£80 / night
Price for guests, Nights approx:

The House of the Sun Holiday Home – Home 199664 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The House of the Sun Holiday Home – Home 199664

  • Gite
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

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

Description from manager


La Maison du Soleil 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.

Lots of tourist attractions within an hours drive - including the Forest and Lake at Mervent, the artists' Village of Vouvant and the Marais Poitevin wetlands area - famous for its canals and ruined abbeys.

The Puy du Fou Historic Theme Park is not to be missed - with Chariot races, Viking Ships, Jousting competitions and a fantastic Bird of Prey show along with an Evening show with a cast of over a 1000 actors and animals!

Further details indoors

La Maison du Soleil 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 Maison du Soleil 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.

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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
  • 1 Shower room


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

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is essential for staying in this holiday home, but once you arrive - you can cycle along the quiet country lanes.

Interaction with guest

Paul and Isabelle live in the renovated farmhouse next door and are on hand to offer help and advice when needed.


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 only 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 Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jan 2012. Located in Sainte-Cecile, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £700.

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

8 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 7 Aug 2020

Séjour très agréable, dans un cadre très reposant, avec un très grand espace parfait pour les enfants, soirees barbecue au coucher du soleil,piscine assez grande pou… More

“A great place to stay”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2019

Located in a quite village but only about 3 miles from the town and supermarkets, this cottage had the peace and quite for a restful stay without being so remote that it was a chore to get to anything… More

Response from the manager Thanks for leaving this lovely review of La Maison du Soleil.

“Great, relaxing stay in the Vendee”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2018

Beautifully restored traditional stone house, peaceful, rural location but easy to access from the autoroute and close to shops and the town of Chantonnay. The hosts are gracious, helpful and friend… More

Response from the manager Glad to hear that you enjoyed your last minute holiday! You're right La Maison du Soleil is in the perfect location for visiting the Puy du Fou - less than half an hour away and so worth a visit.

“Fab Gite in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2014

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

“Wonderful Gite!!”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2014

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 ext… More

“Perfect Spot for a Visit to the Vendee”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2013

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

“Great family holiday in a great locations with lovely hosts”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2013

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 a… More

“Fantastic cottage in a beautiful and tranquil location”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2013

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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