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The Ammonites Holiday Home at Chaffauds

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Les Ammonites is located in the lovely hamlet of Les Chaffauds in the Vendée 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. During the renovation process two large ammonite fossils were found in the front wall of the house - hence the name of the farmhouse! To the back of the house there are very large gardens and an orchard full of apple & pear trees. There is also a 4.5 metre circular heated pool (separated from the courtyard by a fence) 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! The ground floor is open plan, with a large living area at one end (with...Les Ammonites is located in the lovely hamlet of Les Chaffauds in the Vendée 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. During the renovation process two large ammonite fossils were found in the front wall of the house - hence the name of the farmhouse! To the back of the house there are very large gardens and an orchard full of apple & pear trees. There is also a 4.5 metre circular heated pool (separated from the courtyard by a fence) 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! The ground floor is open plan, with a large living area at one end (with log burner, TV with UK & French TV channels, DVD player, stereo), a dining table in the centre and a fully fitted kitchen at the other end. Upstairs there are three bedrooms - one with a double bed, and two with teo single beds each. A shower room and separate WC are also upstairs. 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. There are lots of tourist attractions in the area - with the Puy du Fou Theme Park within 40 minutes and La Rochelle within an hours drive. The beaches of the Southern Vendee are also only an hour away - with miles of clean sandy beaches for surfing, sand castles and rock pooling. More
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Annette Khan (Property Manager Vendee Holiday Cottages)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Beautifully restored Gite with lots of room and a massive garden with a pool, lots of space for the kids to run. Wonderfully quiet at night, the hosts are so friendly and welcoming with a lovely dog. The gite is perfectly located as everything is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Elainesisland
Management response:Responded 17 September 2018

Thanks for this great review!! Glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We've just returned from 2 weeks holiday at Les Ammonites and are missing it already. It really is lovely accommodation and the area it's located in is wonderful. We travelled with our in-laws and also booked the other gite on the site - La Maison...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank jax1106
Management response:Responded 17 September 2018

Wow! What a great review - many thanks!!! Paul & Isabelle loved having you to stay at their holiday homes here in the Vendée. Perhaps see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a lovely couple of weeks at Les Ammonites. The gite was well equipped and spotlessly clean and the owners were friendly and knowledgeable. There were plenty of activities within about an hour's drive including the amazing Puy du Fou, and the West Coast...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank RobertG2115
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our recent holiday in Le Vondee. The accommodation was excellent. Beautiful house, clean and comfortable with plenty of room for six people. Vast outdoor space, with BBQ facilities, a lovely swimming pool (the photos don't do it justice) and plenty of green...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank bgarvic
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The gite was very well equipped and spotless and we all enjoyed using the pool. Stanley, the english TV and wifi ensured that the children were happy. Paul and Isabelle were fantastic freindly hosts who have a great knowledge of the locality. The gite is...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank staceyjunk
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
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
The ground floor is all open plan, with a large living, dining and kitchen area. There is a TV with UK and French free to air satellite channels, a DVD player and HiFi. WiFi access is available in the house for those guests who bring their own laptop with them. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and there is a small breakfast bar and large dining table with seating for six. There is a separate WC and cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other two each with two single beds. All bedroom have built in wardrobes and side tables. There is a stair gate for the security of your children. A cot and high chair are available for younger children. The shower room has a shower cubicle and double hand basin, with separate WC. Two cots are available for younger children - but please bring your own bedding for these. All other bed linens and hand/bath and tea towels are provided, but please bring your own pool/beach towels.
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About the neighbourhood
Les Chaffauds is located only 10km from Chantonnay which has many supermarkets, restaurants, banks and a weekly market. In the summer there are many festivals and fetes held nearby, including a 3 day walking event and the French National Cycling Championships. All of the local villages and towns hold markets and the coastal towns have lots of evening entertainment on the beaches. Les Ammonites 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 is only 45 minutes away.
Getting around
A car is needed as the holiday home is set in a small country hamlet. For cycling enthusiasts - this is a great area to explore by bike as there are miles of country lanes and great scenery to cycle through.
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