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“An Owl on the Roof”  a charming holiday home, a gîte, which can accommodate up to four people, will open its doors at the beginning of July 2016 in South Vendée.

The apartment  “An Owl on the Roof” is a converted outbuilding of the magnificent 18th century guest house The Beaux Esprits.

Tucked beside a centuries-old  lime tree,  this generously proportioned  gîte of 40 square meters has recently been renovated using natural materials and offers exceptionally comfortable accommodation all year round for up to four people.

Situated above street level, the gate and stone steps leading up to the house and its garden of 450 square meters will bring you under what was once the high wall of a fortified castle. Enjoy the charm of the orangery nestling against the wall with a view of the castle ruins above.

And from the garden you will have a perfect view of the remarkable façade of the18th century town house opposite, separated from its outbuildings by the Rue Goupilleau, a lovely quiet street which leads to the Parc Baron above it, right in the heart of the historic, protected sector of the town of Fontenay.

To make your stay unforgettable and in keeping with its 18th century heritagethe gîte has been renovated and decorated with great care using traditional materials such slaked  lime, hemp, wood, stone in total harmony with the refined taste  the mistress of the house knows how to bring to her decoration:  softness, colour, natural materials.


Ideally situated in the heart of the town, close to shops, historical monuments, bicycle and pedestrian trails which will enable you to discover Fontenay and its surroundings, the gîte offers you  the perfect  spot  for your holidays in an exceptional setting.

At the crossroads of the most beautiful tourist sites of South Vendée, at the gates of the must-see Marais Poitevin, 45 minutes  from the sensational Puy du Fou or the marvelous town of La Rochelle, you have at your disposal an attractive panel of activities and places to discover !
“The Owl on the Roof” has a bedroom of 11 square meters with a double bed, a living room of 22 square meters with a lounge area (and a sofa bed for two people), an open fully equipped kitchen.

There is also a shower, a separate toilet. This comfortable gîte comes with a dish-washer, a washing machine, WIFI, floor heating, double-glazed windows. Set in a quiet, serene atmosphere, the closed garden is in full bloom and has a terrace, a barbecue, and outdoor furniture.  Free parking is available 50 meters up the road and there is a public parking lot 100 meters away too.


From 01/5  to 30/9: 390 € / week   + 0,30 € Tourist Tax per night for over 18s
From 01/10 to 30/04: 250 € / week

Monthly rental possible  (ask us for details)

Option : cleaning flat rate / bed linen kit per bed / towels kit / baby kit

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Detailed description

One bedroom of 11 square meters with a double bed 140 x 200 cm, a wardrobe, a desk. The window looks over the garden at the back of the house.
An open-plan dining, kitchen, lounge area of 22 square meters:
The glass-paned front door leads on to the garden.
A fully-equipped kitchen, an oven cum micro-wave, dish-washer, fridge, sink, an induction hob with two burners, cupboard space,
A dining area with a table and  four chairs.
A lounge area with a sofa bed, with two mattresses 80 x 190 cm, a low table, a sideboard. The window looks on to a quiet street.

A shower-room of 3 square meters with a shower, a wash-hand basin, a washing machine, a hair-dryer, a small window
A Toilet of l meter 20 with a wash-hand basin.

Household Equipment: a vacuum cleaner, an oven cum micro-wave, a washing machine, a dish-washer, a toaster, a coffee machine, a kettle, a hair-dryer, a folding clothes-horse.
Electric floor heating; radiator in the shower.
Free WIFI.
Available for rental all year round.

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