Vix Gite 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4 Property Ref: FR207
Welcome to our lovely 2 bedroomed self catering gite located in the centre of the village, Vix, a typical French village in the South Vendee and in the heart of the Marais Poitevin region of France.
The gite was originally a Scierie (saw mill) which has now been converted into a modern first floor gite retaining many original features including a 200 year old oak “A” frame beam along with oak window lintels and exposed stone walls in both the main bedroom and open plan lounge and kitchen.
Facilities include WIFI and Heated swimming Pool.
Our first floor gite has its own front door and comprises of an open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge overlooking your own terrace area.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.
There is a modern style dining table for 4 people.
Separate utility area with washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor.
The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player.
There is a selection of DVD’s and books for you to enjoy during your stay.
Free WIFI is available throughout the gite.
Bedroom One = Double bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, wardrobe with shelving
Bedroom Two = Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, wardrobe with shelving
The family shower room comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard and mirror, shower cubicle.
Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided.
An excellent standard throughout.
NO PETS NO SMOKING Not suitable for children under 3 years
The gite comes with its own terrace area and includes a charcoal barbeque and table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool (4m x 7m) located within the Farmhouse just across from the gite. Sun loungers and chairs are around the pool for your comfort.
The garden is walled and secured and includes a lawn area as well as a beautifully maintained flower area. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay.
We also have bikes available to explore the area*
07 September 2013 - 12 April 2014 £360 per week
12 April 2014 - 31 May 2014 £415 per week
31 May 2014 - 19 July 2014 £470 per week
Prices are per week and include hire of bed linen and house towels - You will need to bring your own pool/beach towels.
A 30% non refundable deposit is required per week booked to secure your holiday.
Remaining balance in full is required 12 weeks before the start of your holiday, including a £100 security bond that will be fully refundable if no damage is caused to the property and that it is left in a clean and tidy condition.
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is after 4pm and departure no later than 10am.
Out of peak season we may be able to offer long weekend breaks, please contact us for availability.
Unbelievable hosts who made our stay so welcoming, comfortable and a memorable experience of France
Very good hosts, food excellent, accommodation to a very high standard, definitely be coming again.
Fantastic stay, pool was great fun, very relaxing, beautiful home.
Great time, great food, excellent hosts and a great base for La Rochelle.
One word, 3 syllables FAB-U-LOUS !!!! has the absolute WOW factor, hostess's with the mostest, beautiful scenery, never slept so long in my life such comfortable beds, totally relaxing.
We were welcomed by Emma & David as soon as we drove in. The Farmhouse is a lovely size, very clean & comfortable. We had been left a few essentials butter, juice, tea, coffee, milk & WINE! Which really helped.
The pool was used every day I think we loved it. We used the charcoal BBQ around 5/6 nights sitting outside under the shaded canopy. The patisserie is a 3 minute walk selling fresh baguettes & lots of other yummy things but is closed on a Wednesday.
The garden is stunning with lots of beautiful plants & homegrown veg. I made Chilli burgers one night for the BBQ with a few fresh chillies that Emma said we could help ourselves too my husband said it was the best burger ever!
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday away from all the crowds this is the place. Also having free wi-fi & UK TV was great too.
Thank you Emma & David for being lovely hosts & we would love to come back again.
Barbara August 2015
The description and pictures of the gite on the website are very accurate, it's a really lovely place, beautifully restored. Emma and David were perfect hosts, being available 'next door' to answer questions and provide help/suggestions on places to visit and routes for running and cycling. But never there unless we asked for help (or perhaps offering us some veg from the garden!).
The pool was lovely to take a dip in, eating meals at the table in the garden was lovely and it was great to have the 'home comforts' of Freeview and WiFi! Thoroughly recommended. July 2015
This was our second visit and I am pleased to say it was as good as ever. Hosts Emma & David do their best to make your stay and nothing is too much trouble. Bedrooms are immaculate and there is a small sitting room for B&B guests as well as the pool area. I would definitely recommend ordering evening meal which is fantastic both in quality and value.
We had an extremely pleasant stay with all facilities laid on in a spacious and spotless house.
Emma and David were very hospitable and shared huge amounts of local knowledge with us as we stayed with them on a trip to help us decide whether to move to France in general and this area in particular. They gave us a lot of useful advice on moving over and what to consider, local contacts and so on. Nothing was too much trouble and they far exceeded our expectations all round.
Book with them and enjoy your holiday! May 2014
We rented the entire farmhouse for 2 weeks this summer. The farmhouse was immaculately clean and completely as described so no hidden nasty surprises! The farmhouse is huge with 3 good sized bedrooms, a fabulous open plan kitchen and extremely large lounge. The outside area is lovely and extremely well maintained, we made great use of the pool which we had all to ourselves.
The owners could not have been more helpful, from preparing us a welcome bbq, to loaning us bikes, to cleaning the pool and various suggestions for day trips.
We loved Les Conches beach, about an hour away but well worth the drive. We also went to Futuroscope, lucky for us it was empty so no queues at all.
Thank you Emma and David, we all had a lovely time :-)))
This character cottage offers you an attractive rural riverside setting. Situated near the village of Vix on the edge of the "Green Venice" area of the Vendee. Vix is well known for its wine and you can taste and buy at many of the local wine producers. The village offers basic amenities, bakery, grocery shop, bars and the nearest town and supermarket is at Marans or Fontenay-la Comte. The surrounding area has numerous canals and the quiet lanes are ideal for walking and cycling. There is a nature reserve at 500m offering great opportunities for bird-watching. Cycle hire is available at Marans or Arcais (delivery possible).
Our area of the Marais Poitevin is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The canals are surrounded by green vegetation which is where the name of Venise Vert originates. The river Sevre runs through our area and along the banks are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals or just take a gentle stroll along the many quiet footpaths. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots which are a paradise for fishermen and a local nature reserve which can be enjoyed by wildlife lovers.
15 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with the old town surrounding the catherdral, the Chateau de Terre Neuve, many shops, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes. The forest has over 200 kilometres of well marked footpaths and offers some of the best walks to be found anywhere in the Vendée. Close by is Vouvant “one of the most beautiful villages in France” which is a haven for artists.
La Rochelle the third most visited town in France is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops. Here you can take the opportunity of finding that special bottle of wine or trying some of the 600 cheeses produced in France. You will also find one of the largest Aquariums in Europe with an amazing shark tank and marine life from all over the world. Anyone feeling a little adventurous can also take the local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle passing through some of the villages and small towns en route.
Located over the toll bridge from La Rochelle is the stunning island of the Ile de Re, known for its “fleur de sel” (the finest salt), sandy beaches and with over 100 kilometres of cycle routes (you can hire bikes on the Island) it is a paradise for cyclists. On the island you will find many villages and small towns to visit, one of the most famous being St Martin-de-Re which is a lively bustling town set around a harbour filled with brightly coloured boats. There are many chic boutiques to visit, along with a market which is open every morning, or enjoy a drink or a meal at the numerous cafés and restaurants on the harbour front.
Further afield but within 90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope which are big tourist attractions for both the young and young at heart. Le Puy de Fou, the famous French historical theme park - a fantastic day out which is well worth a visit. There is also a nightshow - Cinescenie which needs to be booked in advance.
Or you may like to visit Parc du Futuroscope (the European Cinema Park) near Poitiers where children will enjoy state of the art entertainment.
Activities: Walking, Cycling, Golf, Bird watching, Fishing, Horse Riding and Wine Tasting, plus many more besides...
For wine lovers Vix has its own award winning wine and wine tasting at the Mercier vineyard can be arranged.
Nearest airports are La Rochelle and Nantes, 40 mins and 1 hours drive respectively. Poitiers is also accessible by car in 1 hour 30 mins.
The driving times from the channel ports are St Malo (3 hours), Caen (4 hours) and Cherbourg (5 hours), Calais (6.5 hours). Use of a car is advisable.