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  • 2 bedroom house
  • 8m x 5m Heated Pool
  • Barbecue Area
  • 50km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 50km from the Puy du Fou
  • Dogs Welcome

Gite le Tournesol, La Jousselinière in the Vendée

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 live 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
  • TV with UK Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets accepted
  • Open May - October
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool shared with owners

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.


Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Winter Heating (wood burner & 2 electric radiators), 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.

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The church at Vouvant
The Timmins family. Whitstable, September 2018
We said we would be back, so here we are!! Another amazing week, we love the gite, the pool, the location and seeing our amazing friends Paul & Esme. Of course we will be back!
An amazing time & amazing memories!!!

The Payne Family. Newport, August 2018
Thanks for another great stay, Paul & Esme. House & pool as immaculate as always. See you again soon.

The Wienen Family, Berg en Terblyt, Holland, July 2018
We have enjoyed a wonderful week in your lovely gite and pool. Your hospitality and kindness really made us feel at home. Thank you for inviting us to your BBQ with your family and friends. We absolutely loved our time here so once more, thank you!

The Doel Family, Winchester, June 2018
Thank you so much Esme for such a wonderful 2 weeks. You have such a beautiful home and we really enjoyed your company sat around the pool. Ile de Ré and La Tranche are beautiful for beaches and we highly recommend Vouvant.

The Illman Family. West Sussex, June 2018
Dear Esme, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for your beautiful gite. We have had an amazing time and really enjoyed spending time with you. Such a shame we didn't meet Paul, but hey! we'll just have to come back! Wishing you both all the very best and much love.

Liz & Chris, Cornwall. June 2018
We have spent a relaxing, lovely two weeks in your charming and comfortable gite. Thank you Esme for your warm welcome and suggestions for interesting places to visit & good local restaurants.

We've had a fantastic week. Just what we needed! You have welcomed us in your lovely family and provided us with many evenings of good company and entertainment. Your gite is perfect, but it is your hospitality that has made the holiday a memorable one. If you are ever in Cornwall, we would love to repay your hospitality.

The Hart Family, Hertfordshire. September 2018
Thank you Paul & Esme for your wonderful hospitality!! We have had a fabulous week here. Your home and gite are perfect. Thank you for all your advice on where to go & eat - all brilliant!!
Our girls loved the pool & will go home having made fantastic memories of their first time in France.
Your wine goes down a treat too!!

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.

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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