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Recently renovated holiday house in the heart of a small French town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three BR, shower room, bathroom, 2 separate WC, sleeps max 11

Recently renovated house with a large secure garden (ideal for children) and patio in the heart of a small country town, overlooking the town square and it's church. Ideal for two small families. A very comfortable stay for those wishing to discover the French way of life and the Vendée. No need to go far -

Ste Cécile has a butcher's, baker's, pharmacy, local shop and town hall and is only 10 minutes away from the larger towns and motorways.

The Atlantic coast is a 45 minute drive with it's small fishing ports and long sandy beaches, and the Puy Du Fou attraction park is only 25 minutes away!

More Details

Mrs Joussaume
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017


Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nantes or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
St Vincent Sterlanges
Nearest Ferry
265 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
58 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Les Essarts or Bournezeau
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
St Vincent Sterlanges
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
La Tranche sur Mer or Les Sables d'Olonne
Car: necessary

Places not to miss for those seeking local sites of interest: le Puy du Fou History Theme Park, the Steam Railway at Mortagnes sur Sèvre, the Zoo at les Sables d'Olonne, the Aquariums at Port Bourgenay and La Rochelle, Green Venice (punting on the river!) or Vélo Rail at Commequiers. There are also many historical towns and villages with their castles and restaurants (Fontenay le Comte, Luçon, Pouzauges, Clisson, Tiffauges, La Rochelle , Nantes and Vouvant) and nearby islands - Ré, Yeu and Noirmoutier! If you prefer the sporty option, why not a little sailing, surfing or windsurfing at La Tranche sur Mer and Jard sur Mer. If not, there is always a round of golf (Coëx, Port Bourgenay, la Rochelle, Cholet) or an afternoon fishing at one of the many lakes and ponds (eg. Pescalis fishing park!), and for those who want more, the tree adventure park - Indian Forest! If natural calm is your goal - why not a bike ride in the quiet country lanes or a stroll in the evening sun..


Sainte-Cécile House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • There is also a settee bed in the living room which can sleep 2 people. We can also provide a travel cot, baby's bath, baby bouncer and high chair. The two upstairs bedrooms have wardrobes and the downstairs bedroom has cupboards.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 9 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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Recently renovated holiday house in the heart of a small French town
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Our holiday in sainte Cecile.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in sainte Cecile. The house was very clean and spacious. Our 3 children loved it. The bikes were great we cycled around the country roads. Lindsay was so friendly and welcoming and was a huge help providing information about the best places to visit so we could plan our trips. The house had absolutely everything you could want. Thank you Lindsay for all your help. Paula and Brendan.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula and Brendan, Good to hear that you all got home ok. I hope the journey wasn't too long. How's Dillan's sunburn - I imagine it's almost healed up by now? I was really glad to meet you all - it's a shame we didn't have time to spend an evening together. Anyway, take care and maybe we will meet you again (this time in Tipperary maybe.....) very warm regards Lindsay (ps I didn't find any left behind wallets!)
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Our stay at Lindsay's house

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in the Vendee. We enjoyed the 4 jours en Randonnee en stayed in this beautiful and big house. We had permission to use everything there was. The rooms are big, the kitchen is big and the private bathroom in my bedroom was great :-) There are 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets and everthing was clean.

Thank you for letting us stay in this nice house.


  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carola, I am pleased to see that you all got home safely. I hope your return journey wasn't too long. Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased that your Holiday went well and that you enjoyed France. Maybe we will meet again in the future. Many kind regards, Lindsay
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  • 5 of 5

Au cœur du village, belle et grande maison très propre, très bien équipée ( rien ne manque), situation idéale pour visiter la région et à peine à 1/2 heure du Puy du Fou. Et que dire de l'accueil ! Lindsay est ADORABLE, CHALEUREUSE, elle vous reçoit comme un membre de la famille, vous offre plein de produits régionaux, vous donne des conseils de visite, des conseils d'itinéraire ... entre autre aller au Puy du Fou en évitant les embouteillages !!!!

Mesdames, Messieurs, vous faites ce que vous voulez mais nous, si nous retournons en Vendée, ce sera chez Lindsay, c'est l'endroit à ne pas rater surtout que, cerise sur le gâteau, les voisins sont très sympathiques.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir M Prevost. Je suis contente que vous êtes rentrés sans soucis. Merci pour vos commentaires gentils. C'était un plaisir de vous accueillir chez nous. Et le principal c'est que vous avez passé un bon séjour! Bien sûr si jamais vous souhaitez revenir vous serez bien venu. Bonne continuation. Lindsay
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Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Séjour vendéen très agréable. Merci à la propriétaire, charmante.

Situation idéale au coeur de la vendée militaire et du Puy du Fou.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Maison dans village tranquille

  • 3 of 5

Petite maison dans un village où il n'y a plus de boulangerie. Présence d'une petite surface commerciale et d'un bistro-restaurant. A +/- 1 heure de la mer, +/- 3/4 d'heure des marais ...

Maison pour laquelle nous avons fait déjà certaines remarques à la propriétaire en partant : literies peu confortables/pas de grandes casseroles/ garde-robes et placards occupés par des effets personnels/ pas de porte manteaux/ meubles peu solides et peu confortables/ attention, cuisinière à induction/ installation wifi dans une chambre (ondes) et des plantes dans une autre/couteaux qui ne coupent pas/ téléphone qui sonne constamment/ ...

Propriétaire très sympathique qui prévoit l'accueil avec un vin rosé vendéen au frigo + une autre bouteille de vin rouge + biscuits+ sardines+une spécialité de mogettes : pour cela, merci car nous avons du parcourir + de 60 km pour rien pour atteindre le gîte vu que le code postal fourni était erroné!

Un jardin spacieux et protégé si on a des enfants. Vélos à disposition.

Produits d'entretien et papier wc à disposition à l'arrivée : à remplacer si utilisés : système pratique et qui montre la confiance.

Maison pour loger mais, désolées, qui ne nous a pas fait rêvé.

Coût de l'entretien si on choisit de ne pas le faire avant de partir : 60 euros.

La maison prise en photo (ci-jointe) n'est pas le gîte loué.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable, à recommander.

  • 5 of 5

Accueil chaleureux et très sympathique avec un ensemble de produits locaux offerts à l'arrivée.

Logement spacieux en excellent état.

Grand jardin avec équipements à disposition : table de ping-pong, barbecue, chaises longues...

Petit lac à 20mn, le puy du fou à 30mn...

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $284.39

Charges included.
If you leave the apartment clean and tidy as you found it upon arrival then there are no additional costs. However, there is a cleaning fee of 60 euros if you do not wish to clean the apartment at the end of your stay, or you would like us to take care of the cleaning.
We can offer a nightly rate at certain times of the year - contact us for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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