6 Bedroom (Sleeps 15) Farmhouse in Pouillé

Stunning, 6 Bed House, Heated Pool, Private Gated garden 1.5 Acres, Great for families, sleeps 15.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Heated Pool.

Farmhouse ref : P87076
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Owner : Sandi Friend-Thornton

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  • Property Type Farmhouse
  • Location Pouillé
  • Bedrooms 6 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 5
  • Minimum nights stay5
  • Low season price per week£2450
  • High season price per week£4550
  • Average price per week£3400
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 7 reviews )
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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 naturally beautiful, set in its own private grounds within a village; it boasts large, stylish airy, light rooms, is full of character and style and has a wonderful welcoming, easy feel.

The house has been sensitively and creatively renovated by its photographer owner with an obvious eye for detail and quality.

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 unusually high standard.

There are six bedroom, three of which en-suite;
Additionally there is one family bathroom, a separate toilet on the ground floor and a downstairs shower room.

There are two separate staircases with two wings of sleeping accommodation.

The main house, a traditional Bourgoise French Farm house, has typically very large airy rooms and large french windows.
Two of these bedrooms have fabulous contemporary, king four poster beds.
The third bedroom is complete with two glorious 4ft Antique doubles; so this room can accommodate up to 4 sharing.

The Grange, or Barn wing of the property is a large spacious New York loft style and has three bedrooms, all ensuite:
A master with super-king 6 ft bed or two 3ft twins if preferred, is very cottage and classic in style and has an adjoining bathroom with a footed stand alone antique bath.
A further 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 accommodation to enjoy this charming house and its facilities.

The downstairs hosts a large airy dinning room seating 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. It is well equipped 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, plenty of boards, attractive serving bowls etc!

There are two sitting rooms, one in the grange which is vast, with a double height ceiling and gallery. This is a wonderful relaxing room and is lovely and cool in summer, it easily accommodates all the guests. It has additional heating and 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, gaming and movie watching is a real treat! This room also enjoys high ceilings and is of generous proportions.

There is a well equipped utility room, washing, drying, butlers sink maid, ice maker.

The downstairs toilet is easily and conveniently 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 of which there are plenty!

The stunning terrace is large and also has a spacious covered Kitchen area, equipped with sink, fridge dishwasher and choice of either Charcoal Bbq or Plancha!
Dine alfresco on the terrace, the pretty white wooden table and chairs provides outside dinning caters for up to 18.

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.
Markets, Brocante, cycling, forests, Historic Chateaux's to name a tiny few!

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 plenty of kids play, table tennis, boules, toys and games equipment for playing outdoors.
For babies we have a travel cot, high chairs 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 en-suites.

The 2 Wood burning stoves make cosy and atmospheric Christmas and Autumn rentals as do the large fire places in the lounge and dining rooms.

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, try the Courtyard for a quiet coffee 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 and the sundowner spot at the end of the central garden path!

The sun deck around the pool is a great place to relax on a sun lounger or enjoy a glass of chilled French wine on large outdoor sofas at the stylish and comfortable 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, ice machine. 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 can be supplied on request for a small charge.

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.


By Karen on 30-Aug-2017

Well equipped, stylish property. If you like cooking then the kitchen is really well equipped. The garden is spacious and well tended. A real home from home, only with better interior decor!

5 of of 5

By Zoe on 20-Aug-2017

Amazing house.. Fantastic facilities, Everything is covered. Have thought about it.. But nothing to add. Perfect. We were so lucky with the weather and didn't need to go too far other than the shops or to entertain ourselves. We popped over to The Ile de Re one day for old times sake but really didn't need to (the toll is now €16) and the tide was out! Such a delightful week away. The house clearly caters for the safety of young children but as parents of 'older' children (1x20yr 3x18yr and 2x15 yr) there was plenty for us all to do around the house and our young adults were happy. Great house, we would thoroughly recommend xx

5 of of 5

By Catherine on 12-Aug-2017

Date of Stay
12 Aug 2017

Wonderful, relaxing holiday for a 3 generation family in a tranquil village setting. This beautiful, spacious house is stylish, comfortable and really well-equipped. We loved the fantastic outdoor eating area, amazing pool and gardens and day trips to nearby La Rochelle and Ile de Ré.

5 of of 5

By Karena on 02-Sep-2016

A truly marvelous place! We were 12 in all (3 families) and everyone had the space to be both together and apart. The kids (from 9 to 16) played constantly and never once asked for electronics! I put it down to the table tennis table and the zip wire in the garden!! And of course the pool. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is enough stuff for everyone and everything! And the decor is just fab, just a lovely place to stay and share great times. Thank you Sandi!

5 of of 5

By Grace on 18-Jul-2016

The Dream Holiday
34 Route de Nalliers, Pouillé, Pays De La Loire, 85570, France

After much research we settled on this wonderful home. It is far more than a holiday home and has everything one could wish for for every age. We found the house to be clean and well prepared and the heated swimming pool clean and ready for use too - which was great. We have had some Amazing visits to the beaches near by are favourite was La Tranche. We loved are holiday and would strongly recommend it to all are friends and family. Grace Thornborrow.

5 of of 5

By David on 11-Jul-2016

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at no34. The house is massive, beautifully laid out with great open spaces to cook and relax. We were blessed with a lovely hot week, so spent the majority of our week poolside and in the garden. The area is pretty remote, but the giant Leclerc in Fontenay is just a few miles down the road for all supplies you might need. Many thanks to Sandi, who was always accessible and super friendly, we'll definitely be back!!

0 of of 5


By Malcom on 01-Jul-2015

What a great place with plenty of space, lovely rooms - even better than the description. The gardens are lovely with birdsong all day long. We all had a marvellous time and would go again - can't fault it!

0 of of 5
up to June 27th 2020 400 per night
2800 per week
27th June / 11th July 2020 500 per night
3500 per week
July 11-18th 2020 550pn
3850 per week
18th July - 29th Aug 2020 650pn
4550 per week
29th - 1st sept Aug / Sept 500pn
3500 per week
September 2020 350pn
2450 per week
2021 June 2021 up to 27th 450 per night
3150 per week
2021 - 27 June - 15th July
4025 per week
2021- 15 July - 04 Sept
4550 per week
2021 -May - Week days 300 mid week
2021 - May - Fri Sat Sun 450 weekend rate
Children Welcome Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Telephone
Fireplace Wood stove Heating
Linens provided Washing machine Tumble dryer
Parking Garage Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Dvds
Video library Video games Games
Books Pingpong Heated pool
Private pool Garden Bicycles
Boat Kayak/canoe Massage
Private chef
Away from it all Family Historic
Romantic Sports activities Tourist attractions
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