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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:
June 23, 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.


Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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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 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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