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Traditional Vendeen Farmhouse in rural setting, incorporating 3 Gites - Fountain Gite-La Bouillatrie



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Three Gites, each sleeping 4/6 with heated pool

La Bouillatrie is a traditional Vendeen farmhouse set amongst gently rolling countryside with lovely views. The property incorporates three gites, each gite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen with lounge and dining area, English television, DVDs and WIFI. There is a heated pool with terracing, a private garden together with BBQs, further terracing, table tennis,sunbeds, tables and chairs. There is also plenty of seating in the Courtyard. Many adult and children's bikes available, also baby trailer and all terrain baby buggy. Two of the gites, Fountain and Courtyard have a dividing door so ideal for two families who want their own accommodation but spend time together for meals, etc. The property is in a rural setting but not remote with super market 10 minutes drive and two very good restaurants close by. The famous Puy du Fou is only 25 minutes and fishing 5 minute walk

Activities: There are over 400 kms of cycle ways in the area, fishing is a 2 minute walk, windsurfing on Lac Rochereau and four golf course within 1and half hours drive. The area is rich in history yet within 1 hour drive of the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic coast.

Restaurants: We have two very good restaurants in Monsiriegne offering very fine French cuisine and in beautiful settings. There are numerous others within easy driving distance.

Special feature: We are situated 25 minutes from the famous Puy du Fou. Experience the biggest night show in Europe, 1200 actors and 6000 costumes and during the day the Parc has many breath-taking shows, including Gladiators, Vikings, 3Musketeers and Falconery.

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Details for holiday farmhouse Fountain Gite-La Bouillatrie, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The Fountain Gite has two bedrooms, one double with large family bathroom, one twin with ensuite shower room. Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher,dining/lounge with wood burning stove. Laundry room available with two washing machines and rotary lines in garden. The pool is 10.5 x 5.5 metres and has plenty of terracing, sunbeds and a seperate terrace outside the pool with further sunbeds, tables,chairs,BBQs, table tennisand a boule rink. La Bouillatrie also has a large courtyard with further tables and chairs. Many adult and childrens bikes available, also baby trailer and all terrain buggy.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

John and Wendy live on site at La Bouillatrie in our small converted barn. John grew up in Somerset and Wendy on the Isle of Wight. We left Somerset in 2004 to start a new life in France, John worked long hours in the animal feed industry and Wendy was an accountancy assistant for a large company.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything we could have needed was here, made complete by such wonderful host, John and Wendy. We have had a lovely week and plan to be back very soon. John and Wendy's patience was wonderful with the boys. Once again many thanks and we look forward to returning next year.
Sep 2009
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Welcoming, relaxing, superb

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful family holiday for the 2nd year running. John and Wendy cannot do enough for you. They have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one. Children are already asking to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was lovely to see you again and hope you return in the future.
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Brilliant family holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place!!

Wendy and John were brilliant hosts. Nothing too much trouble including booking Restaurants and giving good local knowledge.

Gite very comfortable and spacious, with everything that was required. Country location but easy access to local towns and supermarkets.

La Bouillatrie works well from babies to Grandparents. We loved the pool and shaded play area.

We will be recommending this holiday venue to others

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, you are a lovely family and glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A child-friendly place with very hospitable owners

  • 5 of 5

We can recommend this place to everyone with kids in the same age as our daughters (2.5 - 5 years). Very friendly owners with the heart on the right place. They offered us vegetables of their own garden, we could use the lawndry equipment when we wanted, everything was there available for the kids (bed / chairs / security fences). We give them with pleasure a 10 / 10 for hospitality!

The swimming pool, trampoline, sand pit and all the other toys available were more than enough to give our 2 daugthers an unforgettable week. It’s a save place to spend time with kids.

The owners have done enough efforts to make the booking and trip as easy as possible. We received a clear map with the directions to follow. There was a good communication and we didn’t had any ‘surprises’ when we arrived. Their website shows what you get! Good job!

The guesthouse is situated in a not so touristic area of the Vendee but with little kids there was enough to do at the guesthouse!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Els and Glen, it was great to meet you and your two lovely girls.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Courtyard gite at La Bouillatrie, while house hunting in the area.

Wendy & John where wonderful host, very kind and helpful. They couldn’t do enough for us.

John would light our fire if we were still out house hunting, so it was warm when we got back.

We only planned to stay for a week, but stayed for six and enjoyed every minute.

We would highly recommend staying at La Bouillatie.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friendly, informative and welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay.

The Courtyard Gite is simple but fully equipped with everything a family could possibly need.

Wendy and John are the perfect hosts. They have mastered the tricky art of being there when you need them for advice and tips while still allowing you to enjoy your privacy.

They have thought of everything. From bikes to internet access to games and books all the ingredients are there for a perfect family holiday. My children loved the fact there was a whole shed of pool toys!

An absolute delight!

Marie and family from Cavan.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending in this review, you were a great family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Bouillatrie
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La Bouillatrie Fountain

  • 5 of 5

The information on the website is very good . The Gites look exactly as shown and the Swimming Pool

is very nice too. I cannot find any faults in this accommodation at all. The Owners Wendy and John

are the most helpful people I have ever met. I would recommend this place to everybdy,

You will really enjoy your stay here.

There are lots of places to go and see and they have all the information needed for lovely days out.

You will have a super Holiday here. We cannot wait to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that our visitors enjoy their stay at La Bouillatrie and many have now become friends and return year after year. We are obviously very biased but La Bouillatrie is very tranquil and friendly and set in lovely countryside so everyone goes home very relaxed after their stay.
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From the Owner

We fell in love with La Bouillatrie before we entered the house, it is in a lovely setting on a quiet country road. We have converted the original farmhouse into 3 gites but retained many of the original features.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes at 80 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 280 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nantes at 80 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Chantonnay at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Tranche sur Mer at 70 Kilometres Car: necessary

Golf: Available on request


Rental rates

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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
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1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Mid season
1 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
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22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
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From the Owner

The house has excellent views, we are surrounded by fields and have no neighbours. The swimming pool, which we installed ourselves, is south facing and very secure, we pride ourselves on being very child friendly.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 92 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are fitted wardrobes in all rooms. Cots are available on request.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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