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Farmhouse With Private Pool



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - A Great Area To Explore And Within Easy Reach Of 3 Villages

Our well appointed and equipped farmhouse is situated in a small hamlet and within easy reach of 3 villages, which offer bars, restaurants, boulangeries, convenient stores, chemists and banks. You’ll find several large supermarkets within 10 mins drive of the house. Places of interest for the whole family are within easy travelling distance and include, the Puy du Fou, Mervent Forest and you're not too far from the Vendee's glorious beaches. In the secure garden, there's a games room barn and an above ground pool for your private use. We can arrange bike hire for all the family, including adults and kid's bikes, tagalongs, child seats, baby trailers and bike carriers for your car, allowing you to go off and explore the Vendee on two wheels. We offer a baby-sitting service. During April, May, June, September and October we offer free bike hire with every booking for all the family, plus we also offer a discount on rental for 2 person occupancy, please email for details.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Owners: Angie and Rick

It has always been our dream to live in France and that dream was realised when we bought Green Shutters. We love France, the food, the laid back way of life, the scenery and, of course, the wine and have spent many years holidaying in France, usually renting gites. It's our holiday experiences that have helped us in putting together all the elements that we think make a great holiday - a clean and comfortable house, well equipped kitchen (as we love cooking!), a private pool and privacy within the grounds but not too far from the village boulangerie!

We look forward to welcoming you to Green Shutters and feel sure you'll have a memorable holiday in our comfortable farmhouse.

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Speaks English, French

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Angie and Rick were so accomadating especially as we booked last minute, even able to let us stay from Friday to Friday for which we were most grateful. The gite itself has been beautifully arranged and although only two of us felt so homely. We would definitely recommend couples to book you will not be disappointed. The house is well equipped for self catering and we enjoyed cooking a few meals when not eating out. Angie and Rick happily provided good local information and their recommendations for restaurants and places to visit were a bonus.

We particularly enjoyed the use of bikes as the area is perfect for exploring and the friendly village is a gentle 10 minutes ride away or a 20 minute walk.

The games barn and pool all add to a wonderful experience as does the very private decking area which stays in the sun all day and into the evening.

We will definitely return to Green Shutters and offer Angie and Rick our deepest thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your lovely comments. Our gite really lends itself to family group bookings and you have been our first couple to stay at Green Shutters, so great that you enjoyed your time with us! The bikes really have been popular with our families this year and great that it's such a short cycle (or easy walk) to the village, and the car can be left behind, particularly if wanting to eat in the various eateries and bars and enjoy a glass of wine or two! We can be flexible outside of high season with arrival / departure dates and also offer a discount for couples. It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you back at Green Shutters in the future. Thanks again, Angie & Rick
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

I visited green shutters with my wife and 2 kids. The house was very spacious and very clean. The bed rooms were lovely and the beds were very comfortable. The pool was very good and cleaned daily before we woke. We were a little nervous about privacy with it being a gite but It felt as we had the house and grounds to ourselves, we only seen the owners when we needed them. We hired some bikes one day and had a lovely ride round the local area, the roads were very quite and I felt my children were safe. Overall we had a lovely holiday. We would highly recommend green shutters you would not be disappointed with your visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Green Shutters and thank you for your lovely comments, it's very much appreciated! It's good to hear we've got the balance right with giving our guests their privacy but at the same time being there if they need us for anything.
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Great Holiday Gite in Vendee

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a glorious week at Green Shutters – grandparents, parents and 3 active boys – and cannot praise the gite more highly. The spacious rooms are beautifully furnished and well equipped; the garden was large enough for games of cricket and football, and the pool with its numerous inflatables was in constant use. The games barn saw many highly contested games of darts, table tennis and table football in the evenings.

There were plenty of places to visit, both pretty and interesting local villages and, further afield, La Rochelle and Les Sables D’Olonne.

All in all, we could not have wanted a better venue for our family holiday. Angie and Rik were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend the gite for a brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation and you certainly packed a lot into your week - including 2 birthdays to celebrate! It's great that the games room has proved popular with our guests and has been well used with many a dart, table tennis and table football tournament being held during their stay!
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Great villa in Vendee

  • 4 of 5

This is a super villa in immaculate condition, well-equipped and beautifully situated. We stayed as a family of five for a week and hired two top-notch bikes at bargain rates to cycle the countryside - very much to be recommended. Great games room, lovely garden, nice pool, superb house ... lots to do, but for us the weather was not great, and unfortunately you are not quite far enough South for sun to be guaranteed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Really glad you and your family enjoyed our gite, the outdoor space we offer, the pool and surrounding area, it's always great to hear and just a shame you didn't achieve perfection because of the weather. The bikes are proving popular with our guests and we're very lucky to have well sign posted cycle routes on our doorstep - the Vendee is very passionate about cycling!
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We couldn't have picked better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Green Shutters. The farmhouse is very spacious, including a very well-stocked kitchen, plenty of living space and four good-sized bedrooms. Linen, towels and equipment are all excellent quality. But as good as the house is, the garden was the showstopper. Enclosed and private, with plenty of grass for children to run about; a good size pool and a great, shaded decked area for eating out, with a bbq too. Nothing was too much trouble for Angie and Rick, bringing round extra fans when we had a heat wave, and even the neighbours popped round with supplies when they discovered we had a little baby. There's also plenty to do with our without children within an hour or so of the farmhouse, whether you want seaside, countryside, quaint villages, or theme parks. We can't recommend this gite highly enough. Thanks so much.

Damian & Julia (and two young children)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and really glad you enjoyed your holiday at Green Shutters! It's very pleasing and important to us that our guests are enjoying the farmhouse, pool, garden and surrounding area - we know how precious holidays are!
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Lovely family gite

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped,well described gite - the photos matched with the reality. We were the first guests of the season and everything was pristine. The property is laid out in such a way upstairs (two sections each with 2 bedrooms) that it lends itself to 2 families. The beds were extremely comfortable -not something we have always encountered! Angie and Rick live on site and were always willing to put themselves out for anything we wanted. The garden, with its pool and games room (and space!) make it unnecessary to venture very far but trips to the coast at La Rochelle and Les Sables d'Olonne were very worthwhile and for a really peaceful afternoon we found Le Parc Oriental at Maulevrier (just SE of Cholet) a good choice. Friends have seen the photos since we returned home and are making noises about maybe booking for themselves at some time - what better recommendation?!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, Janet, it was great to meet you and your family. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and the area - there are so many things to do and see in the Vendee and adjoining departments. It would be great to welcome your friends in the future! Take care and many thanks, Angie & Rick.
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Want to get out and explore the Vendee on two wheels? We can supply cycle hire for all the family - we have a range of frame sizes for adults, children's bikes, child seats, tag-alongs and baby buggy trailers for infants from 8 months - all bikes and equipment are well maintained. We also hire car cycle carries, which take 3 bikes and fit most hatchback and estate cars. We can recommend cycle routes for all levels!


We're within easy reach of beaches and would definitely recommend a trip to Les Sables d’Olonne, just a 1 hour 15 mins drive from the house. It offers a great family day out with its beach, zoo, fishing port and world famous marina, home to the Vendee Globe the world’s most prestigious single handed around the world yacht race held every 4 years; departing November and returning in January. As well as enjoying the sandy beach, there are numerous restaurants along the beach front and marina.


Driving distances and times from Ferry Terminals and Airports to Green Shutters:

St Malo Ferry Terminal: approx 172 miles/278 km - 3 hours

Caen Ferry Terminal: approx 239 miles/385 km - 3 hours 45

La Rochelle Airport: approx 46 miles/75 km - 1 hour 20

Nantes Airport: approx 62 miles/100 km - 1 hour 15

Poitiers Airport: approx. 88 miles/142 km - 1 hour 30

Please note that distances and timings are approximate and will depend on what route you take and whether you take the toll roads.


Our nearest village, Mouilleron en Pareds is 2.7 km from Green Shutters and we are also situated very close to the villages of Bazoges en Pareds and La Calliere-Saint-Hilaire. The Mervent Forest offers something for all the family and is only a 30 minute drive from Green Shutters. The Puy du Fou, an historical theme park and the Vendee's world class attraction, can be reached by car in 40 mins! There's lots to do in the Vendee!

Further Details:

In the village of Mouilleron en Pareds, where you will find not only the ‘Musee National Des Deux Victoir’ but also a boulangerie, convenience store, bar and tabac, restaurants, pharmacy, bank and tourist information office. Mouilleron en Pareds is the birth place of 2 war heroes; Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister during the later part of WW1 who was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles and Marshal Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny who participated in the liberation of France with Allied Forces in 1945 – the war heroes are celebrated in the village in the ‘Musee National Des Deux Victoir’. Near by is the the village of Bazoges-en-Pareds (8 mins by car) where ‘Le Donjon’, a medieval castle keep, built during the 100 Years War, dominates this village and offers spectacular views of the medieval gardens and surrounding countryside. You’ll also find Auberge Donjon, boulangerie and newsagent/convenient store. All seafood lovers must visit La Rochelle (1 hour 20 mins) - it's one of France's loveliest coastal towns, which has a bustling port and lively restaurants and is connected by a 3 km toll bridge to the beautiful Il de Re, which is famous for its white-washed houses, beaches, cycle routes, oyster beds and the harvesting of salt.

Fontenay-le-Comte, the city of art and history, is the largest town to Green Shutters and only a 35 min drive. Famous for its 15th and 16th century Renaissance façades and medieval castle ruins it's full of history and well worth a visit.

Other places of interest and activities the Vendee can offer, to name but a few: Châteaux and churches, museums and galleries, historic heritage, water parks, entertainment, gardens and zoos, wildlife, nature, markets, canoeing, fishing, golf, swimming, horse riding, cycle routes for all the family to enjoy and night-life!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please contact us direct and we will confirm availability and payment terms and send you a booking form for completion.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. Arrival is from 4.00 pm onwards and departure is before 10.00 am on your last day.

We can, however, offer more flexibility for shorter breaks outside of peak season. Please contact us with your request.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, not per person. The price includes bed linens and bath towels, but please provide your own pool/beach towels. Prices are £ sterling but if paying in Euros an exchange rate will be calculated on the day of your booking - please ask when booking. Extras e.g., baby-sitting and bike hire, must be paid on-site to the owners in Euros. Special Offer: during April, May, June, Sept and Oct we offer a discount and free bike hire for 2 person occupancy - please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We hope the extras we offer help us to stand out from other gite rentals, with cycle hire for all the family and a baby-sitting service!

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower attachment
  • 1st Floor - Bathroom with WC, sink and bath with shower attachment Ground Floor - Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and sink


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double room Bedroom 2 - double room Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds Bedroom 4 - bunk bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We, Rick and Angie, the owners live discretely on site and will be on-hand to welcome you and assist with any enquiries regarding the house and local area. The pool is available from May to end of September. Unfortunately, we don't accept pets. We operate a strictly no-smoking policy in the house. Outside: In the secure and private garden you will have exclusive use of the pool (4.75m x 9.14m). There's plenty of outside furniture to make the most of the Vendee's sunny weather, including: 8 x sunbeds, sun umbrellas, a decking veranda with table and chairs for al fresco dining, BBQ, games room barn, with table tennis, table football and darts. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment. A hair-dryer is available at the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided free of charge and can be changed during your stay for a charge. The property will be clean on your arrival. Other: The dining room is just off of the kitchen and seats 8 around the dining table.

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