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Rural Stone Gite with Private Pool La Fosse, Foussais Payre. WIFI



Updated: 27-Mar-2016
Fossais Payre, Nr Vouvant, Vendee, - Peaceful Location, Nr Mervent Forest

Ideal for Puy du Fou

Voted the world’s best park in Orlando in 2014, the Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for the whole family and the 2015 great new show: The Lovers of Verdun.

La Fosse is a small hamlet just outside the charming village of Foussais Payre. The Gite is a converted and modernised agricultural home sleeping 7 people, but benefiting from an additional double sofa bed and travel cot. The tranquil setting gives access to excellent country walks with off road footpaths running to the nearest village of Foussais just 1 mile away. The fabulous Mervent forest is just 5 minutes by car or you may prefer to take advantage of your own private pool with views across open countryside. You will be 50 minutes from either La Rochelle or the Atlantic Coast, but attractions such as Futuroscope or Puy de Fou are all within reach. If you are craving the hustle and bustle of a lively nightspot then La Fosse is not the place for you, but if you enjoy sitting out into the night with a glass of wine and watching the stars then you won’t be disappointed.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I am a full time art teacher from Backwell near Bristol, my wife is a state dietitian. We have three children and when they were young we spent our whole summers at La Fosse and really wish we still could. We are not professional landlords but family people willing to share our home in a fabulous part of France. The people we have looking after the property are friends rather than employees and would hope that you could also consider them the same way.

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From the Owner

We bought this property on a whim because we loved the area and the people. We have managed to retain it for the same reason..

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport at 71 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Foussais-Payré at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, France at 428 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fontenay-le-Comte, France at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83 Fontenay-le-Comte, France at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Foussais-Payré at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Tranche-sur-Mer, France at 81 Kilometres Car: necessary


La Rochelle and the wonderful Atlantic coast are 50 minutes away.


There is an airport at La Rochelle less than 60 minutes away, but others too. Drive for the channel ports in 5 to 7 hours.


Nearest Village is Foussais 1 mile. Mervent Forest and river system 5 mins. Vouvant 10 mins. Fontenay le Comte 15 mins. Puy-de-Fou 1 hour. Futuroscope 1 hour 10 mins. Paris 5 hours.

Prices and Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, full payment 6 weeks before arrival. Security and cleaning deposit of €200 payable in cash on arrival, which is returned at the end of your stay.

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 4pm.

25% deposit, full payment 6 weeks before arrival.

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Updated: 27-Mar-2016
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From the Owner

We enjoy a totally peaceful location in a really natural rural environment.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom with hand basin and washing m - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Ground floor triple bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Mezzanine floor double bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
  • First floor bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, This is a large sofa bed that opens into a double bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms) + travel cot


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric heating is installed throughout and a surcharge may be needed for off peak. Outside: The usual outdoor table and chairs are available along with a couple of benches. The garden is primarily grass but surrounded by plum and hazelnut trees. The BBQ is there to be used and will require charcoal.

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