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A Delightful Restored Detached Vendeen Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Maillezais, Nr. Fontenay le Comte, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Country Side Location, In The Famous Venise Verte (Green Venice), 45 Mins To Beaches & La Rochelle

A delightful restored detached Vendeen cottage situated a mile from the historic village of Maillezais. In the heart one of France's hidden jewels, a wetland reserve known as the 'Venise Verte' (Green Venice). Cut through ancient marshlands and meandering through canopies of overhanging willow, beech and poplar, this magical network of canals and rivers simply enchants. You can take boat trips, rent bicycles or walk along the canal paths and over the seemingly endless picturesque bridges from villages that seem to have changed little this century. The house has two spacious open plan bedrooms, and will sleep six. There is a double bed in each room, and two single beds that can be moved as needed between rooms.

Danny Roman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Danny Roman

Hello, thank you for looking at our cottage.

The property is jointly owned by 3 friends that met at school (too many moons ago to care to mention) with a passion for France and French culture.

We have tried to restore the cottage to reflect these values. We hope you consider visiting and experiencing this beautiful part of France.

We are very grateful that we constantly receive great feedback from visitors noting how they have enjoyed the house and environs. We have included comments here, all taken from our visitors book, These and many more can been seen on our own website.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Joe, Danny and Peter

Danny Roman purchased this cottage in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a happy time we had at La Barche with glorious weather. We have enjoyed exploring around this beautiful area of France. September 2012.

Lovely house, beautiful peaceful surroundings. The cottage has been renovated beautifully and had everything we needed. A super holiday... to be recommended. August 2012

The cottage was in the middle of the countryside and was lovely and peacefully. The housekeepers who looked after the property were very helpful, they were there if we needed them, but left us alone during the stay. We loved the cottage, it was old fashioned but prefect, just what we hoped for. A roaring fire in the lounge and a wood burner in the large kitchen. May 2012
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Maillezais in Vendée

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and a comfortable single guest bed Bedroom 2 with a double bed and a comfortable single guest bed Baby Cot also available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Outside: Large enclosed garden, patio furniture, BBQ available. Other: Parking area, garden equipment, deck chairs, various garden toys.


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A Delightful Restored Detached Vendeen Cottage
average rating of 2.0 based on 2 reviews

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Nous avons passé un séjour agréable.

L' accueil était chaleureux.

Cependant, selon nous, et au regard des précédentes locations qui nous avons réalisées, les équipements (cuisines et sanitaires), finitions et qualités des dépendances n'étaient pas à la hauteur du prix hebdomadaire.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


45 mins drive to great family beaches (La Tranche-sur-Mer, La Faute-sur-Mer, Les Conches).



La Rochelle (45 mins by car)

Nantes (1hr by car)

Poitiers (75 mins by car)


St Malo (approx. 3-4hrs)

Cherbourg, Roscoff, Le Harve (approx. 5hrs)


Local village (Maillezais) 2km

Spar in Maillezais

Hypermarkets (Fontenay le-Comte, 15 kms)

Further Details:

Maillezias (local village)

The Abbey at Maillezais a ruin now, yet amazingly much remains of the structure. The Abbey was an important place, established in the 11 century, it also was the home for a while to the infamous Rabelais. Chants are blasted from hidden speakers to add to the authenticity as actors dressed in habits roam around and provide guides as you journey through the ruins.

Le Syndicat d'Initiative (Tourist Office) English is spoken; access to current events, including local festivals, local village market days, religious services, they can even make bookings for you.

Promenade en Barque Taking a boat trip in the Venise Verte. Another must, these trips are either accompanied or not. Many of the local villages offer such excursions, the one in Maillezais takes you around the boundary of the ruined Abbey - allow 2-3 hours.

Towns of Interest

Niort Fine Norman castle- restaurants- excellent food market (Saturday mornings).

La Rochelle Picturesque medieval port and City walls; great fish restaurants, good shopping, museums, biggest aquarium in Europe, cinemas (English speaking), water sports.

Vouvant award winning ‘most beautiful villages' in France.

Cognac take a tour of one of the many Cognac distilleries.

Tourist Activities

Venise Verte Circuit Touristique Route Road route through the Venise Verte, fully signed. We suggest that you start from Le Mazeau (about 5 mins in the car).

Forest of Mervent great for picnics, has a meandering river and reservoir for water sports (swimming, sailing, windsurfing)

Zoo at Mervent


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Maillezais, Vendee

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.84

Changeover Day:
Flexible! Please plan to arrive after 4pm, and depart by 10am.

Please let us know if you expect to arrive late.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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