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Wonderful rustic, character gite situated in scenic settings.

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Vouvant, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
Newly renovated rural gite, 'La petite maison des figues’, open since october 2016. Situated in Vouvant, a village of outstanding beauty and holding an award of 'most beautiful village of France- only awarded to 153 villages in France. Just an hour from the sandy beaches along the atlantic coast, but equally well placed for visiting many of the tourist attractions in the Vendee, as well as varied and magnificant landscapes of the area. The gite is rustic and very characterful with its natural wooden beams, large bread oven in the lounge, its wood burner, and very sympathetically decorated in keeping with its age. It is well equipped with all new appliances, with two bedrooms upstairs, and shower and toilet room, with the lounge, kitchen and small double bedroom with a settee bed and toilet downstairs. There is a sun trap co... Read more
Listing #HL8435167
About the Owner
Karen S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
Interaction with guests
Margaret lives part time in France, while Karen permenantly lives just 10 minutes away, so there is always someone on hand to welcome you, advise you and for any enquiries you might have. The bed linen and towels are included in the price. In the colder months we ask a small charge for the elecricity - we provide 30u a day, and make a small charge of .20cts for units exceeding this. Likewise, the wood burner in the lounge, we provide the first bag of wood with matches and firelighters, but charge 5€ for subsequent bags used. The gite should be left as you found it (as with most rentals in France) but we provide a cleaning service of 30€ if you don't want to be bothered with cleaning at the end of you holiday!
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Vouvant is a lovely little village in a great location. The gite was exactly as described , clean, welcoming and very well placed. We were a party of 4 and had plenty of room to spread out and relax. If you go in September, look...More

Thank Bob B
Karen S, VR Owner at Wonderful rustic, character gite situated in scenic settings., responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for the lovely review.....posted from hospital still! Thank you for leaving the gite so clean, and we would love to see you another time. Karen

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile


Karen S, VR Owner at Wonderful rustic, character gite situated in scenic settings., responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018


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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a lovely holiday at Karen’s gite. It is situated in the beautiful village of Vouvant and has been lovingly restored. We were lucky with the weather as it was fairly mild for December; the cottage is very old so was...More

Thank Lisa I
Karen S, VR Owner at Wonderful rustic, character gite situated in scenic settings., responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review Lisa and Olly. I will have to look at the photos and see if we can imorove its imagine. You will be welcome back any time. Happy New Year

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Small children are not recommended because of the small steps and cottage stairs, but this is flexible
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 12,206 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Vouvant is one of 153 villages in France with the award of 'plus beau village de France'. It is surrounded by two rivers and a wonderful, mysterious history, reflected in the ramparts around the town and the architecture. There are bars and restaurants, a post office, hairdressers, a small grocers and several galleries- Vouvant has become a hive for artists.
Mervent and its spectacular forest can be found 10 minutes away and is ideal for those of you who love cycling or walks. There is also various boats/ canoes for hire to admire the beautiful scenery from another aspect. Horse riding, swimming pools, fishing and of the French shops can all be found locally.
Getting around
Vouvant is conveniently situated in the Vendee, a character village with spectacular countryside, only an hour from the magnificant beaches of the Vendee coast line (look at La Tranche sur Mer), and equally only one hour for the award winning Puy de Fou (open from April- Oct) and an hour and a half from the famous Futureoscope in Poitiers - open all year. There are many more adventure type parks to visit like ogliss aqua park or the Indian rain forest, and more locally, but very ´French' is the park 'Pierre Brune' in the Mervent. If history is your interest then there are several towns with varied history and museums - Fontenay le comte, Poitiers or Parthenay are just some examples.
Car recommended
How to get there
Vouvant is easily marked on maps and is only 15- 20 mintues from the autoroute that has Nantes and major ports to the north, and continues to Bordeaux in the south. It can be found between two larger towns- Fontenay le Comte and La Chataigneraie.
The gite is located just outside the village centre, about a 10 mintues, picturesque walk over the river.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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