Les Ammonites at Les Chaffauds
About the home
Les Ammonites is located in the lovely hamlet of Les Chaffauds in the Vendée countryside. The owners, who live next door, have lovingly restored the house, whilst retaining many of the original features - such as oak beams and stone walls. During the renovation process two large ammonites fossils were found in the front wall of the house - hence the name of the farmhouse!
To the back of the house there are very large gardens and an orchard full of apple & pear trees. There is also a 4.5 metre circular heated pool and an area set aside for sunbathing. There is a large patio area with barbecue and seating - great for al fresco dining and relaxing after a hard days site-seeing!
This is the ideal location for country walks, cycling along peaceful lanes or relaxing by the side of one of the nearby lakes - perhaps even fishing. The owners are always on hand with tips for the best routes and fishing spots.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Faute sur Mer, 50km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The ground floor is all open plan, with a large living, dining and kitchen area. There is a TV with UK and French free to air satellite channels, a DVD player and HiFi. WiFi access is available in the house for those guests who bring their own laptop with them.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a large range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and there is a small breakfast bar and large dining table with seating for six.
There is a separate WC and cloakroom on the ground floor.
On the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other two each with two single beds. All bedroom have built in wardrobes and side tables. There is a stair gate for the security of your children.
The shower room has a shower cubicle and double hand basin, with separate WC. Two cots are available for younger children - but please bring your own bedding for these.
All other bed linens and hand/bath and tea towels are provided, but please bring your own pool/beach towels.
Further details outdoors:
In front of the house is a large parking area with space for up to 4 cars. There are steps up to the front door.
There is a back door from the living room which leads to the rear gravelled courtyard where you will find a barbecue and seating area. This area of garden is security fenced with a gate leading to the pool area.
The circular heated pool is 4.5 meters in diameter and has a grassed area around it with sun loungers and seating nearby. The garden extends to over 2 acres - so has plenty of space to kick a ball or run around. As the house is situated on the top of a hill, there are stunning views across the valleys below and the sunsets are fantastic!
- Les Ammonites is open all year
- The pool is open from Easter until the end of September
- The owners live on site
- The gardens are shared with one other holiday home
* The changeover day for our High and Peak season is Saturday - at other times of the year we can be more flexible - please ask for details.
* The minimum number of nights stay is 3.
* Les Ammonites is a non-smoking house
* Dogs may be considered. (A higher security deposit may be charged)
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Vendee region
Les Ammonites is located in the Vendée Bocage, approximately a 50 minute drive from Nantes and the southern Vendée coast with its fantastic beaches. The Vendée has a micro climate, being the second sunniest part of France after the Mediterranean coast.
The weather is generally good from Easter to the end of September, and the area is also a great location for autumn & winter holidays - with rural walks and bird watching nearby. The landscape is varied - with rolling hills, flat farmland with fields of sun flowers, and miles of sandy beaches along the coast.
The Sainte Cecile / Les Chaffauds area
The hamlet of Les Chaffauds is located only 2km from Sainte Cecile, which has a bakery, butchers, chemist and a bar. Another 5 minute drive and you will reach Chantonnay whichhas many supermarkets, restaurants, banks and a weekly market.
In the summer there are many festivals and fetes held nearby, including a 3 day walking event and the French National Cycling Championships. All of the local villages and towns hold markets and the coastal towns have lots of evening entertainment on the beaches.
Les Ammonites is only 30km from the fantastic Puy du Fou historical theme park where you will be transported back in time to the age of Gladiators, Vikings and Musketeers - an unmissable day out!
There are forests and lakes nearby to explore, and the Marais Poitevin series of inland waterways and towpaths is only 45 minutes away.
How to get there
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Les Chaffauds is approximately a 3 hour drive from St Malo, 4.5 hours from Cherbourg or 7 hours from Calais.
Our closest airport is Nantes at only 50 minutes away, with the smaller airport of La Rochelle only 60 minutes away. The budget airlines of Ryan Air, Jet2 and Flybe all use these airports.
Car hire is available from both airports.
Activities near Sainte Cecile
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
09 Sep 2012
We had a great time, the cottage was large, well equipped and of a very high standard. Paul and Isabelle were very welcoming and full of useful information and tips. Large garden, swings and... more
26 Aug 2012
Situated within easy reach of the coast/beaches and the city of Nantes. The kids loved the open space abd especially the pool.
We will definately come back again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||29 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||30 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 790||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The minimum number of nights stay is 3.
A winter heating charge of 40 euros per week is applicable from October until March - payable upon arrival.
For summer weeks, the changeover day is Saturday - we can be more flexible with holiday start dates outside of this period.
We require a 30% deposit to secure your reservation, with the remaining 70% being paid 8 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday.
A security deposit of £100 is also required against any damage to the property.
We are able to accept payment in sterling or Euros, either by direct bank transfer or cheque.Enquire now
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