Tour de France 2018 comes to Fontenay-le-Comte

By / 1st March, 2017 / Latest News / No Comments

EXCITING NEWS: 2018 Tour de France opening stage has been confirmed and La Tannerie Farmhouse is ideally situated for Stage One and Two. Enjoy your day watching the race then back for a swim in the private heated swimming pool and a relax. For the week of the tour evening meals can be catered for with prior notification.

Saturday June 30 2018 the first stage will begin in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île with the opening kilometres over the Passage du Gois, they will then track the coastline for much of the day, before heading in land to finish at Fontenay-Le-Comte (12km/less than 15 minutes from us) after 195km ride. The flat finish to the stage should mean a bunch sprint, although with much of the stage consisting of a southward ride along the coast, crosswinds could well be a factor.

Stage two will cover 185km from Mouilleron-Saint Germain (43km/less than 40 minutes from us) to La Roche-sur-Yon (69km / less than 50 minutes from us), a route that stays in land in contrast to the previous day.

We will have to wait until the 17th October when further information about the tour will be released but in the meantime if you have any questions about our accommodation then please do not hesitate to contact us

New tiled pathways going down

By / 4th January, 2017 / Latest News / No Comments

New Year and despite it being a tad chilly, David and Dad have been busy putting in the new paths down the side of the swimming pool.

Looking very good so far……  anyone would think that David and Dad were professionals !New paths going down p1040002 p1040003

New decking frame now in situ

By / 27th December, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

The decking frame is now in and has been built around the flower garden, it leads down to the second patio area under the banana tree, ready for those spring and summer evenings.  Next project will be the actual decking, hoping January’s weather will be kind to us so we can finish it offbeam-garden

Very proud David with his first kiwi fruit

By / 27th December, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

Very proud David with his first home grown kiwi fruitA very proud David with his edible kiwi fruit, that he grow and looked after ready for Christmas Day, it was rather yummy and we are hoping for lots more in 2017

Happy Christmas and New Year

By / 20th December, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

animated-merry-christmas-image-0116Wishing all our past and future guests a very Happy Christmas and good health and wishes for 2017

Thank you all the great memories you have given us over the past 5 years.

Best wishes Emma and David x

Our new “posh” Vix roundabout

By / 5th November, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

We have gone all fancy now, our Vix roundabout has had a complete revamp 🙂

Looks a lot nicer

Project garden “redesign” commences

By / 27th September, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

So here we are Tuesday 27th September 2016 and we have started the new design for the garden, I wont give anything away but needless to say it has so far involved 40 parpangs (breeze blocks), cement and beton (concrete), a lot of oooing and arrrggging from David but I am pleased to report the first two parpangs (breeze blocks) are now in situ ready to start the lines of which eventually will become the new ……..  area;  can’t give it all away before the end result.

For those guests who have already stayed it is the flower bed area that is being “re-designed” but please don’t worry all the lovely flowers will still be there just with added features.

Will keep you all posted on progress

Exclusivity of La Tannerie Farmhouse 2017

By / 23rd September, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

Dates are now available for the exclusivity of La Tannerie Farmhouse 2017, sleeping up to 6 people with exclusive use of the house, heated swimming pool and secured garden area.

Prices have been kept the same as 2016.

Just 9 weeks available in 2017 so if you are interested please do get in contact with us with any questions you may have.

La Tannerie’s first ever kiwi fruit

By / 18th July, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

Very proud of our baby kiwi fruit

first ever kiwi fruit

Exclusivity of La Tannerie and La Petite Tannerie fully booked for 2016

By / 22nd June, 2016 / Latest News / No Comments

We are in a fortunate position that we are fully booked for 2016, if you are interested for 2017 then we will be holding 2016 prices.

Bookings are now being taken for 2017 on both properties and require just a 20% deposit to secure your holiday dates.

Exclusivity of La Tannerie Farmhouse provides you and your family or friends sole access to the 3 bedroom property, sleeping up to 6 people, heated swimming pool and walled garden.

La Petite Tannerie is suitable for couples and small families and has full access to the heated swimming pool during mid May – mid September (subject to weather conditions).

Bed and Breakfast will be available again as of Saturday 3rd September 2016 through to 1st July 2017.

Wishing everyone a lovely holiday season.