Private holiday rentals in Vendee, France
Maison Bourgeois 5 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 16 plus babies Property Ref: FR130
Traditional maison bourgeoise, a spacious family home, set on the edge of the picturesque village of Faye L'Abbesse in the Deux-Sevres department of the Poitou Charente region. Surrounded by fields and open countryside, the house is set within walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare offering an abundance of activities and entertainment for all the family. Offering stylish and extremely comfortable living including wireless internet connection, with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 plus babies. The accommodation is equally suited to family holidays or groups of friends. Within a 5 minute walk are a bar and pizzeria, a small supermarket, a post office, a pharmacy, a boulangerie, a hairdresser and the village church. An abundance of country walks and cycling routes are situated around the property. The nearest town of Bressuire is 10 minutes, drive and is the second largest town in Deux-Sevres, with numerous restaurants, shops, supermarkets and bars. Can also be let as a 3 bedroomed holiday outside of peak season.
GUESTS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES ON SITE.
The property is centrally heated and all the bedrooms are luxuriously appointed and equipped with hairdryers, towels and personal bathrobes. An extremely large and comfortable guest lounge and dining room of 51 square metres featuring a traditional stone fireplace ensures room for all to relax, read, play games, watch a film or simply chill out. English satellite is installed providing all TV channels. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer, microwave, toaster etc. The kitchen leads on to a first floor balcony with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. WIFI
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) - ensuite, located on the ground floor with king size bed, single bed, built in wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 4) located on the ground floor with 2 single beds plus bunk beds, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, dressing table, adjacent built in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 4) located on the first floor with a king size bed and a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, dressing table, adjacent built in wardrobe
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 3) Located on the first floor with double bed and a single bed, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, dressing table, adjacent built in wardrobe
Bedroom 5 (sleeps 3) located on the first floor with a double bed, a single bed and a fixed cot, bedside cabinets, adjacent built in wardrobe
Bedrooms 1 and 2 form an excellent family suite
(Children’s cots and high chairs are available on request)
There are 2 fully fitted bathrooms two of which have baths and showers ( both located on the first floor)and 1 en-suite shower room. Also there are 2 further WC’s in the property, one of which is on the first floor.
The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.
An excellent standard throughout.
This property is completely private and you will have exclusive use of all facilities.
Gated driveway with ample parking for several cars.
The swimming pool is 10 x 5 metres with roman steps, and is fully heated (average temp of 28 degrees). The salt water system is much kinder for the skin and eyes. The pool is 1.2 to 1.8 metres deep with a ledge around the perimeter to stand on. At the side is a solar heated shower. Sun loungers, chairs and small tables surround the pool.
Two large patio tables with an abundance of chairs are in place for alfresco dining along with two gazebo's and a rattan suite for relaxing by the summer kitchen. The summer kitchen has a sink and cupboards, fridge, kettle, roll out canopy and a large gas BBQ and charcoal BBQ. Here there is also a toilet and washbasin ideal access from the pool and is where the washing machine is located.
Large lawn areas are suitable for all outside games, with badminton net, football net, boules, croquet and badminton equipment and an outdoor table tennis table & bicycles are provided.
Close to the pool is a play area with swings, slide and a climbing frame.
Darts and table football are also available.
All very private and exclusive. Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc.
POOL HAS AN ELECTRONIC SECURITY COVER - roman steps for easy entrance/exit from pool
FREE COTS – EITHER FULL SIZE OR TRAVEL
SAFETY GATES - FIXED, at top of internal stairs and external stairs on the alcony
BABY BATH and non slip bath mats
PLASTIC CUTLERY, MUGS, DISHES
SELECTION OF AGE APPROPRIATE TOYS on request
ON REQUEST =we also have the following items available
Self Catering to let the whole property
4 Jan - 31 March £1,200
1 April - 24 May £1,400
25 May - 29 June £1,600
30 June - 01 Sept £2,300
2 Sept - 30 Sept £1,600
1 Oct - 20 Dec £1,200
21 Dec - 3 Jan 18 £2,200
Prices include hire of bed linen and towels - you will need to bring your own beach/pool towels.
Security deposit £200 (refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition).
Saturday changeover day - flexible outside of main season.
Arrivals at the property after 4.00pm and depart by 10.00am on the morning of departure.
GUESTS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES AT THIS PRIVATE PROPERTY
We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived at Maison Bourgeois which had everything we needed for a really memorable family holiday. The salt water swimming pool and large enclosed grassed play area were fantastic. The chickens were also a hit with the younger children who gave them all names.
The property was very comfortable, neat and presented as advertised, therefore I would certainly recommended it to others. The local shops were good and the town of Bressuire was near enough to get most things if these were closed.
Overall impression of Maison Bourgeois from all eleven in our party aged 3 to 63 was - excellent.
Thanks Graham and Diana for your hospitality. August 2018
Thank you for making us so welcome. Beautiful house with great facilities, great to meet you both. Hopefully the sun will shine for us next time!
Very welcoming, comfortable, clean accommodation. Found everything we needed. Gorgeous swimming pool and garden, felt very secure, wonderful for kids. Felt really welcome and hosts were particularly accommodating and helpful. Thank you for a fab holiday! Hope to see you again.
Great - very appropriate for all ages. Lots of space - large groups not on top of each other. Great layout and really comfortable. Fantastic space for children of all ages and easy to monitor from seating area. Good size pool for numbers and very pleasant and very well equipped. Very warm and hospitable welcome - very helpful in every way. Festivals were a great boon, especially to a large range of age groups 2 - 50 years! Thanks for a really GREAT holiday, all your hospitality and kindness. Teresa and Catherine Breathnach and families.
Thank you for making our stay at Maison Bourgeois so nice. The kids had a great time helping with the chickens! It was nice to meet you both and thanks for the welcome. We all appreciated how well kept and clean the patio, pool and outdoor areas were. We all felt very much at home and settled in really quickly. Everything was so clean and fresh - we especially appreciated the comfy beds and good linen which are rarely found in a rented property!
Dean, Tracey, Mark, Sarah, Jacob and Katy Terry
Maison Bourgeois - A second heaven if ever there was one! From the time of the warm, heartfelt greeting on arrival, to the very reluctant farewell, we think you deserve every accolade going - superb! For this family, so active, the pool is a fantastic asset. A wonderful holiday - thank you.
The Charlton, Taylor and Baldwin families.
We had a wonderful week at Maison Bourgeois, which began with your warm and genuine welcome. We all enjoyed the pool and the space. The accommodation was comfortable and appropriate and spacious enough for young children to not feel crammed. The swimming pool was one of the best we've experienced and used on holiday. The area near the pool is cleverly designed. The grandsons loved the open areas and play equipment that you thoughtfully provided.
This beautiful house is situated 5 minutes walk from the village of Faye L’Abbesse which has a bar restaurant pizzeria, small Vival Supermarket, Post Office, Pharmacy, Boulangerie and hairdressers. The nearest town of Bressuire is 10 minutes drive away with numerous restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The medieval town of Parthenay with its many attractions is 20 minutes drive away.
There is so much to do in this area - More information on Vendee beaches, lakeside beaches, activities, attractions etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box at the top of this page marked "The Area".
Information specific to the town/village
There is lots to see and do in and around Bressuire. The 56m renaissance tower of the church of Notre Dame rises high over the town and surrounding countryside. Originating from the 11th Century, the Chateau dominates the town and is an ideal venue for the many events throughout the year.
As well as being in an area of historical interest, Bressuire is within easy reach of the Loire Valley, the Marais Poitevin, Futuroscope, Le Puy du Fou and the renowned fishing centre of Pescalis.
Leisure activities less than 12 miles
Tennis, squash, riding school, pony club, golf practice range, ten-pin bowling, archery, go-karting, petanque field. An abundance of country walks and cycling routes are situated around the property.
Fishing at the world-renowned centre of Pescalis at Moncoutant being approximately 20 minutes drive. Two 18 hole golf courses at Golf des Forges and Cholet are approximately 30 minutes drive. Canoeing in the Loire approximately 45 minutes drive.
Other activities available
The old railway between Bressuire and Parthenay has been converted into a walking/cycling or horse riding path giving 30km+ of safe riding.
Local villages have public lakes for fishing.
Theatre, cinema, library, museum, antiques & bric-a-brac, cellar and wine tasting, fitness centre, park and garden, discotheque, exhibition center, historical site, markets all close by.
The Deux-Sevres region has countless places of interest to suit everyone with a highly strategic past and steeped in history; the unspoilt landscapes shelter an outstanding heritage: some of Europe’s most imposing Tumuli, Romanesque churches, chateaux, museums. Quiet roads will lead you to unexpected places, rivers, lakes, forests, historic towns, small villages with colorful markets and, during the summer months a range of festivals and events. The wonderful nearby coastline and beautiful islands of the Atlantic are all there to be explored and visited.
Some recommended visits:
Puy du Fou: In a picturesque park of over 40 hectares, you will discover the history of the Vendee. Experience the invasion of a Viking camp, watch gladiators chariot racing in a roman amphitheatre. Visit a reproduction of a 19th century commune. Enjoy breathtaking displays of falconry, jousting, horse riding acrobatics and much more. During July and August there is a spectacular open night show - not to be missed. (35 mins)
The Loire Valley: Famous for its chateaux and wines, the Loire Valley offers also some exceptional scenery. Some towns worth a visit: Saumur with the Cadre Noir (National School of Horsemanship). Chinon and its medieval castle. Also the unique gardens of Villandry. (45 mins)
Marais Poitevin: Green Venice - a maze of waterways and luxuriant vegetation. There are many villages, tow paths and quay sides. Coulon is cited as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Take a trip on a guided punt or be more adventurous and go it alone!” (45 mins)
Pescalis: Situated near Moncoutant, this fishermans’ paradise offers over 150 hectares of lakes. It is Europe’s premier fishing and nature centre and open to beginner and enlightened amateur. All types of fish are available. (20 mins)
Mervent (Forest): Situated on the banks of a lake in the middle of a magnificent forest, this area has something to offer everyone, walking, rock climbing, horse riding, mountain biking etc. Enjoy the richness of the surroundings, suitable for a picnic. Sample the fabulous crepes (pancakes) in the Chateau de Citardiere or just acquaint yourself with more amazing history of the area. (40 mins)
Futuroscope: A Hi-tech experience with adventures on land, sea and in outer space using the latest projection system technology. (50 mins)
Other places to discover from Bressuire:
Vendeenne Coast - Magnificent beaches offering large stretches of sand: La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Chatelaillon, La Tranche sur Mer, Jard sur Mer, Les Sables d’Olonnes.
(1 hr 15 mins)
Oiron Castle - between Thouars and Loudun
Oriental Park - Maulevrier - D20
Zoo at Doue la Fontaine : La Vallee des Singes
Adventure Park at Parc de la Vallee - Massais
Parthenay - Medieval town, good restaurants
Le Lac Du Cebron - natural flora and fauna, wildlife, birds and sailing club
La Rochelle - Fantastic Aquarium
Parc de la Vallee, Massais - Adventure Park
Faymoreau - Mining Centre
The Forest of Adventure, Moncoutant -
Paris (only one and a half hours from Poitiers on the TGV!) and Euro Disney - new train service also available from Bressuire (2 hrs 45 mins)
Towns of historic interest:
Fontenay-le-Comte, Niort, Parthenay, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Thouars
How to get there
Nearest airport Poitiers (75 km) 50 minute drive
Other airports Nantes - 75 minute drive, La Rochelle - 90 minute drive
All airports served by discounted airlines i.e. Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe and Jet 2
Nearest channel port is St Malo 3 hours drive
Caen 4 hours drive approx
Calais and Boulogne 6 hours drive approx
TGV Service runs from the Channel Tunnel into Poitiers
Contact us for discounted ferry prices
The English owners live in an apartment on site and are on hand to offer advice about where to go, what to see, restaurants to try and wines to sample.