Nearest beach 75 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Situated in an elevated rural setting Le Puy Renou provides spacious, comfortable living and sleeping accommodation and enjoys extensive secluded grounds.
Tastefully furnished and with a wood burning stove you can make your self feel at home in the middle of France. L …see more
1 Sep 2013
"Lovely relaxing holiday"
We have just returned from our holiday in France after spending a delightful week with friends at Le Puy Renou. We stayed here back in 2011 and loved it so much that we came back for more. The five yo… More
10 Sep 2015
"Fantastic week in a beautiful peaceful place"
We return home tomorrow early hours from a lovely week staying at this beautiful farm house. The rooms are huge, spotlessly clean and there is everything you need to enjoy your stay. The grounds are e… More
20 Jul 2015
"Peaceful, relaxing stay"
We have just returned from two weeks in this lovely house. It was ideal for my husband and I and our daughter aged 20. Lots of lovely features to this house including a lovely fireplace and beams in… More
VILLA THOUARSAIS-Modern Villa in a Village location with private Heated Swimming Pool set in an abundance of greenery.The Villa has 4 bedrooms sleeping 10 comfortably with ample bathrooms-great for a large family/group of friends or 2 families. Sole Use. Cheap Ferries …see more
3 Aug 2012
"Beautiful Family Home"
The house has all the charm of a well loved and looked after family home. The owners obviously spend a lot of time here and it adds to the relaxed atmosphere in the house. All amenites were as adverti… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for this property. I am pleased you liked the Villa and the furnishings, etc. were to your liking. I know restaurants, etc. are a little way, but this adds to the tranquility and of course most people drive over and have their cars - but it is a point to make. Thank you and you will be welcome anytime.
The two gites at Le Pinier make an ideal base to relax in the garden and pool or visit local attractions. Together, the gites make an ideal arrangement for two families to holiday together, whilst having independent catering facilities. South facing with country views …see more
30 Aug 2013
"Great place for relaxing family holiday"
My husband and I and our two sons, 13 and 11 yrs of age, spent a lovely, relaxing two weeks at Le Pinier. Ian and Jane Gawn are excellent hosts who have a light touch in their interactions, it's truly… More
Thanks so much for such a wonderful review.... we both really appreciate you taking the time to do this review.... we are so delighted to have helped you have a really great holiday ...it really makes our " work " so pleasurable !!... thanks again... your review is such a good description of what we are offering future holidaymakers.....
28 Aug 2012
"Tranquil & Delightful"
From start to finish our time at Le Pinier was magical. Our kind hosts, Ian and Jane could not do enough for any of us. We arrive on time on the Friday, we were going to be a little early and although… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review... we are so delighted that we could help you have a wonderful holiday...
11 May 2012
"An idylic, rural gem."
This out-of-the-way location was a real get away from it all. But the remoteness was compensated by the warmth of the hospitality, the generosity of our hosts, and rural France has so much to offer f… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to send a review.. it really helps others when choosing a holiday venue... and last but not least ...so glad we could help you all have a great holiday ...so pleased you like our rural holiday gites...
Converted character farm building in a small rural farming hamlet. Shared heated pool 8 x 4 metres. Lovely rural views. Safe large enclosed garden with lots of sitting areas. 2 separate terraces, one facing the pool and the other having fantasic views. Why not book bot …see more
30 Aug 2014
We had a fantastic time at la pinier gites. We stayed in la jardin which was a well equipped, quaint gite set in a beautiful garden overlooking the pool. The owners were very hospitable And it was lo… More
Thanks for a fabulous review ...so delighted that we could help you all to have a great holiday .. thanks for being such super guests ... the boys were such fun and so well behaved ..and of course you both were too !!...and thanks for your wonderful hospitality too!
22 Aug 2014
Gorgeous property, excellent location, amazingly friendly hosts - what more could we ask for!! We had a fantastic holiday and Murphy made the week perfect.… More
Thanks so much for the wonderful review ....we really appreciate you taking the time to review us ...it is so helpful for potential new visitors
Thanks for being such fantastic guests... so glad we could help you have a great holiday
11 Sep 2013
Well equipped, clean, and a lovely pool. Everything you need to inside. Jane & Ian are wonderful hosts. We intend to visit again soon.… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review .... so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us .... thanks too for reviewing us ...as it really helps other holidaymakers who are trying to choose where to go!!
A traditional French 2 storey cottage added to the 300-year old farmhouse, we think in the 1930s, Grandmere's offers spacious holiday accommodation, with sitting room, large kitchen/diner and bathroom and separate toilet on the ground floor, and two bedrooms upstairs. …see more
4 Aug 2014
"Comfortable, friendly and relaxing"
We were lucky enough to stay at Grandmere's for a week in July. We arrived very late to be welcomed by Jane and Ian who had cooked us a lovely meal. They were very accommodating and generous - leavin… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review ...it is really appreciated ...we are so pleased we could help you have a super week ...thanks for being such wonderful guests...enjoy the rest of your trip
Jane, Ian & Murphy
6 Jul 2014
"Wonderful country location, everything you could want supplied for self-catering holiday"
Our trip was to reunite our dogs, Grande Basset Griffon Vendeens, with their place of origin. (We never met another of that breed). However,Le Pinier was a beautiful location in the heart of the count… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review ...we really appreciate it ... so pleased we could help you have a good holiday ...and thanks for such a good review ... even Murphy played his part !!
16 Oct 2012
"Amazing, Jane and Ian very friendly, every need catered for. Fab Pool and surroundings"
Very relaxing, meal on arrival great start to the holiday. The children loved the large garden, going for walks with Jane and the dog Murphy learning about wild flowers and of course the pool was fabu… More
Thanks so much for your wonderful review .... so pleased we could help to make your stay a memorable one.... and thanks for taking the trouble to write a review.... very much appreciated
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 80 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Spacious, cosy, well-equipped cottage with log fire and Wi-Fi internet. Large private garden with terrace, childrens play area, swimming pool and BBQ for al fresco dining, situated on the Vendée/Deux Sevres border with stunning Atlantic beaches within striking distance …see more
25 Aug 2011
"Fantasic house - superb holiday!"
I would highly recommend a holiday here - although by doing that it might get booked up and we wouldn't be able to go again! The house is very well equipped and the garden is huge - the photos don't d… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
La Maison Verte is a peaceful haven in a farming hamlet. There is countryside with wildlife to explore on your doorstep and many attractions locally. The heated covered pool and well appointed farmhouse means we have guests coming back for the 5th time running! …see more
21 Jun 2015
"Home from Home"
This was our fourth visit to the farmhouse - that says a lot. Booked for 2015. Not only is it a great place to stay (sometimes there are as many as 4 cars passing a day!) but the owners and their fa… More
29 May 2015
"Beautiful rural countryside retreat"
If you are looking for a quiet, perfect getaway then this is the place to be. Set just 5 minutes drive from the local village it's rural enough to get absolute silence but also near enough to amenitie… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you at La Maison Verte. Hope to see you again soon.
17 Jan 2015
"So much more than it says on the tin!!!"
The property is located in a small hamlet but within easy reach(30 min walk/10 min cycle) of the nearby market town of L'Absie which has a supermarket, boulangerie & wonderful bistro. Lots to see and … More
Thank you so much for the great review! We love having you here and look forward to seeing you for the fifth time in 2015. We have a spacious new patio to enjoy the beautiful evenings which we hope you will enjoy.
"Tranquility, Nature, Comfort and good fishing too"
This gite was great, the pictures on the web-site do not do it justice; the interior was immaculate and had all the facilities that we needed and more that we didn’t use (e.g. sound systems in each … More
This is the best testimony we received from our English friends that we receive with great pleasure.
We provide this welcome and a personalized relationship during the stay with the support of our friend and neighbor English unlock feature installed for years close to us.
She is very happy to assist our guests and help them discover the richness of our region she loves.
A book in English helps travelers organize the best stay (leisure, activities, local produce ..)
C'est le meilleur témoignage que nous ayons reçu de nos amis anglais que nous recevons avec beaucoup de plaisir.
Nous assurons cet accueil et une relation personnalisée durant le séjour avec l'appui de notre amie et voisine anglaise installée depuis pusieurs années près de nous.
Elle est très heureuse d'accompagner nos hôtes et de les aider à découvrir les richesses de notre région qu'elle aime beaucoup.
Un book en anglais aide les vacanciers à organiser le meilleur séjour (loisirs, activités, produits locaux..)
12 Jun 2015
Que du bonheur, un gîte plein de charme, parfaitement équipé, décoré avec goût. En pleine nature avec pour compagnons : poneys, oiseaux, habitants des étangs et parfois un petit chat.. sans oub… More
Votre témoignage confirme le sentiment exprimé par de nombreux vacanciers. Un réel bonheur pour nous aussi de partager avec vous ces moments, un encouragement à poursuivre nos efforts de qualité de service. Notre souhait: vous proposer un séjour riche de plaisirs et de loisirs
7 Jun 2015
proprietaires accueillants a l'ecoute et adorables
chalet tres confortable ou tout est fait pour passer un excellent sejour
environnement propre ,depaysant et tres agreable
etang tres poissonneu… More
Exprimer votre bonheur au cours de votre séjour est pour nous notre meilleure satisfaction et nous encourage à poursuivre nos efforts pour vous offrir une bonne qualité de séjour. Formuler le souhait de revenir une troisième fois est pour nous une reconnaissance et une exigence: être encore plus à votre écoute, vous accompagner pour un séjour inoubliable
Nearest beach 55 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Traditional Vendeen cottage retaining many original features set in large private garden ideally located for walking/cycling holidays with countryside and cycle paths practically on the doorstep - or simply relax in the private garden. Plenty of splendid and reasonably …see more
22 Feb 2015
"Cosy well equipped cottage"
Had a lovely week in this cottage, quiet village but close to amenities and things to do. Cottage is small and cosy, perfect for me, my husband and my 9 year old son who loved that he had the whole up… More
Thank you Justine for your lovely review, should you wish to stay again we will be able to give you a 10% discount on our normal price, would not offer this before your review as I did not wish to sway your view of the cottage.
24 Sep 2011
"well equiped comfortable cottage in beautiful area"
key posted to us in advance
property clean and tidy and all instructions clear.Very comfortable inside with veranda ,gardens and suitable furniture outside
lovely countryside and places to visit
14 Sep 2011
"great cottage, great location"
We enjoyed our two weeks stay, there are plenty to see and to do within a reasonable drive from the cottage, and when you just want to relax, the garden is is great. Are you into cycling, there are pl… More
1ères vacances en couple, les propriétaires sont généreux, accueillants et très sympathiques! Le cadre est magnifique, vert jusqu'aux volets et en 1 semaine on a pu faire le puy du fou, futurosco… More
5 Dec 2014
j y suis allé avec mes 2 chiens, propriete tres agreable. je n ai manque de rien. j etait au coeur de tous les departs des visites. j ai meme utilse les velos pour empreinter les pistes gr.j y retour… More
2 Dec 2014
"paradis sur terre"
Nous avons été accueilli comme si ont été des amis. Les propriétaires sont accueillants, chaleureux. Nous avons invité la proprio à partager notre repas puisqu'elle était seule. La petite mais… More
My family and I have just spent nearly 2 glorious weekend in this lovely gîte. I have to say it was great from beginning to end. We age a family of 2 adults and 5 kids and there was plenty of room fo… More
29 Jul 2015
We have been to the Vendee region before camping and have been wanting to try the self-catering gite experience. This property was advertised as their 1st year as running a gite business and wow what … More
28 Jul 2015
"Fabulous relaxing holiday!!!"
Fabulous relaxing holiday!!!
This is our 1st trip to France on holiday after many years of beach resorts on the Med. We didn't know what to expect, so were a little apprehensive of what France can … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7. …see more
Distance approx 5.36 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
"Experience life in true rural France but without isolation"
It was a delight to spend our holiday in such a peaceful setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside, but still within reach of the coast and places of historical and natural beauty.The gite and gard… More
6 Apr 2015
"Superbe séjour en Gâtine maison très confortable et très propre"
Superbe séjour en famille. nous avons beaucoup apprécié les alentours : le marais poitevin, Vouvant, Parthenay, ..... beaucoup de chemins de randonnées.
La maison est très agréable, calme et co… More
Merci pour vos remerciements et encouragements pour la continuité de notre gîte. Nous sommes toujours ravis de recevoir des hôtes dans notre région, de les guider et de les conseiller pour leurs vacances, pour qu'ils passent un séjour inoubliable.
A très bientôt.
Valérie et Harold.
16 Jan 2016
"Lovely Character Gite in a Quiet Location"
We enjoyed our stay at Gite les Figuiers and what started as a one week stay turned into five weeks! Somewhat enforced because my father, unfortunately broke his leg after a fall in the bathroom. Howe… More
A spacious well-equipped house set in a beautiful,tranquil valley.Large secure suntrap Pool with decking area,big games field,feature Wildflower Maze & Potager.Hens.Private terraces.Lovely views.Good location for Days Out.Plenty of safe space to run,play or just relax. …see more
7 Apr 2015
"What a great place to stay!"
We really enjoyed our Easter break. The Gite was lovely, very clean and the owners had thought of everything you would need - attention to detail was spot on! They were extremely welcoming and gave … More
25 Aug 2015
"Great place to stay,very relaxing and great hospitality"
Holiday home was in a great location surrounded by beautiful countryside .It was really well equipped & immaculately clean.
There where lots of villages in close reach of the property and several sup… More
25 Apr 2014
"A relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings"
We spent a lovely week at Les Glycines. Our cottage was well equipped and perfect for a family of four and we really enjoyed the fresh bread delivered each morning! The pool was perfect, as was the we… More
Set in 2 acres of a beautiful,tranquil valley,this cozy gite sleeps 4/5.Large secure suntrap Pool,decking area and well equipped games field.Private terraces and lovely views. Good location for Days Out. Plenty of safe space to run,play or just relax. Great deals for ho …see more
11 Jul 2015
"Private and Peaceful Stay"
We arrived on a drizzly day to be welcomed by Anne and Ray, who were very friendly and helpful during the entirety of our stay. The gite itself is in a beautiful valley, surrounded by woodland, with a… More
2 Oct 2013
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children under 9. We highly recommend this gite. We arrived later than planned and Anne and Ray were waiting to welcome us and give us a tour of the property. She kep… More
25 Jun 2013
We have recently returned from a trip to Les Petites Pierres and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is has lots of features lovely fireplace and beams and is very cosy, the most comfortable bed… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
The Ile de Re, Puy du Fou and the flat sandy Vendee beaches and the Marais Poitevin are all about one hour a …see more
12 Sep 2013
"Spacious French house on edge of lovely village."
We enjoyed very much this comfortable French house in a lovely old village. The house has all amenities and is very spacious and attractive. Nice long garden with BBQ , loungers , table and chairs. La… More
Thank you for your comments.
1 Aug 2013
"A gem of a house in a jewel of a village."
If you find yourself lucky enough to be planning a break in Vouvant, then you will not find a nicer retreat than at Le Vivier. We arrived on a warm day to a warm reception and a wonderfully cool inter… More
Thank you, so glad you had a nice time.
26 Apr 2013
"Very comfortable accommodation in lovely location"
My wife and I stayed in le vivier on the outskirts of the beautiful village of vouvant.We could walk easily to the heart of the village which offered all the amenities necessary for a relaxing holiday… More
Nearest beach 50 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Riverside Cottage in the beautiful village of Vouvant, Vendee. Historic beamed Cottage with 3 bedrooms and large garden with river frontage …see more
9 Aug 2015
I stayed in early July. I would describe this property as having rustic charm and a work in progress with lots of potential but not suitable for young children or those with asthma. It has a lovely … More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Four Gites in peaceful countryside setting with shared pool and fishing lake. 30% DISCOUNT FOR JULY AND AUGUST. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.
8 Apr 2015
"Lovely relaxing and peaceful holiday"
Myself, my partner and our little girl have stayed at Le Pere each summer for the last few years now, and will continue to visit each year without doubt. Le Pere offers a lovely relaxing holiday and w… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Large spacious family friendly farmhouse, with a private pool and gardens: nothing shared and privacy guaranteed. Children's farm and horse riding on site, games room and a play area. Low occupancy discounts up to 40% available outside of high season. Please contact us …see more
Distance approx 7.39 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
Superbly located farmhouse. Close to beaches, lakes, chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley. Sleeps 6 + cot in 3 very large bedrooms. Walled garden, wooden swimming pool and decking area, lots to do for children including large trampoline and DVD. …see more
2 Sep 2015
"We have a wonderful week at Le Chene Vert"
We had a full house with 6 of us staying. The house was great for all ages, my 14 year old and 6 year old especially loved the pool, trampoline and large garden. The beds were extremely comfortable. … More
Thank you so much for your feedback. We try very hard to make sure that the house is a real home from home and find that if the children are happy then the parents usually are too :) I'm sorry that you had come rain whilst you stayed but so pleased that you still had a great time. Do come back soon!
13 Sep 2013
"What a wonderful place"
We had the most wonderful week at Le Chene Vert which is located in one of the most beautiful parts of rural France and a real hidden gem. The location is ideal for excursions. Close by you can visit… More
We are so delighted that Le Chene Vert lived up to expectations and you had a lovely holiday. Do come back another time.
23 Aug 2015
Just home from a fabulous 2 week break at Chene Vert. I have to say that I can't remember a holiday where I have felt so relaxed in a long time. A truly authentic French experience, Chene Vert is a ty… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we hope it means you'll be back another year :)
Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Good quality finish to this stone barn conversion set in rural peace but not isolated. Private parking in a graveled courtyard. Couples can recharge their batteries and have space to relax in, the gite has 65 m2 of living space for just 2 people. Washing machine now ava …see more
23 Sep 2014
"Excellent gite for long or short stay for a couple"
Superb service from the owner from booking throughout. She was prepared to vary the contract to better suit our needs and sent detailed travel instructions. Living in an adjacent property she took t… More
One bedroom tastefully finished two new luxury gites with large heated pool and private fishing lake in the middle of peaceful countryside with all amenities near by. Gites are fully-equipped & self-contained. Excellent getaway from it all. 5 star accommodation. We live …see more
3 Oct 2014
"Our Favourite Place to Stay in France"
This is our 2nd holiday here & we can't wait to return again next year!! The Gite has everything you need & more and is in a lovely quiet location. An added bonus is the heated pool and fishing lake… More
8 Sep 2014
From the moment we arrived to the day we departed we felt welcome and extremely well looked after. Glenn, Svitlana and Vincent were wonderful hosts, the amenities were excellent, the Gite was fab, an… More
Thank you very much for your kind words. Svitlana
29 Aug 2014
"There is simply no better destination in the Vendeé"
We have now stayed at Lakeside for three consecutive years and the moment we arrive we instantly remember why we keep coming back.
It is one of the most beautiful locations for a holiday, a picture… More
Mike, thank you for your review and hope to see you here again one day. Svitlana
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Soleil is our 2 Bedroom holiday cottage, ideal for families. There is a large secure 1 1/2 acre garden, with a 10m x 5m swimming pool, table tennis, laundry room which is shared with 1 other gites, as well as their own private garden. …see more
Distance approx 8.13 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Elantine is our 3 Bedroom, property, on a complex with 2 other gites, ideal for families. There is a large secure 1 1/2 acre garden, with a 10m x 5m swimming pool, table tennis, games/laundry room which is shared with 2 other gites, as well as their own private garden. …see more
Distance approx 8.14 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Petit Cerisier is a 1 bedroom property, with a double bed and bunk beds. There is a large secure 1 1/2 acre garden, with a 10m x 5m swimming pool, table tennis, use of washing machine in laundry room shared with 1 other gite, as well as their own private garden. Ideal …see more
17 Aug 2014
"A perfect place to stay for a couple who enjoy relaxing."
Petit Cerisier is an ideal place for a couple wanting to get away from it all.
The cottage is spotlessly clean . As you can see for yourself from the details it consists of a kitchen/ living area… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Relax & Unwind in our family home set in tranquil village.Ideally located to explore all parts of Vendee/Deux Sevres.Great base for those who love golf,fishing,horse riding or walking,or..total privacy & relaxation in French countryside soaking up 2500 hours annual sun. …see more
11 Sep 2012
"beautiful house in lovely peaceful location"
Really enjoyed our stay at Les Trois Soliels, the house was well eqipt with everything we needed, lovely kitchen, comfortable lounge with fab home cinema system, and most of all comfy beds! Lovely q… More
24 Jul 2012
"A home from home, everything you need, ideal for large/extended family"
Booked a weeks accommodation at Les Trois Soleils for 4 adults & 2 children back in March. We were greeted by english speaking agents who were very helpful. Really happy with the property, clean, we… More
24 Jul 2012
Myself and a group of friends booked a stay at Les Trois Soleils for a relaxing break and we werent dissapointed! The accomodation was spotless and the facilities available are perfect for a group of … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
puy du fou is a must in season! only about 3/4 hour away necessary to book for night la cinescenie.fishing. …see more
22 Sep 2014
"Lovely Relaxing Holiday!"
We had a lovely relaxing holiday at La Pybouliere in August. The house was great & very well equipped. The garden & swimming pool are excellent & because of these & the lovely setting we didn't feel t… More
thank you doug for your review, excellent glad you all enjoyed the peace and quiet of la pybouliere
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochell …see more
20 Mar 2014
"Friendly fantastic service"
Francoise and Mark are the nicest possible hosts.
The location is lovely. Quiet and near good walking in unspoilt woodland.
We had a fabulous time (1 week) and will be back.… More
18 Aug 2014
"DU PUR BONHEUR"
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour
L'accueil très chaleureux à notre arrivéee par les propriétaires Françoise et Mark
Le gite correspondait au descriptif fait sur internet
Endroit id… More
13 Jul 2014
"Séjour agréable et reposant"
Un grand merci à Françoise et Mark pour ce séjour au combien agréable. Nous avons eu la chance de séjourner dans le gite de 9 personnes. Atypique et très spacieux. Nous etions au calme, terasse … More
Ideal family accommodation or two couples sharing. We can supply facilities for small children or babies and the house, pool and garden are very secure for small families as the garden is enclosed by a high wall on two sides and the house on the other two. The sunny cou …see more
3 Aug 2015
"Lovely French house"
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the house and very much enjoyed our stay. It was bigger than we expected - it’s difficult to get a sense of size of properties from photos so were as… More
20 May 2015
"Potential, but it needs improvement"
This could be a really nice village property and it is well situated for Le Puy du fou and other places of interest but the lack of cleanliness and poor standard of the bathrooms left us disappointed.… More
Constructive criticism is very useful and welcomed but I do think it was very mean to post such a harsh review.
At the time of the booking, the house was advertised as a 2 bedroomed house, but to accommodate the needs of this family who have 2 teenage children, a girl and a boy we said we would renovate the 3rd bedroom to a useable standard for no extra cost.
This was the first rental for this house and admittedly some of the criticisms were justified and were overlooked simply because we were under pressure to get the 3rd bedroom ready. Subsequently we have rectified all the issues mentioned. The allegations that parts of the house were dirty is simply untrue, the stairs were a bit worn looking but certainly not dirty.
I personally greeted the family at the house and gave them our number and asked them to call if they needed anything. I could have easily provided more blankets and addressed most of the other niggles in less than an hour but they did not call me.
It’s a shame that no good points got a mention, i.e. the effort made by ourselves to ensure the extra bedroom was ready at no extra cost, the extensive welcome pack provided, the lovely pool and terrace and the house itself which has been widely praised by other guests
Wonderful pavillion style house set in 4 acres with its own private carp lake, outdoor swimming pool set amidst rolling countryside. Decorated to a very high standard throughout with everything you should require for a truly memorable holiday. …see more
3 Sep 2011
"Fabulous First Foreign Holiday in 7 years"
Our first trip abroad for 7 years or so with our 3 children, 12 and 11 year old girls and 9 year old boy.
We wanted a bit of what we consider luxury, so it was a stop over in a hotel before getting a… More
Dear Gavin and family
Just received your trip advisor review for La 'Lac' Maison and wanted to say 'thank you' for your kind words and very detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed the house, its facilities and location as much as we ourselves do. We will most certainly look into the couple of minor points you raised regarding number of sun beds, etc. and are just sorry that someone had obviously 'permanently borrowed' our hammock! We will certainly look at replacing it for next season and try and keep hold of it this time! It is so nice to hear that someone's holiday was a success. With thanks and best regards to you all. Paula
"A spotless and sumptuous place from which to explore the stunning Vendee"
Mel and Gary couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming. They work hard to provide a spotless and comfortable holiday rental. Everything from the bed linen to the toilets were pristene. All the mo… More
22 Sep 2015
"The most complete holiday accommodation ever!"
AMICOTO provided me and my family with the most varied, most entertaining, most interesting and most enjoyable French holiday. We were met by Mel and Gary who showed us around the "estate" and who we… More
Nearest beach 75 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Quaint detached Cottage in its own fenced and gated garden - as if time stood still with a 4-poster bed. WiFi.Sole use of the heated Swimming Pool. The grounds extend to 1.5 acres and restaurants, bars and shops are close by. A great Place to relax …see more
6 Sep 2015
Thoroughly enjoyable from the moment we arrived
Gorgeous small holding was very inspiring for the kids in particular who loved the animals and revelled in the freedom the large grounds gave.....ext… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It is a great place for families and to be able to see all the owners "pets". You will be welcome any time.
12 Aug 2014
"An Amazing Gite ~ Simply Perfect..."
Honeysuckle Cottage ~ this very charming Gite is perfectly located just outside the town of Moncoutant ~ one is taken aback with its stunning original features, it's exposed brickwork, beams and very … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you found the Cottage to your liking and the surrounding area. Yes, it is very peaceful - almost as if time stood still - yet shops, restaurants and bars are very close without spoiling anything. Thank you.
10 Aug 2014
"Fabulous gite, tranquil location, lovely hosts."
We had a wonderful week at Honeysuckle Cottage. Margaret and Peter were welcoming hosts who have created a stunning homely gite. Our 10 year old loved the donkey, (yes he does have the biggest ears I… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review relating to your stay at Honeysuckle Cottage. We are pleased you found everything to your liking and enjoyed the pool. Honeysuckle Cottage has some great features and as you say Margaret and Peter (the owners) are great hosts. Thank you.
Detached beautiful renovated cottage overlooking a 3 acre fishing lake The cottage is fully equipped and includes lakeside BBQ and private solar heated pool. Poitou Charente is featured in the sunshine league tables as having the second highest sunshine hours in France …see more
19 Jul 2015
"A lovely getaway in rural France with a fabulous pool!"
From our initial booking to the time we left, the owner (John) couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. John welcomed us on our first day and checked we were ok throughout our stay without being a… More
Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you all, the pool had just been landscaped so glad you had lots of room with your family and Nelson certainly enjoyed the lake.
17 Aug 2014
"Fantastic cottage in a lovely setting"
We had a really great time at the cottage and are sorry to have had to leave. The cottage itself gives you all you need on holiday - the two bedrooms are a good size (and with comfortable beds), and b… More
3 Jul 2014
"Perfect little spot for a total 'get away from it all experience'"
We have just come back from 12 nights at the cottage, originally we booked for 10 but we loved it so much we were lucky enough to pay for 2 extra nights and would have stayed longer if we didn't have … More
Nearest beach 100 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The delights of the department of Deux Sevres are relatively undiscovered making this gem of traditional, rural France a real treasure to explore.
In a department that takes its name from 2 rivers which have their source within its boundaries …see more
Distance approx 10.3 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A quiet location, ideal for those wanting to live the French lifestyle. It is an easy property to live in within easy reach of a cross section of activities including, canoeing, swimming, lakes, equestrian, beaches, walks, cycling, chateaus and the Puy du Fou …see more
Distance approx 10.37 miles from La Chapelle Aux Lys Show on Map
A traditional French farmhouse on an acre of land with an orchard and swimming pool. It's beautifully quiet yet full of potential for active family holidays with a large kitchen & living room (both with wood-burning stoves) 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with bath/shower. …see more
22 Apr 2014
"Lovely rural retreat for an outdoorsy holiday and something for everyone"
I stayed at La Chevriere for a week with my 15 year old son and family friends with sons also in their early teens. There was loads of room for the 6 of us and we had fantastic weather just before Eas… More
29 Jul 2013
"Perfect in every way"
A charming traditional French house on a peaceful rural location. We had a wonderful stay with out 2 boys aged 7 &10. They loved the pool and exploring the local area. The house is comfortable and spa… More
29 Jul 2013
"Brilliant house - hope to return soon"
We had wonderful stay and are very keen to return. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and gave us excellent tips for exploring the region and brilliant directions to the house. We had never be… More
Charming, newly renovated period property in a pretty village in the Vendee.The building formed part of the original chateau dwellings for the church offering a very interesting history. Renovated to a very high standard whilst retaining wonderful original features. New …see more
8 Dec 2011
"Pretty, well furnished cottage in lovely setting"
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was a great size for our family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers. This is a well equipped cottage with all the facilities you need and in a idyllic setting aw… More
22 Nov 2011
"Wonderful Accommodation in a Pretty Village"
Had a wonderful week in the Vendee made even better by the excellent accommodation provided by James and Fran Collings. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, beautifully appointed. We especially loved … More
22 Nov 2011
"Ideal gite holiday"
We stayed in this delightful and comfortable gite in September 2011, one of the first visitors. We had previously stayed in the Collings’ other gite, Chateau Cottage. Eglise House is very similar … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
I have 1 dog and 3 cats, but well behaved friendly dogs are very welcome to stay :) …see more
28 Sep 2015
"A Warm welcome"
A lovely old French house, we received a very warm welcome which included a drink. The room was big and well appointed, the bed was very comfortable. We had an evening meal which was prepared by Melan… More
Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will be back again soon..... :)
3 Jun 2015
"Home from home"
We spent 8 days at Wisteria House. We enjoyed the excellent facilities in our traditional spacious farmhouse bedroom. The beautiful home cooked food for our evening meal every night was a real treat … More
Thank you so much it was lovely to meet you. I hope you will return again soon. :)
4 May 2015
"What a fabulous place to stay"
My husband and I went on a search to find a perfect retreat while house hunting in France and came across Melanie and her beautiful bed and breakfast. We arrived quite late but Melanie stayed up and g… More
Thank you very much and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Stayed in lovely cottage again from Sat to Thur then travelled to La Rochelle for a two night stay before our journey home.
It was like home from home, and the games room very handy to keep two teena… More
27 Mar 2014
"What a delightful cottage"
Just booked our third visit to this lovely cottage. Last stayed in 2012 with our teenage son and his friend. They found the games room which had tv, dart board and pool table a haven for them to re… More
18 Sep 2012
"Pleased in the Vendee"
Pleased to supply a testimonial:-
Many thanks for making your lovely cottage available - it has formed the basis of one of our most enjoyable stays in the region with it's location providing an ide… More
Nearest beach 50 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Located between the Marais Poitevin known as the Green Venice and the forest, not too far from La Rochelle, our gite, very comfortable for 4 people or 4 adults and 2 children, is located in the peaceful setting of a small south Veneée Hamlet. The ideal base for explori …see more
13 Sep 2012
"A true gem"
This is without doubt the finest and beautiful cottage we have ever stayed at, it comes with an amazing amount of equipment, catering for just about anything you would need, even a bucket and spade fo… More
16 Jul 2012
"Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped"
We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a differen… More
30 Jun 2012
"Fantastic Gite with everything you need"
We had a lovely week at this wonderful gite. It has everything you need and is well situated for all the local attractions. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the bbq area where we spent many a … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 59 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Right beside the stunning Mervent Forest with boating & swimming in its lakes, and miles of cycle paths. …see more
20 Feb 2012
"Lovely house, great location, good value."
Massive house in a quiet village and country location, but loads to do nearby. It would easily accommodate a couple of family's or friends travelling together. Was excellent value and easy to find eve… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 16 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Our beautiful Vendée hideaway, a fully restored large four bedroom home, is a perfect base to explore the Vendee, or simply relax and enjoy rural France and the many nearby attractions and beautiful beaches. Fully equipped and close to shops, beaches and all amenities …see more
12 Sep 2013
"Le Paradis? It most certainly is!"
We really liked the property, it was clean, very spacious, had everything we could need and was in just the right location. The garden was huge, enclosed and very safe so if you have young (or older) … More
22 May 2013
"Peace and quiet in France"
We visted this charming old farmhouse last year it proved to be a great base to explore the Vendee region. Close to some of Fraces top attractions (our kids loved Pui de Fou).The area is steeped in hi… More