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The main bedroom is spacious and light, with a cot for visitors with a baby. There is plenty of storage facilities with wardrobe and chest of drawers. The bedroom overlooks the landscaped gardens.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
- english, french
About Richard Mayle
Richard & Sue own La Treille. Having lived in the South East of England all our lives, we were looking for a slower pace of life in a more rural setting. We looked at many properties over a number of years before we visited "La Treille" and we were blown away with the stunning setting. So many of our guests have come back to stay for three to four years in succession as they have found the setting to be so peaceful.
Richard Mayle purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Richard Mayle chose La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire
La Caillere is located in the Southern area of the Vendee, an area of rolling countryside dotted with lakes and forests. Our home is at the edge of a village in a semi-rural location. Plenty of things to do and see for the more active, but peaceful and relaxing if that is what you prefer. We are lucky enough to own a fabulous period property (dating back to Napoleonic times) with huge character and a superb two and a half acre garden. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine! Access from the UK is easy, with regular flights from several UK airports to Nantes (1 hour), La Rochelle (1 hour) and Poitiers (90 minutes). Driving is easy too, (much easier than in the UK) with ferry crossings to Caen, Cherbourg, Le Harve, Dieppe, Calais and don't forget the Euro Tunnel.
What makes this Cottage unique
Whilst viewing potential properties to buy over a number of years, we were struck by the poor accommodation offered by many of the holiday cottages/gites. We looked at providing holiday accommodation that we would be happy to stay in ourselves and this has resulted in two gites of a very high quality and standard. We have had many guests that return year after year. Most tend to book within a week or two of leaving us!