House in Puy D'Ardanne, Nr. Loudun, Vienne - Private Pool
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About Property Manager
About the owners: Wendy and Jeremy Mathers, reside in Cape Town, South Africa and enjoy travelling often - especially to France.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2016
Why Property Manager chose Chalais
Having spent many years exploring France by canal boat, we decided to make a more permanent base. When we found Volet Lavande, we fell in love with the property at once. The beautiful house in its enclosed private garden, the relaxed village lifestyle, the convenient proximity to airports and range of activities on offer are fantastic for our visiting friends and family.
What makes this House unique
The house is typically French, it was once a farm and at some stage a school. The garden is fully enclosed with a swing set and private swimming pool - safe enough for younger children but still big enough for older ones. The rooms are very large and in keeping with French style. It's a comfortable house but with the convenience of modern appliances. We hope that you feel very much at home at Volet Lavande. The house is situated close to the town of Loudun for amenities but it is also very central for sightseeing and activities in the region.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Outside only. Please dispose of butts responsibly
By prior arrangement only. Pet fee £20/pet/week
A baby cot is available on request
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We absolutely love this house, it's a great size, with a very large garden, which was great for our dogs, and plenty of dog walks within 2 mins. It's got room to park the car under cover of the barn, which was a god send in the baking temperatures. A lovely quiet location, but very close to major routes. The house itself is very well equipped with everything you could possibly want. We most certainly will be back next year.
Lovely quiet relaxing place. Plenty of space outside and in. Pool was great for the kids.
This place lived up to what we expected. The house was well equipped and so pretty. Rooms were big and the garden area was beautiful, the surrounding nature was great to watch. A very relaxing place and lots of great areas to visit. Easy to book from start to finish. Would definitely recommend this place.
Beautiful, rural holiday home
Just returned from a very enjoyable week at Volet Lavande. The house is very beautifully furnished and well equipped. inside and out. Lovely lounge and bedrooms very comfortable (nice fresh bedding).
The best bit was the outside seating area, most evenings spent here playing Trivial Pursuit (from the games cupboard).
Outside games room also a hit with children, as was the pool.
The house is located quite close to numerous lovely villages / towns, Chinon & Saumer we particularly enjoyed.
We can also highly recommend the restaurant at the end of Mill Lane, Maison De Pays (on the Main Road).
Would we go back, definitly.
Beautiful, relaxing holiday
Beautiful house with excellent facilities.
We had a lovely family holiday in this delightful house.
The pool was a wonderful relief in the 40 degrees heatwave!
We had a great days out in local towns which had interesting history as well a good restaurants.
Debbie, the house manager was extremely helpful over the course of the week.
I would definitely recommend this house for a family stay.
Amazing property in idyllic setting
Just back from Volet Lavande and really loved our stay. The property is firstly beautiful and secondly it's well kitted out and comfortable. Everything in the house is intuitive to use, which is sometimes not the case with rentals.
The garden with outdoor seating area, games room, pool, BBQ were great, kids loved them.
The house is set in a rural area, but super handy for a large supermarket and the nearest town isn't far either.
Great place to explore the Loire Valley and it's multitude of amazing villages and chateaux.
We were looked after really well by the housekeeper after we experienced a couple of mishaps in our trip.
Thoroughly recommend this property.
Very Comfortable House in Great Location
We enjoyed a wonderful week in Les Volets Lavandes. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. The children really enjoyed the pool. The location is excellent for those wishing to visit the Chateaux west of Tours. If we returned to the area, we would certainly stay in this house again and have no hesitation in recommending it.
Special interest holidays:
Walking - Several detailed walks (maps available from tourist information or the collection in the
house) in and around the area which vary from 8km - 37km
Fishing - there is a lake at Monts sur Guenses, about 20 mins away which also has a picnic area and
childrens playarea too!
Chateaus - Fontenvraud, Saumur, Oiron, De Ternay, Chinon, Villandry to name but a few.
Golf - 18 hole golf course, 6 hole beginners pitch and putt, driving range and 2 putting greens - 15 mins away.
Kayaking/Canoeing - In Thouars (half an hour away), Chinon (half an hour) or Saumur.
2 hours to La Rochelle.
25 minutes to Moncontour - man made lake with swimming, canoeing, pedalos, teleskiing and
Poitiers and Tours Airport, 1 hour - Ryanair - Stansted/Birmingham.
Nantes Airport, 2 hours - Ryanair - East Midlands and Stansted.
Limoges Airport, 2 hours - Easyjet - Bristol, Ryanair - East Midlands and Stansted.
La Rochelle Airport, 2 hours 15 mins - Easyjet - Bristol and Ryanair - Stansted.
Bordeaux Airport, 3 hours - Easyjet - Luton. Using A28 - autoroute nearly all the way.
Caen Ferry Port, 4 1/2 hours.
St Malo Ferry Port- 5 hours.
Calais - 6 hours.
Caen - 4 hours.
Just 1km away is Angliers with its bakery, general store (including post office) and small cafe.
The nearest supermarket is at Loudun just 6.5km and has 3 supermarkets (one open Sunday
mornings), restaurants, bars, shops, a weekly market, banks, pharmacies, cinema, indoor and
outdoor pool and a park.
Saumur with is just 40km north with its chateau and troglodyte villages to name but a few.
La Rochelle and the nearest beach is 180km.
Troglodyte Village (Saumur) (30km), Chateau Oiron an unusual chateau with contemporary art
(15km), Abbaye de Fontevraud, Puy du fou (Le Grand Parc) (60km), man made lake at Moncontour
(20km) swimming and wakeboarding. Futuroscope theme park is 40 mins drive on the N10 towards
Poitiers. For the young there is the Valle de Singe (monkey sanctuary) and Zoo de Doue 30km away.
Great park at Richelieu (free!) and adventures in the trees at St Benoit La Foret Aventure.