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Kingfisher Cottage is a detached gite set in a rural farming hamlet. Originally a granary, it has been fully renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for a couple or small families. Inside, the fully-tiled open-plan ground floor has a beamed ceiling, exposed stone work and a feature fireplace. A comfortable sofa and two armchairs, together with lamps and rugs ensure the sitting area is a comfortable and relaxing place. Ideal for watching a video on the TV or reading a book from the selection provided after spending the day at the beautiful Lac de Rochereau or visiting the many historic villages and chateaux nearby. The fully-fitted corner kitchen provides ample room for preparing meals, with a fridge-freezer, cooker, microwave, toaster, etc. A large range of cooking equipment is provided along with enough crockery and cutlery for serving up to six people. The large dining table has 2 carvery chairs and 2 dining chairs. There is a washing machine, as well as a clothes dryer, iron and small ironing board. In addition, there is a small double sofa-bed provided, which is suitable for small children only.

A wooden staircase leads to the 1st floor accommodation, the landing, leads to the large double bedroom, which has a wooden floor, high vaulted ceiling and original oak beams. The two windows have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The bedroom is well furnished with a pine double bed, bedside tables and lamps, a large rug and cream-painted wardrobe, chest of drawers, long dressing mirror etc. The shower room has a tiled floor with shower, toilet and hand-basin and plenty of storage for your belongings.

Our orchard, just across the lane, provides parking and space for guests at Kingfisher Cottage and is equipped with Patio table and chairs together with sun-umbrellas, loungers and BBQ It is great for picnics, games or just relaxing in the sunshine.

All fuel, electricity and water is included in rent. Bed linen is provided (with beds made up prior to your arrival).

The surrounding Area
Kingfisher Cottage is set in a rural farming hamlet where the Vendee, Deux Sevres and the Charente all meet. It is a quiet and safe area, ideal for a relaxing and interesting holiday. Just a couple of minutes walk through the hamlet is a beautiful chateau, still owned and lived in by the descendents of the original family. Past the chateau there are open fields, woods and streams, making the area perfect for walking. The nearest boulongerie is in Bazoges-en-Pareds which is 2 kms away, an historical and interesting village with a Donjon (medieval tower), and garden, all open to the public. There is also a bar and exceptional restaurant. A car is essential to be able to enjoy all this interesting and historical area has to offer. Within 15 mins drive is the leisure lake, Lac de Rochereau for boating, picnics, fishing, walks and swimming in summer. Less than 15 minutes drive from the cottage, is a fabulous open-air heated swimming pool. Fully supervised,it has a water chute, toddlers pool, shady pergolas, andlarge grassy areas for picnics. It is open from 28th June until 31st August. Prices are 3 euros for adults and 1.5 euros for children. (Please see images 8 & 9). There is another outdoor pool open to the public in nearby Mouilleron-en-Pareds, which also has several bistros, bank, boulongerie, bars etc. More details in our Welcome Manual at Kingfisher Cottage.

Exploring the Vendee
This area offers something for everyone. From ancient and historical villages and chateaux to leisure lakes for swimming, boating and fishing. Visit the Mervent Forest with its beautiful lake. Ideal for walking and boating. Within the forest is a theme park and zoo or spend a day at the award winning village of Vouvant. Golf and horseriding are within easy reach, as is the magnificent Atlantic coast. Take a BBQ and have dinner on the beach while watching the sunset from one of the most westerly points in Europe. La Rochelle, a busy and vibrant fishing port, with is many restaurants serving food from all over the world, is not to be missed. Take a boat trip to the Ile de Re or Fort Bouyard. Further details can be found in the manual at the cottage.


Comfortable and well equipped gite, ideal for a couple or small families.


Property type: Gite

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Ground floor, 1 cot
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Clothes drier
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.04.2015

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  • From £234.08 per week
  • From £307.23 per week
  • From £365.75 per week
  • From £365.75 per week
  • From £307.23 per week
  • From £234.08 per week
Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
26th April 2015 to 17th October 2015 5
5th April 2016 to 17th October 2016 5
5th April 2017 to 17th October 2017 5

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 10%


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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 65km
  • Nearest bar: 3.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3km
  • Nearest supermarket: 4km
  • Nantes Airport: 95km
  • Puy du Fou: 35km
  • Marais Poitevin: 25km
  • Atlantic Beaches: 60km
  • Vouvant: 15km


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5 out of 5 people recommend staying here
Stayed Thursday 07 August 2014 with Family
We had to book last minute as our camping trip had to be cancelled due to our larger car breaking down and this gite was the only one we could find that let us book mid week to mid week and were great at corresponding via e mail leading up to our stay. The place was amazing value for money and in a peaceful village location with loads to see and do within a short drive. The hosts are very welcoming and as they are only next door were great to ask for local advice etc. The children stayed on pop up beds down stairs which was fine as most of the time was spent exploring the region and we would only be back to sleep. The main bedroom upstairs is very charming and the kitchen area has everything you could want. The region is packed with things to do from historical sites to swimming lakes, coastal beaches and woodland walks. We would definitely recommend a stay here. Thanks Nick and Mandy for a lovely stay.
Stayed Thursday 09 August 2012
We had a fantastic time at the gite, very peaceful location, comfy bed and Nick and Amanda couldnt have been more helpful or friendly. We think maybe a t.v would have been nice instead of just a video but other than that we would recommend it entirely. Some great places to visit especially the Mervent forest and Vouvant, also great for cycling.
Stayed Saturday 07 August 2010
Loved this place and surrounding area, and will return in the future. Easy holiday, friendly owners, loads to do, Gite was comfortable...great holiday!
Stayed Saturday 07 August 2010
Loved this place and surrounding area, and will return in the future. Easy holiday, friendly owners, loads to do, Gite was comfortable...great holiday!
Amanda and Nick were very welcoming, we had a couple of problems whilst away, the sleeping arrangements were not suitable for our 18 month old daughter so Nick and Amanda bought a travel cot for us to use. Our rental cars air con broke down, Nick located the nearest garage for use though the internet which saved us a lot of trouble. Thanks Nick and Amanda!


About the owner
Amanda and I are very lucky to be retired, along with Sadie the cocker spaniel, and able to live in the gloriousVendee during the summer months. We live in Sunflower Cottage, just across the drive from Kingfisher Cottage and are always on hand to give help or advice if required.
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