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Les Ammonites Holiday Home at Les Chaffauds

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Sainte-Cecile, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
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 channe...
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Listing #HL141452
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
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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
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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....
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Pets are welcome, except in the main summer school holidays in July and August.
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    4 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights --
5 Jan 2019 -
12 Apr 2019
3 nights
13 Apr 2019 -
17 May 2019
3 nights
18 May 2019 -
28 Jun 2019
7 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The minimum number of nights stay is 3.
For summer weeks, the changeover day is Saturday - we can be more flexible with holiday start dates outside of this period.
We require a 30% deposit to secure your reservation, with the remaining 70% being paid 8 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday.
A security deposit of £200 is also required against any damage to the property.
We are able to accept payment in sterling or Euros, either by direct bank transfer, cheque or credit card.
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Nantes: 50.0 km
Railway: Chantonnay: 8.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 280.0 km
Les Chaffauds is approximately a 3 hour drive from St Malo, 4.5 hours from Cherbourg or 7 hours from Calais.

Our closest airport is Nantes at only 50 minutes away, with the smaller airport of La Rochelle only 60 minutes away. The budget airlines of Ryan Air, Jet2 and Flybe all use these airports.

Car hire is available from both airports.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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