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Pretty Gite, With Beautiful Heated Swimming Pool, In A Small Hamlet

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite near La Chataigneraie, Vendee, France. - Set in peaceful rolling farmland. Close to the village, and amenities, of St. Pierre Du Chemin.

The gite has 2 large bedrooms and can accommodate 6 + a baby. It has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a bath and shower and comfortable lounge, with UK TV and internet access, (wi-fi and cabled). There are several areas for 'alfresco' eating, all equipped with tables and chairs. The garden, with a large covered terrace, and the pool area, are delightful places to sit! The surrounding rolling countryside offers wonderful views with many footpaths to explore. A stone picnic table and benches are but a 3 minute walk along the lane! In the nearby village of St Pierre du Chemin, (3 minutes by car) there is a general store with a post office, award winning boulangerie, bank with cashpoint, hairdressers, restaurant/bar and chemist. There are two large supermarkets and numerous other shops, within a 10 minute drive, in the nearby town of La Chataigneraie.

Chris & Julie Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Chris & Julie Taylor

Chris and Julie Taylor, who now live next door to the gite, bought the property as a holiday home in 2004. We loved being here so much, that we couldn’t bear to leave it, and so, 2 years later, we made the decision to move here permanently. We are now happily installed into the French way of life, with our two sons. Being people who enjoy outdoor living, the sunny climate here is ideal!

Chris & Julie Taylor purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Chris & Julie Taylor chose Fontenay-le-Comte area

Having spent many years holidaying in France, this was our chosen area. The beautiful rolling countryside, relaxed attitude to life, and welcoming people would have been enough in itself: but the excellent climate, coupled with its close proximity to the sea, made it perfect for our chosen lifestyle. Easy access to the many ferry ports and airports aided our choice.

What makes this bungalow unique

Because of its location, you are able to have the best of both worlds. The Gite is in a small, quiet, hamlet, whilst having quick and easy access to all the amenities you could need. With footpaths leading straight from the gite, you can enjoy short or long country walks, finishing with a glass of wine, and a relaxing dip in your heated pool! Pool is available from June to mid September.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jayne C. Thank you for a lovely holiday, the Gite & the Pool have been perfect.

Imi C. It’s the ‘homeliest’ house we’ve ever stayed in in France!

Eleanor T. Dear Chris and Julie,

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the warm welcome to

your lovely gite. It made such a difference that you had thought about the

fact that we have little ones and that they had things to play with and

space to crawl about. We really had a lovely time.

John G.

It was our first holiday in France and we couldn't have wanted for a better experience. Writing this testimonial six months later has brought back many of our happy memories of a wonderful holiday.
Nov 2010
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Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • With full size bath, and shower above. Heated towel rail. Vanity unit with sink, and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and ample storage and hanging space. Bedroom 2 sleeps 4 , (4 single beds or one double and 2 singles. You can choose). Cot available on request. Also with ample hanging and storage space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: In addition to the above, we are happy to include, free of charge, a ‘welcome pack’. (Tea, coffee, milk, bread, biscuits etc.) We are also happy to provide, on request, free of charge, an infant bed guard, baby cot, baby bath and high chair. Outside: The beautiful heated swimming pool (10metres x 5 metres,) is entirely private and not shared with any other gite. It is in it’s own, separate garden, perfect for dipping in and out of! It has a shallow end entered by ‘Roman’ steps: ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.The gite garden has a garden table, parasol and chairs,and ample parking. The terraces have tables, chairs, sun loungers and parasols. For walkers, and strollers, wonderful footpaths lead from the gite, through beautiful rolling countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered bed linen and towels can be provided at €12 per person per week. The property is to be left clean on departure. Other: Toys and games in the gite for children of all ages.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Pretty Gite, With Beautiful Heated Swimming Pool, In A Small Hamlet
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this gite.

It was the perfect holiday for us & our 2 sons (10 & 14).

The private pool was fantastic & our youngest son is now a confident swimmer. Having free wifi & British TV was great & the owners, Julie & Chris, were on hand with great advice for things to do & see. The gite is in the middle of farmland & had everything you needed. Paying extra for fresh bedding & towels each week meant we didn't have to take ours. Plenty of wardrobe space for clothes & the welcome pack was great. Would definitely recommend this gite to anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Gite would recommend

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week we had at this Gite. The owners, Chris and Julie, are so nice, friendly and welcoming. The Gite was very well equipped and the swimming pool is out of this world. Pity we were only able to stay a week due to work commitments, two weeks would be perfect. We certainly didn't want to leave. A week went too fast! Many thanks Chris and Julie! X

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Perfect gite and pool, Julie and Chris were always on hand but not intrusive.. We had everything we needed in the gite and the heated pool was a mini paradise. The location was very quite and peaceful and the locals were very friendly. Big supermarket a short drive away for everything we needed.We fully recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway. Katherine,Phi and Jasmine x

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect retreat, fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect rural retreat! The pool looked great in the photos but was even better in reality! Both the gite and the pool were immaculately kept, with every need catered for. Chris and Julie were the perfect hosts, they gave us as much space as we needed but were also on hand if/when we needed help and advice. Two weeks around that pool will pass very quickly, you might want to look at booking three or four! Thanks Chris and Julie, you and your beautiful gite are often in our thoughts and we will remember our holiday with you for a long time to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic Gem, the perfect family gettaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic stay at Chris and Julie's perfect Gite. It had everything and more that we could have needed. Chris and Julie were fantastic and made our stay even more enjoyable. They had fantastic local knowledge and would lend us as much of their time that we needed. The pool is kept to an amazing standard and was the highlight of our trip. It was always warm and clean. I would highly recommend this Gite to families. Thank you Chris and Julie for making it such a memorable holiday for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Gite Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Gîte heaven

Over the years we have tried cottage holidays and have had a lot of fun times. However,

in answer to the question "would you go there again" the answer is always "Not really".

So it gives me pleasure to say that here is a gîte that I would go to again.

I look for: No stairs, Bathroom and w.c. together, Sitting room opening onto outside for eating, windows and doors that work, beds that are normal height, fully equipped kitchen, bath and shower, British satellite TV, mobile reception, WiFi and parking off road.

If these are some of your priorities book with confidence.

Now. If there is a pool that would be a bonus. Well there is a pool and what a pool! It is beautifully maintained and presented it has all the right furniture and is surrounded by flower arrangements whilst privacy is ensured by trees and hedges. The water was warm. (32°)

The gîte has exclusive use of the pool and the owners look after it.

If you are not convinced yet. The owners Chis and Julie live next door and they will not be intrusive. However, they will be on hand if you need them and they are two really charming people.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The beautiful beaches of the Vendee are just over an hour's drive from us.with various resorts, and water parks. They range from calm, sandy bays, to surfing and water sport beaches. From secluded beaches to lively resorts. Sailing boats, windsurfers and surf boards can all be hired. At low tide, many people collect oysters and mussels from the rocks. Boat trips to nearby islands.


The airports of La Rochelle, Nantes and Poitiers are all within easy reach of the gite, with a wide number of airlines serving them. The port of St Malo is just over 3 hours. Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, Boulogne and Calais are within easy reach too. We would recommend having a car.


There is so much to do in the area! There are golf courses, the ‘Pescalis’ fishing lakes (one of Europe's premier fishing centres), rivers with pedaloes for hire, the ‘Marais Poitevin’ (known as the ‘Green Venice’) to explore by hired boat. forest walks, pleasure flights. ‘Forest of adventure’, go-carting, miles of cycle paths, horse riding, you can visit local wine ‘caves’. The internationally renowned ‘Puy du Fou’ theme park is 25 minutes away. ‘Futuroscope’ theme park is just over an hour.

Further Details:

The world famous 'Puy Du Fou' theme park is about 25 minutes drive away.It has been voted the 'best theme park in the world' at the 'theme park oscars'.

There are many Chateaux and historic towns to explore in the locality. Fontenay le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee, is about half an hour by car.The local town of la Chataigneraie, (10 mins by car) has 3 supermarkets, banks, and other shops. There are numerous restaurants within a 20 minute drive, a zoo close by. An aquarium at the lovely port of La Rochelle, about an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
rate 3
Apr 9 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 4
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 5
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 6
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 7
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
rate 8
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 9
Oct 22 2017 - Dec 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36
Stay tax $0.78 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
Booking procedure is all conducted by email and telephone with confirmation via email. A £100 non refundable deposit is required with all bookings. Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £100 is payable on arrival in cash, and will be refunded at the end of the stay, as long as the gite is left clean and damage free, as it was found!

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Please arrive after 16.00 and depart before 1030.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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