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Le Tournesol Gite


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

The Pool at Le Gite Tournesol

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Le Gite Tournesol is located in the small hamlet of La Jousselinière in the Vendée department of France. Originally an old wine press, the house has been restored by the current owners and is now laid out as a comfortable two bedroom holiday home, wih exposed oak beams and stone walls.

There is an 8 x 5m heated pool with courtyard garden, barbecue area and off-road parking for 2 cars.

A great location for exploring the countryside, either by foot or bike and with many tourist attractions only a short drive away - you'll be spoilt for choice for what to do.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Faute sur Mer 45 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nantes Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Chantonnay 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The ground floor is open plan, with a seating area to the right, dining area to the left and kitchen at the rear. Ground floor:

- large sofa that converts to a sofa bed

- TV with UK free to air satellite channels and DVD player

- Wood burning stove for cooler months

- Dining table and chairs for 4 guests

- kitchen with oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee maker

- washing machine, fridge freezer.

- Holiday reading and several toys and boardgames are availablefor your use

First Floor:

- 1 double bedroom with double bed, pine wardrobe and dressing table

- 1 twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside cabinets, wardrode and velux window.

- A travel cot is available for younger guests and a stair gate has been fitted to the top of the staircase for the security of your children

- A shower room with shower cubicle, sink and WC.

- Bed linens and towels are provided, but please bring your own pool towels.

WiFi internet access is available in the courtyard outside the house.(The owners live next door)

Further details outdoors

The house is set back from a quiet country lane and has off-road parking for 2 cars.

The pool area is in a sunny spot to the rear of the house. This area is shared with the English owners who live next door. The pool is 8m x 5m and is heated via a solar panel. Surrounding the pool is a small garden and patio area, with a BBQ and seating area. Sun loungers are available for your use, along with inflatables for the pool. The pool area is not overlooked by other properties and has great views across the hamlet and towards the countryside.

4 bikes are available for you to explore the country lanes with.

Further details

- Swimming pool is heated by solar panel from Easter until the end of September

- English Owners on-site for advice and help

- Garden and pool area are shared with the owners

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The Vendée is famous for being the second sunniest part of France after the Mediterranean. The micro-climate keeps the area warm from Easter until the end of September.

The beaches of the Southern Vendée are less than an hour's drive away and are well worth a visit - miles of soft sand, rock pools and great beaches for swimming and surfing.

The Vendée has many tourist attractions such as The Puy du Fou Theme Park with its Gladiators, Vikings and Musketeers, the many historic towns with their ruined abbeys and cathedrals, and the Marais Poitevin wetland canal area.

La Chapelle-Themer

Le Gite Tournesol is set in the quiet hamlet of La Jousselinière near to the village of La Chapelle Thémer. Sainte Hermine is only 7km away and here you will find many shops, restaurants and bars, as wellas a weekly market and many fetes and festivals during the summer months. The villages of Thiré (with a bar & pizzeria) and St Juire Champgillon (with well known restaurant and hairdressers) are only a short drive away.

The house is located along a quiet country lane - with many walks and cycle routes nearby - a great place to see the local flora and fauna - with many migratory birds, deer, wild boar and fields of sunflowers en route.

Boating and fishing are available nearby on the lake at St Martin Lars or in the Forest of Mervent. For the more energetic guests, there is horse riding or a swimming pool within 20 minutes and the beaches of the southern Vendée are only 45 minutes drive away.

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8 Nov 2014


"Great holiday"

We stayed here in July 2014. The owners Paul and Esme were very welcoming and could not have been more kind to our 7 year old son.The Gite is comfortable. The pool warm and clean and there is lots to … More

9 Sep 2012


"Gite with pool in Vendee countryside"

Tastefully converted barn in Vendee countryside. Although pool is shared with owners who live next door, our use was completely unrestricted. The English owners are very friendly and hospitable. We fe… More

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Annette Khan (Property Manager Maison lairoux)

  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:24 Nov 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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