5 bedroom holiday home
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13
***20% off your car and passenger crossing with Brittany Feries - a HUGE saving for everyone!****
Le Mimosa is a spacious detached villa (approx. 200m2 of living area) located just 2 minute walk from a wonderful village offering bars/cafes, restaurants & weekly street markets. Due to the lay out, it is ideal for family or friends holidaying together as it offers plenty of space & privacy. It benefits from its own private HEATED & FENCED main pool, & FENCED children's pool, children's swing/slide, table tennis table, set all within 1200m2 of secure mature gardens.
With all modern comforts you would expect when renting a quality holiday home, it offers - projector home cinema TV with huge motorised screen, UK TV channels, Wii console with excellent interactive family games to enjoy, (great on the big screen!) iPod docking station and internet access.
Specifically catering 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, baby cot with dolls & a huge library of children's videos & DVDs.
For families travelling with young babies, we also supply within the price - a sterilizer, bottle warmer, food blender, a travel cot, (& 100% cotton bed linen), black-out blinds in 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, projector home cinema, for you to enjoy, when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi bath 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!
Only approx. 3 1/2hrs from the port of St-Malo, 4 1/2 hrs from the port of Caen and 1 1/2 hrs from the airports of Nantes and La Rochelle this holiday home makes the perfect getaway for those wanting a quick, easy trip to sandy beaches and sunshine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer (10 mins by car)|
|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, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (9), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
****Availability for July & August 2013 - new on the market - 5 bedroom villa with a private pool just minutes from the beach.
Owners direct.co.uk ref FR20215*****
In the sitting room indulge in your very own home cinema by watching your favourite shows on the huge motorised screen - excellent for watching either sports, 'the tweenies' or a good old fashion film or simply relax in one of the large leather sofas with a glass of wine and a good book (a huge library of excellent English books supplied including fiction, classic novels, biography & thrillers!). Perhaps you would prefer to plug in your iPod and listen to your favourite artist whilst enjoying some easy reading laying in the sun with magazines such as favourites like Homes & Gardens, Country Living, 25 Beautiful Homes, Maire Claire plus Hello, OK and Heat to name but a few.
Not to be missed by the whole family is the huge selection of family/children's films. Lots of classic family Disney, Warner bros, Fox & Universal top titles plus many, many more.
The older kids will love the Wii console with interactive family games, whilst the little ones will love the toys, games & dressing up clothes and be delighted with the 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!
The open-plan kitchen/sitting room has been meticulously furnished & equipped. You will also find a back kitchen with an additional oven in readiness for those large family meals. There are two large farmhouse kitchen tables where you can enjoy freshly baked croissants each morning! We have everything you would expect to find in the kitchen including washing machine, microwave, cafetiere, Nespresso coffee machine & 2 x fridge freezers,(very important to keep the wine chilled!) Lots of large serving dishes, and plenty of crockery and cutlery have also been supplied so there will be no shortages when preparing a large family meal.
Those little extras- Although this is a self-catering holiday home and you will need to bring/buy basic essentials - 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, 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.
Master bedroom, one twin (able to be made into extra double if required), quadruple bedroom (with two sets of bunk beds) at one end of the villa and second master bedroom and triple bedroom (one set of bunk beds & adult size single bed) in the converted garage at the other end of the property.
****Floor plans and room dimensions can be found on our web-site*****
There are two family bathrooms at the property, both with double sink units, one with a walk-in shower, and one with a Jacuzzi bath and toilet. There is also a separate WC at the property.
Happy children = Happy parents!
For Toddlers up to 8-year-olds
• Children's indoor & outdoor furniture
• Themed children's place mats, crockery & cutlery
• Bedrooms stacked with toys
• Children's pool
• Sandpit (with buckets & spades provided, of course!)
• Swing, slide & climbing frame
• UK TV channels
• Large collection of top-title family DVD's and Videos
• 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
• 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 (great on the big screen)
• iPod docking station
• Home cinema TV projector with huge screen
• Table tennis table for family tournaments
• 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 8 minutes away
• Free 24-hour access to the 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!
Don't forget - ****We can guarantee you 20% discount off your Brittany Ferry crossing quote (for each car travelling in your party) a great saving - just £25 deposit will secure your crossing****
Please note - one children's bedroom does not have an opening window but a VMC & good lighting.
|Further details outdoors|
The fenced, heated and PRIVATE swimming pool sits amongst 1200m2 of mature gardens. The children's pool beside the main pool ensures plenty of fun for the younger ones too, (although most parents do it enjoy it too!)
The landscaped gardens are well established with mature plants and shrubs from palm trees to olive trees. It is completely private and not overlooked by any other property. The garden is fully fenced with a gate to the front entrance.
The kids will enjoy the children's play area with swings, slide and sandpit. (buckets and spades supplied!) Overlooking the gardens, there is a terrace area leading from the patio doors, sun loungers and plenty of shade - ideal for your 5 o'clock Pimms! You will also love the large chimney-style barbecue, which cooks food to perfection!
The pool is fully fenced and has a lockable gate with padlock for which the parents hold the key. There is ample parking and secure gates at the front of the property.
Listed below are some of the great benefits you will experience at our villa; see how many tick your boxes...
*10 minutes by car from 'blue flag' sandy beaches
*Village location with great bars/cafes & restaurants
*Detached villa (200m2)
*5 bedrooms (sleeps up to 13)
*Private Heated & Fenced swimming pool
*Fenced children's pool
*iPod docking station
*Wii console and great family interactive games
*Projector TV with large motorised screen
*UK TV channels
*Large range of children's toys & books
*100% cotton linen provided
*Hand and bath towels supplied
*All baby equipment supplied
*20% off Brittany ferry crossings
*Airport pick up and drop off (additional charge)
*Taxi service to restaurants (additional charge)
*Daily maid service (additional charge)
If you got 20/20.....you may have just found your next holiday!!
Don't forget - we can guarantee you 20% discount off your Brittany Ferry crossing quote (for each car travelling in your party) a great saving - just £25 deposit will secure your crossing
**** Please please please always give us a contact number when making an enquiry, as many replies end up in junk/spam folders. You will always receive a reply from us within an hour of sending an enquiry - we promise.*****
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Le Mimosa is under a minutes walk from the lovely village of Angles which has a large street market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (in peak season)- 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 either take a leisurely stroll in the morning to pick up your fresh baguette and croissants with the kids or in the evenings visit 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 and if you want some 'adult time' we can 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 and watch 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. Along the 'Loire a Velo' signposted bike trial, you can marvel at the stunning Loire countryside, visit Châteaux & 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 service 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
Adventure Park & Chateau (15 minutes away by car)
Experience the 'historic adventure' in the setting of the grounds of the 'Chateau de 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 love 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 enjoy 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!) http://www.vendee-guide.co.uk/velo-rail.htm
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 water falls 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.
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8 Aug 2012
"Another fantastic stay at Le Mimosa"
Having stayed for a fantastic week at Le Mimosa in May 2011 we decided to return again this year- my wife and 2 children, my sister, her husband and 2 children and my parents. We were a party of 6 adults and 4 children aged from 18 months to 7 years old and Le Mimosa again proved to be an excellent choice.
The accommodation is very spacious. Three bedrooms and a bathroom are at one end of the villa and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom at the other which proved to be very practical for our party. My wife and I and 2 young children were well away from the rest of the party with our own bathroom so when our kids woke at 7, we weren't worrying about disturbing the others. The gite caters brilliantly for children meaning we could minimise the amount of kit we took with us. High chairs, cots and change mat were all provided and a fantastic range of toys and games meant we hardly took any of the children's gear with us apart from things for the journey making it all so easy. We opted to have the cleaning team attend twice during our stay and it really made a huge difference.
The outside space was also excellent and safe. There's a private, fenced pool, lovely terrace with lots of seating and sunbeds, a large BBQ and spacious garden for kicking a ball about and a great children's play swing and slide. The garden is secluded and secure on all sides and the pool is fenced-in so we were happy our roving 2 year old was safe.
The location is also fantastic- just outside the centre of the village of Angles so we were able to walk into the village regularly. The route is paved all the way so it's easy to walk with the buggy. The village has a great butchers, mini supermarket, at least 2 bakeries and a few bars and restaurants. My wife and I had a lovely meal at La Cambuse one evening.
There are a range of beaches 10-15 minutes drive away. We loved La Tranche-sur-Mer and La Terriere- the latter being wilder but both had good lunch options and the beaches were spacious and clean and great for kids of all ages.
We would strongly recommend this gite for the perfect family holiday.
26 Jul 2012
"Excellent house for families"
We stayed at the Le Mimosa in early July 2012 with family and friends and having been to the region twice before, chose the area for ease of access to the beaches and the facilities that the house was offering. The house was better than expected with everything needed to make you feel at home straight away after the journey. A small problem with no hot water on one side of the house was quickly sorted with a phone call but after that everything was great. Safe pool and garden and excellent for outside living. Very good market in town twice a week and a 2 minute walk into the centre to get early morning croissants and a coffee! Beaches are around 10mins drive away. Would strongly recommend this house and would book again if we had the size of family coming with us.
21 Jan 2012
"Great house, very child- friendly, great location!"
We stayed in La Mimosa last summer with our children and grandchildren and had a fabulous holiday!
The house was lovely- very well equipped and very spacious, even with 10 of us in the group. Having such a big, enclosed garden, plus the private pool was fantastic for our grandchildren. They also loved all of the toys and dressing up clothes! It was lovely that we could walk into the heart of he village with the children, to pop to the boulangerie –and stroll out ourselves in the evening for an aperitif or dinner! The perfect holiday!
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