Farmhouse in Saint Maurice le Girard, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee, Pay de la Loire, France - Tranquil Location With No Near Neighbours But Still Only A Short Walk From The Village
Detached, 19th Century farmhouse in tranquil rural location in the Southern Vendee.
The spectacular Vendeen beaches are just over an hour away to the west. La Tranche sur Mer and Les Conches being the nearest.
La Rochelle airport is 65 minutes with Nantes a little further and Poitiers (and Futuroscope) a good 90 minutes. St. Malo is a three hour drive, Calais six and a half with others somewhere in between. There is a TGV station at Niort (on the Paris La Rochelle route) which is a little under an hour away. The house is 30 minutes from the A83.
The village is a ten minute walk, the nearest town is a five minute drive.The forest of the Mervent and the Vendee valley are a short drive away as are the picturesque villages/towns of Vouvant, Mouillon en Pareds, Cheffois and Fontenay le Comte. There are popular weekly markets at Fontenay and Coulonges. Puy du Fou is only 30 minutes away.
There is good cycling (the Vendee has a well marked system of dedicated cycle ways), walking (there are many walks directly from the house), canoeing, boating, parc d'acrobaties, horse riding/pony trekking, golf and other activities are available nearby.
La Chataigneraie has several supermarkets, restaurants, banks and pharmacies. There are many restaurants in the area including a traditional Vendeen restaurant which is only a ten minute walk from the house.