UNIQUE - One of only a handful of homes in France reserved just for 2 with private and exclusive use of the in-ground swimming pool and lovely large gardens. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, La Roseraie is set in picturesque and tranquil rural village of St Juire - just 3 miles from St Hermine with all amenities and supermarket or the bustling town of Chantonnay with 2 hypermarkets, shops, restaurants and much more. Enjoy the beautiful Vendee beaches 40 mins away or visit cosmopolitan La Rochelle 45 mins, be entertained at Puy du Fou or simply relax in the peaceful Vendee countryside. The former renaissance capital of Vendee - Fontenay le Comte is 10 mins drive, Venice Vert - canals and boating 20 mins, Vouvant/ Mervent 15 mins, Nantes 1 hr, lakes with fishing and walks 2 mins.
Renovated to retain character with beams, exposed stone and fireplace for those cosy romantic nights in. Detached within its own gated and enclosed 1/2 acre gardens. La Roseraie, an idyllic stone cottage and one of just a few holiday cottages in France with a private pool terrace and gardens just for 2. Inside is a well-equipped fitted kitchen (cooker, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, toaster, coffee-maker and everything you will need for a home from home stay). Open plan living/dining area with wood burner, cosy chair and sofa, flat screen tv with DVD and USB ports - so you can connect your own equipment. Shower room with walk-in shower, low level WC, basin and heater. Charming double bedroom (on mezzanine floor with low character beam).
To the front is a gated driveway with covered parking all overlooking rose beds with extensive 1/2 acre enclosed gardens to the rear, where there is a dining terrace - ideal for BBQs with table and chairs, parasol - overlooking the pool area with 70m2 teak terrace and sunbeds, parasol and beyond this the orchard. The gardens are fully enclosed and afford a high degree of privacy perfect for relaxing, sunbathing, outside dining or simply enjoying a cool glass of wine! Included within your stay is linen, tea towels, bathroom towels and beach towels for the pool, all helping you to enjoy every minute of your holiday. We also have 2 bicycles that you are welcome to use, as the area is ideal for cycle rides.
For Restaurants, why not visit Le Pub des Halles in Sainte-Hermine - just an 8 minute drive and offering the best in French-English cuisine.
Pool maintained and cleaned regularly.
Gardens and lawn attended to for you.
Linen replaced weekly.
Change over day is Saturday.
Note: The swimming pool will be closed in the winter period, hence the reduced rate during this time.
Kitchen and dining:
Fitted and well-equipped kitchen. With all you will need for that home from home experience. Pine dining table and chairs for 2. Also equipped with a dish washer and washing machine.
Open plan to the kitchen with tile floor.
TV with English Freesat and French television.
Fireplace with wood burner and logs provided for winter months.
One bedroom upstairs
One low beam - so mind your head!
Extra fine linen
Alarm Clock Radio (with iPod connection)
Ground floor shower room
Oversized shower cubicle
High pressure shower
Electric wall mounted heaters.
TV and DVD player
Lots of DVD’s provided
English Freesat TV
Garden and outside:
In-ground pool with 70m2 teak deck
Pool side table
BBQ terrace with table and chairs and parasol
Parking and garage:
Covered private parking
All for sole use
Not suitable for disabled persons due to stairs and 1st floor bedroom.
No pets accepted - sorry we are dog owners ourselves, but we have experienced dog owners who broke promises about dog fouling, so we decided no more pets.
Things to do:
Close by there is lots to see and do. The beaches and La Rochelle are a must do and are approx. 50 mins drive.
• Fishing - Carp, Thire, 4 km
• Signed wine route - Mareuil sur Lay
• Walking - St Juire Village Walk
Nearest large City or Town: Sainte-Hermine
Distance to City/Town: 8 Kms
Fontenay le Comte Weekly Market
Year round weekly market every Saturday. A large selection of market stalls, lots to sample with indoor and outdoor sections. Set in a street with restaurants and bars.
Vouvant & Mervent
A must see - Vouvant set beside the river is very picturesque and well known for art exhibitions. Mervent for the lake fishing, walks and forest. A great day out.
For shopping, restaurants and hypermarkets.
For history, cathedral, shopping, restaurants and much more.
About 50 mins drive - but a most do. One of our most favourite places in all of France.
La Faute sur Mer
There are plenty of beaches within a 1 hour drive. Our favourite is La Faute sur Mer. We think the town is just the right size - not too big not too small, restaurants, river estuary, casino, shops, bars and cafes. But best of all we like it for the beach! Fantastic, you can walk for as far as you can see, pristine sand, dunes and a gentle sloping beach into the sea.