The accommodation is well set out for both individuals and families with space to feel at home. Within the local area there are lots to do and see, be it walking, biking or just enjoying the way of life in a rural area. The towns and cities locally offer great scenic trips for days out, with local tourist places within an hours drive. Puy du feu is a must to visit offering unique shows to all the family.
Just a thanks for Doug and Pauling for hosting over Christmas. Wonderful cosy place, warm fires and lovely company.
A visit to the local village cafe for a cheery beer before Christmas Dinner was great but led to my imminent demise . . .
We stayed here for 3 days. The gites are finished to a very high standard and offer everything and more that you would need for a self catering holiday. Pauline and Doug were extremely knowledgable about the area and offered us lots of ideas on places to visit or just to go off and have a quiet picnic. The area has lots to do for families and is a haven for cycling and walking (and horse riding if you're into that).
I would highly recommend a holiday in this area and especially these gites.
We'll definitely be back for a longer visit.
This is an amazing chateau in a beautifully quiet part of rural France. Armed with a road bike, there is hundreds of miles of quiet undulating roads where you are more likely to meet a cow in the field rather than a passing car. The gite's are finished to a very high standard and Pauline is an amazing host. Highly recommended.
This gite is fantastic, exceptionally high quality of furnishing. There is a lovely BBQ area out the back to sit and enjoy the evening sunshine. Pauline the host is very helpful with lots of information about what to do in the local area. Ideally located to visit the Vendee area.
I have stayed at Le Retail twice once in September 2016 and in December 2017.
We had a fab time on both occasions.
The Chateau is stunning. The gites are beautiful and provide everything you need. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and have a great knowledge of the surrounding areas if you wish to explore. Gorgeous location.
We will be going back again.
We stayed with Doug and Pauline for four nights in August 16. Chateau Le Retail is a special place, its secluded location is calming and the setting is spectacular. We could not have wished for a warmer welcome from Doug and Pauline their house is absolutely beautiful and the level of detail and comfort they have put in to creating their guest accomodation is second to none. The property is well situated for days out and Paulines knowledge of the area certainly gave us some great ideas to keep the children entertained. I really cannot think of a negative thing to say, so much so, we enjoyed it that much we are going back this year!