A home in the French countryside

Friday, December 18, 2020

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You may be sitting at home this winter wondering where to enjoy your leisure time over the next year.

Have you considered a second home in France ?

France is a relatively short travel distance from the United Kingdom, and has a lot to offer for holiday activities, cultural events, culinary delights and countryside seclusion.

A second home offers the flexibility for short and long stays throughout the year without needing a reservation, and the ability to accommodate one or two persons at the spur of the moment, friends, or your entire family.

A second home also alleviates the need for packing and transporting many items needed for each visit.

You may wonder about the cost and maintenance responsibilities of owning a second home in a foreign country. The low cost and maintenance of static caravans / sited mobile homes in a park may surprise you.

Static caravans in a park home give you the autonomy of owning a home in a countryside setting, and greatly reduces the concerns of cost, security and maintenance of an unoccupied home on a private property.

Open all year around, from January 1st to December 31st, "LES PRAIRIES DU LAC" park home / mobile home park is such a park.

It offers the serenity of living in the country in a lush green landscape with wildlife, a lake and the ocean nearby.

It is situated in Apremont, in the Vendee region of France.

Apremont is a quaint village with small shops, restaurants, and a beautiful 16th century castle. Other nearby activities include hiking, biking, and 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, and local cultural events.

The Vendee region includes oceanside villages, open shopping markets, and Puy du Fou, which is the largest amusement park in Europe.

Closer view of the castle
A well-decorated road

The park home itself has two heated swimming pools (one sheltered), a British pub and restaurant, boules ground, playground and regular entertainment, including live music.

Les Prairies du Lac is known for its friendly staff and atmosphere and is run by a perfectly bilingual British manager.

Pool with beautifully blue sky
Man leaning down, pointing at Bocce Ball

Affordable pre-owned static caravans are for sale on the site in a wide range of prices, and of British and French make. New mobile homes are available as well.

Note: Amenities, activities and services are subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

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