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Beautiful period house in 2 acres

Spacious 19th century maison de maître, Vendee

 This beautiful 19th century maison de maître is set in two acres of secluded and private French  countryside.  Perfect for large groups of families and friends to relax  and rejuvenate in the French sunshine by the luxurious 13m long, heated swimming pool. There is also the opportunity to curl up by the fireplace in the evenings, eat at the magnificent yew dining room table, or just kick back and enjoy a delicious barbecue at one of two outside seating areas.

The house has been successfully let for over ten years and is managed by an English couple who will visit and attend to all your needs. Household help such as cooking, babysitting, cleaning can be arranged, if required. The house is very spacious and therefore ideal for several families or a group of friends wishing to share a holiday together. 

Discounts available for 2 week bookings and small parties.

Note of interest; this is the former property of French superstar singer, Jean Luc Lahaye!


This holiday home is fully renovated to a high standard throughout, maintaining all of the modern features you could hope for. The house comprises eight bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a sitting room, dining room and newly-fitted kitchen. Maximum sleeping capacity is twenty-three. When staying in Les Tilleuls there is no need to sacrifice comfort for beauty. Including a recently refurbished modern kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, a TV and, of course, Wi-Fi. There is also a table tennis table along with plenty of board games and toys.

  • Facilities

    WiFi/Internet, Wheelchair access
  • Kitchen

    Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Kitchen table, High chair provided
  • Dining room

    Dining table, seats 12


  • TV
  • DVD

Table Tennis, Table Football and Football and goals, Sandpit, Dolls house, swing set, Numerous Board games and Toys and also a Bluetooth Speaker.


The swimming pool area tends to be the focal point of the holiday for guests, both during the day and in the evening. The 14m x 6.5m heated pool is surrounded by a large patio area with mature palm trees. The pool is floodlit at night and provides an idyllic location for alfresco dining or a late night swim. There is a built-in barbecue on the patio and plenty of seating and tables. The house sits in 2 acres of mature gardens. There is a sandpit and swings for children to play on.

  • Outside

    Swimming pool (outdoor), Garden, Terrace/Patio, Garden furniture, Barbecue, Play equipment, Parking
  • Parking

    Spaces for 5+ cars


Les Tilleuls

Local area

The closest restaurant, boulangerie and general store is within 2 kilometres. The surrounding region is of gently rolling countryside, beautiful lakes and the forested areas along with scatterings of picturesque villages, such as the medieval village of Vouvant (11km) recently voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. Only an hour's drive from Poitiers (home of Futuroscope) and the impressive coastal towns of La Rochelle and Les Sables d'Olonne, the setting for this impressive property is perfect for a secluded holiday. Within easy reach are golf courses, lakeside beaches, sailing, fishing and horse riding.There is a VTT station nearby and it is an ideal location for cycling. Many of the nearby villages have their own summer fetes and market days along with excellent, good-value cuisine that typifies rural France. The area is rich in history and boasts the second sunniest climate in France with as many hours of sunshine as the Mediterranean coast.

Mervant Zoo - A small zoo ideal for young children is a 15 minute drive away.


Parc de Pierre Brune - Theme park, suitable for all ages. Water activities, miniature golf, mini karts, trampolines, inflatables etc...15 minutes.


Coulon - Known as the 'Green Venice' - boat trips, hire canoes with or without guides, bike hire. Cafes and restaurants in the village.

Moncoutant - Nature walks around the lakes, children's play area, crazy golf. 25 minutes

Aquarium - La Rochelle, 1 hour away. More than just an aquarium, also a research, training and awareness centre.

Futuroscope, Poitiers - Theme park, cinemas, open air games - lots to do for all ages


Period Name Date From Date To Price [£]
Low Season 0.00
Low season 06th Apr 2019 05th Jul 2019 1800.00
Mid season 06th Jul 2019 19th Jul 2019 2500.00
High Season 20th Jul 2019 30th Aug 2019 3500.00
Low Season 31st Aug 2019 25th Oct 2019 1800.00