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18th Century Renovated Farmhouse, Private Heated Pool plus Children's Pool.WIFI

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, table tennis, 3/4 size snooker table etc Guest have EXCLUSIVE use of all facilities on sit

This 18th Century farmhouse Gite has 5 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 10 people. It has been sympathetically renovated and blends the charm of old French Country living with modern day convenience. Set in a hectare of private woodland, gardens with a small lake, Le Cedre Gite offers peace and tranquility without isolation. The inner courtyard includes a fenced off area with a lovely, private, heated swimming pool including a separate children's pool and a fully equipped sunbathing terrace. Surrounding the house are various terraces and patios, perfect for a moment of solitude, sunbathing or eating "Al Fresco ", containing ample garden furniture and a BBQ to help you enjoy the outdoor life that this exceptional climate supports. WIFI

Bedrooms are a very good size and can take extra beds if required.

Le Cedre - 5 bedrooms Sleeps 10+ comfortably with flexible accommodation.

The kitchen has all modern facilities. An island with a preparation sink and dishwasher. Built-in oven, Hob, Large refrigerator, Microwave and a second sink, with a window overlooking the patio and pools. The washing machine and dryer can be found in the utility room.

Lounge/diner Spacious room with Oak Beams, Oak Table and Chairs for 10, Settee and arm chairs, Satellite TV, DVD and Music Center.

Games area with 3/4 size snooker table and table tennis outside.

There are two bathrooms on the ground floor with toilet, washbasins and shower cubicles, tiled floors and walls, tastefully decorated.

Bedroom 1, found upstairs leads off the gallery, this room has exposed beams with views overlooking the front garden. The room has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and coffee table.

En-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower unit, washbasin and toilet.

Bedroom 2, is on the ground floor, in the North Wing, with double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and a coffee table. Exposed beams and an antique tiled floor.

Bedroom 3, in the South Wing is situated on the mezzanine floor overlooking the games room and has 3 single beds, wardrobe. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor. This room has French doors opening onto a terrace with views to the pools and gardens. The room has a double bed , bedside tables, wardrobe, lounge area with 2 easy chairs and a coffee table.. In keeping with the renovation much of the furniture is antique and typically French with the added comfort of modern living.

Bedroom 5, on the ground floor. This room has French doors opening on the rear gardens with views of the Cedar tree. It is a large open airy room having 4 single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables and settee.

OUTSIDE

The Patio and terraces are planted with colourful shrubs and plants,and there is plenty of garden furniture for eating 'al fresco' in the warm balmy evenings!! BBQ provided.

The pools (both heated) are exceptional, Le Cedre Swimming pool is a "free Shape" pool and consists of harigot shaped 6 x 10m main pool with a depth of 2m at the deep end to 1.5m ant the shallow end, the steps are internal. Attached to the main pool is a 3m round children's pool 70centimeters deep with internal steps.

The sterilization of the pool is by saline electrolysis - To put it simply the pool has salt in it and the electrolysis machine breaks the salt down into its base components, chlorine and sodium. This is exactly how the sea is kept clean, it is very natural and the chlorine that is produced is of a different structure making it almost undetectable to smell and kind on the eyes. There is an additional bonus in that the salt in the pool gives more bouyancy that fresh water and that has allowed many of our younger visitor to learn to swim more quickly.

The pool has a large sun bathing terrace, there are sun loungers and table and chairs available.

The pool is enclosed within a security barrier with self-closing gate.. Sun loungers.

The games room situated in the house has a 3/4 size Snooker table. There is table tennis in the garden.

The Gardens. To the front of the house is a stone gravelled area with colourful and interesting shrubs and a variety of annual bedding plants. Another interesting feature is the old village pump. The double gates lead onto a driveway a double garage and plenty of car parking facilities. As you venture further along the drive it opens out onto a woodland. At the furthest end you will find a small lake. The Cedar Tree on the knoll overlooking the lake is several hundred years old.

The rear gardens and HEATED swimming pools are enclosed within a walled courtyard providing shelter and privacy,and the pool is fenced off for security. The swimming pool will be heated May 27 - September 30.

You are invited to visit our other complex in St Martin des Fontaines and you will have full use of the facilities on offer there. These include indoor heated swimming pool, boules, outdoor backgammon and chess, indoor heated pool, snooker and pool.

After a hard day enjoying yourselves, relax with some music on the Hi-fi system or catch upon the English television news, read from the collection of books or watch a DVD to pass those last minutes of a fully enjoyable day.

GUESTS AT LE CEDRE HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES ON SITE, nothing is shared.

More Details

Property Manager
cindy
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

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Amenities

L'Hermenault Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc washbasin, shower. Bathroom 2 shower room with WC, washbasin Bathroom 3 shower, WC, washbasin, also washing machine and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10+ (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed, wardrobe, ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - Double antique bow ended bed. Bedroom 3 - Double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws. Bedroom 4 - 4 single beds, wardrobe, patio doors to garden. Bedroom 5 - Mezzanine, 3 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
GUEST HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ALL FACILITIES ON SITE, NOTHING IS SHARED. Outside: The patio and terraces are planted with colourful shrubs and plants,and there is plenty of garden furniture for eating 'al fresco' in the warm balmy evenings!! BBQ provided. The pools (both heated) are exceptional, Le Cedre Swimming pool is a "free Shape" pool and consists of harigot shaped 6 x 10m main pool with a depth of 2m at the deep end to 1.5m ant the shallow end, the steps are internal. Attached to the main pool is a 3m round children's pool 70 centimeters deep with internal steps. The pool is enclosed within a security barrier with self-closing gate.The pool has a both a paved terrace and a decking terrace, there are sun loungers and table and chairs available. At the furthest end of the garden you will find a small lake. The Cedar Tree on the knoll overlooking the lake is several hundred years old. The rear gardens and heated swimming pools are enclosed within a walled courtyard providing shelter and privacy. The pool will be open and heated 27 May - 28 September. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and house towels can be hired at reasonable rates. Other: Games room with snooker table. Table tennis

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5

An ideal gite for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

After a month touring in France we wanted to relax and meet our family at gite with a private pool. Le Cedre lived up to everyone's expectations pros -plenty of room for the 9 of us, very well equipped with a lovely enclosed heated pool. cons the gate to it wasn't very secure and needs attention. L'Hermenault has a good boulangerie and is only about 5 mins by bike. The Saturday morning market at Fontenay Le Comte is worth a visit and if you go to La Rochelle find 'Ernest Le Glacier' in Rue Du Port for a mouthwatering range of ice cream. Arrangements were handled promptly and professionally by the property manager - we would recommend this gite in the south Vendee for a family gathering.

Martin & Liz Higman

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Le Cedre at La Grange

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Le Cedre. The family have had a very relaxing stay, the swimming pool was a particularly big hit with both the adults and children.

We wanted to visit a part of France that we had not visited before with not too long a drive and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

This is a very spacious house in a wonderfully quiet hamlet, but a short cycle ride to the village for the daily croissants and baguette was quite enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We work hard to ensure that customers have a lovely holiday and it is very rewarding to hear the customers have a lovely time at the property. Thank you for leaving the property in a clean and condition, it is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you to Le Cedre again at some point in the future. Best Wishes.
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Fantastic Holiday in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very relaxing holiday at Le Cedre and wanted to pass on our Thanks. We arrived needing a well earned break with our hectic lives, the property was very clean and tidy and the pool definitely inviting. The property is in a quiet hamlet, but close enough to the village with shops, so not a problem at all. There are lots of great days out in the area, Puy du Fou was great! We all had a great and relaxing time, the heated pool was a firm favourite for the adults and children. We all (reluctantly ) left feeling very relaxed. We will definitely return and have already recommended to friends. Thank you again, you have a great property! Certainly one of the best holiday homes that we have stayed at.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
pouille
Nearest Ferry
186 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
various golf courses 35 minute drive- 1 hour drive
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
fontenay le comte
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
pouille
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
la tranche sur mer, l'aiguillon sur mer, les conch
Car: necessary

There are an abundance of activities available in the area, including cycling, walking, swimming, sailing, surfing, canoeing, go-karting, horse riding, fishing, gold, para gliding etc etc. Something for everyone.

Only 15 minutes away is a popular lakeside beach ( with lifeguards) which has watersports, picnic area, children's play area.

Beaches in the Vendée are excellent, clean and sandy. The nearest are approximately 40km away and take a little under an hour to reach. There are three resorts next to each other on the coast, la Tranche-sur-Mer, l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, and la Faute-sur-Mer . All are excellent for families, for the larger more touristy type of resort les Sables-d'Olonne offers full facilities expected of a more commercialised resort. This very popular resort is 70km away and takes approximately 1½ to reach.

Vouvant is a quiet historic town with a church overlooking a valley and river. There is a very good crêperie and pedalos can be hired out by the hour. This is ideal for the kids as it is only 15 minutes away.

La Rochelle is France's 2nd largest boat building port and the historic Vieux Port remains largely unchanged. A daily fish market can be found in the old town until 12:00 midday. The port is very attractive and waterside cafés and restaurants offer a relaxing break.

Futuroscope is situated near Poitiers, it combines latest cinematic developments with the entertainment and fun of a theme park. there are a dozen or so main attractions comprising some of the largest cinema screens in the world (seven storeys high), 3-d special effects, flight simulators, cinema seats on hydraulic pedestals, all around cinema with picture that extends underneath you, 360degree cinema screens, huge curved screens etc.

Mervent is only a short bike ride from L'Hermenault, it has a dam and a large reservoir. The area has been developed with tourism in mind. There are large wooded areas ideal for walking and particularly mountain biking. There are places where pedalos and wind surfers can be hired, and wind surfing lessons are offered at reasonable rates. There are also restaurants, a small zoo and a very extensive fun park known as 'Pierre Brune', which has dozens of rides from castles, crazy bikes, and slides to hamster wheels and see-saws. This is good value at approximately £3.

Venise Vert is the canal system the Vendée is famous for. There are numerous places (Maillezais is one of the best, 20 min drive from L'Hermenault) where small rowing boats can be hired (with or without guides). Maps are provided and you can navigate round canal systems to set routes.

Puy de Fou is well worth a visit, by day there is a theme park which includes mediaeval jousting, villages with traditional crafts and actors dressed in the period of the day. The highlight is a twice daily display of falconry. The display is held in an amphitheatre with hawks, falcons and eagles swooping over the crowd and collecting food from the falconers who are dressed in traditional costume. This includes every bird of prey you have ever imagined including some enormous vultures. Great fun and highly professional ! By night during the summer Puy de Fou is renowned for holding France's foremost Son et Lumière spectacle.

Île de Ré is a quiet island off La Rochelle, a new road bridge makes it accessible by car. It is picturesque and has numerous beaches, cafés, towns and parks. The cost for the toll bridge is approximately £10 but is free if you cycle or walk out to the island. There is also a very good value golf course on the island.

Cognac is approximately 1½ hours drive south and well worth a visit for the connoisseur. In the centre of the town the best tour is that of the Otard distilleries, where cognac has been made for hundreds of years. A sample session follows the tour, but drivers beware, new laws on drink driving are more strict than UK.

Saumur is more for the wine buff, it is similar distance north and this town on the Loire also offers numerous caves (cellars) along with various historic buildings.

St Emilion is ½ hour drive south of Cognac, this historic wine producing region is for the red wine enthusiasts and boasts excellent tours of vineyards and historic sites.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.99

Booking Notes:
A non refundable booking deposit of £250 per week is required to secure the booking and the balance is due 12 weeks before arrival.
A £200 security deposit is required. This is fully refundable if no damage/breakages and left in a clean and tidy condition.

Changeover Day:
Friday Changeover.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Optional extras: Linen hire available £10.00 per person per week.
Hire of towels £10 per set.
End of stay clean, if required £80

7 night durations in school summer holidays incurs a supplement of £50
Security deposit £200 fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund