Written by Jon & Karen Reece. Posted in How to enquire

A few frequently asked questions by our guests:_

Where can we eat?

There are numerous restaurants; a few have been selected and you will find details in your visitors pack provided with your accommodation.

St Martin des Fontaines has a local bar/restaurant serving an a la carte local menu during the week and home-made pizzas at the weekends.  Open lunchtimes and until late every evening, except Mondays.

Also, we provide home-made meals using only the freshest ingredients (many from our own orchard and vegetable garden), so if you fancy a break from the kitchen - just ask!

Where is the nearest petrol station?

The best place to buy fuel is at the main Superstores, "Hyper U" and "E'Leclerc". The towns of Fontenay le Comte and St Hermine are 15 minutes drive.  Petrol/Diesel currently (2013) is slightly cheaper than the UK.

Can you buy UK newspapers?

The main supermarkets (as above)

What is the emergency number when I am here?
Dialing 112 will get through to an English speaking service.

Where can I get a fishing permit to the lake in St Martin?

See us and we can arrange daily fishing passes.

Where can we get a taxi from?

Few and far between, although we do have a nine-seater mini bus and would be happy to quote for your trip. 

Can we drink the water? 

Although our well water goes through a filter, we advise all our guests to buy and drink bottled water, especially if you have babies/infants.

What is the weather usually like in the Summer?

The Vendee boasts the second highest number of hours of sunshine in France, outside the Mediterranean coast.  Generally speaking, our climate is mild all year round with it's very own micro-climate, resulting in warm Springs, long hot Summers, walm balmy Autumns well into October and mild Winters with snow very rare.

What time will my accommodation be available from?

Your property will be ready for you by 4 p.m. on your day of arrival.  If you should arrive earlier, generally we are happy for guests to use the garden; however please confirm with us beforehand.

How do I use WIFI at the property?

Simply enter our WIFI number which is in our information pack.