Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • 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!***

La Mirabelle is a detached 5 bedroom family themed spacious villa (sleeps up to 13 guests) that caters for families who are looking for a great holiday experience which is ideal for children.

This villa benefits from a private FENCED & HEATED 11 x 5 metre swimming pool, garden swing/slide play equipment, sandpit, table-tennis table, swing ball, badminton/volleyball net, as well as an indoor TV/play room, an X-box 360 with Kinect sensor, lots of family and children videos & DVD's (around 100 titles) UK TV channels, 42inch. Plasma TV and a Wii console, X-Box 360 with Kinect, plenty of family fun interactive games, a 'Bose' iPod charging & docking station & internet access, Jacuzzi baths plus a 5 burner range cooker to name but a few!

Specifically catering for families with children - the kids will love the TV/play-room which is stuffed with toys, board games, dressing up clothes, train sets, building blocks, dolls house and a huge library of children's videos & DVDs as well as an extensive library of children's books, with ones specially for bed-time!

For families travelling with young babies, we also supply within the price - a sterilizer, bottle warmer, food blender, a travel cot, black-out blinds for the children's bedrooms, 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, UK TV channels for you to enjoy, when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi baths for you to relax in (we also supply the bubbles!), Bose 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!

Brittany Ferries / Holiday France Direct review - "A beautiful house, very pleasant, in good order, clean and very well kept"

Size Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer (10 mins by c
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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 Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (9), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The sitting room and kitchen has double height ceilings (around 15ft), so when you walk in, you are immediately impressed with the spaciousness of this villa. The sitting room has 3 metre patio doors which conceal into the wall space enhancing the indoor/outdoor living experience. The doors slip away effortlessly enabling you to enjoy the views of the south facing gardens, terrace and pool area.

The superbly appointed kitchen has been meticulously furnished and equipped with a 5 burner range cooker (always easier when cooking for large numbers), cafetiere, Nespresso coffee machine, two dishwashers, washing machine, microwave, and two large kitchen tables with 6 wrought iron chairs and 2 bench seats for the kids so in total seating for up to 13 guests where you can enjoy your freshly baked croissants! Lots of large serving dishes, crockery and cutlery are provided, so there will be no shortage when cooking a large family meal.

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 their younger sister, brother or cousin.

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 Mirabelle 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, UHT capusles, washing-up liquid, dish-cloths, dish washer tablets, bin bags, kitchen foil, cling-film and toilet rolls.

For the little ones we include - a high chair, travel cot, changing mat, pushchair, plus essentials like a microwave sterilizer, bottle warmer, food blender, children's crockery, cutlery and themed place mats.

The sitting room has a 42inch. Plasma TV with UK channels so you never have to miss your favourite programme. Also enjoy either the Wii console or Xbox 360 Kinect, both with plenty of fun family interactive games supplied!

Relax in one of the two 3 seater sofas and enjoy your favourite show or just relax with a glass of wine and a good book (a huge library of excellent English books supplied including fiction, biography & thrillers!), or plug in your iPod to the Bose docking station and listen to your favourite artist! Don't forget about all the magazines supplied for some easy reading whilst laying in the sun including favourites like Homes & Gardens, Country Living & 25 Beautiful Homes to name but a few.

Not to be missed by the whole family is the huge selection of family/children's films. Over 100 classic family Disney, Warner Bros. Fox & Universal top titles plus many, many more.

The older kids (and indeed most parents!) will love the Wii console and have plenty of fun on the X-box 360 with the new interactive 'Kinect' equipment. The little ones will love the toys, games & dressing up clothes and be delighted to find many toys for them to enjoy - Happy children = Happy parents!

A helpful comprehensive folder located in the sitting room lists local restaurants, both child-friendly and 'just for the grown-ups', top-ten activities to do with the kids, plus maps of the area, best beaches to visit, plus much more. Excellent for planning your days out and a great read over a glass of wine!

La Mirabelle has five bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 triple (with bunk bed & single bed) & 1 quadruple (with two sets of bunk beds)

****Floor plans and room dimensions can be found on our web-site*****

Both double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms which can also be accessed from the children's bedrooms (known as Jack & Jill bathrooms). Both bathrooms have Jacuzzi baths with over shower units. One also has the added benefit of a separate shower cubicle. Both bathrooms have double hand basins and WC's. There is also an additional 3rd WC at the property.

Freshly pressed 100% cotton bed linen and hand/bath towels are supplied for each guest listed on the booking form. All beds are made up for your arrival for those named on the booking form. 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!

Happy children = Happy parents!

For Toddlers up to 8-year-olds

• Children's indoor & outdoor furniture

• Themed children's place mats, crockery & cutlery

• Cooking/baking, potting and colouring equipment

• Playroom/TV room stacked with toys

• Sandpit (with buckets & spades provided, of course!)

• Garden swing, slide & climbing frame

• UK TV 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

• Monster trucks, doll's house plus 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 (great on the big screen)

• XBox 360 with 'kinect' sensor

• Bose iPod charging & docking station

• Table tennis for family tournaments

• A swing ball and badminton/volley ball net

• A selection of board games for the whole family to enjoy

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 access

• 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!

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

**** Please please please always give us a contact number when making an enquiry, as many replies end up in junk/spam folders, Our aim is to replly to you within an hour of receiving an enquiry.*****

Further details outdoors

The pool is surrounded by decking and grassed area with plenty of sun loungers for sunbathing where the whole family can relax and enjoy themselves. The private HEATED & FENCED swimming pool measures 11m x 5m. The whole pool area is within a fully enclosed walled/fenced area only accessible by a lockable gate (for which the parents have the keys)

In the secure garden the kids will just love the children's play area with swings, slide, sandpit (buckets & spades provided) & a table tennis table, badminton/volleyball net and a swing ball for those enjoyable family tournaments. You will also be delighted with the large chimney style barbecue which cooks food to perfection! Overlooking the gardens, there is a decked area leading from the patio doors with a motorised awning for dining outside.

There is ample parking and secure electronic gates at the front of the property.

**** Please please please always give us a contact number when making an enquiry, as many replies end up in junk/spam folders, Our aim is to replly to you within an hour of receiving an enquiry.*****

Further details

Listed below are some of the great benefits you will experience at our villa; see how many tick your boxes...

*10 minutes from 'blue flag' sandy beaches

*Village with great bars/cafes & restaurants just mins away

*Child friendly detached villa (180m2)

*5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 13)

*Private, Heated & Fenced swimming pool

*Fenced children's pool

*Internet access

*Bose iPod docking & charging station

*Wii console & XBox 360 with Kinect sensor

*Projector TV with large motorised screen

*UK TV channels

*Huge range of children's toys & books

*Swing, slide, swing ball, sandpit, table tennis and badminton/volleyball net in the garden

*Comfortable beds with mattress toppers

*100% cotton linen provided

*Hand and bath towels supplied

*All baby equipment supplied

*Saturday changeover

*20% off Brittany ferry crossings

*Airport pick up and drop off (additional cost)

*Taxi service to restaurants (additional cost)

*Daily maid service (additional cost)

If you got 22/22.....you may have just found your next holiday!!

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

**** Please please please always give us a contact number when making an enquiry, as many replies end up in junk/spam folders and you may think we are ignoring you. You will always receive a reply from us within an hour of sending an enquiry - we promise.*****

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

In the village of St Benoist Sur Mer you have the wonderful restaurant/bar 'Le Lapin que Fume' which serves lunch and evening meals throughout the summer months. Only a 5 minute stroll, it 's also a great chance for the kids to practice their French each morning as it sells fresh baguettes.

La Mirabelle is under a 3 minute drive from the lovely village of Angles which has a large street market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (in peak season) which is an excellent opportunity to sample much of the locally produced food including cheese, meat, fish and wine.

Located so close to the village of Angles you can visit in the evenings and have a choice of 5 great restaurants. You will also find a comprehensive folder in the gîte listing restaurants, activities and local events, as well as plenty of ideas for entertaining the children. There is a huge write up of over 20 local restaurants that we recommend with the kids and if you want some 'adult time' we also supply the baby-sitting too!

In the summer months 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 band watching the kids dance to their hearts content.

Angles 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 strict levels of drinking and driving laws in France we offer a taxi services to and from attractions/beaches and local restaurants - Please contact us for details.

La Tranche sur Mer

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