Gite / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

***20% discount off return Brittany Ferries car crossings for all guests so a HUGE saving for everyone!***

NEW for 2016 - Hot tub and sauna

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
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
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, 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, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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!

Limited Mobility......

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

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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

NEW for 2016 - Hot tub and sauna :)

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.

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.

Angles

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

www.perso.orange.fr/CNT/

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