|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set in the Vendee in a peaceful and tranquil location, La Grange comprises of 2 attractive farmhouses which have been converted to 4 spacious gites each with it's own fully equipped kitchen, garden furniture, bbq and large terrace. The property enjoys views over open countryside and has 2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also free use of a fishing lake only 300 metres from the property, with carp, pike, roach, tench etc. WIFI
* Large Outdoor Swimming Pool 12m x 6m
* Large Indoor Heated Pool 8m x 4m
* Games barn offering Snooker, Pool and Table Tennis
* Tv Lounge with Satellite TV and DVD
* Children's Play area with Large Trampoline
Shared Grounds and Facilities
2.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of room for children to play. Plenty of quiet and shady corners for peaceful relaxation. There is also a Boules court. Outdoor swimming pool (12 metres x 6 metres) is fenced off for security. Large Trampoline and children's play area.
Games barn offers: Indoor Heated 8 metres x 4 metres swimming pool. Snooker, Pool, Table Tennis Tables
TV Lounge offering Satellite TV and DVD
Indoor Heated Pool
The Indoor heated pool is an 8m x 4m with a tiled finish, it is 1.5m deep.
There are tables and chairs around the pool and the large patio doors open out onto a large terrace with tables and chairs and there are great views across the surrounding country side.
The Pool has a heat cover which retains the heat when not in use.
The pool is protected by a by patio doors which has a high catch which must be fastened when the last responsible adult leaves.
The Outdoor swimming pool is 10 x 6m with roman steps, it varies in height from 2.4m at the deep end to .9m at the shallow end. It is constructed in concrete with a fibre glass liner.
The pool is not heated other than by the sun, but is generally at a suitable temperature from May till October
The pool has a large terrace with tables and chairs and is protected by a hedge and security fence with self-closing gates.
The sterilization of the pool is by saline electrolysis. To put it simply the pool has salt in it and the electrolysis machine breaks the salt down into its base components, chlorine and sodium. This is exactly how the sea is kept clean, it is very natural and the chlorine that is produced is of a different structure making it almost undetectable to smell and kind on the eyes. There is an additional bonus in that the salt in the pool gives more bouyancy that fresh water and that has allowed many of our younger visiters to learn to swim more quickly.
We are proud of our gardens at La Grange not only because of the way they are landscaped and the vast amount of colour in the flower beds, but because of the amount of enjoyment that they bring to our visiters.
The gardens were designed so that where ever you are on the site there is always something interesting to view, and with the gardens blending into the natural landscape it has the feel of space and being together with nature.
The gardens are basically in two parts, the landscaped garden and the sports field though within the former there is a boules court.
One of the reasons that our Gites stand out from most others in the south of the Vendee is the amount and the quality of our on site Activities
What ever the weather there is something to keep you amused or entertained regardless of your age.
Children especially are catered for under the old saying if the children are content so are the parents.
Outdoor Pool with terrace
Heated indoor Pool,
Swings and trepeze,
Snooker table (full size)
2 x American Pool tables,
3x Table Tennis,
Multigym, fitness cycle,
Acres for lawns for all manor of games
like Croquet, badminton, etc.,
TV lounge with: Satelite TV, DVD, Video, XBOX, Music Center
Library with books and videos.
WIFI computer connections.
Entrance Hall - On the split level has armchairs and settee.
Ground Floor - American style open plan lounge, Kitchen/diner, bedroom and bathroom with washing machine, patio doors to terrace.
First Floor - 3 bedrooms and second bathroom.
Kitchen - Large fridge freezer, gas cooker with 4 rings and oven, double sink, microwave , large work surfaces and cupboard space and ample pots pans and utensil.
Dining area - Large table and chairs for all the family.
Lounge - Large corner settee and arm chairs.
Bedroom 1 - Off the lounge area, two single beds,bedside table and wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 - On the first floor has double bed, bedside tables and wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 - Two single beds, bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of draws.
Bedroom 4 - Single bed and a set of bed bunks,bedside table and wardrobe.
Bathroom 1 - On the ground floor, walk-in shower, washbasin, toilet and the washing machine.
Bathroom 2 - On the second floor, walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet.
Private patio, table, chairs.BBQ
There is so much to do in the area for all ages and preferences!
There are an abundance of sports in the area, it is excellent for cycling, fishing, walking, horse riding, swimming, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, padle boats, go-karting, para sailing etc
Also a wide variation of places to visit with theme parks, museums, zoo, etc Puy u Fou is an absolute must see!
Beaches in the Vendée are excellent, clean and sandy. The nearest are approximately 40km away and take a little under an hour to reach. There are three resorts next to each other on the coast, la Tranche-sur-Mer, l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, and la Faute-sur-Mer . All are excellent for families, for the larger more touristy type of resort les Sables-d'Olonne offers full facilities expected of a more commercialised resort. This very popular resort is 70km away and takes approximately 1½ to reach.
Vouvant is a quiet historic town with a church overlooking a valley and river. There is a very good crêperie and pedalos can be hired out by the hour. This is ideal for the kids as it is only 15 minutes away.
La Rochelle is France's 2nd largest boat building port and the historic Vieux Port remains largely unchanged. A daily fish market can be found in the old town until 12:00 midday. The port is very attractive and waterside cafés and restaurants offer a relaxing break.
Futuroscope is situated near Poitiers, it combines latest cinematic developments with the entertainment and fun of a theme park. there are a dozen or so main attractions comprising some of the largest cinema screens in the world (seven storeys high), 3-d special effects, flight simulators, cinema seats on hydraulic pedestals, all around cinema with picture that extends underneath you, 360degree cinema screens, huge curved screens etc.
Mervent is only a short bike ride from L'Hermenault, it has a dam and a large reservoir. The area has been developed with tourism in mind. There are large wooded areas ideal for walking and particularly mountain biking. There are places where pedalos and wind surfers can be hired, and wind surfing lessons are offered at reasonable rates. There are also restaurants, a small zoo and a very extensive fun park known as 'Pierre Brune', which has dozens of rides from castles, crazy bikes, and slides to hamster wheels and see-saws. This is good value at approximately £3.
Venise Vert is the canal system the Vendée is famous for. There are numerous places (Maillezais is one of the best, 20 min drive from L'Hermenault) where small rowing boats can be hired (with or without guides). Maps are provided and you can navigate round canal systems to set routes.
Puy de Fou is well worth a visit, by day there is a theme park which includes mediaeval jousting, villages with traditional crafts and actors dressed in the period of the day. The highlight is a twice daily display of falconry. The display is held in an amphitheatre with hawks, falcons and eagles swooping over the crowd and collecting food from the falconers who are dressed in traditional costume. This includes every bird of prey you have ever imagined including some enormous vultures. Great fun and highly professional ! By night during the summer Puy de Fou is renowned for holding France's foremost Son et Lumière spectacle.
Île de Ré is a quiet island off La Rochelle, a new road bridge makes it accessible by car. It is picturesque and has numerous beaches, cafés, towns and parks. The cost for the toll bridge is approximately £10 but is free if you cycle or walk out to the island. There is also a very good value golf course on the island.
Cognac is approximately 1½ hours drive south and well worth a visit for the connoisseur. In the centre of the town the best tour is that of the Otard distilleries, where cognac has been made for hundreds of years. A sample session follows the tour, but drivers beware, new laws on drink driving are more strict than UK.
Saumur is more for the wine buff, it is similar distance north and this town on the Loire also offers numerous caves (cellars) along with various historic buildings.
St Emilion is ½ hour drive south of Cognac, this historic wine producing region is for the red wine enthusiasts and boasts excellent tours of vineyards and historic sites.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 11 2017 - Jun 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 8 2017 - Jul 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 13 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$243|
We require a non- refundable booking deposit to secure the booking (£250 per week per unit) and completed booking form.
The balance payment is due 12 weeks prior to rental.
Ardoux - 5 bedrooms, changeover day is Saturday
Chene (4 bedrooms), Frene (3 bedrooms), Sapin (2 bedrooms) are a Thursday changeover day.
Outside of the mian season we are flexible with the arrival/departure dates.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.
Optional Extras: Linen hire - £10.00 per person per week. House Towels £10 per set.
You will need to bring pool/beach towels.
Security deposit £200 per gite (£500 for Ardoux)- Fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
Supplement of £50 for 7 night durations in school summer holidays
Optional end of stay clean £80
Arrivals after 4pm and departures before 10am.