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Les Volets Bleus

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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This family sized house is situated directly in a village in the heart of the Venise Verte (Green Venice), recently named one of France's Grandes Sites. The gite sleeps 6 and offers well equipped accommodation with lounge, separate kitchen/ diner which has a barn door onto the terrace and garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms; a master with a double bed, and two other interconnecting bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. The bathroom is upstairs and there is a second wc on the ground floor. A travel cot and highchair can be provided. There is a sunny, enclosed and gated garden equipped for al fresco dining, sunbathing and barbeques. We offer the use of a 3 man canoe and 2 adult bikes in order for our guests to explore the very unique, local area. The intriguing n...This family sized house is situated directly in a village in the heart of the Venise Verte (Green Venice), recently named one of France's Grandes Sites. The gite sleeps 6 and offers well equipped accommodation with lounge, separate kitchen/ diner which has a barn door onto the terrace and garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms; a master with a double bed, and two other interconnecting bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. The bathroom is upstairs and there is a second wc on the ground floor. A travel cot and highchair can be provided. There is a sunny, enclosed and gated garden equipped for al fresco dining, sunbathing and barbeques. We offer the use of a 3 man canoe and 2 adult bikes in order for our guests to explore the very unique, local area. The intriguing network of canals and waterways is just down a lane, near the house from where you can set off with a picnic for an adventure in the labyrinth of small canals, under a completely green canopy of trees. Come back relaxed and ready for an aperitif on the deck til the sun sets into a very dark, unpolluted night sky allowing you to stargaze and watch our local barn owl go about his business. Village amenities on your doorstep include a Tourist Information office, post office, small supermarket, cafe/bar, restaurant, pizzeria/ ice-cream parlour, artisan shops and an antique shop. There are markets in various local villages throughout the summer. There is also an outdoor cinema in the next village - great fun during the summer months! The city of La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast, with large, clean and safe,sandy beaches are within easy reach (about 40mins away) and bit further is the famous Ile de Re - a delightful island, over the bridge from La Rochelle. Come and enjoy this very unique and relaxing part of France. Green Venice (locally known as the Venise Verte is best explored by boat, bike or on foot so you can forget your car for a few days. It is also ideal for those wishing to paint, fish, bird watch or general nature watching and relaxing. There are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and equestrian facilities nearby and plenty of opportunity for water sports on the coast (Chatelaillon Plage being the nearest centre). For exploration further afield, there is good access to such destinations as La Rochelle, Saintes, Cognac, Dordogne, Bordeaux and vineyards, Atlantic beaches (Royan, Rochefort etc), Futuroscope Theme Park, Puy du Fou theme park and even the Chateaux of the Loire are not too far off. Pets can be permitted on request.More
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About the Owner
Linda E
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
Owners live on site in a neighbouring barn. We are available for help and advice if required but discreet. We can look after dogs for example if guests wish to go off for the day. Local produce can also be procured from us or very nearby.
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

What a lovely stay we had in Linda's gite. The house is charming and very comfortable. The eat-in kitchen is modern and well-equipped. There is a piano in the sitting room. There is a lovely sitting area in the garden. As it is winter, the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank DayTrip142780
LindaE79, VR Owner at Les Volets Bleus, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Marais Poitevin is a beautiful area and has a wonderfully 'undiscovered' feeling in spite of its obviously popularity with cyclists and boating enthusiasts. Les Volets Bleus provides a welcoming and comfortable base from which to explore. Linda and Mike have thought of everything necessary...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We have been very pleased to meet Linda and Mike and have enjoyed a very friendly and cosy stay at "Les volets bleus" in Arçais. The area is indeed worth the visit and beautiful, with many opportunities for discovery and canoeing in the "Green Venice"....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank phil783802017
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Leek, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stay at Les Volets Bleus every year and love it! Set in the heart of the beautiful and very traditional French village, Arcais. Les Volets Bleus is beautifully furnished and has a pretty garden with decking to enjoy days lounging in the sun and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Lorna M
LindaE79, VR Owner at Les Volets Bleus, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Many thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to welcoming you again next time.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Getting around
A car is recommended for this holiday though bikers, cyclists and walkers will appreciate the small tracks and roads in the marsh for the peace and safety they offer. This is a great place for cyclists and those with small children as there are lots of tracks.
How to get there
4 hour drive from port of St Malo, 8 hours from Calais, Dieppe etc. La Rochelle airport is the nearest at around 45 minutes away. Car hire is available at airport or in local supermarkets at a cheaper rate. Bordeaux airport is approx. 2 hours away.
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