Ardoux - at La Grange
Ardoux at La Grange 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10 comfortably 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. Ardoux is the 5 Bedroom Gite. The property enjoys views over open countryside and has 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also free use of a fishing lake only 300 metres from the property, with carp, pike, roach, tench etc. WIFI
* 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 with Large Trampoline
LA GRANGE ARDOUX - 5 Bedroom Gite. Sleeps 10
The Ardoux gite is truly a spacious Farmhouse of nearly 200sq metres of living accommodation. The 5 bedrooms, three of which have en-suite bathrooms, together with the large kitchen and lounge/dining room have been modernised to give very comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation.
There are two entrances on the front of the building, the main entrance and the kitchen door. There are also two patio doors onto the terrace at the rear.
From every room in the Gite there are excellent views of the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The main entrance leads into the hall, with a ground floor bedroom to the right and the lounge to the left. The beautiful Oak staircase take you to the first floor landing where there is quiet lounging area with antique easy chairs. On the first floor you will find 4 bedrooms and the bathroom. There is a WC and washbasin under the stairs.
The Kitchen is large and has all modern appliances. a hob with 4 burners, double fan over, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine,and tumble dryer.
The double sink has views over the swimming pool and gardens.
There are very large work surfaces and huge storage and you will find all the pots, pans, and utensils etc., needed to cater for 10 people.
The kitchen is fully tiled for ease of cleaning.
Bedroom 1. off the hall, has a double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle,WC., and washbasin, a dressing room with wardrobe storage, and a lounge area with two easy chairs and a coffee table. There are patio doors onto the terrace.
Bedroom 2. on the first floor, has double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, WC., and washbasin, a dressing room with wardrobe storage, and a lounge area with two easy chairs and a coffee table. The bedroom has magnificant exposed Oak beams with King post.
Bedroom 3. on the first floor, has double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle,WC., and washbasin, wardrobe and two easy chairs and coffee table. Exposed Oak beams with king post are a great feature of this room.
Bedrooms 4 & 5each have two single beds, wardrobe and chest of draws. The rooms have exposed Oak beams.
The Bathroom on the first floor has shower cubicle, WC.,and washbasin.
Private Outside Area
Large Private Patio with Garden table and Chairs and a Parasol. BBQ
Separate entrance to the Kitchen/Lounge/Diner.
Good views over the 2 and a half acres of landscaped gardens.
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.
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.
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.
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 visitors.
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.
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,
Swings and trepeze,
Snooker table (full size)
2 x American Pool tables,
3x Table Tennis,
Acres for lawns for all manor of games like Croquet, badminton, etc.,
TV lounge with: Satellite TV, DVD, Music Center
Library with books and videos.
WIFI computer connections
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.
13 May - 09 June £950 per week
10 June - 14 July £1250 per week
15 July - 01 Sept £2150 per week
02 September - 29 September £ 950 per week
La Grange Ardoux is a Saturday changeover day, however, this is flexible outside of the main season.
There is a £500 security deposit which is fully refundable if no damage to the property or breakages.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS, if required: Hire of Bed linen, if required, £10 per person per week.
House towels £10 per set - you need to bring pool towels.
End of stay clean £100
Supplement of £50 for 7 night duration in school summer holidays.
FRENCH TOURIST TAX is payable at 0.50 euros per adult (18+) per night. This is payable in cash upon arrival.
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.
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!
Ardoux at 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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