£100 / night
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The Ammonites Holiday Home at Chaffauds – Home 141452 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Ammonites Holiday Home at Chaffauds – Home 141452

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from manager


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 ammonite 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 (separated from the courtyard by a fence) 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!

The ground floor is open plan, with a large living area at one end (with log burner, TV with UK & French TV channels, DVD player, stereo), a dining table in the centre and a fully fitted kitchen at the other end.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms - one with a double bed, and two with teo single beds each. A shower room and separate WC are also upstairs.

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.

There are lots of tourist attractions in the area - with the Puy du Fou Theme Park within 40 minutes and La Rochelle within an hours drive.

The beaches of the Southern Vendee are also only an hour away - with miles of clean sandy beaches for surfing, sand castles and rock pooling.

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. A cot and high chair are available for younger 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!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is needed as the holiday home is set in a small country hamlet. For cycling enthusiasts - this is a great area to explore by bike as there are miles of country lanes and great scenery to cycle through.


Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property

House rules

Pets are welcome, except in the main summer school holidays in July and August.


About the manager

Vendee Holiday Cottages
Average reply time:
2 hours 38 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Nov 2010. Located in Sainte-Cecile, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £450 to £950.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

10 reviews

Very Good

“Vacances détente entre amis”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2020

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour avec nos amis dans les 2 gîtes que nous avions loué du 8 au 15 août. Les maisons sont parfaitement équipées (2… More

“Family Memories of a Lifetime”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2018

Beautifully restored Gite with lots of room and a massive garden with a pool, lots of space for the kids to run. Wonderfully quiet at night, the hosts are so friendly and welcoming with a lovely dog. … More

Response from the manager Thanks for this great review!! Glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves.

“Wonderful holiday!”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2018

We've just returned from 2 weeks holiday at Les Ammonites and are missing it already. It really is lovely accommodation and the area it's located in is wonderful. We travelled with our in-la… More

Response from the manager Wow! What a great review - many thanks!!! Paul & Isabelle loved having you to stay at their holiday homes here in the Vendée. Perhaps see you again sometime!

“A Lovely Rural Gite”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2017

We had a lovely couple of weeks at Les Ammonites. The gite was well equipped and spotlessly clean and the owners were friendly and knowledgeable. There were plenty of activities within about an hour… More

“Excellent holiday location”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2017

We really enjoyed our recent holiday in Le Vondee. The accommodation was excellent. Beautiful house, clean and comfortable with plenty of room for six people. Vast outdoor space, with BBQ facilities, … More

“Great relaxing place”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

The gite was very well equipped and spotless and we all enjoyed using the pool. Stanley, the english TV and wifi ensured that the children were happy. Paul and Isabelle were fantastic freindly hosts w… More

“Comfortable and well equipped barn conversion in a pleasant rural location”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2015

The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped and large gardens which are excellent for activities such as kite flying and frizbee. The pleasant rural location is very peaceful and offers gr… More

“Very well equipped and comfortable gite - perfect for a family holiday”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2014

This is a very nicely renovated farm house, very clean and well equipped and set on the edgeof a peaceful little village. The owners live on the site and were most welcoming and friendly and our tee… More

“Excellent, relaxing holiday [-]home from home[--]”

Reviewed 9 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 swimmin… More

“Good & well appointed, with friendly owners”

Reviewed 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.

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