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Set in private grounds in tranquil location
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16-18
The Mill is a converted Water Mill set in several acres of private
land, located in the Vendée region of Western France. It has seven bedrooms and
can accommodate 16-18 people. The Mill has a large private heated swimming pool,
large private gardens, and a unique character.
Heated swimming Pool
Seven good sized bedrooms (Rm1-Queen Size bed, Rm2-Double bed,
Rm3-Pair bunk beds+ Single Bed, Rm4-Three Single Beds, Rm 5-Double bed, Rm
6-Very Large 2nd Lounge/Bedroom with Double bed + Two Settes & Widescreen
TV, Rm7-Two Single Beds)
All quilts, pillows & covers provided for
up to 16 people.
25 foot long main lounge/dining area with original six
foot wide traditional stone fireplace
large fully equipped kitchen
(cooker, combined microwave/grill, 2 x large fridge/freezers, dishwasher,
automatic washing machine etc).
Bathroom (bath & shower), shower
room (shower & WC) newly built spring 2004, separate WC.
wall heaters in each room provide heating in addition to the log burning stove
Garden furniture, stone barbeque, decking area with
furniture round pool,
Table tennis room with permanent table.
Video & DVD players with large widescreen TV, UK Satelite system
with 2nd TV (for non encrypted UK TV and radio channels e.g. BBC1, BBC2, ITV,
Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News, Channel5, Cartoon Channel, Radio 5 etc).
The following equipment for infants - Mothercare Berwick Cott
[White], Mothercare Continental Foam Mattress [White], Mothercare Tilly &
Thomas bath [White], Mothercare Miami Citrus Check High Chair, and second Ikea
high chair. (Extra can be provided on request)
To check availability/prices or if you have any queries contact us
with no obligation whatsoever.
- 21 May
- 28 May
- 16 July
- 27 September
September - 15
Prices per week
of all Bills. All bedding will be provided.
The week runs Friday to Friday,
2:30pm arrival, depart by 09:30am.
This does not apply low season when dates
can be negotiated.
A £250 per week per dwelling cancellation deposit is
payable on booking.
Full payment is due twelve weeks before
Deposit of £100 per week per dwelling is also payable with
balance, which is returned on confirmation that place was left clean and tidy as
The Wheelhouse is located on the outskirts of the village of
L'Hermenault in the South Vendee.
A tranquil location, yet conveniently
situated to various amenities. The village is less than 1 kilometre away,
and has a lovely boulangerie, mini supemarket, tobac, post office, banks,
English speaking Doctor etc.
The nearest town is the renaissance town of
Fontenay le Comte which has many restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets
etc. This is 15 minute drive away.
La Rochelle is France's 2nd
largest boat building port and the historic Vieux Port remains largely
unchanged. A daily fish market can be found in the old town until 12:00 midday.
The port is very attractive and waterside cafés and restaurants offer a relaxing
break. The seafood platters are their speciality and are excellent especially
for large groups, where a single huge dish of shellfish is
Futuroscope is situated near Poitiers, it combines latest
cinematic developments with the entertainment and fun of a theme park. there are
a dozen or so main attractions comprising some of the largest cinema screens in
the world (seven storeys high), 3-d special effects, flight simulators, cinema
seats on hydraulic pedestals, all around cinema with picture that extends
underneath you, 360degree cinema screens, huge curved screens
Mervent is only a short bike ride from L'Hermenault, it has a dam
and a large reservoir. The area has been developed with tourism in mind. There
are large wooded areas ideal for walking and particularly mountain biking. There
are places where pedalos and wind surfers can be hired, and wind surfing lessons
are offered at reasonable rates. There are also restaurants, a small zoo and a
very extensive fun park known as 'Pierre Brune', which has dozens of rides from
castles, crazy bikes, and slides to hamster wheels and see-saws. This is good
value at approximately £3.
Venise Vert is the canal system the Vendée is
famous for. There are numerous places (Maillezais is one of the best, 20 min
drive from L'Hermenault) where small rowing boats can be hired (with or without
guides). Maps are provided and you can navigate round canal systems to set
Puy de Fou is well worth a visit, by day there is a theme park
which includes mediaeval jousting, villages with traditional crafts and actors
dressed in the period of the day. The highlight is a twice daily display of
falconry. The display is held in an amphitheatre with hawks, falcons and eagles
swooping over the crowd and collecting food from the falconers who are dressed
in traditional costume. This includes every bird of prey you have ever imagined
including some enormous vultures. Great fun and highly professional ! By night
during the summer Puy de Fou is renowned for holding France's foremost Son et
Lumière spectacle. This is a re-enactment of the dress history in full costume
by night and includes battle scenes, village life and laser special effects set
around a castle and lake. It includes a cast of hundreds of locals and is
carried out on Friday and Saturday nights. Every show is sold out in the height
of summer, but tickets can be booked in advance. There is also an English
translation available on cassette. If you wish to go to the evening event and
get the translation this can be booked in advance by credit card.
Ré is a quiet island off La Rochelle, a new road bridge makes it accessible by
car. It is picturesque and has numerous beaches, cafés, towns and parks. The
cost for the toll bridge is approximately £10 but is free if you cycle or walk
out to the island. There is also a very good value golf course on the
Cognac is approximately 1½ hours drive south and well worth a visit
for the connoisseur. In the centre of the town the best tour is that of the
Otard distilleries, where cognac has been made for hundreds of years. A sample
session follows the tour, but drivers beware, new laws on drink driving are more
strict than UK.
Saumur is more for the wine buff, it is similar distance
north and this town on the Loire also offers numerous caves (cellars) along with
various historic buildings.
St Emilion is ½ hour drive south of Cognac,
this historic wine producing region is for the red wine enthusiasts and boasts
excellent tours of vineyards and historic sites.
Beaches in the Vendée
are excellent, clean and sandy. The nearest are approximately 40km away and take
a little under an hour to reach. There are three resorts next to each other on
the coast, la Tranche-sur-Mer, l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, and la Faute-sur-Mer . All
are excellent for families, for the larger more touristy type of resort les
Sables-d'Olonne offers full facilities expected of a more commercialised resort.
This very popular resort is 70km away and takes approximately 1½ to
Vouvant is a quiet historic town with a church overlooking a
valley and river. There is a very good crêperie and pedalos can be hired out by
the hour. This is ideal for the kids as it is only 15 minutes away.
HOW TO GET THERE
Nearest airport - La Rochelle 40 minute
Other airports include Nantes and La Rochelle both 70 minute
All airports served by discounted airlines i.e. Ryanair, Easyjet
Nearest channel port is St Malo 3 hours drive
Caen 4 hours
Calais and Boulogne 6 hours drive approx
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