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LLovely 3 Bedroom House In Rural Location withPrivate Heated Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House in La Châtaigneraie in a small hamlet near Vouvant, La Rochelle, La Sable

This lovely house is set in a small hamlet with three double bedrooms.. There is a separate main bathroom with shower, bath and toilet and a further separate toilet upstairs. It has a modern kitchen, a wood burner. The large garden is landscaped with a large fish pond, mature gardens as well as a private partially enclosed decked 10 x 5m swimming pool heated all season to 27+ C with gas BBQ, sun loungers and 6 seater dinning table. Local shops, bars and restaurants are nearby with some of the Vendee's best beaches, La Tranch, La Rochelle, La Sable are just an hour away. Mervent - 20 minutes away has a large forest and reservoir and Puy du Fou is approx 45 minutes north and provides a great day out for all the family. The beaches of the Vendee are safe and the island of Ile de Re is definitely worth a visit.

Property Manager
Maria Wooders
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Maria Wooders

my husband and I came to live in France nearly 14 years ago original from High Wycombe UK we came here for a quiter and more peaceful life, we have one boarder collie and two cats. Since we've been here we have retired and are offering one of our properties as a holiday home

Maria Wooders purchased this house in 2002

Why Maria Wooders chose La Chapelle-aux-Lys

We enjoy living here as we have some lovely scenery and that we live within easy reach of several small towns with shops and supermarkets and there are two adventure play areas for children of all ages. Also there is very large forest in Mervent for walks and a lake, thats within a short drive where you can also do boating and Park Pierre Brunel is an adventure play ground for ages.

What makes this house unique

when we came to France in 2002 we feel in love with the area it offered peace and quite away from the hassle and bustle of a large English town, we converted the old barns and turned them into a home for us and the house we turned into a gite. We also landscaped all the garden which was a field with cows in it and put in a lovely swimming pool. The views are fantastic and are very relaxing. We are not far away from beaches or nice places to go to

Guestbook comments from the manager

having spent 2 weeks in what can only be called PARADISE. The gite was spacious clean and well equiped. The garden and pool area far exceded our expectations and it was so pleasant to spend time there.The pool had terracing and beautiful suroundings sun shades bbq and area for eating. and was well maintaine by the owners We thank Bob and Maria for allowing us to share PARADISE and who where friendly and welcoming during our stay. Sue John Becky Ali Chayse & Vegas.

Having travelled to a few places in France, this is by far the best property we have stayed at in what can only be described as a sensational garden. Having two children the most important thing is they have enough to occupy them during the day the garden is a children PARADISE with an excellent pool and plenty of room to let off steam Bob and Maria where excellent hosts Hope to return at some point in the future Julie Steve Dot Daniel Charlotte
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Chapelle-aux-Lys in Vendée

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • dogs must be kept under control, no sharp instruments in pool or shoes worn in pool no boats with paddles no drying clothes in house and no smoking
  • damages to any furniture or electric items to be reported Extractor fan to be used in kitchen
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with bath & seperate shower, wc and double sink unit. Separate toilet with sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - large room with 2 large single beds if needed an additional cot for a young child, Bed room two double bed bedroom 3 with two single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
Outside: All grounds private and are landscaped and enclosed. Has a gas barbecue. , 2 parasols and reclining chairs for use around the pool with shaded area for eating. Also swings and a trampoline for the young ones and young at heart. the pool is wintered down from October to end of April between 1st October and the 30 April a charge of £100 per week is charged for the use of central heating Property is cleaned at changeover. Tea towels/ hand towels only provided. Property is cleaned/linen changed on changeover day. We live on the grounds and the Garden and pool maintenance is done by us on a regular basis. Entry to the property is after 3pm on day of arrival and .vacated by 10 am on day of departure.


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LLovely 3 Bedroom House In Rural Location withPrivate Heated Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

A Great and relaxing holiday

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after spending a relaxing and welcoming week in this lovely villa we'd like to thank Bob and Maria for making it look so beautiful and well kept. The pool is amazing and we loved chilling around there, also around the lovely garden you can really tell on how much work you guys out into it, it is beautiful. The area is also lovely visiting Vouvent and Fontenay with the perfect restaurants for us to eat. The house was very relaxing also very comfortable and the shower was great. Loved the dogs. the Wood and Colebrook family from Herts. July 2016

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant house and fantastic pool

  • 4 of 5

The couple that showed us around the house and garden were lovely, the house was brilliant for us. Good sized bedrooms and a huge garden for the kids to play in, they also loved the pool and bouncing around on the trampoline.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary


1 hours drive from the safe golden sandy beaches and fishing ports of southern Vendee.


La Rochelle Airport - approx 1 hours drive. Nantes Airport approx 1hr 30mins. Limoge Airport - 3 hours. St Malo port - 3hr 30 mins. Caen Port - 4.30 hours. Calais - 6 hours.


La Chapelle Aux Lys - English Café - 3km. L'Absie - bank, patisserie, grocers, good supermarket - 4km. St Hilaire De Vouse - excellent restaurant and bar, La Chataignerie - large Super U and general town facilities - 20 minutes. Mervent forest and reservoir - 20 minutes. La Rochelle - 50 minutes. Puy De Fue - 45 minutes.

Further Details:

A couple of golf courses are available within an hours drive. Fishing at Pescalis is 10 minutes away. Tree climbing, canoeing available at Mervent lake and at Moncoutant and Mervent adventure areas for the young and young at heart.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Chapelle-aux-Lys, Pays de la Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
seasonal price
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
To book please contact the owner by email or telephone. We will require a non refundable deposit with your booking of 25%. (in the event of a cancellation we will refund if we are able to re-book) balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Suggest that you take insurance against cancellation as once payment is made it will not be refunded. A damage deposit of £200 per week is required with balance payment, returned approx 2 weeks after the let departure– subject to T&C's.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays during peak period - flexible changeover days out of peak time. entrance 3p.m on day of arrival and vacated by 11.a.m to allow for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
During non peak periods a discount will be given for longer periods of rental between October and May, especially if you are looking for property to come and live in France. Please get in touch for more information and prices

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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