Puy de Serre holiday cottage rental with walking, fireplace and TV and rural retreat

Holiday cottage in Puy de Serre, Vendee

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 137113

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our holiday home is situated in the small village of Puy de Serre offering a relaxing comfortable base for your holiday whether you choose to relax on the beach (50kms drive) or in the countryside on the doorstep or indeed within our beautiful garden. The home is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday and has the advantage of two bedrooms both their own bathroom/wc facilities. Garden furniture is provided and includes table, chairs, sun loungers and bbq.

Within easy driving distance is the historic village of Vouvant with riverside walks, shops, several small art galleries and restaurants/bars, . Slightly further afield is La Chataigneraie (12kms) and Fontenay le Comte (15kms), La Chataigneraie offers restaurants, bars, a selection of individual shops and two large supermarkets whilst Fontenay le Comte offers all that you would expect from an historical large French town with a really super market on Saturday mornings (fish market hall is a must).

Ideally located for walking and cycling holidays or simply to relax and unwind, cycle hire available locally, cycle route is directly through our village offering miles of safe cycling. Puy de Fou theme park is an easy car ride away and offers a great day out for all the family, a very individual theme park with fantastic live shows (Vikings, gladiators, birds of prey) and none of the conventional rides one normally expects in a theme park, highly recommended, check their website for details and early booking discounts.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach La Tranche 55 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: La Rochelle 50 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Furniture 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The property is entered via a porch which is home to the washing machine, the living area is well equipped with dining table and chairs, sofa and easy chair, TV with some satellite British programmes, DVD player with a large selection of DVDs, CD player and a wood burning fire. The living area boasts original beamed ceiling. There is a large selection of books and some board games available within the cottage.

The kitchen area has a full size gas cooker, refrigerator, toaster, kettle a plentiful supply of cutlery and china and cooking utensils.

The downstairs bedroom is furnished with a queen size double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and easy chairs and has a door leading to the garden. A shower room and separate w.c. lead off this bedroom

The upstairs bedroom is furnished with a double bed, bedside drawers and curtained wardrobe space with a bathroom and wc leading off. Again this room has original beamed ceilings.

Two fan heaters are provided and also a cooling fan for hot days. Also a beach umbrella should you wish to take this with you to the beach.

Garden furniture is provided (table, chairs, bbq and sun loungers).

Further details outdoors

There is a driveway for parking of one car, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a boundary of shrubs and bushes. There is a patio area for seating and also a roofed veranda area suitable for sitting out on those days when the sun is just too hot! The Vendee cycle route goes passed the garden gate and although we don't provide cycles, cycle hire is freely available in the locality. There is various choices for walks, long or short, either out into open countryside or through the forest which is practically on the doorstep. We tend to follow the cycle paths although there is so little vehicular traffic it is perfectly safe to walk the country roads if you do not wish to go "off road" The village of Mervent (approx 10 mins drive) has watersports, restaurants and a further selection of walks and cycle tracks. The Vendee beaches are within an hours drive from the property and are really worth a visit. Other attractions include Puy de Fou and Futuroscope and there are numerous traditional French Markets and historic towns and villages to visit. For a very relaxing day out visit the Venise Vert and hire out a rowing boat to explore the beautiful water ways

Further details

All bed linen is provided but guests need to provide their own personal towels. The English lady who looks after the cottage for us is available to contact locally to help with any queries/problems guests may encounter.

Smoking is not permitted within the interior of the property, Should you smoke in the garden please take care to extinguish/dispose of cigarettes carefully as during dry periods it is so easy to start a fire.

short breaks are available subject to availability please enquire

longer rentals are available at reduced rental, please enquire

The Pays de la Loire region

The Vendee department enjoys a very pleasant climate with long hot dry summers. There are a vast range of activities to be enjoyed locally from a pleasant stroll through beautiful countryside and forests to more strenuous hikes, horseriding, cycling and water sports. For the more culturally minded there are many places of interest to visit, historic medieval towns, churches and monastries, silver mines and stately homes. Tourist brochures are available in the cottage.

Puy de Serre

Puy de fou (www.puydufou.com.uk) and Futuroscope (www.futuroscope.com) are two theme parks within easy driving distance, please visit the website addresses provided above for details.

Visit the "Venise Vert" either for a stroll around the various towns and beside the waters or take a boat on the water either under you own steam or with the aid of an oarsman

Visit the beautiful vendee beaches, just an hour away are La Tranche and La Terriere and many more lovely beaches whether you like secluded areas or somewhere with restaurants and bars all are on offer along the Vendee coastline

Why not take a look at La Rochelle with its' picturesque harbour with restaurants bars and very nice shops?

Locally within a 10 minute drive we have Vouvant, a medieval village with ramparts, river walks, restaurants and bars or Mervent again you will find restaurants and bars here and lovely walks round the lake or you may wish to take a pedel boat on the water. Just along from here is a zoo which has recently been refurbished.

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Review 1-5 of 5

21 Aug 2015


"A well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of France"

We have recently returned from a lovely 10 day break at this holiday cottage with our young daughter. The cottage itself is very well equipped and has the most amazing garden to both play and relax in. The village is very sleepy and quiet apart from the sound of the church bells and the roosters which provide a subtle reminder that life does exist around you. You will definitely need a car to explore the many areas of interest in the Vendee, it is over an hour to the beaches but they are well worth a visit, with miles and miles of sandy shoreline to explore. La Rochelle is also about an hour and a half away but highly recommended for a day out. The local villages such as Mervent are well worth a visit, we had lovely picnics in the forest and walks to enjoy the spectacular views of the river and valley. Lesley was fantastic with her communication before our stay and we would like to thank her for allowing us to stay in her beautiful cottage.

Many thanks for your kind review of our property. Much appreciated. Lesley

22 Feb 2015


"Cosy well equipped cottage"

Had a lovely week in this cottage, quiet village but close to amenities and things to do. Cottage is small and cosy, perfect for me, my husband and my 9 year old son who loved that he had the whole upstairs to himself. Lovely log burning fire which kept us warm. Perfectly well equipped with every thing you may need to self cater and English tv to keep my son entertained in the evening. A bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely welcoming touch as well as heaters being turned on and a light as it was getting dark. Very efficient and helpful owners as it was only booked by us only a few days before our trip and everything was sorted and emails answered immediately. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Justine for your lovely review, should you wish to stay again we will be able to give you a 10% discount on our normal price, would not offer this before your review as I did not wish to sway your view of the cottage. thank you Lesley Bloor

24 Sep 2011


"well equiped comfortable cottage in beautiful area"

key posted to us in advance property clean and tidy and all instructions clear.Very comfortable inside with veranda ,gardens and suitable furniture outside lovely countryside and places to visit local bread about 5min drive supermarket 15min

14 Sep 2011


"great cottage, great location"

We enjoyed our two weeks stay, there are plenty to see and to do within a reasonable drive from the cottage, and when you just want to relax, the garden is is great. Are you into cycling, there are plenty of well marked (and mapped) cycle paths in the area.

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      Calendar updated:12 Feb 2016

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