Gites with Pools | Gites Complex | Gites with private
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Changeover Saturday
This character cottage offers you an attractive
rural riverside setting. Situated near the village of Vix on the edge of
the "Green Venice" area of the Vendee. Vix is well known for its wine and
you can taste and buy at many of the local wine producers. The
village offers basic amenities, bakery, grocery shop, bars and the nearest
town and supermarket is at Marans or Fontenay-la Comte. The
surrounding area has numerous canals and the quiet lanes are ideal for walking
and cycling. There is a nature reserve at 500m offering great opportunities for
bird-watching. Cycle hire is available at Marans or Arcais (delivery
Our area of the Marais Poitevin is also known as the
Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for
the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the
magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of
canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The canals are surrounded by green
vegetation which is where the name of Venise Vert originates. The river Sevre
runs through our area and along the banks are many pretty villages including
Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais.
At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals or
just take a gentle stroll along the many quiet footpaths. We are just minutes
away from some great fishing spots which are a paradise for fishermen and a
local nature reserve which can be enjoyed by wildlife lovers.
15 minutes away
is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with the old town surrounding the
catherdral, the Chateau de Terre Neuve, many shops, restaurants and a market
every Saturday morning.
30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest
where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes. The
forest has over 200 kilometres of well marked footpaths and offers some of the
best walks to be found anywhere in the Vendée. Close by is Vouvant “one of the
most beautiful villages in France” which is a haven for artists.
the third most visited town in France is a beautiful historic harbour town with
numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and
cosmopolitan shops. Here you can take the opportunity of finding that special
bottle of wine or trying some of the 600 cheeses produced in France. You will
also find one of the largest Aquariums in Europe with an amazing shark tank and
marine life from all over the world. Anyone feeling a little adventurous can
also take the local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle passing through some of
the villages and small towns en route.
Located over the toll bridge from La
Rochelle is the stunning island of the Ile de Re, known for its “fleur de sel”
(the finest salt), sandy beaches and with over 100 kilometres of cycle routes
(you can hire bikes on the Island) it is a paradise for cyclists. On the island
you will find many villages and small towns to visit, one of the most famous
being St Martin-de-Re which is a lively bustling town set around a harbour
filled with brightly coloured boats. There are many chic boutiques to visit,
along with a market which is open every morning, or enjoy a drink or a meal at
the numerous cafés and restaurants on the harbour front.
Further afield but
within 90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope
which are big tourist attractions for both the young and young at heart.
Le Puy de Fou,
the famous French historical theme park - a fantastic day out which is well
worth a visit. There is also a nightshow - Cinescenie which
needs to be booked in advance.
Or you may like to visit Parc du Futuroscope
(the European Cinema Park) near Poitiers where children will enjoy state of the
Activities: Walking, Cycling, Golf, Bird watching,
Fishing, Horse Riding and Wine Tasting
For wine lovers Vix has its own award
winning wine and wine tasting at the Mercier vineyard can be
Nearest airports are La Rochelle and Nantes, 40
mins and 1 hours drive respectively. Poitiers is also accessible by car in 1
hour 30 mins.
The driving times from the channel ports are St Malo (3
hours), Caen (4 hours) and Cherbourg (5 hours), Calais (6.5 hours). Use of a car
FOR DISCOUNTED FERRY PRICES
Welcome to our lovely 2 bedroomed self catering gite located in the
centre of the village, Vix, a typical French village in the South Vendee and in
the heart of the Marais Poitevin region of France.
The gite was originally a
Scierie (saw mill) which has now been converted into a modern first floor gite
retaining many original features including a 200 year old oak “A” frame beam
along with oak window lintels and exposed stone walls in both the main bedroom
and open plan lounge and kitchen.
Facilities include WIFI and
Heated swimming Pool.
Our first floor gite has its own front door and comprises of an
open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge overlooking your own terrace area.
The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric
hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.
There is a modern style dining table for
Separate utility area with washing machine and storage area is
located on the ground floor.
The lounge has two, two-seater settees,
wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player.
There is a selection of
DVD’s and books for you to enjoy during your stay.
Free WIFI is
available throughout the gite.
Bedroom One = Double bed, 2 bedside tables
with drawer, wardrobe with shelving
Bedroom Two = Two single beds, 1 bedside
table with drawer, wardrobe with shelving
The family shower room
comprises of toilet, washbasin with built in cupboard and mirror, shower
Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are
The gite comes with its own terrace area and includes a charcoal
barbeque and table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also
benefit from the heated swimming pool (4m x 7m) located within the Farmhouse
just across from the gite. Sun loungers and chairs are around the pool for your
The garden is walled and secured and includes a lawn area as
well as a beautifully maintained flower area. All outside areas are maintained
to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners
during your stay.
We also have bikes available to explore the area*
No children under 3 years old.
NO SMOKING and NO PETS
07 September 2013 - 12 April 2014 £360
12 April 2014
- 31 May 2014 £415 per
31 May 2014
- 19 July 2014 £470 per
Prices are per week and include hire of bed linen and house
towels - You will need to bring your own pool/beach towels.
non refundable deposit is required per week booked to secure your
Remaining balance in full is required 12 weeks before the start of
your holiday, including a £100 security bond that will be fully refundable if no
damage is caused to the property and that it is left in a clean and tidy
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is after 4pm and departure
no later than 10am.
Out of peak season we may be able to offer long weekend breaks,
please contact us for availability.
Perfect hosts in a perfect house/home can't wait to come back,
Unbelievable hosts who made our stay so welcoming,
comfortable and a memorable experience of France
Very good hosts, food
excellent, accommodation to a very high standard, definitely be coming again.
Fantastic stay, pool was great fun, very relaxing, beautiful
Great time, great food, excellent hosts and a great base for La
One word, 3 syllables FAB-U-LOUS !!!! has the absolute WOW
factor, hostess's with the mostest, beautiful scenery, never slept so long in my
life such comfortable beds, totally relaxing.
To check availability/prices or if you have any queries contact us
with no obligation whatsoever.