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Renovated barn, 85150 Saint-Mathurin, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, quiet guaranteed

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to "La Petite Foiserie", a gite located within reach of the Sables-d'Olonne that we have just bought. Perfectly located to discover the area, "La Petite Foiserie" is also a place that will delight you for relaxation time. Pool (12x6m), park planted with trees (3300m²) and sublime countryside as far as the eye can see; everything here is favourable for relaxation and well-being. Whether you are a couple, a family or a group of friends, you are welcome to our little piece of heaven.

Sandrine BARROIS
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Mathurin in Vendée

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Dialup Access
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Household linen rental available. Bed linen: 10 Euro per bed, all taxes included (fitted sheet, duvet cover and pillow case). Bathroom linen: 8 Euro per person, all taxes included (1 towel, 1 bath towel, 1 facecloth and 1 bathmat). Table linen: 15 Euro, all taxes included (1 tablecloth, 8 napkins, 1 kitchen apron, 4 tea towels, 4 dishclothes and 1 potholder).


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Renovated barn, 85150 Saint-Mathurin, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, quiet guaranteed
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Very relaxing and peaceful stay.

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing and peaceful stay. The owners were very kind and helpful and the pool was great. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at this beautifully renovated barn. When we arrived we received a wonderful welcome from the owner Sandrine who also left a tasty welcome pack of local produce for us when we arrived.

The living area is open plan, including modern kitchen area with induction hob, two ovens and a dishwasher. There is no shortage of counter space for food preparation. The fridge-freezer is American style and is plumbed for drinking water, along with providing ice, cubes or crushed! There is also a washing machine in the bathroom, along with hairdryers.

There is no shortage of plates, cups, glasses etc which are stored in a dresser adjacent to a dining table that easily accommodates 8 people.

The living area comprises of comfortable seating, two armchairs and two sofas with a large coffee table in between. There is a large tv, French stations only, and a good sound system that facilitates bluetooth connections to play your own music selections.Sliding glass doors lead out to the deck which also has a table and seating for 8 people and includes a large parasol and overlooks the swimming pool and the surrounding countryside. There are also plenty of sun loungers available on the secluded grass area adjacent to the deck. Privacy is ensured by the planting of hedges either side of the property.

The pool is larger than most pools for a property of this type and has a very deep deep end, in excess of 6 foot, which facilitates the diving board there. The grounds are well planted and there is a slide and swings for younger children.

The local patisserie is less that a mile away in the village of St Mathurin, and the larger shops such as L'Clerc, Decathlon etc are less than 10 min drive away in Les Sables. Access to the motorways is easy and a short drive from the house.

The only slight negatives are the wi-fi is just about adequate and there is only one bathroom/toilet in the property, otherwise everything is perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful property to anyone considering staying in this part of the Vendee :)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property without the full relaxation.

  • 3 of 5

The house was beautiful, even better that the pictures advertising it, as was the garden. The facilities were first class and all the beds were extremely comfortable. We even received a welcome pack from the owners with local products on arrival.

The down side is the owners property is directly beside the property and there is no privacy between the two properties. The owners always seem to be around when the weather was good and used the pool regularly, as a result we were not able to relax fully. We had asked before we booked if we would have the pool to ourselves and we were told by email that they may use it from time to time but only if we were not around, however this was not the case. On one occasion the owners where sitting in the garden shortly after they got into the pool while my son already was in the pool playing, we were very surprised when this happened as we had been assured prior to travelling the we would have priority to the pool.

A main road passes the house and you do hear the occasional cars passing. The only other issue was the third bedroom had a smell of dampness throughout the stay and there was some mould on the walls.

Although the house and gardens are of a very high standard, the cost is very high considering you do not have full exclusivity to the pool and gardens. Bed Linen & cleaning charges were also extremely high, however this was clear in the contract.

On the plus side the house is very convenient to the nearby beaches (10mis by car) and is set with a backdrop of beautiful countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can understand that you didn’t like our presence near the cottage. However, it’s clearly written on the advertisement and you can see the property on google map. For the prices, they are clearly written on the website and on the rental agreement that you received when you booked. The house is an old barn and it must be ventilated regularly. You didn’t do it during your stay that’s why there was dampness. To be beautiful, we have to look after the garden and the swimming pool that you liked during your stay, that’s why we have to be outside sometimes. For the using of the swimming pool, we try to go in it as less as possible, we never want to disturb our tenants. Our priority is your satisfaction
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Wow! A superb property in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is the best property we have stayed in when visiting France. The barn is beautiful and well equipped. It has everything we needed. The area is beautiful l, there is not much in the little village, except the delicious patisserie but you are so close to many other attractions such as the amazing beach at Sable D'Olonne and Puy du Fou. The crowning glory of the property is the pool. Our 2 boys ( 8 and 6 ) were in it everyday and it has a shelf round the whole pool so even in the deep end it is safe. Mustn't forget to mention Plume the dog who also kept the kids entertained!

We had a wonderful time and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Five Star!

  • 5 of 5

The barn was amazing, with beautiful French touches on decor! And very comfortable beds! It was spotless, and the owners of the barn gave us a wonderful French welcome. Our children loved the pool and swam until the late evening. Fabulous towns nearby, which the owners were very kind enough to give us information, as well as sampling the local Vendee wine. Also, the local patisserie had delicious croissants! The best we have tasted in France. We are already looking at dates to confirm next year. The Mullens Clan, UK & Ireland

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very happy to meet you. Thank you for your kindness. I hope to welcome you next year with great pleasure.
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful holiday home this is. we stayed with our daughter's,son-in-law and grandson and had a lovely relaxing holiday. It is quiet and charming ,the pool was lovely and clean and we had it all to ourselves. Lots of space and great grounds.Also close to Les Sables D"olonne so made a great base for some exploring , not that we needed to as the barn was so fab!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Mathurin
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golf de Pierre Levée Olonne sur Mer
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Les Sables d'Olonne
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
St Mathurin
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Olonne sur Mer
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Plage du Remblai Les Sables d'Olonne
Car: necessary

The Sables-d'Olonne is located on the Cote de Lumiere (Coast of Light) with 105km², on the edge of the Atlantic coast. With 3 harbours, the Sables-d'Olonne is a city offering a 270° open sea view. It is home to the Vendee Globe race (a solo trip around the world by sailboat without stop-overs). The Sables d'Olonne offers all the advantages of a seaside resort: golf, thalassotherapy centre, casinos, yachting, convention centre, museums, zoo, etc. Come and discover our natural heritage (beaches, state forest, marsh...), historical heritage (monuments, typical districts...) and our gastronomic heritage. L'Ile d'Yeu, the Puy-du-Fou, the Marais Poitevin (area of marshland), Noirmoutier Island and Ré Island are 1h30 away. You will be amazed by the wealth of our region, whether you like sports, culture or farniente.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Les tarifs sont indiqués pour l'ensemble de la location. Ils incluent les charges (eau, électricité). Pendant les mois d'hiver (du 1er octobre au 15 mai), il vous sera facturé 10 euros par jour de chauffage.
Caution due à l'arrivée : 800 €
Forfait ménage optionnel : 120 €
Des arrhes de 25 % du prix de la location vous seront demandés lors de votre réservation.
Le gîte peut-être loué pour organiser une petite réception (30 personnes maximum). Le tarif est de 690 euros pour le week-end (du vendredi soir au dimanche soir).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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