The Lodge is a typical French Farmhouse with original features and plenty of character. Very Family friendly with enclosed grounds and heated swimming pool. Free WIFI. Travel cots and high chairs available if needed, please request. There is a separate games room that contains table tennis, table football and darts. There is a large open plan kitchen/diner/lounge downstairs along with the shower room and toilet. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, 1 double and 3 twin rooms. Outside in the private enclosed garden is the heated swimming pool for private use, a sunbathing patio with loungers, a dining area and bbq. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with apple tree and well. Close to Mervent Forest, the Marais Poitevin or (Venise Verte), Xanton Lakeside Beach with slides, lifeguard, shallow area, diving pontoon, bar with snacks, picnic area and play area. 1 hour from coast and beaches and islands of both the South Vendee and Charente Maritime. 1 hour from Ile de Re.
4 bed 1 bath property to sleep up to 8. Peaceful location, heated private pool.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 3 Jan 2019
About hazel nicholls
We decided to purchase this property to add to our gite rental portfolio. Our long term plan is to expand the property. We have lived in France since 2005.
hazel nicholls purchased this Farmhouse in 2016
Why hazel nicholls chose Foussais-Payré
Peaceful location, a true get away from it all destination. Situated in a hamlet with 15 houses, yet close to local amenities. All facilities are fully private. Typical small French Farmhouse. Beautiful saltwater heated swimming pool and relaxing area. Games garage with table tennis, electronic darts, table football.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
True get away from it all destination.
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Easy living in the French countryside.
The lodge is situated in a quiet peaceful area but with easy access to local villages and towns. Our Gite was spacious and very comfortable. The pool and games room provided excellent entertainment for all the family. Hazel and Dave did excellent work in providing information and assistance during our stay.
I highly recommend the lodge.
lovely peaceful cottage
great gite perfectly secluded and private yet close to many attractions. lovely heated pool. games room a bonus. bedrooms are small and there is only 1 bathroom but this is reflected in the price. great value for money. will return.
Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the future.
Location Location Location! We love this property, very peacefully situated in a small hamlet, close to river and forests. Only 5 mintues to either St Hilaire des Loges or Mervent for banks, shops, bars, restaurants. Within a 10 minute drive is the lake at Mervent with water sports. Forest walks and bike rides. Parc Pierre Brune amusement park . Mervent Zoo. The lakeside beach and facilities at Xanton Chassenon. Further afield between 1-1.5hrs drive are all the sandy beaches and islands of the South Vendee and the Charente Maritime. La Rochelle for shopping, chilling, eating and drinking. The Aquarium at La Rochelle is great for a day out. Ile de Re easily accessible by road over the bridge. Puy du Fou park with magical shows including a very popular light show at night (bookings essential). Oasis water Park. Indian Forest Adventure Park. Loads of museums, chateaux, monasteries, villages of character to visit. Don't forget the Marais Poitevin, or Venise Verte (green venice) a large area of marshland reclaimed from the sea with numerous port areas for boat trips and guides, lots of walking paths and cycling paths to enjoy the natural settings complete with otters, herons etc.
Additional pricing information
Bedding and house towels are included in the peak 6 weeks of summer Friday 20th July to Thursday 30th August inclusive. Any other periods bedding and towels can be supplied at a supplement of £10 per person. Tea towels and bath mats are included. Unfortunately we do not supply pool towels, you will need to bring your own. Please ask if you require bedding and towels if outside of the peak 6 weeks of summer.