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Farmhouse St Hilaire des Loges
Farmhouse restored To A High Standard.  Large Grounds
Situated In Idyllic Countryside, Peaceful Location
Oval Swimming pool
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8/10
Property Ref: FR170
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farmhouse st hilaire des loges 4 bedrooms, games room, in the south Vendee
In idyllic countryside sits a traditional French farmhouse lovingly restored to a HIGH standard, making a perfect home for you and your family or friends to enjoy the area known as "one of the best kept secrets of France".
The farmhouse is a new property to the rental market and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and is set within 2½ acres of grounds.
Accommodation includes an open plan well equipped farmhouse style kitchen dining area. Games room with table tennis and football tables. Patio area with outside kitchen, BBQ
Within a five minutes drive is Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedaloes and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake.

Swimming pool is an oval shape, 12ft (3.65m) x 18ft (5.5m) and 1.1meters deep. It has up and over steps to enter/exit the pool.  It is also slightly raised above the patio area.  For security the pool is fitted with an alarm which complies with French Law.
The property is located on a good cycle route and in an area which is generally great for cylists.
kitchen area, fully equipped
4 Bedrooms, sleeps up to ten (plus cot), with two king-size rooms, two twin rooms and a sofa-bed. The two king-size rooms each have an ensuite, plus a main bathroom.

Flagstone floor throughout
Entrance into the hallway, with a fireplace and woodburner, with a staircase to the first floor.

The open plan kitchen/dining area is fully equipped and beautifully finished in a traditional French farmhouse style including a range style cooker, double oven, hob, grill and glass top, large American fridge freezer with water and ice, dishwasher, 9kg washing machine, microwave, toaster, fully equipped with modern appliances.  On the dresser you will find an i pod docking station, along with a book showing places you may wish to visit during your stay.

The principle living room boasts a traditional feature fireplace, large flat screen 50" TV with English freeview channels. Views to the front garden with a sunken well and to the rear garden.

The rear lounge with adjoining games area, offers a good selection of DVDs, as well as table-tennis and football table, along with a good selection of Toys, Board Games, Books, Beach Toys, Dolls House, Goal post and lots more..
Stairgate,Highchair, Cot with bedding are available upon request.

UPSTAIRS... with oak floors throughout
The upstairs is suitably divided with one king-size and one twin room each end, to enable two families sharing a degree of privacy.
The king-size bedrooms each boast ensuite shower and/or bath room.
There is a main bathroom with bath and shower facilities, all of which are fitted to the highest standard.

Underfloor heating.  Suitable for year round lets.

Set in 2.5 acres of private grounds.  The rear of the house has large French doors opening onto a patio area, with outside summer kitchen and BBQ facility for ‘al fresco dining’ and a ‘new’ charcoal FIREPIT, for those cooler evenings.  Wonderful views of rolling hills.

Wooden outside furniture.
Swimming pool is oval in shape,
12ft (3.65m) x 18ft (5.5m) and 1.1meters deep. It has up and over steps to enter/exit the pool.  It is also slightly raised above the patio area.  For security the pool is fitted with an alarm which complies with French Law.
We provide a good selection of children's toys, dolls house, books, beach inflatables and more.

In adjacent barn we have huge bouncy castle, and trampoline and enclosure.  Great for BIG kids and the children...

hallway and stairs
Prices  2014 -  for exclusive use of all facilities
14 December   -   03 Jan 2014       £1,500

04 January        -   28 March                £750
29 March           -   23 May                   £800
24 May              -   04 July                  £1,200
05 July               -  18 July                  £1,600
19 July               -  29 August             £1,800
30 August         -  05 September      £1,400
06 September -  26 September      £1,000
27 September -  12 December          £750
13 December  -  02 January 2015  £1,500

Prices are per week and include hire of bed linen and house towels - no hidden extras.
(please bring your pool/beach towels)
Security deposit £200 is payable, this is fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
SATURDAY changeover day - negotiable outside of main season.
Longer lets welcome - rates on request.
Arrivals after 6pm and departures by 12 noon please.
Guest Comments
“I'm delighted to report that we had a fantastic week - the property is fantastic - very spacious & well equipped. Absolutely perfect - just what we were hoping for and much more. The property is spacious and stylishly refurbished and extremely comfortable and relaxing. A credit to your hard work”. Mr Tizzard August 2012

Just to let you know we had a fantastic time at your farmhouse in St Hilaire. It really was quite relaxing and the farmhouse was superb, J Howard & families August 2012

Thanks Jerry we really enjoyed your lovely retreat after some very long very tough days at work so would love to book again as and when we come again. It worked so well for us. Many thanks, Rgds kate” September 2012

Perfect location and accommodation for relaxing family holiday. Good base for exploring this region of France, by car. Mr & Mrs Braddell & Family.

'Home from home' - Something for everyone, Really enjoyed our holiday, it's the nicest house we have ever stayed in - plenty to do and see. Steve, Tracy & Family.

Beautiful area - Sunflowers everywhere. Just loved the food especially the Vendee Brioche and local garlic bread called Prefou, Mia.
South of Nantes and East
of La Rochelle, this property is located just outside the town of St Hilaire Des Loges.
St Hilaire des Loges offers boulangeries, supermarkets, banks, cafes etc. The Market towns of Fontenay-Le-Comte and Coulonges Sur L'Autize are within easy reach (10-20 minutes drive) with a choice of supermarkets, pattieries, banks, cafes/restaurants etc
Many beautiful beaches of La Vendee and Charentes Maritime are less than an hour away, as is the charming seaside town and harbour of La Rochelle, and Island of Ile De Re.
Within a five minutes drive is Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedaloes and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake. Puy Du Fou and Futuroscope are approx 1 hours drive. For a change of pace the Marais Poitevin, with its Venise Vert Waterway, the Mervent Forest, pretty water ride town on Coulon and Vouvant are nearby.

AROUND & ABOUT   (more information on Vendee attractions, activities, beaches etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box to the left).
Futuroscope - A science based theme park; fun for all ages.
La Rochelle - A beautiful medieval port and City walls; great fish restaurants, good shopping, museums, the biggest aquarium in Europe, cinemas (English speaking), water sports.
Puy du Fou. - A wonderful theme park.
Ile De Re - With mile after mile of broad, clean sandy beaches and an interior of pine forests and vineyards criss crossed by 50 miles of cycle paths.
Linked by a road bridge to the Mainland in 1988 it has become a fashionable holiday destination. Best way to explore the island is on 2 wheels. Cyclists of all ages and abilities abound, pedalling from one idyllic beach to the next or from one sleepy, picturesque village to another, along pine shaded paths, through fields of vines, poppies and sunflowers.
Vouvant - Found 9km east of the farmhouse, on a small hill in a pretty setting, overlooking a river. In part, still surrounded by ramparts. Within village are narrow streets, lined with well preserved medieval houses.
Coulon - A pretty Waterside town, dating back some 1200 years which lies on the banks of the Sevre, at the centre of the Marais-Poitevin region. A popular starting point for those hiring boats who wish to venture into the Maraise-Poitevin, maybe just to mooch or while away the sunny days in one of the traditional waterside restaurants and cafes.

There are many unexplored areas that we still have to uncover, this makes a spontaneous cycle ride or drive in the car a journey of discovery

You can reach the beautiful golden Vendee beaches in about an hour. Most beaches are backed by sand dunes and pine forests with large areas for picnics and scenic coastal walks. The Vendee coast stretches for 120km and boasts many blue flag awards. Plus only 5 minutes drive to the manmade beach of Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedaloes and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake.

For wine lovers, the nearby cave at Pissotte produces and sells direct to the public well-known local red and white wines.
Every 2 years (June 2010), Fontenay-le-Comte holds a magnificent carnival with floats and dancers from around the world. The whole event is finished with a magnificent firework display on the third night.

Use of a car is essential.
The nearest airport is Nantes, served by Easyjet, and La Rochelle, served by Ryan Air (seasonal) - about 1 hours drive
Well located for all the major ferry ports St Malo - 3.5 hours drive, Caen 4.5hours drive, Calais 7 hours drive
Eurostar services operate to Poitiers (5h10m) or to La Rochelle (7h10m).


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summer kitchen complete with BBQ - great for al fresco dining
bouncy castle in the adjacent barn