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Jon and Julia Doust

Speaks French, English
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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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.
Aug 2013
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Jon and Julia Doust

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

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

Availability & Rates

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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 Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer 6
29 Aug 2014 - 11 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 7 nights
£1,360
 
 
Autumn 1
12 Sep 2014 - 2 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£286
for 2 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
 
Autumn 2
3 Oct 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£840
 
 
Autumn 3
21 Nov 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£104
for 2 nights
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£520
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£1,300
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
£1,740
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£106
for 2 nights
From
£132
Fri,Sat
£530
 
 
Spring 1
3 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£168
for 2 nights
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£840
 
 
Spring 2
17 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£288
Fri,Sat
£1,150
 
 
Spring 3
1 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£338
Fri,Sat
£1,350
 
 
Summer 1
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Summer 2
29 May 2015 - 18 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Summer 3
19 Jun 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Summer 4
26 Jun 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Summer 5
17 Jul 2015 - 30 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Summer 6
31 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,960
for 7 nights
£2,960
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.
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.
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Facilities

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:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Decking
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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