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Jon and Julia Doust

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jon and Julia Doust

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STYLISH GITE WITH PRIVATE HEATED POOL

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Fontenay-le-Comte - Les Roches

Five bedroomed house sleeping 12 in an attractive village in the south Vendée

Les Roches is a recently renovated village house providing family-friendly holiday accommodation for up to 12 plus two infants. The gite is particularly well adapted to the needs of family groups including babies and toddlers.

The five bedrooms and four bathrooms are arranged over two floors. Living space is open plan and extends outside to a covered, decked, dining area.

The decoration and equipping of the gite is to a very high standard and provides the maximum in comfort and convenience for multi-generational groups.

Outside, the enclosed garden includes a large play area and a private, heated, swimming pool.

Les Roches is located on a quiet residential lane. The property backs onto farmlands, but is within easy walking distance of the village centre, which has a bar, grocery shop and a good bakery.

Living Space & Kitchen: At the heart of Les Roches is a large, open plan, living, dining & kitchen area. Light and airy, this space comfortably accommodates parties of 12.

The sitting room is arranged with three large sofas and additional window seating. The entertainment system here comprises TV (French and UK by satellite), DVD player and iPod docking station.

The neighbouring dining area seats 12 at a large, oak, table. Beyond that, the large, bright kitchen is fully equipped to help you make best use of the fine local produce, with an American fridge, induction hob and oven set into an island unit, plenty of pans, utensils & crockery, and a dining table for up to 6 - ideal for breakfast.

Sliding picture doors lead out to the decked patio with shaded outdoor dining table.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: The five bedrooms are divided over the ground floor and first floor.

Downstairs there are three bedrooms: a king size (with en suite shower room), a triple room and a twin room that can alternatively be made up as a king size. The king size room includes a cot.

Also on the ground floor there is a large, family, bathroom.

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms. One is a family suite comprising king size bed (which can be split to two singles if desired), a single bed and a separate nursery with cot and change station. And en suite shower room completes the suite.

Also upstairs there is a double bedroom with en suite shower room.

All linen and towels are provided.

The Garden & Pool: The garden runs to 1500 square meters and is fully enclosed, with gates to shut off access to the quiet road if required.

The garden backs on to farmland at the rear.

The decked area reached from the kitchen has a shaded area with dining table seating 12, and beyond that there is a large paved area that includes a large sandpit and the swimming pool.

The pool itself is fenced for security, measures 9 by 4.5 meters and is heated by heat pump to a comfortable 28°C.

At the other side of the garden, across a lawn and a path shaded by vines is a play area, including swings, climbing frame, trampoline and other play equipment for children.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Jon and Julia Doust

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2005
Speaks English, French
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Fontenay-le-Comte, France

Stylish gite with private heated pool
average rating of 0.0 based on 4 reviews
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Stylish gite with private heated pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p866985
+0033 2 51528873
Fontenay-le-Comte Fontenay-le-Comte area
Owner Submitted Review
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Perfect for the Whole Family

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Just back from a week at Les Roches. They've done an amazing job. It can be hard to find a reasonably-priced French gite/villa that doesn't look as though it's been furnished from old family cast-offs, but this was absolutely lovely. Everything looked like it had been bought new especially for the property, including the washing machine and oven. Although it's all very child-friendly (stair-gates, big bath, proper cots and even a changing table in the upstairs triple room), the furniture is solid, wooden and beautiful. It's tiled all downstairs, except the bedrooms which are wood-effect floors. Some of the property is much older and so the floors are wooden and it's slightly uneven/tilted, which gives it character. Three bedrooms had on-suite shower rooms (excellent water-pressure), while two others were right next to the main bathroom. The house is well-laid out for groups so you can easily place the noisy kids away from the babies' rooms.
We stayed with five children under five and it was great for the them. On the website it says outdoor toys provided, but this actually means a proper play area with swings, tunnel, see-saw and the brilliant trampoline... large enough for several adults ahem. Lots of grass and trees to run around, plenty of shade and a large sandpit (used to be a pond so concreted edges). All the children loved the pool, it was perfectly heated and essential on the 28 degrees days we had.
With the young children, accidents of various kinds were inevitable but the owners took it all in their stride and made us all feel very welcome. Having them cook on the first night was also a wise idea! Food was very good.
Area was pretty good too, we could easily walk to the bakery and around the village to see horses, cows and chickens. No traffic noise and a farm field out back so lots of tractor-watching to keep the kids happy. There were some truly beautiful old towns and villages close by (watch out though, many are basically closed on Sunday and Mondays and mid-afternoons). We went to the nice sandy beach (about 50mins drive) and the lake/forest (30mins) for kayaking and really excellent moules frites.
It says a lot that despite having three teething babies all week, no one wanted to leave.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Stylish gite with private heated pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p866985
+0033 2 51528873
Fontenay-le-Comte Fontenay-le-Comte area
Owner Submitted Review
0

Would not hesitate to recommend

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
My family stayed at Les Roches during September 2012. We comprised 9 adults and 2 babies. The welcome we found on our arrival, including the brioche, conserves, coffee and milk, and not forgetting the bottle of wine, got the holiday off to a fabulous start. The well-equipped kitchen was much appreciated, as was the comfortable accommodation and child-friendly garden, pool and amenities. Your thoughtful information brochure and itinerary were invaluable.
We all had a wonderful couple of weeks stay and would not hesitate to recommend you, and stay at Les Roches again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stylish gite with private heated pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p866985
+0033 2 51528873
Fontenay-le-Comte Fontenay-le-Comte area
Owner Submitted Review
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Really fab family house well equipped and spotless

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
we actually stayed in jons and julias new property les roches in le langon.. a beautiful 5 bedroom 4 bathroom property.. there is a heated pool,a climbing frame,trampoline a very large flat garden!! at the bottom of the garden is a lovely tree area which shades you from the hot sun. also a large decking area outside the kitchen door..
the whole property is amazingly equipped with everything you could wish for in fact very "home from home". Jon and julia are very very helpful and cant do enough for you.the area is lovely . a natural zoo nearby is worth a visit. la rochelle has a fab beach and an old historical port something for everybody.. we highly recommend this property.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Stylish gite with private heated pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p866985
+0033 2 51528873
Fontenay-le-Comte Fontenay-le-Comte area
Owner Submitted Review
-1

We honestly can't think of anything ...

We honestly can't think of anything ...
  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
... that could have been better. From the first email contact, our whole stay at les Roches was all we could have possibly asked for. Jon and Julia managed to make us feel welcome and looked after with the minimum of fuss: a major talent! The house was beautiful, comfortable and spacious (we were two families, both with young children) with every convenience and lots of thoughtful touches, the pool a perfect 28 degrees every day. We couldn't recommend the place more highly, and very much hope to go again!

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
290 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Luçon
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Junction 7.1 of the A83
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
La Faute sur Mer
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
In village
Car: necessary

Located in the peaceful village of Le Langon, the gite Les Roches is convenient for all the major attractions of the Vendée, including the fantastic beaches, the famous historical theme park of the Puy du Fou, and the elegant city of La Rochelle.

The forest of Mervent is nearby - only about 15 minutes drive - an area of outstanding beauty, home to two adventure parks, water sports centre and a zoo.

Le Langon is located approximately midway between the historic towns of Fontenay-le-Comte and Luçon which offer a full range of shops and a fine selection of restaurants.

The village itself is host to a bar, grocery shop and a particularly fine bakery, all within easy walking of Les Roches.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Fontenay-le-Comte, Fontenay-le-Comte area

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring 1
4 Apr 2014 - 17 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
2 nights
 
 
Easter 2014
18 Apr 2014 - 24 Apr 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,140
2 nights
 
 
Spring 1
25 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
2 nights
 
 
Spring 2
2 May 2014 - 15 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,140
2 nights
 
 
Spring 3
16 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£167
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
2 nights
 
 
Spring Bank 2014
23 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,360
7 nights
 
 
Summer 1
30 May 2014 - 12 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,140
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2
13 Jun 2014 - 26 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,360
7 nights
 
 
Summer 3
27 Jun 2014 - 17 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,780
7 nights
 
 
Summer 4
18 Jul 2014 - 24 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,600
7 nights
 
 
Summer 5
25 Jul 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£2,860
7 nights
 
 
Summer 6
29 Aug 2014 - 11 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,360
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 1
12 Sep 2014 - 2 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£167
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
2 nights
 
 
Autumn 2
3 Oct 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

We ask for a deposit of 25% on reservation with the balance due eight weeks prior to arrival. A security / damage deposit is NOT required for family groups. Payment can be in sterling or euros at your choice, paid by UK cheque (sterling), bank transfer or Mastercard / Visa (taken in euros) We do not make an additional charge for card payments.
Notes Cangeover day for Les Roches is Friday. Please note that a certain times of the year (as noted above) Les Roches may be taken. The pricing for weekends is as follow: 50% of the weekly rate for one / two nights, 75% of weekly rate for three / four nights, .100% of weekly rate for five / six nights.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fontenay-le-Comte in Fontenay-le-Comte area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bed 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bed 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bed 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as a twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Family suite with shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , En suite shower room
  • Bedrooms 1,2 & 3 are on the ground floor of Les Roches; 4 & 5 are upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Decking
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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