Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Parasol Pine (gite 1), at Dolphin Gites, is the perfect setting and location for a wonderful family holiday. Located near the coast, with great local beaches and excellent facilities on-site, you can relax beside the pool or spend the day at the beach. Our six self-catering holiday gites (cottages), are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with a private heated pool, only 5 mins' drive from fabulous beaches.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Brétignolles sur mer 5 km
Will consider House swap
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, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The accommodation is comfortable with a lounge/kitchen area with satellite UK TV, separate bathroom and two good sized bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds, satellite TV, and sofa). The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster etc. There is a patio with garden furniture and barbecue, direct access to the children's play area and heated swimming-pool and private parking near the gite.

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. There is private parking.

"The perfect package in the Vendee. An idyllic hideaway. We wish we had discovered it ten years ago! Thank you Howard and Cathy for being great hosts." (M. family, from Cardiff).

"Gite and area surpassed expectations. Pool and garden lovely. Social aspect of getting to know you and other guests helped overall enjoyment. Thank you for a smashing week and hope to see you again" (W. family, from North Wales)

"We have had a great holiday at Dolphin Gites. The accommodation and location were perfect for us!" (W. family, from Kent).

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 Pays de la Loire 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.