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Beautiful 8 bedroom property 150 mrs from river sports and restaurent/bar

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A great house to enjoy large groups with plenty do right on your doorstep, a real hidden gem, highly recommended.

A superb holiday home with large heated pool and nestled in its own woodland within in the forest of Mervent. This fantastic property has been recently built so you will be benefiting from completely new furnishings, this property offers 8 good sized bedrooms.

The house is a mixture of traditional timber frame and beautiful oak frame glazed panels which benefit from glorious views over the forest and river. The Mervent river is just 200 mtrs away and there you will find a bar/restaurant with boating and water sports to hire.


Property Manager
Matt and Emily Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Matt and Emily Clark

We moved here over 12 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 and our other properties whilst building up a successful activity holiday company with celebrity chefs cookery courses and yoga retreats and now enjoy a wonderful family life with our four children. Our main ethos is that we want people to come and have a great time so they can relax and enjoy all we can offer.

Matt and Emily Clark purchased this house in 2011

Why Matt and Emily Clark chose Mervent

We have lived in the Vendee for over 12 years and this is one of our properties that we rent out for holiday lets.

We rent this property out because of the stunning location and the house really compliments that. We love the French way of life and the easy going lifestyle and hope that you will enjoy this also.

What makes this house unique

An absolutely fantastic holiday home with really good activities on your doorstep.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mervent in Vendee

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outside: The house is set up in the hills of the picturesque village of Mervent, in the heart of the largest forest in the area. The secluded garden has its own woodland. Also a beautiful large decked area heated pool. Mervent has some great activities right on the doorstep of our property including boating,kayaking,sailing,pedelos,activity parks, mountain biking, walking,rambling,climbing the list goes on.... Also a great restaurant/bar is 150mtrs away from the property on the rivers edge. Enjoy!!!

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Beautiful 8 bedroom property 150 mrs from river sports and restaurent/bar
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

A really good place for our families, well equipped, great pool, great activities on the door step. Will be back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great airy and light house

  • 5 of 5

We were very surprised with this gem of a property, its cut into a hill and right at the bottom of the garden across the road is the river and more importantly the bar!! We went down for drinks most nights and then back up to the house for bbq's and more pool time. Everything for us was just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had such a good time here.

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed here there was a lot to do locally with the river sports and challenges we could set ourselves within the forest. Matt came and cooked for us which was a fantastic 3 course meal. We will be back soon and thanks for the experience!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time at this property and an exceptional break was had by all. The pool was throughly enjoyed with the great weather by everyone and got a lot of use. Some great local restaurants and plenty to do in the forest. We will be back next year for sure. Many thanks to Matt and Em from vendeeholiday.co.uk who were always on hand and extremely professional from the first enquiry.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great break!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed exploring the area. The pool is great and the kids really enjoyed it. We were 8 adults and 8 children and there was ample space. Just a pity about all the rain :(

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay and would love to welcome you back sometime. Thanks vendeeholiday.co.uk
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5

Fantastic house in great location next to river.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time and would highly recommend this property. The house is lovely and the pool area is superb. We went down to the bar each night for aperitifs which is basically at the end of the garden then be back for bbq's by the pool. We have rebooked for next year 10/10.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
La Rochellle
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Au fil de l'eau
Nearest Ferry
188 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Niort
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Niort
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A83 7.1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Au Fil De l'eau
Nearest Beach
46 Miles
La Tranche
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The area around the house is ideal for outdoor holidays, with miles of walking, cycling and horse riding trails. The lake is suitable for most water sports.

Coast/Beach:

The famous beautiful sandy beaches of the Vendee are under an hours drive away.

Travel:

La Rochelle airport is 45 minutes away; Poitiers and Nantes airport are all just over an hour. Car hire would be recommended, available at the airports. Channel ports are all within an easy drive: 4 hours to the western ports, 7 to Calais.

Distances:

Vouvant, a Les "Beaux Villages de France", 5 minutes.

Fontenay-le-Comte, 10 minutes

Puy du Fou, 45 minutes

Nieul sur l'autise / Maillezais abbeys 15 minutes

Further Details:

Mervent is an old French village (evidence of an iron age settlement was recently found in the village), but it is certainly not stuck in the past. Set in the heart of the Mervent-Vouvant forest, the biggest forest in the Vendee, you are at the heart of a modern outdoor life. Walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing are all right on your doorstep.

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.

And 40 minutes away you’ll find the beautiful city of la Rochelle, the miles of sandy beaches the Vendee is famous for, Puy du Fou - the biggest theme park in France, and arguably the best (some say the best in the world) - Euroscope France’s unique look into the future, Nantes the city regularly voted France’s favourite place to live. Elsewhere as you explore the area you’ll find a haven of treasures just waiting to be explored where the pace of is the France you expect surrounded by beautiful countryside, sleepy hamlets and small Romanesque churches.

From Sables d’Olonnes, the Vendée globe takes place every four years and is above all human adventure, with the competitors sailing single handed round-the-world. The record was broken again in 2013 - all eyes will now be on the next race starting in 2016.

And all with 280 days of sunshine a year - second only to the Mediterranean coast in France!

Forgot to mention: 3 international airports an hour away with flights reaching across the UK and beyond.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mervent, Vendee

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£750
for 1 night
From
£750
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 2 nights
From
£1,000
£2,850
 
 
May Bank holidays
28 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 1 night
From
£1,100
 
 
peak 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,950
for 7 nights
£4,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 1 night
From
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% booking deposit taken at time of reservation
The balance payment is due 12 weeks before the arrival date.
A refundable damages deposit of 500 pounds is required by transfer before arrival.
Please ensure that the house is left in a clean and tidy state as you found it.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrivals at 4.00 pm and departures at 10.00 am

Notes on prices:
25% booking deposit taken at time of reservation
The balance payment is due 12 weeks before the arrival date.
A refundable damages deposit of 500 pounds is required as a transfer before arrival.
Please ensure that the house is left in a clean and tidy state as you found it, Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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