This gîte is spacious and comfortable and sleeps up to 4, in two bedrooms. The layout, whilst typically French, is practical as all rooms are on the ground floor, with only one step between each area.
As you drive in through the main gate Le Petit Bouleau is directly ahead. The front door leads into the comfortable lounge/dining room. This room is equipped with a sofa and two chairs, Freeview TV with DVD player, dining table and chairs and occasional tables. From the lounge, there is a fully equipped kitchen, with a breakfast bar, which leads out onto the private terrace. Here you will find a stone B-B-Q, wooden patio furniture and a large parasol.
The kitchen really is the “hub” of this cottage as all rooms lead-off from it. Having walked from the lounge/diner into the kitchen, the first room on the left is a utility room, which then leads to the shower/WC room.
At the front of the cottage, immediately on the right, is the twin bedroom. This has two single beds, a wardrobe, a chest-of-drawers and a sofa. Next on the right, at the rear, is the main bedroom, with a double bed, a wardrobe, a chest-of-drawers and bedside tables. The window looks out over our beautiful gardens, and like all the windows is fitted with a fly-screen.
Dining table and 4 chairs
Widescreen TV with Freesat
2 seater sofa
Electric oven with gas hob
Breakfast bar and stools
Pots, crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils
Kettle, Coffee maker, Toaster
15 m2 / m
Chest of drawers
Bedside tables, lamps
9 m2 / m
Single beds x 2
Chest of drawers
Bedside table, lamp
11 m2 / m
May, Jun and Sep – €560
Jul and Aug – €770
Security Charge – €100 per week (Refundable)
Cleaning Charge – €35
Bed linen, bath mats, and tea towels are provided but not hand or bath towels
Free off-road parking
No Tourist Tax
No surcharges for electricity, gas or water
No hidden extra costs
Changeover days in June, July, and August are on Saturdays. At other times they are flexible but you will need to contact us to make arrangements.
Floor Plan of our French country cottage
A short walk (50 m) takes you to our heated swimming pool, where you will find a large sun terrace with plenty of loungers and seating. Although set to the north of the main buildings, it is far enough away that it catches the sun throughout the day.
Security and safety are paramount, so the area is fenced with padlocked gates, and we don’t allow unaccompanied minors in the pool area at any time. There is an alarm that will activate if the pool is entered without the deactivation code being set. The pool is ideal for children as the bottom slopes gently from just under 1 m at the shallow end to just under 2 m at the deep end. We keep the temperature at a very pleasant 28/29 degrees.
If you are looking for a comfortable French country cottage then Le Petit Bouleau is for you, it’s ideal for families or couples. Set in tranquil surroundings with good road links to beaches, local villages and large towns, it provides a great base from which to explore the Vendée. We are available on site to answer your questions and can offer advice on many of the local attractions. For more information on places to visit, along with things to see and do in our area and further afield, visit Vendée Tourism.