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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
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 an extendable patio table 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 fully equipped kitchen (renovated in 2022) - where you'll find the large farmhouse style pine dining table and chairs, a fully equipped kitchen, with Bosch electric oven, microwave and coffee maker, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink, large larder fridge, plus a second built in drinks fridge and small freezer. From the kitchen you can enter the utility room where you will find the washing machine, and then on to the shower room complete with walk-in shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.
To the other side of the kitchen is the newly renovated 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 comfy sofas and a large armchair and footstool.
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!
- Washing machine
- 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
- BOSE sound system
- 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
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 O'Fun 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.
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.
This holiday property is located in a commune (village or town) that charges a tourist tax to all paying visitors over the age of 18 years old. The tax helps local communes finance advertising, marketing, events, and initiatives to develop tourism.
The tax is paid per person, per night basis, and the charge varies depending upon whether the property is Classified (Star rated by an official organisation) or not. The charge is typically set between 0.40€ and 4.20€ depending upon where the commune is located and the classification level.
When you go through the booking process, the rental costs shown in the tariff table (per week/night) do not include this tax, this will show as an 'Additional Cost' on the form once you have clicked on 'Continue' after choosing your dates on the calendar.
Initially, the tax will be calculated for all members of your holiday group - including children under 18 years old. Once we receive your completed form, we will revise the total Tourist Tax chargeable to only include the adults in your group. This is a quirk of our booking system as it is only capable to add additional costs for all group members.
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- Click on the start date for your holiday
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- This will be sent to Vendée Holiday Cottages, you will receive an automatic reply, and then we will confirm back to you with payment details.
- Please ensure that you read all of our booking terms & conditions before completing your reservation.
Get a 10% discount on all remaining June, July and August 2023 weeks
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We’ve stayed at Maison Meli a couple of times now and have the best time earch time – it gets better & better! The house, garden and pool are fantastic for all ages and set in such a beautiful setting.
Beyond the house we’ve experience ‘Lac du Chassenon’, Puy de Fou, lots of different restaurants around and about (Le Lion d’Or is fab!), nearby Fontenay-le-Comte for a mooch, the O’Gliss Waterpark, the O’Fun park… the list is endless!
Thank you to Steph, Dave, Fran & Aiden for sharing your beautiful piece of France
Ben & Laura, Laura & Lewis – York & Birmingham
Thank you so much for renting Maison Meli to us! It is like a home from home….but with a pool!
We have had fantastic weather & have all melted. We definitely look forward to coming back again soon!
Mark, Helen, Tony, Catrin, Nia, Izzy & Maddie – The Scarlett Family - North Shields, UK
Great holiday, lovely villa.
Go to Nieul sur l’Autise (4miles away) – great Creperie, great restaurant, great park!
Fruit & veg shop just up the main road worth a visit too. Lac du Chassenon good for a swim & a pedalo. Great beach called La Terriere near La Tranche sur Mer (1hr 15mins away).
Green Venice at Maillezais – good for a spot of rowing and a great looking Abbey too!
The Bennetts, Roscows & Brelands
We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday here at Maison Meli. The house is in a great location and everyone has enjoyed the house and pool. Heatwave for the first week so didn’t venture far from the pool, but the second week was cooler and enabled us to explore further afield. The little ones enjoyed the Parc Pierre Brune and the teenagers had a great day at the waterpark.
Unfortunately Lac du Chassenon was closed to swimmers due to high levels of bacteria whilst we were here. But we went to Nieul sur l’Autise a few times for the park, the Creperie and walks around the village, the abbey and the mill. Also the market at Fontenay-le-Comte and Little Venice were other outings. Would recommend the route along the Sèvre from Damix, through Arçais to Coulon – very pretty and would be a great cycle ride. We feel we have only touched the surface….
We’ve had a wonderful family holiday. Thank you!
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.