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This, aptly named, five-bedroom gîte occupies half of the traditional 19th century grange. It is exceptionally spacious and has been extensively modernised and renovated.

You enter La Salle des Fétes via the west facing terrace.

The large double French doors lead to a huge open plan dining/living area with exposed Charentaise stone walls, French oak beams and tiled floors throughout. This has a large dining table and stocked bookshelves. To the right is a second, equally large but more relaxed space with two comfortable settees/ sofabeds and a large screen TV with DVD player. It has a supply of books and games for when you just need to unwind; there is ample comfortable seating for all.

On the other side of the gite through a double action door is the large kitchen. This has all the space and equipment for modern day living; including a large double sink and drainer, four burner hob, fan oven, microwave, large fridge, dishwasher, extensive work surfaces, ample storage and all the pots, pans and utensils needed for your self-catering holiday. It accommodates another large dining table and chairs. It benefits from its own south facing external door and window views to open countryside.

To the rear of the kitchen is the generous, modern bathroom with double hand-basins, standard and two wet-rooms (one super-sized) both with jet and rain water effect showers plus two private toilets.

In line with our eco-friendly approach, hot water is supplied by solar powered and electric boilers.

La Salle des Fétes shares the large (10m x 5m) swimming-pool (which is security fenced) and associated play and park areas with the other gîtes. It has its own private access to the pool directly from the terrace.

Please note: all gîtes are non-smoking and, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate pets.

Sleeping arrangements

• Sleeps up to 15
• 3 double/twin bedrooms
• One twin bedroom
• One triple bedroom (3 singles)
• Two large double sofa beds

Interior layout

From the two lounge areas you have access to both ground and first floor bedrooms – all of which feature exposed beams, pillars and stonework, storage and hanger space, bedside cabinets, reading lamps and a fan. The ground floor triple bedroom (1) is generously sized with space for three single beds. Bedroom 2, also on the ground floor, is an attractive twin room designed around a central pillar.

All three upstairs (double/twin) bedrooms have their own separate individually designed open tread pine staircase and access. Bedroom 3 faces west overlooking the terrace and offers lovely views of the local countryside. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are individually shaped with their own features and velux windows.

The two large sofa beds in the main living area mean that up to 15 people can be comfortably accommodated at any one time.


La Salle des Fétes is c. 150 years old with Charentaise stone walls and a traditional tiled roof.

It has its own, very large, private, west facing terrace. This offers views of the Vendéen countryside and, in the evenings the spectacular sunsets. It is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine, read a book or enjoy eating in the ‘plein air’.

There is a large outdoor dining table with parasol and the terrace also enjoys the shade provided by two trees planted specifically for this purpose.


  • Dishwasher 1
  • Fridge 1
  • Cooking hob 1
  • Oven 1
  • Microwave 1
  • Kettle 1
  • Linen provided 15
  • Bath towels provided 15
  • Bedding provided 15
  • Cot/ Travel cot 1
  • High chair 1
  • Washing machine 1
  • Coffee machine 1
  • Dining area 3
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • DVD player 1
  • TV 1
  • Free Wifi 1
  • BBQ 1
  • Patio / Decking 1
  • Garden dining furniture 1
  • Designated/ Private parking 12
  • Free parking 12
  • Shared pool 1
  • Heated pool 1
  • Bathroom(s) 2

Great for

  • Beach holidays
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • Groups


  • No smoking

Floor plans

Top facilities

Sleeps 11 +4 (Max) 5 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) Whole house Wifi

Prices from £2,055 - £2,595 (Weekly).

Special offers

We do not do special offers but if you would like to book a 'non-standard' length of holiday in May, June or September please get in touch.



  • Countryside


Guestbook reviews

The accommodation exceeded our already high expectations; the stone pillars and beams gave a lovely rustic feel. Lovely and clean and extremely well equipped. The pool was a big hit. The owner, John, did everything possible to ensure we had a good stay. Restaurants and beaches were great. Would whole-heartedly recommend this place. We had a memorable holiday! Tom Potter (2019)


1. La Salle des Fétes Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, 85440, France