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La Maison du Soleil Holiday Home

6 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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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. ...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!More
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About the Manager
Annette Khan (Property Manager Vendee Holiday Cottages)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
Interaction with guests
Paul and Isabelle live in the renovated farmhouse next door and are on hand to offer help and advice when needed.
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Reviewed September 3, 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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank jrt007007
Management response:Responded September 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.

Reviewed September 4, 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...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Tina C
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Reviewed August 26, 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...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Andrea H
Reviewed October 25, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2013
Thank velotravler
Reviewed September 4, 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...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank travelingcaver
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
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.
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About the neighborhood
The hamlet of Les Chaffauds is located only 8km from Chantonnay which has many supermarkets, restaurants, banks & a weekly market. In the summer there are many festivals & fetes held nearby, including a 3 day walking event and the French National Cycling Championships. All of the local villages & towns hold markets and the coastal towns have lots of evening entertainment on the beaches. La Maison du Soleil is only 30km from the fantastic Puy du Fou historical theme park where you will be transported back in time to the age of Gladiators, Vikings and Musketeers - an unmissable day out. There are forests and lakes nearby to explore, and the Marais Poitevin series of inland waterways and towpaths is only 45 minutes away.
Getting around
A car is essential for staying in this holiday home, but once you arrive - you can cycle along the quiet country lanes.
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