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Old Character Cottage In The South Vendee Near The Marais Poitevin

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Gite in Saint Michel le Cloucq, near 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Niort at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : L'Aiguillon sur Mer at 60 Kilometres

Travel:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£261
for 7 nights
£261
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£286
for 7 nights
£286
 
 
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
£277
 
 
Winter Holidays
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
 
 
Low season
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
£277
 
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£471
for 7 nights
£471
 
 
Peak season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£584
for 7 nights
£584
 
 
High season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£471
for 7 nights
£471
 
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
£277
 
 
Mid season
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
£277
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£303
for 7 nights
£303
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £210
Stay tax €1 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 50 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 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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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 50 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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