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Speaks english, french

Beautiful 5 bed 3 bath Farmhouse, Longere Style, sleeps 12, Private Heated Pool

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Oulmes holiday farmhouse

Farmhouse Gite in Oulmes, Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Large Inground Heated Pool. Animals accepted. Stroll to Boulangerie, Restaurant, Bars.


Welcome to our traditional Farmhouse Holiday Home located in the sunny South Vendee. We can accommodate up to 12 guests plus babies in our large 5 bedroom property.

We can also accommodate larger groups of up to 26 people by adding on additional gites at the same location. The cost is £200 per additional bedroom per week, with between 1 and 5 extra bedrooms available. Please ask us for further details.

All facilities are completely and exclusively for use by your party only. No sharing !!

Convenient edge of village location, a short stroll to the Boulangerie for fresh bread, croissants and pastries, complete with a small selection of groceries, drinks, chilled and frozen foods. There is a restaurant with a bar in the village with a great value lunchtime menu, standard evening menu and pizza to enjoy in the restaurant or to take away (during the week day evenings). There is also another bar/tabac. There is also a post office, a hairdresser, a garage, a large park area, and a church within the village.

In a beautiful location, close to the Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte), Mervent Forest, Adventure Parks, Zoo's, Historical Buildings. Beaches of the south Vendee and the Charente Maritime, La Rochelle, Ile de Re all around 1 hour drive. Puy du Fou theme Park and Futuroscope Theme Park a 1 hour drive.

Smaller parties of 6 and under can benefit from a 30% reduction off the original weekly rental price.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About The Owner

We have lived here since 2005. After years of hard work renovating our property we have settled in well and we all really love our life in the Vendee.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why The Owner chose Vendee

The Vendee is reknowned for its sunny mild climate. Our location is perfect being very close to the Marais Poitevin (or Venise Verte, a network of canals reclaimed from the sea) and Mervent Forest both lovely for walks, cycle rides, & boat trips. Nearby historical buildings, Chateaux, Abbeys and plenty of villages of character. The coast, beaches & islands of both the south Vendee & the Charente Maritime and beautiful La Rochelle are 1 hour drive. We love the edge of village location enabling us to walk to local amenities including a Post Office, Hairdresser, Boulangerie for freshly baked bread, pastries and crossants. A bar with outside seating selling newspaper and cigarettes. A restaurant with another bar complete with Pizzeria (eat in or take away) & a lovely terrace outside.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We loved our property on first sight. We saw huge potential in lots of old buildings & outdoor space ripe for improvement & conversion. Over time we have converted the large barn into our home, and the other outbuildings into additional accommodation. We have added an ensuite bedroom to the Farmhouse, and with other improvements now offer a spacious 5 bedroom family Gite. We have installed a large inground heated swimming pool, and along with large shady gardens, a children's play area, an undercover games area (Boules, table tennis, darts) with bar & seating this completes our setup. We are now continuing to work our home, the adjacent barn.

We are now in a position to offer private unshared facilities for parties of 12 in the 5 bedroom Farmhouse Gite with additional accommodation for up to 28 people available at a supplement.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks again for your wonderful hospitality and the great accommodation. We had a fantastic time and would recommend you to anyone both in terms of facilities and hospitality but also location with reasonable drives to the coast and to both Puy du Fou and to Futuroscope, all of which we thought were fantastic. (The Wiles family).

Thanks for a lovely stay we really enjoyed ourselves. The accommodation was great. I think you have a really great set up there and look forward to returning in the future. (The Riding family).

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. The location and facilities were perfect and we all had a great time. The kids are already planning a return visit. Thanks again and we wish you and your family all our best wishes.

Michelle, Tommy and kids.
Feb 2014
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Beautiful 5 bed 3 bath Farmhouse, Longere Style, sleeps 12, Private Heated Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic family holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time in this wonderful house. The booking process was easy and Hazel was very easy to contact and prompt to reply to any emails that I sent. The house itself is lovely and in a fantastic location, the pool was perfect and with it being heated the children loved it. It was safe with child proof gates. The inside of the house was perfect with lots of space and the children loved the playroom and the well stocked DVD shelf was great for them to chill out with!

The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. Only downside was that they were very hot at night time, I think we were there for a particularly hot period.

Hazel and David were on hand if we needed anything and the information pack that they left covered everything we needed. Overall a brilliant place to stay and we would not hesitate to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Your comments are greatly appreciated. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the property and the facilities provided. Hazel and David
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Lovely Property, Beautiful Setting.

  • 4 of 5

This property is ideal for large groups of families or friends - particularly those with children to entertain. There are enough different outside areas for people to have space from each other, alongside a lovely pool and outdoor (covered) lounge and games room, which the owners have put a lot of thought into. It was also very helpful to have Sky TV, a wide selection of books, DVDs and board games which, as a large family with children, we massively appreciated. We also loved the outside gazebo dining area, which can seat 12 or more adults, with children and there are two Barbecues for outside cooking. There is also an inside dining area, downstairs bedroom and showering facilities that are wheelchair accessible. Overall, therefore, the house was exactly what we were looking for. Just a couple of aspects we were less happy with e.g. a shower screen that fell off and the expectation that we, as guests would be providing a deep-clean of the property as well as vacating by 9.30a.m. As we had infants and a young baby with us, there was enough to do on the day of departure so we went for the alternative option of giving the owners another 100 Euros to get a local cleaner in. As this isn't a cheap property to rent, we felt this to be a bit unreasonable however, it didn't spoil the overall enjoyment of the holiday and We definitely enjoyed our week away here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Plenty to see and do

  • 4 of 5

Good location with access to a lot of interesting places in a beautiful part of France. Plenty of advice and support from the owners on where to go. Excellent outdoor facilities although the pool a bit cold if the sun doesn't shine! Perfect for a large party with children - lots to keep them occupied day and night, indoors and out.

Internally the downstairs shower room needs updating and the en-suite in the master bedroom really could do with a door instead of a curtain!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul and Party Many thanks for your comments. We are sorry that the weather was disappointing for your stay. We appreciate your views on the shower room and the upstairs ensuite and will take these comments onboard. We would just like to thank you once again for leaving the house in such an immaculate conditions (as requested in our T&C's). We would love to have you as guests again.
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained property supported by the owners in residence. Great facilities: swimming pool, games area, play area and outside eating areas. All this is set in a wonderful part of France with great walking and great eating experiences. Fabulous for a large family gathering. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we wished for

  • 4 of 5

We loved the whole property. The house was large, a little rustic but just as you would expect a period farmhouse. The pool was a good size and inviting, there was plenty of room in the grounds for the children to play freely with the open barn a bonus. The British owners are in the adjacent property close enough to seek their advice/help/assistance but they made themselves scarce enough to ensure we had the most peaceful time possible. Both made us feel so welcome and there were a number of careful touches such as beers in the fridge, DVD's, games and baby toys that demonstrated their desire for us to enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday, great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Farmhouse, everything was perfect for our needs, two families with young children and grandparents. The kids really loved the space to run around in and the pool and open barn area were great. Really close to lots of interesting places, Puy du Fou is a must. Many thanks to Hazel & David who were on hand to give great advice. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Blue Green Niort-Romagne
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
63 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange for a local yoga teacher to come in for lessons. Any level of yoga can be catered for. Advance notice is required for this service.


Lakeside beach with life guard, waterslide, bar with snacks, play area, toilets, picnic tables, diving pontoon in the lake & separate shallow area suitable for younger children. At Xanton Chassenon approx. 15 minute drive.

Vendeen and Charente Maritime coastlines, beaches, islands, La Rochelle, Ile de Re, all within 1 hour drive.

Marais Poitevin or Venise Verte, network of canals reclaimed from the sea, with large & small port areas 5-20 minute drive, restaurants, bars, boat & bike hire.


La Rochelle airport - 50 minute drive

Poitiers airport - 1 hour drive

Nantes airport - 1hr 10min drive

Bordeaux airport - 2h 20min drive

Train station at Niort with TGV route to Paris 20min drive

St Malo Ferry port - approx. 3 hr drive

Caen Ferry port - approx 4 hr drive

Calais Ferry port approx. 6-7hour drive

Use of Car/Car hire is recommended


Oulmes village - 5 minute walk (local shops and facilities)

Nieul sur l'Autise - 5 minute drive (local shops, chemist, doctors office, historical Abbey, large park with walks alongside the L'Autise river).

Benet village - 10 minute drive (Local shops, Intermarche supermarket and small Monday morning market, chemists and doctors office).

Fontenay-le-Comte - 15 minute drive (larger shops & boutiques, large Saturday morning market indoors and outdoors. Variety of restaurants & bars.

Further Details:

There are many local markets in the neighbouring villages. There is fishing available in the canals of the Marais Poitevin or at the lake in Mervent.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Oulmes, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$0
Refundable Damage Deposit A$482

Booking Notes:
Please email to request a booking form or make a general enquiry. A booking will be held provisionally for 7 days pending payment of the reservation deposit and return of the booking form and terms and conditions duly completed. The reservation deposit is non-refundable and equals 25% of the rental price as detailed on the booking form. The balance of payment is due 60 days before arrival. A security deposit is also payable 60 days before arrival for £300, this can be paid by separate cheque.

Changeover Day:
July and August changeover day is Saturday.
Other months flexible changeover days may be available.
Arrivals:- Property available between 430pm-8pm, other arrangements for key pick may be made by request in advance.
Departure is to be made before 930am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for weekly rental for up to a maximum of 12 guests
Prices include bedding, bed linen, bath towels, free unlimited WIFI access
Property must be vacated, cleaned and left as found by 930am on departure date, end of stay cleaning is an optional extra.

Please contact us for details of:
Short break prices
Long stay prices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Oulmes, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet , ground floor toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure , shower unit and washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - bath with shower , bath (no shower) , bidet , Bath with hand held shower unit, washbasin and bidet.
    Toilet 1 - toilet , first floor toilet
  • 1st floor ensuite bathroom to Bed 1 with bath with shower over, wash basin & wc Separate 1st floor WC 1st floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, bidet and wash basin. Separate Ground floor WC Ground floor shower room with shower and wash basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 in 5 Bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 separate WC's By request we have a single folding bed, and a single futon bed. Please contact us for further details. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Master ensuite with double bed, full ensuite bathroom, toilet, washbasin, bath with shower over. Wooden mothercare cot and changing unit and plastic baby bath. Bedroom 2 - Double bed. Bedroom 3 - Double bed, sofa, plus travel cot. Bedroom 4 - Children's room - 2 single beds & bunk beds, toys, children's table and stools, TV and Films. Bedroom 5 - Ground floor with double bed plus travel cot. All bedrooms furnished with wardrobes, bedside tables & lamps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Please note all facilities, are exclusively for use by your party. There is no need to share the large heated swimming pool, the gardens, summer kitchen area, games, DVD's etc! Outside: Our gardens extend to over 4000 square meters. The grounds are fully enclosed and gated. There are various sets of outside furniture, pool loungers and BBQ provided. The private heated swimming pool is 10m x 5m with walk in Roman end steps, it starts shallow and gradually slopes to a deep end. There is a children's play area in the front courtyard and outside toys are available. Various shady spots around the gardens and in the large open barn provide a welcome relief from hot afternoons. There is a large lawn behind the swimming pool which is suitable for outdoor games such as football, badmington, and croquet. The large open barn is equipped with subtle lighting, complete with sofa's, chairs, and low tables for relaxing with a drink. There is a bar area with bar stools, games include a boules area, table tennis and darts. Utility Room: A utility room situated in the front courtyard contains iron and ironing board, books, DVD's, outdoor games, cleaning equipment and supplies. Spare gas bottles, light bulbs etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Each bed has mattress and pillow protectors, quilts and pillows. Bathroom Towels & Bed Linen are included. Please bring your own pool towels. Electricity and gas included 6 hours heating is included per day Oct-Apr. Cleaning is an optional extra. Other: There is a large dining room with seating for 12.