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The barn

The Barn
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Sigournais, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
A converted 17th century barn lovingly restored to retain its character and history. Originally built before the Vendee wars but burned by troops of the revolution in the 18th century, evidence of this can be seen on the stones of the walls where the colour has turned from creamy yellow to a rose hue.

It is spacious with lots of natural light and is furnished to the highest standard for 6 guests. A perfect base for exploring the Vendee and its history - or simply relax and enjoy rural France and its Atlantic coastline.

The barn is located near the village of Sigournais and its medieval château. The nearest large shopping centre is 10 minutes away in Chantonnay, although there is a small supermarket in Sigournais where you can buy virtually everything that you might need and this is only 5 minutes away. The Vendee is renowned for its e...
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Listing #HL76823
About the Owner
Vanessa L
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2008
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

What an amazing place in a beautiful location. Host very friendly and helpful, fully equipped house, felt like we were at home, would definitely return

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed at The Barn for a week in August 2011 and had a wonderful time. We travelled as a family with teenagers and spent some quality family time together. The Barn was so fully equiped we needed nothing else. The location was beautiful. We...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2012


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The mezzanine can have 3 beds for children rather than use the sofa bed, children seem to love this as they all sleep together.
There are a number of books, games for adults and children, CDs for every music taste, DVDs on a number of subjects/films for adults and children. The TV is now for free sat. There is also a second toilet with a wash basin
Pets are not allowed as this is farmland and in the fields around Sigournais are home for many, many cows. The upside of this is that you can buy eggs and milk at the farms.
There is a wood burning fire in the living area - wonderful in winter.
From the patio you look over the garden to the fields to the chateau and its orginal driveway through an avenue of trees.
Baby items eg cots, sterilisers, changing mat, playpen, potty, cot etc are provid...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
no events or parties
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: $156 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Normally Saturday is changeover day but do talk to us about different days.
We can let you have discounted ferry rates with Brittany ferries crossings.
You can take shorter or longer breaks outside of June to September. We supply you with keys and everything will be prepared ready for your arrival. You may arrive from 4pm and you must leave by 10am to give us time to prepare for the next guests.
When you book we require a deposit of 30% of the rental, we will send you a booking confirmation form and a contract for your signature. The remaining payment will be due 60 days before your arrival.
Prices include bed linen, towels, tea-towels, oven gloves, heating, water, electricity and some cleaning supplies as they need to be septic tank friendly.
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About the neighborhood
Spend a day at the beaches of Sable d'Olonne, la Tranche or la Faute, take a boat out in the Marais Poitevin (green Venice of France). Go for lunch in the port of La Rochelle and antique hunt in the afternoon or see the sights.

The Lac du Rochereau, 5 minutes from the Barn, is probably one of the most beautiful spots you have ever seen. You can swim from its beach, take a boat out, have a picnic, admire and paint the views, or try fishing for carp.

Go for a day's sightseeing or shopping in Nantes or Poitiers. Nearby there's riding, horse racing, surfing, water sports, cycling, running, golfing and even night clubs for the energetic!

Also there's ballooning, bird watching, walks, forests, canoeing, many places of historic interest, markets, a zoo, villages, lots of bars...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Nantes or La Rochelle: 52.8 mi
Railway: Chantonnay: 6.2 mi
Ferry: St Malo: 164.7 mi
Driving - we can offer discounted ferry tickets with Brittany Ferries. You could sail from Portsmouth, Plymouth or Poole to St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg or Roscoff.

For air travel the nearest airports are Nantes, La Rochelle or Poitiers - you can book a car quite cheaply at any of these airports.

We supply driving instructions for your trip.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.4 mi.
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