Les Hirondelles - Vendée - Sleeps 4

A beautiful, self-contained gite with a romantic mezzanine double bedroom 

  • Les Hirondelles exterior
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden and Grounds
  • View from Les Hirondelles
  • Nearby Attraction
  • Nearby Activity
Les Hirondelles in Vendée, a gite in Vendée: Les Hirondelles exterior

POOL, WI-FI. Visit Mervent-Vouvant forest and hire canoes, kayaks, bikes...

Les Hirondelles is constructed with thick stone walls, which are partially rendered leaving some of the stonework exposed outside beneath a low sloping roof covered in the local curved tiles. Car parking is on a gravelled area outside the front door. You can enter through 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 sofa and arm chairs. The well-equipped, open plan kitchen is 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 romantic low beamed double bedroom. Returning to the front door via a doorway hidden behind the stairs you will find the large shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and W.C. and washing machine and the twin bedded room. Both bedrooms have ample storage and hanging space.
Les Hirondelles is one of our three properties in a small hamlet near Cheffois in the Vendee, south of the Loire valley, with its famous chateaux and wines, and between the cities of Nantes and Poitiers. In 2018 the 1st stage of the Tour de France finishes just 20 minutes away and the 2nd stage starts less than 10 minutes away. The original farmhouse and barns were built between 150 and 200 years ago and have been converted into the farmhouse called Le Rossignol (where the owners live), and two gîtes, Les Lavandes and Les Hirondelles. Les Hirondelles has its own private garden and patio where you may sit and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine while you soak up the peace and tranquillity of the setting.
The fenced pool (open from mid May to mid Sept), surrounded by a terracotta coloured terrace and ample space for sun worshippers, is shared with Les Hirondelles and the owners. To one side of the pool is a gazebo with a table tennis table and there is a games area where football nets are provided.
In the beautiful Mervent-Vouvant forest you can hire canoes, kayaks, sailing boats, pedal-boats, mountain bikes etc. or go to the Pierre Brune family amusement park or to the Natur’Zoo. Activities - walking, horse riding, fishing, karting, aerial adventure course, micro-lite or bungee-jumping. Further afield is Maillezais where you could take a punt to explore the green waterways of Le Marais Poitevin after visiting the abbey. At the coast visit La Rochelle with its fortified harbour or relax on the beach at La Tranche-sur-Mer. Or spend a day or two 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, visit Futuroscope near Poitiers. For those who enjoy a local weekly market, there is one at Fontenay-le-Comte selling food, clothing, jewellery and some unusual gifts and larger ones at Niort and La Rochelle.
Tourist tax of 0.44€ pppn (aged 18+) and a security deposit of £200 payable with the balance.

This property has been listed with Holidaybank for 19 years

Les Hirondelles Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Telephone
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • No Smoking

  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Ground Floor Shower

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Communal garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Outdoor games area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Theatre
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Local Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
7 night(s) · 15 November 2018
Key Property Details
Property Name Les Hirondelles
Reference 11944B
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
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Les Hirondelles in Vendée

Nearest TownLa Châtaigneraie - 6 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportNantes - More than 30 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortSt Malo - More than 30 kms (approx)

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