A lovely gite in the Vendee countryside but within about a 15 minute drive from the beaches near Bretignolles sur Mer. This is one of the best gites we have stayed in and was absolutely fine for two of us.
Marvellous weather in mid-June and lovely facilities including the pool which is a real sun trap.
Cathy and Howard were very helpful in describing the area and also the lovely life that they have in the Vendee.
We'll be back.
We’ve recently returned from a stay in the Laurels at Dolphin Gites. The villa is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Cathy and Howard the owners are really pleasant and are on hand to chat and answer any queries. The complex itself is beautifully maintained and very safe for children. The area is fabulous. There is so much to do from bodyboarding (great waves) the cycling is simply amazing, paths everywhere! The beaches are stunning. Shopping and restaurants all within a short drive. There is nothing not to love about the gite complex and the surrounding area. You won’t be disappointed.
We had a fantastic holiday staying in the Laurels at Dolphin Gîtes. The gîte was very clean and was well equipped. There was a lovely private outside area as well as the beautiful garden and very well maintained swimming pool. The gîte is in the heart of La Chaize-Giraud but was so peaceful so we had a really restful stay. Bretignolles-sur-mer was a short drive, or cycle, away and we enjoyed visiting the market and beaches here. The area is fantastic for cycling whether you want off road cycle paths or you are a serious roadie! There are also plenty of places to visit, we went to watch La Tour de France but now I can't wait to go back!
We spent two weeks at these sites and we had one of the best holidays we had ever had. The setting of the gites were great, located in a village 10 minutes from the beach and lovely and quiet. The owners Howard and Cathy were helpful, friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. There are some great local activities to do if you have kids, our daughter especially loved the local french go-ap, far better than any Uk one we have been to. When we returned to the UK all we wanted to do was return.
Thank you Howard and Cathy for yet another lovely stay at Dolphin Gites. Friendly hosts, a very comfortable gite in a great location, very close to the sea and with wonderful weather. We couldn't ask for more!
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My wife and I stayed for two weeks from the end of June and we're delighted with the gite and other facilities on offer, including a beautiful pool area.
Our gite was one of a number on the same site and the owner, Catherine, together with her husband, were a delightful couple who went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable stay, even going so far as to host a weekly drinks party to help all guests get to know each other.
We took our bikes along and spent many enjoyable hours cycling the excellent cycle paths available throughout the area.