A beautiful, charming and completely captivating recently renovated cottage escape with 6m x 4m pool, set in the peaceful and idyllic rolling hills of the stunning and picturesque Vendeen countryside - the second most sunny department in France!  The views will literally take your breath away!...


"Le Lys" is a very special, private & charming recently restored 4 bedroom cottage escape set within 2.5 acres of land with a pool and boasting breathtaking panoramic views of the stunning rolling hills of the Vendeen countryside. The cottage sleeps 8, with the option of a cot if needed.

The cottage is based in the rural village of La Chapelle Aux Lys, known as the "Village étoilé" for its spectacular starry night skies and where the annual festival of astronomy is held every August, it is also a popular destination for cyclists,being on the "Route Cyclables de la Vendee".  Also en route of "La Randonée du Lys"with a choice of two mapped walks which guide you around the area, highlighting the local sights and attractions, it is ideal for the avid walker or hiker.

The cottage is accessed by a long sweeping private drive, off a private road, which leads only to the cottage and the owner's house.  The private road then leads onto their only other neighbour, the modest but beautiful Chateau Lys. This gives an extremely private feel.  Although accessed by the same drive, the owner's house and garden is totally separate and faces away from the cottage, not imposing or taking away the feel of privacy.

There are many beautiful places to visit nearby (some recommended in our Local Area and Attractions section) to include beaches, rivers, lakes and historical landmarks. The area  is bursting with activities for all the family and plenty of restaurants to enjoy and experience. 

The cottage offers something for everyone and is fully equipped to keep everyone entertained, that's if you can tear yourself away from admiring the picture perfect views from the beautiful, large orchard garden!  There is a games room with a pool table, a play room  with a tunnel for the younger ones and plenty of games and toys for all to enjoy. A paddling pool is available for the younger ones.  Bikes are provided.  Freeview TV, DVD Player with selection of DVDs, CD Player/Radio with MP3 attachment. WIFI available.

The bedrooms are also very special with a choice of two large master bedrooms - both with ensuites offering either traditional, luxurious roll top bath or spacious walk in shower with rainforest setting.  There is a further good sized double bedroom and a spacious and quirky twin attic room with double original oak French beds.

There is a beautiful large kitchen/diner with oak dining table and chairs seating 10 with original stone fireplace, a spacious Lounge with original fireplace, downstairs family shower room & WC and walk in food storage pantry.  

Huge effort has been made to retain the original features of the cottage with oak beams and stonework running throughout and beautiful rich original oak floorboards where possible.

The garden is a beautiful setting for all to dine in with a BBQ, tables and chairs provided to seat 8 and a comfortable 2 seater swing chair. Enjoy the views, wildlife watching and candlelit evenings under the stars with every possibilty of sighting the resident owl!

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