Vendee Holiday Cottages, Gite Le Tournesol Holiday Home, Vendee

Gite Le Tournesol

La Jousselinière, Chapelle-Themer, Vendée

Key Features:
2 bedroom house
8m x 5m heated pool
Barbecue area
50 minutes to the beach
Family Friendly
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Owners On-Site
Pets Accepted
Hamlet location
Gite le Tournesol

Holiday Home Description

Gite Le Tournesol Holiday Home is located in the hamlet of La Jousselinière, less than 10 minutes away from Chantonnay and Sainte Hermine, where you will find many shops, restaurants and amusements. The house is a restored farmhouse, and has many original beams and stone walls on show.

There is off-road parking to the front of the house and inside, the ground floor is open plan. There are two large sofas, a dining area seating up to 6 guests and a corner kitchen. Internet access is available outside the property.

Up the wooden staircase, you will find two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. There is also a shower room on this floor.

Outside, the 8m x 5m heated swimming pool is the main attraction! There is a selection of patio furniture - sun loungers, tables and chairs for dining and some inflatables for the children to use in the pool. There is also a covered seating area with a barbecue. The pool area is shared with the owners who love on site in the farmhouse next door - they are often around to offer help and advice - or just a glass of local wine!

A great location to unwind and get away from it all!


  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets accepted
  • Open May - October
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool shared with owners
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates

La Jousselinière and the Surrounding Area

La Jousselinière is set in the heart of the Vendée countryside. There are miles of country lanes to explore on foot or bike and the scenery is lovely - with fields of sunflowers in the summer and lots of interesting animals to spot, such as deer, boar, birds of prey and coypu. Nearby, there are several towns and villages with bakeries and restaurants.

The Puy du Fou Theme Park is less than 40 minutes away, and this is a great day out for the whole family - with Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Medieval Knights, Bird of Prey show and fantastic evening sound and light show. Not to be missed!

For a more tranquille day out there is the Marais Poitevin area - with its ruined abbeys to explore and canals to punt along. There is also a lake at Mervent with a beach and waterside restaurants, as well as trails through the forest and picnic areas.

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré are both popular tourist attractions, as are the beaches of the Southern Vendée - which are less than an hour's drive from the house.

For more information about the Vendée, click on this link.



06/05/2017 - 02/06/2017
03/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
01/07/2017 - 01/09/2017
02/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
30/09/2017 - 03/11/2017

05/05/2018 - 01/06/2018
02/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
30/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
01/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
29/09/2018 - 02/11/2018

Weekly Rental for Holiday Home



Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Winter Heating, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Gardens & Pool
Pool is heated from May until the end of September.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.
Rental Terms:
30% Deposit required to secure the booking.
70% Balance paid 8 weeks prior to the start date of holiday.
£100/€130 Security Deposit Cheque payable with final balance (returned within 2 weeks of end of holiday.)
Methods of Payment: Cheque or Direct bank transfer into UK or French Bank Account, in Sterling or Euros.
The House will be clean and tidy for your arrival, and it is expected to be left in the same condition, otherwise a portion of your security deposit may be withheld.

Availability Calendar


The church at Vouvant
Declan, Conor, Martina & Niamh, County Meath, Ireland, August 2017
Thank you both for your warm hospitality. We had a lovely relaxing break. A wonderful gite in an ideal location for exploring, cycling, walking or just relaxing by the pool. It felt more like staying in a friend's house!

Mike, Michelle & Marc, Overton. August 2017
Thank you both for a warm and friendly greeting after what was a big day driving on the other side of the road. During the week we had time to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting and a gite with loads of charm - so much
so, if I could pick it up and take it home, I would. Marc enjoyed the pool and his little window in his bedroom made him feel really good. Plenty of places to visit or just enjoy the silence. Overall a great week away.

What an amazing week!!!
A lovely house in a beautiful setting with the fantastic Paul & Esme as hosts!!!
Cannot wait to come again!!!

Mandy & Rob, Kent, July 2017
We have had a lovely relaxing two weeks at the gite, very much loved the swimming pool and shady area of the pretty garden. We enjoyed cycling round the Ile de Ré - a must for us English holidaymakers. Rob thoroughly enjoyed all the cycling routes he found every day. We were greeted with a very warm welcome from Esme & Paul and a lovely clean gite.

Karen, Niall, Kirsty & Catriona, Insch, July 2017
We have all had a great time in the Vendée. The insider knowledge was a great benefit - thank you Paul & Esme !
Kids loved the pool and all the great 'stuff' to play with. Weather has been mixed but not dampened our 'adventurous' spirit. (Indian Forest a must). The bikes have been brilliant and allowed us to explore 'moan-free'

Michel, August 2017
Grace à vous, le séjour à Thiré est un enchantement pour mooi. Je vous en remercie et espoir vous revoir prochainement - bonne fin d'année à vous deux en France et en Angleterre

Babette et Marc, Paris, August 2017
Séjour très agréable, accueil, maison 'cosy', calme et nous espérons vivement recommencer l'année prochaine.

Irene & Tony. Shipley. Aug-Sept 2014

We have had a fabulous week in your gite. Thank you Esme & Paul for your hospitality. The gite and pool and location are all fabulous. Particularly enjoyed Vouvant, a day at the coast (La Tranche sur Mer) and exploring the countryside. The bikes were great fun.

Richard & Jakki. Lincoln. June 2015
Here for a family wedding, made to feel welcome and at home. Gite was just what we required and met our needs.

Clare & Richard. Swansea. July 2015
We had a great time. Thank you for your hospitality. It was a pleasure to stay and thank you for introducing us to your wonderful friends Mimi & Lulu.
The week has flown and we have all had a fantastic time. Especially enjoyed the aperitifs we shared with yourself and your fabulous friends Mimi & Lulu. Hopefully see you again soon.

Terry, Patricia & Michael. Newtownabbey. July/Aug 2015.
Thank you Paul & Esme for our second trip here. We had a super time. You have both made us feel very welcome again and we have enjoyed being included in the local events. We will return.
Many thanks to you both for making us feel so much at home. Patricia.

Jo, Bob, Katie & Ellie. Staffordshire. August 2015.
Had a fantastic week, a lovely gite, village and a fab base to use as we explored the area. Thank you Paul & Esme for your kind hospitality.

Western Family, Devon. July 2016
Lovely welcome. Paul and Esme were the perfect hosts. Lots of information regarding the area, supermarkets, places of interest, and also places to go to occupy our two children. Weather has been so-so, a couple of days have been really hot, the rest less so. Despite this we have been well entertained. We have been to La Tranche sur Mer – brilliant beach, lovely weather, great family swimming etc. Our trip to Vouvant was great. Great walk, lovely drink in a café. We also had a trip to O’Gliss Park (A Water Park). Advice is to get there early. Opens at 10:00am. We got there at 10:20ish and couldn’t get a lounger in the entire place!! Despite this (although expensive) it was a great day. Our kids were there for about 8 hours. They loved every minute. (Ages 9 & 12). Moving on tomorrow, and have had a brilliant time!

We thought the gite was lovely – really comfortable and very well equipped. The pool & BBQ area was perfect – just needed better weather! Thank you.

Payne Family, Shropshire. August 2016
A beautiful, clean gite greeted us on day 1. So lovely to rent accommodation so clean and tidy. Thank you for making us so welcome and for your super suggestions for days out. Despite the busyness of Puy du Fou, it was well worth the day trip, with fantastic shows. Many thanks to introducing us to the local cave – we bought some super wine at a price that was reasonable. We enjoyed spending time with yourselves and your friends and family. Matthew enjoyed his time in the pool – particularly when Finn was visiting! A super location, accommodation and hosts! We hope to return soon.

Ruth & David, Servignat. August 2016
Thank you for a lovely holiday. We’ve really enjoyed our stay in Le Tournesol, beautiful countryside, very peaceful and your warm welcome made our holiday complete. We enjoyed cooling off in the pool, surrounded by your pretty garden. There is lots to see and do around here – just wish we had longer! Not forgetting Ellie – ideal enclosed space where she could sit and watch the world go by! One contented little dog!

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