Vendee Holiday Cottages, Gite des Moines, Vouvant
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Gite des Moines

Vouvant, Vendée

Key Features:
4 bedroom house
Private Garden & Courtyard
Walking distance to restaurants, shops & bakery
45km from the Puy du Fou
60km from the beach
Family Friendly
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Dogs Welcome
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Holiday Home Description

Gîte des Moines is set in the 'Cité Médiévale' of Vouvant, within walking distance of the historic centre of this pretty French village. The house is located along a quiet road with little passing traffic and has parking nearby. The cottage dates back over hundred years and has been sympathetically decorated and restored over the years.

You enter the house via the side gate and walk up a couple of steps and through the pretty courtyard garden with its covered veranda and flower borders - a perfect spot for a coffee and croissant, as it catches the sun in the mornings.

Inside, the lounge has double doors that lead out to the courtyard. There is also an open fireplace and logs for the cooler Spring & Autumn evenings. The TV has French free-to-Air channels and there is a WiFi connection, so you can bring your own devices if you wish to watch UK TV channels. There are two large comfortable sofas in the lounge, plus a range of boardgames and DVDs (plus BluRay player).

The kitchen has a large dining table and chairs/benches, and is well equipped with an electric oven, gas/electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. Up a couple of steps at the back of the kitchen and you reach the utility room - with the washing machine and access to the rear garden. There is also a separate WC on this level.

From the lounge you can walk through the wide hallway - laid out as a seating area and with lots of tourism information leaflets. There is also a coat and shoe rack, plus access to the side street.

Up the wooden staircase and on to the first floor - there is the first of four bedrooms. This one has a kingsized wooden bed, wardrobe, drawers, views over the courtyard and an en suite shower room (with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.). Continue up another couple of stairs and you will reach the next bedroom - this one has three single beds and would be perfect for children. There is a hand basin in the room, plus just next door, is the large family bathroom, with full-sized bath, bidet, hand basin and WC.

The stairs to the second floor lead to a further two bedrooms; one has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, and the other has two single beds, plus a cot and chest of drawers. These two bedrooms share a bathroom - with 3/4 sized bath, overhead shower, hand basin and WC.

To the rear of the house is a patio with lounger chairs and a low table - this area gets the sun in the afternoon so is ideal for sunbathing or sitting and reading a book. The garden area is laid mainly to grass, and has plenty of room for children and dogs to run around.

The courtyard garden next to the lounge and kitchen has a covered veranda with wooden tables and chairs, plus a large charcoal BBQ.

The gardens are enclosed with walls, fences and hedges.

The owners of Gite des Moines have only recently bought the property, so we will be adding new photos over the coming weeks once the house has been staged for rentals.

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, cafetiere
  • Electric Oven and gas/electric hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Garden toys
  • Giant Dolls House
  • TV with French Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates

Vouvant and the Local Area

Vouvant is located in the heart of the Vendée countryside and is famous for its well-established artist colonies. The centre of the village is filled with medieval and impressive stone buildings. It was once voted one of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' and is classed as a 'Petite Cité de Caractère'. The village is set into a hillside on one side - with stone ramparts and a castle tower (The famous Mélusine Tower). The village holds lots of fêtes and festivals throughout the year - such as plant fayres, music festivals, art exhibitions and car boot sales. The community is very active and the fetes are well-organised and attended.
The village is very picturesque and has winding cobbled streets lined with well-restored buildings, knot-gardens and photo-opportunities at every turn!
In the centre of Vouvant there is a selection of cafés, bars and restaurants (all within walking distance of Gite des Moines), plus a bakery, mini-market, pharmacy, craft and jewellery shops. There is even a medieval bridge crossing over the lake to a little grotto.
Nearby is Mervent - a hillside village overlooking a large lake. In summer you can hire boats or pedaloes to go sailing on the lake. There are also a couple of lakeside restaurants, an amusement park and zoo set in the forest and lots of walking trails through the lush green scenery.
The Renaissance town of Fontenay-le-Comte is only a 15 minute drive from Vouvant, and here you will find many large supermarkets, shops, banks, restaurants and a weekly market on a Saturday.
Further afield is the Marais Poitevin Regional Park - a series of small canal-side towns and villages. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can walk along canal towpaths, row along the waterways or wander through the ruined abbeys.
No visit to the Vendée is complete without a trip to the Puy du Fou Theme Park - where you will be amazed by the spectacular shows - with Vikings, Knights, Warriors, Gladiators and a fantastic bird of prey show.
The Vendée also has lots of other tourist attractions - like the O'Gliss Water Park, the O'Fun Adventure Park and the 140km of clean sandy beaches.

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

Tariffs

Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity. Water, Full use of House & Gardens
Cottage is open from April until the end of September each year.
Please bring your own beach towels.

Availability Calendar

To reserve this property, check the availability on the calendar below and then click on the start date for your holiday (dates in green and underlined are possible start dates).
Once you have clicked the start date, follow the instructions on the pages that follow and complete your booking form.
This will be sent to Vendée Holiday Cottages, 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.

Reviews

Juliet & Paul, the owners of Gite des Moines, have only recently bought the property, so there are currently no reviews. We will add new reviews as they arrive!

Here are a couple of reviews for the property when it was rented out by the previous owners:

5 STAR: Très bon séjour, Belle Maison fonctionnelle dans un très joli village.
08/20/2019

5 STAR: Had a fantastic time. Property really well equipped. We enjoyed all our evening meals in the intimate front garden whilst listening to and watching the garden wildlife. We also enjoyed working our way through the extensive DVD library in the evenings. Property brilliantly located for all our needs. The town was a very short walk away. Ideal for collecting pastries and bread for breakfast from the local boulangerie. Excellent auberge for coffee and evening meals. Can recommend the cafe or chocolat viennoise while watching the world go by. Lots to do nearby and the beach is only an hour away if you need it.
07/21/2019

FOUR STAR: un séjour confortable au calme assuré. Les espaces extérieurs nous ont ravis. Tout était bien organisé et nous n'avons manqué de rien. Merci. A recommander.
06/12/2019

FIVE STAR: maison très confortable et très agréable au coeur d'un magnifique village. Excellente impression , un avis unanime pour notre groupe de 8 adultes. Propriété bien équipée tant au niveau de la cuisine que des salles de bain, un salon de style anglais qui permet une convivialité, chacun bien installé dans les fauteuils confortables. Nous avons également, vraiment apprécié le jardin, très fleuri à cette époque et avons pris tous nos repas soit en terrasse, soit sous l'abri. Très belle région à découvrir.
06/03/2019

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