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Rural French Idyll with Private Pool and Extensive Grounds Perfect for Families

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Front of the house from the lane - large pebble courtyard for your cars.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Unwind In Unspoilt French Countryside In This Spacious Restored Farmhouse.

La Tavellerie is a large 19th century stone farmhouse set in the rolling hills of the Vendee Bocage in Western France. It has 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and comfortably sleeps 10. The house sits in 3 hectares of land which includes an orchard, gardens, a small wood and lots of grassland. It is beautiful and peaceful year-round, and is a lovely place to spend time with friends and family. In the colder months enjoy blazing log fires in the living room and crisp country walks. In summer, laze by the 12m pool, eat outdoors under the large trees in the heat of the day, and on the beautiful south facing stone terrace in the evening. The night sky is wonderful here, and we have a good amateur telescope which you are welcome to use. At all times of the year kids love to make camps in the small wood. There is an excellent butcher and boulanger in La Caillere, and local restaurants we heartily recommend. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, spend quality time together, and allow the beautiful French countryside, food, drink and culture to melt away all your cares.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 240 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a really great place for kids....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    books for all ages all over the house...moreless

  • Games:

    Badminton net and rackets, a boules set, baseball gloves and balls....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys:

    lots of playmobil and other kids toys. A sandpit with toys too....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The house is set in the beautiful and peaceful rolling hills of the Vendee Bocage. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Eat in the kitchen or on one of two large outdoor tables. We have several high chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in many rooms but only the one in the living room is for use. That is a great fireplace that pulls well and you can enjoy roaring log fires in the colder months....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full central heating in the house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wifi available in the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 large sofas, 2 arm chairs, an old piano which looks pretty but is often out of tune, and a full size keyboard which is ugly but always in tune! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of space for your cars in the courtyard in front of the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No phone for guests but good reception for cell phones...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels provided. Please bring your own towels for the pool and for taking to the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016/17
Oct 29 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,133

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$959

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

june 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,133

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

autumn 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$959

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $526.99
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantes
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bazoges en Pareds
168 Miles
Nearest Ferry
St. Malo
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
La Roche sur Yon
42 Miles
Nearest Train
Niort
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A83
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bazoges
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Aiguillon sur mer

Car: Necessary

La Tavellerie is in the Vendee Bocage which is a hilly, wooded area of Western France retaining the charm of the traditional French countryside. The climate is reputedly the second best in France after the South of France. The summers are hot but not stiflingly so, and the winters mild on account of the gulf stream hitting the coast nearby. The area is famous as a centre of the counter revolution in France and there are interesting historical sites to see, such as the Abbaye Nieul , as well as the Chateaux of the Loire further afield. The Vendee’s sandy beaches are an hour’s drive away – our guests love the Plage du Veillon which backs onto a nature reserve and has many pools for paddling in and exploring. Also a big hit is Puy de Fou – France’s no.1 theme park which is 45 mins away. Rather than rides it is a series of spectacular shows which tell the story of the area on a grand scale, so for example to cover the Roman period there is a chariot race in a reconstructed Roman Amphitheatre! Tourists come to the Vendee just for this, so do book in advance. La Rochelle, an interesting historic harbour town, with a popular aquarium, is an hour and a quarter away, as is the famous Ile de Re.

From our meadow you can see the Donjon at Bazoges en Pareds 3kms away. It is a lovely medieval remnant with medieval garden and local life museum attached. The Auberge next door is a good local restaurant, and there are small shops and other amenities in the village. There are lots of walks marked out in the woods between us and La Caillere, and cycle routes too. Fontenay le Comte, 25 mins away, is the old capital of the area and has a traditional market on Saturdays. Nearby is the ancient Mervent-Vouvant forest which is lovely for walks, horseriding (at Ripauds stables near Vouvant) and there is also a great tree top adventure park in the forest near Mervent. Vouvant itself is well worth visiting - a very pretty town on a bend in the river with a tower supposedly built by the fairy Melusine in one night. The Pic Vert nearby is a great place for Galettes and a salad, in a lovely setting. Hiring a punt at Maillezais is a lovely way to see the green and peaceful network of canals south of Fontenay, and the horses of the Harras near La Roche sur Yon is a great half-day trip. The Indian Forest – an adventure park in the trees for those looking for an adrenaline rush- is very popular, and there are several other local attractions on that theme.

Our house is in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood so is suitable for those who want to ‘get away from it all’, so you could equally well have a wonderful relaxing holiday without leaving the property save to buy food!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Hi, my name is Clarissa - I am English and grew up in London. My Dad is a doctor and my mother was a painter and potter and I have 2 brothers. I married Patrick - a Californian - whom I met studying Political Philosophy at LSE 26 years ago. We now have 7 wonderful kids ranging in age from 23 to 5. La Tavellerie is our holiday home - a great contrast to London where we live and work and a place we go every school holiday to unwind. It is a superb place to take kids as there is so much space where they can run and safely play - even a small wood that family tradition has it that grown-ups are not allowed to enter. This leaves us free to read, and for me to garden which has become my new passion as you will see! We love to cook with the fabulous French produce, and spend ages over long meals on the terrace or under the trees. Food here is really great - especially the seafood which the Vendee region is known for - and we have a superb local hyper market. We have a 12 meter salt water swimming pool with a 1.5m high fence around and a lockable gate for peace of mind when holidaying with kids who are non-swimmers. We also have outdoor games such as badminton - boules for the 'French experience' and for baseball fans like my husband Patrick some gloves and balls. We have an outdoor ping pong table and you can hire bikes to explore the countryside, and for those who like to walk there are lovely marked walks through the local woods.

Why the Owner Chose La Jaudonnière, France:
I inherited this property from my parents. We have had holiday homes in this area for 36 years. When La Tavellerie came up for sale my parents snapped it up and then they improved it as my mother was a good artist and had a real talent for making beautiful spaces. One of the reasons we have stayed in the Vendee is because as well as being a beautiful area and relatively untouched by tourism, the people are wonderfully warm and friendly.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
What is special about this home is its beauty, space and peace. Having so much land to yourself is also rare in a rental property.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Photos

  • Front of the house from the lane - large pebble courtyard for your cars.

    Front of the house from the lane - large pebble courtyard for your cars.

  • pool from the gardens with the poplar trees which surround the orchard beyond

    pool from the gardens with the poplar trees which surround the orchard beyond

  • Newly installed kitchen. Walnut counters made from a tree from our property.

    Newly installed kitchen. Walnut counters made from a tree from our property.

  • Sink into a sofa with a glass of wine. Enjoy open fires in winter.

    Sink into a sofa with a glass of wine. Enjoy open fires in winter.

  • Eat under the shade of the trees in the summer.

    Eat under the shade of the trees in the summer.

  • Twin room with 2 large traditional antique French beds

    Twin room with 2 large traditional antique French beds

  • Stone steps from the courtyard to the field above.

    Stone steps from the courtyard to the field above.

  • beautiful winter walks around the house

    beautiful winter walks around the house

  • downstairs bathroom en-suite to downstairs double room. Also shower (unseen)

    downstairs bathroom en-suite to downstairs double room. Also shower (unseen)

  • upstairs room with two single beds and a cot and toy cupboard.

    upstairs room with two single beds and a cot and toy cupboard.

  • outdoor ping pong table

    outdoor ping pong table

  • hammocks hang under the trees beyond the gardens

    hammocks hang under the trees beyond the gardens

  • beautiful 12m pool fully fenced for safety.

    beautiful 12m pool fully fenced for safety.

  • Large terrace with fig and olive trees and surrounded by flowers. Table for 12.

    Large terrace with fig and olive trees and surrounded by flowers. Table for 12.

  • Kitchen fully equipped for cooking for big groups if you so choose.

    Kitchen fully equipped for cooking for big groups if you so choose.

  • Downstairs bedroom with super kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom

    Downstairs bedroom with super kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom

  • upstairs double with antique carved bed. Views on to courtyard.

    upstairs double with antique carved bed. Views on to courtyard.

  • The house from the top field - a great place run around or just lie in the grass

    The house from the top field - a great place run around or just lie in the grass

  • upstairs yellow bedroom with twin single beds

    upstairs yellow bedroom with twin single beds

  • sun-trap terrace at easter- wisteria in flower and trees coming in to leaf

    sun-trap terrace at easter- wisteria in flower and trees coming in to leaf

  • one of two new upstairs bathrooms

    one of two new upstairs bathrooms

  • on the left is our beautiful stone BBQ

    on the left is our beautiful stone BBQ

  • swing seat with a view over the valley

    swing seat with a view over the valley

  • beautiful gardens for you to enjoy

    beautiful gardens for you to enjoy

VRBO #644908

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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