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Gite La Metairie in the Vendee

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  • 3 bedroom house
  • 9m x 4.5m Pool
  • Garden & Private Courtyard
  • 45km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 50km from the Puy du Fou
  • Small dogs welcome

Gite La Métairie, La Jousselinière in the Vendée

Please note that Gite La M
étairie is not actively taking any more bookings this year.

La M
étairie Holiday Home is situated in the small hamlet of La Jousselinière, only a 10 minute drive from Sainte Hermine, with many shops, restaurants and a weekly market. The house was totally renovated at the end of 2013 and is now laid out as a comfortable three bedroom house, with lots of original features on show - stone walls, oak beams and original wooden staircase.

You enter the house through the kitchen/dining area which is open plan and has a wood burner for the cooler winter months. The TV lounge is set to the back of the property and is next to the shower room and separate WC.

Two of the bedrooms are located on the first floor - the main bedroom having a double four-poster bed, and the second bedroom having 2 single beds. The third bedroom is on the ground floor and has a double bed. There is plenty of storage in the bedrooms.

To the rear of the house is a private seating area set in a quiet courtyard - with low tables, chairs and a barbecue, as well as an original bread oven for making pizzas, bread or brioche. You can relax here and read a book in the quiet surroundings or sip a glass of local wine.

The swimming pool is set in a walled courtyard and has several sun loungers around it, as well as a covered seating area with table and chairs. The pool is open from May until the end of September and is 9m x 4.5m, and 1.5m in depth with roman steps at one end. The courtyard has the sun on it all day, and is a great place for relaxing and sunbathing.

Behind the pool area is a large garden laid mainly to lawns, securely fenced in for the safety of your children. There is a small stream at the bottom of the garden and a wood to explore.

The house is equipped with a cot, high chair and stair gates for younger children, and outside there is private, covered, off-road parking for 2 cars. Various outdoor games are available to use.

This house is suitable for up to 6 guests and 1 baby in a cot.


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and gas hob
  • Fridge
  • TV with UK Channels
  • DVD Player & DVD Library
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • A couple of Bikes
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets welcome • Open All year
  • Swimming pool, shared with owners
  • Table tennis, boules, darts

La Jousselinière and the Surrounding Area

The hamlet is surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers and there are many interesting walks and cycle routes exploring the country lanes nearby. Several of the nearby villages have a restaurant or bar, and many hold fetes and markets throughout the summer months.

The 'must see' attraction for this area is the Puy du Fou Theme Park - where you will be transported back in time to the age of the 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!

For a quieter day out, the Marais Poitevin is not too far away. There are miles of canals to punt along and many ruined abbeys to explore.

Within 20 minutes is the Mervent Forest, with its large lake - with sailing school, lakeside restaurants and trail paths through the forest - a great place for picnics.

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré are within an hour's drive, and here you will find many restaurants serving locally caught seafood.

The beaches of the Southern Vendée are less than an hour away - and here you will be able to surf, beach comb, play in rock pools or just relax and make sand castles.

For more information about the Vendée, click on this link.


Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Gardens & Pool.
Pool is open from end of May until end of September

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The Botham Family, August 2019
A fab holiday with truly wonderful hosts! A lovely relaxing time in beautiful countryside, with the kids enjoying the pool.

The Farrell Family, August 2019
This is our second year here. David and Valerie are the most warm and welcoming hosts which made our holidays here the best ever. We plan to come back for a third year. Thank you so much.

Chris & Dawn, August 2019
Another fantastic week in a lovely place. The bikes are great to see the village. David and Valerie - great hosts - nothing too much trouble. Weather & site fantastic. Already booked for next year. Thank you.

Beryl & Wendy, June 2019
Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. You have really looked after us and made us very welcome. You have a lovely home and we are looking forward to coming back.

Aline & Quentin, July 2019
Un grand merci pour cette belle semaine passée en Vendée. Merci pour votre accueil chaleureuse, vos petites attentions et vos conseils sur les visites à faire dans le coin. Bonne Continuation.

Alison & James. August 2017
We've had a lovely couple of weeks and are leaving chilled out. Even 2 days of drizzle didn't stop us enjoying Puy du Fou, but we do wish that we'd bought their ponchos sooner!!
Kids loved the pool, Valerie and David have been gracious hosts and no one wants to go home.
Great trips out to Zoodyssée, Velorail, Zoooh! Mechanique in La Roche sur Yon, Mervent Forest (but you'll need a good map) and more.

Chris & Tracey. July 2017

The house is a perfect place to unwind a spend quality family time together. The beautiful house is in a peaceful setting surrounded by stunning countryside, the fields were full of sunflowers when we visited. The garden allows the children to run around, play and explore whilst the adults relax nearby. The pool is the icing on the cake. We all loved swimming, splashing and just chilling by the pool all day. The WiFi is an added bonus which is also available by the pool. The owners, David and Valerie, were the perfect hosts and were always available to answer any questions and give advice on the local area which has loads to offer. Overall it was perfect for us all thank you David and Valerie

Chris, Carole, Harrogate. July 2016.
3rd visit to La Jousseliniere. Lovely tranquil spot. Comfortable gite with fantastic pool area. Lots to see and do locally but equally lovely is a day spent pottering around the village and relaxing by the pool. À bientôt et mercy beaucoup!

The Allen Family, Thame. July 2016.
Wonderful week, the gite is well equipped & comfortable and the pool amazing - a real hot with our children.
We have had some great days out; make sure that you visit Coulon and take a boat trip; we highly recommend the Park O’Gliss - a fantastic water park. The aquarium at La Rochelle is also worth a visit. Ensure you book online before you go to avoid the queues. David & Valerie have been very hospitable - see if you can get David to take you to the local ‘Cave’ - if you like wine - it’s an Aladdin’s Cave!! Fantastic holiday all round.

The Legg Family, Olney. August 2016.
We have had a lovely week and really enjoyed our afternoon dips in the pool. We would recommend the following: O’Gliss Water Park - good for kids, but a bit pricey for what is there; Puy du Fou - A must! Can’t do it all in one day. so pick what you want to see and go for it. Mervent forest - we biked round, but loads to do for all ages. La Rochelle - very nice, but don’t go to the aquarium when its raining - the queues are awful. Marais Poitevin - you can be punted around the canals or row yourself - really enjoyed. Thank you Valerie & David and all the best.

The Hyndman Family, Devon. August 2016.
What an amazing time! We have really enjoyed the pool and all the lovely things you have around here. The weather was brilliant and perfect for a quick dip in the pool. We loved the Puy du Fou - a theme park to the north, that we wouldn’t really describe as a theme park but more as a variety of shows. We also enjoyed going on boats at Coulon, so much that we went twice! We really enjoyed going to La Rochelle and eating pizzas by the docks (Old Port). Thank you for such a lovely visit.

Katie & John. August 2015.
Well this cottage is absolutely great. I adore the pool, the bike rides were great and David & Valerie are lovely hosts for a lovely house. And the open space is great.

Anna. August 2015.
This cottage has been a wonderful place to stay. The gardens surrounding the cottage are fantastic, the interior of the cottage creates a warm and comfy feel, the swimming pool is marvellous and David & Valerie are two of the kindest people I know. I’m going to miss it here!! This is a holiday I will never forget.

Vendée Holiday Cottages

Annette & Jason Khan
3 rue de la Motte

Vendee Holiday Cottages

Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98
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(Annette Khan Entrepreneur Individuelle : Maison Lairoux/Vend
ée Holiday Cottages)

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