About Chez Mimi

Situated in rural Vendee and on the border of Loire Atlantique the cottage is in a small village adjacent to vineyards and our very own local "Cave" where you can sample and purchase french wines and "Bubbles."  It is approximately 40 minutes drive from Nantes airport and a similar distance to the beautiful coastline.

The cottage or gite comprises three bedrooms, two on the ground floor and one upstairs.  Bedroom one has a king sized bed, bedroom two has a double bed and bedroom three has a double and single bed.  All bedrooms have a wardrobe and chest of drawers.  A baby travel cot, bed guard and safety gate can be provided if required.  All bedlinen, towels and beach towels are provided.   There is one bathroom situated on the ground floor and it is equipped with a bath/overhead shower, vanity basin and toilet.  A hairdryer is available as are toddler toilet necessities.

The kitchen, dining room and lounge are open plan.  The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, cooker and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and of course, a fridge/freezer for all the delicious french food, wine and cheeses. The dining table seats eight.  The lounge area has a three seater settee and two comfortable easy chairs.  There is a television and internet access.

Guests have access to their own private courtyard, equipped with a bbq and it is an absolute sun trap!  There is a secure off road parking space.  The cottage is adjacent to our garden, which has an enclosed inner and larger secure outer area.  The inner garden has the herb garden (please feel free to help yourselves to the range of fresh herbs) and a children's play area with pirate hut and swings.  The large outer garden has a seasonal 4.5 metre round splash pool, which is available for your use, various flower beds, a rose garden and our kitchen garden.

 In the nearby village of St Etienne du Bois there is a boulangerie, pharmacy, cafe and small shop.  A supermarket (open Sunday mornings) can be accessed at Lege about 8 minutes drive away.


Our Story


Approximately eleven years ago we were lucky enough to stumble upon what is now our home.  It had been empty for thirty-three years and was in need of a lot of tender loving care.  It took us nearly a year to find the extent of the garden, as it was so overgrown!  The house needed renovating completely, which took some considerable time and effort.  I have christened the house "Serendipity" as it was indeed a lucky chance that started us on this journey.  In the grounds there were three outbuildings or "dependances" and it is these buildings that we have renovated into our beautiful gite 'Chez Mimi.'



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