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Gite Vendee

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Gite Vendee Pool
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Gite Vendee        2 Bedrooms,  sleeps 6 plus baby       Property Ref:  FR113

Idyllic,rural location; delightful,two bedroomed property; well furnished and equipped; set in an acre of private grounds, 10x5m PRIVATE HEATED POOL*, full size snooker and pool tables; nothing is shared. This innovative barn conversion, set within an unspoilt, secluded wooded area, provides modern bungalow convenience. 
Gite Vendee is a converted barn set in tranquil enclave with private enclosed gardens, surrounded by peaceful woodland. Our delightful property, with its PRIVATE HEATED* POOL and woodland, can be seen to the upper left of the wing tip in the aerial photo (below). All facilities are for the exclusive use of our guests. Experience rural bliss within easy reach of a full range of facilities and touristic opportunities.
Sleeps 6 plus babies; full central heating; double glazed.    Available all year round.





New well equipped kitchen with oven+hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and automatic washing machine. Iron and ironing board; clothes airer
Guests frequently comment on the extensive range of equipment in the kitchen. 

Bedroom 1; double bed; cot/s provided on request
Bedroom 2; superking 6' bed and bunk beds OR 2 singles and bunk beds; cot/s provided on request.
Linen and towels can be supplied. 
Sejour; leather suite, dining table and chairs; highchairs on request,
Satellite flatscreen TV, dvd/videoplayer,radio/CD.     Wifi available
Selection of books, cds, dvds, videos and games provided
Bathroom; bath, shower, washbasin and toilet, plus additional separate toilet


The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.


This property is completely private and you will have exclusive use of all facilities.



Large fixed BBQ. Garden furniture provided. Choice of patios

Full size snooker table and pool table in the barn area.  Table Tennis on one of the patios.
A lockable staircase leads down from the sejour to this area. It can also be accessed from the pool side of the barn.
The private, HEATED pool is 10m x 5m; 1m to 2m deep. Fenced off for security. Situated in the large private rear garden of the property, it is accessed by just one gate.

On the house side, the separate BBQ area near the gate provides a view down to the pool for the chef; the top patio also overlooks the pool. The far end of the pool is decked. Clear laminated panels provide a raised barrier to separate the pool area from the lower part of the garden; views from here extend towards woodland and a small lake. The latter and the walled natural woodland garden are reached via a private lane alongside the back of the house and barn. 


"A total of 42 species of birdlfe" has been "seen purely from the house and garden"


GATED PROPERTIES and POOLS – provide privacy and safety

FREE COTS – EITHER FULL SIZE OR TRAVEL with mattress protector but we do not generally supply cot linen 
Cots will fit in any of our bedrooms 

FREE HIGHCHAIRS – just let us know how many

SAFETY GATES - on request
BABY BATH and non slip bath mats– just ask for these. 

ON REQUEST =we also have the following items available
Conditions Disclaimer.  Please note that this information serves as a guide to the facilities offered - they have not received a health and safety check by ourselves.     Health and safety of all items is the responsibility of manufacturers.




PRICES       2016

17 Dec     -   05 Jan 2013             £875 
06 Jan      -   29 March                 £550  
30 March  -   12 April                   £765 
13 April     -   03 May                    £655 
04 May     -   31 May                     £765
01 June    -   07 June                    £875  
08 June    -   28 June                    £765  
29 June    -  12 July                      £875 
13 July      -   30 August             £1095** 
31 Aug     -  13 Sept                      £875  
14 Sept    -  27 Sept                     £765  
28 Sept    -  18 October               £655 
19 Oct      -  25 October               £765 
26 Oct      -  20 Dec                      £550 
21 Dec     -  03 Jan 2014              £875


Prices per week.     ** Supplement for 7 night duration in peak dates £40
Price negotiable out of season
OPTIONAL EXTRAS, if required
Hire of Bed Linen:   Single bed  £7  per set 
                                  Double bed  £12 per set
                                  Super King size bed £14 per set
Hire of towels:          £6 per set - a set comprises 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel
                                  £3 bath sheet per week
Security deposit of £200 (£230 if customers prefer to take their own bed linen) will be charged - this will be refunded if no damage to property or breakages, and left in a clean and tidy condition.  
Arrivals: Saturday 4pm Departures: Saturday 10am [some flexibility for out of season dates]
Bookings November - March will be charged extra for electricity.






The good weather, excellent accommodation and fantastic location made for a superb week  ----we are usually glad to come home after a week , but not this time!  Andy, Lynne and family


The cottage is delightful, wonderful setting, bright, airy, spacious, well equipped, what more can I say!   Pam and David


Stayed by the pool most of the week.  Pool table is great, pool is brilliant, kitchen VERY well equipped, lovely walks around the area and romantic tumbledown buildings   Octigans


 July/ August     “two weeks is not enough”  - Superb holiday, excellent accommodation in an ideal setting


'Many thanks for making this a most enjoyable holiday. What a lovely place!! Very welcoming. We'd like to come again and will also tell other friends of ours who would love it.  10/9/12'


June 23 -30 We have had a fantastic holiday – pool was gorgeous and the setting lovely. All the boys enjoyed the pool, snooker, table tennis. Garland family


June 30 – July 14 We have had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. The house and pool are brilliant and having the pool/snooker tables are a real bonus. It's our second time in the area and we'll be back. 


July 28- August 2 We have had a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating holiday! The pool was lovely and we have enjoyed some long lazy days together! Perfect family time,Thank you! Neale,Wendy and Marissa


August 25 – September1 Great relaxing holiday. Fantastic to have a heated pool,table tennis and extensive outdoor space along with the downstairs games room. Would love to come back and thanks very much. Chris, Julie and Thomas


September1 – 8 Had a wonderfully relaxing week. Having a heated pool is a real bonus[ even though we had great weather for our stay]. Would like to come back. Linda and Neil


September 9 -22 As you know, this is our third time here and it's like coming home. We love the area, house, pool, snooker/pool and we are sad we can't make it back next year but 2014, here we come!    Daniel, Laura, Hollie, Adam, Elliot






Located near L’HERMENAULT, less than 2 km from the house, has a small supermarket, boulangerie, Post Office, banks, tabac, chemist shop (English spoken); doctors and dentist, public swimming pool, sports hall and tennis courts. The area around the property is level and ideal for walking and cycling.  

Popular supermarkets Le Clerc and HyperU and a wide range of interesting shops and bars are to be found in the historic town of FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, just 12 km away.

It is close to the west coast of France; popular beaches such as La Faute sur Mer, Tranche sur Mer 40km. Picturesque La Rochelle is 50km away; this historical town with its wide choice of restaurants also has a superb marina and an amazing aquarium. 

Discover gourmet restaurants, visit the Chateau and museums, browse at the Saturday market, sit and relax at a pavement cafe; whether studying the architecture or just walking along the banks of the river Vendee, the ambience of the town is totally French. It also has a new indoor swimming pool and a go karting facility. 

There is so much to do in the Vendee - more information on the Vendee activities, attractions, beaches, lakeside beaches etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box marked "The Area".
Places to visit locally [within 10-15km ]include;
Vouvant; officially one of the most, beautiful villages in France
Venise Vert; punt in the peaceful Green Venice, a network of small canals
Mervent; area of forests, water sports, lakes, barrage, mountain bike and cycling tracks; eat 4 courses with wine at hotel du Lac for 10.50 euros!


within 40 - 90 minutes 
Puy du Fou; an amazing theme park, chariot racing in a full size Roman ampitheatre, bird of prey display, realistic Viking attacks and battles 
Futuroscope at Poitiers: educational fun at this theme park
La Rochelle; visit the Vieux Port, gaze at the expensive yachts in the new marina
Ile de Re; very chic, restaurants, lots of cycling paths and beaches
Le Sable d'Olonne; mediterranean style; home of the Vendee Globe yacht race.


Gite Vendee is located less than an hour from La Rochelle airport, just over an hour from Nantes International and less than 3 hours from Bordeaux, Limoges or Poitiers. The area is only three hours drive from the port of St. Malo, 4 hours from Caen/Ouistream or 4½ from Cherbourg, 5 from Le Havre, 6½ from Boulogne, 7 from Calais  



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