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We (two adults and two children) enjoyed the most relaxing and comfortable holiday in Bernard and Christine's gite. We received a very warm welcome on our arrival which was much appreciated and Christine's tips about trips, restaurants etc. proved very helpful.
The property is ideally located in a stunning and tranquil location yet minutes from areas with more activity. We travelled from Nantes airport and the journey to the property takes approximately 55 minutes. All modern conveniences were provided and the swimming pool was a big hit with all particularly the children who were reluctant to leave and explore what the Vendee region had to offer. However we did manage a few trips and would highly recommend 1) Puy du Fou, 2) The castle and lake at Appremont which is only a few minutes drive. It has a lovely little beach for swimming and other watersports, 3) The caste at Talmont St Hilaire and 4) A visit to the town of St Giles Croix de Vie.
The grounds to the property are very spacious with various seating areas and surrounded by beautiful colourful shrubs and flowers. The kids enjoyed playing badminton and some football in the garden.
Towels for both the swimming pool and showers were provided and in addition to the washing machine means you can travel light and wash clothes if required.
The property is near a little village with supermarket and bakery which was handy however we did our main shopping in Aizennay approx. 5 minute drive away which has a Hyper-U and a Lidl. We also bought fruit locally in the farm shop selling beautiful fresh and recently picked produce which was absolutely delicious.
Overall I would highly recommend this property, suitable for all, young and old looking for a break from the stresses of modern life and to be absorbed into a slower pace in beautiful surroundings yet close to more hustle and bustle when required. Vendee is a beautiful area and we hope we will be able to return in the not too distant future!
All necessities for a lovely holiday, simple and quiet. Ideal for the very young, with goats and chickens to feed and a swimming pool. La Roche nearby is good to visit and Challans market, but the gite offers a lazy and gentle relaxation.