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La Forge
Quiet Location, Close to all Amenities
   Full Sized Heated Swimming Pool and Large Garden, Children's Play Area
4 Properties consisting of 5 Bedroomed Farmhouse, 2 x 2 Bedroomed Gites
and a 1 Bedroomed Gite
Property Ref: FR122
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This is a lovely property situated in a quiet location yet within easy reach of all amenities.  It is comfortably furnished retaining character and original features, equipped to a high standard, and set around an enclosed sunny courtyard with a children's play area.
La Forge actually consists of 4 seperate buildings,  the farmhouse (5 bedrooms), the Lodgehouse (1 bedroom), The Forge (2 bedrooms) and the pumphouse (2 bedrooms) .
More Details and photos of the Lodgehouse - Click here     Pumphouse - Click Here
The Forge - Click Here      The Farmhouse - Click Here
Shared leisure facilities include a large garden comprising a lawn suitable for ball games. A large swimming pool (heated by solar panals) with Roman end, sunbathing terrace and lawns. Situated adjacent to the pool there is a large open barn complete with bar area, BBQ, fridge and patio furniture. Here are various games and activities suitable for all the family including a darts board, board games, books and toys.   Broadband Internet Access Available
Summer kitchen, bar area
games area
heated swimming pool, gardens and gazebo
Leisure Activities                
There is a large communal recreation area at the rear of the Property which is fully enclosed by a wall and safety gates. Within this area is the swimming pool (heated by solar panals),which is 10m x 5m with additional 2.76m Roman end steps. The swimming pool depth is 1.20m sloping to 1.80m. Beside the pool there is a large terrace with sun loungers sheltered by the Fossil wall, (Fossils personally selected by our daughter Megan) and surrounded by lawns. Behind the swimming pool is a large lawn suitable for games and outdoor activities, a selection of which are available.  Table Tennis.
Adjacent to the swimming pool is a large traditional open barn equipped with a BBQ, fridge, tables and chairs. This area is undercover and provides plentiful shade for those hot days and evenings. It is also useful for enjoying being outside in warm weather during the occasional shower. Within this area are also various activities including a darts board, books, games and toys suitable for all ages to enjoy.
The front of all three properties open onto the enclosed courtyard. The children's play area is situated here at the side of the courtyard. The play area is equipped with a playframe comprising climbing platform, slide and swing. There is an additional swing situated in the tree.

   CHILD FRIENDLY
    GATED ENTRANCE TO POOL for security
    ENCLOSED POOL
    ENCLOSED GROUNDS
    FREE COTS   FULL SIZE WOODEN MOTHERCARE COT and travel cot
    Cots will fit in any of our bedrooms.  Travel cot can be used as a playpen for sitting or crawling babies/toddlers
    FREE HIGHCHAIRS with adjustable height and back positions
    SAFETY GATES
    CHANGING UNIT & MAT
    BATH MAT
    PLASTIC STOOL
    POTTY
    SELECTION OF TOYS  -  FIRST TOYS - in the ensuite bedroom,
                                               SELECTION OF TODDLER TOYS & OLDER TOYS in the children's bedroom

    ON REQUEST =we also have 1 or more of the following items available
    Highchairs
    Changing unit and mat
    Pushchair
    Potty
    Toilet seat
    Plastic step stool
    Box of first toys
    Food blender
    Plastic wear and cutlery
    Baby car seat
    Baby pop up sun tent

    No night lights, but there are lamps in each room
ACCOMMODATION
THE FARMHOUSE  which sleeps 14 people plus a toddler and a baby in 5 bedrooms.
On the first floor a large landing area leads to 4 bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate toilet. Bedroom 1 sleeps two people plus a baby and is a double bedded room with an exposed beamed ceiling, furnished with a wooden Mothercare cot and changing unit. There is an ensuite bathroom off comprising bath with shower over, toilet and wash basin. Bedroom 2 sleeps four people and has a set of bunk beds and 2 single beds, there is a selection of toys, a TV and films in this room. Bedroom 3 sleeps four people and has two double beds. Bedroom 4 sleeps two and has a double bed.
The bathroom has a low sloping ceiling and comprises a bath with hand held shower unit, a bidet and a wash basin. There is also a separate toilet.
On the ground floor there is a traditional French oak fitted kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, fridge, electric oven and gas hob. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs to seat four people. The kitchen leads to a dining room with large table and seating for 12 people. There is a large lounge furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs with patio doors opening onto the courtyard, an open fireplace and exposed beams. The lounge is equipped with a 36" wide screen TV with English language satellite channels and a DVD player.

The fifth bedroom is situated on the ground floor, it sleeps two people plus a toddler in one double bed and one toddler bed. There is a shower room and a separate toilet on the ground floor also. Washing Machine.
To the rear of the farmhouse is an enclosed seating area complete with summer kitchen, BBQ and patio furniture for al fresco dining.
The Farmhouse is suitable for all year round use being fully heated via an oil central heating system and in addition has an open fireplace in the lounge. A supplement may apply for use of the heating system please ask for full details.
WIFI Available
master bedroom
childrens bedroom
childrens bedroom play area
Bedroom4 pull out cabin bed
dining area
PUMPHOUSE  -  2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entrance is via double French doors into a large open plan living room / Kitchen complete with woodburning stove, comfortable seating, flat screen TV and DVD player. There is a dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker.
There is a hallway leading to the bathroom and bedrooms. The first bedroom has exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling and sleeps two people with a King size bed. The second bedroom which is ideally suited for 3 children, also has an exposed stone wall and beamed ceiling furnished with a set of bunk beds, a small fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a mezzanine area above and to one side with a single bed. Please be aware that the mezzanine area has low head room and is accessed via a steep narrow staircase.
Private area for outside dining, barbeque area and loungers.
There is a bathroom also off the hallway which has a small bath with shower, a toilet and hand basin and heated towel rail.
The Pumphouse is heated via a wood burning stove and electric heaters in the bedrooms making it suitable for all year use. The Pumphouse is suitable for short breaks and available for longer term lets during spring, autumn and winter.
The Pumphouse shares all facilities, the communal recreation area with open barn/bar area and swimming pool, games lawn, the courtyard with play area 
The Forge  -  2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6
The forge is newly renovated and retains many original features.
Entrance is from the patio area into a large open plan kitchen / living area complete with woodburning stove. The lounge area has a double sofa bed, armchair, TV with free to air satellite channels and a DVD player. There is a dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a gas cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.
There is a hallway leading to the bathroom and bedrooms with built in storage cupboards. The first bedroom has French doors opening onto the patio area, an exposed stone pillar and beamed ceiling and sleeps two people in a Double bed. The second bedroom which is ideally suited for 2/3 children, also has an exposed stone pillar and beamed ceiling furnished with a set of bunk beds, and a toddler bed which is situated on a split level area with two steps up. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, a toilet and a wash hand basin.
Situated just outside of the entrance gates into the courtyard, The Forge has a dedicated parking space next to the garden and Barbeque area. The Forge shares all the facilities provided including the children's play area and security enclosed Heated swimming pool.
WIFI available in the summer kitchen area.
The Forge is heated via a wood burning stove and electric heater in the main bedroom making it suitable for winter use. The Forge is suitable for short breaks and is available for longer term lets during spring, autumn and winter.
LODGEHOUSE   -   1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
The lodgehouse is a detached holiday home on 2 floors sleeping up to 4 people. The Lodgehouse is ideally suited for a couple or a young family.
On the ground floor of the Lodgehouse there is a living room which has an archway opening into the kitchen. The living room has comfortable seating and is equipped with a dining table and chairs to seat 4 people. The living room is furnished with a large screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. There is a selection of DVD's available to borrow. The kitchen is equipped with fridge, gas cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee maker and toaster.
There is a separate toilet and a shower room with wash basin, bidet and shower also situated on the ground floor.
The first floor is accessed via an open tread staircase from the living room, giving direct access into the bedroom which has a double bed and 2 single beds.
There is a large, enclosed seperate garden to the front of the Lodgehouse which is equipped with patio furniture and a BBQ for outside dining. The garden is accessed via a single gate off the courtyard.
The Lodgehouse is heated via a woodburning stove situated in the living room and is suitable for all year use. Special rates can be negotiated for long term lets, suitable for house hunters or similar. The Lodgehouse is also suitable for short breaks.
Shared facilities include use of the swimming pool and recreation area, the play area and the laundry room. There are a selection of toys, books and DVD's available for guests to borrow.
PRICES 2013
Farmhouse          Saturday Changeover day
                              04  January   -  01 April                            600  per week
                              02   April       -   28 June                           850  per week
                              29  June        -   12 July                           1250 per week
                              13 July           -   30 August                     1850  per week  
                              31 August     -   06 September                950  per week
                              07 Sept         -  30 September                 750  per week   
                              October         -   Dec                                 600  per week
                              Xmas and New Year                                900  per week

Pumphouse        Friday Changeover day
                             04 January  -     28 March                        240  per week
                             29 March     -     30 May                           395  per week       

                             31 May         -   11 July                             575  per week
                             12 July         -    29 August                        675  per week
                             30 August     -   05 September                550  per week      

                             06 September   -    26 September         450  per week
                             27 September  -    December                 240  per week
                            Xmas and New year                                 400 per week
                           
The Forge           Friday Changeover day
                             04 January        -   28 March                     225 per week
                             29 March           -   30 May                         325 per week
                             31 May             -   11 July                           495 per week
                             12 July              -   29 August                     625 per week
                             30 August         -   05 September             525 per week
                             06 September  -   26 September             395 per week
                             27 September  -   12 December              225 per week
                             13 December   -   02 January                   400 per week

Lodgehouse        Friday Changeover day
                              January         -  31 March                      180    per week
                              01 April         -  30 May                          250    per week
                              31 May          -  11 July                          320    per week
                              12 July           -  29 August                    475    per week    
                              30 August     -   05 September            375    per week
                              06 September - 30 September           275    per week
                              October         -  December                   180    per week
                               Xmas and New Year                           270    per week
                             
Price includes hire of bed linen.  You will need to take towels with you.
We request that the property is left in the same condition as found.

There will be a 300 security deposit for the Farmhouse and 200 security deposit for the Lodgehouse, The Forge and Pumphouse which is fully refundable if no damage to property or breakages and left in a clean and tidy condition.
GUEST COMMENTS
Dear Hazel, dear David,
again, thank you very much for our "chill-out" in France. Your property is very very nice, (especially the Lodgehouse is lovely). I miss that French region and style already. Especially the guy from the "boulangerie". He has really the best croissants and chocolatines.  See you soon!     Silke & Martin Wiese

Many thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and the great accommodation. We had a fantastic time and would recommend you to anyone both in terms of facilities and hospitality but also location with reasonable drives to the coast and to both puy de fou and to futuroscope, all of which we thought were fantastic.
(The Wiles Family)
Location
Situated at the edge of the village of Oulmes our properties are quiet but within easy walking distance of local amenities. Shops include a baker, small shop, post office, hairdresser, garage, bar/tabac and restaurant with bar also providing a take away pizzeria. The historic town of Fontenay-le-Comte, the large city of Niort and the picturesque village of Coulon on the Marais are all within 20 minutes drive, all have tourist information offices and offer shopping facilities, numerous restaurants and leisure pursuits. Nearest supermarket is 10 minutes away.
Located in the 2nd sunniest region in France we are 5 minutes from the canals of the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice).
More information on Vendee beaches, lakeside beaches, activities, attractions, weather etc can be found at the top of this page in the links box to the left
The forest at Mervent and lakeside beaches are within 15 minutes.
We are 1 hour from the lovely Vendee coast, known for its wonderful coastline and year round warm climate, vast sandy beaches, sea fishing, mussel and oyster farming. Beaches close by include L'Aiguillon sur Mer, Faute sur Mer, La Tranche sur Mer and Les Sables d'Olonne famous for its boat races such as the Vendee Globe, fantastic beach and Zoo. The beautiful historic harbour of La Rochelle with its two towers and the Aquarium, La Rochelle also provides the opportunity to take a boat trip to visit the adjacent islands. Visit the island of Ile de Re accessible by car for fantastic beaches with calm shallow waters, the island also host numerous oyster bed farms which sell direct to the public.


We are ideally located minutes away from the A83 motorway, being 3 hours from St Malo and 4 hours from Caen ferry ports.  Contact us for discounted ferry prices.
We are also a 1 hour drive from La Rochelle, Nantes and Poitiers airports which offer low cost airlines.

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Outdoor barn with BBQ, Fridge table and chairs, ideal for alfresco dining.
Various games and toys available, TABLE TENNIS, darts and various other facilities
Gazebo and large, secure gardens with various games provided
Secure children's play area
Heated swimming pool and large secure gardens. The swimming pool is fenced off for security.