|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Sleeps 6/7 plus a cot. Grandmere's has 2 bedrooms upstairs a large double and a twin. We are happy to include additional beds for smaller children if needed ...as the downstairs is very spacious.
The sitting room has 3 sofas, one of which is a sofabed aswell as 2 armchairs.
The kitchen is large and has access to the front terrace shown in the pictures and also a rear terrace.
The bathroom is downstairs as is the cloakroom giving the gite an extra toilet.
The front terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy the evening sunset with a glass or two of wine!
The large garden has numerous sitting areas ...so feel free to try different venues for sun or shade.
The garden has children's swings and of course an 8 by 4 metre heated swimming pool shared with the house and Le Jardin.
Set in almost an acre of garden, we have 2 gites with a heated pool and terrace.Ideal for 2 family holiday ...lots of space... but equally totally safe for small children. We are 2 kilometres out of the village which has a small shop, boulangerie and a very good child friendly restaurant ..which also does " take away food " The town of La Chataigneraie is only 10 minutes away and has 3 supermarkets.
After busy working lives in the UK Jane and Ian " retired " to France ...we love the quiet pace of French life ....and hope to offer and share that experience with our gite guests.
Our house is part of Le Pinier, and as the garden and grounds are almost an acre, there is plenty of space for us all. In fact the gites are a brilliant way for 2 families wanting a holiday together and yet maintaining their own space too!
The best of both worlds!
JANE GAWN purchased this cottage in 2008
We were attracted to this part of the Vendee after staying at the coast and passing through the Mervent Forest on our way back to the ferry. Once found, we were totally sold...and came looking for a house and gites in the region of Vouvant ... and here we are 7 years on ...and about to embark on our 6th season!... but for the 1st time with Owners Direct.
We are just 15 minutes from Vouvant and the Mervent Forest and only an hour and a quarter from the coast ...and we are still finding different lovely beaches ...only last week we found some super ones at Jard sur Mer.
We are just 5 minutes in the car from our village...
We are very rural... and no apologises for that... wonderful views and total tranquility ...and the Vendee cycle routes start at the bottom of our lane.
I am a very keen cyclist ...and always happy to advise on routes .... and always happy to accompany you locally on the cycle routes and in the Mervent Forest.
We offer a meal on arrival ...we have found it is a wonderful way for us all to meet ...all we ask in return is a donation to a local charity we support.
Happy to discuss the rate for smaller groups of people .....!!
My husband and I decided to move from the South of France to the West for the last 4 days of our holiday due to bad weather, and it was the right decision! Jane and Ian were very welcoming upon our arrival and were very helpful. The house is very spacious but also very cosy with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed! Great heated pool which we went in every day. They also cooked us a lovely meal one evening (in aid of a local charity), so anyone who stays there then take up the offer it's wonderful! The area is very tranquil and as we both work hard in the UK in London, this is exactly what were looking for. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby and there is a lovely restaurant and cafe in the town.
Jane and Ian also respected our privacy so we didn't feel awkward at all. I would definately recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting the area!
We arrived later than planned after travelling through the tunnel and then driving through france. The welcome we received was very warm and friendly by both Jane and the other guests. We soon settled in and enjoyed a very relaxing week in a perfect gite for us and our two dogs.
We ventured out to Mervent forest where the dog walks are superb and the lake ideal for a cool swim ( dogs).
We relaxed in the garden and made good use of the recliners and the pool.
Jane made our stay so easy having provided a welcome pack and a meal. We had all the tourist information on hand and enjoyed exploring
We will be back to enjoy the hospitality again
Thank you Jane and send our love to Murphy.
Phil, Ali, Sam and Kim
We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week in delightful surroundings at Ian and Jane’s wonderful home. Ian and Jane are very welcoming and informative. Everything you need for a good holiday is there ready and waiting – for families the pool worked especially well with lots of pool toys and inflatables, a barn with table tennis and table football and a large garden for boules and football. My daughter was pleased to encounter baby hedgehogs as the explored the area (and offered tasty snails and slugs by her – which they tucked into quite happily with us watching). the Gite is located within reasonable distance of Ile de Ré and Puy De fou and other amenities. The accommodation has everything you need to cook meals and generally stay at the house all day – we alternated between day trips and stay at the house days, which worked well. The local restaurant is fabulous and well worth visiting. We had a lovely stay all credit to Jane and Ian.