Les Alouettes is a converted barn located on the edge of Le Langon, a village in the South Vendée close to Fontenay le Comte.
The property has been converted and renovated to provide high quality accommodation for up to 8 people plus 2 infants. Les Alouettes has been well furnished and equipped to make the property equally suitable for family groups holidaying with young children as for groups of friends travelling together. The gite is located next to our own home and we (Jon & Julia and our three daughters) are on hand to offer any information or assistance you might want.
Inside, Les Alouettes is dominated by a high and airy central living area. Downstairs, there is a large kitchen / diner. the kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker, fridge / freezer and a wide selection of utensils. There is also a washing machine here.
The solid-wood dining table seats eight in comfort while to one side of the kitchen there is a small seating area with a sofa and a collection of toys & games for children.
On the mezzanine above the kitchen there is a comfortable seating area with sofas and easy chairs. Here there is also a television (with both English & French language channels), a music system, a well-stocked bookcase and a cupboard with board games.
The sleeping area comprises of two suites of rooms, each made up of two bedrooms plus a bathroom set either side of the central living area, an arrangement that makes the property particularly suitable for two families taking a holiday together. Each suite includes a double bedroom, a twin bedroom (with cot); one of the twin rooms can be arranged as a king-sized double if required. The bathrooms each have a bath with shower over, sink and WC.
Outside, the gite has a terrace fitted with a shade sail. There is a table for outside dining and a BBQ for outside cooking. The garden has a well-equipped play area and outdoor games (table tennis, boules, Molkey) are provided for your use.
The swimming pool is fenced for security and boiler heated for comfort. It is constructed in the shape of an “L” and is large – equivalent in size to a 12 by 6-meter rectangular pool. Depth ranges from 2.1 meters to 80 cm. The design of the pool means that those who wish to swim can enjoy one part of the pool while others play in the shallower part Les Alouettes is not part of a gite complex and the pool is not shared with other properties. We – the owners – do occasionally use the pool.
Les Alouettes is located in the village of Le Langon, which has an excellent bakery, a general store and a café / bar. The village and its neighbors host a number of festivals and events during the summer months that give a real taste of French country life.
The gite is roughly equidistant between the market towns of Fontenay le Comte and Luçon, both of which have a full range of shops & services as well as a fine selection of restaurants. The sights of the area are within easy reach: the beaches of the South Vendée (which are rather excellent) are an easy drive (La Faute sur Mer is about 40 km away); La Rochelle with its lively city centre, shopping and restaurants is 45 km. There are adventure parks (Indian Forrest & the O’Gliss water park) 45 minutes drive away and the world-class theme park at the Puy du Fou is less than an hour. Closer to home, the natural beauty of the Mervent forest with its shady trails & cycle paths, lake (with water sports centre) and zoo is a 15 minute trip.
For groups travelling with young children, cots, highchairs, children’s’ crockery and a bottle sterilizer are provided. Buggy loan is available is desired and the stairs to the mezzanine are fitted with gates top and bottom.
We provide all bedlinen and towels (bath and pool / beach); all utilities, local taxes and end-of-stay cleaning is included.