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The Ammonites Holiday Home at Chaffauds

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Les Ammonites Family friendly holiday home, near to the Puy du Fou Park
The heated Pool at Gites les Chaffauds
Nearby Fishing Lake
1 of 31Les Ammonites Family friendly holiday home, near to the Puy du Fou Park
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are welcome, except in the main summer school holidays in July and August.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Manager
Annette Khan (Property Manager Vendee Holiday Cottages)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
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!

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
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped and large gardens which are excellent for activities such as kite flying and frizbee. The pleasant rural location is very peaceful and offers great views of the surrounding countryside. The brilliant Puy Du Fou and Indian Forest...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is a very nicely renovated farm house, very clean and well equipped and set on the edgeof a peaceful little village. The owners live on the site and were most welcoming and friendly and our teenage children loved the pool and large garden. There...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We had a great time, the cottage was large, well equipped and of a very high standard. Paul and Isabelle were very welcoming and full of useful information and tips. Large garden, swings and swimming pool kept us busy and the BBQ and terrace was...More

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank family_p314
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Situated within easy reach of the coast/beaches and the city of Nantes. The kids loved the open space abd especially the pool. We will definately come back again.

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank 398NormanS
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile
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Date of stay: August 2020
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Les Ammonites Holiday Home at Les Chaffauds

Les Ammonites Holiday Home at Les Chaffauds is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Les Ammonites Holiday Home at Les Chaffauds has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Les Ammonites Holiday Home at Les Chaffauds has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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