French Holiday Cottage

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Gite du Lys

 The Accommodation contains the following

The lounge has  patio doors that open  onto the terrace and garden. It is furnished with  sofas and chairs, a dining table  and a TV with UK  TV channels, plus Amazon firestick with Netflix and Amazon Prime. There is a DVD Player and an assortment of DVDs as well as a bookshelf full of books to read

The kitchen/Diner  consists of a  table and chairs and a wood burner for the winter months. The kitchen is well equipped with a washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas cooker with a gas hob and microwave.

The bedrooms are full of charm and character, with  stone walls and the original oak beams still in place. One of the bedrooms is situated  on the ground floor and consists of a  double bed, lots of wardrobe space, a large chest of drawers, an electric radiator for the cooler months and a window which overlooks the garden. The second bedroom is upstairs,  this is a large family bedroom witch contains a double bed and two single beds, a  wardrobe and chest of drawers and bedside tables. there is an electric radiator for the cooler months 

Downstairs next to the bedroom there is a shower room with shower, hand basin and WC. There is also a family bathroom on the first floor which consists of a bath, hand basin and WC.

For Children a cot, high chair and stair gates are available and the garden is walled and fenced on all sides so children can play safely.

The Cottage has its own private garden with a boules court and badminton net, providing plenty of fun for the family!  The garden furniture consists of  a picnic table and benches, a gas BBQ, table and chairs a parasol and sun loungers. there is also parking at the font of the cottage for two cars.

The owners of this cottage live in the main house on site which has its own private garden and entrance 

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, there are plenty of open spaces nearby and of course the Mervent Forest is an ideal place to walk dogs 

Gîte du Lys is available all year around,  however from October to April  there will be additional charges for electric which will be charged at the end of your stay, wood for the wood stove can be provided at a reasonable price 


The cottage can sleep up to six Guests There is one double room and one family room containing a double bed and two single beds, 

Dishwasher Washing   Machine Microwave    Kettle      toaster      coffee maker     Gas Oven     Gas hob     Fridge/Freezer                                                         TV with UK Channels plus Amazon firestick with Netflix and Amazon Prime      DVD Player & DVD Library    Wi-Fi Internet Access 

Cot, Highchair and stair gates        

All Bed linens provided                  

Hand, bath and tea towels provided       

Some Pets welcome 

Boules court and Badminton set 

secure off road parking 

Rental Terms: 

30% Deposit will be required to secure the booking. 

a Balance of 70% must be paid 8 weeks prior to the start date of the Holiday booking 

A £100 damage Deposit is payable with the final balance, this will be returned  2 weeks after the  end of holiday providing there are no damages 

 Methods of Payment:  Bank transfer into UK or French Bank Account, in Sterling or Euros. 

The Cottage will be clean and tidy for your arrival, and it is expected that it will  be left in the same condition when you depart, if this is not the case then  part of your damage  deposit may be withheld to pay for extra cleaning

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Previous Reviews

June 2022 Frances & John

"Spacious and cool Gite with large area for the dog.

 Melanie and Derek could not have been more welcoming and helpful"

August 2022 David, Calina & Walt

"We had a lovely time, everything we needed. we drove the whole Vendee"

August 2022 Tina & Rosie

Super Very hot week in your Lovely Gite. visited some super places, Vouvant, L'Aguille sur Mur, Mervais .Shame we couldn't swim in the lakes due to Blue/Green Algae. We did visit the local pool which was super in Fontenay-le-Comte. A good week indeed. Thank you.

Aug 2022- Sebastien

"Tres jolie maison, tres grande, decoree avec gout, tres bien équipée :tv avec prime et nombreux dvd, jardin immense avec jeux de raquettes et de volants, terrain de boules,necessaire a puc nique...
Cuisine tres spacieuse, 2 toilettes et salles de bain.
A tester sans hesitation pour tout sejour a 2 pas du parc naturel desmarais du poitevin.
Pour finir l'accueil de melanie, tres chaleureux, est a souligner."

"Very pretty house, very large, tastefully decorated, very well equipped: TV with bonus and many DVDs, huge garden with games of rackets and shuttlecocks, bowling green, necessary for picnics...
Very spacious kitchen, 2 toilets and bathrooms.
To be tested without hesitation for any stay 2 steps from the Desmarais du Poitevin natural park.
Finally, the very warm welcome from Melanie is to be underlined."

Sept 2022 Even, Celine, Julie, Maylis & Charlotte

"Merci pour votre accueil et d'avoir accepte les chiens. Tres joli Gite, spaicuex et acev un bel exterieur pour profiter des matins ensoleilles et des nuits eteitens... Nous avons passe un tres bon sejour avec de bres jolis promenades a Fontenay-le-Comte, autaur de Marais Pontevin ainso que toutes les randonnies a Mervent "

Thank you for your welcome and for accepting dogs. Very pretty Gite, spacious and with a beautiful exterior to enjoy sunny mornings and dark nights... We had a very good stay with some lovely walks in Fontenay-le-Comte, around the Marais Pontevin as well as all the hikes in Mervent