|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Stay three, five, seven, ten, fourteen nights or more...
South of Nantes and East of La Rochelle, Le Thou is located just outside the town of St Hilaire Des Loges. The Market towns of Fontenay-Le-Comte and Coulonges Sur L'Autize are within easy reach. Many beautiful beaches of La Vendee and Charentes Maritime are less than an hour away, as is the charming seaside town and harbour of La Rochelle, and Island of Ile De Re. Within a five minutes drive is Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedaloes and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake. Puy Du Fou and Futuroscope are apx 1 hours drive. For a change of pace the Marais Poitevin, with its Venise Vert Waterway, the Mervent Forest, pretty wateride town on Coulon and Vouvant are nearby. Le Thou can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. Open plan well equipped farmhouse style kitchen dining area. Games room with table tennis and football tables. Patio area with outside kitchen, BBQ, Firepit
We love France, the French way of life and fell in love with Le Thou and the area in 2008. We have two children and a dog and it is our wish for later years to spend 6 months of the year in the UK and 6 months in France. We speak conversational French, previously owned a 'vacation' home in Florida and as a child were involved in local twinning association, twinned with a town near Paris.Enjoying and embracing French values and family life. Karen attributes her passion of France with her french teacher Mrs L,who sang the french national anthem with such gusto..you couldn't help but enjoy it. At 21 wanderlust meant working for Intersun as a coach escort, travelling through Europe then settling as a camp site rep in Canet Plage, we like French holiday homes and not campsite holidays.
Mrs Karen Johnson-Wright purchased this farmhouse in 2008
We love the Vendee, during summer there are sunflower fields everywhere. Its quiet and picturesque, lovely walks and beach and picnic areas nearby.
Feels like the 'real France'
Great place and area enjoying quality time with friends and family
Rooms are spacious 12ft x 18ft Pool, Full size Bouncy Castle and trampoline with enclosure, and games room keeps children and adults alike occupied. We particularly like the 'ping pong' which can be set up for one to practise, and used inside or out.
Cool down in the pool when hot, huddle round the fire pit when cool and relax on our loungers on the terrace.
Julie our English agent, lives nearby and offers that reassurance during your stay.
Le Thou is well set out for families and friends sharing as the layout boasts a twin and king bedroom on each side of the house.
Outside kitchen is great for Al Fresco dining, we have catered for 60 people at Le Thou.
Peaceful and relaxing Taste of France xx
Thank you for a wonderful week at Le Thou. From the moment we booked you made everything happen seamlessly, even ensuring we had provisions on arrival. The house is stunning, calm and spacious, ideal for two families with young children. We were spoilt for choice with all the activities available in the house and had so much fun. The region is beautiful, we will definitely be back to explore more, a week wasn't long enough! Highlights were Coulon hiring a boat to punt around the canal ways, and Vouvant a beautiful, peaceful, very French village....and of course the zoo at Mervent and Parc de Brun! A big thank you to you Karen, Jerry & Julie. The Goddard Family
Great start to this season…
Thanks jerry we really enjoyed your lovely retreat after some very long very tough days at work so would love to book again as and when we come again. It worked so well for us. Many thanks, Rgds kate” Chateau de la Goujeonnerie
We had a lush holiday, thank you. Le Thou is beautiful, we loved staying there.
“I'm delighted to report that we had a fantastic week at Le Thou - the property is fantastic - very spacious & well equipped. Absolutely perfect - just what we were hoping for and much more. The property is spacious and stylishly refurbished and extremely comfortable and relaxing. A credit to your hard work”, Mark Tizzard, James Howard and Families,
The peace and tranquility made Le Thou very enjoyable and it had all the facilities we could have wanted. We chose Le Thou because as two families we wanted to be in the same property and to have plenty of space and privacy. Le Thou proved ideal for this.
We enjoyed our day trips to La Rochelle and Niort. We have been to La Rochelle before so Mr & Mrs Pullen
This is a lovely house, with large kitchen and excellent bathrooms. It was perfect for two families with a huge secure garden for children and dogs. We had a great week here with lots to do, especially the mountain biking in Mervent Forest. La Rochelle and the Marais Poitivin were both within easy reach. We would definitely recommend this gite and would love to visit again.
Le Thou is a beautiful French farm house, well restored and set in enclosed grounds, ideal for large family groups and pets. It is very comfortable, two large en suite bedrooms and two smaller bedrooms which would suit children. The house is well equipped and is very easy to stay in, has a fab kitchen, dish washer, large range oven, American style fridge etc etc. The only down side is that it is isolated, you really need to drive to reach bars, shops and restaurants but the nearest village is only a 10 minute drive. I recommend it for a quiet family holiday where you are happy to make your own fun, we did and had a great time. It is also ideal for dogs, our loved it
Special interest holidays:
Fishing locally, la Piscali
Cycle round the Vendee, route 10 on Les Sentiers cyclables de Vendee
Starting at Maillezais
Breakfast and Dinner can be supplied
We can pre arrange cycle and accessory hire.
Great cycle routes, we would welcome cycling clubs, please enquire...
Mervent Forest nearby
Sandy beach, alongside freshwater lake, at Xanton-Chassenon 5 minutes drive, with slides, playground areas. Seasonal usually open July/September.
The Mervent Forest 15 Minutes drive, with swimming facilities, pedaloes, canoeing, Tree Adventure play area, Fishing.
Beautiful sandy beaches of Les Sables D'Olonne and La Tranche sur mer apx 1 hours drive.
Use of a car is essential. Can arrange Airport transfers.
The nearest airport is Nantes, served by Easyjet, and La Rochelle, served by Ryan Air (Seasonal).
Le Thou is well located for all the major ferry ports St Malo to Le Thou is apx
four hours drive.
Eurostar services operate to Poitiers (5h10m) or to La Rochelle (7h10m).
Nearest Market towns with supermarkets, pattiseries, banks, cafes/tabacs and restaurants are apx 5 -20 minutes drive away.Excellent dining facilities 5 minutes drive to an hour away - takeaway moules, frites and pizzas nearby. A variety of dining experiences from local Auberge (typical french style meal, inexpensive)child friendly restaurants with playground facilities, creperies to Michellin standard restaurants. 'Something for everyone'
Public open air pool in Coulonges-sur-L'Autize (10 Minutes drive) (seasonal to September)
Freshwater lake with lifeguard patrolled pleasure slides at Xanton-Chassenon (seasonal)
Lake at Mervent, canoeing, pedaloes, tree treking in woods, great walks, cycling, fishing, restaurant lakeside.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
24 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Special Offer - book now for Availability from 27th August - pay just £590.00 per week. Sleeps 4-12 guests, gated, private with pool. Will accept well behaved dogs, ideal for family/friends sharing.
Dates flexible. Signed booking form and t&c to be printed and returned to us, with payment of £200 the booking/damage deposit. This deposit is to cover the cost of breakages, any necessary deep cleaning and logs where applicable. Balance is payable not less than eight weeks before the start of the rental period. Repayment of the deposit will be made within 21 days of last day of rental subject to t&c.
As a security measure,we urge all guests to call us at home prior to making any payment
Rental period flexible.
English, French speaking Agent,
The let commences at 6pm on first day of the let and ends at noon on the final day of the let (Peak)
Although we are always flexible where we can be.
Short stays considered.
Notes on prices:
Additional options available:
Perfect (Ideal Layout) for
Families, couples, singles, wedding parties
Book now for 2015 to receive special discounts
Up to 20% off Brittany Ferries - please ask us for our membership number if needed.
This includes Linen and bedding which is usually charged as an extra.
As a security measure we urge all guests to phone us at home prior to making any payment.