La Maison en Pierre Holiday Home
The house is a traditional stone built farmhouse situated on the edge of the unspoilt village of St. Juire Champgillon in the Vendée region of France. Originally only the ground floor of the house was inhabited, with the first floor being used as a corn store (grenier). The house has been completely renovated and offers high quality and spacious accommodation for holidaymakers.
The adjoining land has been transformed into an extensive 2 acre, well-kept garden and includes a heated 10 x 5 metre pool and children’s play area. The impressive Vendéen barn that originally housed the cattle is being sympathetically converted into our home over the next few years
La Maison en Pierre can accommodate up to 10 people (plus 2 babies) so is ideal for family groups or two families holidaying together. It boasts many original features, including exposed stone walls and large exposed beams in each of the 5 large bedrooms, 4 of which have an en suite shower or bathroom.
You enter the property through the enclosed front garden into the impressive hallway, where you will find lots of tourist information about the best places to visit in the area.
The living room is off the hallway to the right. This has been tastefully renovated, with all of the ceiling beams now exposed and some of the original stonework on show. There is enough seating for 10 guests on the comfortable leather sofas and here is where you will find the TV, complete with UK Satellite Free to air channels and DVD/Video player. There is also a large dining table in the living room that can seat up to 10 guests. The house is fully insulated and centrally heated throughout and there is a large wood-burning stove in the living/dining room, so would be perfect for out of season holidays and would be ideal for Christmas / New Year celebrations.
To the left of the hallway there is a ground floor double bedroom which would be suitable for guests with limited mobility (no wheelchair access due to narrow doorway), as a shower room and WC are also situated nearby to cater for this room. There are photos of this room on our Bedroom's page.
A computer with broadband Internet access is available to use during your stay in the rear hallway and Wi-Fi is available in the house.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences, such as dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer and a range cooker with conventional & fan assisted ovens set into the original fire surround. There is plenty of cutlery and crockery for up to 10 guests and there is also a range of plastic utensils for children. Along the corridor from the kitchen you will find the downstairs shower and toilet, along with a utility room containing washing machine and cleaning equipment.
Two high chairs are provided for younger children and stair gates are available if required.
Christmas and New Year Celebrations at La Maison en Pierre
La Maison en Pierre is a great location for a family Christmas holiday or for a group of friends wishing to see in the New Year. There is a log fire in the living room and the house is decorated with a tree and lots of fairy lights - setting a great atmosphere!
Included in the price of your holiday is the bed linen, hand, bath and tea towels - but please bring your own pool and beach towels.
A central heating supplement is applicable for the cooler months. This is 80 Euros per week and is payable upon arrival.