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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
La Chaize Giraud, Vendee, Pays de la Loire

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Philippa...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great family holiday Gites”
Reviewed August 7, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We could not resist returning again to La Vendee as it has been the perfect holiday for my family. Our 8 year old son enjoys swimming in the shared pool, and playing on the swings in the large garden with the other holidaying children. It is easy to meet and chat with the other families, especially as the owners invite guests to a weekly aperitif. The bakery van delivers fresh croissants and baguettes every morning and we enjoyed using our stone BBQ in the warm evenings on the patio to cook various marinated kebabs and meats from the nearby ‘Super U’.

Apart from relaxing at the cottage, there are so many things to visit nearby - the amazing ‘Puy du Fou’ which is a theme park like none you will have experienced before in England. We also went to O’Gliss, a huge water park, and the various pretty seaside towns - Les Sables D'Olonne and La Rochelle particularly are great for shopping, restaurants and ice creams!

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Management Response
Aug 8, 2018
Thank you for your review. Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday! We look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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Rachel891...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely house and garden”
Reviewed September 21, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We had a lovely week's stay here in July. The house itself is bright and clean, with a well equipped kitchen. The garden was really spacious and private, with a large patio area and BBQ. The house was a short cycle/drive to a great beach. Overall we had a wonderful time here and would recommend it highly!

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Rachel N
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Week Away”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Visited this cottage in August and had the most relaxing peaceful holiday. The cottage was fresh, bright and very comfortable. Most evenings were spent sitting on the patio with a glass of wine watching the sun set, bliss!

The hosts Cathy and Howard could not have been more helpful and made excellent recommendations of what to do and where to eat.

Will definitely be back!

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Management Response
Sep 13, 2016
Thank you for your review. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future.
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j t
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful part of France, ideal for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The website photos do not do this property justice. It is on a very quiet road on the edge of the village. Very safe to let kids wander off and explore. Place was spotless, and fully equipped. Owners were very friendly but not obtrusive, and were available onsite to answer any queries. Be aware that this property (Gite 7) is separate from the main gite complex, and requires a short walk on the main road to access the facilities. This suited us, as we wanted peace and quiet. Children under 16 are not allowed in the pool unattended, so you will have to go with them anyway. Nearest shop is about 20mins walk, and is a well stocked mini-market. You won't have to drive far to find something to do. short drive to beach resorts, most of the attractions are less than an hours drive away. Really enjoyed our stay, and would definitely recommend to anyone planning a visit to this region of France.

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Liked best: spotless and quiet
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Dolphin Gites. We are delighted that you had a relaxing holiday and hope to be able to accommodate you again in the future.
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GABIT5
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely quiet gite, close to coast.”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely clean, compact gite, good to watch sunset from patio, comfortable bed and sufficient kitchen equipment. Garage a bonus for storing our bikes in. Lots of cycling routes and quiet lanes for road bikes too. Local lake a lovely circular walk. Cathy suggested La Potence at La Ste Emillienne, a restaurant near the forest, wonderful meal! You have to go to experience it. Handy for coast and other attractions. Would definitely go again. Thank you very much for a lovely stay. Beverley and Mark.

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Liked best: Able to cycle from gite, closeness to coast.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tinsley20...
Formby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed for a week in early September, and had a great time. The gite we stayed in is an easy 5 mins stroll from Dolphin Gites, where we had full use of all of the amentiies - swimming pool, wifi, table tennis, bikes etc.
Cathy and Howard (owners) - are so friendly and helpful, giving us great advice on the area, where to eat, bike paths and so on.
The gite was superb, modern and absolutely spotless - large garden with fixed BBQ - no complaints at all.
Cathy and Howard hosted a 'Aperitif' evening early on in our stay which gave us a great opportunity to meet and mix with the other guests.
We had a superb time and would have no hesitation recommending Dolphin Gites to any of our friends.

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Dean T
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dolphin Gites”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We had the Gite which was off site. Was clean and had all we needed. Garden area was large and main complex short walk away. Pool and grounds of complex where great. Lots to do around the area sun or rain. Kids loved it and one had extra French lesson which she enjoyed. Good all-round holiday.

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Liked best: relaxed area to be.
Liked least: Gite not in complex with others.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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