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Exclusive 3 bed Farmhouse July & Aug / 2 bed apartment / B&B - heated pool, WIFI - La Petite Tannerie First Floor Apartment/Gite - shared heated pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

La Petite Tannerie First Floor Apartment/Gite - shared heated pool

The property was originally a Scierie (saw mill) which has now been converted into a modern first floor apartment / gite retaining many original features including a 200 year old oak “A” frame beam along with oak window lintels and exposed stone walls. The kitchen is modern equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.There is a dining table for 4 people and a utility area with a washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor. The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player. Free WIFI throughout the apartment. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with twin beds, bedside tables, spacesaver wardrobe. shower room includes toilet, wash basin with mirror and shower. The apartment comes with its own terrace area with bbq, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool just across from the apartment. Secure parking.


About the property

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Welcome to La Tannerie Farmhouse and La Petite Tannerie Apartment, we offer three accommodation options for you to choose from; Exclusivity of the Farmhouse each July and August, La Petite Tannerie apartment (expect July and August) and Bed and Breakfast (expect July and August). Based in the Southern Vendee and in the heart of the Marais Poitevin region of France. We are located in the centre of a typical French village and are just a 2 minute walk from an excellent butcher and bakery along with 2 convenience shops, pharmacy, post office, bar and a Pizzeria to either eat in or take away. The Vendee beaches are some of the best in France and are a 50 minutes drive with the historic town and International airport of La Rochelle just 45 minutes drive

EXCLUSIVE / SOLE USE OF THE LA TANNERIE FARMHOUSE, GARDEN AND PRIVATE HEATED SWIMMING POOL AVAILABLE EACH JULY AND AUGUST

The downstairs comprises of a large open plan kitchen / dining room with patio doors to the garden and swimming pool. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with two electric ovens, 5 ring gas hob, American style fridge/freezer with water dispenser, dishwasher, micro-wave and Tasimo coffee machine. Separate utility area with washing machine. The family lounge has two, three-seater settees and a reclining chair, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player. There is a selection of DVD’s and family board games for your use. Free WIFI is available throughout the house and terrace area. There is a second lounge which overlooks the patio and garden, with a double settee and two chairs. There are also a selection of books for you enjoy during your stay. There is also a downstairs toilet and sink.

Upstairs we have three bedrooms all en suite and each bedroom has its own English Freeview televisions. Free WIFI is throughout the house.

Bedroom One

Kingsize bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and modern en suite. A cot can be added to this bedroom

Bedroom Two

Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and outside balcony leading from the modern en suite.

Bedroom Three

Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and modern en suite.

En suite comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard and mirror, shower cubicle.

Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided in each room.

We can also provide a cot, high chair and a baby bath on a stand.

There is a large attractive patio area with a table, chairs and sun loungers excellent for relaxing and having your meals outside. The garden is walled and secured and includes a lawn area as well as a beautifully maintained flower area and kitchen garden. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay. A stainless steel charcoal barbeque is also provided for you use.

Exclusive use of the private heated swimming pool which is 4m x 7m. Please bring your own pool/beach towels

LA PETITE TANNERIE APARTMENT/GITE (shared access to the heated swimming pool)

A converted Scierie (saw mill) our apartment has been completely modernised whilst maintaining some of its original features including stone walls, original “A” frame bean and oak lintels over the windows. It is located on the first floor with its own front door and stairs. La Petite Tannerie is suitable for couples. It comprises of an open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge overlooking your own terrace area. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave. There is a modern style dining table for 4 people. Separate utility area with washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor. The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player. There is a selection of DVD’s and books for you to enjoy during your stay. Free WIFI is available throughout the apartment.

Bedroom One = Double bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving

Bedroom Two = Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, space saver wardrobe with shelving

The family shower room comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard, shelving and mirror, shower cubicle. Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided. Please bring your own pool/beach towels

We can also provide a cot, high chair and a baby bath on a stand.

The apartment comes with its own terrace area and includes a charcoal barbeque, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool (shared) (4m x 7m) (opened mid May - mid Sept subject to weather) and sun loungers located within the Farmhouse just across from the apartment. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay.

BED & BREAKFAST (Shared heated swimming pool)

There is a guest lounge which overlooks the patio and garden, with a double settee and two chairs. There are also a selection of books for you to enjoy during your stay.

The house comprises of a large open plan kitchen / dining room overlooking the garden and swimming pool where you can take your breakfast. Breakfast is served between 08:30 – 09:30.

Bedroom One

Kingsize bed, 2 bedside tables with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and modern en suite.

Bedroom Two

Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and outside balcony leading from the modern en suite.

Bedroom Three

Two single beds, 1 bedside table with drawer, 2 arm chairs, wardrobe with shelving and modern en suite.

Each bedroom has a television with English freeview channels and free WIFI is throughout the house.

En suite comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard and mirror, shower cubicle.

Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided in each room.

There is a large attractive patio area with table, chairs and sun loungers. The garden is walled and secured and includes a lawn area as well as a beautifully maintained flower area and kitchen garden. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay.

The heated swimming pool is 4m x 7m and is for the use of guests only (open mid May – Sept depending on weather). Sun loungers and chairs are provided around the swimming pool for your comfort.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Emma and David Barton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2017

About Emma and David Barton

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Emma and David Barton purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Emma and David Barton chose Vendee

We are within easy reach of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee beaches, the forest of Mervent and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Vouvant.

The area is filled with canals and therefore very flat perfect for cycling, walking or even just taking a picnic down by the river. There is also a local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle which will take you through some of the local villages and providing a lovely afternoon's adventure.

Vix also offers two local award winning wine producers with wine tasting available.

What makes this apartment unique

Shared heated swimming pool, private patio area with a charcoal BBQ, own access.

Original features in the apartment with exposed stone and beams.

Own private access, English TV and WIFI throughout the apartment/gite

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Exclusive Farmhouse and Apartment Rental = a 25% non refundable deposit is required per week booked to secure your holiday. Remaining balance in full is required 8 weeks before your holiday, including a £200 Farmhouse or £100 Apartment security bond that will be fully refundable if no damage is caused to the property and that it is left in a clean and tidy condition. We accept payments by bank transfer.
B&B = 20% non refundable deposit is required to secure your stay with balance upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our change over day for the Farmhouse and Apartment.

Arrival is after 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00 for all accommodation options.

Notes on prices:
Exclusive Farmhouse Rental Accommodation, sleeping up to 6 people

First Floor Gite, sleeping up to 4 people

B&B Accommodation (including a French Continental Breakfast)
€60 per room, per night for 2 people
3 nights plus; €55 per room, per night for 2 people

12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Our first visit to the Vendee

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous two weeks in a superb area with very comfortable accommodation. The property was as described and suited our needs adequately. The owners, Emma and David were perfect hosts, who provided us with more than we needed, especially daily access to their bicycles. We were made to feel more than welcome by them and the people in the village of Vix, we felt like natives as we left!!!! A restaurant in the village would be a bonus, however, Emma and David put on mean barbeque if asked!!!! I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative and already have !!!

Being our first visit to the Vendee we wanted a base from which we could explore the region, Vix fitted the bill perfectly. Thank you Emma and David

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us, it was an absolute pleasure in having you both stay, we would welcome you back anytime.
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5

Brilliant holiday, great apartment, perfect hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, spotlessly clean and well supplied with many extras. Lovely patio area for sitting outside.Garden and pool were immaculate.

Emma and David were the perfect hosts -generous, friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The meals we had with them were amazing - Emma is an excellent cook.

They were very helpful with suggestions of places to visit - we particularly enjoyed the Ile de Re.

We cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank you Emma and David - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of our property, it was lovely meeting you both, we thoroughly enjoyed you holidaying with us, anytime you are passing through you you would be most welcome, best wishes to you
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5

Beyond our expectations - 5 Star

  • 5 of 5

Emma and David met us on arrival and made our stay really welcoming We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal from their own kitchen ( well worth booking ) The Petite Tannerie was both comfortable and well equipped. The small town of Vix is ideal for visiting both La Rochelle, the coastal towns and the vendee inland waterways

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and review Ronnie, it was a pleasure meeting both yourself and Yvonne and are delighted you enjoyed dinner, if you are visiting our area again you would be most welcome, best wishes to you both Emma and David
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5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many apartments and gites in France and

this was the very best. Emma and David are very welcoming hosts. Dinner on the night of our arrival was fantastic plus Emma is a great cook ( no searching for a restaurant )

The accommodation and swimming pool are first class and

watching English T.V (Queens Tennis and Royal Ascot) on the rainy days was an extra bonus

We certainly recommend La Tannerie and will certainly stay

there again on our next visit to the Vendee.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freda and Geoff for taking the time to send a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and enjoying an evening in your company, you would be most welcome back anytime, thank you and we hope to see you both again, Best wishes to you both, Emma
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5

Great relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

WE have not been to this particular area before, but been quite close. Emma and David were very welcoming and friendly. They showed us round the gite and swimming pool area. They informed us of what was available in the village. The gite is a two bedroomed flat that is very clean and well maintained.

They are a very friendly couple who frequently put a meal on in their own house and invited us around. They have family who live close by and we were invited to have a meal with them as well.

They recommended a restaurant in Fontany Le Comte, which was excellent, my husband had a steak and it was one of the best he has tasted.

The area is very pretty and unfortunately we could not get around as much as we would have liked, because my husband had sprained his ankle before we went. Emma and her mum both helped out with ankle supports etc. They could not have been more helpful. Especially to two relative strangers.

I would recommend this gite to family and friends, it was a very relaxing holiday. We hope to go back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much David and Ann for taking the time to write your review we really enjoyed you staying with us and you would be welcome anytime. We hope David's ankle is now better and despite all are delighted you had a good holiday, best wishes to you both Emma and David
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5

Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure it was to walk into La Petite Tannerie as a time served carpenter I really appreciated the original exposed Oak Beam, window lintels and exposed stone walls. The apartment was well presented and furnished with everything we required. Emma and David were on site to answer any questions and give advice regarding trips out to the area. We took advantage of the bicycles to cycle round the canals and nature reserve at the end of the village, the topiary garden in Vix is a must for all gardeners. Use of the swimming pool just made our holiday perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed what Vix and La Petite Tannerie has to offer. It was lovely meeting you and you would be most welcome again in the future. Thank you for your review, Emma and David
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Location

From the Owner

We are within easy reach of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee beaches, the forest of Mervent and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Vouvant. The area is filled with canals and therefore very flat perfect for cycling, walking or even just taking a picnic down by the river. There is also a local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle which will take you through some of the local villages and providing a lovely afternoon's adventure. Vix also offers two local award winning wine producers with wine tasting available.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vix at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 415 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Rochelle at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : La Rochelle at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fontenay le Comte at 12 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

40 minute drive to La Rochelle and the Ile de Re beaches.

50 minute drive to La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendee beaches

Travel:

Journey Time(s)

6 hours, 30 minutes from Calais

4 hours from Caen

40 minutes from La Rochelle Airport

1 hour from Poitiers Airport

1 hour 10 minutes from Nantes Airport

2hours from Bordeaux Airport

Distances:

12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town

30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes.

40 minutes to La Rochelle, which is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops.

45 minutes to Ile de Re, you will find many villages and small towns to visit.

90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope.

Further Details:

Within a 2 minute walk we have a bakers, butchers, 2 convenience shops, chemist, bank, post office, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, sandwiches, lasagne and pizza to either eat in or take-away

12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with many shops, supermarkets, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.

Evening Meal (24 hours notice)

€24.00 per person, four courses plus half a bottle of wine and coffee

€20.00 per person, grand BBQ with salads, dessert and half a bottle of wine

Packed lunches (24 hours notice)

€7 per person, packed in a cool box (half a baguette with filling (ham, cheese, tuna, egg, salad) crisps, fruit, yoghurt and a cold soft drink)

*A charge or deposit will be required

We operate a non smoking policy within the house

No pets are allowed

Facilities

From the Owner

Shared heated swimming pool, private patio area with a charcoal BBQ, own access. Original features in the apartment with exposed stone and beams. Own private access, English TV and WIFI throughout the apartment/gite

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Between Saturday 1st July 2017 to Saturday 2nd September 2017 we ONLY offer La Tannerie Farmhouse with EXCLUSIVE use of the house, heated swimming pool and all facilities on a weekly rental. NO other accommodation is available between these dates. The swimming pool is heated May to September subject to weather conditions Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided in both properties. Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Outside: Within the Farmhouse walls there is an attractive terrace area with table and chairs, excellent for relaxing and having your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The heated swimming pool is 4m x 7m (heated May to September, subject to weather conditions) and is for the use of staying guests (exclusively during July and August when taking the Farmhouse on an all exclusive basis). Sun loungers are around the pool for your comfort. A barbeque is also provided. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay. Bikes are available for your use. We also have gated car parking. La Petite Tannerie first floor gite, has its own terrace area with barbeque and private access. When staying at La Petite Tannerie you also have access to the heated swimming pool and sun loungers within the Farmhouse.