'The courtyard cottage' 3 star, sleeps 6 people.
Bedroom 1: double bed and 2 single beds with private bathroom.
Bedroom 2: double bed.
The main bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower.
Kitchen: Fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, electric cooker, etc.
The sunroom opens onto the patio and private fenced garden.
Lounge: Contains original wooden beams and stone bread oven, TV with satellite also sofa beds to sleep 2 people.
The rooms are all very spacious with ceramic tiled floors. We provide a welcome pack (bottle of wine, tea/coffee, French baguette, toilet paper, detergents).
We accept PayPal, sterling cheques credit card and also bank transfer. Cycle hire is available. The change over day is Saturday in high season and negotiable in low season.
Relax and enjoy the tranquil manor grounds in their quiet rural settings, with their spacious gardens, 15m x 7m swimming pool, and indoor games room. Our facilities are available to all of our b&b, and self catering guests.
: There are many activities in the area and suitable for all ages groups.
The most popular theme park being the Grande Parc Puy du Fou (set in thousands of acres of parkland). Immerse yourself in the spectacle of the gladiatorial arena – complete with chariots, lions, Christians, and a Caesar. Watch in awe the amazing falconry in the magical medieval château. Where Vikings battle and musketeers display their swordsmanship and wonder at some of the most ingenious special effects ever seen. Or watch the evening performance of the Cinescenie – where over 3,000 locals put on a show complete with firework display never to be forgotten and all just 20 minutes drive away.It re-enacts the history of the Vendée using actors, horse-men, falconers and stuntmen and is truly spectacular. The beautifully kept Palmyre Zoo is also worth a visit, housing some 1600 animals including rhinos and polar bears. For water slides and pools, visit the Atlantic Toboggan at Les Becs.
Museums and château/wine: Fontenay le Comte, the birthplace of Rabelais, is home to the Vendée Museum and the Château de Terre Neuve with its collection of 18th and 19th-century clothing. Eleanor of Aquitaine's Abbey in Neuil-sur-l'Autise has beautifully preserved cloisters and a multi-media museum.
Wine has been grown in the Vendée since Roman times. The wine from the vineyards of the Brem Fiefs is distinguished by its taste of apples. At Beaulieu sous la Roche the Cave de l'Atrie produces good vin de pays in red, white and rose whilst the wine from Mercier Frères is said to be served at Buckingham Palace. Their whites and red are sold in 10 litre boxes at a very reasonable price.
The Vendée is famous for its seafood; everything from Dover sole, sea bream, bass and sardines to oysters, mussels, cockles, whelks, razor clams and crabs. A plateau de fruits de mer is a real treat, with all sorts of shellfish piled high and costing a fraction of what you would pay in the U.K.
Resturants/shops: For local dining, there are 2 wonderful restaurants close by. One overlooks the Lac de Rochereau and has breathtaking scenery, the other, a watermill with charming character less than 5 min. drive. Our nearest town Pouzauges has many restaurants should you prefer a light tasty dinner at reasonable prices.
Chantonnay located 11km has a large supermarket - superU.
Our villages Monsireigne (10-minute walk) has a pharmacy, doctors surgery, post office and shop and St.Prouant has a wonderful bakery and a lovely walk on a summers morning so why not explore the area on foot and meet the friendly locals, exercising and breathing fresh air or perhaps cycling. There are 700km of cycle paths in the Vendee.