General information

Shopping/ local amenities La Fermette is situated in the quiet hamlet of La Villonière almost equidistant to the villages of Fougeré, Bournezeau and Thorigny, which all have a selection of shops and restaurants. The nearest supermarket is at Bournezeau (where you will also find doctors and dentists) and there are several hypermarkets 20 minutes away. The nearest town is La Roche sur Yon, the capital of the Vendeé region which has a full range of services. A bread van calls in La Villonière 5 times a week.

Facilities The house is equipped with English satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, a music centre with CD player. There is  table football, a small snooker table, a chess set and a selection of board games and books. There is a WiFi dongle which you can activate to obtain an internet connection for your laptop for the duration of your stay.

The large, fully fitted kitchen/dining room is equipped with fridge freezer and separate drinks fridge, dish washer, electric hob and oven and microwave. The pine refectory dining table seats 12 in comfort. There is a fireplace with a wood burning stove for cooler evenings.

As this also our holiday home, there are all the basic kitchen essentials (salt and pepper, olive oil, tea and coffee etc) and cleaning materials in the house. We would appreciate if you would replace anything you use up as a courtesy to the next visitors.

There is a washing machine in the ground floor shower room (and a rotary clothes airer outside).


  • Terrace with eating area and BBQ.
  • The 5 x 10 metre swimming pool has a Roman end.  There is a shallow end and a metre deep safety ledge all round and has security fencing with a child proof lock on the self closing gate. There is a paved area with sun loungers for 10 people around the pool and some sun umbrellas. Please note: the pool is not heated so it is only open during the peak season (although if the weather is suitable off season, we may be able to open the pool if requested).
  • The resin/granite championship size tennis court has deep run offs. Bring your own racquets and balls.
  • The secluded and secure gardens are mainly laid to lawn (perfect for ball games) with mature trees providing shade if needed.
  • Table tennis table

We will supply Bed linen and bathroom towels however, you will need to bring beach/pool towels.

Cleaning Bed linen is changed weekly.

Breakages We understand that accidents do happen, but please report any breakages to us so we can replace items for the next visitors.

Accessibility The property is generally level with two ground floor bedrooms but there are steps into the shower room and sitting room. Please ask us for more information if this could be a problem.

Pets Well behaved pets are welcome with prior arrangement.

Arrival/departure times Changeover day is Saturday, please arrive after 4pm. On your day of departure, please leave before 10am  to enable us to prepare the house for the next guests.