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Superb Rural Gite with Private Heated Pool



Updated: 02-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Gite near Mouilleron En Pareds, Vendee, Pays de la Loire - Tastefully Converted Barn Set in Peaceful Vendeen Countryside

Sleeps up to 6 people (or 7 as a cot/day bed can be made available) offers a total floor space of 110 sq.m. It is situated approximately 2km from Mouilleron En Pareds which has a bakers, chemist,supermarket,banks,restaurants and a bar. The property has been awarded 3 keys by CléVacances for its level of comfort and facilities which includes a large kitchen/dining room, spacious living room with exposed beams, large master bedroom with an en suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms, separate bathroom with washbasin and a separate toilet.Outside there is a private entrance,parking and garden. The swimming pool, sun terrace and sun loungers are for the exclusive use of the gite guests, while a second shaded patio area provides outside dining with table and chairs plus a gas barbecue.There is also a games room with mini snooker, table tennis and darts board. We are affiliated with the local and regional tourist offices,listed with our mayor and are a registered & insured French business.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Roland Attenborough
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2017

9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Perfect for our family of 5. Great place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

We all absolutely loved it. Our three children range from 17 to 22 and were very happy lounging by the lovely pool, playing table tennis, darts and badminton. They even loved playing Monopoly and chess in the evenings.

The property was extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Even a hairdryer. We really appreciated that as we had no room to pack ours.

Roland and Tracy were absolutely lovely and so helpful. It was great that their house was behind the gite so we knew if we needed anything they were close by.

All in all, we had a very happy holiday. Gorgeous weather and a lovely location - easy to drive to from Calais too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Labernerie (2 Adults, 3 Children) The gite is well equipped and beautifully sited in a small farming hamlet. The outside space is superb and the Badminton and swimming pool were well used and appreciated. Tracey and Roland are very welcoming and are on hand for any help that is required.

I heartily recommend others to come and stay and enjoy this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family hideaway in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had the best holiday here ever! This wonderful and characterful gite is spacious, clean, much loved, very well maintained, very well equipped and has everything you need for quality family time and relaxation in a beautiful countryside setting. There are lots of activities available in the local area but we chose to spend much of our time at the gite enjoying the fabulous private pool, large garden and games room that is well stocked with a table tennis table, table football, darts and lots of garden games. The kitchen, appliances and equipment, bathrooms, beds and bedding etc. are all modern, clean and in very good condition. We enjoyed many lovely family meals on the large table in the garden. It is very quiet save for the distant sounds of cows and chickens in the local fields. The lounge upstairs is very comfortable and there is a vast selection of films and books to enjoy. Wifi was consistently quick. The owners of the gite were very welcoming, engaging and helpful. Lovely people. Could not have been better. We hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxury accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house in December 2015; we were welcomed by a lovely Christmas tree and spotless accommodation. The facilities are superb, with everything you need for a holiday away; from wine glasses to a garlic crusher. Our hosts were discrete but on hand if we needed anything including extras such as a map of the local area. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two teenage children and I spent a wonderful week at La Bernerie. The gite wants for nothing and the pool and surround is fantastic. The owners are really friendly and helpful but not at all intrusiv.

We had never explored the region and there are various things to suit all tastes.

In summary well worth a visit.

Thank you to Tracey & Roland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nous souhaitons vous faire part de notre très grande satisfaction en rapport avec le gite de Mr et de Mme Attenborough sur Mouilleron en Pareds.

Nous sommes resté 4 semaines du 06 juin au 04 juillet et sommes tout à fait ravis de notre séjour.

Un accueil formidable, une ectrème gentillessedu premier au dernier jour, une réactivité extraordinaire, le moindre de nos désirs exaucé pratiquement à la seconde.

Une belle maison, le calme absolu, la discrétion de nos hôtes, la tonte de la pelouse une fois par semaine, Monsieur Attenborough nous demandant même à quel moment ça nous dérangerait le moins, une piscine très agréable, très bien située.

Nous y retournerons bien évidemment l'année prochaine car il est rare de nos jours de découvrir des personnes aussi exquises et un endroit aussi idyllique.

Serge et Sophie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Activity and Interests


The beautiful sandy Vendeen beaches are about an hour's drive away. Most have miles of golden sand , surfing and many have lifeguards and blue flag awards.The ancient ports and modern marinas of La Rochelle, Ille de Ré and Sables d'Olonne are just over an hours drive away and are a must for any boating enthusiasts.


Nearest airports are Nantes and La Rochelle, both being approximately 75 minutes' drive. The Channel ports of St. Malo and Caen are approximately 4 hours' drive. Calais and the tunnel are 7 to 8 hours drive, longer in peak season. Use of a car is essential.


La Bernerie is 2kms from Mouilleron En Pareds which is midway between Chantonnay and La Chataigneraie. Nantes and La Rochelle are approximately 75 minutes' drive and Poitiers (Futuroscope) is approximately 90 minutes' drive. Puy-de-Fou is 30 minutes' drive.

Further Details:

Mouilleron has two restaurants and a bar, a small supermarket, boulangerie and a couple of banks. There is also a pharmacy, doctor and dentist. Mouilleron has tennis courts and boule club (open to visitors during Summer).

There are a wide variety of restaurants and takeaways within a short drive.

Fishing is available at Lac Rochereau and Pescalis, horse riding in the nearby Mervent forest along with the zoo and air park, karting at Moncoutant, golf courses are about 45 minutes drive.

The theme park Puy de Fou is less than 30 minutes away and is well worth a visit being the only one of its' kind in Europe.

Further afield is Futurescope at Poitiers (one and a half hours).

There are regular markets in Fontenay le Comte and Niort selling a large range of local produce as well as smaller local ones, along with brocantes and vide greiners.

There are several local vineyards who offer advise and tastings.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, full payment 8 weeks before arrival. Security deposit of £300 payable by bank transfer, which is returned by transfer or cheque as required, to be paid at the same time as the outstanding balance.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday, however outside of peak season this may be negotiated with the owners. Part weeks and long weekends will also be considered. The property must be vacated by 10am and will be available by 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. As a fully registered business Taxe de sejour (holiday tax) is payable on our property, this is included in the price charged, details are available on request. Bookings for two weeks or more will receive a £50 per week discount. Please contact the owners for longer term winter lets and out of season or low occupancy discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1. Downstairs there is a bathroom with washbasin and heated towel rail and a separate toilet with washbasin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, with fitted wardrobe & 2 chests of drawers.The en suite shower room has a vanity unit and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2: twin single beds with wardrobe & chest of drawers Bedroom 3: bunk beds with chest of drawers and a wardrobe


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The gite is cleaned before your arrival and we only ask that you leave it in a tidy and presentable condition. It will also be cleaned on Saturdays if your stay is longer than a week, if required. Outside: The gite has its own private entrance, garden and parking area. The pool area consists of the heated pool (8x4m) with surrounding patio and sun loungers. There is a further patio area under the shade of a large walnut tree with table and chairs, plus a gas barbecue. There is a separate games room offering table tennis, mini snooker, table football and a darts board. The field in front of the gite has a larger play area for ball games. In total there are 5 acres of fields to explore, along with goats, chickens and ducks to feed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen are provided however guests are asked to provide their own towels for around the pool. We supply dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, bin liners, cloths and cleaning materials.

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