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La Petite Ammonite Holiday Home

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

La Petite Ammonite is located in the peaceful hamlet of Les Chaffauds and has great views over the surrounding 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.

To the back of the house there are large gardens and an orchard of fruit 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 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Faute sur Mer 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nantes 50 km, Nearest railway: Chantonnay 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

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

La Petite Ammonite has been well restored by Paul & Isabelle, the owners, and now offers very comfortable accommodation, with exposed oak beams and stone walls throughout.

The living room is bright and sunny, with french doors opening out into the courtyard garden. There are 2 sofas and a small dining table and chairs. There is a TV with UK and French satellite channels (Freesat), a DVD player and stereo. Internet access is also available, via a cable and desk in the hallway.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and coffee maker.

The shower room is located on the ground floor and has a large double shower cubicle and twin sinks, with a separate WC next door.

Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. Both have plenty of storage for clothes. A stairgate is available for the safety of your children.

Further details outdoors

La Petite Ammonite shares the courtyard garden with one other 3 bedroom holiday home - Les Ammonites - located next door. There is a private seating and BBQ area for each house, and a further seating area on the other side of the large barn in the main gardens - great for watching the sun set with a glass of local wine!

The gardens are enormous, and mostly laid to grass, with a small orchard of fruit trees and a set of swings for the children.

The 4.5m circular heated pool is fenced off from the courtyard garden and is surrounded by sun loungers.

Parking is available to the side of the house, on the newly created drive way.

The house is accessed via the kitchen door, through the courtyard garden.

Further details

- Property Owners live on-site and are always there to offer help and advice, as well as a glass of local wine!

- The pool is open from Easter until the end of September

- Gardens and courtyard are shared with one other holiday home

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

La Petite Ammonite 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, and is well known for being the second sunniest part of France after the Mediterranean coast.

The weather is generally good from Easter until 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 of course - miles of sandy beaches along the coast.

Sainte Cecile

The hamlet of Les Chaffauds is located only 3km 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.

La Petite Ammonite 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.

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4 Sep 2014


"Fab Gite in a beautiful location"

We arrived to a very warm welcome from the owners. Gite was great - very well equipped and also very clean. The garden is big and well kept which is superb for children - lots of space to run about.… More

26 Aug 2014


"Wonderful Gite!!"

We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely gite, Paul & Isobelle were great hosts and our children loved playing with their dog, Stanley. As there are two Gites it made it extra special as our extende… More

25 Oct 2013


"Perfect Spot for a Visit to the Vendee"

The Petit Ammonite was a perfect place to stay on our visit to the Vendee. The house is a beautifully renovated old farmstead, with beautiful grounds, in a very quiet and small hamlet. All the basi… More

4 Sep 2013


"Great family holiday in a great locations with lovely hosts"

A perfect place for a family to stay. Loads of space, a beautiful gite fitted to an extremely high standard. A nice pool and a huge garden. La Rochelle, Beaches, Puy du Fou and the Venice Verte all… More

19 Aug 2013


"Fantastic cottage in a beautiful and tranquil location"

We stayed at La Petite Ammonite in Les Chaffauds for a week in August with our 2 young children and wished we had the time to stay for 2 weeks. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could … More

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Calendar last updated:16 Sep 2014

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