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LE THOU as chosen by BBC - Escape to the continent

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Le Thou - welcomes you, friends and family - sleeps 8/10 plus cots - Ideal for couples or families
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6 reviews
Le Thou - welcomes you, friends and family - sleeps 8/10 plus cots - Ideal for couples or families
Time to relax and enjoy your holiday
Alfresco Dining and pool fun, in glorious, spacious grounds
Pool and views, fruit trees and garden
Moules - local Vendeen speciality - Dining Out
Bedknobs Kingsize Bedroom with shower ensuite facilities
Armoire Kingsize Bedroom, with Bath ensuite facilities, armoire (cot, if required)
Farmhouse Dining - Large kitchen and dining area - just perfect
Large kitchen, dining room, cosy sofa - great room for all
Hallway - spacious, yet cosy
Bon appetite XX
Local goods
Coulon Fete
Fontenay Le Comte - Fete & Market Day
Huddle around the fire pit on those cooler evenings
Sunset at Le Thou
Views from Le Thou - Sunflowers
10% DISCOUNT ON EARLY BOOKINGS FOR 2015 - BOOK NOW
Truly relaxing holiday, Testimonial/Thank you card
Chosen for filming by BBC October 2014
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Overview
Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Vendee, Pays de la Loire
South of Nantes and East of La Rochelle, Le Thou is located just outside the town of St Hilaire Des Loges. The Market towns of Fontenay-Le-Comte and Coulonges Sur L'Autize are within easy reach. Many beautiful beaches of La Vendee and Charentes Maritime are less than an hour away, as is the charming seaside town and harbour of La Rochelle, and Island of Ile De Re. Within a five minutes drive is Xanton-Chassenon, a sandy beach with supervised bathing, waterslides and a childrens play area, picnic area, pedaloes and canoes, alongside the freshwater lake.

Puy Du Fou and Futuroscope are apx 1 hours drive. Marais Poitevin, with its Venise Vert Waterway, Mervent Forest, pretty wateride town on Coulon and Vouvant are nearby. Le Thou is new to the rental market and can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. Open plan well equipped farmho...
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About the Owner, Karen J
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 42 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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emmabills
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just got back from staying at Le Thou for a week. There were 4 adults and 1 child(3). We have had a fantastic time! The cottage is beautiful and as as soon as we walked through the door it felt like home. The cottage has everything you need for your stay including a dolls house, books and games...

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Debra M
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our party of 5 adults and 2 teenagers had a very enjoyable 14 night stay in July/August 2016. The house was spacious and very comfortable with plenty of room for everyone and the garden area was fantastic. We made great use of the ping pong table and the outdoor patio and kitchen was perfect for barbecues on the warm summer...

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Management response:

Dear Debra, Such a lovely review, Thank you so much - we really do appreciate it and are pleased you had a relaxing holiday. Kind regards Jerry & Karen x

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Pencader, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Layout of upstairs, is ideal for two families sharing Wifi new for 2014

Entrance into the hallway, with a fireplace and woodburner, with staircase to first floor. The principle living room boasts a traditional feature fireplace, Sofas, 50' TV/DVD player and DVDs. A perfect place to relax.
ENGLISH FREE SAT AVAILABLE

The rear lounge/games room has a table tennis table (indoor/outdoor) football table. Bicycles. We provide a good selection of children's toys, dolls house, books, beach Inflatables and more.

Beautiful open plan French farmhouse kitchen/ breakfast bar dining area. Range style cooker/double oven, hob, grill. American fridge freezer with water/ice, 9kg washing m/c microwave, toaster, fully equipped. D/washer. Highchair. Ipod docking station. Toys

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House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    6 Twins
    1 Sofa
    2 Kings
    1 Crib
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
£490
1 Apr 2018 -
25 May 2018
Early Season
7 nights
£800
26 May 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
Early Summer
7 nights
£1,200
7 Jul 2018 -
20 Jul 2018
High Summer
7 nights
£1,600
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rental includes bed linen and house towels, often charged as 'extras'.
Le Thou is an ideal layout for two families sharing - large sofa bed, downstairs. Travel cot available.
We can be flexible with changeover dates so its not just Saturday to Saturday, and with arrival times where possible.
If you have a special request please e mail us on jerryjohnsonwright@uwclub.net
Visit www. lethouvendee.com
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About the neighbourhood
Also for the children, Futuroscope theme park at Poitiers is 1 hours drive, and just minutes away is the Pierre-Brune park with mini karting, slides and rides. We highly recommend Puy Du Fou. A theme park with gladiator arena and medieval re-inactments.

For a change of pace, the Marais Poitevin, with its Venise Vert waterways, are just 20 minutes away.

For the adults, the local vineyards offer tastings, and the famous Cognac houses are within easy reach.
Gliss waterpark opened 2017.
Getting around
Car recommended.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The nearest airport is Nantes, served by EASYJET, and La Rochelle, served by RYANAIR (Seasonal)
Air Links www.ba.com / www.flybe.com

By Ferry
Le Thou is well located for all the major ferry ports, we usually use St Malo or Caen
(Discount of up to 10% available on cross channel bookings with Brittany Ferries, through Home Owners scheme)

By Eurostar/Le Shuttle
Eurostar services operate to Poitiers (5h 10m) or La Rochelle (7h 10m). For further details and times, visit EUROSTAR

Car Hire
Car rental is available in Fontenay-le-Comte, Poitiers and la Rochelle

Cindy from www.holiday1.net can assist with booking ferries on your behalf and is an agent.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby.
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