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4 Cottages set in a Peaceful Rural Location, 1/4hour from a safe inland beach, 30 Mins From The Sea - Big House (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)



Updated: 06-May-2016
Cottages in La Cotreliere, Poire sur Vie, Vendee, France - 5m Frame Pools, Games Barn, BBQs And Internet Access In Big House

All cottages are stone built with exposed beams, original fireplaces, spa baths and fully equipped kitchens with private sitting areas and BBQs. Games barn has table tennis, darts, table football, basket ball ring and snooker table. Families, extended families and friends can all holiday in the sun together at Cotreliere. The 4 cottages in this tranquil hamlet provide independent accommodation in traditional French houses with a modern twist. Just 3km from the bustling market town of Poire, there are many sites of historical, cultural and gastronomic interest as well as local fetes and flea markets, surrounded by quiet countryside but only a short drive to the coast. Perfect holiday base to explore the region.Charriers is suitable for disabled persons with a carer, ground floor ensuite with level access to the lounge and two steps with handrails to the kitchen and terrace.

Details for holiday farmhouse Big House (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Large lounge with 3 sofas including 1 sofa bed, internet access, DVD player, CD player and feature fireplace with log burning stove, games, books. Roomy kitchen with dining table for up to 8 people, Belfast sink, microwave, small grill oven, coffee maker etc utility room with fridge freezer, dishwasher, tumble drier and washing machine. Walk in shower room with spa bath, toilet and basin. Master bedroom with double bed, french wardrobe and dressing table, en-suite shower and toilet and air-conditioning unit. Family bedroom with double bed and twin beds, clothes storage units and chests of drawers.

rear terrace and large BBQ under the shade of a beautiful walnut tree. Large very private terraced area to right hand side of property with above ground frame pool & small boule pitch. Sole use of games barn. Table tennis,table "air" hockey, table football, dart board, basketball hoop. Plenty of parking at front of property.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Landscape Gardener and Francophile, we have enjoyed renovating these beautiful cottages over the last 15 years, a labour of love.

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Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Maldon, Essex

Relaxed family fun, very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a fortnight at the Big House with our three children aged 12, 9 and 4 years. It is situated in a pleasant little enclave, of local houses and farms. The house was very welcoming, and homely, decorated in a traditional French style. Andy and Barbara had left us some provisions, which were most welcome following the journey, particularly the local apple tart and wine!! As they were staying in another of their properties in the village, they popped in to say hello, being there if needed, but remained unobtrusive throughout. The pool and games barn were fantastic for the kids, we had many days just chilling in the sunshine, and evening games tournaments. The beautiful beaches and coast were an easy drive away, as were many historical sites and pleasant towns. The mechanical animals in Roche Sur Yon were particularly enjoyable. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, the house supplying everything we needed, and the local area was beautiful. I'm sure Andy and Barbara will see us again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we were delighted to welcome you and your feedback is much appreciated, the Games barn is a great plus even when the weather is hot, it is sometimes nice to escape the Sun either there or under the Walnut tree terrace.We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Andy and Barbara
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Charming and ideal

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully situated near to a small town with a fantastic restaurant and within easy reach of a big city that has everything you could possibly want not to mention a short drive to the coast as well as the beautiful areas in between - the owners are wonderful and helpful with everything you could need waiting for you on arrival - there are plenty of beautiful drives and walks and scenery to die for - you could not do better than to stay in any of their properties that suit your needs -this a very beautiful area of France and the property is beatifully situated therein- book and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, you are most kind, we look forward to welcoming you back.Regards Andy and Barbara.
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True French experience highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This was the best Holliday we've ever had in France the village is small and quiet great for really relaxing but close enough to towns to enjoy meals out etc. We all loved playing in the pool the decor is stunning just what I expected from a real French home. We've been told that the owners actually own a few homes in the village so great to take extended family or friends along too. We'd highly recommend the house we stayed in known as the big house which it totally is to anyone thinking of having a totally French relaxing break xx

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Yorkshire

Brilliant holiday in a great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the big cottage as our honeymoon. The cottage is really well equipped with all that we needed as well of lots of books, games, DVDs etc. and a games barn :) The cottage is set in a quiet little village, it is a great place to escape to but also close to lots of things to see and do, supermarkets and restaurants. We had beautiful weather and spent most of our week relaxing in the sun in the garden, splashing around in the pool and having bbq's on an evening. A perfect way to spend a week en France, Thanks also to Andy and Barbara who showed us around and advised us on places to go but left us to it unless we needed them. Highly recommend this as a great place for a holiday in a beautiful area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented the big house and the little house for our family holiday. Both houses were delightful and very well equipped. We particularly liked the atmosphere created by the well considered decor. We found that we were within easy reach of good restaurants, the coast, golf course and flat cycle routes. Thank you Andy and Barbara for your welcome and your useful tips. I would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

4 individual cottages separate but in the same hamlet, ideal for holidaying with the extended family but allowing individual accommodation and freedom when required

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : 3kms at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 157 Miles Nearest Golf : La Fontenelle, Coex, 20 minutes drive at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Belle ville sur Vie at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : A83 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Moulin at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Apremont safe inland beach with all amenities at 10 Miles Car: recommended


The coastal resort of St Gilles Croix de Vie is a 30 minute drive away with excellent safe beaches and outstanding restaurants. Surfers and wind-surfers enjoy Bretignolle sur Mer a further 10 minutes away. Thre is an inland beach located at Apremont about 15 minutes away next to the Chateau.


Nantes Airport is 40 minutes drive away. The port of St Malo is 159 miles of easy driving taking about 2.5 hours. Car hire/use is recommended.


Poire sur Vie the local market town is 3km from La Cotreliere, La Roche sur Yon the administrative capital is a further 12km.

Further Details:

Poire sur Vie boasts a modern large supermarket, restaurants, a pizzeria, hairdressers, cafes, wine wholesalers, 2 bakeries, a large indoor swimming pool, tennis courts. Outdoor markets twice per week, banks, and gift shops, garages and a 24 hour filling station and last but not least a Catholic shrine. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional French meal with an English speaking French family who have a wealth of knowledge about the area. Please mention on booking if you would like to partake!


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
You provide your own linen and towels. 30% non refundable deposit with booking, the balance 6 weeks before occupancy. £100 refundable bond repaid when the property is inspected and found to be clean and undamaged.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day, departure by 10.00am, arrivals from 3pm.(There may be some flexibility with changeover days in low season). However in high season guests must vacate the properties by 10.00am to allow us time to prepare them for new arrivals.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK pounds. Discounts for out of season long lets.

30% deposit, balance + £100 and breakages, cleaning bond payable 6weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Our unique lay out allows togetherness without claustrophobia

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, In groundfloor Dining room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, In ground floor Lounge
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ensuite exposed beams Ornate French Dressing table
  • Bedroom 1:Ensuite shower etc, double bed with French character wardrobe and dressing table exposed beams with Queen post. Writing table and chair


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages have both log burning stoves and electric heaters, all ground floor rooms are tiled for coolness and ease of cleaning. There are lots of books, games and DVDs at the properties. Outside: BBQs and private sitting areas or terraces for each house with outdoor furniture. Private above ground 5m pools at both Charriers and the Big house. The Big house has sole use of the games barn. Table tennis, table football, dart board, basketball hoop.

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