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Vanessa Labern

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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Chantonnay Barn Rental Photos and Description

Double bedroom, twin bedroom, sofa bed, large shower room, sep WC, sleeps max 6

A choice of two holiday homes in an ancient rural hamlet near Sigournais and its medieval chateau. Both are detached ancient buildings which have been lovingly restored to retain their character and are furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Both are fully accredited 3* gites. Sigournais is the perfect base from which to explore the Vendee and its rich history, to visit many “attractions” (including the Puy de Fou), to explore the Atlantic coastline or simply to relax and enjoy the charms of rural France including its flora and fauna. Sigournais (population c1000) has one shop – a general store that caters for day to day needs and a bar/restaurant. The nearest large town/shopping centre is Chantonnay, which is about 10minutes away by car. The Vendee enjoys a “micro climate” which delivers as much sunshine and similar temperatures to the Cote d’Azur.

Details for The Barn 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathrooms

A converted 17th century barn in a rural, medieval hamlet. Originally built before the Vendee wars and bears the scars of being burned by troops of the revolution in the 18th century. It has been lovingly restored to preserve its character and history and offers all modern comforts and accommodation for up to 6 guests. It is exceptionally spacious with lots of natural light and is furnished to the highest standard for 6 guests. A perfect base for exploring the Vendee and its history especially the Puy du fou - or simply relax and enjoy rural France and its Atlantic coastline.
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Vanessa Labern

This advertiser has been with since 2006
Speaks english, french
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Property Reviews

10 Reviews Write a Review
The Barn
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
The Barn
+0044 (0)7971 402370
Chantonnay La-Roche-sur-Yon area
Plymouth, UK

A wonderful stay in the Vendee

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in the beautiful Vendee. The Barn has everything you could need for a relaxing home away from home - with all the creature comforts you might need. The layout made for a great atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the local food. From its rural aspect, the Barn is also a great central location for exploration and we were able to take in both Nantes and La Rochelle to experience the city life. Most days we ventured along the local country lanes which had some of the most gorgeous outlooks. I was pregnant during my stay and when we realised that the facilities included all the baby gear, we quickly decided to return again in the summer with our new arrival. You will not be disappointed with this holiday spot!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that we just love to know that people enjoy our home and the area as much as we do. The baby kit only goes into the barn when needed so isn't obvious but we have cots/high chairs/bath/play pen/sterilizer/etc in fact everything you should need - just ask at the time of booking.
Helpful votes: 9/10
The Barn
+0044 (0)7971 402370
Chantonnay La-Roche-sur-Yon area

peace and quiet in a beautiful cosy French cottage

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The Barn is a beautiful cosy French cottage with all the luxuries you need for a relaxed vacation. The Barn is situated in rural France in a quiet but pretty village called Sigournais.
The owner, a British lady, is very friendly and thoughtful.

For urban pleasures such as shopping, broad choice of restaurants and activities for children you shouldn't come to Sigournais. For relaxing and experiencing the real French rural life though, you couldn't make a better choice than renting The Barn!

The house is perfect for couples and small families. For bigger families you can rent the other property of the owner which is situated in the same homestead as The Barn.

Thanks for a lovely vacation!
The Barn
+0044 (0)7971 402370
Chantonnay La-Roche-sur-Yon area

Charming Chantonnay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We spent two weeks in this accommodation in Chantonnay in August 2011. Barn has all the mod cons and in great condition. Nice private back garden where we could sit out and bbq in the evenings. Local village nice and lake nearby was very convenient if you did not want to do a big trip on a particular day. Vanessa was very helpful and we would have no hesitation in recommending it as a great base to relax and also explore the region.
Helpful votes: 1/1
The Barn
+0044 (0)7971 402370
Chantonnay La-Roche-sur-Yon area

France holiday May - June 2011.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
My husband and I stayed at The Barn in late May early June 2011 or one week. We had been in France for almost five weeks and this was the most relaxing and enjoyable of our time there. Our hosts had made our stay very comfortable and the surroundings were absolutely beautiful. The property was exceptional clean and well maintained. It had everything we required including a variety of books, internet, music, TV. Beautiful herbs outside for use when cooking gave it an extra homey feel. The owner went out of her way to assist with any queries and indeed, went the extra mile in providing customer service. Beautiful waks in the countryside with very friendly though not intrusive neighbours. We would highly commend The Barn to any prospective holiday makers.

Georgina & Graeme Dick
The Barn
+0044 (0)7971 402370
Chantonnay La-Roche-sur-Yon area
Walsall, England

Brilliant holiday in the Barn!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing week in the Barn, which was superbly furnished and felt like home from home. Its location in a quiet hamlet in beautiful rural France made for lots of lovely walks. In the evenings we enjoyed relaxing on the patio. admiring the view. The local residents were very friendly, and a visit to the local Château (which you can see from the Barn) is a must. The local restaurant food was also superb and the owners very welcoming.

There were lots of places within each reach, La Rochelle was just over an hour away and well worth a visit as was Puy Du Fu (20minutes away). We had a wonderful week and hope to return soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2


Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nantes or La Rochelle at about
Nearest Ferry
265 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
69 Kilometres
Sable D'lonne, La Tranche etc
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
47 Kilometres
la domangiere
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Spend a day at the beaches of Sable d'Olonne, la Tranche or la Faute, take a boat out in the Marais Poitevin (green Venice of France). Go for lunch in La Rochelle and antique hunt in the afternoon or see the sights. The Lac du Rochereau, 5 minutes from the Barn, is probably one of the most beautiful spots you have ever seen. You can swim from its beach, take a boat out, have a picnic, admire and paint the views, or try fishing for carp. Go for a day's sightseeing or shopping in Nantes or Poitiers.

30 minutes from either Puy du Fou - the history of the Vendee ( or Futuroscope - games, adventure and more (

Nearby there's riding, horse racing, surfing, water sports, cycling, running, golfing and even night clubs for the enegetic! Also there's ballooning, bird watching, walks, forests, canoeing, many places of historic interest, markets, a zoo, villages, lots of bars and restaurantsfor the not so energetic.

Sigournais is only 25km from the Puy du Fou, the second biggest tourist attraction in France after the Eiffell tower. This is a spectacular day out for all the family.

Other Activities: wildlife, boating, swimming, museums, shopping, restaurants, Puy de Fou, Vendee coast, chateaux, birds

Golf: There are 4 golf courses all within an hours drive.

These are Les Fontenelles. Famous for its driving range, this golf course with its many hedgerows provides an excellent succession of water features, maritime pine and oaks over 2 miles.

La Domangère. The highest slope in France with a wealth of shots to be played, this is a delightful course that those in search of new challenges will want to experience. (This is supposed to be one of the more difficult golf courses in France).

Port Bougenay. On the edge of the sea and bordering an enclosed forest, this golf course overlooks the marina of Port Bourgenay. With hedgerows and pine forest, this course provides a two-in-one experience.

Mazieres en Gatine. Set amongst lakes and ancient trees, this course produces surprise after surprise behind each hedgerow.


Availability & Rates

Chantonnay Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
March to May
Mar 29 2014 - May 30 2014
7 nights
May to August
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 nights
August to October
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 nights
October to December
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 nights


  • 10% has been taken off the rates to reflect rhe special offer
    Please talk to us about discounted ferry rates.
    Arrival from 4pm and departure by 10am so that we can prepare for the next guests.
    We will supply you with keys in advance of your arrival and everything will be prepared for your stay.
    A deposit of 20% of the rental is required at the time of booking. Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of this deposit and you will receive a contract for signature and return.
    Rental includes the use of all bed linen, towels, tea towels, cleaning materials, electricity and water. A security deposit of £120 is required.


Chantonnay Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Hand basin
  • Large luxury shower room with WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Separate small room with WC and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Mezzanine
    In living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room if required
  • Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with an antique French double bed. There are fitted wardrobes and a seating area in the bay window. Bedroom two is the mezzanine floor where there are two single beds. (This was originally the hay loft when the barn was built). Because of this the headroom is low but quaint, yet adequate. There are two large fitted wardrobes, one for clothes and the other for suitcases, etc. If there are 5 guests as in a couple and 3 children we can put an extra bed on the mezzanine - please advise. The living area includes a sofa bed. We can also provide a cot or cots for babies but please let us know that you need this at the time of booking. BARN IS NOW WI FI ENABLED
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • pond
  • zoo
  • library
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hunting small game
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
We are able to supply bath, cot, high chair, playpen etc for babies, but please advise what you require at the time of booking. Swimming - there is a beach at the Lac de Rochereau which is 5 mins away where you can swim. There is a swimming pool in Chantonnay but there are many beaches within 40-60 minutes for your days out. There are a number of books, adult and children's games, CD's for every music taste, DVD's on a number of subjects/films for adults and children. Pets are not allowed as this is farmland and is home for many, many cows. The upside of this is that you can buy eggs and milk at the farms. There is a wood burning fire in the living area - wonderful in winter. It is a no smoking house due to the enormous amount of wood in the property. A smoke alarm and a fire extinguisher are for safety. Outside on the patio is a table, benchs, BBQ. In the garden shed are 6 chairs, loungers and parasol. This patio overlooks fields belonging to the property and local chateaux

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