Farmhouse Near Cheffois

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Farmhouse near Cheffois        4 Bedrooms,  sleeps 9       Property Ref:  FR203

The farmhouse is a hamlet of Cheffois. It is situated in Western France, in the Vendée, south of the Loire valley and between the cities of Nantes and Poitiers. It is close to Le Grand Parc de Puy du Fou and the Mervent -Vouvant forest.
The property was built between 150 and 200 years ago but has been renovated and modernised over the last few years. The original farm cottage and barns have been converted to three properties – a farmhouse, cottage and gîte. It is part of a hamlet of five houses in an area of gently rolling open and wooded countryside of arable and cattle farming. The area is known as the “bocage”.
The three properties are set in extensive grounds and facilities include swimming pool, which is fenced off for security, Table Tennis, large grounds for football and other outdoor games.   WIFI access is available.
Detail on this page are for the 4 bedroom Farmhouse
Details of the 3 bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 6 - Click here
Details of the 2 bedroom Gite, Sleeps 4  -  Click here



The entrance is through large green gates into a gravelled courtyard.
Downstairs  -  Entering the 4 bedroom Farmhouse through a vestibule, you are immediately in a large open lounge, kitchen and dining area, the whole of which has a beamed ceiling and attractively tiled floors. Kitchen facilities include fridge/freezer, cooker with oven and four ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, electric cafetiere, kettle, toaster.  

The lounge is comfortably furnished with three settees, a stool and a coffee table. There is satellite television (both English and French), a DVD player and a CD player but please bring your own DVDs and CDs. There is also wifi access.

There is also a further seating area with another settee which converts to a double bed if necessary.

Upstairs - The varnished wooden stairs ascend out of the corner of the lounge up to a landing off which are four bedrooms – three doubles and one triple room. Two of the doubles have a further single foldaway bed. All of the bedrooms have ample storage/ wardrobe space.
There is a bathroom with bath (shower over), washbasin and toilet, and a shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet.
The upstairs extends into the roof space, the heavy roof beams being exposed, and apart from one of the doubles which has a roof window, the windows are, as you would expect quite low (i.e. take care if there are toddlers in your party).




The gites own patio, the pool and gardens are accessed through the French doors from the lounge. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided.

Steps lead up to a patio next to swimming pool. This pool is ideal for swimmers with one end having a depth of nearly 7 feet and the shallow end being approximately 4 feet deep.We have a 30 foot long swimming pool which has been fenced off for security. This pool is ideal for swimmers with one end having a depth of nearly 7 feet and the shallow end being approximately 4 feet deep. The swimming pool is open from 18th May until 21st September

Sun beds are provided.

Table-tennis table under the rustic gazebo.

A path leads round from the pool area across a wooden bridge over a water channel through the trees to a more open area where, during the cooler parts of the day, the children (big and little!) can play football – two football nets are provided.

Large grounds suitable for a variety of outdoor games with football nets

The properties stand in around one acre of private and secluded gardens, with many areas of flower beds, lawns and some shady corners.

Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc.

There are lovely views of surrounding countryside from the properties....






PRICES       2015

02 March  - 17 May                     £575                 
18 May     -  28 June                    £825                  
29 June   -  19 July                   £1,150                
20 July     -  30 August             £1,450                
31 Aug    -  13 Sept                      £825                 
14 Sept   -  29 Nov                       £575          


Prices are per week in Sterling and include hire of bed linen.  We do not provide towels, please bring these with you.        
Changeover day - Sunday, this is flexible outside of the main season.
A security deposit of £200 is payable and this is fully refundable if no damage to the property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
 A 30% deposit and a completed, signed booking form are required to confirm a booking. The balance (plus a security deposit) is payable 12 weeks before the rental period begins. 
A taxe de séjour of 0.44€ per person per night has been introduced by the Vendée and is payable by all aged 13 years and over to be paid with the balance and can be paid in GBP. 

The swimming pool is open from 18th May until 21st September 

Weekly bookings only during Peak and High Seasons.

From September to June a booking of a minimum of 2 nights can be taken - Please contact us for prices.







Lovely house set in pretty gardens with a nice pool. The house is well equipped, and clean.

Central location easy access to interesting towns and villages, the coast and other attractions and also a lovely area for walking.

Restaurant in Cheffois 10-15 minute .drive was very nice. Large supermarket with petrol about 15 mins drive in La Chataingerait.

I would recommend for anyone who would enjoy a holiday in the French countryside.    Sept 2015


If you are looking for a very relaxing and an extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean gite this is the place for you. We have just spent two weeks in this delightful gite... the views, the pool, the garden and the surrounding area superb. Everything you might need has been thought of.  A huge thank you to Pat and Ian for all their kindness to us.   Sept 2011


Just returned from our summer holiday 2011. We stayed in the lovely maison in this gite and maison complex. The maison was everything and more and we did not need to worry about anything. Pat and Ian have thought of everything that the holiday maker may need for a short or long stay in their superb property. The first thing we encountered was the maison handbook. I might add at this point that you would be hard pressed to find as much detail and needed info in some so called professional publications. The handbook was vital reading giving local info as well detailed info regarding the maison and appliances and pool. We had four adults and four children in our party and there was ample room, bedrooms, pots, pans, etc for all of us. The garden and pool area is excellent and we spent a full day catching the little gecko lizards that come out to sunbathe. The children loved the pool and football pitch and there was no danger of them escaping out of the property due to the gated garden. When we ate at home we loved the terrace and sat out till late evening with bottles of wine looking out over the countryside. The view is superb and we enjoyed every family meal here. Special moments like that stay with you forever. The pool is a good size and deep at one end which I found useful since I am fairly tall and there is nothing worse than being in a pool that only comes up to your waist. The shallow end was suitable for our kids as they could stand up in it and they loved playing with the inflatables. The wife and sister in law loved the sun loungers around the outside of the pool area and caught a few rays in the hot vendee sun. There are lots of great walks in the area and cycle routes if that is your thing and if like me you are into canoeing then Mervent (30 mins away) is for you. We spent a full day idling down the river / lake Mere - another special day! Due to it's location you will need a car, but everywhere is within reach. The max drive we had for a family day out was 1.5 hrs away. If you have never been to France before then please remember to visit the local tourist info office. They use a card system for all the places of interest and you can take one of each and plan your days out in advance. I would not hesitate to come back here and if my lottery numbers come up I will be making Pat an offer she can't refuse tho' I would not blame her if she didn’t. Thank you once again for a superb summer holiday 2011. Brian / Sam and girls. Darren / Mandy & boys


Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La maison est confortable, propre et très bien équipée. Ce week-end de l'Ascension n'était pas très ensoleillé, mais nous avons malgré tout profité de la terrasse couverte et son barbecue, du terrain pour jouer, des canapés pour lire... Le jardin est très joli et bien entretenu, l'environnement est très calme, la vue agréable, et on n'entend que le chant des nombreux oiseaux. Les commerces ne sont pas très éloignés, et il y a de belles ballades à faire à quelques km (Vouvant et Mervent par exemple). Bref, ce fut vraiment une pause agréable pour nous tous (et les ados qui nous accompagnaient).






Located near a hamlet of Cheffois. It is situated in Western France, in the Vendée, south of the Loire valley and between the cities of Nantes and Poitiers. It is close to Le Grand Parc de Puy du Fou and the Mervent -Vouvant forest.
Local amenities
Shops  -  In Cheffois (4 km), there is an afternoon post office in the Mairie, a boulangerie and hairdressers. The closest small town is La Châtaigneraie (6 km) where there are several boulangeries, three supermarkets and a range of other shops including clothes, shoes, pharmacy and newsagents as well as the post office, garages and church. Hypermarkets can be found in the bigger towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and Chantonnay.
Restaurants and cafes  -  In Cheffois there is a bar/restaurant and in La Châtaigneraie, there are several restaurants including Hotel La Poste opposite the post office, Le Relais Delice opposite the square and Le Stelvio’s on the road to Fontenay-le-Comte. You will find bars, restaurants or crêperies in most small towns and large villages in the area.
Markets  -  There are markets in most towns. Only in the bigger towns are they held every week and it is best to arrive early as they close at lunch-time. Information on markets is in each ‘house information book’.
Places to visit
There is lots to see and do in the locality and its surrounding countryside – walking, cycling and horse-riding are available as well as swimming, fishing and water sports in the locality. Especially beautiful is the Mervent Vouvant Forest with its large lakes and forests which is about 20 mins away. Fishing permits for lake and rivers can be purchased at local Café des Sports and the 100 hectares fishing park of Pescalis is near Moncoutant, about ½ hour away. There are at least five 18 hole golf courses within an hours drive.
For the more adventurous there are also micro-light trips and bungee jumping near Breuil-Barret, and go-karting at a track at Fontenay-le-Comte.

The famous chateaux and grounds of Le Puy du Fou, devoted to the history of the Vendée, are well worth a visit being about 45 mins away; it’s evening Cinéscénie presentations are quite spectacular although you will need to book for one of these before your holiday begins. It is also well placed for day trips to the chateaux of the Loire Valley, Futuroscope at Poitiers, and the coastal towns of La Rochelle, La Tranche and Les Sables D’Olonne all being between 1 and 1½ hours away. The Venise Verte, an area of waterways created by monks in the 13th century, is about 40 mins drive away.

Lots more information is available on the beaches, attractions, activities etc in the links box at the top of this page, marked "The Area"



Ferry Ports: St Malo - 3 hours Caen - 4 to 4.5 hours Cherbourg - 4.5 to 5 hours Calais 6.5 hoursAirports: La Rochelle 50 minutes Nantes 1 hour, 15 minutes, Poitiers - 55 minutes