|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Old Garlands is a delightful gite, recently renovated to a high standard set in the two acre garden of the owner's home, where there is a 10m x 5m salt-water swimming pool, a hard tennis court and plenty of room for children to play - or perfect for you to lounge around on a comfy sunbed, catching up on all that reading!
There are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and access to separate bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC. The second bedroom has two single beds.....this room has en-suite shower, washbasin and WC.
The property has two large salons with extremely generous sofas, free Wi-fi access, TV/DVD, dining table, well stocked bookcase and large wood-burning stove.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and the various bits and pieces you would hope to find. A true "Home from Home"
All linen and towels for indoor use are supplied by the owner (please bring your own towels for poolside use)
Situated on the edge of the traditional French village of La Caillere Saint Hilaire amidst rolling countryside, we are located within easy reach of main attractions and larger towns. For those wanting to immerse themselves in the French way of life a popular bar is located nearby. Our two recently renovated spacious period gites both retain plenty of character with stone walls and wonderful exposed beams throughout. Superbly equipped with everything needed for a memorable holiday including uk digital TV. The properties can be rented independently or together for larger groups or two families holidaying together. There is a 10m x 5m swimming pool and a tennis court set in private enclosed gardens. There is plenty of space for children to play and of course, our two friendly labradors are always keen to play! They are very safe with children of all ages. Our 2 gites are available all year round with heating and wood burners for the more chilly nights. A perfect location for Christmas!
Richard & Sue own La Treille. Having lived in the South East of England all our lives, we were looking for a slower pace of life in a more rural setting.
We looked at many properties over a number of years before we visited "La Treille" and we were blown away with the stunning setting. So many of our guests have come back to stay for three to four years in succession as they have found the setting to be so peaceful.
Richard Mayle purchased this cottage in 2010
La Caillere is located in the Southern area of the Vendee, an area of rolling countryside dotted with lakes and forests. Our home is at the edge of a village in a semi-rural location. Plenty of things to do and see for the more active, but peaceful and relaxing if that is what you prefer. We are lucky enough to own a fabulous period property (dating back to Napoleonic times) with huge character and a superb two and a half acre garden. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine! Access from the UK is easy, with regular flights from several UK airports to Nantes (1 hour), La Rochelle (1 hour) and Poitiers (90 minutes). Driving is easy too, (much easier than in the UK) with ferry crossings to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Harve, Dieppe, Calais and don't forget the Euro Tunnel.
Whilst viewing potential properties to buy over a number of years, we were struck by the poor accommodation offered by many of the holiday cottages/gites.
We looked at providing holiday accommodation that we would be happy to stay in ourselves and this has resulted in two gites of a very high quality and standard.
We have had many guests that return year after year. Most tend to book within a week or two of leaving us!
Changeover days are Saturdays however, flexible out of peak season. Arrival at the property should be after 4 pm and departure by 10.30 am please
Notes on prices:
The property does not have weekend tariffs
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion
A welcome pack can be made available on arrival - larder basics + a few treats. Let us know what you need and we will buy for you and you can reimburse us on arrival please. Owner lives in separate adjacent house. Available to help if necessary - also to keep garden in shape.
On departure from your holiday, the gite must be left in the same condition as it was handed over to you. Food should be removed from fridge/freezer etc and the property cleaned and hoovered, with oven, dishwasher and washing machine all left clean and empty. Bathrooms should be left clean and tidy. Bedding to be left on the beds and towels in the bathrooms please.
All rubbish should be removed and placed in the bins on the roadside outside our gate and all recycling should be taken to the recycling point 200 metres up the road.
Should the gite not be left as found, a cleaning charge of £40 will be levied and taken from the security deposit
Clients to take out their own travel insurance policy giving full personal liability cover for all members of the party.(under French law this is not covered by the property owners insurance)
We stayed at Old Garlands with our 2 young children. The gite has been recently renovated to a very high standard, with solid wood floors, fully equipped kitchen and great shower! The living area was really comfortable and there is a table outside for al fresco dinning. The gardens are lovely and the whole place was really relaxing. The kids and adults loved the pool on those hot balmy days! All in all a very relaxing stay and I'm sure we will be back. Thanks Richard and Sue and Barney and Rubble the dogs !!
My husband and I stayed here for a week and had a brilliant time. We both work long hours and so it was great to get away for a week. It was so quiet there and with the garden and the pool we spent the first few days just relaxing. Old Garlands was surprisingly big inside with 2 double en-suite bathrooms and was clean and well equipped with the internet and tv.
We had a warm welcome from Sue, Richard and their two dogs (who we loved!) and they were always happy to help with ideas of places to go and see. With the Mervin forest and beach within a short drive we didn't get bored and will definitely be going back soon!
Great for relaxing or being more active, highly recommend!