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Large Family-Friendly Gite With Heated Pool - Sleeps 24 plus 5 infants

People29
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Very large, superbly equipped, gite located between Lucon & Fontenay le Comte, South Vendée - Particularly Suitable For Multi-Generational Groups And Parties That Include Young Children

Providing high-quality self-catering accommodation that is particularly suitable for extended families, multi-generational parties and groups of friends. Les Chardonnerets accommodates up to 24 adults / children plus up to five infants in spacious comfort.

Located in the South Vendée between the towns of Luçon and Fontenay-le-Comte, the gite is convenient for the excellent beaches of the Vendée and the many other attractions of the region.

The property comprises of a converted barn and an adjacent farmhouse that have been co-joined to provide a total of 12 bedrooms (two of which are on the ground floor), 7 bathrooms (3 en-suite), and huge, open plan living & kitchen areas. Outside there is a covered veranda with gas BBQ.

Les Chardonnerets is a stand-alone property and is not part of a gite complex. The pool and grounds are for the exclusive use of guests staying at the property.

Les Chardonnerets is carefully arranged to cater for large groups. The large kitchen / diner and the veranda easily accommodate parties of 24 or more dining together, and the large, heated, private swimming pool (12m by 6m, plus a shallow pool for younger children) is well supplied with loungers. The kitchen equipment includes two ovens, two hobs, two dishwashers and three fridges to ease the catering for large groups.

For groups travelling with babies and toddlers, cots & high chairs are provided as is children's tableware; bottle warmers, sterilizers and buggies are available upon request at no charge. For security, the pool is fenced and has a locking gate. Both staircases are gated top and bottom.

Les Chardonnerets has two sitting rooms, both of which have TV (English & French language). Books and toys are available in the property and internet access (both Wifi and Ethernet) is provided at no charge.

To the rear, and bordering the kitchen, Les Chardonnerets has a large covered veranda (18m by 6m) behind the barn that is equipped with outdoor seating and dining furniture, and a gas BBQ. A second covered area is available behind the farmhouse that provides a more secluded, quiet, space.

In total, there are twelve bedrooms. These comprise: one super-king size, three king size rooms, , two doubles, one triple, for twins and a single room. One of the twin rooms can be made up as a king sized room if desired. Five cots are provided. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and are arranged as a family suite with associated bathroom.

There are seven bath / shower rooms in total, three of which are en-suite.

Outside, in addition to the pool, there is a play area with climbing frame, swings and slide. A large trampoline is provided as are outdoor games, such as ping-pong.

The rear garden can be secured by a gate to the driveway, and at the front of the Les Chardonnerets there are enclosed gardens which can also be secured by gates.

Les Chardonnerets is available for rental year round. Letting is by the week mid-June to mid-September with a Saturday changeover. At other times changeover day and length of stay are flexible and the property can be taken for week-end or midweek stays. Rental rates for short stays: 2 nights at 50% of the weekly rate, 3 or 4 nights at 75% of weekly rate. Please contact us for other rates.

The gite is roughly equidistant between the market towns of Fontenay le Comte and Luçon, both of which have a full range of shops & services as well as a fine selection of restaurants. The sights of the area are within easy reach: the beaches of the South Vendée (which are rather excellent) are an easy drive (La Faute sur Mer is about 40 km away); La Rochelle with its lively city centre, shopping and restaurants is 45 km. There are adventure parks (Indian Forrest & the O’Gliss water park) 45 minutes drive away and the world-class theme park at the Puy du Fou is less than an hour. Closer to home, the natural beauty of the Mervent forest with its shady trails & cycle paths, lake (with water sports centre) and zoo is a 15 minute trip.

As well as bed linen (freshly pressed), towels (including pool / beach towels), all utilities and cleaning are included in the price. Equipment such as sterilisers, bottle warmers and baby listeners are available at no extra charge. We – Jon & Julia – have been resident in France for many years (our home is about 4km away) and we are on hand to provide any assistance or information you might need. Babysitting and a meals service are available upon request.

More Details

Owner
Jon and Julia Doust
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Jon and Julia Doust

We have been resident in France for many years. We were drawn to the Vendée by its lovely coast, countryside & towns, the tranquillity and the relaxed pace of life. We came for a family holiday in 2002 and never really left.

Our business - Vendée Vacances - was established in 2003 and has over the years welcomed hundreds of families to the Vendée.

We invest continually in the business to ensure that the quality of the gite accommodation we offer is maintained and improved. We are on hand to give our guests any information or assistance they might requir

Jon and Julia Doust purchased this house in 2003

Why Jon and Julia Doust chose Vendee

Les Chardonnerets was the second of the three gites (all three are individual properties on seperate sites and not part of a gite complex) we opened and is located about 4km from our own home in the village of Mouzeuil St Martin. We chose this location (initially to have a holiday home in France) because of its easy accessibility from the UK and for its proximity to the coast, countryside, attractions like the Puy du Fou and beautiful towns such as La Rochelle.

The pretty local towns of Luçon and Fontenay le Comte provide us with a full range shops and a fine selection of restaurants. The village itself has a good bakery and a general grocery and is surrounded by countryside. Although quiet and peaceful, this is not a dead village and there is plenty of local life and events, particularly during the summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Georgous house, pool and location excellent - loads to do."

"...very relaxing and kids loved it. We'd definately come back and would not hesitate to recommend to others."

"Had a great time; children played all day and loved the pool. Lovely evenings relaxing in the quiet countryside."

"Note to future guests... try the fabulous food... we had one of our best meals ever in France right here on our patio."

"Thanks for being simply great hosts: so prepared, great attitude and tons of attention to detail makes this place a winner."
Mar 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mouzeuil-Saint-Martin in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • WC - Toilet , On ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On ground floor
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite with bedroom 1
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite with bedroom 5
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite with bedroom 6
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On ground floor. Walk-in shower.
  • There are seven bath/shower rooms (three of which are en-suite) plus a seperate downstairs WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as king-size bedroom if required.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom has en-suite shower & WC
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bedroom has en-suite shower & WC
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom has en-suite shower & WC
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Can be made up as a kind sized bedroom if required.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 9 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bedrooms 11 & 12 are inter-communicating. Ideal family suite
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms 11 & 12 are inter-communicating. Ideal family suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 24 plus 5 Babies (12 Bedrooms). An additional single bed can be added if needed to sleep 25 plus 5 babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Jersey
5

What a treat!

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Our congratulations to Jon and Julia for preparing a wonderful property. Les Chardonnerets is the perfect retreat for large groups / multiple families - our group of 8 adults and 9 children had more than enough room... with bedrooms and sofas to spare!

The house is very well-equipped; an ideally set-up kitchen / dining area, loads of outdoor space, games, pool (although we didn't use it due to time of year), lounges etc etc.

Our group have stayed in many properties across France for the last few years - this is top of the list of places to which we shall return.

Sam C. (Jersey)

Stayed October 2014, travelled with friends

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring 2017
12 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
From
£547
Fri,Sat
£2,190
 
 
Spring Bank 17
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,379
for 7 nights
£4,379
 
 
Early Summer 17
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Mid Summer 17
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,706
for 7 nights
£3,706
 
 
High Summer 17
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,053
for 7 nights
£5,053
 
 
Peak Summer 17
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,727
for 7 nights
£5,727
 
 
Late Summer 17
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,053
for 7 nights
£5,053
 
 
End Summer 17
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,706
for 7 nights
£3,706
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£472
for 2 nights
From
£236
From
£590
Fri,Sat
£2,358
 
 
Autumn 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
17 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£219
for 2 nights
From
£109
From
£274
Fri,Sat
£1,095
 
 
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£175
for 2 nights
From
£88
From
£219
Fri,Sat
£876
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,516
for 4 nights
From
£379
£2,653
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,021
for 4 nights
From
£505
£3,537
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£195
for 2 nights
From
£98
From
£244
Fri,Sat
£977
 
 
Early Sring
9 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£256
for 2 nights
From
£128
From
£320
Fri,Sat
£1,280
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£910
for 3 nights
From
£303
From
£505
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,032
 
 
Mid Spring
6 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£400
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
 
Late Spring
27 Apr 2018 - 8 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£438
for 2 nights
From
£219
From
£547
Fri,Sat
£2,190
 
 
Ascension
9 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£910
for 3 nights
From
£303
From
£787
Thu,Fri,Sat
£3,032
 
 
Pentecost
17 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£910
for 3 nights
From
£303
From
£787
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,032
 
 
Spring Bank
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,061
for 3 nights
From
£354
From
£787
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,537
 
 
June 1
1 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£606
for 2 nights
From
£303
From
£758
Fri,Sat
£3,032
 
 
Summer 1
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,032
for 7 nights
£3,032
 
 
Summer 2
8 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,706
for 7 nights
£3,706
 
 
Summer 3
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,727
for 7 nights
£5,727
 
 
Summer 4
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,706
for 7 nights
£3,706
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail or phone to confirm availability. A 25% deposit is required. Balance payment 8 weeks before arrival. We accept payments by UK cheque, Visa or Mastercard (taken in Euros, no fee), PayPal (2.75% surcharge applies) or bank transfer. Weekend and short breaks are possible (outside of end May - August) and are priced as a percentage of the relevant weekly price as follows - 2 nights (minimum stay), 50%; 3/4 nights, 75%; 5/6 nights, 100%. We do not normally require a damage deposit.

Changeover Day:
From end May to end August, changeover day is Saturday. At other times, and for the convenience of guests wanting a weekend booking, it is nominally Thursday, but this is flexible, so please contact us with your requirements.

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