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Parasol Pine, at Dolphin Gites, is the perfect setting and location for a wonderful family holiday. Located near the coast, with great local beaches and excellent facilities on-site, you can relax beside the pool or spend the day at the beach. Our six self-catering holiday gites (cottages), are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with a private heated pool, only 5 mins' drive from fabulous beaches....Parasol Pine, at Dolphin Gites, is the perfect setting and location for a wonderful family holiday. Located near the coast, with great local beaches and excellent facilities on-site, you can relax beside the pool or spend the day at the beach. Our six self-catering holiday gites (cottages), are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with a private heated pool, only 5 mins' drive from fabulous beaches.More
The accommodation is comfortable with a lounge/kitchen area with satellite UK TV, separate bathroom and two good sized bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with 2 single beds, DVD player, and sofa). The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster etc. There is a patio with garden furniture and barbecue, direct access to the children's play area and heated swimming-pool and private parking near the gîte.
We are a family of four and we loved staying at Dolphin gites.
The gite was very clean with large bedrooms. The lounge/kitchen is a little small but we sat outside to eat on the patio mostly.
The facilities on site are great. We all...More
We returned for the second time to La Vendee this year because we had such a lovely time last year. We found the holiday perfect for our son as he could easily make friends of a similar age while playing in the pool and on...More
We have just returned from a lovely holiday staying in The Parasol Pine at Dolphin Gites.
We are a family of 4 and the gite was plenty big enough for our needs.
Our kids (twin girls of 8) loved the gardens to play in and...More
Date of stay: July 2017
Cathy85220, VR Owner at Dolphin Gites, Parasol Pine, Vendee, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you had a nice holiday at Dolphin Gîtes this summer and we have booked good weather for you for next year!
We stayed in Parasol Pine gite at Dolphin Gites. The gite was well equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The kitchen/living area was a little small but we ate outside most of the time so that was only a small niggle. The...More
Date of stay: August 2016
Cathy85220, VR Owner at Dolphin Gites, Parasol Pine, Vendee, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to be able to welcome you back at Dolphin Gîtes in the near future.
As a family of four we found the gite a descent size. It was clean and we had our own patio and BBQ area. There were many hours spent enjoying both the pool and the garden. Towns, markets, beaches and attractions were all very accessible....More
Date of stay: July 2015
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Cathy85220, VR Owner at Dolphin Gites, Parasol Pine, Vendee, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We really hope to see you again in the future.
The Vendee has many great opportunities for cycling, swimming, fishing, sailing, sunbathing, surfing and walking.
The Normandelière at Brétignolles sur-mer is a great beach with a créperie in the dunes. There is also a sea lake nearby which is ideal for young children. Other great beaches include the Grande Plage at St Gilles, and the famous bow shaped beach at Les Sables d'Olonne. There are miles of new cycle paths along the coast and through the countryside. If you like rambling, you will enjoy the scenic lake Jaunay.
The Puy du Fou Park is one of the most famous attractions the Vendée has to offer and is only a 70 minute drive from Dolphin Gites.
How to get there
Fly or drive? The choice is yours. You can fly into Nantes and hire a car, or you can drive from the UK crossing the Channel by ferry or tunnel. We are located about 3 hours' drive from the Channel port of St Malo, and about half a day's drive from the other main ports of Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre.
There are daily flights to and from Nantes airport from the UK, USA and Ireland. You can fly into Nantes, hire a car at the airport for the duration of your stay at Dophin Gites. We are about 1 hour's drive from Nantes airport.
If you are flying from the UK, look at Flybe or from Ireland, Ryanair for cheap flights. The earlier you book your flight, the cheaper the flight.