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La Gare is a renovated railway house set in large split level gardens, with mature trees, a play area, quiet seating areas, a luxury outdoor kitchen and dining area and a heated outdoor 8m x 4m swimming pool. The House is free of neighbours, yet easily accessible to local towns and major road networks.
This spacious and well appointed family home is in an ideal location to explore the Vendee, as well as providing guests with plenty of space to relax and unwind without living on top of each other. Each can find their own way to enjoy this well loved home, whether relaxing under a mature oak tree, sitting/sunbathing next to the swimming pool, eating outside at the luxurious fully equipped outdoor kitchen, on the patio or the large flat lawns, evening walks on the adjacent footpaths, snuggled on large sofas in the evening for films, TV, games or to simply watch the wood burner flicker - the choice is yours.
Almost the entire property is wheelchair / disabled friendly - from the ground floor bedroom and shower wet room, to the level entrance to the walled garden and outdoor kitchen, the gentle slope up to the pool entrance, and also the slope up to the upper garden.
The ground floor master bedroom can be a suite on its own if desired - nicely secluded from the rest of the house by a small lobby, and with the shower wet room adjacent, you can have all the privacy you need ! It can also make a fabulous family room if required - there is a double sofa bed, or we can put a single bed in the alcove, hardly affecting the space available. This makes La Gare suitable for not just a single or an extended family, but also for 2 families to share, the second shower room upstairs is situated right between the 2 upstairs bedrooms - if you would like any advice on how we can help accommodate you, please give us a call or email - we are always happy to help if we can.
The heated swimming pool is normally open and available from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September as standard. During these times the heat pump will keep the water lovely and warm, depending of course on the actual outside temp ! (in May and September if the ambient temperature is too low we will struggle to raise it much above 21 degrees) The cost of heating the pool is therefore included in all rentals within these dates. For all rentals in April and October, the pool may well be available, but this will depend entirely on the current weather and temperatures. For bookings at these times, we will liaise with you on the run up to your holiday, and if the weather is warm enough in the lead up to your holiday we can arrange to heat the pool and make it available for you. The cost of having the pool heated and available for your use will be an additional 50 euros, payable on arrival. The pool will not be available for use from November to March. However the pool garden seating areas and outdoor kitchen can be happily used all year round as required.
We also advise that all electric use is subject to a fair usage policy, and all usage over that will incur costs. If any extra usage is chargeable, we will only charge electric as used over and above the fair usage amount, and at the same cost the electric company charge to us.
During the main season, i.e May to September (incl), we include all linen and towels in the rentals as standard. As with the pool and electric, our prices do reflect this. In the low season, ie October to April (incl), electric will be charged as used, linen and towels will be available for a charge of 10 euros per person, and any wood used for the wood burner will be charged at 60 euros per stere (ie per cubic metre - pro rata).