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Sunny French Farmhouse, Private Plunge Pool, Amazing Wild Life, Beauitful Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 15 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 wet rooms renovated farmhouse, starry skys at night.

This lovely spacious renovated French farmhouse is suitable for families or parties of adults. Sleeps 6, has 3 spacious bedrooms one en-suite. Another family wet room. The lounge has a TV, UK digital box, DVD, WIFI, books and games, it leads on to a terrace with gorgeous views.The kitchen/dining has all mod cons and overlooks the south facing lawn, pool and safe play area. Around the plunge pool are loungers to bake in the sun, a table and chairs plus BBQ. There are shady retreats when it's too hot.

One of the barns has a table tennis . Another

has toys, trampolines, and games such as badminton, pool accessories and pool toys. Bicycles are available for hire.

The surrounding area has lovely country walks and fields of sunflowers, wheat and barley, woodlands, lakes. The wild life include birds , owls ,buzzards, hoopoos, swallows, frogs lizards, praying mantis etc. Amazing starry skies and often shooting stars, especially in August. The neighbouring farms have cows, ducks, goats, horses,dogs and other farm animals.

The property is well situated to get about.The village it's self has an award winning bakers and a great restaurant. You can buy a 5 course lunch with wine and coffee included for 12 euros per person, excellent French food at an amazing price.

10 mins in the next village are free tennis courts, another 5min drive and you come across the medieval town of Vouvant. 20 mins from the property is the Mervant forest with lakes, rivers, beaches, water sports, forest walks, picnic areas, a zoo, resturants and again much more. The area is steeped in historic buildings and châteaux .

Approx 1 hrs drive takes you to the 200 kilometre coast of beaches, coves, busy little seaside towns, pine woodlands, dunes and sunsets. La Rochelle and La Tranche Sur Mér are popular beach locations for a day out.

There are many tourist places including the Puy du Feu, Futuroscope, and O'glise.

More Details

Owner
Margarita Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Margarita Harris

Retired and likes to garden

Margarita Harris purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Margarita Harris chose Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin

This is a beautful , tranquille location. With friendly neighbours but not too close.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Fresh air, lots of space, and a love of the countryside

drew me here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Loved it, so safe for the kids!!!"

"Just what we wanted wish we were still there "

Liked the organic tomatoes lettuce and fruit we were given.
Apr 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
la rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
JB's in the village
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
st malo
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nantes
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
JB's in the village
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
La Tranche sur mére
Car: necessary

There is a lake beach lac de chassenon which I believe is about half hour drive. Seaside Beaches:

Approx 1 hour drive (though visitors seem to do it quicker) to 250km of beauitful sandy beaches and lovely islands. La Rochelle is popular, it has the beach, harbour, trendy shops, ancient town, cafés etc, La Tranche sur Mer is a great family beach with life guards. There are numerous water sports, cafes, restaurants and shops in the little villages and towns hugging the coast line. Great days out for the family and romantic evenings watching the sun set.

Travel:

La Rochelle, Nantes and Poiters airports are all approx I hour drive. The nearest channel port is St Malo which is just over 3 hours drive.

Distances:

15 min drive takes you to medieval towns, chàteaux, Mervent forest, lakes , a zoo, rivers, childrens adventure parks and many other places of interest.

La Rochelle is about an hours drive, has an aquarium, old harbour, trendy shops, loads of resturants, beachs, parks, and much more. Puy du Fou is a major attraction and is 30 mins drive. Futuroscope is approx 1 hrs drive. Marais Poitivan is where you can hire boats and float along canals.

Further Details:

The nearest village is St Pierre Du Chemin 4 km where you can find a bakers,

cash point, cafè, resturant, chemist, church, village shop. 10 mins takes you to La Chataigneraie which has an outdoor swimming pool, free tennis courts, 2 large supermarkets, Saturday morning market, petrol stations, cafés, tourist information, banks resturants etc.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin in Vendee

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , wet room
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , wet room
  • The wet rooms are spacious with decent showers, WCs and washhand basins. The en-suite wet room has two shower heads, WC, washhand basin and cupboards.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite. If required a cot can be supplied. All bedrooms have a large mirrored wardrobe, dresser, chairs, power points, bed linen, towels and hairdriers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is an old French Farmhouse which is very big and had been divided into two separate homes. Each has it's own access, and own 3 space parking. There are secluded private areas for each of the homes as well as communual areas. The owner and her cat live in one of the houses and is delighted to rent out the other to holiday makers. She is very approchable should you require assistance or information, and is generally found pottering in the vegetable garden. In one of the barns is a pool room (as in the game) if you have or are a pool player you are welcome to use it, some people bring their own que although there are ques in the pool room. The plunge pool is available in the last two weeks in June through to the 2nd week in September. In the far field for the more adventuresome is a skills trail for mountain bikers to challenge themselves please bring your own bikes and safety gear . There is a barn where you can securely lock your bikes. Outside: There are no major roads next to the property the country roads around are quite quiet. The grounds cover 3 and a half acres there is a 15ft diameter plunge pool for your use only, outside table and chairs plus BBQ facilities in a few areas. Additional undercover seating area with bamboo garden suite, loungers and garden swing plus toys for small children. There are shady areas, fruit trees, nut trees, organic veggie garden, running brook, frog pond, ancient trees. Parking and places to lock up bikes if you bring them. There are beautiful country walks and 3 small lakes nearby. Free tennis courts 10 mins outside the hamlet, a zip line adventure park and go carts. Approx 15min drive is Vouvent medieval city and a bit further Mervent forest with rivers, lakes, water sports,fishing, woodland walks, a zoo, theme park and lots more. 20 min drive is the Puy du Fou, and there's Futuroscope which is free with Tesco vouchers, also canals and 250km of coast and beaches 1 hours drive. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, wash basket, brush/pan, mop/bucket, vacuum cleaner plus parts, black bags, dusters, pegs, laundry basket etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen supplied. Two towels per person per week. Bed linen is on the beds for more just ask. There are no beach towels supplied. Other: An open barn overlooks the lawn/pool and can be a refuge from the sun while still being outside. It has relaxing garden furniture, plus a swing seat, a table and six chairs, BBQ facilities and some outdoor toys for young children.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Very impressed, roomy, well equipped, clean and very friendly host

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, margarita very friendly and helpful

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to give a review. I hope you and your family will come here again. Take care and all the best 😇
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5

Lovely farmhouse in beautiful Vendee countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our stay at this property. We had a great time here and the house was exactly as advertised with everything provided that we would need. It proved to be a good base for our many day trips. Marguarita who lives next door was always on hand if we needed anything and we enjoyed chatting to her. Our son especially enjoyed telling her about the wildlife he was encountering such as prey mantis, lizards, frogs and so on. To our delight we also saw an owl that often perched on the barn nearby. Sitting on the balcony outside the living room with a drink of an evening listening to rural life was a nice way to feel we had 'escaped'. About 30 minutes drive from here was activities we enjoyed around the Mervent forest such as the zoo, Park Pierre Brun and the lake at Chassenon. Missing it already and hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it was great having you, and so good to see a young boy interested in nature the way your son is. Would love to have you back ,you are all very welcome. 😇
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5

Fantastic fortnight in this lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two-week stay here, and wish we could have stayed longer! The four of us (myself, husband and our children aged 14 and 16) really appreciated the well laid out and well equipped accommodation and found plenty to do during our stay. The table tennis in one of the barns was a big hit, perfect for evenings, and the large open-air barn was great for relaxing in the shade and having a barbecue. We had a few dips in the pool too! There was also a terrace area next to the sitting room which was a sun trap and had lovely views of the local countryside, as well as table and chairs outside the kitchen and sun loungers on the grass. The bicycles were an added bonus and we enjoyed several bike rides through the peaceful local area. The Mervant forest was approx 20 minutes away and we hired pedalos and walked round the lake there, also visiting the small medieval village of Vouvant. We also visited Mervant Zoo which was a very pleasant day - up close with giraffes, tigers, monkeys and wallabies - much closer than many zoos we've visited in the U.K., and nowhere near as crowded. Puy du Fou is approx half an hour away and we had been recommended by friends to pay a visit there, and were so glad we did. It's an amazing place with spectacular shows based on various periods of history, such as the Roman amphitheatre, complete with chariot racing and lions and tigers. Yes it's busy but doesn't feel it when walking around. But most of all, we enjoyed the peaceful cottage, it's in the middle of the countryside so no traffic noise at all, and very easy to relax. Margarita was around and happy to help if asked but respected our privacy too. She has created a lovely set up and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness I don't know what to say! ! So very nice your comments and discription of your holiday, so glad you liked it here, it was a pleasure having you all. You're welcome anytime the gite is available. Thank you so much!
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5

Charming cottage, beautifully presented, well equipped, peaceful location, ideal for exploring area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully presented and is impressively equipped to provide everything needed for a real home from home experience. Mrs Harris was lovely, very accommodating and helpful.

The location of the cottage is so peaceful and beautiful - perfect for relaxing but for those who want to explore this area of the Vendee there is so much within a half an hour drive of the cottage. The Puy Du Fou is just fantastic for all ages, the Mervent forest has so many activities including open water swimming in the Vendee, there is the peaceful magic of a boat trip in Green Venice (Mazeau offers great trips - and 'light' the water experiment that my son enjoyed), and a train ride on the Vendee Vapeur is also very enjoyable, not to mentioned beautiful villages, towns and chateaus, fantastic fresh local produce and everyone was just so friendly and welcoming. In fact a week just isn't long enough!

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Classic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Last summer my family and I had a fantastic time in the heart of the Vendee region of France. The facilities on offer were perfect and enabled us to enjoy a complete break from all the stresses and strains of modern life. The guest house was fantastically traditional whilst having all the modern day conveniences. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in the heart of France I highly recommend you visit here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 stars and taking the time to write a review, I know you have a busy life. As you and you family are keen cyclist I think you'll want to know at the back of one of the fields we are building a skills trail with different degrees of challenges.Hopefully you will all come here again. Meantime thanks again and all the very best to you and your family. Margarita :-)
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5

Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I chose this location for our annual reunion and we were delighted with our choice. The farmhouse is beautiful and the location enabled us to chill out as the area is so tranquil. The accommodation was spic and span and had absolutely everything we needed and we loved the beautiful French furniture. The owner was very helpful in telling us about historic places to visit and also about visiting the French antique markets which we loved. We are actually planning to return this year and I would recommend the property to families or groups like ours (over fifties).

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Lynn looking forward to seeing you all again. I know of some more markets which I think you'll love. Thanks again Margarita
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
winter 2017
10 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
early spring
3 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
spring
27 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
£2,200
 
 
summer
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Tour de France
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
15 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
winter
25 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To make a booking contact the owner, a booking form will be issued to you. On receipt of the completed form and 25% deposit the booking is complete. We will send you an invoice 10 weeks before arrival and directions how to get here.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays are changeover days arrivals 4pm, departures 10am.


WINTER LET: Special rates for long term winter lets are available
£750 per month ,minimum of two months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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