Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Stone Cottage (gite 5), provides the perfect setting for a wonderful family holiday. It is located on a quiet road, only 5km from the beach. There are excellent facilities on-site and you can relax beside the pool or spend the day at the beach. Stone cottage is one of six self-catering gites (cottages) situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with a private heated pool, only 5 mins' drive from the coast. The cottage is equipped with UK TV, and guests have access to WiFi on-site. Stone Cottage is fully furnished with modern appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, oven, infra-red hob, UK satellite TV and a DVD player.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brétignolles sur mer 5 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nantes 80 km, Nearest railway: Saint-Gilles-Croix de Vie 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The accommodation has a spacious lounge dining area with satellite UK and French TV , sofa, kitchen area, separate bathroom and two good sized bedrooms. The inside walls of the gîte have the stones exposed giving the accommodation a rustic but modern feel. The kitchen is well equipped with a breakfast bar, dishwasher, electric infra-red hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc. There is a washing-machine in the bathroom. The garden is lawned and fenced, with a private drive to park your car. There is direct access to the children's play area and heated swimming-pool.

"If you are lucky enough to have chosen Dolphin Gites In Vendée, as your holiday destination, then you have found a little bit of heaven in the Vendée region of France". (K. family, from Ireland)

"The website is an honest reflection of the gîte. This has not been our experience with other gites. The pool is superb, and ideal for young children, being heated. Thank you." (T. family, from Dublin)

"Year 4 and not wanting to go back to the UK!! Enjoyed staying in larger gite this year, facilities excellent in this gîte (really enjoyed dishwasher this year). Excellent owners and hosts as ever. The pool has been a delight as ever, and used by our family every day. Looking forward to next year already. Five stars!" (W. family, from Nottingham).

Further details outdoors

The environment is safe and child friendly, with enclosed gardens, fenced heated swimming pool, sheltered table tennis, children's play area, spacious grounds with football area. The local baker visits every morning with fresh baguettes and croissants in time for breakfast.

Further details

Reservations are from Saturday to Saturday. The owners live on-site, speak English and French and are happy to give you help and advice, if needed.

The swimming-pool is heated with a heat pump and its temperature varies from 26 to 30 degrees.

Guests are invited to an informal welcome drinks evening in the garden once a week.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Dolphin Gîtes is situated in the attractive coastal village of La Chaize Giraud, in the North of Vendée between Les Sables d'Olonne and St Gilles-Croix de Vie. The village is 5 km from the seaside town of Brétignolles sur mer, 10 minutes from the fishing port of St Gilles (to the North) and 20 minutes from the resort of Les Sables d'Olonne (to the South).

It is often said that Vendée offers the best climate in easy travelling distance from the UK! It has an average of 240 days sunshine/ year, plenty of opportunity to appreciate the fabulous beaches the region has to offer.

La Chaize-Giraud

The Vendee has many great opportunities for cycling, swimming, fishing, sailing, sunbathing, surfing and walking.

The Normandelière at Brétignolles sur-mer is a great beach with a créperie in the dunes. There is also a sea lake nearby which is ideal for young children. Other great beaches include the Grande Plage at St Gilles, and the famous bow shaped beach at Les Sables d'Olonne. There are miles of new cycle paths along the coast and through the countryside. If you like rambling, you will enjoy the scenic lake Jaunay.

The Puy du Fou Park is one of the most famous attractions the Vendée has to offer and is only a 70 minute drive from Dolphin Gites.