Welcome to "La Petite Foiserie", a gite located within reach of the Sables-d'Olonne that we have just bought. Perfectly located to discover the area, "La Petite Foiserie" is also a place that will delight you for relaxation time. Pool (12x6m), park planted with trees (3300m²) and sublime countryside as far as the eye can see; everything here is favourable for relaxation and well-being. Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends, you are welcome to our little piece of heaven.
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Beautiful and characterful place, fully equipped with top of the range kitchen and wonderful pool
The owners (who speak excellent English) were very welcoming and we felt at home immediately. The villa was immaculately clean and facilities excellent, including a freezer that dispensed ice, much to my children’s delight. As a party of 7, ages ranging from 11 to 89, we all enjoyed our stay. Sandrine has everything to make life easy - bbq charcoal and big serving dishes and saucepans to cater for large parties. The pool is fantastic, large enough for a good work out, deep enough for diving and shallow enough for a paddle. We also found the views over the countryside really lovely, especially the mist hanging over the fields in the morning that we enjoyed from our picture view French windows in the bedroom.
The owners couldn’t have been more helpful: The pool was discreetly covered and uncovered everyday and we felt very much like it was our own. Also, our car broke down whilst there and Sandrine generously offered to taxi my teenage girls to the local shops and also fetched a mechanic for us. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful.
There is a fabulous hypermarche 10 minutes away and the beach at Sables d’olonne is glorious. It was a wonderful week’s holiday.
Superb place for a large family.Beautiful setting, fabulous pool and lovely hosts. Kids loved it.
Fabulous holiday place, well equipped and superbly presented. Lots of toys and games provided and a beautiful warm and safe pool. Lots of shaded areas for children to play out of the sun when required. Very helpful hosts. Lots of things to do nearby at the seaside but the children always wanted to get back to the villa, the garden swings and the pool.
Very relaxing and peaceful stay.
Very relaxing and peaceful stay. The owners were very kind and helpful and the pool was great. We hope to return.
We all enjoyed our stay at this beautifully renovated barn. When we arrived we received a wonderful welcome from the owner Sandrine who also left a tasty welcome pack of local produce for us when we arrived.
The living area is open plan, including modern kitchen area with induction hob, two ovens and a dishwasher. There is no shortage of counter space for food preparation. The fridge-freezer is American style and is plumbed for drinking water, along with providing ice, cubes or crushed! There is also a washing machine in the bathroom, along with hairdryers.
There is no shortage of plates, cups, glasses etc which are stored in a dresser adjacent to a dining table that easily accommodates 8 people.
The living area comprises of comfortable seating, two armchairs and two sofas with a large coffee table in between. There is a large tv, French stations only, and a good sound system that facilitates bluetooth connections to play your own music selections.Sliding glass doors lead out to the deck which also has a table and seating for 8 people and includes a large parasol and overlooks the swimming pool and the surrounding countryside. There are also plenty of sun loungers available on the secluded grass area adjacent to the deck. Privacy is ensured by the planting of hedges either side of the property.
The pool is larger than most pools for a property of this type and has a very deep deep end, in excess of 6 foot, which facilitates the diving board there. The grounds are well planted and there is a slide and swings for younger children.
The local patisserie is less that a mile away in the village of St Mathurin, and the larger shops such as L'Clerc, Decathlon etc are less than 10 min drive away in Les Sables. Access to the motorways is easy and a short drive from the house.
The only slight negatives are the wi-fi is just about adequate and there is only one bathroom/toilet in the property, otherwise everything is perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful property to anyone considering staying in this part of the Vendee :)
Beautiful Property without the full relaxation.
The house was beautiful, even better that the pictures advertising it, as was the garden. The facilities were first class and all the beds were extremely comfortable. We even received a welcome pack from the owners with local products on arrival.
The down side is the owners property is directly beside the property and there is no privacy between the two properties. The owners always seem to be around when the weather was good and used the pool regularly, as a result we were not able to relax fully. We had asked before we booked if we would have the pool to ourselves and we were told by email that they may use it from time to time but only if we were not around, however this was not the case. On one occasion the owners where sitting in the garden shortly after they got into the pool while my son already was in the pool playing, we were very surprised when this happened as we had been assured prior to travelling the we would have priority to the pool.
A main road passes the house and you do hear the occasional cars passing. The only other issue was the third bedroom had a smell of dampness throughout the stay and there was some mould on the walls.
Although the house and gardens are of a very high standard, the cost is very high considering you do not have full exclusivity to the pool and gardens. Bed Linen & cleaning charges were also extremely high, however this was clear in the contract.
On the plus side the house is very convenient to the nearby beaches (10mis by car) and is set with a backdrop of beautiful countryside.
I can understand that you didn’t like our presence near the cottage.
However, it’s clearly written on the advertisement and you can see the property on google map.
For the prices, they are clearly written on the website and on the rental agreement that you received when you booked.
The house is an old barn and it must be ventilated regularly. You didn’t do it during your stay that’s why there was dampness.
To be beautiful, we have to look after the garden and the swimming pool that you liked during your stay, that’s why we have to be outside sometimes.
For the using of the swimming pool, we try to go in it as less as possible, we never want to disturb our tenants.
Our priority is your satisfaction
Wow! A superb property in lovely surroundings
This is the best property we have stayed in when visiting France. The barn is beautiful and well equipped. It has everything we needed. The area is beautiful l, there is not much in the little village, except the delicious patisserie but you are so close to many other attractions such as the amazing beach at Sable D'Olonne and Puy du Fou. The crowning glory of the property is the pool. Our 2 boys ( 8 and 6 ) were in it everyday and it has a shelf round the whole pool so even in the deep end it is safe. Mustn't forget to mention Plume the dog who also kept the kids entertained!
We had a wonderful time and hope to visit again soon!
The Sables-d'Olonne is located on the Cote de Lumiere (Coast of Light) with 105km², on the edge of the Atlantic coast. With 3 harbours, the Sables-d'Olonne is a city offering a 270° open sea view. It is home to the Vendee Globe race (a solo trip around the world by sailboat without stop-overs). The Sables d'Olonne offers all the advantages of a seaside resort: golf, thalassotherapy centre, casinos, yachting, convention centre, museums, zoo, etc. Come and discover our natural heritage (beaches, state forest, marsh...), historical heritage (monuments, typical districts...) and our gastronomic heritage. L'Ile d'Yeu, the Puy-du-Fou, the Marais Poitevin (area of marshland), Noirmoutier Island and Ré Island are 1h30 away. You will be amazed by the wealth of our region, whether you like sports, culture or farniente.