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Restored Farmhouse with Private Heated Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in St Hilaire des Loges, Vendee, Pays De La Loire - Rural Location in Spacious Grounds

La Maison Jaune is a beautifully renovated farmhouse which has been converted into a gite and is set in approximately three acres of land. Within the grounds is a spacious (12m x 6m) heated salt water swimming pool, a table tennis area, swings and slide and a covered seating area by the pool. The heated pool is completely fenced with an automatic closing gate and has a terrace area with a selection of sun loungers. Next to the pool is the covered seating area, a table tennis area and the swings and slide. The pool is set in the corner of a large, flat field which can be used for ball games and just running around. La Maison Jaune is situated approximately five minutes drive from St Hilaire des Loges, which has a number of small shops, a bar and restaurant. The nearest large town, Fontenay Le Comte, is within easy reach (approximately 15 minute drive). We are fully registered and insured as a 'micro-enterprise' in France.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thank you so much for your hospitality Mark and Marian and for welcoming us to your paradise. The most comfortable gite that far exceeded our expectations."
Jul 2014
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8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Retreat for weary bikers

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Gite for 4 nights (6 people) while exploring the area on motorcycles.

The Gite is beautifully restored and provided a wonderful place for us to rest after a great time riding the roads of the Vendee and Bordeaux, with secluded parking for the bikes.

Thank you Mark, Marian and Amelie for your hospitality, we would love to come again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A jewel in the crown

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 10 (six adults and 4 children) ages ranging from 2 - 69, this was the perfect home for our holiday. I cannot praise the accommodation enough. The farmhouse has been tastefully refurbished and we had masses of room to feel extremely comfortable. Each family had their own bathroom and again these were so spacious with excellent showers. The children did not want to leave the house and pool to visit anywhere else and the parents had super evenings outside (whilst the children were well within earshot) cooking BBQs and having fun! The youngest children were also very happy to find a toy box in the dining room which kept them entertained. I must say having our own private pool was luxurious and fabulous! We were all in it every day and often twice a day. We even had a boules and table tennis competition and the children would alternate between the pool and swing/slide on site. Marian, Mark and Amelie were the perfects 'landlords' and were very informative about the area. Although living next door to the gite, they were never intrusive but it was a comfort to know they were only a short distance away. Our family was so content and happy there that I am ashamed to say the only 'touring' we did was to the supermarket............... I strongly recommend this beautiful home and I don't think the photographs truly do it justice. If I had the chance to return again then I would do so without a second thought - thank you Marian and Mark.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top notch accomodation and fabulous pool

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property many times, and never tire of it. The accomodation is clean and comfortable, and a real home from home for us. The pool is a good size and heated, so that you can have a proper swim. The location is wonderful, within easy reach of the coast, and with plenty of interesting towns and villages around. We are keen cyclists, and the area is ideal for riding, with loads of quiet lanes, and excellent, well signposted cycling routes. Mark and Marian, and now Amelie, are wonderful hosts. They have perfected the art of being available without being intrusive. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

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

first holiday in the vendee

  • 5 of 5

absolutely wonderful property and location. The gite was fully equipped and the pool was great. The owners provide an amazing on-site service and are extremely helpful and welcoming.There were plenty of things to do in the locality and the provision of bikes made it easy to get out and about. A very peaceful, relaxing holiday- thanks to owners. I would recommend this property without question and would hope to go back.

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

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This gite is fantastic. It has everything you need for your holiday. It is clean and well kept.

The pool is brilliant, it has a child proof gate for safety. There is so much space for the kids to run around and plenty to keep them occupied. Mark and Marian are great hosts, very helpful if you need anything. The area is very quiet and private and you can explore the nearby villages on the bikes safely. We didn't want to leave and definitely hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Potet - what a nice place

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic gite, a pleasure to stay there. Mark and Marian the owners are perfect hosts and provide a very hospitable place to stay. Highly recommended for a relaxing family holiday in France.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The driving time to the nearest beach is about 60 minutes. Our favourite is Chatelaillion-Plage, with a long sandy beach and a great promenade for walking or jogging along. There are a number of lovely restaurants overlooking the sea. The chic port town of La Rochelle is a 60 minute drive with hundreds of shops and restaurants and from here you can access the Ile De Ré by a bridge. It is ideal for surfing, cycling or just lounging on the many sandy beaches.

Travel:

The nearest airports are La Rochelle, Nantes or Poitiers.

The nearest ferry ports are St Malo (approximately a 3 hour drive), Caen (approximately 4 hours drive) and Le Havre (approximately 5 hours drive).

A car is essential for your stay.

Distances:

We are surrounded by historic villages and towns. Our nearest village is St Hilaire des Loges which is within 3km.

The historic village of Foussais-Payré is just 4km and Vouvant with its Tour de Melusine is just 13kms away.

Puy De Fou, the largest theme park in Europe is just over an hours drive away but it is a great 'spectacle'.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
24 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£413
for 5 nights
£578
 
 
Rate 7
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£578
for 7 nights
£578
 
 
Rate 8
25 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Rate 9
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£963
for 7 nights
£963
 
 
Rate 10
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,662
for 7 nights
£1,662
 
 
Rate 11
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,386
for 7 nights
£2,386
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special offer for the week of August 13th 2016. Price of 1950 Euros instead of 2725 Euros.

Booking Notes:
To book please contact us by telephone or email. There is a booking deposit of 25% of the rental hire to confirm the reservation.
Full payment is due eight weeks before the start date of your holiday. A security deposit of £400/€450 is payable with the balance of payment.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday, but out of high season we can be flexible with this. Arrival time is from 1700 onwards and on your day of departure please leave the farmhouse by 1000, unless otherwise arranged with the owners.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for Christmas and New Year rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are three showerooms with toilets. They are tiled and have vanity units and heated towel rails.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 each have double beds, bedside cabinets and ample wardrobe space. Bedroom 4 has twin beds, bedside cabinets and a wardrobe. Bedroom 5 is a bunk room with a small drawer unit, and a wardrobe in the alcove outside the room.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: For the babies we have a nappy changing table and baby bath. If you require more than one cot or high chair we are happy to supply these at no cost, please let us know. We have many items for 'Tots and Toddlers', please see our website. Outside: Within the spacious grounds is the fully fenced heated pool, with a self closing gate. The pool is 12m x 6m and is surrounded by a paved terrace on two sides with plenty of sunloungers, umbrellas and individual tables. Next to the pool are the swings and slide, shaded seating area and table tennis area. There is also a large flat field for all those outdoor games. We have a number of adult bikes you can use to tour the area. Utility Room: The iron, ironing board and clothes drying racks are stored under the stairs in the kitchen. There is a washing line outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The towels, tea-towels and linen are all included in the price. Please bring your own pool towels. The linen and towels are all changed on a weekly basis, if required. Other: The separate dining room has a large table and seating for 12. The dining room hosts the games cupboard with a good selection of games for all the family. We also have a number of arm bands and other pool swimming aids.

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