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Country Cottage, La Chaize-Giraud, Vendée

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

The Country Cottage is a comfortable and well equipped holiday house, sharing all the on-site facilities of our 7 gîte complex, which include the heated swimming pool, table tennis, children's play area and large spacious landscaped gardens. It is located 5 minutes from the beaches of Brétignolles sur mer.The gîte has the benefit of an enclosed garden, whilst remaining ideally positioned within the complex. The gîte has an enclosed garden at the rear, a private outdoor sheltered dining area, allocated parking next to the gite and direct access to the heated swimming pool.

"The gite is superb with a great enclosed garden and the pool was brilliant and heated. Had a very enjoyable stay and would be more than happy to return. Veranda a brilliant idea, very cosy and a great addition to the gite."

"Lovely big gite with a good sized garden, ideal for a large family. The swimming pool was a very welcome bonus. You have achieved the right balance of a relaxing atmosphere along with the need to respect property and people. Thank you!"

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 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
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
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 Country Cottage is spacious and well equipped. The gite has the benefit of an enclosed garden with its private covered patio, whilst remaining ideally positioned within the complex, near the heated swimming-pool and play area.

"The gite is superb with a great enclosed garden and the pool was brilliant and heated. Had a very enjoyable stay and would be more than happy to return. Veranda a brilliant idea, very cosy and a great addition to the gite." (K. family, from Ireland).

"Really enjoyed this gite complex. Visited many in the past and this is one of only two that we would like to visit again. Lovely atmosphere, welcoming and accommodating. Both J and A have enjoyed and benefited from their time with Catherine. Many thanks." (M. family, from Middlesex)

"Thank you so much for a wonderful week in your gite. Everything was just as we hoped. Better in fact.

It was lovely to find tea bags and a bottle of wine after our long journeys and the welcome drinks were very nice. The house itself was bigger than we expected and really perfect for our holiday. Thanks again. I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. We had a wonderful time." (D. family, from Cornwall)

Further details outdoors

The environment is safe and child friendly, with enclosed private 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 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.

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Review 1-4 of 4

1 Aug 2014


"Quality Gite but with rules"

First off - family with 3 children 7,9 and 10. Arrived - nice welcome and lovely clean gite. Then Cathy gives you what can and cannot be done set of rules which is understandable as they want to keep … More

Thank you for taking the time to review Dolphin Gites. We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty relaxing at times during your stay as we aim to provide the best possible experience for everybody. Our rules are primarily for the safety of young children and to give parents peace of mind during their holiday. However, we will certainly take on board your comments and hope to see you again in the future.

30 Aug 2013


"A very special group of gites and a lovely experience"

Gite 4 is spacious, lovely and bright and clean. It lacks for nothing. The overall site is well set out, the pool and amenities are all spotless and there is plenty on hand to keep youngsters happy. … More

23 Jan 2013


"Great gite and site, hosts incredibly hospitable and helpful,fab time"

Gite very clean and comfortable, lovely grounds and pool. Teenagers enjoyed the company of others and the location was ideal. Easy drive to beach but not in summer crowds. Owners very relaxed, profes… More

3 Dec 2012


"A very relaxed atmosphere in a fabulous part of the world."

The gite was excellent value for money. Clean, tidy and with a lovely patio area for eating outside in the evenings. It was well equipped and modern, but relaxed enough to let us feel at home without … More

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Cathy P.

  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Nov 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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