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. For the security of our visitors, we comply with the regulations set by the Government against Covid-19.
Our house received a '3 épis' Gites de France quality rating in 2017. It 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, one with completely independent access, the other in the house.
One Family Suite ideal for : family of 4, or 2 couples travelling together. 2 bedrooms with double beds, a bathroom, a toilet and a private corridor. Open in the summer or on special request (group for example).
Sunset and Sunrise 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 hairdryer.
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 and other equipment can be provided, free of charge (please mention it when booking).
‘Sunrise’ is situated on the first floor of our house and offers a beautiful view over the park. The bed is a king-size (160X200).
‘Sunset’ is on the ground floor and offers private access. You'll find 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 accommodated in a separate alcove with an additional charge of 20 euros, including breakfast.
In the summer, a family suite is now available, which is ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples traveling together. 2 adjoining bedrooms (with standard double beds), a bathroom and separate toilets.
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 with products from her own garden or 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 in the summer.
Meals (breakfast or dinner) will be served outdoors if the weather allows it. In the post-Covid period, you may take your meals separately if you prefer.
If you have any food allergies, please mention it when booking, we will try and adapt to your requirements.
The 25€ 3-course dinner includes a regional aperitif, and tea, coffee or herbal tea. A small selection of wines, beers and other alcohol will be on offer.
From October 2020 onwards, a full-meal tray will be served room-service style for a 20 euros charge.
Child meal: 9 euros under 10, 15 euros between 10 and 15 years of age, including a soft drink. (over 15 = standard rate)
Bicycle rental can be organized with a local company (Roulavélo in St Gilles).
Free baby cot and other baby equipment.
Scrabble, playing cards, a 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, 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 sitting 2 is situated outdoors on a sheltered patio, with a shower next to it.
We also offer you access to our fitness room.
-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
-Nantes : 70 km
-Puy du Fou : 100km (exceptional theme park with spectacular shows)
Lots of other touristic sites to visit
The chemist's and the doctor are 1km away, and the nearest hospital is 15km away.