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- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 4 déc. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%.
A lovely place to stay
We had a great time staying here. The house itself is lovely, it has lots of French character. The pool is fantastic - a great size and it being heated makes it a good temperature. Barbara was so friendly and helpful, with lots of tips on where to go, as was Frederic the caretaker. The only reason I have given this 4 and not 5 stars is that it is in fairly close proximity to the road that runs through Pouille and you can at times hear the traffic and see the road across the field, but that said it hardly impacted on what was is a lovely place to stay, and it is really quiet in the evenings - I just think those who don't like traffic noise should be aware of that. Many thanks Barbara for sharing your house, we had a really good week.
Everything we wanted
Lovely place in the countryside. Lots of towels and extra bedding. Barbara couldnt do more for us. Sadly creperie has closed down but there is a good boulangerie in the village. No problems on leaving, deposit returned promptly with a smile and bon voyage.
Thanks for a great time
Fantastic restored barnhouse - a hidden gem
Wow - what a great holiday we had in this beautifully restored barnhouse. The interior was far beyond our expectations and tastefully decorated. It was very clean and well maintained. Garden was great for all types of sports - our children (aged 8, 11, 13) played hurling, soccer, babmington and boules everyday when they weren't playing water polo in the pool with mum and dad! As a result it was a great family bonding holiday,The pool was serviced every morning by the fantastic cartaker - it was clean, quite big and heated. There are lovely walks close by, tourist office for all info needed on local amenities (which we used on a daily bases), boulangerie and creperie within a few minutes walk for the house. We visited Puy de Fou - an amazing historical attraction - the best they say in Europe, Park Baron (climbing maze for the children), Mervant Activity centre (hired a boat here) etc.
We ate in a lovely restaurant in Fontenay le Compt called Oasis and also in the all you can eat ' Gourmet Asie' behind the Hyper U which proved a great hit for the children,
All in all, we had a wonderful stay (better than 5 star I'd say), you'd have to see it to believe it. Plenty of room for at least 8 people. Possible for 2 families to share - or family with grandparents. Downstairs bedroom suitable for the elderly. Thank you very much to the owners for letting their holiday home to us.
Thank you so much for this very thoughtful and astute review. You have captured beautifully, not only the essence of what we are trying to achieve in our French gite, but also what the stunning Vendee has to offer. We're also grateful for your recognition of our fantastic caretaker, who executes his work with military precision, as well as a genuine desire that our guests have the best experience possible in France.
Heartfelt thanks and we hope to welcome you and your family again in the future.
A surprise gem in every way
We arrived a little early so had lunch at fab hotel 'Le Rabelais' in Fontenay eating a buffet lunch on terrace whilst children played in gardens and looked longingly at the pool. Filled car with supplies at local supermarket then 3 Adults , 3 children 8,4,1 had a wonderful time arriving at property and jumping in pool due to heat! Property photographs do not do this place justice - it is spacious , well laid out with lovely pool area and lawns for children to play on / in. The family made us really welcome on arrival ( even accommodated our bodged up dates for changeover day !) and the caretaker was truly superb going above and beyond expectations - even down to negotiating a hire car locally when ours blew up.
The location is perfect - deep into France and good weather but only 4hrs drive from Caen port and @ 1hr from the Atlantic coast.
We visited lovely beach at Chatelaillon Plage ( better and quieter than La Rochelle) eating in local seaside cafes a couple of days - had lovely day out in Fontenay Le Comte, a pleasant old town with 2 good supermarkets within 9km. We also went to Mervent twice - a forest / lake area with many walks and picnic areas, also a 'Natur Zoo' - an amazing surprise with children - they can literally look a tiger in the eye - you get really up close and personal with the animals and children have a great time. We left out Puy de Fou, although everyone said it was a fantastic spectacle and day out , we felt the youngest 2 children would not yet appreciate it
Our 2 weeks here sped past in a haze of wine, cheese, pate, beer and BBQs and the whole family enjoyed the time to relax by the pool - the childrens table football improved as much as their swimming! . The added 'bonus' here is the creperie at the end of the road - you can walk out for dinner and have great salad / crepes, do not be put off by appearances here , its filled with locals eating too - always a good sign - he stocks 52 different belgian chocolates and will make fab crepes out of them. We and children loved it and were recognised and welcomed with free drinks second time around
Many thanks for a lovely holiday
Our Holiday in Pouille July 2012
We have just returned from France and spent 1 week in this beautiul gite. We are a family of 2 adults with 5 children (aged 9 - 16) and found the property well equipped, clean and spacious with lots of character.
The pool was great and used every day, with ample sun loungers and parasols provided.
The gite has a large garden to the front - great for ball games and very safe for the children.
When we were able to seperate the kids from the pool, we visited many places including La Rochelle, La Tranche sur Mer (a beautiful beach) The Indian Forest,
Puy du Fou (don't miss it) and Venice Verte in the Marais Poitevin where we hired a gondola and explored the canals.
We did most of our shopping in Fontenay le Comte - with lots of small shops as well as larger stores for groceries etc..
We flew into La Rochelle (approx. 40 mins from the gite) and were met by Barbara Mcguire in Pouille - I can't speak highly enough of this family who were so helpful with loads of advice on places to visit and directions.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends and family - we hope to return soon.
We had the pleasure of meeting this delightful family during our stay in France. Its very encouraging to receive yet another positive review and that guests continue to enjoy the gite and area as much as we do.
Vendee - late summer 2010
We have not long returned from a fantastic holiday at this superb gite. Upon arrival Frederick helped us settle in and gave us the information we needed on the property and the surrounding area - he was great. The gite was amazing. Very clean and characterful. We had fab weather - not a spot of rain in a week - so we spent most of out time lazing by the pool and having BBqs!!
Would definately recomend to others and hope to return!
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Mcguire gite. You are the first guests to have tried fishing locally, though I'm not sure if your husband was lucky enough to have caught anything!!
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
These are highly competitive prices, which represent excellent value for money, particularly for larger groups. The heated pool is open from the beginning of the May half term until the end of the mid season at the end of September. We can open it directly before or after these dates for a €70 charge per week. A 20% booking deposit will be required to secure the reservation. Upon arrival a secur