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Beautiful Farmhouse, private heated pool, exclusive use July/Aug, South Vendee - La Petite Tannerie First Floor Gite

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



La Petite Tannerie First Floor Gite

The property was originally a Scierie (saw mill) which has now been converted into a modern first floor apartment / gite retaining many original features including a 200 year old oak “A” frame beam along with oak window lintels and exposed stone walls. The kitchen is modern equipped with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge/freezer and micro-wave.There is a dining table for 4 people and a utility area with a washing machine and storage area is located on the ground floor. The lounge has two, two-seater settees, wide-screen TV with English freeview and DVD player. Free WIFI throughout the apartment. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with twin beds, bedside tables, spacesaver wardrobe. shower room includes toilet, wash basin with mirror and shower. The apartment comes with its own terrace area with bbq, table and chairs, perfect for relaxing in the sun. You can also benefit from the heated swimming pool just across from the apartment. Secure parking.

About the property


La Tannerie is a 200 year old farmhouse which has been renovated to a high standard. We are located in the centre of the village of Vix and within a 2 minute walk of an excellent bakers, award winning butchers, convenience shop, take-away and eat in pizza restaurant serving salads, pizza, sandwiches, 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 private 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. There are sunbeds for you to relax in and a outside dining table with large umbrella. We sleep up to 6 people, 3 bedrooms (1x kingsize bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds in each), all with en-suite shower rooms and have English and French televisions in each. WIFI is free throughout the property. There is a large kitchen/dining/breakfast room along with a reading 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 and are just 40 minutes away from the beautiful town and harbour of La Rochelle and the stunning Ile de Re with sandy beaches and quant villages. If you enjoy cycling then we are have bikes available for you to use to explore the local area, cycling along the canals to the next villages.

We are 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.

More Details

Emma and David Barton
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Emma and David Barton


Emma and David Barton purchased this apartment 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 with wine tasting available.

What makes this apartment 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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Exclusive Farmhouse and Apartment Rental = a 25% non refundable deposit is required per week booked to secure your holiday. Remaining balance in full is required 8 weeks before your holiday, including a £200 Farmhouse or £100 Apartment security bond that will be fully refundable if no damage is caused to the property and that it is left in a clean and tidy condition. We accept payments by bank transfer.
B&B = 20% non refundable deposit is required to secure your stay with balance upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our change over day for the Farmhouse and Apartment.

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


Accommodation and facilities for La Petite Tannerie First Floor Gite in Vix, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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 on accommodation: Between Saturday 1st July 2017 to Saturday 2nd September 2017 we ONLY offer La Tannerie Farmhouse with EXCLUSIVE 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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

La Petite Tannerie First Floor Gite
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Brilliant holiday, great apartment, perfect hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, spotlessly clean and well supplied with many extras. Lovely patio area for sitting outside.Garden and pool were immaculate.

Emma and David were the perfect hosts -generous, friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The meals we had with them were amazing - Emma is an excellent cook.

They were very helpful with suggestions of places to visit - we particularly enjoyed the Ile de Re.

We cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank you Emma and David - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of our property, it was lovely meeting you both, we thoroughly enjoyed you holidaying with us, anytime you are passing through you you would be most welcome, best wishes to you
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Beyond our expectations - 5 Star

  • 5 of 5

Emma and David met us on arrival and made our stay really welcoming We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal from their own kitchen ( well worth booking ) The Petite Tannerie was both comfortable and well equipped. The small town of Vix is ideal for visiting both La Rochelle, the coastal towns and the vendee inland waterways

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and review Ronnie, it was a pleasure meeting both yourself and Yvonne and are delighted you enjoyed dinner, if you are visiting our area again you would be most welcome, best wishes to you both Emma and David
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many apartments and gites in France and

this was the very best. Emma and David are very welcoming hosts. Dinner on the night of our arrival was fantastic plus Emma is a great cook ( no searching for a restaurant )

The accommodation and swimming pool are first class and

watching English T.V (Queens Tennis and Royal Ascot) on the rainy days was an extra bonus

We certainly recommend La Tannerie and will certainly stay

there again on our next visit to the Vendee.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freda and Geoff for taking the time to send a review, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and enjoying an evening in your company, you would be most welcome back anytime, thank you and we hope to see you both again, Best wishes to you both, Emma
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Great relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

WE have not been to this particular area before, but been quite close. Emma and David were very welcoming and friendly. They showed us round the gite and swimming pool area. They informed us of what was available in the village. The gite is a two bedroomed flat that is very clean and well maintained.

They are a very friendly couple who frequently put a meal on in their own house and invited us around. They have family who live close by and we were invited to have a meal with them as well.

They recommended a restaurant in Fontany Le Comte, which was excellent, my husband had a steak and it was one of the best he has tasted.

The area is very pretty and unfortunately we could not get around as much as we would have liked, because my husband had sprained his ankle before we went. Emma and her mum both helped out with ankle supports etc. They could not have been more helpful. Especially to two relative strangers.

I would recommend this gite to family and friends, it was a very relaxing holiday. We hope to go back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much David and Ann for taking the time to write your review we really enjoyed you staying with us and you would be welcome anytime. We hope David's ankle is now better and despite all are delighted you had a good holiday, best wishes to you both Emma and David
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Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure it was to walk into La Petite Tannerie as a time served carpenter I really appreciated the original exposed Oak Beam, window lintels and exposed stone walls. The apartment was well presented and furnished with everything we required. Emma and David were on site to answer any questions and give advice regarding trips out to the area. We took advantage of the bicycles to cycle round the canals and nature reserve at the end of the village, the topiary garden in Vix is a must for all gardeners. Use of the swimming pool just made our holiday perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed what Vix and La Petite Tannerie has to offer. It was lovely meeting you and you would be most welcome again in the future. Thank you for your review, Emma and David
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Just what the Doctor ordered.....

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful stay we had at La Petite Tannerie located in the small but typical French village of Vix. La Petite Tannerie and its surroundings was a true reflection of the description and website photos. It was fitted with everything that one would require for a holiday including WIFI and English tv making it a comfortable and pleasant stay. The access to the private pool and walled garden was superb and it was also a huge plus to have secure parking in their own car park. La Petite Tannerie is well located for day visits to La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Coulon, Mervent Forest and La Tranche Sur Mer to name but a few and the wine tasting at the local vineyard is a must. Thanks Emma and David for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Steve we are very pleased you found La Petite Tannerie suitable for your holiday and look forward to seeing you in the future, best wishes Emma and David
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
415 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Fontenay le Comte
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary


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

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


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


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)

€24.00 per person, four courses plus half a bottle of wine and coffee

€20.00 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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