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terrace and garden
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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This family sized house is situated directly in a village in the heart of the Venise Verte (Green Venice), recently named one of France's Grandes Sites. The gite sleeps 6 and offers well equipped accommodation with lounge, separate kitchen/ diner which has a barn door onto the terrace and garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms; a master with a double bed, and two other interconnecting bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. The bathroom is upstairs and there is a second wc on the ground floor. A travel cot and highchair can be provided. There is a sunny, enclosed and gated garden equipped for al fresco dining, sunbathing and barbeques. There is also a large field behind for dog walking and football etc. We offer the free use of a traditional punt, a 3 man canoe and 2...This family sized house is situated directly in a village in the heart of the Venise Verte (Green Venice), recently named one of France's Grandes Sites. The gite sleeps 6 and offers well equipped accommodation with lounge, separate kitchen/ diner which has a barn door onto the terrace and garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms; a master with a double bed, and two other interconnecting bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds. The bathroom is upstairs and there is a second wc on the ground floor. A travel cot and highchair can be provided. There is a sunny, enclosed and gated garden equipped for al fresco dining, sunbathing and barbeques. There is also a large field behind for dog walking and football etc. We offer the free use of a traditional punt, a 3 man canoe and 2 adult bikes in order for our guests to explore the very unique, local area. The intriguing network of canals and waterways is just down a lane, near the house from where you can set off with a picnic for an adventure in the labyrinth of small canals, under a completely green canopy of trees. Come back relaxed and ready for an aperitif on the deck til the sun sets into a very dark, unpolluted night sky allowing you to stargaze and watch our local barn owl go about his business. Village amenities on your doorstep include a Tourist Information office, post office, small supermarket, cafe/bar, several restaurants, pizzeria/ ice-cream parlour, artisan shops and an antique shop. There are markets in various local villages throughout the summer. There is also an outdoor cinema in the next village - great fun during the summer months! The city of La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast, with large, clean and safe,sandy beaches are within easy reach (about 40mins away) and bit further is the famous Ile de Re - a delightful island, over the bridge from La Rochelle. Come and enjoy this very unique and relaxing part of France. Green Venice (locally known as the Venise Verte is best explored by boat, bike or on foot so you can forget your car for a few days. It is also ideal for those wishing to paint, fish, bird watch or general nature watching and relaxing. There are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and equestrian facilities nearby and plenty of opportunity for water sports on the coast (Chatelaillon Plage being the nearest centre). For exploration further afield, there is good access to such destinations as La Rochelle, Saintes, Cognac, Dordogne, Bordeaux and vineyards, Atlantic beaches (Royan, Rochefort etc), Futuroscope Theme Park, Puy du Fou theme park and even the Chateaux of the Loire are not too far off. Pets can be permitted on request.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable for an absolute maximum of 6 adults. No parties allowed, however good location for reunion of friends over a weekend for example. Pets allowed on request. Smoking permitted outside only.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Linda E
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Russian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

What a lovely stay we had in Linda's gite. The house is charming and very comfortable. The eat-in kitchen is modern and well-equipped. There is a piano in the sitting room. There is a lovely sitting area in the garden. As it is winter, the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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LindaE79, VR Owner at Les Volets Bleus, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Marais Poitevin is a beautiful area and has a wonderfully 'undiscovered' feeling in spite of its obviously popularity with cyclists and boating enthusiasts. Les Volets Bleus provides a welcoming and comfortable base from which to explore. Linda and Mike have thought of everything necessary...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Highlander90
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We have been very pleased to meet Linda and Mike and have enjoyed a very friendly and cosy stay at "Les volets bleus" in Arçais. The area is indeed worth the visit and beautiful, with many opportunities for discovery and canoeing in the "Green Venice"....More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Leek, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We stay at Les Volets Bleus every year and love it! Set in the heart of the beautiful and very traditional French village, Arcais. Les Volets Bleus is beautifully furnished and has a pretty garden with decking to enjoy days lounging in the sun and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Lorna M
LindaE79, VR Owner at Les Volets Bleus, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Many thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to welcoming you again next time.

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Reviewed September 9, 2015

We arrived and my extended family: me (granddad) my son, daughter-in-law and grandson (aged 4) immediately congratulated me on my choice. I do the planning. On the day we arrived, there was a vide-grenier (village-wide boot sale) with bar under cover. Apart from the value-for-money...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Date of stay: August 2014
Reviewed January 26, 2020
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Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewed May 19, 2017
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Date of stay: May 2017
Reviewed November 6, 2016
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Date of stay: November 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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A car is recommended for this holiday though bikers, cyclists and walkers will appreciate the small tracks and roads in the marsh for the peace and safety they offer. This is a great place for cyclists and those with small children as there are lots of tracks.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Les Volets Bleus

Les Volets Bleus is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Les Volets Bleus has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Les Volets Bleus has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Les Volets Bleus must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.