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Peony Lodge
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Tented camp
Our Lodges provide a comfortable and calm environment for your holiday. We do not allow children, TVs or loud music. The lodges are set in about 4 acres of parkland with a lake. You are welcome to fish the lake which is stocked with various coarse fish including carp, but no keepnets or barbed hooks please. Alternatively relax in a hammock with a good book. For nature lovers there are extensive marked walks in forest, fields or by water with diverse wildlife for you to enjoy. Culture and History. The Vendee has these aplenty. Too numerous to mention here so if you want to know more, email or give us a call to chat about the area. Food and Wine. With selfless devotion to duty your host have sampled the local cuisine and can provide you with all the information you need. If you...Our Lodges provide a comfortable and calm environment for your holiday. We do not allow children, TVs or loud music. The lodges are set in about 4 acres of parkland with a lake. You are welcome to fish the lake which is stocked with various coarse fish including carp, but no keepnets or barbed hooks please. Alternatively relax in a hammock with a good book. For nature lovers there are extensive marked walks in forest, fields or by water with diverse wildlife for you to enjoy. Culture and History. The Vendee has these aplenty. Too numerous to mention here so if you want to know more, email or give us a call to chat about the area. Food and Wine. With selfless devotion to duty your host have sampled the local cuisine and can provide you with all the information you need. If you don't feel like going out but don't want to cook why not eat 'en famille' with your hosts. A weekly menu is available on request. Sun, sand and seafood. The beautiful Atlantic coast is less than an hour away. With numerous and varied resorts and islands for you to explore. Puy du Fou. The premier attraction of the Vendee is 40 minutes away. It combines a daytime historical theme park and night time outdoor spectacular in the grounds of a ruined 18th century chateau. Hardened cynics will come away firm converts. We aim to provide a glamping experience you won't forget.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
We have no problem with people smoking on site and provide ashtrays for your use in the kitchen lodge. All we would ask is that you do not smoke indoors and dispose of any cigarette ends considerately.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
Steve a
Hosting since July 2015
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (5)
whateverwhocares
whateverwhocares
London, United Kingdom39 contributions
Wonderfully peaceful and beautiful!
10 days spent in this beautiful location, the lodge had all we needed, greeted by a wonderful hamper of home grown produce, including homemade jam & bread! It was so relaxing, the wildlife amazing, fishing brilliant. Not a holiday for those who need to be doing something all the time although nearby towns worth a visit. Highly recommended for any couple wishing to just jump off the roundabout of life and live basically but with nature! Oh the sky at night, awesome! light the fire pit, open a bottle and talk, chill and laugh! Having spent a lot of money on exclusive holidays in the past, this one tops it all for the most relaxing and didn't cost a fortune, great value for money! Jane & Steve wonderful hosts sharing their beautiful land, they do leave you alone to just get on with it, or if you want their company, great hosts, fun to be with and Jane is a great cook and offers a pretty stunning menu if you want to eat with them! All in all, one of the most memorable holidays we have had, no TV, just peace and quiet! Amazing place would recommend to anyone recovering, escaping, writing, reading, a little oasis when you feel like you want to have a slice of the world to yourself for a while! The cockerel's wake you up sometimes early but it doesn't matter, most of the time we didn't even know what time of day it was! Tip, don't steal sweetcorn from the fields, it's animal feed and doesn't barbecue! Apparently the French don't eat it off the cob anyway not like us! We will be back one day x
Visited August 2018
Written August 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sara C
Sara C
Southampton, United Kingdom5 contributions
A sublime oasis!
Peony Lodge is sublime! We arrived early evening and were instantly in love with the view from the top of the hill. Steve and Jane were incredibly welcoming and friendly. Steve showed us around the grounds of the house and the facilities, and eventually to our lodge. They really have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable, calm and relaxing stay. The lodge itself is charming; warm, comfortable and functional. The shabby-chic style and spacious lodge provided everything we needed for a very relaxing break that enabled us to unwind, read books, enjoy the French wine and food, engage with nature and re-charge our very tired batteries. The only 'noise' that you can here while staying here is the birds in the trees, the quacking of the resident ducks, the slurping of the carp in the lake and the wind rustling the leaves. Perfect for busy minds to be able to switch off and completely relax. We had dinner 'en famile' and can thoroughly recommend doing this; the home cooked food was delicious, the company was excellent and the wine, of course, was delicious! Peony lodge is a great base from which lots of local places of beauty and interest can be accessed. We woke early one morning to drive to Bordeaux to explore a wine chateau and enjoy the delights of St Emilion which is something else we would recommend if you are ever in the area. Another attraction not too far away is the Puy Du Fou; an excellent and enternatining day out. One if the main reasons for us choosing Peony Lodge was the 'no children' factor - bliss! We will be back!
Visited August 2017
Written August 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveH61France
SteveH61France
Many thanks Sara for a glowing review, it's feedback like this that makes it all worthwhile. Steve & Jane The Good Life in France
Written September 2, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joelarkin86
joelarkin86
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
Wonderful stay from start to finish
Steve and Jane were absolutely fantastic hosts and the lodge and its surroundings are second to none anywhere. They helped us out enormously when we needed it and were very gracious about it. We had drinks with them on arrival and dinner at the house on our last night and they were charming company and very generous with the wine! We had a wonderful stay and we cannot wait to revisit the lodge.
Visited July 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written July 27, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Handn86
Handn86
1 contribution
A hidden gem!
My partner and I have just returned from a perfect stay in Peony Lodge - so glad we found The Good Life! The lodge was beautifully furnished and included everything that you would possibly need. The hosts Steve & Jane had even provided a hamper full of home grown/made produce (vegetables, eggs, jam, butter, orange juice, milk and even wine!) which was a really nice touch and just what we needed after a long drive. Steve & Jane also include a menu for your stay should you wish to eat together - we did this on our first night and the food (and drink) was absolutely delicious - Jane even gave us the recipe for the sausages! We were only staying for 3 nights/2 days but spent one day cycling around the 'La Venise Vert' - a network of cycle routes along the canal, and the other day just relaxing by the lake and enjoying the sunshine in the sun loungers and hammocks provided. Such a relaxing break and would definitely recommend staying here - we would love to return and this time stay for longer.
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written July 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire H
Claire H
Chichester, United Kingdom2 contributions
This truely is 'The Good Life'!
We had such a lovely relaxing stay at Peony lodge this summer and couldn't have asked for more. The setting is beautiful and so quiet, great if you want to get away from it all. Jane and Steve were fantastic hosts and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. On arrival we had cold wine waiting in the fridge (amazing!) along with fresh homemade apple juice, eggs, butter, vegetables, milk and bread! The lodge was really well equipped with everything thought about, including fridge, freezer, picnic hamper with cool blocks to use if we wanted to go for a picnic, lanterns, BBQ and a lovely comfortable bed and WIFI! We also had the weather report for our stay printed out with the menu choices during the week if we wanted to have dinner with our hosts - which we did and it was delicious! Steve was our chauffeur for an afternoon and took us on a wine tasting tour at local vineyards which was great fun. La Rochelle, Il De Re and Little Venice are all within easy reach so it is a great base to use as well if you want to go out and explore the area. Great holiday, great setting and great hosts and I would highly recommend.
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written July 24, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Deck
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
For nature lovers there are extensive marked walks in forest, fields or by water with diverse wildlife for you to enjoy. Culture and History. The Vendee has these aplenty. Too numerous to mention here so if you want to know more, email or give us a call to chat about the area. Food and Wine. With selfless devotion to duty your host have sampled the local cuisine and can provide you with all the information you need. If you don't feel like going out but don't want to cook why not eat 'en famille' with your hosts. A weekly menu is available on request. Sun, sand and seafood. The beautiful Atlantic coast is less than an hour away. With numerous and varied resorts and islands for you to explore. Puy du Fou. The premier attraction of the Vendee is 40 minutes away. It combines a daytime historical theme park and night time outdoor spectacular in the grounds of a ruined 18th century chateau. Hardened cynics will come away firm converts.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Peony Lodge is situated in the middle of the Vendee with easy acess to Coast, forest and all the main attractions. We are about an hour from La Rochelle and Nante airports and just over the hour from Poiters. If you are arriving in France by ferry, the driving time from Calais is about 6 hours, Cherbourge 41/2 and St Malo 21/2 hours.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Peony Lodge

Peony Lodge is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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