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La Residence au Verger 'ChezChartres' - WIFI, pet-friendly, countryside views

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Front drive and private enclosed gardens
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Rental Home -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
Sleeps up to 10 people, and pets go free (up to 2 well behaved dogs). Bright, spacious holiday home with open countryside views. La Residence au Verger ('ChezChartres'), is built on the site of a former vineyard, with its own orchard, fully enclosed, pet friendly gardens, and beautiful countryside views over fields and woodland. Peaceful village setting.
The sunny raised terrace is perfect for outdoor meals, barbecues or reading in the sun with a glass of good local wine (vineyard in Pissotte, 5 minutes drive). Library with books and games, UK freeview TV and French TV. A variety of outdoor games (boules, croquet, tennis racquets etc). Downstairs there is darts, table football, junior pool/snooker table and a table tennis table. The surrounding area is ideal for family holidays, whether sporty and active, or just enjoying th...
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Listing #HL201035
About the Owner
caroline c
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
Interaction with guests
We love to give our guests as much information as possible before their arrival to help them plan their trip. We will send you plenty of tourist brochures, FAQs, and recommendations of things to do nearby. Caroline is also available by email or phone to answer any questions. Our friendly English speaking caretakers live about 20 minutes away and are on hand should you have any issues. Keys will be made available to you in a locked key safe, the details of which will be sent to you before your arrival.
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a very well situated house in a quiet dormitory village sitting on the Vende river and about 5mins drive from Fontenoy. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and rewards walks out and around the village which also has a superb park and sports centre....More

Thank livescount
Explorer609355, VR Owner at La Residence au Verger 'ChezChartres' - WIFI, pet-friendly, countryside views, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house and discovered so much of the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed July 29, 2018

We have just returned from a week in this beautiful house and are already discussing a return visit! Such a lot of space inside and out and plenty of options to entertain both our pre-schoolers and teenager. We enjoyed visits to the local villages and...More

Thank Kate D
Management response:Responded July 30, 2018

We are so pleased you had a lovely stay, and thank you so much for the great review. There is so much to see and do around here, we would love to welcome you back in the future. You know where we are now :)...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Forget Eurocamp, go inland a little bit and discover the beautiful Vendee near Fontenay Le Comte, a small cathedral town near to the Mervent Forest. We had a very comfortable stay in this spacious, well-equipped house, set in large gardens. Our sons had a great...More

Thank sundayzo
Management response:Responded September 20, 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you had a fantastic holiday. We love the area so much and it is always a joy when it is 'discovered' by someone new! All the very best, and we look forward to welcoming you...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No fireworks, outdoor fires or Chinese lanterns allowed. Barbecue on the terrace is ok. With respect to our neighbours, noise outside after 10pm should be limited to quiet...
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Bunk
    2 Fulls
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: $324 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Well behaved pets are welcome, maximum 2 dogs.
If you choose to book through the Holiday Lettings advertising website, payment can only be made via credit/debit card or paypal and is subject to the Holiday Lettings company booking fee.

Note that a refundable security deposit of £250 is payable with the final balance and will be refunded promptly following satisfactory inspection of the property post departure.
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About the neighborhood
Our village is a charming, peaceful place. It is right on the edge of the Mervent Forest, a vast nature lover's paradise of wooded valleys and lakes perfect for cycling, walking, sailing and canoeing.

The beautiful public park stretches out starting just next to the house and covering the length of the village with its fields, running circuit, tennis court, boules pitch and children's play area, all free to use for those staying in the village.

The boulangerie for fresh croissants, bread and amazing cakes, is just at the top of the hill in Pissotte, reachable by a 5 minute cycle ride or even early morning jog!

The historic capital of the Vendée before Napoleon's time, Fontenay le Comte is only 3km away, with its imposing cathedral, quaint old streets, and all modern servic...
Getting around
Bikes are perfect for many local sights including Mervent forest, Vouvant, Mervent village, and many local cycle paths. (There are some interesting hills in places though!). Bikehiredirect will rent you bikes and deliver to the door if you don't have your own. Cycling is also the best way to see the Ile de Ré if you take a day trip over there, drive your bikes to the La Rochelle side of the bridge and cycle over for free. Or you can hire bikes on the island. Cars are very useful for the less energetic, or further away sights, and parking is free in the main town Fontenay and in most other local villages.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle: 33.6 mi
Ferry: St Malo: 183.9 mi
The property, in L'Orbrie village, 3km north of Fontenay le Comte, is about 1 hour drive away from both Nantes and La Rochelle international airports, both of which run budget flights to and from the UK.
The closest ferry port for connection to the UK is St Malo, about 3.5 hours drive, but not much further are Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre, all served by Brittany Ferries.
DISCOUNTED FERRY RATES available with Brittany Ferries when you stay at this property. Please contact us for details.
Detailed directions to the house will be supplied at the time of booking the property.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 36.7 mi.
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