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A charming barn or house in rural hamlet near Sigournais, Vendee both 3* gites - The House



Updated: 27-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The House

A converted ancient house lovingly restored to retain its character and history and offers all modern comforts and accommodation for up to 7 guests.

It is exceptionally spacious with lots of natural light and is furnished to the highest standard for 7 guests. A perfect base for exploring the Vendee and its history especially the Puy du Fou - or simply relax and enjoy rural France and its Atlantic coastline.

About the property

The House

A choice of two holiday homes in an ancient rural hamlet near Sigournais and its medieval chateau. Both are detached ancient buildings which have been lovingly restored to retain their character and are furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Both are fully accredited 3* gites. Sigournais is the perfect base from which to explore the Vendee and its rich history, to visit many “attractions” (including the Puy de Fou), to explore the Atlantic coastline or simply to relax and enjoy the charms of rural France including its flora and fauna. Sigournais (population c1000) has one shop – a general store that caters for day to day needs and a bar/restaurant. The nearest large town/shopping centre is Chantonnay, which is about 10minutes away by car. The Vendee enjoys a “micro climate” which delivers as much sunshine and similar temperatures to the Cote d’Azur.

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About the Owner

Vanessa Labern
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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10% will be taken off the above rate if deposit paid pre Easter 2015
Changeover day for this house is any day BUT Saturday and Sunday.ie Mon to Fri
We can let you have discounted rates for Brittany Ferries
Happy to take any length holidays ie 10days etc
We supply you with keys before travel our arrival.
You may arrive from 4pm and you must leave by 10am
there is a security deposit

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


lovely relaxing surroundings

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautifully restored and very clean. It is in a very quiet hamlet, within easy reach of lots of scenic cycle rides. The owners had left lots of tourist leaflets which helped us decide where to go and they also had their own personal recommendations of restaurants and villages to visit which we found to be just what we wanted. The Lake nearby is lovely for a picnic lunch or a walk around.At the end of a days cycling we relaxed in the courtyard and enjoyed a glass of French wine...Bliss!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simon "B&B"

  • 5 of 5

"Wow" what luxury. Me and a couple of friends came to recharge our batteries and staid in this lovely "Villa" for a long weekend. Every requirement had been catered for down to the lemon zester. It was fantastic how the space had been utilised and the walled courtyard with fantastic barbecue, became a lovely sun trap for those sun lovers. I would have no problems in recommending this lovely located Villa ....book!.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un havre de paix et de détente

  • 4 of 5

Pour qui recherche la tranquillité du lieu et de ses environs et le confort douillet d'une habitation parfaitement bien équipée avec sa cheminée, un matériel de cuisine pléthorique et de grande qualité pour mitonner de bons petits plats, la maison est idéale, entre amis et/ou en famille.

For those seeking the tranquility of the place and its surroundings and the cozy comfort of a home perfectly equipped with a fireplace, a kitchen equipment oversized and high quality to concoct delicious meals, the house is ideal, between friends or in family.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes or La Rochelle at about at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Saturnin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 265 Kilometres Nearest Golf : la domangiere at 47 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chantonnay at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chantonnay at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Saturnin at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sable D'lonne, La Tranche etc at 69 Kilometres Car: necessary

Spend a day at the beaches of Sable d'Olonne, la Tranche or la Faute, take a boat out in the Marais Poitevin (green Venice of France). Go for lunch in La Rochelle and antique hunt in the afternoon or see the sights. The Lac du Rochereau, 5 minutes from the Barn, is probably one of the most beautiful spots you have ever seen. You can swim from its beach, take a boat out, have a picnic, admire and paint the views, or try fishing for carp. Go for a day's sightseeing or shopping in Nantes or Poitiers.

30 minutes from either Puy du Fou - the history of the Vendee (www.puydufou.com) or Futuroscope - games, adventure and more (www.futuroscope.com)

Nearby there's riding, horse racing, surfing, water sports, cycling, running, golfing and even night clubs for the enegetic! Also there's ballooning, bird watching, walks, forests, canoeing, many places of historic interest, markets, a zoo, villages, lots of bars and restaurantsfor the not so energetic.

Sigournais is only 25km from the Puy du Fou, the second biggest tourist attraction in France after the Eiffell tower. This is a spectacular day out for all the family.

Other Activities: wildlife, boating, swimming, museums, shopping, restaurants, Puy de Fou, Vendee coast, chateaux, birds

Golf: There are 4 golf courses all within an hours drive.

These are Les Fontenelles. Famous for its driving range, this golf course with its many hedgerows provides an excellent succession of water features, maritime pine and oaks over 2 miles.

La Domangère. The highest slope in France with a wealth of shots to be played, this is a delightful course that those in search of new challenges will want to experience. (This is supposed to be one of the more difficult golf courses in France).

Port Bougenay. On the edge of the sea and bordering an enclosed forest, this golf course overlooks the marina of Port Bourgenay. With hedgerows and pine forest, this course provides a two-in-one experience.

Mazieres en Gatine. Set amongst lakes and ancient trees, this course produces surprise after surprise behind each hedgerow.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • separate toilet - Toilet, with sink
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite to the twin bedroom


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Antique French Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, An extra bed can be added for 3 people/children
  • in living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • We are able to supply bath, cot, high chair, playpen etc for babies, but please advise what you require at the time of booking. Swimming - there is a beach at the Lac de Rochereau which is 5 mins away where you can swim. Also there is a swimming pool in Chantonnay but there are many beaches within 40-60 minutes for your days out. There are a number of books, adult and children's games, CD's for every music taste, DVD's on a number of subjects/films for adults and children. Pets are not allowed as this is farmland and is home for many, many cows. The upside of this is that you can buy eggs and milk at the farms. There are 2 wood burning fires one in the living area and one in the twin bedroom - wonderful in winter. It is a no smoking house due to the enormous amount of wood in the property. Smoke alarm and fire extinguishers are for safety. Outside in the 90 square meters walled courtyard there are a number of tables, chairs, BBQ, loungers and parasol. The house is 150sq metres.

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