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Beautiful,private heated pool,close to Puy du Fou. Peaceful countryside views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Homely,comfortable Gite,in peaceful hamlet,close to village of St Pierre du chemin & amenities.Near Vouvant,Mervent Forest & River

The gite has 2 large bedrooms and can accommodate 6 + a baby. It has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a bath and shower and comfortable lounge, with UK TV, WIFI. and DVD library. There are several areas for 'alfresco' eating, equipped with tables chairs and parasols,which are delightful places to sit and relax. The Gite garden, with a large shady terrace,also has comfortable armchairs and a bbq. The 'secret' secluded, pool garden, is a sunny delight! Equipped with tables,chairs, sun loungers and parasols, and a delightful' Day-bed'. The gite is close to two internationally renowned Theme Parks: The Puy du Fou, and Futuroscope.

Both gardens are surrounded by rolling countryside offering wonderful views, with many footpaths to explore. A stone picnic table and benches are but a 3 minute walk along the lane!

In the nearby village of St Pierre du Chemin, (3 minutes by car) there is a Childrens playground, general store with a post office, award winning boulangerie, bank with cashpoint, hairdressers, restaurant/bar and chemist, and beautiful lake near the old 'Lavoir'.. There are three large supermarkets and numerous other shops, about an 8 minute drive, in the nearby town of La Chataigneraie.

More Details
Registration Number : 8064868

Chris & Julie Taylor
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Chris & Julie Taylor

Chris and Julie Taylor, who now live next door to the gite, bought the property as a holiday home in 2002. We loved being here so much, that we couldn’t bear to leave it, and so, 2 years later, we made the decision to move here permanently. We are now happily installed into the French way of life, with our two sons and their now wives living afew minutes away! Being people who enjoy outdoor living, the sunny climate here is ideal!

Chris & Julie Taylor purchased this house in 2004

Why Chris & Julie Taylor chose Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin

Having spent many years holidaying in France, this was our chosen area. The beautiful rolling countryside, relaxed attitude to life, and welcoming people would have been enough in itself: but the excellent climate, coupled with its close proximity to the sea, made it perfect for our chosen lifestyle. Easy access to the many ferry ports and airports aided our choice.

What makes this house unique

Because of its location, you are able to have the best of both worlds. The Gite is in a small, quiet, hamlet, whilst having quick and easy access to all the amenities you could need. With footpaths leading straight from the gite, you can enjoy short or long country walks, finishing with a glass of wine, and a relaxing dip in your heated pool! Pool is available from April to mid October.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jayne C. Thank you for a lovely holiday, the Gite & the Pool have been perfect.

Imi C. It’s the ‘homeliest’ house we’ve ever stayed in in France!

Eleanor T. Dear Chris and Julie,

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the warm welcome to

your lovely gite. It made such a difference that you had thought about the

fact that we have little ones and that they had things to play with and

space to crawl about. We really had a lovely time.

John G.

It was our first holiday in France and we couldn't have wanted for a better experience. Writing this testimonial six months later has brought back many of our happy memories of a wonderful holiday.
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin in Vendée

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated towel rail.
  • With full size bath, and shower above. Heated towel rail. Vanity unit with sink, and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot on request. (no charge).
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , One double and two singles if prefered. Bed guard available.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and ample wardrobe,storage and hanging space. Bedroom 2 sleeps 4 , (4 single beds or one double and 2 singles. You can choose). Also with wardrobe hanging and storage space.Cot and bed-guard available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The beautiful heated swimming pool (10metresx5) is entirely for your own private use, and not shared. It is in it’s own, separate garden, perfect for dipping in and out of! It has a shallow end entered by ‘Roman’ steps: ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers alike, Sunbeds,parasols,table and chairs await you.The gite garden has a table, parasol and chairs,and ample parking. The covered terrace has tables, chairs, for dining and relaxing.For walkers, and strollers, wonderful footpaths lead from the gite, through beautiful rolling countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered bed linen and towels can be provided at £15 per person per week. The property is to be left clean on departure.You can opt for our 'end of stay' Cleaning Service at €70, payable locally. Other: Toys and games in the gite for all. Free WIFI. nearby THEME PARKS.


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Beautiful,private heated pool,close to Puy du Fou. Peaceful countryside views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful relaxing break, super little Gite and a truly wonderful swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Julie were very welcoming from the moment we arrived. The perfect hosts.

The Gite itself is exactly as described. Two large bedrooms, a comfortable living room and a lovely kitchen/diner. The covered outdoor area was perfect for some respite from the sun.

The swimming pool was just wonderful, the perfect size and always at a constant temperature. The grounds around the pool had plenty of lovely loungers and gorgeous covered seating.

Can't wait to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this gite.

It was the perfect holiday for us & our 2 sons (10 & 14).

The private pool was fantastic & our youngest son is now a confident swimmer. Having free wifi & British TV was great & the owners, Julie & Chris, were on hand with great advice for things to do & see. The gite is in the middle of farmland & had everything you needed. Paying extra for fresh bedding & towels each week meant we didn't have to take ours. Plenty of wardrobe space for clothes & the welcome pack was great. Would definitely recommend this gite to anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Gite would recommend

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week we had at this Gite. The owners, Chris and Julie, are so nice, friendly and welcoming. The Gite was very well equipped and the swimming pool is out of this world. Pity we were only able to stay a week due to work commitments, two weeks would be perfect. We certainly didn't want to leave. A week went too fast! Many thanks Chris and Julie! X

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Perfect gite and pool, Julie and Chris were always on hand but not intrusive.. We had everything we needed in the gite and the heated pool was a mini paradise. The location was very quite and peaceful and the locals were very friendly. Big supermarket a short drive away for everything we needed.We fully recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway. Katherine,Phi and Jasmine x

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat, fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect rural retreat! The pool looked great in the photos but was even better in reality! Both the gite and the pool were immaculately kept, with every need catered for. Chris and Julie were the perfect hosts, they gave us as much space as we needed but were also on hand if/when we needed help and advice. Two weeks around that pool will pass very quickly, you might want to look at booking three or four! Thanks Chris and Julie, you and your beautiful gite are often in our thoughts and we will remember our holiday with you for a long time to come.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Gem, the perfect family gettaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic stay at Chris and Julie's perfect Gite. It had everything and more that we could have needed. Chris and Julie were fantastic and made our stay even more enjoyable. They had fantastic local knowledge and would lend us as much of their time that we needed. The pool is kept to an amazing standard and was the highlight of our trip. It was always warm and clean. I would highly recommend this Gite to families. Thank you Chris and Julie for making it such a memorable holiday for us.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
la rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
st pierre du chemin
Nearest Ferry
160 Miles
st malo
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
les herbiers
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
st pierre du chemin
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
la tranche
Car: necessary

Theme Parks:

Two internationally famous theme parks are close by.The PUY DU FOU, and FUTUROSCOPE.


The beautiful beaches of the Vendee are an hour's drive from us.with various resorts, and water parks. They range from calm, sandy bays, to surfing and water sport beaches. From secluded beaches to lively resorts. Sailing boats, windsurfers and surf boards can all be hired. At low tide, many people collect oysters and mussels from the rocks. Boat trips to nearby islands.


The airports of La Rochelle, Nantes and Poitiers are all within easy reach of the gite, with a wide number of airlines serving them. The port of St Malo is just over 3 hours. Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, Boulogne and Calais are within easy reach too. We would recommend having a car.


There is so much to do in the area! There are golf courses, the ‘Pescalis’ fishing lakes (one of Europe's premier fishing centres), rivers with pedaloes for hire, the ‘Marais Poitevin’ (known as the ‘Green Venice’) to explore by hired boat. forest walks, pleasure flights. ‘Forest of adventure’, go-carting, miles of cycle paths, horse riding, you can visit local wine ‘caves’. The internationally renowned ‘Puy du Fou’ theme park is 25 minutes away. ‘Futuroscope’ theme park is just over an hour.

Further Details:

The world famous 'Puy Du Fou' theme park is about 25 minutes drive away.It has been voted the 'best theme park in the world' at the 'theme park oscars'.

There are many Chateaux and historic towns to explore in the locality. Fontenay le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee, is about half an hour by car.The local town of la Chataigneraie, (10 mins by car) has 3 supermarkets, banks, and other shops. There are numerous restaurants within a 20 minute drive, a zoo close by. An aquarium at the lovely port of La Rochelle, about an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin, Vendee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2018 early
28 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Special Discount!
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
2018 mid
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 high
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 lower
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
late autumn
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £0.45 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Booking procedure is all conducted by email and telephone with confirmation via email. A £100 non refundable deposit is required with all bookings. Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £100 is payable on arrival in cash, and will be refunded at the end of the stay, as long as the gite is left clean and damage free, as it was found!

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 16.00 and depart before 1030.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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