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  • 5 bedroom house
  • 8m x 4m Swimming Pool
  • Private Garden
  • 70km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 65km from the Puy du Fou
  • Village shops only 1.5km away

Maison Meli Holiday Cottage, St Hilaire des Loges, Vendée

Maison Meli is set on a quiet country road on the outskirts of the village of St Hilaire des Loges, only a short drive from the historic town of Fontenay le Comte. The house was purchased by its current owners in 2018 and they have undertaken lots of renovation work at the property - including a new bathroom, a new shower room and a large decked area in the garden for sunbathing.

The holiday cottage is perfect for large families or friends holidaying together. There is plenty of space for everyone - with a large dining table in the kitchen, lots of comfy sofas & chairs in the lounge, and patio tables and chairs for alfresco dining.

You arrive at the house after driving along a quiet country lane - with only the birds chirping to disturb the tranquility. Park up along the front of the house, or on the paved small driveway and then walk around to the garden side of the house where you will see the kitchen door.

You enter the house through the kitchen - where you'll find the large farmhouse style pine dining table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen (with its Butler sink and wood burner). From the kitchen you can enter the utility room where you will find the washing machine, and then on to the newly built shower room complete with walk-in shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

To the other side of the kitchen is the cosy lounge - with a 55 inch flat screen TV, DVD player, BOSE sound system and WI-Fi. The TV has 100s of UK satellite TV channels. There is a large selection of books to read and board games to play.

There are two bedrooms on the ground floor - one with two single beds, and next door to this is a bedroom with a 5ft (152cm) double bed, complete with a new Hypnos mattress (so comfortable!) The double bedroom has doors that open out onto the parking area and there is a small table & chairs for relaxing with a glass of wine.

Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms: one with two single beds, one with a 5ft double bed and the third with a 4ft6in double bed and small ensuite WC and hand basin. Both of the double beds have new Hypnos mattresses.

There is a newly fitted family sized bathroom on the first floor, complete with roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, double hand basin and WC.

Outside in the sunny garden, there is plenty of space for everyone to unwind - with a large decked area (pergola, sun loungers and comfy chairs), a dining area with plastic tables and chairs, plus a large garden for playing badminton or having a kick around with a ball. (Please note - some of the garden is on a slope)

The main attraction in the garden is the 8m x 4m pool - securely fenced off for the security of your children. This is open all summer and is the ideal spot to cool off after a long day of site seeing!


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, cafetiere
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob
  • Large fridge, small fridge & freezer
  • TV with UK Satellite Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • 2 x BOSE speakers
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Sun loungers
  • Gas BBQ

St Hilaire des Loges, Fontenay le Comte and the Local Area

Maison Meli is set in a quiet hamlet, away from the hustle and bustle of normality - a perfect place to unwind and get back to the simple things in life - taking a stroll along the peaceful country lanes, sitting and listening to the birds chirping in the garden, relaxing on a sun lounger or enjoying a family meal with everyone sat around a table until late in the evening - sampling a glass or two of local wine and our famous Prefou! (Garlic bread)

The local village of St Hilaire des Loges has a bakery for your morning croissants & bread, a butcher for your BBQ meat and a little bar serving drinks and pizzas. For supermarkets and weekly markets - take a 15 minute drive to Fontenay le Comte, where you will find everything you need - either in the out of town shopping area or the town centre shops and market hall.

Many of the local villages have restaurants and bars, plus you are only a 30 minute drive to Niort with its castle and restaurants.

The nearby Lac de Chassenon is only a 5 minute drive away, and here you will find lots of water sports, plus a Water Obstacle Course (Think - WipeOut!). Open all summer, so no need to visit the beach!

Fontenay le Comte holds many fêtes and festivals throughout the summer and La Rochelle is also worth a visit (only a 70 minute drive away)

The beaches of the southern Vendée start from 70 minutes away - with La Faute & La Tranche being the closest.

There are many tourist attractions within an hour's drive - such as the O'Gliss Water Park, The Indian Adventure Park, Mervent Lake (boating, archery, Natur'Zoo and the Parc Pierre Brune)

For a quieter day out, take a boat trip along one of the many canals in the Marais Poitevin - at Maillezais or Coulon - with a stop off for lunch in one of the canalised restaurants.

A 'Must See' for any visit to the Vendée is the fantastic Puy du Fou Theme Park - with gladiators, musketeers, Vikings and so much more!

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 May until the end of September.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.

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Magali Family, July 2021:
Superbe Location. Nous avons passé un sympathique séjour entre amis dans la Maison Meli qui est suffisamment équipée, la literie est de bonne qualité, le jardin est spacieux, la piscine très agréable. On recommande vivement.

Wells family, July 2020
You know when you sometimes rent a house it's a bit spare on kitchen stuff. Or one dvd from 1970. Etc.. Well NOT Maison Meli. This place has everything you will need and more. I would highly recommend this place and will most likely rebook for next year.

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