Cottage in Mouilleron en Pareds, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Peaceful Location
About Joan Young
Hi we are Sam and Joan, we originate from Morpeth in Northumberland, England, we have a West Highland Terrier called Lexi. She is visitor friendly and only interacts if requested. Lexi is 11 years old, and loves her leisurely jaunt down the very quiet country roads each morning and evening. We are both English but speak a little French, we are on hand for advice on Restaurants, directions etc. Sam is a Joiner by trade (retired) and Joan an Accountant (also retired).
Joan Young purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Joan Young chose Mouilleron-Saint-Germain
We fell in love with the property the moment we walked through the door. It's rustic charm, wooden beams and log burner were delightful when we first visited in the winter of 2013. The outside terrace looks onto a spectacular landscaped garden and steps either side lead up to a beautiful in ground pool. The pond next to the terrace with it's small fountain, goldfish and frogs is idyllic.
What makes this Cottage unique
Whilst we have an oasis of peace and tranquillity, we are still only 5 mins from our nearest large supermarket. There are an abundance of country lanes to go walking or cycling on and with virtually no vehicles it is an absolute pleasure to take that exercise.
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Peace & Quiet
This is a lovely gite with lovely owners. The gite is in a valley and is one of six in a quiet hamlet. The owners Joan & Sam are a lovely couple and even let you share there gorgeous dog Lexi. They are there for you with information & recommendations, but still unobtrusive if you don’t need them,
Joan has thought of everything you could need, even down to pool toys.
A Hidden Gem!
I really don’t want to write a positive review because I’d like to keep the Gite a secret! However, I owe this to Joan and Sam for such a lovely holiday and for being the perfect hosts. The Gite is a home from home, lovely and clean and comfortable with everything you need. Nice and traditional too. The pool is lovely, warm and clean with lots of inflatables/toys. The Gite is in a peaceful area but close to lots of things to visit. Super sky at night, with the sound of crickets and owls too. Loved sitting out the front with a glass of wine. We miss you already! Thank you Joan, Sam and the lovely Lexie for a fantastic holiday. Sure we’ll be back.
The Russell Family, Somerset, UK
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our little cottage. We are really pleased you had such a lovely holiday and would love to welcome you back. Many thanks for choosing to stay with us, Joan, Sam and Lexi
Fabulous property. Warm and friendly owners.
Have just spent a fabulous 2 weeks with Joan Sam and of course Lexi. This fabulous property is a real home from home, with everything you need for an independent quiet self catering holiday. Everything was provided and was clean and very comfortable. A fabulous pool to use at any time of the day, set in lovely gardens. Joan and Sam were welcoming, warm and friendly and provided good advice on places to visit and local restaurants. The Paramy Thai Buffet is a must do. Ting the owner is a joy. Also do not miss Puy du Fou. Sensational. All in all a first class stay in wonderful countryside. If you enjoy walking then this is the place for you.
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. It was lovely to have fellow Northerners visit our little part of the world. We hope to see you again in the future, oh and thank you for the info on walking paths in the area - invaluable:-)
Beautiful and stylish cottage in wonderful surroundings, with everything you could possibly need, including vast information about the area. The owners were the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. There were plenty of places to visit and lovely restaurants to try nearby. We would definitely stay there again.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. It's lovely to hear such positive things and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you again in the future, Joan, Sam and not forgetting Lexi :-)
From the minute we arrived at this beautiful gite, we were made to feel welcome by Sam,Joan and Lexi the Westie. The traditional cottage had a lovely and cosy to feel to it, was very well equipped and kept at a pleasant temperature even when it reached 35 degrees outside!
It was the first time we had stayed in a cottage with our 2 young girls, normally opting for a more lively holiday, but we absolutely loved the place. The girls swam nearly all day every day and we were able to relax.
We didn't venture too far (it was too hot!), but we did manage a day out at Puy du Fou (amazing medieval shows).
We will treasure special memories of our week here and hope to return one day for a darts and bingo rematch!
Tina, Rick, Georgia and Annie
Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we are so pleased you had such a memorable holiday and would very much like another game of bingo. The prizes were amazing!!!
A wonderful week
This gite and pool are as close to heaven that you can get. Inside the gite is so clean, comfortable and immediately inviting. I loved the beams in the sitting room and upstairs and there are so many lovely touches in the gite which gives it such a lovely country cottage feel. Outside, we found the beautiful pool area very relaxing on the hotter days when we didn't feel like going too far away from the cottage. Although Sam and Joan live next door and the terrace is in their garden, we were made to feel very welcome to use it which we found an extra special touch. Of all the gites we have stayed in I don't think we have ever had better hosts than Sam and Joan, who felt more like good friends than hosts and we will miss both them and Lexi, the little Westie, who gave us the warm welcome that only dogs know how to do. I will miss her "speaking" to us from Sam and Joan's side of the garden. The Vendee is a beautiful area and if you are looking for a lovely, relaxing holiday, you will certainly find it here. The cottage has lots of ideas for eating out and places to visit. We loved the Chateau de Terre Neuve at Fontenay Le Comte, where the French guide made a very special effort to conduct our tour in English to avoid us having to use guide books. This made our visit all the more special and enjoyable. The tour takes about 30 minutes, but there is a very well appointed gift shop with reasonable prices and very friendly staff that you will enjoy looking round, and the grounds are beautiful to walk round too. Thank you Sam and Joan for a very special week that we will never forget. Love from the Saunders family. x
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable time at the cottage. It means so much to us to get such lovely feedback, we thank you for choosing to spend your holiday in our little country cottage:-)
Special interest holidays:
Cycling tours around the local countryside can be arranged, we also have two adult bikes to borrow. (one male and one female)
We have lakeside beaches approx 10 minutes away, these are very family friendly with picnic areas, children’s play areas, lovely walks, restaurant etc.
Beautiful West Coast beaches are 45 minutes to 1 hours drive away, a great selection of beach resorts available, with blue flag beaches.
Nearest airport - La Rochelle or Nante both are within 1 hour 15 mins.
Nearest ferry port: St Malo - 3 hours
Caen ferry port: 4 hours
Le Harve: 5 hours
Calais: 6 hours
Set in a lovely, peaceful hamlet it is 5 mins from Mouilleron en Pards, 6 mins from the town of La Chataignerie, 10 minutes from Vouvent, 10 minutes from Mervant Forest, 25 mins from the old capital of the vendee Fontenay La Comte and 50 mins from the new capital of the Vendee La Roche sur Yon. 30 minutes drive from Puy de fou, 45 minutes from the nearest beach and just over one hour from La Rochelle, and Ille de Re
The house is strictly no smoking.
Mouilleron en Pareds is now known as Mouilleron St Germaine, although sat nav's and google maps are yet to be updated.