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Old Character Cottage In The South Vendee Near The Marais Poitevin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gite in Saint Michel le Cloucq, Fontenay le Comte, Vendee - Cottage in a Peaceful Village

The cottage is situated in the quiet and hilly village of Saint Michel le Cloucq, above fontenay le comte, in a peaceful street. The village is on the edge of the forest with many places for walking and cycling. The Vendee apart from its beauty, is filled with history and fine architecture, notably the abbaye de Maillezais and the abbaye royale in Nieul. Niort (30 kms), set on the river sèvre, has a castle built by Henry Plantagenet and Richard the lionheart. Few kilometers away there is le marais poitevin, also known as the green venice, with its green canals for idyllic boating and fishing. The great sandy beaches of the atlantic coast are about 50 kms away and you can easily get to the lovely islands of Ré, Aix or Oleron just off the coast. Only 50 km from the renowned sailing part and beautiful city of La Rochelle. Approx an hour away is Futuroscope, the science and technology theme park near poitiers and the Puy du Fou historic theme park with its day attractions.

Property Manager
Chantal Blais
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq in Vendée

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with bath and sink; 1 en suite shower room in the downstairs bedroom with shower, sink and WC. One separate WC. Fitted electric heated towel rails. Bath towels, hand towels, flannels and bath mats provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms and one mezzanine room. One bedroom is on the ground floor with a large double bed (160cm), and an en suite with shower, sink and wc. The other bedroom is upstairs with a double bed (140cm). The mezzanine (2x120cm) is also upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes on accommodation: The rental price excludes end of stay cleaning. End of stay cleaning is the responsibility of the departing client(s). A supplement of Euros 60 may be paid to provide this service. Outside: To enhance comfort for a restful and enjoyable stay, there are a 500 square meters private garden, a stone patio with garden furniture, a large outdoor roofed dining area with rustic furniture and a purpose built chimney-barbecue. 4 mountain bicycles for adults and 3 for children are available free of charge. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, iron table Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, house linen, and bed linen is provided, the beds are made prior to arrival. A cot, highchair and baby bath can be provided on request. Rental includes all utilities except heating costs, there is an additional charge for this. Other: The mezzanine bedroom is only for children.


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Old Character Cottage In The South Vendee Near The Marais Poitevin
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful and well provisioned character property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, peaceful time staying at this charming character cottage. The owner lives nextdoor and is very friendly. The property is well looked after and had everything you need for your stay. It's set in a quiet, peaceful village but it's close enough to the region's attractions by car, including the wonderful medieval theme park of Puy du Fou. The beautiful path outside of the back door heads towards the local church and the village play park which our children enjoyed walking along. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to the Enew family. Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on our cottage. I am delighted to know that you had a good week and that you enjoyed the atmosphere of our cottage. I hope you will have the opportunity to come back. Thank you for being perfect hosts
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is full of character but at the same time has all modern facilities. We really enjoyed our stay, the barbecue area is wonderful and very useful in all weathers. Chantal is a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ayr, Scotland

The Photographs Do Not Do This Justice!

  • 5 of 5

When we saw the pictures of the gite on the website we thought it looked absolutely stunning. When we arrived, we discovered that it is much more stunning than in the photographs! It is extremely spacious, very, very comfortable and the village is a lovely quiet location, so it is perfect for that relaxing holiday. It is probably the best equipped gite we have ever stayed in and the beds were extremely comfortable. There is a choice of three areas for outside eating, depending on the time of day and we used all 3 of them! The salle d'été is absolutely perfect for evening barbeques. Chantal, the owner of the gite is a lovely lady, who, with her mother, made us feel so welcome. During the course of the week, we enjoyed chatting to her and maman when our paths crossed. Chantal has put a huge amount of effort into making the gite a beautiful relaxing place to stay and it absolutely deserves to be visited and enjoyed. The village itself is close to many interesting places to visit and is only an hour or so from the coast, so day trips to places like La Rochelle and the Isle de Ré are an excellent idea and there are many gorgeous beaches to visit. The other thing you MUST see if you're looking for a grand day out is the Puy de Fou, again about an hour away. I couldn't begin to describe it - just look it up!! It is quite possibly the best day out. Ever! All in all this was as close to the perfect holiday as you can get. Susan, Julian & Lucy

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A traditional French village house, beautifully restored and extremely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This gite is to be recommended to all discerning gite holiday makers. Owned and run by a daughter and her mother who have spared nothing in making the old traditional village house into an extremely comfortable and well appointed place to stay. They were welcoming and generous with a bottle of wine, bread and well stocked fridge to get us going. Large garden equipped with tables, chairs, sun umbrella, bar-b-queue everything anyone could want. Very interesting places to see in the locality and places to eat. All in all a super place.

Juliet and Rory

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful property in pretty, peaceful location, ideal for exploring Vendee and the Marais Poitevin.

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding property in a quiet village location. Within easy reach of Fontenay-le-compte, Niort, Parthenay, La Rochelle, the Marais Poitevin and the coast beyond.

We were made welcome by Chantal and her mother Suzanne, who live next door, the 2 houses having been in their family for many years.The gite has recently been renovated and modernised to a very high standard, and is a credit to them.

Well appointed and comfortable (and refreshing cool inside on a hot day) we have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Chantal voiced some concern, about the English not continuing to holiday in France following our 'Brexit' vote, but i think that whilst properties of this quality are available she need have no fears. Michael and Vivienne Wright.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you stay in our gite !.
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Endroit charmant et très bien équipé.

  • 5 of 5

L'accueil est excellent, la propriétaire est charmante.

Tout est ok, rien à redire.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour votre séjour ! Des locataires très respectueux des lieux
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
L'Aiguillon sur Mer
Car: necessary


La Rochelle airport is 55 minute drive, Nantes is 1 hour 15 minutes, Poitiers is 1 hour drive, all served by airlines with cheap fares.

Port of St Malo is 3 hour drive, Caen is approx 4 and a quarter hours, Le Havre is 4 and a half hour drive.

A car is recommended to appreciate the local countryside and visit places of interest.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School holiday
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.48 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Rental includes bed linen and bath towels. Linen change once a week. Welcome gift on arrival.
The property is normally let from January-December.
Prices include normal electricity expenses, water. Prices exclude additional consumption of electricity for heating and wood for fireplace.
The rental price excludes end of stay cleaning. End of stay cleaning is the responsibility of the departing client(s). A supplement of Euros 60 may be paid to provide this service
Deposit of 25% is requested at time of booking with balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Our securite deposit is Euros 250

Changeover Day:
Rental is usually from Saturday to Saturday, arrival 16:00 hrs, departure 10:00 hrs.
Out of season we can accept mid-week to mid-week rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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