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House in Pouille, Nr. L'Hermenault, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Rural Village, Superb Location for Attractions; Tabac, Boulangerie, Tourist info 5 Mins Walk!
Situated in a quiet, friendly village in the Southern Vendee, 30 mins by car to the superb Atlantic beaches, 45 mins to La Rochelle and Ille de Re.
The house is beautiful, set in its own private grounds within a village; it boasts large, airy, light rooms, is full of character and style and has a wonderful welcoming, easy feel.
This house has many repeat bookings and guests rave about their holiday, you immediately feel at home. It's stylish, yet comfortable, you can see the strong attention to detail and it is furnished to a very high standard.
There are six bedroom, three of which are en-suite. We have 5 bath/ shower rooms in total.
There are two seperate staircases with two wings of sleeping accomodation.
The main house, a traditional Bourgoise French Farm house, has typically very large airy rooms and large french windows. Two of these bedrooms have modern, king four poster beds.
The third bedroom is complete with two 4ft Antique doubles. So this room can sleep up to 4 sharing.
The Grange, or Barn wing of the property also has three bedrooms, all ensuite:
A master with super-king 6 ft bed or two 3ft twins if prefered, is very cottage and classic in style and has an ajoining bathroom with a footed stand alone antique bath.
A futher pretty king, stone walls, bespoke bed and a bathroom with bath and shower ensuite.
The third bedroom has 3, 3ft single beds and is a pretty room with a lovely shower room ensuite.
Perfect accomodation to enjoy this charming house and its facilities.
The downstairs hosts a large airy dinning room seatiing 16, which is lovely for more formal dinning, summer with the french window open, or Christmas and New year with the fire burning.
The Kitchen has a large square table, equiped with all the facilities you would hope to expect when cooking for up to 16.
The house is well equipped for foodies, decent pans, sharp knives etc!
There are two sitting rooms, one in the grange which is vast, with a double height celing and gallery. This is a wonderful relaxing room and is lovley and cool in summer, it easily accomodates all the guests. It has a large wood burner for chilli winter evenings!
The second sitting is in the main house, and also doubles up as a movie and music room room. This room is furnished with chaise longues so reading and movie watching is a real treat! This room also enjoys high ceilings and is of generous proportions.
There is a well equiped utility room, washing, drying, butlers sink.
The downstiars toilet is easily conveniently also accessed form the garden and pool.
Relax by the heated pool, which is really heated to 26 degrees, while the children play table tennis or games in the kids den!
Dine alfresco on the terrace, the outside dinning caters for up to 16.
The stunning terrace is large and also has a covered cooking area, with wither Bbq or plancha!
Explore the garden and enjoy the orchard, all fruit is organic and you are encouraged to help yourself to the fruit in season!
Alternatively, if you can tear your self away from the house and grounds, enjoy the atmosphere of rural France on your doorstep!
There are great walks, cycles and runs through the sunflower fields straight from the door.
Whilst many guests agree, it's hard to leave the house; it is a perfect rural base from which to explore the Vendee countryside and its many attractions.
The house and gardens are ideal for children and families, couples wanting a romantic get away and some peace and quiet, but large enough for groups and small events. There are many areas to the house and garden you can tuck yourself away!
There is a kids play den, table tennis, boules, toys and games equipment for playing outdoors.
For babies we have a travel cot, high chair and stair gates.
The proportions of the house are very large and spacious with most of the rooms around 5m square. We often have friends staying with us and 3 families are easily accommodated. It is rarely necessary to heat the house from May to October, but there are effective, instant, easy to use mains electric heaters in all rooms for cosy winter evenings!
There are electric towel rails in the ensuites.
The 2 Wood burning stoves make cosy and atmospheric Christmas and Autumn rentals as do large fire places in the lounge and dining rooms.
Outside: The house and gardens are ideal for children, families, and for guests wanting a rural get away treat! There are many different areas in the garden, where you can find seclusion for reading a book in peace! The wonderful terrace covered in wysteria and Jasmine provides a great area for socialising and entertaining.
The sun deck around the pool is a great place to relax on a sun lounger or enjoy sundowners on large outdoor sofas at the outdoor lounge area.
The pool: measures 9.5m/4m, 1.5m deep. The pool is heated and has lighting. It is fully serviced. The pool complies with french safety standards and has a discreet safety cover which is easy to operate. We also have a turtle alarm system.
The child is alarmed rather than the pool, by wearing a turtle wrist band. Full instructions are provided prior to arrival.
Utility Room: Utility room includes, utility sink, washing machine, dryer, airer, iron and ironing board and microwave. It is adjacent to the ground floor shower room.
There is plenty of storage space for food and provisions.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / changeover service: Quality white bedlinen and towels are included! Pool towels are not supplied.
The property is cleaned weekly. Please leave the property as you found it!
Additional cleaning can be provided at an additional cost.
Coast/Beach - 40 mins drive to 120 km of atlantic beaches. 1 hour to the centre of Ille De Re. 45 mins to Pui de Fou - one of the largest tourist attractions in France.
Vouvant, Mervent forest and lake and Fontenay le Comte both 20 mins.
Travel - If you are travelling by car, all the ports are easily drivable. Caen and Cherbourg are 4 to 4.5 hours respectively. The nearest port, St Malo, can be reached in approximately 2.5 hours. With a longer drive, the channel tunnel can be reached in 6 hours. If you are travelling by air, La Rochelle is the nearest airport and is approximately 40km away. The airports of Nantes and Poitiers are a 1.10 and 1 hour. TGV is now an excellent option to Niort.
Distances: L'Hermenaut: 4.5km. Fontenay Le comte 12km. Nantes: 100km. Bordeau 2 hours.
Further Details: There is a local boulangerie, tabac and tourist information. The next village, L'Hermenault, village bakery, mini market, tobacconist, post office, bank, pharmacy and doctor.
Fontenay le Comte offers many cafe/bar/restaurants, various supermarkets and a popular open air market.