Vendée Holiday Cottages | Gite de la Fleur de Pommier, Saint Paul en Gatine, Deux-Sevres

Family-Friendly Holiday Accommodation in Western France

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  • 2 bedroom country cottage
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Large Flat Garden
  • 47km from the Puy du Fou Park
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Hamlet Location
  • Dogs Welcome

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier, St-Paul-en-Gâtine, near La Châtaigneraie

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier is set in the rural hamlet of Chicheville near to Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine, just over the border in the department of the Deux-Sèvres. This cosy two bedroom cottage has recently been bought by its new owners and is the perfect place to relax and explore the countryside.

The pretty ivy covered cottage is an independent detached house with parking to the front and access to the large garden and pool area to one side. Your children will love the huge garden - plenty of space to run around and kick a ball or to play volleyball.

The large lounge has a sofa and two armchairs, plus a 40 inch flat screen TV (complete with UK and French channels). There is a dining table and chairs in the lounge too, plus a pellet burner for the cooler evenings. Your children will be happy as there is a cupboard containing lots of boardgames, toys and books for their enjoyment. Wi-Fi is available in the cottage too.

The kitchen has a farmhouse feel, with a large dining table and chairs in the centre, along with all mod-cons: dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, plus kettle, toaster and coffee maker. There is an electric fire in the fireplace.

Both bedrooms are located on the first floor and the main bedroom has a double bed, side tables and a wardrobe. The second bedroom has two single beds and a cot is available for younger children. A stair gate can be added to the top of the staircase as required.

The bathroom is located on the first floor and has the luxury of a full sized bath, separate large shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Outside Space:
There is a large garden of around 4300m2, laid mainly to lawns and with lots of fruit trees. The pool is close to the cottage and is open from May until September each year. The chlorine pool will be heated via a heat pump and is 9m x 4.5m in size. There is a security fence around the pool area for the safety of your children.

There are several sun loungers, a picnic table and lots of outdoor games for your use.

The cottage lounge opens out onto a terrace, with table and chairs, plus barbecue, for al fresco dining.

There is off-road parking in front of the cottage for up to 2 cars, plus a bike store close by.

Well-behaved family pet dogs are welcome.

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier is open from April until the end of September each year and in summer, holidays will need to start and end on a Saturday, with a 7 night minimum stay. Out of high season, we can be more flexible - with a minimum of 3 night stay and variable start days.

All bed linens and towels are provided with this rental, but please bring your own pool/beach towels and cot bedding.

The property owners live on site, so are available to help with advice and tourist information. The pool and gardens are shared with the property owners, but they only use the pool when guests are not around. The owners have two friendly dogs and a cat - that have their own courtyard garden to play in.



  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Smart TV with UK Channels
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Books & boardgames for children
  • All Bed linens & towels are provided
  • Well behaved family dogs welcome
  • Open April until end of September
  • Travel Cot, highchair & plastic cutlery/crockery for young children

La Châtaigneraie and the Local Area

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier is set in the rolling hills of the Deux-Sèvres in between La Châtaigneraie and the medieval town of Parthenay with its pretty half-timbered buildings and ruined castle.

A great day out for all of the family will include a visit to the Adventure Park 79 at Chantemerle, only 4km away. Here you will find zip wires, Accrobranche trails, paint balling, digital treasure hunts, nature walks and mini-golf.

If you enjoy fishing, then a day out at Pescalis is a must - a large carp fishing lake with lots of peaceful walks around the edge of the lakes - only 10km away.

There are lots of other activities within a 30 minute drive - such as the Natur'Zoo in the Mervent forest, The Mining Centre at Faymoreau, the pretty village of Vouvant (Voted one of France's 'Plus beaux villages' a few years ago) and Hot Air Balloon rides at St-Pierre-du-Chemin.

The beaches of the Southern Vendée are around 90 minutes drive - with miles of sand, perfect waves for surfing and body boarding, and lots of bustling seaside towns to choose from - La Tranche sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer are the closest.

The main attraction to this part of France is the fantastic Puy du Fou Park - where you will be able to participate in shows featuring Gladiators, Vikings, Medieval Knights, Birds of Prey, and not forgetting the evening sound and light show with over a 1000 participants - this is not to be missed, and you could easily spend two days at the park as there is now so much to see and do!

For more tranquil days out, the Gíte is not far from the Marais Poitevin with its miles of canals and ruined abbeys, or the pretty coastal town of La Rochelle and the Ile de Rê.

There are so many attractions in the Vendée and Deux-Sèvres - you will need at least two weeks to see most of it!!

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

La Châtaigneraie and the Local Area

Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (hand, bath and tea towels - but bring your own pool towels), Internet Access, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Pool & Garden

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Reviews for Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier

August 2023. Tim, Helen & Louis x (+ Guy, Becky & Jocelyn)
It has been wonderful to meet you both, You are perfect hosts and we can’t thank you enough for our stay which was perfect!
The only negative is leaving!
It was great that our family was able to join us for the first week and our niece had the most amazing time on her first holiday abroad..
Look forward to seeing you both next year, (smiley face)

July 2023. Chris, Jody & Audrey (aged 3 ¾)
Thank you so much for such a wonderful time.
Audrey has loved making friends with Sophie & Lucy + I’m sure they’ve enjoyed someone to throw a stick!
Lots of plans have gone out of the window in favour of the glorious pool. It will certainly keep us going for the next few months .
I’m sure we shall be talking about our wonderful holiday for a long time. Thanks again.

July 2023. Bridie, Graham, Rebecca and of course Moses the dog woof.
We had a fantastic time in your beautiful gite.
It is so well equipped with everything we needed.
We love the pool, it was so relaxing in the hot weather and especially when we returned from long days out.
You are both so very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and further region, and recommended some beautiful places to visit, Vouvant, Parthenay, La Rochelle, Saumur and Ile De Re (amazing).
Moses says he loved the garden with its rabbits and lizards.
We will see you again soon.

May - June 2023 Nikki, Dan, Isabelle and Olivia
Our second fantastic stay in the gite and another wonderful trip. Thank you for being such considerate hosts, We’ve had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again. It is a special place which we will miss. See you again!

June 2023 Deb, Alan and Pam plus pooches
Thank you for being such wonderful hosts. We have thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at your lovely gite. The gite is so well equipped especially on arrival, lovely french bread, ham etc was a fantastic welcome after the long journey. Our noisy three pooches have loved it also (sorry about the barking)!! We loved the area and beaches. Good luck for the future.

June 2023. Cornell and Jason
Thank you so much Leslie and Dave, we have really enjoyed our stay here! The cottage is beyond amazing and has exceeded our expectations, spacious, beautifully decorated with everything you need to hand. Located in the stunning french countryside - we couldn’t have asked for more. We have had such a relaxing time here, making use of the private pool and having fun in the peaceful garden. This is a great place to come if you want to recharge (smiley face). Thank you for all your recommendations regarding lovely locations and restaurants etc to visit. We’ve had some lovely days out. We hope to stay again in the future. Until next time.

August 2022: Helen, Jim and Lucy, London
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We have had a wonderful 2 weeks in your amazing gite! We have been coming to France for nearly 20 years and this is by far the best gite we have ever stayed in! It has everything you could possibly want and really is a home from home.
The pool was lovely and great fun. We enjoyed our evening visits from Johny also! (cat) There are so many lovely places to visit especially Coulon, Vouvant, La Rochelle and Fontenay to name a few.
We will be back for sure. Wishing you continued success.

August 2022: Sarah, Nick, Xavier & Beau, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Thank you so much for a wonderful family holiday with our boys. We have loved the gite and the pool was amazing for those very hot days! The gite is well equipped and we had everything we needed and more! We had a lovely day trip to La Rochelle and an evening at Les Sables D’Olonne which was so good to see again. Best wishes with your future at your beautiful new home and would love to return again one day.

July 2022: Marie, Max, Abigail & Lily Belgium
Dear Dave and Leslie We Had a fabulous week! The gite is very peaceful and welcoming.Thank you for all the little gestures that made us feel at home. We went to a couple of towns :- Parthenay, Vouvant, Fontenay - le - Comte. We took a boat on the Marais Poitevin and the Parc Oriental de Maulevrier which was very beautiful and relaxing. Also had fun at the Adventure Park 5 mins away. We will definitely come again if we are back in the area! Many thanks.

July 2022: Helen & Richard
We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The gite is perfect and the pool ‘superb’. We have enjoyed visiting the local villages and very interesting chateaux.
We will certainly recommend you to our family and friends. Many thanks

June 2022: John, Tina, Colin, Sylvia. Crawley + Herne Bay
This was our third holiday at the gite, although it has new owners. Dave and Leslie who are excellent hosts.
We enjoyed our relaxing holiday and the pool.
Also visited a few places of interest, La Tranche -Sur-Mer, Vouvant etc..
Hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again

June 2022: Doug and Mary
After a longish journey it was a joy to arrive at the gite and to be warmly welcomed. The setting, tranquil and calm enabled us to quickly relax. As hosts you were not intrusive, yet there to offer help and advice. From basecamp we were able to discover the beauty of the area. We will highly recommend you on our return to the UK. Thank’s and warmest wishes

May 2022: Dan Nikki Isabel and Olivia
We have all thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Gite - so many wonderful memories. I only wish we could have stayed longer.
Thank you for being wonderful considerate hosts. We will definitely be returning soon.
Ps the children have loved their time here. Now you can enjoy a quiet garden again.

Vendée Holiday Cottages

Annette & Jason Khan
3 rue de la Motte

Vendee Holiday Cottages Family friendly accommodation in Western France

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