Apartment in Vouvant, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Overlooking Ancient Church and Square of Beautiful Medieval Village
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Jackie and Mike's apartment is superbly furnished and decorated and a wonderful location in stunning grounds. The church nearby rang its bells on the hour and half and I thought at first would be annoying but in fact they were strangely comforting .Out of the gate into the village to fetch fresh bread allowed me to soak up the French atmosphere.
Fabulous and friendly.
Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful well equipped and comfortable apartment. The apartment and converted monastery complex as a whole was very well maintained and the village is full of French charm. The residents were very welcoming, and helpful if you had any questions or needed advice about the complex or surrounding area. We would definitely recommend this apartment for a relaxing or active holiday. We will certainly, if able, return in the future.
A marvellous oasis of style!
The photos don't do justice to how well-equipped is this two-bedroom unit in a converted monetary! Everything possible has been thought of re: furnishings and appliances (bar the amusingly tiny television!), and the property and grounds are immaculately maintained. I didn't use the pool though it looked sparkling. All in all, thoroughly recommendable, and just steps from everything charming Vouvant has to offer. Merci Mille fois, Jacki and Mike!!
The apartment is small but spectacular. It is immaculately kitted out with everything you need.
We loved our holiday, and had the best combination of a beautiful apartment within a superb complex that includes a pool and extraordinary grounds. Vouvant itself is a charming village set within exquisite natural surrounds.
Beautiful, thank you!
As always Le Monestere was beautiful. The apartment is great, comfortable and with everything we need. The grounds are pretty and well tended. And the residents gave us a warm and friendly welcome. As soon as we drive into Vouvant we relax. Hope to be back next year!
Fantastic property, beautifully presented located in a stunning setting
Just spent an enjoyable fortnight at Le Monaster. A truly beautiful apartment located within a fantastic setting. The gardens and the pool complete the perfect package.
The region is renowned for its coastline, with some of the best blue flag beaches in the country and a micro-climate second only to the South of France. There are also splendid resorts; from the family-oriented Les Sables d’Olonne in the north to La Rochelle in the south - one of the most attractive seaside towns in France. To the west of La Rochelle lies the Ile de Ré, a charming offshore island dotted with quaint villages and glorious beaches. The coast is within 60 mins drive of Vouvant.
Airports at La Rochelle, Poitiers and Nantes – all approximately 1 hour (car hire available).
There are good auto-route links from the ferry ports of St Malo 3.5 hours. Caen 4 hours. Cherbourg 4.5 hours and Calais 6.5 hours. International rail links to Poitiers. Car recommended.
Centrally located within the village. Larger towns of la Châtaigneraie and Fontenay Le Comte, within 10 and 15 minutes drive respectively, have a good selection of supermarkets, restaurants and banks.
Grand Parc de Puy de Fou – unmissable spectacle combining historical theme park and pageantry with a cast of thousands approx 60 minutes.
Within Vouvant: tourist office, medieval ramparts, artists’ studios/galleries, horse riding, bicycle hire, tennis courts, gift shops, pharmacy, grocer, boulangerie, auberge/restaurant/bar, bar/tabac and café.
Within a 10 minute drive: La Châtaigneraie – Nearest town with good selection of banks and supermarkets. Forest of Mervent – The largest forest in the Vendée with hundreds of miles of trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. At the heart of the forest is a large lake with a nautical activities centre.
Within a 20 minute drive: Fontenay Le Comte - Listed as a town of Art and History, with impressive Renaissance and 18th Century architecture, including the Château de Terre-Neuve. Bustling Saturday market in and around the old market hall – great for a good range of fresh local produce. Marais Poitevin – A beautiful area of marshland, criss-crossed with canals (known locally as the Venise Verte). A haven for flora and fauna, and a centre for boating, cycling and walking.
Within a 60 minute drive: La Rochelle – One of the most picturesque and historically rich cities in France: soak up the atmosphere from one of the many excellent restaurants lining the Old Port; stroll through covered arcades lined with stylish shops or explore its many forms of heritage and culture.