Cottage, holiday home with character in Vendee

Sleeping Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Bedding Information: 2 Queen. 2 Twins

The House

Level 3 epis, 4 stars for comfort and charm, can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children

Situated in the quiet village of St Michel le Cloucq, 5 kms from the old capital of Fontenay le Compte, 30 kms from Niort and 50 kms from La Rochelle and the beaches of the Atlantic.
The cottage is in the Saint Michel le Cloucq village, 3 miles from Fontenay le Comte.
Here you can discover the charm of both South Vendee and Marais Poitevin and their rich heritage: Nieul sur l'Autize Abbey, Maillezais Abbey, roman churches, the renaissance town of Fontenay le Comte, the slow-paced lifestyle, boat rides in Marais Poitevin or hiking in the large forested Vendée region of Mervent-Vouvant.
There are several footpaths and cycle paths leading from the house.
You could spend your holiday visiting the well known sites such as Puy de Fou, the Futuroscope theme park or Fort Boyard, the sea and the Atlantic coast, beaches in Faute sur Mer, Tranche sur Mer and Sables d'Olonne or La Rochelle and Ile de Ré, which are not too far from our gîte.

The cottage is comfortably furnished with antique country furniture and has been restored in keeping with the original style with exposed stone walls and tiled and wood floors.

Ground floor: living room with fireplace, Satellite TV with free French and foreign channels, VCR, DVD player, Hi-Fi and telephone; separate kitchen fitted with a dishwasher, microwave and electric oven; utility room with washing machine and freezer; bathroom; double bedroom with TV, DVD player and en suite shower room.
First floor: one double room and one twin room on the mezzanine. Towels, tea towels and bed linen provided. Beds are made on arrival. Also available: books, videos, DVDs and board games. Free WiFi internet access.
Outside: private garden and sunny terrace, garden furniture and deckchairs, dining area with barbeque. Mountain bikes available.

Travel to the Vendée is convenient, with road links to the Channel ports improved by new motorways in recent years. St Malo is only 3 hours away. In addition, the airport at La Rochelle (55 minutes) is served by two airlines from the UK (Ryanair and BE) and the larger airport a Nantes (1 hour) is part of the networks of both British Airways and Air France.
  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heated
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Incl
  • Patio
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Blender
  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Park

Other Property Features & Appliances:

Bed linen, towels linen and kitchen linen are provided

Other Attractions:

The Vendée apart from its beauty, is filled with history and fine architecture, notably the Abbaye de Maillezais and the Abbaye Royale in Nieul. Niort (30 kms), set on the River Sèvre, has a castle built by Henry Plantagenet and Richard the Lionheart and some lovely old houses around Rue St-Pierre, as well as an attractive art museum. The great sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast are about 50 kms away and you can easily get to the lovely islands of Oléron and Aix just off the coast. Roughly an hour away is Futuroscope, the science and technology park near Poitiers

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Rental Rates

Owner Comments:
Our prices 2014 / 2015 per week (from Saturday to Saturday, heating in extra): - from 30th August 2014 to 27th September 2014 : 340 Euros - from 29th September 2014 to 18th October 2014 : 310 Euros - from 18th October 2014 to 1st November 2014 : 340 Euros - from 1st November 2014 to 20th December 2014 : 310 Euros - from 20th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015 : 340 Euros - from 3rd January 2015 to 7th February 2015 : 310 Euros - from 7th February 2015 to 7th March 2015 : 340 Euros - from 7th March 2015 to 11th April 2015 : 310 Euros - from 11th April 2015 to 9th May 2015 : 350 Euros - from 9h May 2015 to 27th June 2015 : 340 Euros - from 27th June 2015 to 11th July 2015 : 540 Euros - from 11th July 2015 to 22nd August : 695 Euros - from 22nd August 2015 to 29th August 2015 : 540 Euros - from 29th August 2015 to 26th September 2015 : 340 Euros - from 26th September 2015 to 17th October 2015 : 310 Euros - from 17th October 2015 to 31st October 2015 : 340 Euros - from 31st October 2015 to 19th December 2015 : 310 Euros - from 19th December 2015 to 1st January 2016 : 340 Euros End cleaning charge : 50 Euros Rental includes all utilities except heating costs, there is an additional charge for this. Deposit of 25% is requested at time of booking with balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival
Payment Options:
Cashier/Official Check
Deposit: Prices are per week and vary depending on the time of year. We require a down payment of 25f the total cost on booking. We ask for a security deposit of 200 EUR when you arrive which will be returned when you leave assuming there has been no damage to the property. In winter there is an extra charge for heating.
Cleaning Fee: $45.00
Check In: 4:00PM
Check Out: 10:00AM
Required Stay: Saturday to Saturday
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).