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Rural. Pool. Close to Puy du Fou and Mervent-Vouvant forest - Les Hirondelles

Bedrooms 2
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Les Hirondelles

Les Hirondelles has been finished in the traditional cream coloured plaster over thick, stone walls beneath a low slopping roof covered in the local curved tiles. You can enter Les Hirondelles from the front door and then along a short passage, or from the patio through the french windows, into a cool, tiled dining area and lounge with a well-equipped, open plan kitchen at one end and all with a high, wood beamed ceiling going up to the apex of the cottage. The stairs mount directly out of the lounge to the mezzanine floor of the, now, low beamed double bedroom! Returning to the front door via a doorway hidden behind the stairs, you will find the shower room and the twin bedded room nearby.

About the property

All tastefully renovated, quality accommodation sleeping 4, 6 or 9

Our three properties are in a small hamlet near Cheffois in the Vendée, south of the Loire valley and between the cities of Nantes and Poitiers. They were built between 150 and 200 years ago but have been renovated and modernised over the last few years. The original farmhouse and barns have been converted to three properties - the farmhouse called Le Rossignol, and two gîtes, Les Lavandes and Les Hirondelles. They stand in around one acre of private and secluded gardens, with many areas of flowerbeds, lawns and shady corners. In the gardens is the shared pool with its terracotta coloured terrace and ample space for sun worshippers. To one side of the terrace is a gazebo where you can escape from the heat of the sun or, if you are energetic enough, play table tennis. There is even a more open area where, during the cooler parts of the day, the children (big and little!) can play football –even football nets are provided! Year round hire is available. All properties are non-smoking.

Pat Conway
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

Available Rentals

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In 2015 the pool will be open from 23rd May until 19th September.

Please contact us if, outside of the High and Peak Season, you wish to discuss rental periods other than in weeks or if you wish to have a start day other than a Saturday.
Please contact us for special rates for long term lets.


Cheffois Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , On mezzanine floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • A fold-up (travel) cot is available if requested on confirming your booking.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A child’s high chair is available on request when confirming your booking. Although not specifically a low allergen environment, none of our bedding or other furniture contains feathers. The pool is about 50 square metres with both deep and shallow ends and is fenced to comply with French regulations for outdoor pools.


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Les Hirondelles
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

Pretty gite in rural location

  • 4 of 5

The gite is quite small but well-equipped with great views out onto the gardens. The main purpose of our visit was returning to Puy du Fou having discovered this spectacular theme park ten years earlier. I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone reading this! We bought two-day pases this time, and the park is only about 30 mins drive from Les Hirondelles so easy to get to.

We enjoyed using the swimming pool though the weather wasn't brilliant and we also had fun playing table tennis in the gazebo.

Although in a rural location, we found a great supermarket only 10 minutes' drive away in La Chataigneraie which came in handy.

All in all, a great holiday but make sure you bring your own towels as just bed linen is provided and we only realised this after we had booked. If you are flying you will need to make sure you have room for towels in your suitcases.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

All good. Very nice quiet location surrounded by attractive countryside. The kids enjoyed the pool and table tennis, and we also played some of the board games in the house. The Patio and BBQ were well used in the evening, and surrounding garden are nicely maintained.

We would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gîte très agréable ,lits fait à l'arrivée ,propre .

  • 4 of 5

Gîte très agréable. Lits fait à l'arrivée gîte propre et bien entretenue.

Les enfants on apprécier le terrain de foot et les activités mît disposition.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Perfekte Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Perfect für Singles,Paare oder kleinen Familien!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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3 jours de detente....

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons séjourné avec nos deux enfants 5 ans et 1 an pendant 3 jours du moin 3 nuits car nous étions au puy du fou sur les deux jours et nous avons vraiment apprécié le confort apporté par les propriétaires. ..

tout pour etre bien ..le necessaie de cuisine..frigo ..congélateur machine avec la lessive..le lit parapluie pour bébé. .le même les sac pour aller faire des courses...que demander de mieu !!!! Ah si la bouteille de vin offerte ... un vrai grand merci !!!!

La piscine a partagé avec les 2 autres maisons ne pose aucuns souci car chaque familles vit différemment donc on a pu en profiter tranquillement et meme se faire un ping pong pendant que notre fille de un an faisait du 4 pattes car c est bien sécurisé. ..

petit bemole sur la salle de bain avec la douche qui est petite et qui meriterais un coup de frais! !!

Pas de difficultés a trouver même si c est au fond de la campagne mais en 10min de voiture vous êtes au super marché ...

bref un bon moment de repos en famille dans cette maison mitoyenne de charme! !!

Merci pour l hospitalité!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Gîte d'une propreté impeccable,tout est bien expliqué dans les 2 langues Anglais et Français un seul petit inconvénient la douche un peu trop petite

Literie très confortable, lit déjà fait à votre arrivée.Endroit calme.


  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
346 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
72 Kilometres
La Tranche sur Mer
Car: necessary

From our hamlet, La Guérinière, it is not far to Maillezais where you could take a punt to explore the green waterways of Le Marais Poitevin, or you could relax on the beach at La Tranche-sur-Mer. La Rochelle with its bustling, fortified harbour is only 35 miles further down the coast. You could even spend a whole day at Puy du Fou being delighted by their dramatic re-enactments of an invasion by Vikings or Roman gladiator fights and chariot racing in a huge coliseum, or, if the history and the future of film is your thing, then a visit to Futuroscope near Poitiers is a must. You could, of course, visit a museum - every town has a least one covering all manner of interests - or even try out a restaurant or two – there are many, sometimes in the most unexpected locations, around the area. For those who enjoy a local market, there is a big one at Fontenay-le-Comte every Saturday selling food, clothing, jewellery and some unusual gifts. Other local towns hold markets on different days.

Other Activities: Bungee-jumping, micro-light flying, paint balling


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