Gite near Mouilleron En Pareds, Vendee, Pays de la Loire - Tastefully Converted Barn Set in Peaceful Vendeen Countryside
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Peaceful hideaway in a great location
We visited La Bernerie for a week at the end of October and had the most wonderful week.
After a long, wet and delayed journey we arrived to a lovely warm gite, Roland met us and explained how everything worked and then we explored. The kids absolutely loved the games room, which was a godsend, they got up early and played and went in there every evening whilst I was preparing dinner, with family competitions after - brilliant fun!
Roland kept the pool heated for us too, it was much warmer in the water than outside and the kids loved it. I can imagine in summer it is an amazing place to relax.
Whilst in the area we visited the Marais Poitevin, the Mervent Vouvant forest and Puy du Fou - all within an hours' drive maximum. The Grand Parc, Puy du Fou is something else! I know we were lucky because it was end of season and a cold wet day so we didn't have to queue and saw a lot, but the shows were extraordinary and if you are in the area it is a must.
The gite is very rural, so peaceful is an understatement, it is pitch black at night so take a torch if you want to go outside. It is a fantastic place to escape from the hustle and bustle, there is everything you need, including good wifi and English satellite TV, a filter coffee machine etc, but it's not full of mod-cons, it's exactly what you should expect from a beautiful rural holiday home.
We stayed here in October and weather wasn't great but property was good. Roland, the owner, was very friendly and helpful.
Relaxing rural retreat
The charming gite is located in peaceful French countryside, a pleasant 23 minute walk from the local village. Although, rural, the gite is not isolated and the owner lives nearby. The private pool is a wonderful place to escape the heat and the spacious, well-equipped, accommodation offers everything you need.
Wonderful comfortable hospitality in a beautiful setting.
This accommodation is in a beautifully renovated barn. The old beams and character of the place are just wonderful and the house has all the comforts and mod cons you would want. The swimming pool is a wonderful bonus and it has really made the place a destination. We of course visited the amazing Puy du Four for two days and this was a wonderful place to rest and recover afterwards. Our hosts generously left a lovely welcome pack with local goodies which we thouroughly enjoyed. The countryside surrounding the house is stunning. I would gladly return for a wonderful holiday again.
Lovely quiet rural retreat
Roland and Tracey were as friendly and as welcoming as always. We haven't been to the gite for 7 years and everything was as good as we remembered. The whole family had a fantastic time karting, horse riding , relaxing by the pool, and to top it off The Tour de France started from the nearby village which was a spectacle to see. The gite is clean and spacious with everything you could need. Highly recommended.
Lovely homely gite
Lovely gite in a very nice quiet countryside area. Facilities were superb even though it was March and obviously we didn’t use the swimming pool. All the garden chairs tables loungers were in the games room ready for use
Roland and Tracey were super hosts. They left us a welcome pack of milk eggs and wine and during our stay brought us a jar of local honey
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here to anyone.
The beautiful sandy Vendeen beaches are about an hour's drive away. Most have miles of golden sand , surfing and many have lifeguards and blue flag awards.The ancient ports and modern marinas of La Rochelle, Ille de Ré and Sables d'Olonne are just over an hours drive away and are a must for any boating enthusiasts.
Nearest airports are Nantes and La Rochelle, both being approximately 75 minutes' drive. The Channel ports of St. Malo and Caen are approximately 4 hours' drive. Calais and the tunnel are 7 to 8 hours drive, longer in peak season. Use of a car is essential.
La Bernerie is 2kms from Mouilleron En Pareds which is midway between Chantonnay and La Chataigneraie. Nantes and La Rochelle are approximately 75 minutes' drive and Poitiers (Futuroscope) is approximately 90 minutes' drive. Puy-de-Fou is 30 minutes' drive.
Mouilleron has two restaurants and a bar, a small supermarket, boulangerie and a couple of banks. There is also a pharmacy, doctor and dentist. Mouilleron has tennis courts and boule club (open to visitors during Summer).
There are a wide variety of restaurants and takeaways within a short drive.
Fishing is available at Lac Rochereau and Pescalis, horse riding in the nearby Mervent forest along with the zoo and air park, karting at Moncoutant, golf courses are about 45 minutes drive.
The theme park Puy de Fou is less than 30 minutes away and is well worth a visit being the only one of its' kind in Europe.
Further afield is Futurescope at Poitiers (one and a half hours).
There are regular markets in Fontenay le Comte and Niort selling a large range of local produce as well as smaller local ones, along with brocantes and vide greiners.
There are several local vineyards who offer advise and tastings.