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Private Heated Pool, Ideal For Families with Young Children or Groups of Friends

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Beautiful Large Gite near Fontenay le Comte, Vendee, France - Village Location, Walking Distance To Boulangerie And Bar, 35 Minutes Drive To Beach

Les Roches is a traditional village house which has been fully renovated and refurbished to a high standard. It is situated in a village - with bar, boulangerie, shop and post office - in the south Vendée between the towns of Fontenay le Comte and Lucon.

Les Roches has a large fully enclosed garden with views out to the surrounding fields. There is play area and trampoline for children, as well as a lovely heated swimming pool which is fenced for safety.

The inside of the property is light and spacious, with a large open plan living area giving on to the kitchen. Wide patio doors open fully to the terrace to give a seamless flow between the kitchen and the extensive terrace.

The kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob, oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and all the pans & utensils necessary to create delicious meals from local ingredients. A washing machine and tumble drier are provided.

There are five comfortable bedrooms in the property. Downstairs there are three bedrooms (two king sized rooms - one of which is en suite - and a triple room). Also downstairs is a large, family, bathroom.

Two further bedrooms are upstairs - one double and one room that can be arranged as a triple or as a king sized bed plus a single. This room also has a separate nursery area. Both the upstairs bedrooms are en-suite.

Babies and toddlers are well catered for with stair gates, highchairs, cots, toys and games all provided. Buggies are available on request.

Outside, aside from the pool, there is a play area with trampoline and other toys. A BBQ is provided.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We have been resident in France for many years. We were drawn to the Vendée by its lovely coast, countryside & towns, the tranquillity and the relaxed pace of life. We came for a family holiday in 2002 and never really left.

Our business - Vendée Vacances - was established in 2003 and has over the years welcomed hundreds of families to the Vendée. We own three large gites on seperate sites in the South Vendée in the neighbourhood of Fontenay le Comte.

We invest continually in the business to ensure that the quality of the gite accommodation we offer is maintained and improved. We are on hand to give our guests any information or assistance they might requir

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just back from a week at Les Roches. They've done an amazing job. It can be hard to find a reasonably-priced French gite/villa that doesn't look as though it's been furnished from old family cast-offs, but this was absolutely lovely. Everything looked like it had been bought new especially for the property, including the washing machine and oven. Although it's all very child-friendly (stair-gates, big bath, proper cots and even a changing table in the upstairs triple room), the furniture is solid, wooden and beautiful. It's tiled all downstairs, except the bedrooms which are wood-effect floors. Some of the property is much older and so the floors are wooden and it's slightly uneven/tilted, which gives it character. Three bedrooms had on-suite shower rooms (excellent water-pressure), while two others were right next to the main bathroom. The house is well-laid out for groups so you can easily place the noisy kids away from the babies' rooms."



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Location

From the Owner

Les Roches was the third of the three gites we opened and is located on the other side of the village of Le Langon from our own home. We chose this location (initially to have a holiday home in France) because of its easy accessibility from the UK and for its proximity to the coast, countryside, attractions like the Puy du Fou and beautiful towns such as La Rochelle. The pretty local towns of Luçon and Fontenay le Comte provide us with a full range shops and a fine selection of restaurants. The village itself has a good bakery, a café and a general grocery and is surrounded by countryside. Although quiet and peaceful, this is not a dead village and there is plenty of local life and events, particularly during the summer months.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rohelle at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In village centre at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 300 Kilometres Nearest Train : Niort (TGV) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83 (Junction 7,1) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Faute sur Mer at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Puy du Fou

Twice voted by the theme park industry as being the best park in the world, the Puy du Fou is quite unique. The park revolves around six live shows or spectaculars that are dramatisations of historical or mythical events relating to the Vendée. The stage craft is exceptional and can justifiably be described as both world class and – in some instances – ground breaking. Away from the big shows, the rest of the park has plenty to interest the visitor. This is a “must do” for any holiday in the Vendée. Located about 65km from our gite in Les Epesses.

Beaches of the Vendée

The beaches of the South Vendée are a delight. For the most part they are sandy (though one honourable exception has a fine line in rock pools at low tide) and are very family friendly. Our favourites are:

La Faute sur Mer – the closest beach at about 40km. La Faute is a low-rise, relaxed, small, resort town. Access to the beach is via paths of a couple of hundred metres length over the dunes. The sandy beach here is particularly fine. During the summer period the bathing is supervised on some stretches. La Faute is a nice town and has some good restaurants. We can recommend La Grand’ Voile on Avenue de la Plage.

Les Conches – is, overall, our favourite beach. Also sandy, this is a very gently sloping beach that is enormous when the tide is out and where the sea stays shallow for quite some distance. There is not a lot in the way of commerce here; just a few stalls selling drinks, snacks and ice cream. This is a good surf beach and there are two surf schools here. We recommend Manu Surf. About 55km drive.

St Vincent sur Jard – This is the most distant of our favoured beaches at around 60km. The beach here is notable for two features: firstly, there are lots of interesting rock pools to muck about in; secondly, the beach is over looked by the last home of the French statesman, Georges Clemenceau. It is a surprisingly modest house for a man widely held to be the “father of victory” in the First World War. The house is as Clemenceau left it at the time of his death in 1929. The gardens here were designed by his friend, the famous impressionist, Claude Monet.

Indian Forest Adventure Park / O’Gliss Water Park

Located adjacent to one another near the village of Moutiers les Mauxfaits (about 45km distant), Indian Forest and O’Gliss provide activity packed days. The Indian Forest adventure park centres around a series of high rope pathways (assault courses, really) slung through the tree tops. There is a range of difficulties available ranging from ‘child’s play’ to ‘downright reckless.’ Also in the park can be found bungie jumps, go karts and water slides.

Water slides (and flumes and rapids a lots of other aquatic lunacy) attain another level in the neighbouring O’Gliss water park. This is the third largest of its kind in France and is open June, July & August.

La Rochelle

The city of La Rochelle is amongst the most visited in France. It is an elegant sort of place with lots of high end shops and many good restaurants. The aquarium – one of Europe’s largest – is excellent, and is most certainly worth a trip to La Rochelle (about 45 km distant) all by itself, but the real charm of the place can be found in just strolling around soaking up the ambiance. The area around the old port is particularly pleasant. La Rochelle has hundreds of restaurants and competition generally keeps quality quite high. Our favoured eateries are Bar André (a La Rochelle institution) at 5 rue St Jean du Perot and Le Boute en Train (classic French) at 7 rue des Bonnes Femmes.

Mervent Forest

Located about 15km away, the forest of Mervent extends over 12000 acres. At its heart is a huge lake that acts as a reservoir for the area. Aside from providing innumerable routes for shady walks, the forest is home to a number of other attractions, including the activity park at Pierre Brune (very good for children of all ages), a rather good small zoo and a water sports centre (from which canoes & kayaks can be hired). The forest also has marked tracks for mountain bikes. There are a couple of restaurants in the forest – we would recommend L’Auberge de la Forêt. In the heart of the forest for higher end dining or the Mangoustan in Mervent village for a meal with children.

Venise Verte

Venise Verte (Green Venice) refers to a network of canals and dykes dug hundreds of years ago to drain the Poitou marshes. These days, the Venise Verte provides a haven for wildlife and is an area of gentle beauty. The best way to experience the area is by boat and these can be hired at a number of locations (for example Maillezais – where can be seen the remains of a magnificent abbey – and Damvix). For lunch, La Recré (a pizzeria / creperie in a converted school) in Damvix provides a perfect family dining option.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
14 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£114
for 2 nights
From
£57
From
£143
Fri,Sat
£572
 
 
Christmas 16
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£151
From
£252
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,514
 
 
New Year 16
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
From
£277
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,665
 
 
Winter/Spring 17
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£121
for 2 nights
From
£61
From
£151
Fri,Sat
£605
 
 
Early Spring
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£161
for 2 nights
From
£81
From
£202
Fri,Sat
£807
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
From
£252
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,009
 
 
Early May
28 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
From
£252
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,009
 
 
Mid May
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£252
Fri,Sat
£1,009
 
 
Spring Bank / Pentecôte
26 May 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,514
for 7 nights
£1,514
 
 
June
9 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,211
for 7 nights
£1,211
 
 
July 1
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,018
for 7 nights
£2,018
 
 
July 2
14 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,649
for 7 nights
£2,649
 
 
High Summer 1
28 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,111
for 7 nights
£3,111
 
 
High Summer 2
11 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,985
for 7 nights
£2,985
 
 
Late Summer 1
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,649
for 7 nights
£2,649
 
 
Late Summer 2
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,261
for 7 nights
£1,261
 
 
Early Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£252
Fri,Sat
£1,009
 
 
Autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£168
for 2 nights
From
£84
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£841
 
 
Winter 17
17 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£121
for 2 nights
From
£61
From
£151
Fri,Sat
£605
 
 
Christmas 17
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£757
for 3 nights
From
£252
£1,514
 
 
New Year 17
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£530
for 3 nights
From
£177
From
£294
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,766
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail or phone to confirm availability.

We accept payments by UK cheque, Visa or Mastercard (in Euros - no additional charge), or bank transfer. We do not normally require a security / damage deposit though we reserve the right to ask for one at our discretion.

Changeover Day:
For 2016, changeover will normally be Friday. Changeover day can be flexible March / May and September / October - Please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Our prices are inclusive of bedlinen, towels (bath & beach), all utilities, end-of-stay cleaning and local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 230 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Downstairs family bathroom.
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite with bedroom 1. Walk-in shower.
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite with bedroom 4
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite with bedroom 5
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, wc, sink and shower. En suite shower room to Bedroom 4, wc, sink and shower. En suite shower room to Bedroom 5, wc, sink and walk in Italian shower. Family Bathroom with large bath, wc and sink.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be made up as two singles if desired
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Seperate nursery with cot. En-suite shower.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite shower room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) plus up to 2 babies. One additional bed (suitable for a child) can be provided if required in bedroom 4. The kingsized beds in Bedrooms 3 and 4 can be made up as pairs of single beds if required.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms 4 and 5 are upstairs from the main living area, stair gates top and bottom of stairs. Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 and the family bathroom are on the ground floor off a corridor. Evening meals and babysitting is available. Please note that Les Roches is not part of a gite complex: the pool and grounds are for the exclusive use of guests staying at the property. Outside: The large enclosed garden has an ample terrace - with areas in full sun and under cover. With views out to surrounding fields there is outside dining for 12 as well as more relaxed seating. There is a BBQ. The private heated swimming pool is enclosed by walls on 2 sides and fenced on the other 2. The pool is 9m x 5m and is surrounded by terrace with sunloungers. For children there is a play area with slide, swings, trampoline, sandpit and play house. There is a lawn for ball games, a long pergola covered in grape vines and a shady hammock for siestas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included. Clean bedlinen is provided weekly for longer stays. Other: Open plan dining area with table for 12. High speed internet access and WiFi. Babysitting and evening meals service available

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