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Beautiful property in the heart of the stunning Mervent forest.



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Villa in Mervent Forest, near Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee, Pays de la Loire - Peaceful Location Surrounded By The Forest.

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.

Details for holiday home Sleeps 18 (8 Bedrooms), 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 5 Bathrooms

8 double bedrooms. Bespoke fully fitted oak kitchen. Open and airy living room with bespoke oak framed full length windows. All linen provided, Heated pool and stunning deck area.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 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 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

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 29, 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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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: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have lived in the Vendee for over 10 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.

Activity and Interests

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


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


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late summer
4 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Half term 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
JUNE 2017
12 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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • 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


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • 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.

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