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Gite with Large Garden in Peaceful Village

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Located in Peaceful and Pretty Vendéen Village, cottage with large garden ideal for couples or families

Our charming cottage is a two bedroom (one double, one twin) property.

It has a large kitchen and living room, bathroom (redone in 2017) with bath/ shower all on the same level.

The large South West facing garden with BBQ is ideal for those long summer evenings and for children.

The cottage is situated in Saint Valérien a picturesque, peaceful French village. The cottage is seconds to the village shop/café which has fresh bread and croissants in the morning and provides internet connection with a drink.

The Vendee is full of places to see and things to do. It is the sunniest place in france after the Riviera yet so easily accessible by road or by plane. So for these reasons it is the perfect holiday destination to us as owners. We wanted to be in a true french setting outside the touristy hotspots yet close to the beach to go daily if we wish and close to all the activities that the Vendee has to offer. St Valerien answers our brief perfectly.

We have rented the cottage since 2005 and have great reviews which renters have left in our Guest Book. We pride ourselves to provide very good value for money. The cottage is basic but clean, confortable, with all the equipment you need and very well located.

More Details

Owner
Kristell & Mike
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2018

About Kristell & Mike

Mike and myself (Kristell) bought our House in Vendee in 2006. We were looking for a holiday home close to my family in a french rural setting yet close to the beach and touristic activities. We found our cottage in the village of St Valerien which is typically french and has very friendly inhabitants. We fell in love with the village and decided to get married there in 2007. We have since been able to enjoy family holidays in our cottage with the arrival of our three children with trips to the Mervent zoo, to the beach, to the Aquarium of La Rochelle, to the local parks etc... all what House in Vendee is for which is relax and enjoy! that's what we would like you to experience too!

Kristell & Mike purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Kristell & Mike chose Saint-Valérien

The Vendee is full of places to see and things to do. It is the sunniest place in france after the Riviera yet so easily accessible by road or by plane. So for these reasons it is the perfect holiday destination.

We wanted to be in a true french setting outside the touristy hotspots yet close to the beach to go daily if we wish and close to all the activities that the Vendee has to offer. St Valerie answers our brief perfectly.

What makes this cottage unique

The location: a weather which is similar to the South of France while being a few hours drive from the ferries.

The village is full of authentic french charm and has a great community with the village shop/bar at its core.

The village is not touristic yet close to many touristic attractions.

The property is charming and the large garden ideal for children or just a sensation of space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barbara June 2016:

Dear Kristell

I just wanted to get in touch to thank you for letting us enjoy your holiday home. We had a wonderful fortnight enjoying beautiful sunshine the first week but more unsettled the second, when we were very grateful for English tv. We are now back home with many happy memories.



Kind regards

Barbara





Rachel, May 2014: I just wanted to thank you very much for our lovely stay in your house. We had a great time and it made visiting family an absolute breeze! The house is in a lovely position and we were really happy we booked it. We hope that we can use it again in the future.



Ian and Pam, May 2014:

Thank you very much for letting us stay in your delightful house in the Vendee. We had a marvellous week - although weather not too good after the first two glorious days. Everything was perfect and we loved St Valerien.





Kath and Andy: We had a lovely two weeks together in your delightful house. It's in a lovely spot and we were lucky to have beautiful weather.



Ruth and David: We had a great week met a lovely english woman and I got to walk her labrador Barney! The guy in the shop was so helpful and kind

Its a lovley house in a great location, we barbequed most evenings, and only had one day of rain!



Mike and family: Just thought I'd let you know that we have returned safe and well, refreshed after a lovely stay. Many thanks.
Jun 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Valérien in Vendee

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom with combi bath/shower redone in 2017. Separate wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 large room with double bed opening out onto garden. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Wifi internet is available with a drink/coffee at the village shop/cafe which is 2mns walk from the house. Outside: Large 1200m2 garden, south westerly facing with bbq. Outdoor table and chairs, and two sun loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board/iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen can be rented for £15 per person, per let. This includes bed linen, a small and a large towel. This is provided at the start of the rental and is not changed. Property cleaned before and after stay.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Gite with Large Garden in Peaceful Village
average rating of 4.125 based on 9 reviews
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The vendee experience.

  • 3 of 5

We spent 2wks in Blue Shutters and had fabulous weather . Visited glorious beaches nearby which were deserted in late season ,beautiful medieval towns and time to relax with quiet roads,what joy ! The gite was easily found and was clean and tidy and perfectly adequate . We enjoyed our stay ,thankyou Kristell and Mike .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely gite in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in St Valerien. An ideal spot for those wishing to sample french life. It was great to meet with expats at the local bar / shop living the dream and get an insight into how good it is to live in a small but weloming community. I must also thank Bruno the bar owner for explaining the complexities of french bread and for making us feel so much at home at the "local". We would definitely return to the area as there is lots to see and do. Thanks also to Mike and Kristel for the useful information and allowing us to share their lovely home. Our border collie Skye just loved the huge garden and was happy to chase her favorite throw ball for hours on end whilst we could sip a glass of wine and watch the sun go down from the terrace.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Basic accommodation but everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week staying here and exploring the local area.

The gite itself was ok & with a little tlc on the loo/ bathroom could be amazing.

Cycle routes in the vacinity were very good and well signposted

We visited the aquarium at La Rochelle (very good) & the zoo at La L'Almyre ( a bit of a trek but very good)

Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely setting in rural location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house (the lawn was a big hit with the kids), and the village was really sweet - small but perfectly formed, surrounded by sunflower fields. The shop owner, Bruno, was so friendly and gave us great tips for the local area.

We enjoyed cycling to neighbouring villages, canoeing on the Mervent Forest lake, daytrips to La Rochelle and Ile de Re and we spent many hours at the family friendly lake with beach at Chassenon le Bourg (only 15 min drive away).

With so much to see & do, we wished we'd booked another week!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great value and lovely village position

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great base from which to visit family and explore the surrounding area. It wasn't luxury accommodation, however, both times we have been, it has been very clean and tidy, with a huge garden which the children loved and was great value for money. It was equipped with everything we needed and the owners have always been prompt and helpful in communication. I recommend this place if you want a simple, reasonably priced holiday with a authentic french village feel in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely gite in pretty village

  • 5 of 5

This gite ticked so many boxes for us, we are a family of 5 and although it only has 2 bedrooms it has a lovely large kitchen and comfortable lounge, which was plenty big enough for us (the 2 older boys had a room of their own and our toddler shared with us). The biggest draw is the huge, gorgeous garden, which our kids loved. We took lots of garden games and spent a lot of time relaxing watching the kids play.

The location is fab too, we could drive door to door in a day and the village itself is an easy drive to some lovely historic towns, arty villages, castles and less than an hour to a variety of beaches.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Puy du Fou
La Tranche sur Mer
La Rochelle
"The Aquarium is excellent!"
Vouvant
"Just lovely to stroll around"
Île de Ré
Futuroscope Park
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
La Rochelle or Nantes
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
St Valerien
Nearest Ferry
288 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fontenay le Comte
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Kilometres
A83
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Pouillé
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
La Tranche sur Mer
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

30 - 40 minutes to long sandy beaches.

Travel:

Ideally located within 15 minutes of the main west coast autoroute from Rennes down to Spain.

Within an hour of 3 international airports, 40 minutes from La Rochelle, one hour from Nantes and Poitiers. All of which have regular flights from the UK.

Approximate journey times from ports to the house; St. Malo (3 hours), Caen/Cherbourg (4 hours), Le Havre (4.5 hours), Dieppe (5 hours).

Use of car is essential due to rural location.

Distances:

Fontenay le comte - 10km.

St Hermine - 6km.

La Rochelle - 60km.

Nantes - 100km.

Further Details:

Boulangerie and bar one minute from house.

Supermarkets, banks and all expected amenities in Fontenay le comte.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Valérien, Vendee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017-18
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 
 
Spring 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£137
for 3 nights
£320
 
 
Summer 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
£490
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£200
for 7 nights
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Linen: Option to get Linen (sheets, duvet covers, pillow covers and towels) at £15 per person per let

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but can be flexible outside of peak weeks. Arrival time, not before 16:00, departure time, not after 10:00

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Interested on hearing from people requiring long winter lets and Christmas and New Year bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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