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Pat Conway

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

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

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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.

Details for Les Hirondelles 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pat Conway (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 6 traveler reviews

Les Hirondelles
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

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: Jul 2016
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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: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Super séjour !

  • 5 of 5

Une superbe petite location, très bien équipée et aménagée!

Au calme et dans un cadre vriament dépaysant!

Certes les premiers commerces sont un peu loin, mais il faut juste prévoir!

Et les propriétaires nous proposent de nombreuses choses à disposition que l'on ne trouve pas dans d'autres endroits (draps, serviettes, éponges,liquide vaisselle, savon à main etc...)

Très agréable!

Quant à la télé... l'on cpate très bien les chaines principales... Largement suffisant


  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bien équipé et très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Le gite est très bien équipé et très confortable. On a apprécié le jardin et la piscine pour se rafraichir en fin de journée. La proximité du Puy du fou est un plus (35 mn en voiture)

Instructions très complètes permettant d'utiliser au mieux tout le matériel existant dans le gite. Nous y avons passé une semaine très agréable.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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une petite maison à la campagne

  • 4 of 5

nous logions pour 5 jours dans ce gite très bien équipé, d'une très grande propreté, décoré avec goût. Nos petits fils de 6 ans étaient ravis de jouer au ping pong, de découvrir des "passages secrets" dans les haies, de pouvoir jouer au foot. les espaces verts sont très bien entretenus. je conseille fortement cette location pour ceux qui aiment le calme

un seul regret, impossible de capter une chaine française sur la TV

Nous recommandons aux vacanciers d'aller au moins 1 journée au puy du fou qui est à environ 30mn du gite. les spectacles sont époustouflants, et malgré la pluie et le froid,nos petits fils étaient ravis

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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au coeur de la campagne

  • 3 of 5

nous avons aprrecier la decoration du gite, il est suffisamment grand pour une famille avec 2 enfants mais des points sont a preciser pour les futurs locataires.

il y a un frigo tres petit qui mets au moin 2 jours a faire du froid ( arrivée milieu aout location prise avant notre arrivée)

c'est la campagne alors il y a des vaches et qui dit vaches dit mouches! mais aussi nous avons vu des petits cafards et il y a beaucoup de faucheux ( araignées)

le jardin est tres agreable et conforme a la description avec une piscine sécurisée et un terrain de foot, de jolies massifs de fleurs egalement.

et point extrement appreciable vous n'avez besoin de rien!!! tout est sur place les produits menagés, les draps... il reste juste a prendre les serviettes de bain et l'alimentation.

les propriétaires etant anglais, tout est en anglais meme la télé a notre grand regret et nous avons eu des problemes avec la reception, nous avons eu deux jours avec que la cnn en chaine, la galere.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour l'appréciation. Nous sommes désolés que le frigo était pas assez froid ou assez grand. Nous n'avons pas connu ce problème avant, donc nous allons l'examiner. En ce qui concerne les petits cafards, nous avons vu peu de scarabées, mais nous n'avons pas vu des cafards - petits ou grands! Maintenant que cette région a TV «numérique», que nous avions à choisir entre la télévision par satellite français ou en anglais, et nous suggérons toujours que les vacanciers apportent leurs propres DVDs.
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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


Rates & Availability

La Chataigneraie Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Offer
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $265
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Vendee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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