-Poitou - the county's name was changed to Vendée after the French Revolution of 1789 until Napoleon decided his soldiers could keep the Vendeans in order more easily from La Roche-sur-Yon. The river meanders on through the marshes to meet the Sevre Niortaise, and turns west to meet the sea in the bay known as the Anse de l'Aiguillon, famous for its scallop, mussel and oyster beds.

The property is situated in the heart of the wonderful micro-climate that is enjoyed in this part of the Vendee. It is said to be second only to the Cote d'Azur and regularly records 2,500 hours of sunshine a year. As a result many sub-tropical plants grow, we have a 5 metre banana tree in the garden which regularly bears fruit.

The local farms grow maize, sunflowers, tobacco and delicious melons which are on sale between April and October. However winters can be quite cold but we're fully prepared for off-peak guests and the house, apart from the two log burners, is equipped with partial gas central heating and electric wall radiaters. We may have to make a nominal charge for the central heating costs in exceptionally cold periods. You'll find the thick walls and shutters give excellent insulation, keeping the house cool in summer and retaining the warmth in winter.

Lucon

Situated in a quiet village close to interesting walks, cycling routes and for fishing the river Smagne, Wisteria House, is ideally placed for easy and quick access to a large range of holiday activities and entertainment.

Beaches at La Tranche and La Faute within 30 minutes drive offer sailing, surfing, jet skiing, microlight, tennis, golf and horse riding. Les Sables d'Olonne a little further with its zoo, spa, shopping, casino and night life. La Rochelle just 45 minutes to the south with its chic shopping, street cafes, restaurants, aquarium and historic buildings with the nearby Ile de Ré, famous for its hollyhocks and long-haired donkeys.

The fantastic theme park of Le Puy de Fou (second attraction in France after Disneyland) is an hour to the north and Futuroscope is at Poitiers. To the south is the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) with punts and electric boats to hire to explore this amazing network of waterways and wildlife. The cathedral town of Luçon with its markets and good choice of supermarkets is our nearest town just 10 minutes away. They organise many cultural events throughout the year.

Nearby is a large watersports venue and close to the village are beautiful forest and riverside walks, adventure playgrounds and cycle routes. Wine tasting is very popular too, with wine trails starting only a few kilometres away where you can discover the Vendéen wines. There's also a good selection of restaurants to cater for most people's tastes and budgets.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 3 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • 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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Chris B
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
11 Jan 2017
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Jan 2008. Located in Lucon, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £900 to £1800.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jan 2017.

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“So good we came back twice... with plans to return again”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2012

Wisteria House has proved an ideal holiday home for us, our three young children and our friends - and their children - since our first visit in 2010. With four large bedrooms, a large 'farmhouse' kitchen and plenty of space - inside and out - to spread out into, it is easily spacious enough to accommodate us. It is tastefully decorated and furnished, and has all the amenities a holidaying family might wish for (bbq, great pool, table tennis, table football, trampoline...). A real home-from-home that makes a great base for exploring this part of the Vendee, including the nearest beaches (around half an hour's drive). Lucon is a short drive away and has all the amenities that you might want - including a large Hyper-U. The service has been first rate - we have experienced nothing but a helpful and friendly attitude on any of our three visits to date. We would wholeheartedly recommend this part of France, and this property in particular, to a family or large group looking for a comfortable and well appointed base.

“Perfect tranquility”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2012

This is the second year we have been back to Wisteria. There are 11 of us ranging from babies to grandparents and inlcluding a teenager, but this property has something for everyone. It is ideal because there is a large property and a smaller second property so that our son who has a baby can have their own space to do what they need to whenever they want. The totally secluded grounds mean the children can place totally safely and there is lots of room for ball games etc. The only downside I have found is the distance to the shops but that isn't the owners fault! It requires a car journey to access any produce at all including bread which can feel a bit of a chore. But this doesn't really spoil the fact that the properties are fantastic and everything has been considered from the holiday makers point of view. A great choice for a holiday

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