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“Great, relaxing holiday”
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Vendee, Pays de la Loire

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Robin-Vic...
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great, relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We spent a wonderful 10 days at the cottage - a perfect place to relax and unwind. The cottage was clean and well equipped with everything we needed and the garden and pool were lovely. Chris, the owner, who was very friendly and helpful, advised us on the many and varied day trips that were easily reachable from the property.
L'Hermenault is a quiet, friendly french village with a Boulangerie within easy walking distance, perfect for picking up fresh bread and croissants for breakfast, and a small supermarket for most other needs.
Just 10 mins drive away is Fontenay-le-Comte, a very pretty town with the River Vendee running through. Here there were cafés and restaurants and a lovely outdoor market on a Saturday morning.
Just a little further away, we enjoyed the beautiful area of the Mervent Forest and lakes with miles of well marked footpaths to explore.
However the irresistible draw of the garden and pool at the cottage kept us there, relaxing, for quite a few days(!) and we now need to return to the cottage in order to explore the beautiful surrounding area some more.
So, we'll be back Chris - and Thank you.

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“Excellent”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Great location and excellent facilities for a young family. Lovely countryside and surrounding villiage is stunning.

Lots to see and do and a great base to visit the area.

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Kiwi095
New Zealand
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“Great for a genuine French village stay”
Reviewed 20 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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If you're looking for a genuine French village experience, then this is ideal. The cottage is attached to the owner's (Chris) holiday home, but there's enough separation to make you feel that the property is just for you. It's on the edge of the Village of L'Herrnenault – a typically pretty and unassuming Vendee village. There's a great artisan boulangerie and patisserie and a small supermarket/store that's got pretty much all you might need, a church and Chateau with gardens open to the public (which we didn't manage to see in the end). It's a great spot to return to at the end of the day to just unwind with a glass of wine and assemble dinner from some of the delicacies you might have picked up during the day's travels. If you're looking for night life, this is not the place for you. But there are plenty of excellent day trips within an hour's drive that will mean you'll be happy to just return to L'Hermenault at the end of the day and just take it easy. Visit La Rachelle, Les Sables sur -D'Olonne, Fontenay La Comte, the village of Vouvant and the abbey ruins at Maiilezaiis. Host Chris is extremely helpful but unobtrusive, and the cottage is set up with everything you need for an excellent few days in the Vendee. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The relaxing nature of our stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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LynnD18
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Have just returned after staying in the gite for a week and had a fabulous holiday. The gite was just what we wanted lovely and clean and very spacious. An ideal base to travel to different parts of the Vendee area. The pool was lovely. The gardens were lovely. The owners Chris and Jill are very friendly and helpful. If we return to the area we would consider renting again.

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Liked best: Lovely location
Liked least: nothing
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Your age range 50-64
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terry855
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“the perfect place to unwind”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

the location is just so perfect for that get away from it all holiday, with the added benefit for all the day to day essensials a short walk away in the lovely village. there is a chemist , small supermarket , bakers , bank, and a hairdressers , also just a small 4km drive away to the nearest restaurant , which was a very friendly placed with well priced menus. the property was spottledly clean had everything you could ever want and a lovely swimming pool, chris and jill even had a welcome pack with milk , tea .coffee etc , brilliant , we both had the most relaxing holiday ever. and a big thanks to chris and jill for making that possible

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Liked best: location , pool
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