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This Lovely Detached Holiday Home with heated pool, 3 bedrooms, sleeps six

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Apremont, Aizenay, Vendee, Pays De La Loire, France - The House Nestles In The Picturesque Village Of Apremont With Its Own Lake, Sandy Beach & Play Area

This lovely detached holiday home has one double and two twin-bedded rooms and is set in a large and mature private garden complete with a 8x4mtr "heated" swimming pool, for your use only.

The house nestles in the picturesque village of Apremont with its own lake, sandy beach and play area.

Sleeping 6 Maison Blanc features one double and two twin-bedded rooms – two with fitted wardrobes. In addition, there are also a cot and high chair.

The tiled lounge has a new leather 3-piece suite with recliners, uk sky satellite television, DVD and CD/radio with mp3 I-pod dock, Wi-Fi available.

A separate dining area seats eight. There is a second seating area in the beautiful light and airy sun lounge, leading to the decked patio.

It has a new modern fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, microwave, 5 ring gas hob, oven & large fridge, plus a large & small fridge (for all your drinks) and washing machine in the utility.

There is a new tiled bathroom with toilet, washbasin, walk-in shower and a second separate toilet.

The private heated 8x4mtr swimming pool is not shared and is set in the large enclosed mature gardens. The pool has integral steps leading into the shallow end - ideal for children. There is a south-facing sunny decked area (a real sun trap) surrounded by colourful shrubs and flowers, ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, eating with friends, and sipping your delightful French wine as the sun goes down. We have a barbecue, table, chairs and parasol. The terrace has outside lighting for you to enjoy night time barbecuing and the pool, if you fancy a swim at night.

There is off road parking for up to 4 cars, the house and heated pool are for your use only.

On the edge of Apremont, but only a short walk from the centre.

The village of Apremont lies in the Vendee region of France, which benefits from the Gulf Stream microclimate, with generally warm temperatures in Spring and Autumn, and hot and sunny summers.

The sea side town of St Gilles Croix-de-Vie with it's good restaurants and safe long fine sandy beach, is only 20 minutes away.

La Roche-sur-Yon is the nearest large town. La Rochelle and its fine restaurants & smart shops are just over the hour.

A delightful family property with lots of space. No hidden extras, rates include: Wi-Fi and internet access, UK Sky TV, bed linen, pool heating and all services.

More Details

Owner
Paul Hargreaves
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Paul Hargreaves

I live in England with my wife, 2 children and 2 grand children. My wife and I both work, but spend most of our holidays in France, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

Paul Hargreaves purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul Hargreaves chose Apremont

We love Apremont and the Vendee because of the fantastic facilities in the area. There are some beautiful beaches and the marina boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here.

We love the combination of peaceful, unspoiled countryside alongside miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches. It's the perfect place to relax, but we also like being able to dip into the more 'touristy' areas when the fancy takes us

The villa is where we spend most of our holidays so is furnished and equipped to a very high standard

The area is easily accessible with Nantes airport less than an hours drive away.

What makes this villa unique

Maison Blanc lies some 20 minutes from the coast and there are a number of small resorts offering good beaches, shops, restaurants and outdoor pursuits for children.

The gardens are well kept and include a swimmimg pool to cool off during hot afternoons.

The rural location offers peace and quiet and is close to a small charming village with a bar and restaurant.

We would recommend the holiday home to both couples and families looking for a coastal retreat.

Sailing, fishing, canoeing, horse riding and go-carting are all available locally. It is only a short walk from the villa down to the River Vie which also provides great fishing and cycling, with picnic areas and the local wine trail clearly signposted.

We provide bedding so you can travel light and make the most of your.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our break here. The booking process was easy and the instructions and information issued by Paul covered everything. The house is exactly as the photos with a lovely modern kitchen and bathroom. It was very well equipped for a self-catering holiday. The pool was lovely and well used as was the patio dining table. The large garden is private and the sun room was perfect for relaxing and reading. The house itself stayed cool despite the warm weather outside. The "welcome pack" of wine, French bread and fresh milk was a nice touch.



There is a huge hypermarket easy to reach from the bypass at Aizenay.

A short walk from the house, we visited the chateau and the lake and sampled the lovely cakes at the local boulangerie.



St Gilles Croix-de-Vie was worth a visit with its lovely harbour filled with yachts and fishing boats and its stretch of sandy beach.



We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Maison Blanc to those looking for a peaceful and relaxing break.
Jul 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apremont in Vendee

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a new tiled bathroom with toilet, washbasin, walk-in power shower and a second separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeping 6, Maison Blanc features one double and two twin-bedded rooms – two with fitted wardrobes. In addition, there are also a cot and high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The delightful whitewashed house, sleeping 6, with bright blue shutters, is single-storey and was built in 1981. The tiled lounge/diner has a new leather 3-piece suite with recliners, UK sky satellite television, DVD, CD/radio with mp3 and I-pod dock, WiFi available. The separate dining area seats eight. There is a second seating area in the beautiful light and airy sun lounge, leading to the decked patio. It has a new modern fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, microwave, 5 ring gas hob, oven & large fridge, An entire range of serving dishes, crockery and cutlery catering for large families. Plus a large & small fridge (for all your drinks) and washing machine in the utility. Sleeping accommodation features one double and two twin-bedded rooms – two with fitted wardrobes. There is a new tiled bathroom with toilet, washbasin, walk-in shower and a second separate toilet. Outside: The private heated 8x4mtr swimming pool is not shared and is set in the large enclosed mature gardens. The pool with underwater lighting has integral steps leading into the shallow end - ideal for children. The pool area has 6 sun loungers and chairs with cushions There is a south-facing sunny decked area (a real sun trap) surrounded by colourful shrubs and flowers, ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, eating with friends, and sipping your delightful French wine as the sun goes down. We have a barbecue, table, chairs and parasol. The terrace has outside lighting for you to enjoy night time barbecuing and the pool, if you fancy a swim at night. There are double gates at the front, leading to the gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars The house and heated pool are for your use only. On the edge of Apremont, but only a short walk from the centre. Utility Room: Washing machine, 1 large and small fridge (for all your drinks), large sink, access to garage storage area with door to rear garden. There is also a clothes maiden, vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment such as floor brushes, mop and bucket etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided and will be made up for you on your arrival All bedding, a welcome pack and end of stay clean are included in the rental price. Please bring bath, beach and tea towels. Other: The separate dining area seats eight. There is a second seating area in the beautiful light and airy sun lounge, leading to the decked patio with seating for eight & parasol. With 2 French windows in the dining room leading to front terrace and garden.

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This Lovely Detached Holiday Home with heated pool, 3 bedrooms, sleeps six
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Beautiful House in a Delightful Village!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely house in the delightful village of Apremont for a period of twelve days in April 2017. I was part of a party of five adults and the spacious house was able to accommodate us very comfortably having three spacious bedrooms , one with a king size bed and two with two twin beds in each one.

Maison Blanc is situated about a ten minute leisurely stroll away from the centre of the village where you can find many amenities including a wonderful bakery, a comprehensively stocked Spar grocery and numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. The village also possesses an imposing castle and a fine church. A river runs through the village and fishing in the river appeared to be a popular pastime. One of the highlights of my stay was the early morning walk to the village bakery to purchase the freshly baked baguettes!

The house itself is extremely well furnished with excellent quality furniture and fittings and was impeccably clean and well maintained. A more than adequate supply of good quality crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and kitchen utensils was provided and therefore it is not necessary to transport any of these items from home.

There is a fantastic private swimming pool situated within the spacious gardens which would be a great asset for families staying during the Summer months although when I stayed in April the pool was not yet open. There is a decked area within the garden which provides an ideal area for alfresco dining or sun bathing. There is also a retractable awning to provide shade if required and a large outdoor dining table and chair set.

Communication with Paul the owner was excellent and he replied to any queries quickly and courteously. A detailed information pack was available in the house.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Maison Blanc and would have no hesitation in making a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and lovely card Alan. We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday so much. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future. .
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5

Best ever holiday!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Almost a year has passed since we stayed in Apremont, in this fabulous property.

We are not having an holiday this year, unfortunately, but we are already discussing where to go next year. My four children are all adamant that they want to come back to this same property where they enjoyed their Best Ever Holiday!!!. My wife and I have no reason to argue with them, it was perfect.

The property was clean, well equipped and perfectly located in a quiet spot with everything you could need within walking distance or a short drive away..We spent many hours in or by the pool which we enjoyed very much. The bakery in the village was excellent for breakfasts and lunches at the villa, whilst we made good use of the barbeque at the villa for evening meals. The idyllic village of Apremont has several places to dine to cater for varying tastes, which we took advantage of and were never disappointed.

All in all we had a fabulous time. Paul was very helpful and communicated very promptly. We are looking forward to next years holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and pleased you really enjoyed your stay. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a pleasent and comfortable holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future"
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5

Excellent holiday in a fab house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week here. The children loved the great pool and beautiful garden. The house is lovely too, well equipped and in a great location. A short bike ride or walk to the patisserie in the morning is a must. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future. .
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5

Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely 2 weeks in this well maintained house. The house and it's surroundings especially the pool area made these 2 weeks one of the best holidays we have had.

The village of Apremont was a short walk, which provided local shops and restaurants. I would not hesitate booking this accommodation in the future.

Thanks Paul

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and pleased you really enjoyed your stay. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a pleasent and comfortable holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future"
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5

Excellent villa in delightful village of Apremont.

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa to be clean and well maintained, very comfortable and welcoming. It is a short walk from the centre of the delightful village of Apremont. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future. .
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Fantastic holiday in Apremont

  • 5 of 5

What a little gem. The location is ideal, it is about 5-10 mins walk from a fully equipped little spar and bread shop. Just a little bit further is a beach where you can hire pedlos and a park to entertain the kids. The restaurants (again 10 min walk) were friendly and welcoming. The house itself was just ace, the facilities were great. We went with a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old and they played in the garden and the pool all week and had an amazing holiday. The BBQ was good and the kitchen cooking facilities were all great.

All in all it was the most relaxing holiday we have ever been on and hope to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and lovely card Lucy. We are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your holiday so much. We work very hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday. Thank you again for your booking and we look forward to you returning in the future. .
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nantes
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Apremont
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Apremont
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Saint Gillies
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing in the Vendee

Its fishing is one of the Vendee’s undeniable assets. Sea-fishing, shellfish hunting on the beach, surf-casting by the sea and freshwater fishing are all pastimes you can enjoy.

For the youngest in the family, there are camps focusing on the discovery of fishing and nature, while for practiced anglers there are five reservoirs where you can fish for Zander and Perch.

Devotees of night-fishing can choose from among several stretches of carp streams, and you can also fish for eels. You will need a holiday license to fish (Carte Peche-Vacances) these are available from tackle shops. (The locations of the tackle shops are available from the tourist office as well as the locations of local fishing lakes and rivers). The Vendee is a true paradise for fishermen.

Boat trips are available from the fishing ports of St Gilles-Croix-de Vie and Les Sables-d-Olonne. Take advantage of the experience of the local fishermen as they guide you out to the best fishing grounds.

Coast/Beach:

Maison Blanc is just a 20 minute drive to the Atlantic coast, close to the seaside towns of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, St-Jean-de-Monts, and Les Sable de L’Onnes. St Gilles is alive with restaurants overlooking the marina, while Les Sable has long sandy beaches, a harbour and wonderful shops and restaurants. The more sophisticated resort of La Rochelle, with its large harbour, beautiful boats, wonderful restaurants and superb shopping is just over an hour’s drive away.

Travel:

The nearest Airport is Nantes which has Ryanair flights from London Stansted and East Midlands airports, also British Airways from Gatwick..

Apremont is about 412miles from the port of Calais - around six and a half hour drive, 152miles from St Malo which takes around three hours and 225miles from Caen, a three and a half hour drive.

The best route from Calais is via Boulogne, Rouen and Le Mans - simply follow the signs and you can't go wrong with AutoRoute all the way

Distances:

Nearest points of interest

St Gilles (Sea) - 15km / 9.3miles

Local Spar shop - 1km / 0.6miles

Nantes (Airport) - 50km / 31.1miles

St Malo (FerryPort) - 250km / 152miles

Ideal family holiday destination with 140km of beaches and tranquil countryside and forests. The beaches and sea are renowned for their cleanliness are are manned by lifeguards during the summer season. Fantastic for watching rare and wild birds, and also its rich history has left the region with many châteaux and abbeys

Further Details:

Apremont, is a pretty village with a medieval Chateau, a large lake and a sandy beach with picnic areas. You can hire pedalos, flat-bottomed boats and canoes to paddle leisurely around the lake. Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can justify trying out the bar and restaurant which have stunning views over the lake.

Apremont lake.

The perfect location for a fishing holiday in France with friends or family. A superb lake offering the angler all types of species & record carp, this wonderfully presented lake offers all the family enjoyment while the anglers of the family can fulfill their passion, and all within walking distance from your holiday home.

There are also local attractions offering horse riding, cycling, quad-biking and go-karts. A velo-rail (like a rail-cycle) will take you through 10kms of countryside over the former railway line near Coax.

There are also many superb walks through open countryside, or along the coast.

St Gilles-croix-de-vie

Famed for its fresh sardines. Look for the vintage ones (sardines millésimées) which are supposed to be laid down like fine wine! Even the canned variety are treated with respect. For children with short attention spans there is a tiny museum, the Maison du Pecheur, which used to be a fisherman’s cottage (approx 10 miles).

St Jean-de-monts.

A beautiful sandy beach, which the locals consider one of the most stunning in France (if not the world). If you can wrench yourself and the family from your favourite spot on the sand, it also has great watersports. Or if you or your children fancy yourselves as the next Jamie Oliver, then hot-foot it to the Saturday morning market a couple of miles away for superb fresh produce.

Les Sable de L’Onnes.

Is a major resort town. It features many opportunities for dining out, ranging from fine French cuisine to an English bars offering Sunday roast dinners. Stroll along the quayside of an evening or enjoy any of the local bars and cafes on the promenade

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apremont, Vendee

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
House Closed
30 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
180 night minimum stay
£5,143
for 180 nights
£200
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
April Low Season
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
May Low Season
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
May Mid-Season
5 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
May High-Season
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
Summer mid-term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
June Low-Season
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
June Mid-Season
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
June High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
July Low Season
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
July Mid-Season
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
July High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,675
for 7 nights
£1,675
 
 
Summer Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Sept High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Sept Mid-Season
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
Sept. Low Season
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking form.

All the beds will be made-up, for your arrival with cotton duvet covers, sheets and pillowcases

Towels and tea towels required.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have a confirmed booking

Please note that the swimming pool is not available from the 30th September 17 - 5th May 2018

Always remember that swimming pools can be dangerous places, especially for young children.



Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturday in the summer season, however we are flexible for other dates.
Our Availability changes daily, so please contact us direct to check the dates you require.

Notes on prices:
A non-returnable deposit of 25% of the total rental fee is payable at the time of booking, The remaining balance of the rental sum and a security deposit of £150 to cover any damage or breakages, is then due eight weeks prior to the letting. This will be returned after the holiday, providing there is no damage to the property or its contents.

We reserve the right to make retention from the breakages deposit to cover any additional cleaning costs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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