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- 5 bedroom house
- 7m x 4m Heated Pool
- Garden & Patio Terrace
- 35km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
- Family Friendly
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- 55km from the Puy du Fou
- Village shop nearby
Residence des Papillons Holiday Home, St Aubin La Plaine, Vendée
Inside this old stone farmhouse you will find lots of original features such as exposed stone walls, wooden beams and the original stone staircase.
The large lounge/dining room has a flat screen LED TV with UK and French TV channels, a comfortable sofa and armchairs, plus a large dining table that comfortably seats up to 10 guests. Next to the lounge is a separate games room/TV lounge for your children - complete with a PS3 games console and DVD player.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, including - electric and steam ovens, induction hob, microwave and a circular table and chairs for 4.A washing machine is located in a separate building along with a clothes airer.
There are 5 bedrooms in this property: there is a large ground floor double bedroom, which could be suitable for guests with limited mobility - this has its own bathroom - with shower cubicle, sink and WC. Upstairs there are a further 4 bedrooms and three further bathrooms. Two bedrooms have a double bed, one bedroom has two single beds and the final bedroom has a single bed, plus bunkbeds. There also is a cot for younger children. The house can sleep 11 guests, plus a baby in total.
Outside there is a paved terrace with a dining table, chairs and large parasol - an ideal spot for al fresco dining or relaxing with a glass of local wine. There is even a ping pong table to while away the hours!
The heated pool is open from May until the end of September each year and it has it's own security cover for the safety of your children. The pool has a 'counter-current' facility, so you can swim further! The pool is surrounded on two sides by flower borders and is set in grounds of 5000m2 - laid mainly to lawns.
There is lots of private off-road parking along the driveway to the house.
- Washing Machine
- Kettle, toaster, cafetiere
- Electric Oven and hob
- Fridge & Freezer
- TV with UK, German & French Channels
- DVD Player & DVDs
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Cot, Highchair, stair gates
- All Bed linens provided
- Hand, bath and tea towels provided
- Heated swimming pool (May to end of September)
St Aubin & Nearby activities
The area is perfect for cycling and walking holidays - with miles of signposted routes criss-crossing the countryside nearby. The beaches are around 40 minutes away - with La Faute sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer being the closest. There are miles of sandy beaches - perfect for making sandcastles, body boarding, surfing, birdwatching and sunbathing. The local seaside towns are packed with restaurants, souvenir shops, ice cream parlours and have lots of entertainment organised over the summer months.
The Puy du Fou Theme Park is about 50 minutes away - a fantastic day out for all of the family, or for a more relaxing day out - try the Marais Poitevin with its canal network and ruined abbeys to explore.
There is so much more to do in the area - the O'Gliss Water Park, The Château des Aventuriers Treasure trails, The Indian Forest Adventure Park and the historic town of La Rochelle - harbour side restaurants, summer markets, boats to nearby islands and lots of street entertainment.
You'll need a two week holiday to do everything!
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 heated from May until the end of September.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.
- Use this calendar to reserve your holiday.
- Check the availability on the calendar below.
Green = Available
Green & Underlined = Possible Start Date
Red / Orange = Booked/Unavailable
- Click on the start date for your holiday
- Then follow the instructions on the pages that follow and complete your booking form.
- 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.
We had a really lovely stay, we loved the house, pool and garden.
The Wednesday market at La Rochelle is definitely with a visit, but get there early as parking in La Rochelle is difficult. There is plenty to do - it's worth a whole day out!
O'Gliss Water Park is also a brilliant day out for the whole family.
Tip: The bar in the village has a small shop, the owner is very helpful. You can get the key for the tennis court in the village - it is 5€ per hour. Enjoy your stay!
Whincop Family. August 2019.
I have really enjoyed staying here. The pool is lovely and so is the village. The house is beautiful and we love the big TVs everywhere.
Some places to consider:
- pizza takeaway & local bar (2 mins away), La Tranche sur Mer, Les Sables d'Olonne, Lake Chassenon, Fontenay le Comte, Indian Forest, Camping cubs le Trianon & Les Brunettes, La Faute sur Mer, Longueville sur Mer.
Everyone here is so nice and can actually speak some very good English! Everyone has had a great time in and around the pool and playing in the garden.
The house is great and we all hope that the next people that stay here enjoy it as much as we did.
Milne & Scaife Families. July 2019.
We have enjoyed our stay here. The house is beautiful and we all had fun in the pool. We also enjoyed our trips out. The area is one of the nicest and most peaceful places. We would certainly recommend it. The Pizza Takeaway in the village is the best and Carol is a lovely friendly lady who goes out of her way to make you feel welcome.
We hope whoever is here next week enjoys it as much as we have.
Walker & Fung Families. July 2019.
The house has been perfect for our group of 12, with newborns and toddlers, the extra room and pool has kept everyone happy.
Spent a day at La Tranche sur mer, and some of the adults braved the 40 degrees C to venture to Puy du Fou which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Café Pizza is great, wish we could bring it back with us!
Walker Family: Wonderful home! Accommodating all our needs. Ideal for our extended family. Well equipped with lots of space for everyone. Perfect Holiday. Would definitely recommend.
Ashbys: Perfect home, Lovely quiet location, beautiful scenery around - amazing!
Allen Family, July 2019.
We have had such a lovely relaxing holiday. The house is absolutely beautiful, wee instantly felt comfortable meaning we could enjoy days by the pool and evenings in.
The local village is beautiful and the weather has been amazing.
The booking process and any subsequent queries have been pain free.
We will definitely be back!
Whattam Family, August 2018
We have had a fantastic relaxing holiday. The house has been a great home from home!
We spent many of our days visiting the beaches, our favourites being La Tranche and La Terrière.
Scoble & Wright Families, August 2018
We’re all had a fantastic time here. The children have really enjoyed the pool, the sun has shone and it’s been wonderful and relaxing. Perfect!
Kieboom & Steur Families, August 2018
We were here with 2 adults and 5 young adults, we all loved the swimming pool, the ping pong table and the kids games. We had loads of fun and got amazing tan lines. There was one day with bad weather and we spent that day inside in front of the TV, and we have nothing bad to say about that! This is a great house to stay at, very comfortable and luxurious <3
We visited Coulon (The Green Venice of France). We had a 2 hour boat trip. Highly recommend this! We had a great time!
The youngsters wanted to visit the Indian Forest! They did the water jumps on a very warm day (37°). Fantastic!
Make sure to visit La Rochelle – lots of restaurants, nice harbour.
No comments on the house – Perfect!
Junius Family, July 2018
We enjoyed staying at Residence des Papillons! It is a peaceful and quiet house/home. The kids loved the swimming pool, the adults loved the summery evenings with a nice glass of wine.
The space and privacy – priceless!