*20% discount off return Brittany Ferries car crossings for all guests in your party!*
Private heated/fenced swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, minutes from the beach and fabulous family attractions.
La Mirabelle is a detached 5 bedroom family themed spacious villa (sleeps up to 13 guests) that caters for families who are looking for a great holiday experience - ideal for children.
This villa benefits from a private FENCED & HEATED 11 x 5 metre swimming pool, hot tub, garden swing/slide play equipment, sandpit, table-tennis table, swing ball, badminton/volleyball net, as well as an indoor TV/play room, lots of family and children videos & DVD's (around 100 titles). UK TV channels, 42inch. Plasma TV and a Wii console, X-Box 360 with Kinect, plenty of family fun interactive games, a 'Bose' iPod charging & docking station & internet access, Jacuzzi baths plus a 5 burner range cooker to name but a few!
Specifically catering for families with children - the kids will love the TV/play-room which is stuffed with toys, board games, dressing up clothes, train sets, building blocks, dolls house and a huge library of children's videos & DVDs as well as an extensive library of children's books, with ones specially for bed-time!
For families travelling with young babies, we also supply within the price - a sterilizer, bottle warmer, food blender, a travel cot, black-out blinds for 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, UK TV channels for you to enjoy, when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi baths for you to relax in (we also supply the bubbles!), Bose 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!
Brittany Ferries / Holiday France Direct review - "A beautiful house, very pleasant, in good order, clean and very well kept"
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Les Conches & La Tranche sur Mer (10 mins by c|
|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|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
In the village of St Benoist Sur Mer you have the wonderful restaurant/bar 'Le Lapin que Fume' which serves lunch and evening meals throughout the summer months. Only a 5 minute stroll, it 's also a great chance for the kids to practice their French each morning as it sells fresh baguettes.
La Mirabelle is under a 3 minute drive from the lovely village of Angles which has a large street market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (in peak season) which is 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 visit in the evenings and have 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 with the kids and if you want some 'adult time' we 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 watching 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. all along the 'Loire a Velo' signposted bike trial, you can marvel at the stunning Loire countryside, visit châteaux’s & 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 services to and from attractions/beaches and local restaurants - Please contact us for details.
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 ee 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 loved 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 enjoyed 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!) www.cc-atlancia.fr
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 waterfalls 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