- 3 bedroom house
- 10m x 5m heated swimming pool
- Private Garden
- 55km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
- Family Friendly
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- 40km from the Puy du Fou
- Dogs Welcome
La Maison Bleue, La Caillere-St-Hilaire in the Vendée
This holiday home is full off original features, with the house dating back to the 1800s or further. There are beams and exposed stone walls and it has been furnished in a 'shabby'chic' style, with lots of interesting pieces of furniture and decorations.
The house is attached to the back of the property owners stone cottage and has its own entrance and off-road parking area.
Once parked, you enter the house into the kitchen/diner, where you will find everything you need for a comfortable holiday - dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, gas oven and hob, plus all of the crockery and pots & pans that you may need. The dining table seats up to 6 guests and there is a high chair for young children.
From the dining area, you pass into the cosy lounge, with its long sofas, plus TV with UK free to air channels. There is Wifi in the house, so you can connect to the internet or pick up your emails.
Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms, one with a 4-poster kingsized bed, one with two single beds and a third bedroom that would be suitable for children with 2 single beds and low beams. There is a travel cot available for babies.
The shower room is also on this floor and has a shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
A washing machine is available in a utility area.
Outside, the space leads down from the parking to a covered pergola with a dining table and chairs - an ideal spot for a Barbecue (a charcoal BBQ is provided). Further along there is a set of swings and climbing frame for your children, plus a small gravelled area for relaxing in the sun.
The main attraction for the garden is the 10m x 5m heated pool (shared use with the owner's family). This is set in an enclosed area, surrounded by decking and with a selection of sun loungers for relaxing. There is also a bar area, with fridge for keeping your drinks cool! A perfect place to sip a glass of local wine whilst watching the sun go down.
Beyond the pool is a large grassy garden where you can run around, play ball games and generally enjoy the great outdoors! No neighbours - just the occasional farm animal in the nearby fields.
Ideal for families: Cot, highchair, stargaze, books, bad games, garden & pool.
Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome.
This house is suitable for up to 6 guests (4 adults max) and 1 baby in a cot.
- Washing Machine
- Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
- Gas Oven & hob
- All Bed linens provided
- Hand, bath and tea towels provided
- Pets welcome
- Open May until end September
- Heated swimming pool, shared with owners
- TV with UK Channels
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Cot, Highchair, stair gate
- Childrens' Climbing Frames
- Books and board games
La Caillère and the Surrounding Area
There are several larger villages and towns nearby - many with shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants - and most hold lots of fêtes and festivals throughout the summer months.
For days out, there is a great choice of activities - from lakes in the middle of forests (Mervent), traditional fairground parks (Parc Pierre Brun), the Marais Poitevin canal network, historic Châteaux and ruined abbeys, and not forgetting the amazing Puy du Fou Theme Park that is only a 40 minute drive away. This is the 'must see' attraction for this area and you will see Gladiators, Vikings, Medieval Knights and Musketeers. There is also a fantastic bird of prey show - with over 100 owls, vultures, eagles and buzzards! The evening is finished off with an amazing sound and light show with fireworks and over a 1000 participants. Not to be missed!
Further afield is the historic town of La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré (within an hour's drive) and here you will find many restaurants serving locally caught seafood, museums, markets and lots of entertainment.
The beaches of the Southern Vendée are around an hour away - with a Wake Park at Aiguillon-sur-Mer, seaside towns at La Faute and La Tranche, 5km long beach at Les Sables d'Olonne and miles of sand in-between - lifeguards, beachside cafés and parking available.
For more information about the Vendée, click on this link.
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Separate Garden & Shared Pool (with owners)
This property is open from May until the end of September, and offers 3 night breaks during May, June and September and full week holidays during July and August (Saturday Changeover)
The pool is heated from May until the end of September.
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I would give the house and facilities 5/5. The location was very quiet and peaceful but was close to a small village that had shops and a bakery. There were nice places to visit near by. The beach is at least an hour away so maybe not the most convenient location if the beach is what you want. However, we enjoyed the pool and were very lucky with the weather. (The pool is shared with the owners and their family which was fine but if you like you own company and a leisurely swim then that is something to consider.) The owners are very friendly and helpful and there was a delicious welcome hamper which was much appreciated after a long drive. The house is rustic and charming but the stairs may not suit older people with mobility issues. A lovely holiday enjoyed by all the family.
I would also like to say how easy it has been to book and communicate with you and you have always responded to my emails very quickly so thank you. I will recommend the site to friends and family.
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The Eden Family, August 2018.
Thank you for a lovely stay in a very lovely gite. We have loved having use of the pool, and walks around the local area.
La Rochelle and the medieval village of Vouvant definitely worth a visit. Welcome basket was really appreciated after a long drive.
PS: The owl song last night was amazing. Also enjoyed watering the flower boxes. Butchers and bakery in the local village are excellent.
The Millband Family, July 2018
Enjoyed a wonderful stay at La Maison Bleue; the welcome hamper was very much appreciated! The pool was excellent and surrounded by spectacular rural views.
We enjoyed a day at the beach at La Tranche sur Mer, the Chocolate Museum at La Roche sur Yon and a visit to beautiful La Rochelle. Thanks for a great week.
The Wright Family, May/June 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful time! It was so nice to see you after so many years! It really brought back the amazing times we used to have. The Blue House is exactly how I would want my house to be!! So funky and peaceful (most of the time) Hope to see you all again soon.
The Zegers Family, July/August 2019
Thanx! We had a great holiday! What exciting stories about the house! What a nice and warm welcome!