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La Croix Liaud
Beautiful 5 bedroom stone farmhouse & 3 bedroom gite in tranquil location
Swimming Pool, Games Room
Sleeps up to 18 comfortably

Property Ref: FR159
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La Croix Liaud is a beautiful16th century farmhouse set on the edge of the village of Cezais, close to the picturesque village of Vouvant and the beautiful Mervent forest yet only one hour away from La Rochelle. In the sunny south Vendee. This lovingly restored property comprises of a large 5 bedroom house which sleeps 12 comfortably (it can also be split into 2 separate gites, one of which has 2 bedrooms and the other has 3 bedrooms, offering more privacy), plus a separate 3 bedroom gite which sleeps 6, these can be let either together, which is ideal for larger groups, or independently. This is very versatile accommodation which can be let to suit the size of your group.
Every guest has a high quality bed and mattress in a dedicated bedroom, not on sofa beds in lounges etc.
Outside there are also a range of stone built outbuildings and includes:

Enjoy the wonderful swimming pool - 6 metres x 11 metres and 1.2 metres deep- very popular with the children and adults alike! The swimming pool is fenced off for security.
Table Tennis is also popular.....
We have a great children's outdoor play area with various swings, slides, covered sand pit, Wendy house, basketball etc
Indoor children's play area with selections of toys, which is secure, enabling adults to play table tennis, table football, and billiards nearby
Teenagers (and adults!) love to play table football, table tennis, billiards etc in the indoor games area....
A selection of patios and quiet areas, something for everyone...whether you want a quiet corner to sit and read a book whilst enjoying a glass of wine, or a larger communal patio ideal for get togethers and barbeques.
All this is set in a walled and fenced garden of just over half an acre with a child friendly courtyard, and new for 2011 a dedicated games room housing table tennis, pool table and table football plus an indoor play area and seating. The 6 metres x 11 metres (and 1.2 metres deep) swimming pool is set within a large grass playing area with basketball net and children's play area. A toilet with baby changing table is available adjacent to the swimming pool. The garden is also a lovely place to sit in the evening to watch the beautiful Vendeen sunsets, and then the millions of stars in the late evening sky. The stone built summer house is set within the courtyard and is equipped with satellite TV, and comfortable seating. A terraced area also within the courtyard has a barbeque, tables with sunshades to shade you from the Vendeen sun. There are many nooks and crannies to sit and relax in the garden area's or shelter from the sun within the covered pressoire area. Pass through the pressoire into the front garden of La Croix Liaud to the working well area where you can enjoy a game of boules, or just sit at one of the tables in the enclosed garden complete with a charcoal BBQ and relax with a glass of wine after a day exploring the Vendee.

5 Bedroom Farmhouse - comprises of 2 gites, La Pressoise (3 bedrooms) and La Puit a Souhaits (2 bedrooms), these gites can be let separately, or doors can be opened up making it a 5 bedroomed property.

If let as the 5 bedroom farmhouse - La Croix Liaud is a very spacious property set over 2 floors and a mezzanine, the first floor has 4 large bedrooms one with en-suite
toilet and hand wash basin, each of the four bedrooms has a double bed and two also have a single bed, a main bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin and a separate toilet with wash hand basin. Throughout this floor are beautiful oak beams that are complimented by the stained wooden floor and original stone walls. A small step down to the mezzanine floor takes you to the 5th bedroom which has twin beds and the rear stairs down to the ground floor.
The ground floor comprises of a large kitchen/dining room with Vendeen fireplace and wood burner, a further lounge/kitchen/diner with music centre, fireplace and log burner, a separate lounge with TV, DVD player and log burner. A second larger bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin will also be found on this level.

Separated to the 2 separate gites this will be:
Gite "La Pressoise" - 3 Bedrooms sleeps up to 7 people, named after the original grape press which can be found at the entrance to the building.
Spacious kitchen-diner which includes oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine etc
Seperate living area with comfortable seating, TV etc.
Downstairs shower room with WC.
Upstairs you will find 3 well proportioned bedrooms, including a double bedroom, a double bedroom with a single bed and twin beds on a mezzanine level. Also upstairs WC.
Cot and highchair available
Gite "Le Puit a Souhaits" - 2 Bedrooms which sleep up to 5, named after the Wishing Well at the front of the property.
It offers an open plan kitchen/diner/lounge. Kitchen area includes oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine.
Upstairs you will find a double bedroom with ensuite WC and washbasin. The second bedroom consists of Double bed and single bed. Main Bathroom.

Cot and highchair available
Separate 3 Bedroom Gite  -  La Petite Bijou
La Petite Bijou is the owners  new addition for 2013. This  superbly renovated family size  gite has been furnished to a very high standard, incorporating as many of the original features as possible, including stone walls and an original lime stone fire surround to create a calming ambiance.  The spacious ground floor area has great kitchen facilities if you decide not to eat out  in one of the superb restaurants in and  around the area . The lounge area will give you all your family needs comfy sofa and DVD player for the children to watch DVD's while you sip a glass of wine and discuss the day's events. The ground floor also has the master bedroom which looks onto the beautiful courtyard garden in which you have a king size bed , vanity unit with hot and cold water and  ample hanging and  storage space for your personal items. The main bathroom has a walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit
The upstairs of the gite offers you a further  two bedrooms, the galleried bedroom which overlooks the lounge offers a double bed and generous storage space. The third bedroom offers  twin beds and good storage space there is also a second toilet  complete with wash hand basin  for your convenience.


Swimming pool - fenced off for security
  An outdoor WC with washbasin and baby changing area in pool/garden area.
  Secure gardens
  Stair Gates
  Height Booster (step)
  Outside, undercover, we have the little blue boat sand pit

  The TV lounge that is located within the secure courtyard has a DVD player

  The terrace has a play house to keep the little one's engaged whilst mum or dad cook on the BBQ.

  Games room has a large lockable play area for the tiny ones, complete with many toys to enable
  mum and dad to enjoy the many facilities within.

  Swings for children under 12 and a slide for small children.

  Various activities available for children of all ages

                                  La Puit    La Pressoise    Farmhouse     La Petit Bijou    La Croix Liaud
                                 Sleeps 5     Sleeps 7          Sleeps 12            Sleeps 6             Sleeps 18
16 May - 20 June      650            910                  1560                    780                     2340
21 June - 05 Sept     850          1190                  2040                 1020                      3060
06 Sept - 26 Sept     650            910                  1560                    780                     2340

Prices are per week.   SATURDAY CHANGEOVER DAY
Optional Extras - Hire of bed linen 10 per single bed per week.
15 per double bed per week
- House towels 5 per person per stay - Payable in cash upon arrival. You will need to bring pool/beach towels with you.
- End of Stay Clean 150 for the 5 bedroom farmhouse, or 80 per gite - payable in cash upon arrival
Security deposit will be 400 for the 5 bedrooms farmhouse (or 250 per gite if let independently) and 250 for the gite  - fully refundable if no damage to property and left in a clean and tidy condition.

Check in after 4pm and Check out by 10am prompt

La Croix Liaud is located in a quiet rural location on the outskirts of Cezais, yet only 5 minutes from the village of Vouvant (one of the prettiest villages in France) where you will find, boulangerie, cafe/bar, restaurant etc.
They have a "bread lady" visit the property twice a week to deliver a choice of breads to the door.
10 minutes from Mervent which is fantastic for walks, cycling, fishing, lovely picnic areas, it even has a zoo and Pierre Brun play/activity park.
The nearest town of La Chataignerie is approx 10 minutes drive and the Rennaissance town of Fonteney le Comte with lots of lovely cafes,restaurants, shops, hypermarkets etc approx 20 minutes drive.
Trout fishing lake just 5 minutes away - you will need a permit, which is not difficult to get.
More information on Vendee beaches, attractions, activities, lakeside beaches, fishing etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box to the right.
Beaches are approx 45 minutes - 1 hours drive
La Rochelle is 60 km
Poitiers - 1 hour
Travel from ferry ports - St Malo - 3.5 hours, Caen - 4.5 hours, Calais - 6 hours drive.

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Why not relax in the Summer house with TV room...
La Croix Liaud offers lots of great outdoor space with a selection of open communal areas as well as quiet nooks and crannies to sit quietly with a glass of wine and read a book!
The property far exceeded our expectations, the photos really do not do it justice.  Great facilities, hours of fun had by all.  We have already recommended the property to our friends and family.  T N Bolton

Thank you for  a wonderful holiday.  The kids loved the pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, and so did the adults when the kids went to bed!  The indoor play area was great as the little ones could play in a secure area whilst under the watch of the adults whilst playing snooker etc.  Teenagers made great use of the TV lounge too.  Hope to see you again.  S P

Great location with lots to do.  Swimming pool was a bit hit and wonderful to find quiet corner somewhere to relax.  The gite was very spacious and had everything that we required. Loved it.  T L