La Pergola - 4 bedroom barn conversion
from £143 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £143 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
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***20% discount off return Brittany Ferries car crossings for all guests so a HUGE saving for everyone!***
La Pergola is a child friendly 4 bedroom barn conversion (able to sleep up to 8 people + baby) approx. a 10 minute drive from 'Blue Flag' sandy beaches and just a 2 minute stroll (on the flat) to a great village offering bars/cafes & restaurants with twice weekly street markets. It is the ideal holiday home for families sharing due to the centrally located living area with the sleeping areas on different floors ensuring plenty of privacy.
La Pergola has all the modern home comforts - Plasma screen TV with UK channels, Wii console, iPod docking station, internet access, Jacuzzi baths and a heated and fenced shared 12 x 6m swimming pool with toddlers pool slide. Plus there is a huge range of books (for all ages), family/children films, a plethora of games and toys.
We specifically cater for families with children - an extensive library of books, lots of children's board games and toys from dressing up clothes to train sets, building blocks, dolls house & a great collection of classic and new family/children's films plus a swing ball in the garden for your evening family tournaments as well as baking, potting and colouring equipment too for a fun afternoon....!
For families travelling with young babies, we also supply within the price - a steriliser, bottle warmer, food blender, black-out blinds for the children's bedrooms, a travel cot, (& 100% cotton bed linen) changing mat, baby bath, high chair, push chair & children's crockery & cutlery.
And for the grown-ups – Peace of mind that the kids are entertained in a safe, fun environment, baby-sitting and maid service available to really help you have the holiday you deserve, Plasma screen TV for you to enjoy, when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi baths for you to relax in (we also supply the bubbles!), iPod docking station so you can listen to your music, having listened to the 'Peppa Pig' tune all day, internet access for planning tomorrows family adventure, Nespresso coffee machine for sublime coffee, plenty of magazines and books to read whilst relaxing in the sun, a Wii console for a fun game of tennis with your family and friends & of course….. plenty of wine glasses in the cupboard!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer (10 mins)|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle (35 miles) Nantes (61 miles), Nearest railway: La Roche sur Yon (10 miles)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
La Pergola is a 4 bedroom renovated barn conversion able to sleep up to 8 guests plus baby, with an open plan kitchen/sitting room area. Split over two floors there is a double bedroom, twin bedroom & Jacuzzi bathroom on each floor, so La Pergola is the perfect holiday home for families or friends sharing due to the excellent layout offering plenty of privacy.
La Pergola is on two floors:
Ground Floor - Kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom, bunk bedroom, shower room with WC and hand basin and a separate bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and basin.
First floor - A double bedroom, the twin bedroom and family Jacuzzi bathroom with shower cubicle and basin and a separate WC.
Floor plans and room dimensions can be found on our web-site.
The sitting room.......
Relax in one of the two 3 seater sofas and enjoy the Plasma screen with UK TV channels excellent for watching either sports, 'the tweenies' or a good old fashion film. Or simply just relax with a glass of wine and a good book (a huge library of excellent English books supplied including fiction, romance novels, biography & thrillers). If you prefer, plug in your iPod and listen to your favourite artist whilst enjoying some easy reading laying in the sun.
The older kids will love the Wii console with interactive family games and XBox 360 so do remember to bring their favourite games, whilst the little ones will love the toys, games & dressing up clothes and be delighted to find so many new games and toys for them to enjoy - Happy children = Happy parents!
Not to be missed by the whole family is the huge selection of family/children's Videos. Over 50 classic family Disney, Warner Bros, Fox & Universal top titles plus many many more.
You will also find a comprehensive folder in the property listing restaurants, activities and local events, as well as plenty of ideas for entertaining the children. There is a good selection of write ups on local restaurants that we recommend visiting with the kids and also some great recommendation 'just for the grown ups!'
The well equipped kitchen....
The kitchen is very well equipped including a 5 burner range cooker, (great for when cooking for large numbers) a farmhouse table with 8 chairs, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, large fridge/freezer and ironing facilities.
It's the little things that will make this a holiday to remember......
Baking fun - In your holiday home you will also find child friendly, colourful and fun baking equipment so the kids can really have some fun on holiday making a mess! Mixing bowl, spatulas, wooden spoons, teddy Silicone mould, whisk, cookie cutters, chocolate moulds plus rolling pin all ready and waiting for the whole family to enjoy. Choose your favourite cupcake from one of the many wonderful recipes supplied (including cappuccino, crème brulee and lemon chiffon) in an easy to follow recipe binder which we are sure the kids, and of course the parents, will love! We also supply fun, easy-to-follow, baby & toddler recipes so the older children can help mum and dad cook for the little ones.
Colouring corner- Kids can relax in the evening and enjoy colouring and drawing - 'Best Friends doodles' express the joy of friendship with it's cool pictures to create, colour and complete. Plus wonderful big busy work sheets with puzzles, mazes, searches, spot the difference, doodling, drawing and colouring. All colouring pencils included so the kids can have creative relaxing time enjoying drawing the best parts of their holiday!
Those little extras - La Pergola is a self catering holiday home so you will need to bring/buy basic essentials - however, to make things a little easier for your arrival, we are delighted to offer you complimentary a small supply of essentials including tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, dish-cloths, dish washer tablets, bin bags, kithcen foil, cling-film and toilet rolls.
We have also catered for the little ones too with child-friendly crockery & cutlery, a baby-bottle warmer, hand food blender, black out blinds, a microwavable bottle steriliser, a high chair and a pushchair (all included in the price). Additional equipment can be hired such as high chairs & travel cots if more than one baby is in your party.
La Pergola has four bedrooms - two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one bunk bedroom.
The double bedroom on the ground floor has 15ft-high chestnut and oak ceilings and has a very light and airy feel to it. It is a delightful, sunny bedroom with double doors leading outside. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and hand wash basin. Opposite is a shower room with WC and hand wash basin.
The double bedroom on the first floor is quite special - the furniture (all handmade and antique) was bought as a complete set from a large old farmhouse here in the Vendée. The ornate, hand-crafted bed looks stunning set against the buttermilk-coloured walls. The mirror on the wardrobe and the marble inlay of the two side tables finish the room off beautifully.
The master bedrooms has en-suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the children's twin bedrooms (known as Jack & Jill bathroom). The bathroom has a Jacuzzi full size bath as well as separate shower cubicle and marble top hand wash basin. Also on the first floor is the separate WC with hand wash basin.
The twin bedroom on the first floor has two adult-size, high quality divan beds, which can be made into one double bed if more than four adults are sharing. The bookcases are stacked solid with books and children's toys. The spacious bunk bedroom on the ground floor also has a toy-chest full of toys and board games - and there's lots of room to play!
Freshly pressed 100% cotton bed linen as well as hand/bath towels , are supplied for each guest submitted on the booking form. All beds requested are made up ready for your arrival. In addition, you can hire large 100% cotton towels for the beach/pool (saves that bit of extra room in the case!) We also offer daily maid service (at a supplement) so your beds can be ready for you to slip into after a hard day at the beach or round the pool!
La Pergola has been specifically designed to allow easy access for the elderly or for wheel chair users. We have non-slip ramps for easy access, 1 metre wide ground floor internal doors, and a fully tiled wet-room with shower & WC on the ground floor.
Just for the kids........
We believe that your kids are probably our most important clients, so we intend to keep them as happy as possible so you have some time to relax. Happy children = Happy parents!
For Toddlers up to 8-year-olds
• Children's outdoor furniture - Themed children's place mats, crockery & cutlery
• 42inch. Plasma TV with UK channels
• Large collection of top-title family films
• Books for all ages, including plenty of bedtime stories
• Musical mobiles for peaceful bedtimes for the little ones
• Train sets, building blocks and baby toys
• A large toy box full of lots of great toys, puzzles and games
• Dressing up clothes with princess slippers
For 8-year-olds up to Teenagers
• All of the above plus...
• Wii console with interactive family games
•iPod docking station
• Plasma screen TV
• A selection of board games
For Teenagers & Young Adults
• All of the above plus...
• Quad bikes & karting only 5 minutes away
• Forest assault course on zip wire through the trees 10 minutes away
• Jet skiing, kite surfing & boating only 10 minutes away
• Internet for MSN, Facebook & Twitter
• Cyber-café in the village of Angles
• Nightclubs in La-Tranche-sur-Mer
In the villa you will find a list of our "Top 10 Things to do with the Kids" in and around Angles. The list includes local adventure parks, theme parks and water parks, along with many other exciting activities!
And for the grown-ups – Piece of mind that the kids are entertained in a safe, fun environment, baby-sitting and maid service available to really help you have the holiday you deserve, plasma screen TV for you to enjoy, when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi baths for you to relax in (we also supply the bubbles!), iPod docking station so you can listen to your music, having listened to the 'Peppa Pig' tune all day, internet access for planning tomorrows family adventure, Nespresso coffee machine for sublime coffee, plenty of magazines and books to read whilst relaxing in the sun, a Wii console for a fun game of tennis with your family and friends & of course….. plenty of wine glasses in the cupboard!
Please enquire with us for a full list of our optional hospitality services available, which include:
Airport pick up & drop off - You will be picked up in style, on time and taken to your villa in comfort. Please contact us for prices and availability
Taxi service - We offer a taxi service to and from restaurants, beaches and local attractions so a nice enjoyable day or evening out can be had by everyone. Please contact us for prices and availability.
Early check in - Do you want to be laying by the pool by 1pm on the day of your arrival? Then take advantage of our early check in programme. Your villa will be put on priority listings with the cleaners so it will be the first villa to be ready that day.
Beach/Pool towel hire - All our beach/pool towels are 100% cotton and large! It does mean there is that added bonus of having that bit of extra space in the car on the way home for those bottles of wine!! Please note - hand towels and bath towels are supplied at the property.
Additional linen – Would you like to take advantage of our linen service? We can supply new linen (all bedding and towels) mid way through your holiday. The existing linen will need to be ready for collection on the delivery day morning(Saturday/Sunday for two week lets and a Wednesday for one week lets) and left in the bags supplied.
Housekeeping – We are able to offer daily maid service (subject to availability for Saturday's and Sundays) if you really want some time to relax. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please let us know asap as this service is in high demand and is subject to availability.
We have lots of board games and puzzles for the kids to enjoy, a large library of books from teens to babies (plus lots of bedtime stories....!) and lots of children's toys including train sets, building blocks, wonderful dolls houses, puzzles and dressing up clothes with princess slippers.
You will be delighted by the number of clean, high-quality toys on offer to keep the little ones amused. Happy children = Happy parents!
Using a unique identity verification process, (URU), we have undergone official identity checks. This is done by having our details cross referenced against national and international databases, so you can be assured that our identity is verified and you can rent our holiday home with confidence.
***20% discount off return Brittany Ferries car crossings for all guests so a HUGE saving for everyone!***
|Further details outdoors|
Terrace & garden area......
Leading out of the double patio doors in the sitting room is a private small terrace/BBQ area with picnic table and benches, which is not overlooked. You can all eat together on the terrace, or the adults can relax eating dinner whilst next to them, the kids can enjoy the 'kiddies size' table and chairs for their own memorable meal time experiences.
This is also the perfect spot to relax in one of the sunloungers whilst lunch is being prepared as it is completely private and not overlooked by any neighbour. You will also find a chimney style BBQ which cooks food to perfection whilst you enjoy your evening 'pimms' on the terrace at 5pm!
The shared heated and fenced swimming pool area......
The 12 x 6 metre shared swimming pool and toddler pool slide is surrounded by 150m2 of decking with lots of sun loungers. The pool has been specifically designed and built with children's enjoyment in mind and has both a safety fence and a lockable child safety gate (this gate has shared access with Le Palmier) for which the parents hold the keys. The shallow end is only 1.05m deep (i.e. shallower than normal), so young children can stand in the water easily. The swimming pool is shared by all three of our 4 bedroom properties, Le Palmier, Le Pressoir and La Pergola so is a great chance for the kids to meet and play with new friends.
About this location
The Pays de la Loire region
La Pergola is only a 2 minute stroll from the centre of Angles, which has a large street market on both Wednesday and Sunday mornings in the summer months - an excellent opportunity to sample much of the locally produced food, including cheese, meat, fish and wine.
During July and August, Angles organises special events in the square including fun days, evening entertainers, jazz and blues nights, firework displays and night markets. You can sit with the locals and enjoy 'moules & frites' listening to a local band play and watch the kids dance to their hearts content.
Located so close to the village, you can either take a leisurely walk down in the morning to pick up your fresh baguette and croissants, or stroll down in the evenings to a choice of great restaurants. You don’t have to load all the kids in the car (plus all of the equipment that comes with having a family) to have a great meal out.
The village has its own Office de Tourisme, as well as a post office, two banks, a hairdresser, a beauty salon, an aromatherapist, a pharmacy, five cafés/bars and four restaurants. There are also two supermarkets, two butchers, a fishmonger and a fruit & vegetable shop.
The large fishing port of l'Aiguillon is just 10 minutes away. Early risers can choose from a range of freshly-caught fish, mussels, oysters, langoustine and gambas at the town's fish market which is open every weekday at 5am. Those who prefer a lie-in can sample the seafood later in the day at one of the many wonderful fish restaurants in the town.
Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a leisure rider, this area has plenty of surprises in store for you. all along the 'Loire a Velo' signposted bike trial, you can marvel at the stunning Loire countryside, visit châteaux’s & Abbeys, stroll through quaint little towns & cycle through vineyards for over 110 miles!
The Val de Loire Vineyards Tourist Trail - 40,000 hectares of ‘dégustation’ - The skills of the vine were introduced by the Romans, and are now one of the main assets of the Pays de la Loire. Sweet, dry, sparkling, white, red or rosé – every one of you will find just what you’re looking for among our prestigious AOC wines. Saumur Brut, Savennières, Coteaux du Layon, Saumur-Champigny, Anjou villages, Muscadet, Jasnières, Mareuil wines... From the Nantes area to Montsoreau, the Val de Loire Vineyards Tourist Trail extends you a warm welcome!
Due to the great location of all three of our gites, they can either be rented separately or together for large families holidaying together or for family celebrations. Please see details of all our properties on our web-site
Due to the strict levels of drinking and driving laws in France, we offer a taxi service to and from local restaurants/local attractions - Please contact us for details.
Blue Flag Sandy Beaches (10 minutes away by car)
The fantastic sandy beaches are over 13 kilometres long - and 8 kilometres of them face due south. La-Tranche-sur-Mer and Les Conches are ideal for families with children. They are approved as a "Kids’ Station", which means that the resort is a safe environment for children to play in. It also has specialist equipment and entertainments which specifically cater for families.
Great Quad Bike/karting experience (2 minutes away by car)
Let the kids (and indeed the big boys!) be the next Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button for a while! Whiz around the course and have a great thrill trying to beat your opponents. For safety reasons, the kids go on the course only with other children and the safety briefing is excellent. Whilst they are having fun on the track, the rest of the party can have a nice coffee in the covered terrace area. www.vendee-kart.fr
Indian Forest Adventure (5 minutes away by car)
This great theme park has marked trails in a forest, as well as 122 different challenges. Suspended on safety harnesses, you are able to climb, swing, dismount and even slide across the forest at a height of 20ft above the ground. There is also an adventure area for toddlers, with themed bouncy castles, a ball park, rock climbing and an inflatable park. This is an excellent day out for both children and adults and is just 5 minutes from our gîtes. www.indian-forest-atlantique.com
Sporting activities on the beach (10 minutes away by car)
The beach at La-Tranche-sur-Mer has a 6-hectare area of water for water sports. The "Cercle Nautique Tranchais" (CNT) offers sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sand-sailing. The area is also superb for boating and surfing enthusiasts
Adventure Park & Chateau (15 minutes away by car)
Experience the ‘historic adventure' in the setting of the grounds of the 'Chateau ee La Guignardiere'. Visit four continents of the world and solve the various puzzles as you go round. Get all the answers correct at the end the children get to open the treasure chest which holds a special reward for them. The park is set in 86 hectares of ancient trees, rows of menhires and wonderful animals such as deer, horses, ponies, swans and geese. www.chateau-aventuriers.com
Excellent golf courses (30 minutes away by car)
France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts. French golf courses are of an exceptionally high standard, are competitive and are well managed. We have 5 courses within easy reach! www.formule-golf.com
Aquarium La Rochelle (1hr away by car)
This is a 2 hour journey into the depth of the ocean - The kids will just loved it. There are over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species to view in an amazing 3 million litres of water. The huge shark aquarium with 20 different species was amazing if not a little frightening . An excellent day out, probably one of the best aquariums you will ever visit. www.aquarium-larochelle.com/index.php?id_site=2
Dunes Adventure Park (1hr away by car)
With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoyed everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines (fully enclosed) and toboggan rides. A very safe, clean and friendly environment and lots of under cover shaded picnic area.
Puy du Fou (1hr 30mins away by car)
This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles! In the summer, there are 28 evening/night shows with 300 fireworks per show, 2000 digitally-controlled projectors, 1500 computerised fountains, 4500 costumes and many more special effects. There are minstrels in the heart of the woods and master falconers in the meadows. You must book in advance for the evening show. www.puydufou.com
Cycle rail on tracks (1hr 30 away by car)
This is a great chance for the entire family to have some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along an amazing 10km stretch of former railway line (of course you don't have to do it all!) www.cc-atlancia.fr
Oceanile water park (2hrs away by car)
At the heat of Norimoutier this wonderful water park offers plenty of laughter for the entire family. Crystal- clear water heated to 28 degrees, giant toboggans, rubber rings (single and doubles), huge wave-filled swimming pool and cascading waterfalls await you. Great fun! http://www.oceanile.com/
Fishing on the rivers (5 minutes away by car)
You can enjoy two types of fishing - On the freshwater rivers upstream from the lock gates at Moricq, you can try for pike, perch, carp, bream and other bleak. You will need a licence which can be purchased at the villages Office du Tourism. Or you can fish in the saltwater reaches of the Lay, from the gates of Moricq to the mouth of the river which is subject to maritime regulations, so you can fish free of charge, for grey mullet, eels and plaice
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5 Sep 2014
"Wondering house, perfect for small children"
We travelled to La Pergola in May 2014. Two families consisting of 4 adults and 3 small children age 11 months, 22 months and 3 years. The house was absolutely perfect for 2 families as it had two bed… More
We were thrilled to read that La Pergola was absolutely perfect for you all and that you had wonderful holiday with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, it's always a huge boost to the team who work tirelessly to try and ensure every one of our clients has a fab holiday with us. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon :)
6 Jan 2014
We stayed at La Pergola with friends and there children for a few days in Oct. A brilliant time was had by all!We have a 2 year old daughter who was absolutely amazed by the amount of toys there were… More
What a wonderful review – thank you so much. The whole team is delighted you had such a great stay at La Pergola and that the accommodation worked so well for your family. Thank you again and we hope you will return to Angles again very soon.
10 May 2013
"Perfect getaway; gorgeous gite in a beautiful part of France."
We have just returned from a weeks stay in La Pergola & I have to say every member of our party absolutely loved it. The gite is full of character, finished to a high standard & has everything you need (& more!) It genuinely appeared that a lot of thought had gone into the preparation of the property for us. There were a couple of lovely villa assistants that popped by to welcome us & they gave us plenty of tips about the local area. We didn't need them during the week but it was nice knowing they were on hand if we did. The location was ideal being only a few mins walk from the village centre, a short drive from a big supermarket & less than 10 mins from one of the best beaches I've ever seen. We will definitely be visiting La Pergola again.
Thank you for your great review of La Pergola. We are delighted that all your party members absolutely loved our holiday home. We take great pride providing high quality accommodation and all the little extras that make a great holiday experience. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to La Pergola soon.
22 Apr 2013
"Wonderful gite in perfect location.. We will be back!"
Making the most of some glorious weather in France we stayed in Le Pergola in mid April, we wanted a quiet break that was more than just comfortable, walking distance to local amenities, close to the beach and activities for the kids and we were not disappointed.
Le Pergola is a beautiful gite, set in a converted barn building it has been renovated to an excellent standard, everything smacks of good quality (definitely no granny's old sofas here). We were welcomed in to an immaculately clean holiday home, a welcome pack to ensure that we could get a brew going as soon as we arrived and masses of information about what we could do during our stay.
Huge TV to keep hubby happy with the Grandprix, enjoying his favourite Nesspresso coffee. Jaccuzzi bath, delicious smellies and large fluffy towels for me, followed by a glass of wine in the secluded garden with a good book borrowed from the well-stocked shelves. The girls had hours of fun playing swing ball having spent an afternoon taking a trip down memory lane looking through the huge collection of toys on offer and desperate to fit into the dressing up clothes (complete with clippy cloppy shoes) and become a Disney Princess again. If your kids are under 10 they will have no shortage of things to keep them entertained, there is even the kit to do some cooking with the children and a planting set to do some gardening. I only wish I had found this holiday whilst my kids were still small, we would have then had room in the car for our stuff and not have it filled with all the kit for the small people.
The shared pool is a good size and the deck and surrounding garden well maintained although we were too early in the season to use the pool, it did look very inviting.
The very pretty sleepy village is genuinely just a 5 minute gentle stroll from Le Pergola, close enough and safe enough for the girls to wander down and buy fresh croissants for breakfast. We had an excellent meal in one of the local restaurants.
There is so much to do right on your door step that entertaining two teenage girls was a doddle everything from miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches just a 10 minute drive away ( yes even in April we managed some time in shorts and t shirts paddling in the sea), some retail therapy in the little seaside shops, rope climbing in the trees through to the wonderful Aquarium at La Rochelle.
All in all a great success and we will definitely be back.
Thank you for taking the time to write your great review on La Pergola - we are thrilled you had a wonderful holiday with us.
Thanks also for ordering our new 'glossy book' (which was left in the accommodation, highlighting all the best bits of this area i.e. beaches, attractions, restaurants and markets etc.) Like you, many clients have found this information invaluable when on holiday and have now ordered a copy to take home so they can share their great holiday experience with their family and friends - your copy should be with you shortly.
Thanks again and we very much look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon.
17 Apr 2013
"Hugely disappointed and appalled by low standards"
In August 2012 my family stayed in La Pergola with our family friends. We were 4 adults and 4 children aged 7 to 12. We paid £2945 for the property for 7 nights so we expected it to be extremely nice. We were completely fooled by the superlatives used in the advert for the property, none of which were true.
Whenever we choose holiday accommodation we check all the reviews and the detail in the advert because we want it to be as comfortable as home and it is so important to get it right. We thought that our attention to detail made our choices infallible but we were proved wrong by our stay at La Pergola. When I re-read the advert now I just can't believe it's meant to be the same place. It was hugely disappointing and our entire holiday was ruined by the mistake we had made.
The issues fell into 2 main areas; firstly the place had not been cleaned properly but secondly, (and more importantly because these issues can't be fixed quickly), is that the place is shabby and tired, kitted out with low graded fixtures and fittings and DIY nightmares are evident. You don't need to read the rest of my review. Just take a look at the pictures.
As soon as we got into the kitchen we knew something was wrong. The kitchen and lounge is dark and dingy (nothing like the bright sunny pictures on the advert). But even in this light we could still see that the kitchen was not clean. The cupboard fronts were covered in greasy smears and sauce had run into the cutlery drawer and dried. We didn't really explore much further before we called the maintenance company because we were so unimpressed. Cathy and Jody arrived very quickly. Cathy was pleasant and chatty. Jody (who turned out to be the Manager) seemed to be a bit put out by our complaint and hardly spoke apart from to mutter that the cupboards weren't that bad. He said that the smears were just cleaning solution that hadn't been dried off.
Soon after we discovered the other horrors; 50% of the crockery and glassware in the cupboards had obvious food remnants on it. The lower cupboard fronts were also dirty so we set to work to clean them because we just wanted it done properly. We took every item out of the cupboards and washed them by hand. Underneath the sink the damp stench was nauseating. We wiped it out and splintered damp wood covered the cloth. Outside the BBQ hadn't been touched since the previous visitors. The racks were covered in meat and grease remnants. We called the maintenance company again and Cathy told us that her Manager said the property is "up to standard" and the BBQ has been cleaned. Nevertheless they then sent the maintenance guy responsible for the outdoors who admitted that it had been missed.
Over the next few hours and days we discovered the countless other issues with the property described below. We had the maintenance team over several times to discuss our complaints and clean the place throughout but there was only so much they could fix in a week when most of the issues are endemic in a poorly furbished property.
The entertainment system was covered in months' worth of dust (see the picture!).
The washing machine is outside in a shed! There is no outside light so we had to use a torch to hang up washing after dark!
Airconditioning is supplied by freestanding units which are like ugly daleks in each room and sound like tractor engines when they are set to cold so completely useless.
Upstairs master bed creaked when the occupants as much as breathed so disturbed everyone for 3 nights until the maintenance company managed to reduce the problem by wrapping the slats in cloth.
Downstairs bathroom has degraded laminate round wash basins and perished blackened mastic.
Outside areas are neglected; decking not swept so previous tenants' BBQ skewers remained, leaves everywhere, bench table for outside dining is not cleaned and is just a dirty wooden bench table that you would find in a park, sunloungers are covered in bird droppings, there is a rusty old ice cream freezer next to the shared pool, covered in tarpaulin with old cartons stuffed behind it.
Fences round the pool and at entrance to the gite are falling down so have been propped up with spare pieces of decking and screwed in. Rusty screws protruded out of these and they were also a trip hazard. The decking is loose and generally manky. Needs rubbing down, oiling. The wood is old and splintering.
Poolside parasol had rusted base with insecure attachment so that in a light wind the parasol came out of its base and missed one of our children who was sitting by the pool, by inches. We had to wedge it with a magazine.
Since returning home we have had a dialogue with the owner. To try to explain away our issues he said that different people have different expectations of a property!! We asked for 50% refund. He said that if he agreed any payment we would have to suspend our right to post our views on third party sites. His final response was to come back with an offer of 250 euros and said he admitted no liability. Of course we turned it down!
I am happy to be contacted by anyone for further information on our experiences of this property.
Sadly it was apparent, from the beginning, that these clients were unlikely to be happy at any point during their stay even with all the additional free services they accepted at the time and the many hours we spent with them resolving issues.
We ask readers to please take time to read the 'balanced' reviews also posted by families who have stayed at our reputed holiday home, over the years who do not, thankfully, share the same opinion.
We are passionate about our holiday homes, our small family-run business for 10 years, and about the service we provide to our clients. We always listen to feedback and improve our service/product to ensure high standards continue to be maintained and meet. We are just sorry to have failed to meet these customers' expectations and understand that people's tastes vary.
4 Jan 2013
The location of the property was excellent, so great to be able to walk to the local restaurants and shops. Also great to have all the toys available and not have to pack any. The property guide was our bible for the week it was so useful we followed all the recommendations on beaches and restaurants and were not disappointed.
We stayed late September beginning of October. The weather was nice, not quite sunbathing weather but we still spent time on the beaches.
Great to read that you found the location of La Pergola excellent and that all the toys and games for the kids were a huge hit! We work very hard to make sure our clients have all the information ready and waiting for them once when they arrive, so they can relax and plan tomorrows exciting adventure over a nice glass of local wine!
Thank you again for taking the time to write your review - we always appreciate receiving such great comments.
28 Sep 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed the house very much. The children toys would have been great for the younger children. The pool was fantastic, correct temperature and a lovely size. The pool attendant was very friendly
The house keeps were brilliant, very efficient, friendly and helpful.
The markets in Angles were very good as were the local shops, butcher, bakery and pizza restaurant - all fantastic.
Beach at le Rocher was also fantastic for sand, rock pooling and for letting our dog 'hiccup' off the lead.
Thank you also to Catherine and Jody for all the excellent advice"
Your positive and kind comments regarding La Pergola and our efficient, friendly and helpful staff have been passed on to our team, as you can imagine they were thrilled to read your comments!
It is always appreciate when clients take the time to write about their great holiday, so a very big thank you. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
20 Apr 2012
"Great base in pretty village"
The entry to the property was easy, and very nicely presented on the arrival day. We stayed over the Easter holidays. The weather was mixed, and we didn't use the pool. But the gite was well laid… More
We were thrilled to hear that La Pergola suited your family requirements and that you felt that the gite was well laid out with plenty of room for everyone.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back the La Pergola so you can continue to enjoy what the lovely village of Angles has to offer. BTW a new 'Creperie' is just being built ready for summer 2013 which we are sure you will equally love - yum yum!
1 Oct 2011
"Fantastic accommodation unbeatable for children"
We stayed at La Pergola in early September with 2 small children and 4 grown up friends. We stayed in the downstairs room and our friends had the upstairs accommodation. From booking we experienced a … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback regarding La Pergola and your great comments regarding our brilliant accommodation being clean and stocked with handy extra's that you have never had before when staying in self-catering accommodation. We always go that 'extra mile' by supplying lots of complimentary little things us mums and dads use daily, which really does make a big difference to the overall holiday experience.
New for 2013 - Not only do we supply lots of information to help you find your way around, we now have a wonderful hard back book with lots of information and great photos giving our clients a true 'taster' of what great adventures they can have and the best restaurants to visit in our region. We hope that next time you visit you will find this too really helpful.
Thanks again for your feedback - it is always appreciated.
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