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Emma and David Barton

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french

Beautiful Exclusive Farmhouse / B&B / Gite, Heated pool, Nr. La Rochelle - La Tannerie Farmhouse Exclusivity / Bed and Breakfast (seasonal)

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Vix holiday farmhouse

Exclusive Farmhouse Rental, heated pool, / Gite / b&b Vix, Nr La Rochelle, South Vendee - 15 Mins From Fontenay-Le-Comte, 40 Mins From La Rochelle, 10 Minutes To Nature Reserves And Canals

La Tannerie is a 200 year old farmhouse which had not been lived in for over 30 years. We are located in the centre of the village and within a 2 minute walk of an excellent bakers, award winning butchers, convenience shop, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, pizza, sandwiches and pizza to either eat in or take-away, chemist, post office . It has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home which we share with our cat. The property benefits from a heated swimming pool (heated May to September, subject to weather conditions) and enclosed walled garden with a lawned area, flower beds and a kitchen garden. We sleep up to 6 people, 3 bedrooms (1x kingsize bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds in each), all ensuite with English televisions in each. WIFI is free throughout the property. There is a large kitchen/dining/breakfast room along with a lounge for relaxing (when renting the exclusivity of the Farmouse you also have access to the family lounge with leather sofas, English television with a flat screen and DVD. We are located in the South Vendee within the heart of the Marais Poitevin which is also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) and is world renowned by artists who come here for the light, the variety in the innumerable shades of green and to capture the magic of this enchanting area. The landscape is criss-crossed by a system of canals lined by willows and poplar trees. The river Sevre runs through our area for fishing and hiring of river flat bottom boats for punting up and down benefiting from the peaceful country land. There are many pretty villages including Coulon (often referred to as the capital of the Venise Vert), Damvix and Arcais. At each of the villages you can hire a flat bottom boat to explore the canals. We are just minutes away from some great fishing spots and a local nature reserve with wildlife. Flat and quiet roads make it ideal for an afternoon cycle. We are just 40 minutes away from the beautiful town and harbour of La Rochelle.

Details for La Tannerie Farmhouse Exclusivity / Bed and Breakfast (seasonal) 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

When renting out the Farmhouse with EXCLUSIVE use in July / August the large open plan kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine , washing machine. In addition to the guest lounge there is a family lounge with a plasma TV, DVD and Freeview. EXCLUSIVE use of the heated pool (July/Aug), the garden is fully enclosed and includes a “kitchen garden” alongside a flowered area. Secure car parking is provided. 2 course bbq can be provided on arrival night for summer rentals. The property has 3 bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and two with twin beds. Each bedroom has an en suite comprising of toilet, wash basin with mirror and shower. There is a guest lounge where you can relax and enjoy a quiet read from our small library of novels and local books. Breakfast and dinner can be taken in our open plan kitchen / dining room with views of the swimming pool and garden or on the terrace. 4 course evening meal with wine can be provided on request when on a b&b basi

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma and David Barton (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Emma and David Barton

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Emma and David Barton purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Emma and David Barton chose Vendee

We are within easy reach of La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee beaches, the forest of Mervent and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Vouvant.

The area is filled with canals and therefore very flat perfect for cycling, walking or even just taking a picnic down by the river. There is also a local bus service from Vix to La Rochelle which will take you through some of the local villages and providing a lovely afternoon's adventure.

Vix also offers two local award winning wine producers and wine tasting can be arranged.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house has been renovated by local artisans and brought into the twenty first century, retaining some of the 200 year old features, making it a warm and inviting home to stay in.

All bedrooms are en suite, the master bedroom benefits from a king size bed, free wifi is provided throughout the house. English and French cable flat screen televisions are provided in each bedroom.

The swimming pool is heated and the garden provides a perfect area to relax in.

Meals can be arrange for those who would like to relax and enjoy local produce in the evening rather than going out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect hosts in a perfect house/home can't wait to come back, food amazing



Unbelievable hosts who made our stay so welcoming, comfortable and a memorable experience of France



Very good hosts, food excellent, accommodation to a very high standard, definitely be coming again.



Fantastic stay, pool was great fun, very relaxing, beautiful home.



Great time, great food, excellent hosts and a great base for La Rochelle.



One word, 3 syllables FAB-U-LOUS !!!! has the absolute WOW factor, hostess's with the mostest, beautiful scenery, never slept so long in my life such comfortable beds, totally relaxing.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveller reviews

La Tannerie Farmhouse Exclusivity / Bed and Breakfast (seasonal)
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
5

Three days of pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at La Tannerie with Emma & David. The house was beautiful and very well maintained.Whatever else you do try Emma`s evening meals,she is a marvellous cook. Surrounding villages very pleasant especially Coulon and Arcais. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we are delighted you enjoyed our Bed and Breakfast along with dinners, thank you for your kind comments. We had a great couple of nights in your company and if you are ever visiting our area again you would be most welcome, best wishes Emma and David
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5

A fantastic B&B facility

  • 5 of 5

Two nights in a beautifully restored, spacious old property. We were looked after royally by our hosts, Emma and David. They could not have done more to ensure our comfort and enjoyment, including serving up delicious food (and wine!). Didn't get a chance to use pool, but it looked first class

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we had a great couple of nights in your company and you would be most welcome back, best wishes Emma and David
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5

Beautiful house, great hospitality and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay with Emma and David and it keeps on getting better. We had a fantastic holiday in their beautiful modern and immaculate house.

Nothing is too much trouble and they are the perfect hosts - there if you need them but not in the way. They always make us feel very welcome and the kids love them both! We even enjoyed fresh veg from the garden.

The area has plenty to do if you want to get out, without being too busy. Worth a visit - Puy du Fou, Futuroscope and Parc Pierre du Brune. We spent a good week of our fortnight just relaxing by the pool however - bliss.

Thank you Emma and David for another great stay - I am sure we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves, it was wonderful to see you all again and we feel the same about your children :) You would be welcome back anytime it is an absolute pleasure to have you and your family holiday here. Best wishes to everyone Emma and David
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4

Lovely feel and well equipped. Well located to explore the beautiful region of Vendee

  • 4 of 5

Very goo and would highly recommend the villa and the area

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed our property and area. David and Emma
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5

Beautiful property in fantastic French village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this lovely gite. A well equipped kitchen, very clean throughout, comfy beds and all the tv channels. Great when the olympics is on! The children loved the pool and my husband the barbecue! Would definitely come again and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted you enjoyed the farmhouse, pool and barbecue, you would all be most welcome again and we hope to see you in the future. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and thank you for choosing to holiday at La Tannerie, best wishes Emma and David
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5

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

There are really not enough good words to describe how lovely this place is..it was our second time here and it was even more relaxing and enjoyable than before... The owners Emma and David are most welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. La tannerie is spotlessly clean with all mod cons and it is perfect for relaxing and spending lazy days by the pool with trips to the wonderful bakers and butchers in the village, thrown in. However there are some beautiful villages nearby worth exploring as well as some lovely family friendly beaches to enjoy..but really you will not want to leave the beautiful place that is la tannerie and it has become a firm holiday favourite for many years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are delighted you chose to come back at holiday at La Tannerie it is such a pleasure to see you all and you are all most welcome back anytime. Thank you too for respecting our property it is hugely appreciated. We are looking forward already to your return. Thank you again and best wishes to all the family, especially your lovely children, Emma and David
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Vix
Nearest Ferry
415 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A83
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Fontenay le Comte
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

40 minute drive to La Rochelle and the Ile de Re beaches.

50 minute drive to La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendee beaches

Travel:

Journey Time(s)

6 hours, 30 minutes from Calais

4 hours from Caen

40 minutes from La Rochelle Airport

1 hour from Poitiers Airport

1 hour 10 minutes from Nantes Airport

2hours from Bordeaux Airport

Distances:

12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town

30 minutes away you will discover Mervent forest where you can walk or cycle within this beautiful area of forest and lakes.

40 minutes to La Rochelle, which is a beautiful historic harbour town with numerous restaurants located around the port, a colourful daily food market and cosmopolitan shops.

45 minutes to Ile de Re, you will find many villages and small towns to visit.

90 minutes are the theme parks of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope.

Further Details:

Within a 2 minute walk we have a bakers, butchers, 2 convenience shops, chemist, bank, post office, take-away pizza restaurant and a snack bar serving salads, sandwiches, lasagne and pizza to either eat in or take-away

12 minutes away is Fontenay-le-Comte our nearest town with many shops, supermarkets, restaurants and a market every Saturday morning.

Evening Meal (24 hours notice)

€22.00 per person, four courses plus half a bottle of wine and coffee

€18.00 per person, grand BBQ with salads, dessert and half a bottle of wine

Packed lunches (24 hours notice)

€7 per person, packed in a cool box (half a baguette with filling (ham, cheese, tuna, egg, salad) crisps, fruit, yoghurt and a cold soft drink)

*A charge or deposit will be required

We operate a non smoking policy within the house

No pets are allowed

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Vix, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Semi high
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,854
 
 
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,528
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,854
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$337

Saturday is our change over day for the Farmhouse and Apartment.
Arrival after 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00
In July and August the Farmhouse is rented on an EXCLUSIVE / SOLE basis only, including EXCLUSIVITY to the heated swimming pool, Farmhouse, gardens.

Arrival is after 16:00 and departure no later than 10:00 for all accommodation options.

Notes on prices:
Exclusive Farmhouse Rental Accommodation, sleeping up to 6 people

First Floor Gite, sleeping up to 4 people

B&B Accommodation (including a French Continental Breakfast)
€60 per room, per night for 2 people
3 nights plus; €55 per room, per night for 2 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Vix, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handbasin
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handbasin
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handbasin
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and include towels and a hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , 2 arm chairs, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe, English TV, fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 chairs, 1 bedside table, wardrobe, fan
    Bedroom 2, balcony off the ensuite - 2 single bed , Balcony off bathroom, 2 chairs,1 bedside table,wardrobe, fan
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Between Sat 1st July 2017 to Sat 2nd September 2017 we ONLY offer La Tannerie Farmhouse with EXCLUSIVE / SOLE use of the house, heated swimming pool and all facilities on a weekly rental. NO other accommodation is available between these dates. The swimming pool is heated May to September subject to weather conditions Bedding, bath towels and a hair dryer are provided in both properties. Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Outside: Within the Farmhouse walls there is an attractive terrace area with table and chairs, excellent for relaxing and having your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The heated swimming pool is 4m x 7m (heated May to September, subject to weather conditions) and is for the use of staying guests (exclusively during July and August when taking the Farmhouse on an all exclusive basis). Sun loungers are around the pool for your comfort. A barbeque is also provided. All outside areas are maintained to a high standard and both pool and garden will be maintained by the owners during your stay. Bikes are available for your use. We also have gated car parking. La Petite Tannerie first floor gite, has its own terrace area with barbeque and private access. When staying at La Petite Tannerie you also have access to the heated swimming pool and sun loungers within the Farmhouse