Maison Bleu is situated in the heart of Apremont (une petite cité de charactére). Lovingly renovated in 2008 to a very comfortable standard with some parts dating to 16th century.
Kitchen & Dining Area
The kitchen is equipped with kettle, toaster, microwave, electric hob, fan assisted oven, Zanussi dishwasher. plates, bowls, cups, glasses, sauce pans and cutlery. There is a breakfast table that seats four.
The kitchen has two entry doors, one that leads into the courtyard and another that leads up a stone stairway to the rear garden.
From the kitchen down one step leads you towards the lounge/diner passing the laundry room, here is a fridge-freezer and washing machine.
The lounge/diner is at the front of the house where the dining table comfortably seats 6.
This room is comfortably fitted with a 4 seater settee, armchair and 2 further carver chairs, with the feature of the room being a woodburner style gas fire. A 32 inch television screen is installed (with Freesat), plus a dvd/video player. Within the cabinet below boardgames, playing cards and puzzles are provided.
Halfway up the staircase, leading to the first floor is a large arched window which you pass on your way to the middle bedroom.
The middle bedroom is of a good size and may be used as a further lounge. Its double aspect windows fill the room with sunlight and there is a lovely view of the Château from the window overlooking the courtyard. An external door leads out onto a small pebbled side garden. There is a single day bed, bedside cabinet and a fitted wardrobe, a second single bed can be made-up on request.
The front double bedroom has 2 single beds, a chest of drawers, wardrobe, bedside table with lamp and large window overlooking the road.
The third double bedroom is wonderfully light given the 2 miniature windows as well as others, with a comfy king size bed, 2 bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. A particular feature from this bedroom is being able to access the rear garden and make your way down little stone stairs to the kitchen. Even bring breakfast up stairs to the terrace and enjoy your first morning sitting out, watching the busy villagers french way of life.
The bathroom is a 'Jack and Jill' style, located between the middle and rear bedrooms. It has a separate shower cubicle, plus a bath with a second shower unit, toilet and sink. There is a shaver socket, a heated towel rail and storage space for towels etc.
The house is heated throughout by modern electric radiators. In addition to the electric radiators, the lounge/dining room has a Gazco 7kw propane gas fire in the style of a woodburner.
The bathroom has a heated towel rail which is very efficient.
The whole house is very well insulated and fully double glazed, which helps keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
TCL 32 inch tv which receives Freesat English tv and radio channels.
Wi-fi up to 25mb download speed.
Garden & Outside Space
The courtyard is entered through double gates from the road. There is room to park a couple of cars here if needed on a shingle surface. There is an area to eat, chill-out and many pleasant evenings have been spent entertaining family and friends in the courtyard.
The upper rear garden is 160 feet long, fitted with decking installed in 2017, which provides a lovely area to dine, relax or sunbathe. Olive and pear trees around provide a little shade.
Parking & Garages
Parking in the courtyard for two cars. Garage not available.
Information About Additional Facilities
What is provided:-
Pillows (extra pillows if required, otherwise two per person) quilts and bed linen.
Tea towels, oven gloves, washing sponges, brush and cloth.
Ironing board and iron.
Towels, beach towels, hand towels, flannels.
|Address: 2 Rue Georges Clemenceau|
|Zip/Postal Code: 85220|
| Latitude/Longitude: 47.002581318758935 / -1.4132005463480937|
|Nearest airport||Nantes Atlantique||70 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Restaurant||3 minutes|
|Nearest beach||Bretignolles||18 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Le Mie des Saveurs||130 meters|
|Nearest doctor||Radocea Ovidiu||550 meters|
|Nearest ferry port||St Malo||254 km|
|Nearest market||Aizenay||11 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Restaurant||3 minutes|
|Nearest river||Vie||1 minutes|
|Nearest supermarket||Spar||130 meters|
|Nearest train station||Challans||15 km|
Here are a few suggestions of activities and sightseeing to do nearby:
Lac d' Apremont
Just a 5 minute walk from No 2. Popular in the summer for bathing, having a picnic, or just relaxing on the man-made sandy beach. 7.5km in length, you can hire boats to explore its beauty, enjoy water sports or fishing. The Cabannon resturant is opposite the lake area.
Château d' Apremont and the Water tower
The 16th century Château d'Apremont is the dominant feature of the village and worth a visit along with the local Water tower which has a lift that takes you up to 80 metres for panoramic views of the countryside.
The Vendee has miles of sandy beaches and dunes. The closest are just 20 minutes drive away.
Adventure and Water Parks
A number of parks for children and adults alike are within a reasonable travelling distance. We can recommend the Atlantic Tobaggan at St Hilaire de Riez and enjoyed each occasion.
Puy du Fou
Friends have told us its a fantastic experience. Apparently it's the second most visited park in France after Disneyland.
Vide Greniers (Boot fairs)
There's usually at least one vide grenier somewhere nearby during the summer on a Saturday or Sunday.
There are a number of 'Vendee Velo' cycle routes in and around the nearby countryside, or like we do, you can take a leisurely ride through the quiet country lanes or along miles of coastline.
A lovely city experience only an hour's drive, or you can drive to Challans railway station, park for free and then travel by train and tram. Plenty to do and see, plus the pleasant little back streets with ample restaurants of various worldy cuisines. Found close to Gallery La Fayette.
Miles of countryside or coastline for the enthusiasts (or casual walkers alike). For example wonderful stretches between St Gilles Croix de Vie and St Hilaire de Riez, or around Bretingnolles sur Mer. Nearer to home, Lac du Jaunay is very picturesque as are some of the local parks, such as in Aizenay and Challans. And of course, around Apremont itself.
Les Vieux de la Vieille, Le Cabanon, Restaurant le Centre are within walking distance. Further afield, there are many places to eat. The seaside towns like St Gilles de Croix have a good choice which includes favorite local summer dishes like moules and frites. Further away, but worth a visit, Nantes has some really good places to eat, whilst shopping or sightseeing. Plus there's also a good choice in La Roche sur Yon and Challans.
There are plenty of annual events in and around Apremont :-
* Vintage car rallies
* Firework displays
* Music festivals
* Motorcycle rallies
* Vide Greniers
* Food and drink festivals
* Ramblers tour events
* Fishing competitions