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Villa du Bocage

Ref: AC15, Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire, France, £1204 to £3655 pw

  1. 1 - Villa du Bocage - back of house, pool and garden
  2. 2 - Villa du Bocage - pool terrace
  3. 3 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
  4. 4 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
  5. 5 - Villa du Bocage - pool and views
  6. 6 - Villa du Bocage - back of house and pool area
  7. 7 - Villa du Bocage - covered terrace by pool and garden
  8. 8 - Villa du Bocage - breakfast terrace at side of house off the kitchen
  9. 9 - Villa du Bocage - enclosed garden area
  10. 10 - Villa du Bocage - front of house
  11. 11 - Villa du Bocage - living area
  12. 12 - Villa du Bocage - living area
  13. 13 - Villa du Bocage - kitchen
  14. 14 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on ground floor
  15. 15 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with ground floor double bedroom
  16. 16 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on first floor
  17. 17 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
  18. 18 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
  19. 19 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom next to double on first floor
  20. 20 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
  21. 21 - Villa du Bocage - shower room next to twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
  22. 22 - Villa du Bocage - gym
  23. 23 - Villa du Bocage - shower room and sauna
  24. 24 - Villa du Bocage - view of the Marais nearby
  25. 25 - Villa du Bocage - overview of property grounds and house
  26. 26 - Villa du Bocage - owner's pony in field adjacent to garden
  27. 27 - Villa du Bocage - pool at dusk
  • 1 - Villa du Bocage - back of house, pool and garden
    1 - Villa du Bocage - back of house, pool and garden
  • 2 - Villa du Bocage - pool terrace
    2 - Villa du Bocage - pool terrace
  • 3 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
    3 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
  • 4 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
    4 - Villa du Bocage - pool and garden
  • 5 - Villa du Bocage - pool and views
    5 - Villa du Bocage - pool and views
  • 6 - Villa du Bocage - back of house and pool area
    6 - Villa du Bocage - back of house and pool area
  • 7 - Villa du Bocage - covered terrace by pool and garden
    7 - Villa du Bocage - covered terrace by pool and garden
  • 8 - Villa du Bocage - breakfast terrace at side of house off the kitchen
    8 - Villa du Bocage - breakfast terrace at side of house off the kitchen
  • 9 - Villa du Bocage - enclosed garden area
    9 - Villa du Bocage - enclosed garden area
  • 10 - Villa du Bocage - front of house
    10 - Villa du Bocage - front of house
  • 11 - Villa du Bocage - living area
    11 - Villa du Bocage - living area
  • 12 - Villa du Bocage - living area
    12 - Villa du Bocage - living area
  • 13 - Villa du Bocage - kitchen
    13 - Villa du Bocage - kitchen
  • 14 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on ground floor
    14 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on ground floor
  • 15 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with ground floor double bedroom
    15 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with ground floor double bedroom
  • 16 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on first floor
    16 - Villa du Bocage - double bedroom on first floor
  • 17 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
    17 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
  • 18 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
    18 - Villa du Bocage - bathroom en suite with double bedroom on first floor
  • 19 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom next to double on first floor
    19 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom next to double on first floor
  • 20 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
    20 - Villa du Bocage - twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
  • 21 - Villa du Bocage - shower room next to twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
    21 - Villa du Bocage - shower room next to twin bedroom on first floor (separate indoor access)
  • 22 - Villa du Bocage - gym
    22 - Villa du Bocage - gym
  • 23 - Villa du Bocage - shower room and sauna
    23 - Villa du Bocage - shower room and sauna
  • 24 - Villa du Bocage - view of the Marais nearby
    24 - Villa du Bocage - view of the Marais nearby
  • 25 - Villa du Bocage - overview of property grounds and house
    25 - Villa du Bocage - overview of property grounds and house
  • 26 - Villa du Bocage - owner's pony in field adjacent to garden
    26 - Villa du Bocage - owner's pony in field adjacent to garden
  • 27 - Villa du Bocage - pool at dusk
    27 - Villa du Bocage - pool at dusk
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Private heated pool
  • Internet available
  • More InformationSecurity deposit £1000

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Discover the Bocage Vendéen...

This is a beautifully-converted 19th century farmhouse at the heart of the Bocage Vendéen, an attractive area of marshland and wildlife havens; there is fishing on site. The interior is spacious and light, and full of character.

Accommodation details

Living/dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 4 separate wcs, 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms

Facilities

Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 3 cots (linen supplied), 2 highchairs, telephone (incoming/local calls), WiFi, TV, video, DVD, CD, heating (included), fireplace (wood included), fans, alarm, barbecue, table tennis, boules, sauna, gym, swings, badminton, bikes, table football


Services

Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. Cleaning (minimum 2 hours) 25 € per hour. Services are payable locally.

Prices quoted are subject to change.

Exterior

The property is set in 6500sqm of peaceful grounds, of which 2000sqm are landscaped. A small river (excellent for fishing) runs alongside the property so care must be taken with young children; however, the area around the house and pool are quite secure with a fence around the entire garden and five small lockable gates. Alongside the lovely swimming pool is a boules court and also a pool-side shower.

There is an easy-to-use electric cover for the pool which can be heated to 26°C free of charge, weather permitting (heated between 24°C and 26°C in low season). The only access from the house to the pool area is via large glass sliding doors that can be locked. There is a wc for the pool with external access only.

There are marked walks and cycling routes just outside the property. For fishermen, there is a room for cleaning and preparing the day's catch, and for storing equipment.

Interior

The interior space has been carefully thought out to provide space, comfort and light. The open plan living area opens out onto the terrace and swimming pool area, and the dining room leads to a well-equipped kitchen which opens onto a side terrace ideal for breakfast. On the ground floor there are also a spacious entrance with a sofa, a fitness room with a sauna and a shower, a double bedroom (160cm bed) with an en suite bathroom, and a separate wc.

There are two staircases leading to two separate sections of the first floor. One consists of a double bedroom (160cm bed) with an en suite bathroom, a twin bedroom (90cm beds) and a separate wc. The other consists of a twin bedroom (90cm beds) with an adjacent shower room and a separate wc.

Available for short stays

More Information

Changeover day: Saturday

Swimming pool

Private
Electric security cover
Roman steps
Heated
Size 10x5m
Depth 1.10-1.80m
Open mid-Apr to end Sep

Tennis court

Chantonnay 8km

Beaches

La Faute-sur-Mer 55km (sandy)
La Tranche-sur-Mer 61km (sandy)
Longeville-sur-Mer 65km (sandy)
Les Sables-d'Olonne 82km (sandy)

18 hole 44km

Other features

  • Internet
  • Table tennis
  • Ground level bedroom
Ground floor

Ground floor

First floor

First floor

This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.

Over half of the 250km Atlantic coastline of the Vendée is broad sandy beaches; you will find yourself basking in the sun, settling down for a nice meal overlooking the waves, and enjoying the seaside ambience with plenty of room to spread out. The coastal towns are delightful, with the old fishing village of Les Sables-d’Olonne full of old world seaside charm, its broad beach lined with restaurants and cáfes. It is famous as the starting point for the gruelling Vendée Globe sailing race. St-Jean-de-Monts is known as the biggest sandpit in western France, although La-Tranche-sur-Mer actually tops it with 13km of sandy beach. St-Gilles Croix-de-Vie is the oldest port in the Vendée and if you like grilled sardines this is the place to go. Offshore, the islands of L’Ile-d’Yeu, with its wild coastline facing the Atlantic, and Noirmoutier, reached by its exceptional causeway the Passage du Gois (check the tide tables!), are terrific spots for day outings. Inland, the Marais Poitevin, known as the “Green Venice”, is an area of 90,000 hectares of canals and marshes, forests and abbeys, where sea and fresh water meet, and full of the most luxurious variety of birds and wildlife. You can hire a small boat and drift lazily through the timeless waterworld.

  • Shops & services

    Villages

    La Jaudonnière (3km) small village with basic shops

    Towns

    Chantonnay (10km) all shops, services and supermarkets
    Fontenay-le-Comte (25km)
    La Rochelle (66km)
    Niort (68km)
    Les Sables-d'Olonne, sandy (86km)
    Nantes (90km)

  • Market days

    Chantonnay (10km): Saturdays
    Saint-Juire-Champgillon (15km): Sundays
    Bournezeau (24km): Fridays
    Fontenay-le-Comte (25km): Saturdays
    La-Roche-Sur-Yon (40km): every day except Monday and Sunday
    Damvix (56km): 3rd Wednesday of each month
    Benet (58km): Mondays

  • Recommended restaurants

    Auberge du Donjon - Bazoges-en-Pareds (4km)
    La Morlière - Sigournais (8km)
    L’ Assiette Gourmande - La Caillère-Saint-Hilaire (9km)
    Le Touchegray - Chantonnay (10km)
    Le Saint Georges – Saint-Juire-Champgillon (13km)
    Le Logis de la Chabotterie - 2 Michelin stars - Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon (63km)
    Le Cayola – 1 Michelin star – just outside Les Sables d’ Olonnes  (77km)

    These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.

  • Places to see

    Bazoges-en-Pareds (4km) is a beautifully preserved medieval village compound with an imposing donjon.
    Puy du Fou (35km) a spectacular medieval theme park, great for all the family.
    The Marais Poitevin is the Green Venice of France - a wonderful day can be spent rowing along canals and small rivers, picnicking along its shores and spotting the rich wildlife. One of the starting points is the pretty village of Maillezais (50km).
    Vouvant (20km) is the only ‘Plus beau village de France’ in Vendée. A lovely small town.

  • Local events

    Poupet Music and dance festival at St Malo du Bois (39km) in July
    Medieval festival at Bazoges-en-Pareds (4km) in August
    Many fêtes in other villages in the summer

  • Regional food & wine

    Food

    Fish and shellfish – sardines from St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, mussels from l’Aiguillon, oysters from the Baie de Bourgneuf, prawns, crab, langoustines. Fish soup.
    Poultry from Challans.
    Veal from Chalais.
    Brioche – many varieties of this rich sweet bread.

    Wine

    There are 4 main vineyards in Mareuil, Pissotte, Brem and Vix which make up the Fiefs Vendéens.

  • Beaches

    La Faute-sur-Mer, sandy (55km)
    La Tranche-sur-Mer, sandy (61km)
    Longeville-sur-Mer, sandy (65km)
    Les Sables-d'Olonne, sandy (86km)

  • Activities

    Tennis: Chantonnay (8km)
    Fishing is possible at the property.
    Bicycle hire: Centre VTT at Vouvant (30km); Les Cycles Rolland at Les Herbiers (32km)
    Cycling: The property is just 100m away from the starting point of the Circuit des Vergers which joins another circuit called Vendée Vélo 1km away and allows you to access the entire Vendée cycling circut – about 1000km! From the Vendée Vélo circuit you can discover the entire heritage of the Vendée.
    Water activities: Large public pool with aqua power, aqua cycling and other water-based activities - Les Herbiers (32km).
    Leisure lake for fishing, sailing and canoeing: Lac de Rochereau (5km)
    Sailing school: Lac de Mervent (33km) - superb natural setting
    Horse riding: Centre Equestre de la Tuilerie at Le Tallud-Sainte-Gemme (7km)
    18 hole golf: Nesmy (44km)

  • Getting there

    Airports

    La Rochelle 70km
    Nantes 91km
    Poitiers 144km
    Flight info >>

    Ferry ports

    St-Malo 283km
    Caen-Ouistreham 401km
    Cherbourg 435km
    Le Havre 463km
    Calais 644km
    Channel crossing info >>

    TGV stations

    La Roche-sur-Yon 43km
    La Rochelle 69km
    Niort 74km
    Les Sables-d'Olonne 82km
    Nantes 89km
    Eurostar & TGV info >>

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Mrs S. Turnill

A very quiet location, with a great garden and pool for the children - just what we wanted.

Mrs Helen Cooper

The most beautiful setting, very peaceful. We were all content to stay by the pool, fish in the river or play boules.

Dr. A. Ditchfield

Excellent. We asked for fans or "ventilateurs" - arrived within half an hour.

Gissler family

The "marais", the sea, walks in the forest, pony treks, cycling, jumping in the pool: a wonderful holiday.

Mr Verschuerier

The villa is very pleasant and comfortable. We loved the pool.

Stewart family

The property is very well presented and of high quality, as was the welcome. First class comfort. Let's repeat this next year.

Mr Thomann

Very good week, exceptional weather, a dream villa: happiness.

Antier family

What a wonderful holiday! The villa is beautiful and very comfortable.

Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.

We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.

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