La Grange

 

La Grange       Complex of  4 gites - 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms      Property Ref:  FR107

Set in the Vendee in a peaceful and tranquil location, La Grange comprises of 2 attractive farmhouses which have been converted to 4 spacious gites each with it's own fully equipped kitchen, garden furniture, bbq and large terrace. The property enjoys views over open countryside and has 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

There is a large carp fishing lake which guests are welcome to use.
* Large Outdoor Swimming Pool 12m x 6m
* Large Indoor Heated Pool 8m x 4m
* Games barn offering Snooker, Pool and Table Tennis 
* Tv Lounge with Satellite TV and DVD
* Children's play area

Outside
2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of room for children to play. Plenty of quiet and shady corners for peaceful relaxation. There is also a Boules court. Outdoor swimming pool (12 metres x 6 metres) is fenced off for security.  Large Trampoline and children's play area.
Games barn offers: Indoor Heated 8 metres x 4 metres swimming pool. Snooker, Pool, Table Tennis Tables
TV Lounge offering Satellite TV and DVD.

 

 

Shared Grounds and Facilities
2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of room for children to play. Plenty of quiet and shady corners for peaceful relaxation. There is also a Boules court.  Outdoor swimming pool (12 metres x 6 metres) is fenced off for security.  Large Trampoline and childrens play area.
Games barn offers: Indoor Heated 8 metres x 4 metres swimming pool. Snooker, Pool, Table Tennis Tables
TV Lounge offering Satellite TV and DVD.        MORE DETAILED INFORMATION BELOW.

 

Swimming Pools
Indoor Heated Pool
The Indoor heated pool is an 8m x 4m with a tiled finish, it is 1.5m deep.
There are tables and chairs around the pool and the large patio doors open out onto a large terrace with tables and chairs and there are great views across the surrounding country side.
The Pool has a heat cover which retains the heat when not in use.
The pool is protected by a by patio doors which has a high catch which must be fastened when the last responsible adult leaves.

Outdoor Pool
The Outdoor swimming pool is 10 x 6m with roman steps, it varies in height from 2.4m at the deep end to .9m at the shallow end. It is constructed in concrete with a fibre glass liner.
The pool is not heated other than by the sun, but is generally at a suitable temperature from May till October 
The pool has a large terrace with tables and chairs and is protected by a hedge and security fence with self-closing gates.

 

The Gardens
We are proud of our gardens at La Grange not only because of the way they are landscaped and the vast amount of colour in the flower beds, but because of the amount of enjoyment that they bring to our visiters.
The gardens were designed so that where ever you are on the site there is always something interesting to view, and with the gardens blending into the natural landscape it has the feel of space and being together with nature.
The gardens are basically in two parts, the landscaped garden and the sports field though within the former there a boules court.

 

Leisure Facilities
One of the reasons that our Gites stand out from most others in the south of the Vendee is the amount and the quality of our on site Activities

What ever the weather there is something to keep you amused or entertained regardless of your age.

Children especially are catered for under the old saying if the children are content so are the parents.

Outdoor Pool with terrace
Heated indoor Pool,
Boules Court
Football pitch,
Turbo slide,
Swings and trepeze,
Snooker table (full size)
2 x American Pool tables,
3x Table Tennis,
Multigym,
fitness cycle,
Table football
Acres for lawns for all manor of games like Croquet, badminton, etc.,

TV lounge with: Satelite TV, DVD, Music Center
Library with books and videos.

 

WIFI computer connections

 

Activities nearby:
Off Site the following are just some of the activities that can be found locally:
Fishing - We have free use of a nearby lake, with Carp, Pike, Roach etc.  Only approx 300 metres away! 
Other fishing in the Canals, Rivers and lakes requires a permit.
Tennis - Available in the local Village.
Golf - There are several courses within easy driving distance.
Boating - The lakes at mervent have sailboats, canoes, kayaks and pedalos for hire.
The Green Venice also has boat hire with or without a guide.
Biking - The hiring of bikes is possible at several locations.
Horse Riding - Available in the Mervent/Vouvant forest.
Karting - There is an excellent course at Fontenay-le-Comte, where karts can be hired.

 

ACCOMMODATION AT LA GRANGE
LA GRANGE ARDOUX - 5 Bedroom Gite.  Sleeps 10    Saturday changeover day
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor. A lounge area with easy chairs and coffee table.
Bedroom 2 Double bed with ensuite bathroom. Dressing Room with wardrobe and a lounge area with easy chairs and coffee table.
Bedroom 3 Double bed with ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and dressing table. Good views over the gardens.
Bedroom 4 & 5 - Both bedrooms have two single beds, wardrobe and dressing table.
On the first floor there is a bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet.
In the entrance hall there is toilet and washbasin.
The lounge is a large beautiful room with log burner,large table and chairs to dine 10 in comfort. Plenty of easy chairs for relaxing or watching the TV or DVD.
The spacious Kitchen has oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. There are ample pots, pans and utensil, and large storage and work surfaces.
More Information and photos of La Grange Ardoux

 

SAPIN - 2 Bedroom Gite.  Sleeps 6       Thursday changeover day
A large apartment on one floor.  
Two bedrooms, the largest with twin beds and bunk beds.
The second bedroom with en-suite facilities has a double bed.
There is a separate bathroom with a large shower, vanity unit and WC.
The lounge has an integral kitchen and dining area, also a comfortable sofa bed, and doors that open onto a sheltered patio.
The kitchen has a 4 burner stove with oven, washing machine and a large refrigerator. 
More information and photos of Sapin

 

FRENE - 3 Bedroom Gite.  Sleeps 6     Thursday Changeover day
Two entrances from the terrace to split-levels.  
Ground floor with double bedroom. Separate shower room with washing machine
Bathroom with shower, WC, washbasin and washing machine.
Lobby leading to lounge with integral kitchen/diner with all conveniences and a double sofa bed.
On 1st floor there are two well appointed twin bedrooms and a second bathroom. 
More information and photos of Frene

 

CHENE - 4 Bedroom Gite.  Sleeps 9    Thursday changeover day
An apartment on two floors with two entrances.  
Twin bedded bedroom on ground floor.
Bathroom with WC, shower, washbasin and washing machine.
Lounge with sofa bed, integral kitchen with all modern conveniences.
Three bedrooms on first floor.
Bedroom 1 has bunk beds and a single bed.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed & bedroom 3 has twin beds.
Bathroom with WC, shower and washbasin.
Secluded patio with views over the lake.
More information and photos of Chene

 

 

PRICES       2019

La Grange

Saturday Changeover   13 May - 09 June                                            

                                            02 Sep - 29 Sept       10 June - 14 July     15 July - 02 Sept

La Grange Ardoux                     £950                            £1,250                  £2,150

 

Thursday Changeover   18 May - 07 June      

                                            03 Sep - 29 Sept       08 June - 12 July     13 July - 02 Sept

Sapin                                           £700                              £750                   £1,200

Frene                                           £800                              £850                   £1,00

Chene                                          £850                              £950                  £1,750

                                                    

Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds. 
Optional Extras:    Linen hire - £10.00 per person per week.  House Towels £10 per set.  
You will need to bring pool/beach towels.
Security deposit £200 per gite (£500 for Ardoux)- Fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
Supplement of £50 for 7 night durations in school summer holidays
Optional end of stay clean  £80 

FRENCH TOURIST TAX - payable in cash upon arrival 0.50 Euros per adult (18+) per night


Arrivals after 4pm and departures before 10am.

 

Well behaved, house trained pets are welcome outside of main season at owners discretion.  Pets are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture and must be cleaned up after.
 

 

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

We have just returned from our holidays at La Grange. Its not very often that a location surpasses the description of their web site, but in the case of La Grange it most certainly did.


We were greeted on arrival by Trevor, a gentleman, who showed us around the beautiful spacious house which we made home for two weeks, each of the 8 of us felt very comfortable there and every facility that was needed was on hand.


The two swimming pools and the games room as well as the gardens, as well as some very local facilities, were more than sufficient to entertain us for the duration of our holiday, and resulted in us doing a lot less touring than we had planned.
Overall we had a wonderful time at La Grange and we do look forward to holidaying there again.


Please pass our congratulations to Trevor on a great venue and our thanks to him for been a perfect host who was constantly available to us and all his guests. 

 

Just to say that you were very much mine host and sooo helpful and friendly. Our gite was comfortable and clean and had all that we needed. Your gardens are the piece de resistance. It was absolutely wonderful to sit outside and watch the beauty of it all. Family hubbard

 

We recently had a holiday 12th - 19th June. We had a lovely holiday and Trevor was the perfect holiday host, very helpful and always willing to talk and share his knowledge of the area. We will certainly be coming back again.     Parker family

 

We had a lovely holiday at the Grange - it is a really lovely place and Trevor was great.  The kids had a fantastic time and we all went home completely relaxed!       Daniels family

 

We have just returned from our holidays at La Grange. Its not very often that a location surpasses the description of their web site, but in the case of La Grange it most certainly did.

We were greeted on arrival by Trevor, a gentleman, who showed us around the beautiful spacious house which we made home for two weeks, each of the 8 of us felt very comfortable there and every facility that was needed was on hand.

The two swimming pools and the games room as well as the gardens, as well as some very local facilities, were more than sufficient to entertain us for the duration of our holiday, and resulted in us doing a lot less touring than we had planned.

Overall we had a wonderful time at La Grange and we do look forward to holidaying there again.

Please pass our congratulations to Trevor on great venue and our thanks to him for been a perfect host who was constantly available to us and all his guest

 

I just wanted to say a quick thank you for assisting with the organisation and booking of our holiday. Please also pass on our thanks to Trevor.
We had an excellent time and the gites were plenty big enough for our families to share. We particularly liked the outdoor pool, gardens and the snooker table. We also made full use of the allotment, eating fresh tomatoes every day!

 

Thank you for a great holiday at La Grange.  Tevor was a wonderful host, nothing was too much trouble, he was really helpful and informative.  Both families had a wonderful time and would highly recommend La Grange to others.

 

We are on our way back to the port after a lovely 2 weeks staying at La Grange. The setting is beautiful and Trevor has been a wonderful host. It has been the perfect holiday and it's def somewhere we would consider returning to.

 

La Grange is an absolute gem of a property, in a great location.  Best holiday ever and plan to return next year.

 

We let the whole property out for a wedding and reception and Trevor was fantastic.  So helpful, I do not know how we would have managed without his help. Everybody had an amazing time with memories to last a lifetime.  It was all just perfect.  Thank you so much for arranging it all.  We will definitely recommend La Grange and Holiday1 and will return

 

We have been to La Grange for your holidays on 3 occasions now, all were fantastic.  Keep up the good work!  We will be returning so get the BBQ ready!

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION

La Grange is set in a quiet rural location.  One the edge of the village of L'Hermenault and within walking distance (1.5 km) of patisserie/boulangerie, tabac/cafe, small supermarket, pharmacy, post office, banks (with 24 hour cashpoint),  doctor (English spoken) and dentist.
The village St Martin des Fontaines (500 m) has a restaurant/bar which is very popular and reasonably priced. 
We are between the historic market towns of Fontenay-le-Comte (11km)and Lucon (15km). 
There is a large carp Fishing lake for customers at the property, which they are very welcome to use OR Trout and coarse fishing are within a 5 min drive and permits can be arranged. 
The open countryside all around the property is quiet, tranquil and excellent for cycling, walks, birdwatching, painting and wildlife or just generally relaxing, whilst on the doorstep lie numerous places of interest and outdoor activities to suit everyone. 

You can reach the beautiful golden Vendee beaches 45 minutes to an hour drive. Most beaches are backed by sand dunes and pine forests with large areas for picnics and scenic coastal walks. The Vendee coast stretches for 120km and boasts many blue flag awards. There is also a large man-made beach/activity park within 20 mins drive at nearby Xanton-Chassenon, this is very popular with lifeguards, water sports, children's play area, toboggan slides, picnic areas etc.

The pretty harbour of La Rochelle with its famous aquarium, numerous bars and restaurants and great shopping is approx. 50 mins drive. Futuroscope and Puy de Fou are approx. 1 hour's drive. The Marais Poitevin with its sleepy waterways, boat rides and beautiful abbeys is under 30 minutes by car. The Mervent Forest is 15 mins by car. Most Atlantic beaches can be reached within the hour.

For wine lovers, the nearby cave at Pissotte produces and sells direct to the public well-known local red and white wines.
Every 2 years (June 2010), Fontenay-le-Comte holds a magnificent carnival with floats and dancers from around the world. The whole event is finished with a magnificent firework display on the third night.

 

La Rochelle airport is 45-minute drive. Nantes airport 1-hour drive, Poitiers airport is 1hr 10 min drive. Car hire is available at these airports. St Malo is an easy 3-hour drive. Caen is approx 4.5 hours and Cherbourg approx 5.5 hours drive. 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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