£425 pwk Beach 10ml, Villa in fields, sole use PRIVATE solarheated POOL NOT SHARED

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms


NEW PRICES - £425 PER WK 2-23/09/2017 £850 29/7-5/8/17 £900 19-25/8 £850 26/8-1/9 £425pwk 2-23/9/17 POOL WATER TEMPERATURE MAY- JUST REACHED 36 DEGREES. NO WIFI. - TRES CALME. Our Villa/ Farmhouse is a 3 bedroomed, stone built farmhouse all on one level (bungalow), situated in quiet countryside, 3km outside the pretty village of La Chapelle Achard in a small scattered hamlet of about 20 dwellings. The farmhouse is well furnished +decorated, with art work by the owner displayed throughout. Attached to the French-speaking caretaker’s house+has its own extensive private gardens set in an orchard, +nice, relaxing views across fields and woods. There are many romantic walks near this self-catering summer holiday rental villa, one leads down to a little tiny bridge near a ford, across a stream. The garden has its own terrace with garden furniture, leading to an area with a large free-standing barbeque, all set in an orchard. There is a boules area in the large side garden, + a play area near the pool which has 2 swings, a ladder, +hoops. There are many cycles paths+routes near the Farmhouse/ BUNGALOW, +one passes the very quiet road next to Villa, so easy use of the free 10 bikes for renters use. Located between the villages of La Chapelle Achard and Ste. Foy, near the market town of La Mothe Achard, our Farmhouse offers the perfect setting for exploring the 8 districts of the Achards, with fishing in the lakes and the nearby rivers ( one on a walk from our Farmhouse ). The Farmhouse itself sits in the middle of the Achard countryside in the beautiful department of Vendee, - just a stones throw away from the Bocage, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, walking and cycling. Why not use some of our 10 bikes which are available free for you. We are also on one of the walking routes through La Chapelle Achard - with a special puzzle (in French ) for you to decipher - on the walk you will find 8 signs with the puzzle on. This walk will take you past cows, chicken and duck farms, rivers and reservoirs. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing at the Water centre in Les Sables D'Olonnes ( Only 10 miles away ), where there is a vast crescent shaped sandy beach with rock pools at one end, and also a promenade which is pedestrianised and has entertainment in the summer. Near the Zoo, and the Water Centre, on the beach is also a Surfing school, which has all you need to hire. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby. The towns of Les Sables D'Olonnes, La Roche-sur-Yon, Bretignolles, and St. Gilles-Croix-de Vie, all are Market towns/ villages, and are within easy reach and are great for shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions such as the Flanneries shopping Mall which is an attraction if it is raining / or lunch times when it is open right through. Our swimming pool has a hard cover which means it can be used if it rains and in the evenings - with our outside light, where you can sit on the terrasse on the Wooden Sunbeds / loungers and look over the tranquil countryside, sipping your local Vendeen wine - the vineyards are in Bretignolles and have a motor route through them, and caves that you can buy wine from. Alternatively try sitting on the small wooden benches by the Boules Court in the Sunset quaffing your local beers such as Melusine which you can buy from the 2 local big supermarkets in La Mothe Achard, which also has a Cave for your local wine and a Tourist Office to keep up with events in the area, and a postoffice opposite to post your cards. The local Chateau at the far end of La Mothe Achard also has a good but expensive restaurant, but at more reasonable prices there are Le Carabi, and a pizzeria restaurant, a Pizza takeaway, and several bars. Also, at Ste Foy there is a restaurant, bar, superette, and a boulangerie, and a hairdresser and at La Chapelle Achard there is a bar and boulangerie, and hairdresser. Le Mothe Achard has a markethall with fish, meat, mussles, cheese, etc and fruit and veg out side, and it is held once a week on either a Friday or a Thursday, and once a month it has a much bigger market ( full list of ALL nearby markets and their days etc. Left in the Farmhouse ). Les Sables D'Olonnes: Les Sables d’Olonne, the nearby local seaside town, . It has a huge Market hall full of fish and shell food, fruit and veg and meat, even a horse meat stall, upstairs there is cheese and dairy foods and bread for sale, also an area that the local people sell their excess that they have grown in their gardens. It is well-known for it's vast sandy beaches - on the beach are trampolines and entertainment for children, and on the Remblai promenade (all sorts of evening entertainments in the high season - comedians, several live bands and different types of music, skate boarding events, live theatre), and it's working harbour ( boat trips to Île de Ré, and La Rochelle etc. ), overlooked by a street of over 20 restaurants, most of which offer local fish delicacies/ Pizza / Creperies etc. The Harbour can be crossed by an electric boat to La Chaum with Live music in the evenings in the bars. Les Sables D'Olonne also has an Art Gallery at the Abbey - well worth a visit. The Zoo has loads of new baby animals. The Red Panda is favourite amongst our visitors. There is also a sailing school at the lake nr the beach, and a surf school on the nearby beach. Thalasso Therapie in the Spa centre in the Mercury hotel near the lake, and 2 Casinos both with restaurants. If you fancy an aerial view then you can take a trip in a small aeroplane from the airfield at Les Sables D'Olonnes. For the Karting fanatics there is a course on the way from Ste Foy to Les Sables + Port Bourgenay. Nearby: Roche-sur-Yon is the capital of Vendee, and a centre which has the Haras National Equestrian School, which can be visited. The Flaneries is a large Mall which is great to visit in lunchtime - as it doesn't close and if it is raining. La Chapelle Achard has a Deer Farm with baby deers. La Mothe Achard has a Potager Extraordinaire - a fabulous garden with lots of different squashs and pumpkins, which has lots of events through the season, such as a menu with soup made of the pumpkins in October, and 1/4/ 2014 has a NEW HUGE swimming pool complex with spa, sauna, and an Hamman, and water slide. There is a Jazz festival in May at St. Gilles-criox-de-Vie, and has a great pedestrian shopping lane, and a Market on Sundays. At Coex there is Olefactory Garden, full of lovely flowers and delightful scents. Near Coex is a Velo-Rail which you can travel on, with old fashioned wagons you can power. Montaigu has a Old Steam Train which runs during the holiday season. Also in Ste. Foy - only 2 miles away there has just been built and opened a massive covered arena in new tourist park on the far side of Ste Foy, with about 75 acres of Equestrian events for all you horse lovers, starting on Saturday 13/07/13 at 21. 30, to open up the new park, (+massive lake with walks, an amphitheatre + playground + exercise layout), 9-12 riders dressed as Cavaliers / telling the story of during the Russian revolution, and other exploits in Europe and Italy with 15-20 horses – showing off their prowess. Also Tuesday+Wednesday 21. 30 from 16/07 to 28/08/13 – a horse display = 90 mins, with snacks+drinks starting at 20. 00 hr First part opened 13/07/13, with a horse display - I viewed it on Tuesday 23/07/13: Starts with choral singing from a local choir, which you can join in with from 7. 30pm. -. 9. 30pm. Then 'Le Voyages de Zabederio' - The story of Zaberderio - Travelling with his horse, he escapes from Russia, fighting off bandits, White Russians - displays of 8 horses with 2 Russians girl trainers. We start by seeing the horse head-butting Z when he tries to take a drink, then we see a thief try to steal the horse with Z, as Z goes to sleep between the horses legs, with a cover over himself and the horse. He escapes a group of White Russians on horses, all the while we see the horses giving displays of side-walking, and other dramatic jumps in the air. Later we see troika riding, and ladies riding side-saddle, going sideways etc, and the horse dancing to the music, and when Z finds his cousin Ivan in the circus we see a lady on stilts, dancing with the horses, all together a fabulous night, with snacks offered ( sandwiches, hotdogs, etc - drinks: beer, wine, and soft drink = iced tea etc. ) this lasted for 90 mins from 9. 30 pm, we arrived at 8. 40 pm, and it finished at 11. 30 pm. Adult 20€ children 10€ – tourist office has the info and can make a reservation but we just turned up + paid cash - as only 100-200 people there ] Later on there is going to be horse riding for hire, a huge swimming pool, and other sports facilities. Polee questre vendeen com – has a video on it, - so view and see if you would like to go and see it. I am taking enquiries for 2017, and as I only have one Farmhouse. - Please be aware the dates can go quickly. Towels and sheets are included, along with Electricity and Water, and FREE Heating+ Cleaning from June to end of September - so there is nothing else to pay Cleaning fee is included from June to September. It covers only regular cleaning, everything disrespectful of the property and their owner such as un-emptied fridges, dirty dishes, dustbins bags and empty bottles all around, confetti etc, will be charged up to £500 WHICH IS REFUNDABLE IF EVERYTHING IS OK /NO BREAKAGES ETC. Arrival time is at 5pm onwards (late arrivals must be notified 1 month before holiday) and departure time are at 9am prompt. Any delay will be charged £100 for an extra hour of stay. Heating = £60 / 75€ PER WEEK = OCT - MAY, REST OF YR FREE. + CHANGEOVER = OCT - MAY = £100 / 120€, REST OF YEAR FREE. OUTDOOR POOL = HEATED BY THE SUN = SOLAR POWERED WITH A SLIDEABLE COVER


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