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Josie Bounds

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The house

  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

Happy Holidays Happen Here in our spacious barn conversion. It has a large living area, a kitchen equipped with everything you would need for a holiday home from home, two bedrooms (1 King size bed 200cm by 150cm, 2 single beds 190cm by 90cm) and a shower-room with toilet and basin. The high vaulted ceiling in the main living area ensures that the Gite is cool and comfortable even in the height of summer. Outside there is an elevated deck with space for al fresco dining and a seating area as well. There is also a secure gangway leading to the above ground pool. The deck and pool enjoy fantastic views towards the south-west overlooking the tranquil countryside of the Vendee. Our guests are always amazed at the quality and spaciousness of our Gite and the views across the surrounding countryside which no photo can truly capture. A common observation from our very satisfied guests is that the photo's of the Gite do not do it justice. Why not find out for yourself?


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Vegetable garden
  • Fenced garden
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool
  • Private pool

Availability of 'Mon Petit Coeur'


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La Menantelierre is a small hamlet consisting of 5 residences on west facing hillside close to the border of the Deux Sevres and Vendee departments. The views from our property are spectacular. We are close to several trails and pathways that allow you to explore the local area in peace and safety.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • In or near a village
  • In or near a town
  • At the farm


Mon Petit Coeur has received 20 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

9.7 stars
  • 10 stars

    Het is werkelijk een klein paradijs. Josie is een enthousiaste en vriendelijke gastvrouw, die heel goed de balans weet te vinden tussen contact leggen en privacy en rust voor de gasten. De tuin is fantastisch met groenten, kruiden, bloemen en fruitbomen. Josie nodigde ons uit te plukken wat we nodig hadden en dat deden we dan ook. Onze dochter vond het fantastisch om in de tuin te zijn. Het huisje is comfortabel, de ruimte achter het huis (houten dek + zwembad) is een fijne plek in de zon. We komen er graag nog eens terug.

  • 10 stars

    We had a wonderful time at La Menantelierre. The gite is spacious and has a lovely atmosphere, so you can also feel very cozy indoors. The spacious terrace with a wide view and its own small pool is absolutely marvellous. The gite is very suitable for a family of 4 and we would have liked to stay longer than 2 weeks.
    Josie is a very warm hostess who finds a great balance between respecting the privacy of her guests and looking after them. She even baked extra gluten-free bread for our daughter, who has coeliac disease!
    In short, we felt very comfortable and can highly recommend Mon Petit Coeur!

  • 10 stars

    We had an absolutely lovely time at Josie’s! The house is even bigger than you might think looking at the pictures. The shower is great and the beds are comfortable. We loved walking around the huge garden that has beautiful vegetables and fruits that you’re even welcome to take. The cute cats, piggies and chickens made it even more special. Josie is very willing to help you to anything you might need, but also manages to gives you lots of privacy. We were very happy we chose this place to spend our holiday this year!

Restaurants, food & wine

We can suggest a variety of local restaurants within a 10 minute drive of our property, from basic up to Gourmet quality.


There are a variety of tracks and bridleways in the area that can be explored in safety, either on foot or by Bicycle if you bring one with you. We are within 90 mimutes drive of Puy du Fou, Europes premier theme park. Futuroscope at Poitiers is just over an hours drive away. Closer to home the delightful Parc de Pierre Brune is a small family theme park that is perfect for a day out with children and less than 25 minutes drive from our Gite. There are also numerous other attractions and activities within easy reach of our Gite, it really does make the perfect base for exploring the region.
Josie is a qualified Yoga instructor and has run yoga retreats at la Menantelierre and in Goa, India. Josie also has a masters degree in fine art and has lectured in fine art at establishments in the United Kingdom. The art studio provides space and facilities for those wishing to extend their practise in art.

  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Painting course
  • Yoga

Further remarks

We have been operating our Gite for more than 10 years and in that time have had numerous happy visitors, some of whom have returned more than once. Our feedback has always been very positive and we aim to provide you with the perfect base for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday in France.


Additional price info and offers

We provide a welcome basket for you on arrival - full details are on our website. We provide laundry powder/tablets/liquid and dishwasher tablets. All you need to bring with you are your personal toiletries. Toilet rolls are provided in the gite. If you are staying for 2 weeks we can provide for cleaning and fresh bed-linen and towels on the normal changeover day (Saturday) at a price of €50.00, the Gite will need to be vacated whilst the cleaning is carried out.

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 75.00

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