Welcome to Dominique and Christian's home, a house set on a one hectare property near St Gilles Croix de Vie and its beautiful sand beaches, in the Vendée on the Atlantic coast.
Our house has a '3 épis' Gites de France quality rating and is located in the countryside, in quiet surroundings, a few hundred meters from the river La Vie and 2km from the Lac des Vallées for walks or jogs.
Many hiking and cycling trails are available in the countryside, marsh, dunes or forests.
We offer two cosy guest rooms, arranged in 2017, one with completely independent access, the other in the house.
Both bedrooms come with a desk and a chair, a large wardrobe, two bedside tables and have a heating system. They offer ensuite bathrooms with shower, toilet, towel dryer and hair dryer.
Bed linen and towels are provided, as well as a kettle for tea and coffee.
Both bedrooms are non-smoking, as is the rest of the house. You may smoke outside the house.
A baby cot can be provided, free of charge (please mention it when booking).
The Sunrise bedroom is situated on the first floor, offers a beautiful view over the park and has a king size bed(160X200).
The Sunset bedroom is on the ground floor and has separate access direct from the private car park. It offers a king size electric bed for relaxation and extra comfort. This double bed can be turned into twin beds if required (please mention it when booking). A child can also be accomodated in a separate alcove. Additional charge of 20 euros, including breakfast.
Dominique has a passion for cooking and took two courses at the reputed Alain Ducasse and Grégoire Ferrandi cooking schools. She will offer you refined and well-balanced meals, made as often as possible from local products.
Everything is homemade and complies with French hygiene and security standards.
You will discover unusual or traditional recipes, depending on inspiration and availability of produce. Christian will often be in charge of the barbecue.
Meals (breakfast or dinner) will be served on the patio if the weather allows it.
If you have any food allergies, please mention it when booking, we will try and adapt to your requirements.
We can also provide a lunchbox, if you book it in advance.
Lunchbox (to be booked in advance): 12 euros, drink included.
Bicycle rental can be organised with local company (Roulavélo in St Gilles).
Free baby cot and other baby equipment.
Scrabble, playing cards, large selection of books in English or French.
Large private car park, under video surveillance.
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our landscaped property. The 10X5m heated swimming pool, equipped with a counter-currant swimming system, is at your disposal until the end of september/mid october (depending on the weather). You'll enjoy our sunbeds set in the shades of the oak trees or on the large sunny terrace. We also offer a reading area sheltered from sun and Wind.
An infrared sauna for 2 people is situated outdoors on a sheltered patio, with a shower adjacent.
-Beaches, marina, casino, local markets of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: 6km.
-All water sports: jet skiing, kayaking, surfing, kite surfing, sand yachting, paddle ... in St Gilles
-Saint Gilles Croix de Vie pier for ferry crossings to Ile d'Yeu (pedestrians and bikes only): 6km
-Salt marshes: local flora and fauna
-4 Golf courses nearby: Fontenelles, St Jean de Monts, Port Bourgenay and Domangère.
-Castle and "Vélo-Rail" of Commequiers: 8km Castle and lake of Apremont: 13km
-Lake of Jaunay 16km, lake of Gué Gorand, 14km
-Market at Challans: 16km
-Paintball sites, karting, Laser games, horse riding, canoeing, 'GO Ape' sites within 10 to 20km
-St Jean de Monts: 18km
-Les Sables d’Olonne : 30km
-Noirmoutier Island: 50km
-Puy du Fou : 100km (exceptional theme park with spectacular shows)
Lots of other touristic sites to visit