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Fantastic 9 Bedroom Farmhouse With Private Infinity Pool and stunning views!



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in L'Hermenault, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Private Setting In The Heart Of The Vendee. Easy access to the beaches and puy de fou.

This house is perfect for families and group bookings. It is well equipped with a beautiful kitchen, decked area with barbeque and two handmade wooden tables each seating 18+ overlooking the infinity pool and the grounds. There is wifi, Sky TV and a pool table as well as a big wendy house and trampoline, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. There is plenty of room for a game of football to let off steam before relaxing by the pool with panoramic views. There is easy access to the beach and all the other great attractions the vendee has to offer for example the great Puy De Fou. There are some great walks locally, go through the wood to get to lhermenault where all amenities are available, experience the local food . Visit Mervent forest for adventure sports and boating. 10 mins

Details for holiday farmhouse Jousselin Sleeps 22+ (9 Bedrooms), 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Stunning renovated farmhouse with fully tiled heated infinity pool in the heart of the peaceful countryside.

  • Sleeps 22
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved here nearly 10 years ago with our two small children in pursuit of a more peaceful life with long hot summers. We have spent our time renovating our barn conversion whilst building up a successful carpentry company and now enjoy a wonderful family life with our four children.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really great holiday, we were really relaxed the whole stay, great weather so the pool got used a lot! The house is amazing we were in awe from the moment we arrived, the kids were never bored as there was plenty to do. Matt and Emily left us some local wines to taste which prompted us to go to the local vineyard where we bought more of it and had a great time in the process.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone as it was just amazing! I wish I was back there now!!
Jan 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic retreat for large family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

A spacious, well maintained, indestructible, converted farmhouse with extensive grounds. With infiniti pool, table tennis, pool table and other activities our nine children, ages 3 - 16 disappeared into the facilities and were totally happy for the week. Our family party of 17 were comfortably accommodated and the enormous kitchen made catering easy and eating, whether inside or outside, a pleasure. The house is completely isolated in the country(therefore safe) but this is no problem with morning croissants in l'Hermenault (2km), major supermarkets in Fontenay-le-Compte (10km), adventure parks and good walking at Mervent and Vouvant (10km).

A hightlight of our visit was a magnificent meal of prime rib plus trimmings , cooked by the friendly owner(make sure you ask for a seafood first course!). We recommend this property unreservedly although you really need a big party to enjoy the facilities to the full.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family home with charm

  • 4 of 5

Amazing! Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say it was simply a fantastic holiday from the minute we arrived to moment we left. The house is amazing and been really nicely done throughout, there was 20 of us in total but you wouldn't have known as the house is enormous. The kitchen is massive and really well equipped for foodies like myself. Then you get outside where we spent a lot of time and you are blown away with the breathtaking views and absolutely stunning infinity pool.

There were some great restaurants and the mervent forest which was near buy was immense.

I would highly recommend this property and will be booking there again in the future.

Very sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this location for various reasons. It is very easy to get back to the UK either by plane or car/boat, meaning we still get to see a lot of our families whether they come to visit us or the other way around. It is one of the sunniest regions in the whole of France so we definitely enjoy more of an outdoors life, especially with the beautiful coastline not far away and the interesting buzzy town of La Rochelle and of course all that Il de Re has to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 33 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Coussote at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 186 Miles Nearest Golf : La Rochelle at 33 Miles Nearest Train : Niort at 39 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A83 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Coussote at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : la Tranche sur mer at 35 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have access to a private lake within a few hundred metres walk of the house which has 30lb carp to be fished if arranged prior.


There are miles of coastline boasting many beautiful beaches, whether they be buzzing and close to all facilities or quiet and secluded, roughly 37 miles distance. There are also the beautiful cities of La Rochelle and Les Sables d'Olonne on the coast which deserve a visit. The desirable destination of Il de Re is also closeby, and has lots to offer (shopping, thalassotherapy spas, restuarants, boat trips).


Nantes, Poitiers and La Rochelle airports all roughly an hour away. Car hire would be recommended, available at the airports.


3 km to L'Hermenault which has all local amenities.

Vouvant and Mervent 10 kms

Fontenay le Comte 14 kms

Further Details:

Mervent has many attractions, adventure park Pierre-Brun, Zip-wire park, kayaking, canoeing, pedaloes and boating, zoo, mountain biking and many beautiful walks.

Vouvant is listed in the top 10 most beautiful villages in France and well worth a visit. There are many art galleries there to visit as well as an incredible church.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring bank holiday half term
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Peak season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Get up and go end of stay clean. £150
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% booking deposit taken at time of reservation
The balance payment is due 14 weeks before the arrival date.
A refundable damages deposit of 500 pounds is required in cash on arrival.
Please ensure that the house is left in a clean and tidy state as you found it.

Changeover Day:
friday arrivals at 4.00 pm and departures at 10.00 am.
This really helps to avoid the traffic for you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The infinity pool has made all the difference to our house making it easy to entertain all ages. It is the perfect house for large numbers and we are always entertaining as it feels so great to have a 'house-full' with all the space and bedrooms available. We fell in love with these fallen down barns because of the stunning views across the country side.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 500 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house has 9 bedrooms with six bathrooms, three of which are en-suite. This house has facilities needed for young children such as cots, highchairs and baths with anti-slip mats. The house is full of rustic charm and ideal for large numbers. The living areas feature rooms which are spacious and very accommodating with a piano and all modcons, such as dishwasher, washing machine and a range cooker. There are seven double bedrooms and two bedrooms with four single beds in each. The house is simply stunning as you can see from the photos and there's something for everyone as there is the lounge with the large flat screen and plenty of sofas to relax, the pool table for some healthy competitions, the garden for football and cricket (mind the windows with those sixes please!) the infinity pool and sun loungers, the massive kitchen diner, the trampoline and Wendy house area for the little ones, the hammocks for hanging around in the list goes on and on and on! Outside: The house is situated on the edge of a village, on top of a hill which allows you to celebrate the glorious rolling countryside of the vendee. There is a bar nearby that serves classic french cuisine. The house leads out to a 100m2 decked viewing area over the infinity pool 10 x 5 with 3 x 4 steps leading to main pool, ideal for those little ones to play on. To keep the children occupied in the garden, a trampoline and a treehouse with a swing.

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