This 'away from it all' typically French family-friendly country house is just 25 kms away from all the best beaches and sights of the Vendee and has picturesque lakes close by.
The property has been tastefully decorated and furnished whilst retaining its turn of the century charm. It has a large 3/4 acre private garden surrounded by grapevines and rose bushes.
A private 4 x 8 metre swimming pool with sunbathing area provides our guests with good quality sunloungers and wooden outside table and chair. Two large parasols and an assortment of outside games are available. An outdoor cast iron stone bread oven is a feature as well as a barbecue.
The house has a well equipped kitchen including breakfast table and chairs. There is a large living/dining room with a feature fireplace, large flatscreen tv and a selection of dvds. An impressive beamed hallway and traditional-style staircase leads to the first floor.
La Vassaliere boasts a super king bed (6ft ) in the master bedroom, a 5 ft bed in the second bedroom, a 4 ft and a single in the third bedroom and 2 sets of bunk beds in the fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have beautiful views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. Also on the first floor are 2 bathrooms, 1 with a bath and shower above, plus toilet. The second is fitted with shower. There is also a downstairs double shower and separate toilet.
Nearby picturesque Mareuil sur Lay is just a 5 minute drive. With its pretty river frontage, offering boat hire for a trip down the River Lay it has a selection of bars and restaurants, 3 boulangeries, hair salons, banks, doctors, dentists etc.
The Vendeen beaches are a mere 30 minute drive away. Parc O'Gliss Waterpark is a 20 mins from the house. The tranquil lake at Chateau Guibert is perfect for fishing and only a short cycle ride. Golf, at La Domangere, a magnificent course, is just a 15 min. drive, whilst tennis is a 1 km. away in Mareuil sur Lay.
Our local wine producer 'Mourat' in Mareuil conducts organised wine tours on both foot and bike.
'Superbly equipped, extensive accommodation, large gardens and fabulous pool. The best house we have stayed in France in over 25 years and we will revisit again next year'. Geoffrey S.
'We had such a lovely week at this house and find it difficult to fault - well maybe the pictures don't do it justice! Anyway the property is basically the best we have stayed at whilst in France' - Claygate, Surrey,
'We absolutely loved staying at this house. We had three generations of family including an 11 week old baby and the home met all of our needs perfectly'. Vicky W
'We had a great week, with La Vassaliere providing everything that we needed and more. The website doesn't convey how comfortable and spacious the house is'. Ciaran