ART & PAINTING HOLIDAY – Stay at Le Gite du Moulin Price From £400 Per Week

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  • Theme :

    Art & Painting

  • Sleeps :


  • Gardens :

    Communal Garden

  • Terraces :

    Private Terrace

  • Pool :

    Communal Pool

  • Parking :

    Off-Road Parking

  • Facilities :

    Fitted kitchen with gas hob, one and a half bowl sink, microwave and built-in dishwasher and fridge. Washing machine in second bedroom.

  • Entertainment :

    Books, Books for Kids, CD Player, Ping Pong Table & Radio.

  • Activities :

    Walking, Art & Painting, Photography

  • Suitability :

    Wheelchair Inaccessible

  • Permissions :

    Children Welcome,Pets Considered,No Smoking

  • Nearest Airport :

    La Rochelle 50mi

  • Nearest Theme :


  • Nearest Shops :

    Mareuil sur Lay 2mi

  • Nearest Bar/Restaurant :

    Mareuil sur Lay 2mi

Property Description

Le Gite du Moulin Price From £400 Per Week

Lovely Riverside Cottage in South Vendee

Quiet rural setting near Mareuil sur Lay

Sleeps 2-4, 2 bedrooms. Price From £400 Per Week


Le Moulin Bodin is a former watermill nestling on the banks of the river Lay in the South Vendee countryside.

In a secluded setting at the end of a country lane, the detached guest cottage is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple, but can accommodate a small family.

The property is rural but not remote, being only 2 miles from the small town of Mareuil sur Lay and 8 from Lucon which has a good range of shops and restaurants, as well as a very impressive Cathedral.

Both La Rochelle and the Puy du Fou are within an hour’s drive, and the beautiful, sandy Atlantic beaches are just half an hour away.

The guest cottage has recently been renovated in traditional style, retaining all its character with exposed oak beams and terracotta tiles throughout. Modern touches have been added, such as a fully functional fitted kitchen on one side of the main living area, and a wet room with open shower.

The 6m x 6m oak-beamed living room has a magnificent fireplace with wood burning stove, dining table for 6, sofa bed and armchair, as well as the fitted kitchen with gas hob, one and a half bowl sink, microwave and built-in dishwasher and fridge.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, and the second bedroom, with child size bunk beds, is located between the master bedroom and shower room and has a window overlooking the terrace; there is also a sofa bed in the living room.

The wet room has an open shower, wc and basin.

The view to the front looks over the mill race and weir towards the river and island; the living room back door gives on to a south west facing terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

The bedroom has a window overlooking the river, and a farmhouse door with window facing across the drive to the owners’ converted Mill House.




There is a private terrace with barbecue, swimming pool shared with the owners, rowing boats on the river, and five acres of grounds to enjoy, including a young arboretum with over 250 species of trees.

Guests are welcome to use the 14mx7m swimming pool from May to September.

There is also a large covered area housing bikes and table tennis.




Nearest Airport: 50 Miles – La Rochelle/Nantes.

Nearest Barpub: 2 Miles – Moutiers sur le Lay.

Nearest Ferry: 150 Miles – St Malo.

Nearest Golf: 15 Miles – La Domangere.

Nearest Train: 6 Miles – Lucon.

Nearest Motorway: 7 Miles – A83 J6.

Nearest Restaurant: 2 Miles – Mareuil sur Lay.

Nearest Beach: 20 Miles – La Tranche sur Mer.

Car: Necessary.




The Vendee is a very popular holiday and second home destination for French and English alike. It has a lovely climate, with the 2nd highest average sunshine hours in France, beaten only by the Cote d’Azur. At the coast (a 30-minute drive away), there are beautiful long sandy beaches as well as the famous sailing port of Les Sables d’Olonne, and inland there are miles of unspoilt farming land among gently rolling hills.

Mareuil-sur-Lay (2 miles) has a supermarket, a good selection of small shops and several restaurants and bars. Lucon, 8 miles south, has a wider range of shops, hypermarkets and restaurants, and La Roche sur Yon, 15 miles north, is the departmental capital.

The beautiful old port of La Rochelle, 50 minutes south, is always worth a visit, whether it be for a stroll down the stone collonnaded shopping streets, a leisurely lunch overlooking the port, or a visit to the aquarium.


Further Details


Check-in: 16:00.

Check-out: 11:00.

Max. occupancy: 4.

Non-smoking only.

Pets welcome.

Children welcome.

Changeover day is normally Thursday, but can be flexible.



Art & Painting

If you love art and are looking to combine your passion with a holiday in the sun, surrounded by glorious scenery, then our art holidays in the Vendee is a perfect choice. We have excellent art teachers waiting to share their knowledge with you. We run art courses covering a variety of mediums from watercolours, oils, still life and general art on a weekly basis. Most of our art is done outside in the most stunning, unspoilt viewpoints. Bring a packed lunch and even a bottle of wine if you like and while away the days painting with our tutor. Some of our itineraries include a stop in a local village, town or city for lunch. For details and prices please contact Themed Holiday Ideas.



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Tel: +44 07904244415


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