Gite 5, Dolphin Gites, Vendee
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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)|
|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
|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|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|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.
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.
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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24 Jul 2014
"One of the best gites we've stayed in"
We have rented gites from Brittany down to the western Pyrenees over the last twenty years so have a modicum of experience. The gite is spacious and airy with a well equipped kitchen with a four burne… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
10 Sep 2013
"A very comfortable and spacious gite in lovely surroundings"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolphin Gites, so much so we've booked to go back next year! It is an ideal location for a friendly, care free family holiday. Our gite was very clean and comfo… More
30 Jan 2013
"We are returning again this Summer"
Lovely gite for a family rental with a secure garden and fenced off pool area ideal for young children. Located in a quite street in a small village only a few minutes drive from larger seaside towns … More
27 Nov 2012
"Fantastic accommodation, facilities and hosts"
We booked Gite 5 for a 2 week stay in July/Aug 2012 - a very well equipped Gite, clean, spacious, the dishwasher and washing machine a bonus! The Gite has all the essentials required for ta ruely rela… More
27 Nov 2012
"Peaceful and plenty to do"
This property offers excellent location ideal for accessing numerous different beaches easily, we found some were better for rock pooling, others for surfing or sand castles and a beach monitored by life guards. As you have to get into the car to drive to the beach, it's great to have easy access to a variety depending on tides and the weather. It is also ideally suited for accessing inland attractions and supermarkets (the ones on the coast do get very busy with holiday makers). We loved the tranquillity of these gites, some days we spent all day around the pool often having it all to ourselves. It is kept beautiful clean. The close proximity to the gites means stress free if you want to nip back for a drink, book or lunch. The only disadvantage is there is very little shade at the pool. The gite had its own garden with patio furniture and BBQ ideal for alfresco eating or taking it easy out of the mid-day sun.
The gite itself is very comfortable, with plenty of room to eat and relax, I don't particularly like the combination/microwave oven - but with the hob and BBQ, salads and eating out we didn't find this too much of an issue. The dishwasher was a fantastic bonus, as was the washing machine. Sky TV meant we could keep up with the Olympics but otherwise we wouldn't have had it on!
The whole property area is well maintained there were always table tennis bats and balls and the children are allowed to play ball games in the back garden. There is a tennis court in the village which was not locked last year and we could pitch up and play pretty much whenever we wanted. Only once did we find anyone playing on the court.
One disadvantage to this property is that you cannot walk to a local restaurant. You can get to a small spar shop and get a pretty tasty take away Pizza.
Howard and Cathy are very friendly and helpful; they helped us find a particular restaurant via the internet and made the booking for us
13 Nov 2012
"Great value gites in lovely setting in sunny Vendee"
We stayed in Gite 5 in August 2012 with our young children and had a lovely time with glorious weather. Friends of ours stayed in a different gite on the same site. Gite 5 was large and well equippe… More
Thank you very much for your constructive comments. We are improving the WiFi facility on site, so that access is central to all gites. The electric oven has been upgraded for next summer in a constant effort to satisfy our guests!
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