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Stylish Open Plan Property With Shared Pool & Extensive Private Grounds



Updated: 28-Aug-2016
Apartment in Vouvant, Vendee, Pays De La Loire, France - Peaceful Village Location, Easy Access To Shops, Bars & Restaurants

La Bergerie located within Le Monastère is a conversion of a former convent, set within its own 7 acres of grounds bounded by Vouvant’s fortified ramparts and river, with private fishing and boating.

The property set within the private landscaped grounds has it’s own garden and fishing boat. It also provides many facilities including a large shared outdoor heated pool, satellite television, secure parking, laundry room, and an entry com system.

The grounds have been designed to provide secluded areas for picnics and barbeques, and peaceful hideaways to allow you to enjoy the tranquility. Providing the opportunity for leisurely walks and peaceful contemplation in a natural setting surrounded by evidence of the village’s fascinating history.

The front of the monastery overlooks the Romanesque church and village square, round the corner from the village shops, which include a boulangerie (for the daily baguette), a grocer, gift shops, cafés and restaurants, all the shops you would expect in a lively French village. The village is also a center for art, with working ateliers and a calendar of cultural events.

Slightly further afield, within 10-15mins drive, are all the amenities of typical French market towns (supermarkets, banks). The village and area offer access to many outdoor sports including tennis, horse riding, boating, walking, kayaking, cycling, and paragliding.

The region boasts the highest number of sunshine hours on the Atlantic coast and a wide range of attractions: quaint villages, chic resorts, medieval architecture, ancient forests, sandy beaches, walking, cycling, golf, markets, regional cuisine and vineyards.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had a thoroughly relaxing family holiday. We had a great balance of relaxing by the pool, going out on the boat, walking to the village for a drink and meals and some lovely days out. Had a great day at the adventure park up the road and Ile de Re is definitely worth a visit. We fell in love with it as we did Vouvant. The house had everything to make it a really great holiday. We all felt sad leaving your French house but looking forward to coming back again.

From The Fathers family - Katie, Joe, Josh and Ollie
Mar 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a super holiday, the property is well equipped with everything you could need. It is in the heart of the village and an ideal base to explore the local area or simply laze by the pool. we enjoyed having a separate garden that we were able to BBQ in. We would definitely love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fab holiday

  • 4 of 5

very pretty cottage in a large complex, spacious well equipped and clean, fabulous shared pool, nice local walks and close to village. beautiful area. thoroughly enjoyed my holiday and would recommend to anyone. :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to stay. I completely fell in love with the house, the village and this fantastic area of France to go off and explore for days out.

This house is a beautiful French, home from home. The facilties at the house are excellent with everything you need to have a relaxing break.

The village has several nice places to eat and drink, all which made us very welcome and I will miss the daily visit to the bakery. I look forward to visiting again - soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This holiday home IS a home from home, with all you will need supplied. The apartment is clean and well equipped and has been converted and furnished tastefully. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. It was much larger than we were expecting from the photos. Having two bathrooms when travelling with teenage girls was a real bonus!!

The pool is gorgeous, quiet and a tranquil place to relax with your family with amazing views across the river. The grounds are amazing and so quiet and peaceful.

Vouvant is a lovely historic town that has a good selection of restaurants and shops which are a short walk away. A huge supermarket is only a short drive away.

There is so much to do in the surrounding area whether you want to go five miles or fifty there is plenty for everyone from young to old.

We would really love to return again to the apartment to explore the area further. So definitely book this apartment but please not when we want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

I purchased the property with my two sisters in 2010, having spent many happy summers in France as children we wanted a holiday home for all the family in a quintessential French village that was easy to get too by plane or car. We fell in love with Vouvant the second we drove into the village, a picturesque French village with ooldes of charm and character.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport at 68 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St-Malo, France at 310 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Tranche-sur-Mer at 74 Kilometres Car: recommended

Vouvant is a beautiful village in the Vendee department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

A small medieval village nestled between La Chataigneraie and Fontenay-le-Comte Vouvant is the South Vendee’s self-appointed member of the prettiest village in France club.

It’s truly a beautiful place, the centre of the village is dominated by the 11th Century church, the Melusine Tower and ramparts overlook a wide bend in the languorous river Mere and the charmingly narrow streets house a plethora of artists studios.

The fortified village of Vouvant nestles neatly into the rambling countryside at the north end of the Mervent-Vouvant forest.

The River Mere has been dammed just below Vouvant by a small modern structure and lower down stream at the Pierre Brune Barrage. These turns the small river into a lake and with the old ramparts it make a most attractive setting.

The narrow streets and picturesque stone houses with painted shutters and flowers growing out of the roadside and in pots make this an idyllic village to just stroll around or sit at one of the bars or cafes and just take in its splendour. For those who wish for longer walks there are well marked trails, details can be had at the Tourist office on the edge of the Ramparts.

The castle of Vouvant of which only the ramparts and the tower remain is the subject of the legend of Melusine.


The region is renowned for its coastline, from the family-oriented Les Sables d’Olonne in the north to La Rochelle in the south - one of the most attractive seaside towns in France. To the west of La Rochelle lies the Ile de Ré, a charming offshore island dotted with quaint villages and beautiful beaches. The coast is within 60 mins drive of Vouvant.


Airports at La Rochelle, Poitiers and Nantes – all approximately 1 hour (car hire available). There are good auto-route links from the ferry ports of St Malo 3.5hrs. Caen 4hrs. Cherbourg 4.5hrs and Calais 6.5hrs.


The property is located in the heart of the village with easy access to shops, bars, restaurants and a mini market. Larger shops, supermarkets and banks are a short drive away at La Chataigneraie -10min drive and Fontenay-le-Comte 15mins drive. The world famous Puy de Fou leisure / theme park is approx. 45 mins drive.

Prices and Availability

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover typically Saturday; however, short stays/non-standard periods will be considered on request. Departure by 10am. Arrival between 3pm and 6pm – alternative times must be arranged by prior agreement

Prices shown are per week (in UK pounds) and based on 4 adults sharing two bedrooms. There will be a small surcharge for a fifth person sharing the second bedroom.

We are unable to accept bookings from parties with children under the age of 18 for the period 05 July - 30 August.

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Updated: 28-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms En suite Bathrooms with shower, hand basin, WC in both bedrooms. Towels provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 similar size with 1 x 4ft bed and 1 x single bed Hairdryers and linen provided. Please note the property is open plan, the bedrooms overlook the kitchen area and are not enclosed.


  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Property not suitable for young children. Adults only. No pets and no smoking. Please note the property is open plan, the bedrooms overlook the kitchen area and are not enclosed.

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