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Secluded 18th Century Water Mill, Free Wifi. - Wheelhouse

Bedrooms 4
Space 140 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights




Double height Galleried lounge/dining area with exposed original 18th century oak beams and traditional style log burning stove; large, fully equipped kitchen (cooker, microwave, very large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer/dryer machine etc); bathroom & shower room each with WC; Video & DVD Players, UK Satellite TV (Large Wide screen) system (for non encrypted UK TV and radio channels e.g. BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News, Channel5, Cartoon Channel, Radio 5 etc). 2nd small TV and video in one bedroom. Garden furniture, stone barbeque, decking area with furniture round large heated pool, table tennis room (in double garage) with table that can be moved outside. 'The Wheelhouse has the following list of equipment for infants - Mothercare Berwick Cott [White], Mothercare Continental Foam Mattress [White], Mothercare Tilly & Thomas bath [White], Mothercare Miami Citrus Check High Chair, and second Ikea high chair. (Extra can be provided on request)

About the property


Thué is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendée region of Western France. Recently converted into two large self contained dwellings, referred to as ‘The Mill’ and ‘The Wheelhouse’ accommodating up to 12 people in the Wheelhouse (Four Bedrooms), and 20 people in the Mill (Seven Bedrooms). They each have a large private heated swimming pool and a unique character. They can also be interconnected and used as a single eleven bedroom dwelling. Ideally situated, combining easy access from Cross Channel Ferry Ports and the fabulous climate found South of the Loire Valley. Facilities include fully equipped kitchens, three large lounges, large dining areas, private pools and large private garden area surrounded by woodland. Short drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle. Thué is secluded but within 10 minute walking distance of the quiet village of L'Hermenault, which boasts friendly local bars and shops. Free Wifi.

Peter Little
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We enjoyed the peace and beautiful surroundings'

'L'Hermenault is certainly a lovely spot and we liked the unspoilt feel of the village '

'The Wheelhouse was very well equipped and the dishwasher was a real boon. The bedding was lovely, nice to have quality cotton duvet covers and pillowcases. The cooker was super and the quickness of the gas hob great to use. The amount of crockery and cutlery was generous and the patio plates and beakers ideal for our grandchild to use'

'Would recommend to anyone. Pool was excellent'

'Yes, we had a lovely time at Thue thanks. It's in a good position for several places we went to (Puy Du Fou, Vouvant, Parc Floral, Fontenay etc) and is in a lovely spot itself. Many thanks.'

'Loved the space. Really well equipped, especially liked the coolboxes, buckets, spades and bikes that made it all a lot easier'
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for Wheelhouse in L'Hermenault, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Double + Bunks
    Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Double + Bunks
    Bedroom - 1 double bed , Double
    Bedroom - 1 double bed , Double
  • 2 doubles, 1 family bedroom, 1 room with 4 beds, 2 cots
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Very good holiday house

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and welcoming, it had a lovely outside area with pool. Very good home for children and enough space for large party. Very good renting price for this area of France.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Country retreat

  • 5 of 5

As a small group of friends and children we were all very pleased with the gorgeous Mill House at Fentenay-le-Comte. We stayed for one week and had many days out and also days by the pool, relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous surrounding areas. If you want a nice peaceful relaxing getaway I couldnt recommend this more.

Highly recommend, owners were a pleasure to deal with and the house even more so.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

The wheelhouse section of this property has a large open plan living and kitchen area with plenty of bedrooms leading off. Lots of character and really easy to prepare meals and keep clean. It was in good condition when we arrived, we had no complaints at all.

Outside there is a large bbq area we put to good use next to the swimming pool. There is also a table tennis area that can be used to have big outdoor meals.

Behind the pool there is a big open grass area with football goals and there are lots of bikes (and table football!).

The surrounding area is really lovely and unspoilt, the house is quite secluded but that was exactly what we wanted. The local village is only a short walk away and we stocked up on beers and food at the supermarket.

A really pleasant part of france, I would recommend to any family or group of friends looking to escape the city for a week.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, hope you visit again next year.
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Lieu très agréable, la piscine est vraiment top

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons loué la timonerie pour le weekend. Nous en avons tous été ravi. Le lieu dispose de tout ce qu'il faut pour passer un agréable séjour

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Fontenay Le Comte
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A83, Junction 7
Car: necessary

Ideally located in the Southern Vendée, West France, 3 hours easy drive from the nearest Cross Channel Ferry Port, St Malo and a 50 minute drive to beaches and the bustling fishing town of La Rochelle. The lively resorts of Les Sables d'Olonne and St. Jean de Monts are only a short drive away. Thué is secluded but within 10 minute walking distance of the quiet village of L'Hermenault, which boasts friendly local bars and shops.