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“Great, relaxing stay in the Vendee”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sainte-Cecile, Vendee, Pays de la Loire

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jrt007007
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great, relaxing stay in the Vendee”
Reviewed September 3, 2018 for a stay in August 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 friendly. Literally nothing was too much trouble. The gites was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Only 20 mins from the Puy Du Fou, an incredible immersive theme park which is worth the trip on it's own!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2018
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.
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Tina C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fab Gite in a beautiful location”
Reviewed September 4, 2014 for a stay in August 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. The children loved the pool even though it was a bit deep for them. It didn't put them off using it. Les Chaffauds is a very quiet village but is only a 5 minute drive to the main town, Chantonnay.

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Liked best: The shower
Liked least: Double bed was noisy everytime you moved in it
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Andrea H
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful Gite!!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 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 extended family could also stay. There is plenty of room for the kids to run around and the swings were a big hit. It is an excellent base to discover the local area and activities.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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velotravl...
Berkeley, CA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Spot for a Visit to the Vendee”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in October 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 basics we care about were top notch: the apartment was immaculately clean and well-maintained, had a well-equipped kitchen, had reliable hot water for showers, and a reliable internet connection.

The owners, Paul and Isabelle, live on-site in another part of the property they are now renovating. Until last summer they lived in the unit we rented. They are great hosts. Paul is British and Isabelle is a native of the region and can provide good advice and local knowledge. They offered us firewood on our arrival, a place in their workshop to work on the bicycles that we had brought along for our visit, and helpful advice on the opening hours, etc... of local shops and restaurants. We would stay here again without hesitation.

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Liked best: Renovations, Cleanliness, and Hosts
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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traveling...
London
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great family holiday in a great locations with lovely hosts”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 for a stay in August 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 all within really easy travelling. About 6 hours from Calais on a clear run.

Special mention for Paul and Isabelle - lovely welcoming hosts - made the visit extra special. (as did Stanley).

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Liked best: The quality of the gite was really very high
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Matt C
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic cottage in a beautiful and tranquil location”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in August 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 require for a holiday stay. It is much bigger than the impression you get from the photographs and description on the website. The garden and field were safe and ideal of the kids to run free in and the pool was used every day. There is a lot to do in the locality Puy Du Fou is a must see and has to be seen to be believed. The closest beaches are a 50min drive away, are very attractive, and are great for the surf. The owners Paul and Issabel are very helpful, friendly and leave you to get on with things but will make recommendations if asked. I have no hesitation in recommending this as a holiday venue.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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