Buchenois prides itself on being a haven of calm where guests can relax, rest, contemplate nature, participate in a variety of leisure activities, enjoy family and friends get-togethers and meet new people. Make the most of all Buchenois and the surrounding area has to offer to have a truly enjoyable stay...
You will love the ponies bred here at Buchenois. Six stalls (full and half livery), fenced paddocks, an all-year drained arena (50m x 25m). Perfect for experienced riders to stay along with their horse for a weekend or longer... Horses are also available for experienced riders with the necessary qualifications.
Rides are possible in spring, summer and autumn around the estate, either on horses, ponies or by cart. Treks on the long sandy beaches from La Faute-sur-mer to la Pointe d'Arçay are possible all year round by request.
Younger children can discover the joys of the equestrian world while being led on our Shetland ponies, either in the arena or around the estate (parental supervision required).
Watching the sun set around the pool beneath the olive trees and palms could make you think you are somewhere even more exotic!
The pool measures 6m x 12m with Roman steps at the shallow end and one extra wide step for young children. Half the pool is 90cm deep and plunges to 180cm.
The pool is heated from mid-May to mid-September and can be used anytime of the day. A convivial place to relax for all the family. It is fully fenced and has plenty of sunbeds and parasols for guests to use.
For the safety of all guests please read the pool rules.
There's lots to do in the grounds of the property. For younger children there is a set of swings. For older children table tennis, badminton and vollleyball nets are available. Footballs, 'pétanque', 'palet' and croquet sets are also available on request.
There are tennis courts in the next village (3km). The Vendée is famous for its walking and cycle tracks.
Amateurs can try their hand at line-fishing for frogs or carp. For the more skilled there are lakes at Chasnais (3km) or St Michel en l'Herm (6km) as well as the surrounding canals and creeks. Fishing permits are obligatory and available at tourist offices.
There is also the opportunity to fish for the invasive crayfish.
We can also recommend a professional fishing guide.
Observe nature from the surrounding area with easy cycling, walking and trekking along the quiet lanes and tracks. Cycling for younger children on the estate is safe.
The Vendée has developed miles of marked and well-maintained walking and cycling tracks throughout the county for all to enjoy.
Should you get bored there is a pool table (for adults) and table football (for all the family). Adult supervision required. A library is available for everyone to enjoy.
Boardgames are available by request and as a last resort - DVD's.
Each gîte has a TV, a DVD player and WIFI for the addicts!
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