|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The property was originally a Scierie (saw mill) which has now been converted into a modern first floor apartment / gite retaining many original features including a 200 year old oak “A” frame beam along with oak window lintels and exposed stone walls. The kitchen is modern equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.There is a dining table for 4 people and a utility area with a washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor. The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player. Free WIFI throughout the apartment. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with twin beds, bedside tables, spacesaver wardrobe. shower room includes toilet, wash basin with mirror and shower. The apartment comes with its own terrace area with bbq, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool just across from the apartment. Secure parking.
La Tannerie is a 200 year old farmhouse which had not been lived in for over 30 years. We are located in the centre of the village and within a 2 minute walk of an excellent bakers, award winning butchers, convenience shop, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, pizza, sandwiches and pizza to either eat in or take-away, chemist, post office . It has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home which we share with our cat. The property benefits from a heated swimming pool (heated May to September, subject to weather conditions) and enclosed walled garden with a lawned area, flower beds and a kitchen garden. We sleep up to 6 people, 3 bedrooms (1x kingsize bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds in each), all ensuite with English televisions in each. WIFI is free throughout the property. There is a large kitchen/dining/breakfast room along with a lounge for relaxing (when renting the exclusivity of the Farmouse you also have access to the family lounge with leather sofas, English television with a flat screen and DVD. We are located in the South Vendee within the heart of the Marais Poitevin which is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The river Sevre runs through our area for fishing and hiring of river flat bottom boats for punting up and down benefiting from the peaceful country land. There are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots and a local nature reserve with wildlife. Flat and quiet roads make it ideal for an afternoon cycle. We are just 40 minutes away from the beautiful town and harbour of La Rochelle.
Emma and David Barton purchased this apartment in 2010
We are within easy reach of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee beaches, the forest of Mervent and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Vouvant.
The area is filled with canals and therefore very flat perfect for cycling, walking or even just taking a picnic down by the river. There is also a local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle which will take you through some of the local villages and providing a lovely afternoon's adventure.
Vix also offers two local award winning wine producers and wine tasting can be arranged.
The house has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home to stay in.
All bedrooms are en suite, the master bedroom benefits from a king size bed, free wifi is provided throughout the house. English and French cable flat screen televisions are provided in each bedroom.
The swimming pool is heated and the garden provides a perfect area to relax in.
Meals can be arrange for those who would like to relax and enjoy local produce in the evening rather than going out.
Lovely apartment, spotlessly clean and well supplied with many extras. Lovely patio area for sitting outside.Garden and pool were immaculate.
Emma and David were the perfect hosts -generous, friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The meals we had with them were amazing - Emma is an excellent cook.
They were very helpful with suggestions of places to visit - we particularly enjoyed the Ile de Re.
We cannot recommend highly enough.
Thank you Emma and David - we will be back!
Emma and David met us on arrival and made our stay really welcoming We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal from their own kitchen ( well worth booking ) The Petite Tannerie was both comfortable and well equipped. The small town of Vix is ideal for visiting both La Rochelle, the coastal towns and the vendee inland waterways
We have stayed in many apartments and gites in France and
this was the very best. Emma and David are very welcoming hosts. Dinner on the night of our arrival was fantastic plus Emma is a great cook ( no searching for a restaurant )
The accommodation and swimming pool are first class and
watching English T.V (Queens Tennis and Royal Ascot) on the rainy days was an extra bonus
We certainly recommend La Tannerie and will certainly stay
there again on our next visit to the Vendee.
WE have not been to this particular area before, but been quite close. Emma and David were very welcoming and friendly. They showed us round the gite and swimming pool area. They informed us of what was available in the village. The gite is a two bedroomed flat that is very clean and well maintained.
They are a very friendly couple who frequently put a meal on in their own house and invited us around. They have family who live close by and we were invited to have a meal with them as well.
They recommended a restaurant in Fontany Le Comte, which was excellent, my husband had a steak and it was one of the best he has tasted.
The area is very pretty and unfortunately we could not get around as much as we would have liked, because my husband had sprained his ankle before we went. Emma and her mum both helped out with ankle supports etc. They could not have been more helpful. Especially to two relative strangers.
I would recommend this gite to family and friends, it was a very relaxing holiday. We hope to go back some day.
What a pleasure it was to walk into La Petite Tannerie as a time served carpenter I really appreciated the original exposed Oak Beam, window lintels and exposed stone walls. The apartment was well presented and furnished with everything we required. Emma and David were on site to answer any questions and give advice regarding trips out to the area. We took advantage of the bicycles to cycle round the canals and nature reserve at the end of the village, the topiary garden in Vix is a must for all gardeners. Use of the swimming pool just made our holiday perfect.
What a delightful stay we had at La Petite Tannerie located in the small but typical French village of Vix. La Petite Tannerie and its surroundings was a true reflection of the description and website photos. It was fitted with everything that one would require for a holiday including WIFI and English tv making it a comfortable and pleasant stay. The access to the private pool and walled garden was superb and it was also a huge plus to have secure parking in their own car park. La Petite Tannerie is well located for day visits to La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Coulon, Mervent Forest and La Tranche Sur Mer to name but a few and the wine tasting at the local vineyard is a must. Thanks Emma and David for a memorable holiday.
40 minute drive to La Rochelle and the Ile de Re beaches.
50 minute drive to La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendee beaches
6 hours, 30 minutes from Calais
4 hours from Caen
40 minutes from La Rochelle Airport
1 hour from Poitiers Airport
1 hour 10 minutes from Nantes Airport
2hours from Bordeaux Airport
12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes.
40 minutes to La Rochelle, which is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops.
45 minutes to Ile de Re, you will find many villages and small towns to visit.
90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope.
Within a 2 minute walk we have a bakers, butchers, 2 convenience shops, chemist, bank, post office, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, sandwiches, lasagne and pizza to either eat in or take-away
12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with many shops, supermarkets, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.
Evening Meal (24 hours notice)
€22.00 per person, four courses plus half a bottle of wine and coffee
€18.00 per person, grand BBQ with salads, dessert and half a bottle of wine
Packed lunches (24 hours notice)
€7 per person, packed in a cool box (half a baguette with filling (ham, cheese, tuna, egg, salad) crisps, fruit, yoghurt and a cold soft drink)
*A charge or deposit will be required
We operate a non smoking policy within the house
No pets are allowed