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3 Bed Holiday Home, Private Heated Pool, Pays de la Loire, Peaceful Setting

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Holiday Home , Private Pool, 3 Beds, 2 Bath, free wifi, 2 Lounges - Peaceful location, less than 1 hour from Vendee coast.

This large house is situated in the centre of a small village, the location is quiet and is only interrupted by the church bells twice a day. All of the rooms are decorated and furnished to very high standard, the large kitchen/diner has been fully refurbished and is fully equipped, the 2 lounges allow for visitors to have a little more me time, there is an ample supply of books games and DVDs available to use, there is also wireless broadband provided at no extra cost. The bedrooms are all large and decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the main bedroom has en-suite facilities. The luxurious bathroom has been completlely refurbished with freestanding bath and seprate shower. The house has large mature maintained south facing gardens which are private. A covered outside dining area is provided with a gas barbecue. A private heated 8m x 4m pool is located in a secluded sheltered area of the garden with stunning countryside views.

Ken & Sharon
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

About Ken & Sharon

Sharon and Ken have had their French home for 13 years. Living and working in Devon in a busy small family business we try to visit the house 4 or 5 times a year and have been making upgrades and improvements to the property over the years, its now a comfortable well equipped retreat.

Ken is an active Lions club member and several fellow Lions have visited and stayed at the house and enjoyed the peaceful setting in La Reorthe.

Ken & Sharon purchased this house in 2002

Why Ken & Sharon chose Fontenay-le-Comte area

La Reorthe is a small quiet village in the beautiful Vendee region of France, the house enjoys views to open countryside and the garden and pool area offer a great deal of privacy. The roads are extremely quiet and are ideal for cycling and walking.

The Nantes to Bordeaux motorway is less than 20 minutes from the house making access from most ferry ports a comfortable driving distance, and La Rochelle airport is under 1 hour away.

The Vendee coast has miles of unspoilt beaches and most of these can be reached in under 1 hour. The combination of all the above made us choose this house and feel that it is the perfect "getaway" holiday home.

What makes this house unique

The house is a large comfortable property, which has been renovated, furnished and decorated to a very high standard. We are constantly making improvements and redecorating, last year the kitchen was completely refurbished, and new leather Tetrad sofas have been installed in the lounge. both lounges boast large flat televisions and wifi is provided.

The private heated pool is set in the lower garden and has been designed using the latest technology for safety and comfort, and a large purpose designed decking area has been constructed to compliment the pool in a stunning private sheltered location.

In 2011 the main bathroom underwent major refurbishment, and new outside dining area constructed. Although a peaceful location the towns of St Hermine and Chantonnay are only a short drive away offering supermarkets, banks, restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Congratulations you are allowed to feel very smug indeed for having chosen to stay in this lovely house, lovely area and just simply enjoy your stay".

We have been to France 4 times on holiday and this is the best house we have stayed in. We did not want for anything. A most spacious house, comfortable, large rooms and a wonderful garden. Ken and Sharon, what a wonderful house you have."

"We have returned for our second visit and we were really impressed with all the improvements to an already beautiful house. We have really enjoyed our stay and the weather has been great"

"We've had a lovely holiday, you have a wonderful house that has a welcome feel as soon as you come through the door - so well equipped too. It's a haven to come home to after days exploring"
Feb 2009
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A Beautiful Home in Peaceful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed with our choice, in fact we were very impressed with No. 19. Ken & Sharon have done themselves proud with this little piece of paradise. The house is everything u cld wish for and then some. The interior is well appointed, lovely large rooms, good quality furnishings and utensils. Everything was thought of and u want for nothing, well, except food obviously lol. Men and kids, (think theyre the same arent they?) will love the 2 LARGE TVs, not to forget the huge array of DVDs & books! The house sits in a lovely quiet location, with double gates to lock u away from the world. Every day we sat outside to eat under the covered dining area and I hv to say the photo does not do it justice, it's larger than it looks. Every day we hit the swimming pool, morning, noon or evening, fabulous space, good size, lots of loungers, lovely view and completely private. I would say it's very tranquil, but, with 3 kids in the pool I think I'll leave that bit out! BUT, yes, it's also very peaceful down there too. We were a goup of 7, 4 adults, 3 kids and there was more than enough space with plenty left over.

The house is close to a lot of points of interest, even the Loire is only 1.1/2 hours away, with La Rochelle an hours travel, but, if you don't wish to travel that long, no problem, Puy Du Fou (a must) is only 40 mins away whilst closer to home there is a plethora of go sees. Very pretty countryside and some great eateries too, although, the best food was cooked on the barbeque (of course!). Fabulous supermarkets in either direction. You will absolutely not be disappointed renting this property. The holidays that we book are 99% holiday rentals (and we have rented a lot) and I can honestly say I give this 5 Stars (+1) ;).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, we are really pleased that you had a great holiday and many thanks for the detailed review, hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards Sharon & Ken
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Fantastic holiday home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic holiday home with everything you need for a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay. The pool area is outstanding and all of the facilities in the house are of a very high standard. Will definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Sharon & Ken
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A beautiful house, you won't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot recommend this property too highly. It had absolutely everything we could ever need, as well as being spotlessly clean and very homely. The house is very rustic yet having all the mod cons. The rooms were large, spacious and sympathetically decorated and if needed log burners .

The gardens and outlook were stunning. We enjoyed watching the wildlife and got to know our neighbouring cows. The weather was kind to us so we took full advantage of the excellent pool facilities.

The village is very quiet and peaceful and has a lovely old church and even the local graveyard is well worth a visit.

The owners were excellent in providing us full information both before and during our trip.

Before arriving we had intended to take trips to various places around La Reorthe, but loved the house so much we hardly moved all week. Thank you Ken and Sharon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many thanks for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again. Sharon & Ken
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Five star comfort

  • 5 of 5

We felt completely at home within 24 hours of arrival - the sign of a well equipped house. Everything has been thought of and provided, with lots of little extra touches that really make this a special place. The pool is heaven! Will definitely try to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed at the house and hope you are able to visit our home again in the future. Sharon and Ken
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property,genorously sized, perfect well thought out design caters for all ages.Facilities in house, rooms, pool, kitchen,bathrooms, spot on, with quality and comfortable furnishings.Bikes availibe to explore the beautiful conuntryside .Only place we are staying again in France !! Brilliant commuication with lovely owners. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, many thanks for your kind review, really appreciate your comments and look forward to having you as returning guests. Regards Sharon & Ken
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

After holidaying in Normandy for the last few years, we thought we should cast the net a bit further this year and experience a little more of rural France - and what an experience this incredible home was. We did some research of the area and had quite a list of places to visit but to be honest, we didn't get through half of them. The weather was great and the house and pool were so beautiful, we just didn't want to leave although we did have a great day out at Les Sables d'Olonne, a lovely seaside town with some good restaurants on the seafront and fantastic views across the bay. The nearby zoo is also well worth a visit.

The photos of this property just don't do the place justice as it just has to be seen to fully appreciate it. If you want somewhere just to chill out, relax and forget about your cares and troubles for a while, this is just the ticket, a quiet village setting and whilst there's no shop in the village itself, there's a good bakery 5 minutes away and the supermarket at Chantonnay (10 mins) is huge and has everything you'll need. We can't really comment on the nearby restaurants as we did a 'big shop' on the Monday and took advantage of the great weather and the barbeque and ate in for most of the rest of the week watching the birds in the lovely garden.

The owners do seem to have thought of everything, from having 2 large TVs in each of the sitting rooms (so I could watch the rugby without causing any ructions!) to the fridge in the pool cabin so you can enjoy a cold drink at your leisure.

We really can't recommend this place highly enough, Ken and Sharon were prompt in replying to any queries we had prior to the holiday and the English speaking local contact was extremely helpful.

We're in the process of booking for next year already and really glad we found this gem of a house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments, so happy that you had a great holiday, and look forward to having you as a returning guest next year. Ken & Sharon
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26 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017
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2 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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10 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
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Changeover Day: Sunday
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email to make a booking, we take a 25% deposit at time of booking and full payment is required 6 weeks before your holiday. The full terms and conditions are available on request. Please note that our change over day is Sunday (2013 onwards).

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Sunday (2013 onwards) and we kindly request that vacating guests depart by 10.00am. New guests should not arrive until after 4.00pm to allow the property to be cleaned and prepared.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Prices include all bed linen and end of let cleaning. There are no extra charges for water or electric or logs if used.
WiFi is provided free of charge as are phone calls made to UK landlines.
Please note that we do not provide towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Réorthe in Vendee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite Bedroom 2
  • En-suite to bedroom 2 with walk in shower and WC. Luxury Main bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC. Downstairs cloakroom with WC. Outside WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Extra pull out single bed available if required.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 2. King size double bed, en-suite. Bedroom 1. Super kingsize bed and sofabed (small double). Bedroom 3. Twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Outside: The gardens are south facing and well maintained, situated on 2 levels with open field views and are very private. There are many fruit trees and shrubs and a planted herb garden which is available for guests to use. There is also plenty of lawn area for games and sunbathing etc. A covered dining area with solid teak furniture and gas barbecue is provided. Great for evening meals. The pool is situated in the lower garden to give privacy and shelter. Utility Room: Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink. Ironing facilities provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided and an end of let clean is provided. for long stay guests extra cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost if required. Please note we do not provide towels. Other: Downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin.

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