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Secluded 18th Century Water Mill - Wheelhouse



Updated: 05-Nov-2016
11 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 32

Thué is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendée region of Western France. Recently converted into two large self contained dwellings, referred to as ‘The Mill’ and ‘The Wheelhouse’ accommodating up to 12 people in the Wheelhouse (Four Bedrooms), and 20 people in the Mill (Seven Bedrooms). They each have a large private heated swimming pool and a unique character. They can also be interconnected and used as a single eleven bedroom dwelling. Ideally situated, combining easy access from Cross Channel Ferry Ports and the fabulous climate found South of the Loire Valley. Facilities include fully equipped kitchens, three large lounges, large dining areas, private pools and large private garden area surrounded by woodland. Short drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle. Thué is secluded but within 10 minute walking distance of the quiet village of L'Hermenault, which boasts friendly local bars and shops.

Details for holiday farmhouse Wheelhouse, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms

Double height Galleried lounge/dining area with exposed original 18th century oak beams and traditional style log burning stove; large, fully equipped kitchen (cooker, microwave, very large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer/dryer machine etc); bathroom & shower room each with WC; Video & DVD Players, UK Satellite TV (Large Wide screen) system (for non encrypted UK TV and radio channels e.g. BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News, Channel5, Cartoon Channel, Radio 5 etc). 2nd small TV and video in one bedroom. Garden furniture, stone barbeque, decking area with furniture round large heated pool, table tennis room (in double garage) with table that can be moved outside. 'The Wheelhouse has the following list of equipment for infants - Mothercare Berwick Cott [White], Mothercare Continental Foam Mattress [White], Mothercare Tilly & Thomas bath [White], Mothercare Miami Citrus Check High Chair, and second Ikea high chair. (Extra can be provided on request)

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We enjoyed the peace and beautiful surroundings'

'L'Hermenault is certainly a lovely spot and we liked the unspoilt feel of the village '

'The Wheelhouse was very well equipped and the dishwasher was a real boon. The bedding was lovely, nice to have quality cotton duvet covers and pillowcases. The cooker was super and the quickness of the gas hob great to use. The amount of crockery and cutlery was generous and the patio plates and beakers ideal for our grandchild to use'

'Would recommend to anyone. Pool was excellent'

'Yes, we had a lovely time at Thue thanks. It's in a good position for several places we went to (Puy Du Fou, Vouvant, Parc Floral, Fontenay etc) and is in a lovely spot itself. Many thanks.'

'Loved the space. Really well equipped, especially liked the coolboxes, buckets, spades and bikes that made it all a lot easier'
Nov 2007
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Very good holiday house

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and welcoming, it had a lovely outside area with pool. Very good home for children and enough space for large party. Very good renting price for this area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Country retreat

  • 5 of 5

As a small group of friends and children we were all very pleased with the gorgeous Mill House at Fentenay-le-Comte. We stayed for one week and had many days out and also days by the pool, relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous surrounding areas. If you want a nice peaceful relaxing getaway I couldnt recommend this more.

Highly recommend, owners were a pleasure to deal with and the house even more so.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

The wheelhouse section of this property has a large open plan living and kitchen area with plenty of bedrooms leading off. Lots of character and really easy to prepare meals and keep clean. It was in good condition when we arrived, we had no complaints at all.

Outside there is a large bbq area we put to good use next to the swimming pool. There is also a table tennis area that can be used to have big outdoor meals.

Behind the pool there is a big open grass area with football goals and there are lots of bikes (and table football!).

The surrounding area is really lovely and unspoilt, the house is quite secluded but that was exactly what we wanted. The local village is only a short walk away and we stocked up on beers and food at the supermarket.

A really pleasant part of france, I would recommend to any family or group of friends looking to escape the city for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, hope you visit again next year.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 45 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 250 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fontenay Le Comte at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83, Junction 7 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary

Ideally located in the Southern Vendée, West France, 3 hours easy drive from the nearest Cross Channel Ferry Port, St Malo and a 50 minute drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle. The lively resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne and St. Jean de Monts are only a short drive away. Thué is secluded but within 10 minute walking distance of the quiet village of L'Hermenault, which boasts friendly local bars and shops.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
26 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 05-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Double + Bunks
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Double + Bunks
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Double
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Double
  • 2 doubles, 1 family bedroom, 1 room with 4 beds, 2 cots


  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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