Welcome to our web site 3 gite available to rent throughout the year. A perfect base to explore rural France and to enjoy the history, attractions, excellent climate and charm of the Vendee. A recently converted 17th century barn with lots of character. It’s spacious and is fully furnished for six. The barn is located in a hamlet near Sigournais, about 8 km from Chantonnay. It’s a perfect base to cater for all holiday interests or simply to relax. (And it’s Wi-Fi enabled!). You could, for example, spend a day on the beaches of Sable d’Olonne, la Tranche or la Faute or take a boat out in the Marais Poitevin (the green Venice of France). You could go for lunch in la Rochelle and spend the afternoon antique hunting or visiting the sights and attractions. The Lac du Rochereau – only a few minutes from the barn – is probably one of the most beautiful spots you have ever seen – you can swim, have a picnic and admire the views or go fishing for whitefish including carp. Nantes and Poitiers are within easy striking distance by car for superb restaurants and shopping. In the area, there’s horse riding/racing, surfing, water sports, cycling, running, golf (40 minutes from 3 golf courses including the most challenging one in France), walks and even nightclubs for the energetic. Also ballooning, bird watching, forests, canoeing, boating, many places of historic interest, markets, a zoo, villages such as Vouvant (often said to be the most beautiful in France but we think Mouchamps may be even more charming). And of, course there is an abundance of local bars and restaurants to savour the local culture.
The ground floor has a large open plan area comprising a living area and a fully fitted and fully equipped kitchen, a large shower room with WC, wash-basin and heated towel rail. There is also a separate WC room with wash-basin. The living area includes two settees (one of which converts to a double bed), an armchair, and a wood burning fire as well as central heating. It has a TV for playing videos, a DVD player and a mini hi-fi system for radio, audio-cassettes and CDs. This area also includes an armoire for storing coats and clothes. The kitchen and dining area, includes an built in oak table with six stools. The well equipped kitchen area has extensive fitted cupboards, a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave, a large fridge/freezer, an oven, a 4-ring hob and all cutlery, crockery, and other equipment for all day to day needs. There is a fire extinguisher and smoke alarm. There is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a seating area in the bay window. Open tread staircase leading to the mezzanine. On the mezzanine there are twin beds (this was originally the hayloft) - so headroom is low but adequate and quaint. There are large built - in wardrobes with storage area for suitcases. If you have 3 children we can always add another bed. Outside there is a paved patio with built in dining/seating area and views into open fields. A garden shed contains the garden chairs and on the patio there are benches and a BBQ.