|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Spacious lounge/dining room with table seating 4, comfortable chairs, Satellite TV (English), Video player, extensive videos, WIFI internet access, books, magazines, games etc. Window overlooking garden. Large traditional kitchen with double butlers sink, pine dresser, cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee maker, crockery, cutlery and generous kitchenware. Tea towels, cloths, bin liners and cleaning products provided. Iron and ironing board.
Spacious ground floor bedroom overlooking pool, with comfortable Louis XV style double bed, large wardrobe and matching furnishings. Door to garden. Single bed available for third person/child. Large en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Points for hairdryer and shavers etc. Shaving light. Door to garden. Quality bed linen and complimentary soap are included. Towels not provided.
The farmhouse has a 9 x 4m below ground heated swimming pool with covered attractive Summerhouse, Open Barn, BBQ & dining areas. The house is surrounded by 2 acres of landscaped gardens, orchard and meadow. We have ample parking and private access to accommodation. Lunch and dinners on request. English owners on site. English and French spoken. Within 2km there is a supermarket, bakery, bank, post office, tabac, hairdresser, chemist, doctor (English spoken) and dentist. We are between the historic market towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and Lucon. Carp, trout & coarse fishing are within 5 min walk; permits can be arranged. Table tennis, badminton and boules are available. Bicycle hire available. The open countryside all around the property is quiet, tranquil & excellent for cycling, walks, birdwatching, painting, wildlife or just generally relaxing, whilst on the doorstep lie numerous places of interest and outdoor activities to suit all.
We were booked for a weekend ... but had to extend our stay 'cos it was just so comfy. Hospitality was next to none & can't wait to return! Eileen & Rob -Windsor
What a wonderful relaxed week, wonderful hosts, cooking superb, bed superb & comfortable, we'll be back! We arrived as guests & left as best friends. James & Penny Worthing
Thank you both for a truly memorable stay. Your food & hospitality is 5 star... Tim & Carol Baldersby - N.Yorks
Wonderful hospitality in a charming location with two delightful hosts. Great dinner.. Margaret & Graham - Beaconsfield
What a wonderful gite - everything immaculate & attention to detail fab. Karen & Jon great hosts. Thank you so much. Penny & Izzy,Devon
What can we say; a truly relaxing piece of rustic rural france. Stargazing, swallows & dragonflys Steph & David Leeds
Everything about this place is wonderful; you will not find a better place to relax or better hosts. Thank you so much. John & Daisy Bryson Scotland
For all gite & cottage reservations, we require a 25% deposit at the time of booking, which is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Your balance is to be paid within 8 weeks of arrival date, together with a security cheque for £200 per week against damages, and returnable after your stay.
Extra charge of 30 euros for linen change after one week. No towels provided. Cleaning charge deducted if accommodation is not left as found.
Gite Changeover Saturdays (other days can be considered or option of B&B to cover extra nights except during high season). Departure by 9.30a.m. Gite and Cottage available from 4.30pm. Open all year and heating can be provided - rates on request.
Notes on prices:
Four course dinner 28 Euros per adult including carafe of wine and coffee per couple. Children (under 14) 15 euros per head. All food homemade. Payment can be made in Sterling or Euros on request. Bike hire rates on request. Tours available by minibus. Fishing permits are currently 6 euros per day (3 lines max per person). Supplement payable for 4th person/child in Les Hirondelles. Prices do not include heating (available on request).
This super 2-person gite is attached to an old farmhouse on the edge of the quiet village of St Martin, a great location to explore the rural Vendee and the Atlantic beaches The large garden, pool and al-fresco dining/seating encourages much relaxing outdoor-time. Our English hosts Jon and Karen were very welcoming and keen to ensure we wanted for nothing; we would highly recommend Karen's wonderful home-cooked meal on arrival.
Lovely traditional feel to the property, well furnished with all the facilities we needed. The gardens and heated pool were superb and as the weather was in the 30's for just about 2 weeks well used and loved by my wife and myself. Karen cooked us some perfect meals, whilst Jon made sure we had everything we needed from bbq stuff to outside lighting when it got dark. We would recommend staying here without any hesitation.
The gite was clean and so was the grounds and the pool. Lots to see and do in the area. We would recommend this place to family and friends. Karen and John were good hosts and made our stay more than welcome.
We could not have wished for more from this wonderful holiday. Looking for somewhere peaceful to relax and do very little we found spacious accommodation, a very comfortable bed, the peace and tranquility on the edge of a sleepy village, a great swimming pool and hosts that could not have been more helpful, did not seek to intrude but became firm friends. There were plenty of places to visit and we were able to reach the coast easily, shop nearby and never felt the need to go out for a meal because Karen's cooking comes with the highest recommendation from us! We have already booked next year!
A fully relaxing week was spent at Les Hirondelles. Our hosts Jon & Karen were wonderful and very helpful. The Gite was clean and tidy and typical of a french house. The pool was great as the weather was hot.Evening meal on arrival was delicious and well cooked. Just what you need after a long drive. The area around the Vendee is full of wonderful places/villages to explore and the week was not long enough. There are several english owned/run restaurants in the surrounding villages which were extremely good. We will be back.