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Farmhouse Large Garden, Games Barn And Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Idyllic Rural Location, private heated pool, Games barn, close to amenities 25 Minutes from long sandy west coast beaches

Detached south facing farmhouse with large garden terrace & boule pitch, games barn attached. Private salt water heated wooden sided pool fenced off next to vine glad veranda and courtyard. 3 double bedrooms, 1 single room with bunk beds. 2 bathrooms & 1 shower room. Sittingroom with wood burner, dining kitchen area & extra

reception room with TV Video & DVD player. WiFi.

Well equipped, dishwasher, washing machine etc.

Felicity Roe
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Felicity Roe

We have owned La Blanchere for 18 years now and love the house and the area. Our children love it too and have over the years taken lots of their friends there, we now have grand children to enjoy it which is why we have decided to up grade the pool to a heated salt filtration, wooden sided above ground pool. We play tennis, walk, cycle on the old railway line and numerous cycleways, and of course enjoy the numerous and varied restaurants especially those down on the coast which are open all the year round. We also love cooking and eating at home, we ran a restaurant in Dorset for 20 years, so we have a gas BBQ and also a built in charcoal one with a chimney.

Felicity Roe purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Felicity Roe chose Le Poiré-sur-Vie

We love the peace and quiet, yet the house is within easy reach of all amenities and the coast which we love to go to out of season. It is a very french area with fewer English people, (slightly more now) and we have made good friends with several of the locals, they even invited us to their daughter's wedding. It is easy to reach from the channel ports on dual carriage ways with only 1.90 euros of autoroute to pay.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We enjoy the space and the big games barn means lots of games of table tennis. With the south facing patio we can sit out in the evening long into the night getting extra warmth from the walls of the house. In late April/May you can hear the nightingales sing and of course the cuckoo later in the spring, prompting one of our guests to call the house the cuckoo house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Completely forgot to leave any comments in your visitors book, but needless to say we all found the house, garden and surrounding area an absolute dream. We had great weather so made full use of all the amenities. The house was brill for all the family and the pool and garden were a joy to spend our time in. We have returned extremely relaxed and tanned! Bev. Aug 12
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Le Poiré-sur-Vie in Vendee

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 with bath & loo, 1 shower room & loo upstairs, 1 bath & shower room downstairs & 1 separate loo downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 King sized bed en suite, 1 double bed, 1 twin bedded room, 2 bunk beds & 2 cots
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets only accepted by prior agreement with owner. Changeover day Saturday in high season can be changed at other time Discounts with Brittany Ferries. Outside: Large garden, enclosed on the south side with terrace, boarded by mature oak trees for shade, table for eating and chairs for sun bathing. Built in charcoal BBQ, also gas BBQ. Veranda with large wooden table and chairs. Private fenced in pool, approximate size 6.5m x 4.5m salt water filtration system. Bikes of various sizes and ages, 2 with child seats, for your use. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen can be provided at a cost of 8 euros per person, this includes sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, bathmats, hand towels, (Bath sheets) extra, & tea towels. House cleaned before and after stay. Could organise for cleaning during stay. Other: Extra reception room with sofa bed (not included in the total occupancy) video & DVD player and a large selection of games & books.


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Farmhouse Large Garden, Games Barn And Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

charming farmhouse in quiet countryside we loved the large kitchen cum dining area the games room was great when the weather was inclement lots to do and see within hours drive would recommend a visit to Puy du Foy theme park as a must Tom and Helen Slattery

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxed time

  • 5 of 5

We had lovely weather and made the most of it with breakfast under the veranda. We went to the beach and had great time with the dog in the waves.

We heard the cuckoo and saw the first swallows. The lake had grebes on it.

The house was charming in typical French style, well equipped with everything you need, if not always brand new.

We had a lovely relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time, such a wonderful time of year to be in France.
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A Fantastic Farmhouse

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday staying in this wonderful farmhouse. There was 8 of us which included four adults and four children so the bedrooms worked out perfect! The house had everything we needed to allow us to have a great stay. Plenty of garden furniture to enjoy sitting in the lovely garden, including a great dining out area at the back! The four children loved the pool which was big enough for each one of them to play on a large inflatable each. The area is so peaceful, with some wonderful country lanes for great bike rides. The owner very helpful and friendly and was easy to contact on the house phone. We had a couple of minor problems which the owner sorted straight away. Would highly recommend this house, it really is a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time, you were a pleasure to look after. Felicity
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Comfortable house in peaceful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this comfortable house in peaceful countryside. Apart from birdsong and some tractor noises it was extremely quiet. Being someone's second home and not just a rental property the house has everything you could want, even good beds. The pool is small but delightful and there are pleasant views over fields towards a small lake. The owner is very friendly and helpful. No butcher or greengrocer in the nearest village (rather unexpected in France)but there are at least two good bakers and the supermarket is very nearby, though for fresh produce local markets are the best bet. There's plenty to do if you can tear yourself away from the house and pool; we particularly loved the bird reserve at Cite des Oiseaux, Les Landes-Genusson.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our house, we love it too!
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped house with plenty of space for six adults plus a dog. Extremely good service provided by the owner and lots of details of places to visit at the house. Lovely, peaceful surroundings. Although it didn't bother us, it's quite a way from the village and you really need the car but if you want to just chill out, it's ideal. For dog owners, there is a really friendly vet in the village - as this was the first time we had taken our dog abroad, we weren't sure what to expect. The restaurant by the lake at Apremont does great seafood and the most enormous burgers I've ever seen! The only slight problem we had was that one of our party suffers from hay fever and she found it very bad while there.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet, sorry about the hay fever, we are a family of hay fever sufferers but in fact have not had a problem when we are there, maybe the field infront of the house being wheat this year instead of the usual maize made a difference. Felicity
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Newton Stewart, Scotland

Pleasant stay in La Blanchere

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant cottage, kitchen amenities very good. Seating could have been more comfortable and the TV is far too old. Garden lovely, patio marvellous, great for the dog.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the TV we are in the process of buying a new one which will be installed ready for everyone in 2015. Felicity
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
247 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Roche sur yon
Nearest Beach
38 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery Courses on request


Wonderful long sandy west coast beaches are 25 minutes away by car. St Gilles croix de Vie is a lively town on the coast with restaurants to suit all.

Bretinoilles has 2 wonderful restaurants with sea views over little rock pools where surfers congregate.


A car is essential. Distance from St Malo is 180 miles, 2 & half hours easy driving dual carriage way only 1.90 euros of tolls. Cherbourg is 4 hours and Caen a little less.

Nantes airport is 45 mins away & La Rochelle is over 1 hour depending on traffic.


Le Poire Sur Vie is 4 minutes away with large supermarket, indoor swimming pool, restaurants, bakeries & large lake with childrens play area.

Aizenay is 5 minutes away, in the other direction, with larger supermarket, wine cave, restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, lovely forest to walk in with children's little zoo, and adventure biking area.

Further Details:

The Puy de Fou, the largest adventure theme park in Europe is approximately 30 minutes away.

Large selection of Restaurants in St Gilles Croix de Vie.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Le Poiré-sur-Vie, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
I send Booking forms with a 20% deposit and the balance 6 weeks before departure.
I like to speak to people on the phone to ensure our house is right for them as we treat it as our home.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in high season, more flexible at other times

Notes on prices:
Can be flexible if the house is not fully occupied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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