Vendée Holiday Cottages | Gites Les Chaffauds Chantonnay

Family-Friendly Holiday Accommodation in Western France

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  • 3 & 2 bedroom houses rented together
  • 4.5m circular Heated Pool
  • Garden & Courtyard
  • 60km from the beach at La Tranche sur Mer
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 30km from the Puy du Fou
  • Owners Onsite

Gîtes les Chaffauds, Sainte Cécile in the Vendée

Gîtes les Chaffauds is situated in the pretty hamlet of Les Chaffauds, only a 3 minute drive to Sainte Cécile which has a bakery, bar and other amenities. Chantonnay is less than 10 minutes away, and here you will find many restaurants, supermarkets and other attractions.

The owners have restored these old farmhouses and they are now very comfortable and well proportioned holiday homes. There are two holiday homes and these are rented as one property for up to 10 guests - so are ideal for a large family or friends who want to spend their holiday together, but have a bit more space.

Les Ammonites Holiday Cottage

  • 3 bedroom house for up to 6 guests
  • Open plan ground floor and off-road parking.
  • The living room has a TV with UK & French satellite channels, DVD player and wood burner
  • There is a dining table for 6 guests
  • Kitchen is fully equipped for all your needs.
  • Upstairs, there are three bedrooms; one with a double bed, and two with two single beds each.
  • A shower room and separate WC are on this floor as well.

La Maison du Soleil Holiday Cottage

  • 2 bedroom house for up to 4 guests
  • Cosy lounge with wood burner, TV with UK and French channels
  • Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
  • Ground floor shower room and WC
  • Upstairs: A large double bedroom and a twin bedroom with two single beds

A cot, high chair, stair gates and plastic cutlery & crockery are available for younger children if required.

Please note, bed linens and towels (hand, bath & tea towels) are NOT provided with this rental. Please bring your own bed linens, towels and beach towels.

Wi-Fi access is available for both houses.

Outside, there is a large courtyard garden with an al fresco dining area and barbecue. Beyond the courtyard is the large garden, with heated pool and children's play area. The above-ground pool is 4.5m in diameter and is surrounded by sun loungers. The garden is laid to lawns and has several seating areas where you can watch the sun go down whilst sipping a glass of the local wine!

Both houses share the courtyard garden, main garden and pool. The owners live on-site and are there to offer advice during your holiday.


Each house has the following:
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Double Oven and gas hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • DVD Player & DVD Library
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • Open April until November
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool shared with property owners
  • Courtyard with dining area and barbecue

Les Ammonites

La Maison du Soleil


Sainte Cécile and the Local Area

Gîtes les Chaffauds is set in the hamlet of Les Chaffauds which is surrounded by lovely countryside. There are miles of country lanes to wander or cycle along, and several nearby lakes where you can fish or watch the local flora and fauna.

The towns of Sainte Cécile and Chantonnay are close by, and have many shops, restaurants and supermarkets. Many of the local villages have their own restaurants, many with great views over lakes and forests.

The beaches are about 50 minutes away - with Les Sables d'Olonne and La Tranche being the closest. Also, one of the large nearby lakes has opened a beach area - with lots of activities and entertainment throughout the summer.

There are many other tourist attractions within 30 minutes - including the fantastic Puy du Fou Theme Park - a great day out for all of the family. (Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers and a Bird of Prey show, along with a sound and light show ending in an amazing firework display.)

The forests and lakes at Mervent, the artist showrooms at Vouvant and the ruined abbeys at Maillezais are all worth a visit. La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré are both popular tourist attractions, as is the Marais Poitevin network of canals and the local wine routes.

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


The tariffs shown in the table below are for both houses and for up to 10 guests maximum.

Price Includes:
Internet Access, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Gardens & Pool
Pool is heated from May until the end of September.

Please note, bed linens and towels (hand, bath & tea towels) are NOT provided with this rental. Please bring your own bed linens, towels and beach towels.

Extra Charges:
Out of season central heating and wood - 60€ per week for each house.
Taxe de Séjour / Tourist Tax
This holiday property is located in a commune (village or town) that charges a tourist tax to all paying visitors over the age of 18 years old. The tax helps local communes finance advertising, marketing, events, and initiatives to develop tourism.

The tax is paid per person, per night basis, and the charge varies depending upon whether the property is Classified (Star rated by an official organisation) or not. The charge is typically set between 0.40€ and 4.20€ depending upon where the commune is located and the classification level.

When you go through the booking process, the rental costs shown in the tariff table (per week/night) do not include this tax, this will show as an 'Additional Cost' on the form once you have clicked on 'Continue' after choosing your dates on the calendar.

Initially, the tax will be calculated for all members of your holiday group - including children under 18 years old. Once we receive your completed form, we will revise the total Tourist Tax chargeable to only include the adults in your group. This is a quirk of our booking system as it is only capable to add additional costs for all group members.

Availability Calendar

Holidays need to start and end on a Saturday in the summer months. The availability is for both houses as they are only rented out together - not individually.
  • Use this calendar to reserve your holiday.
  • Check the availability on the calendar below.
    Green = Available
    Green & Underlined = Possible Start Date
    Yellow = Booked, Awaiting Payment
    Red / Orange = Booked/Unavailable
  • Click on the start date for your holiday
  • Then follow the instructions on the pages that follow and complete your booking form.
  • This will be sent to Vendée Holiday Cottages, you will receive an automatic reply, and then we will confirm back to you with payment details.
  • Please ensure that you read all of our booking terms & conditions before completing your reservation.
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Les Ammonites:

Rene, Nichola, Sebastian & Benedict Balletta, Paris. April 2017

A wonderful few days, we wish we could stay longer. The gite is beautifully done, well equipped-perfect. Beautiful location, serene and tranquil. Isabelle & Paul have been wonderful "hosts !
So lucky with the weather, would highly recommend Puy du Fou - amazing ! Plus the beach in Les Sables d'Olonne.
The boys fell in love with Stanley - we certainly hope to be back Thank you so much !

Celine, Eric, Angeline, Dylan et le toutou Haslam, Papy Claude, Mamie Martine. Minorville, France. April 2017
Très bon séjour dans cette jolie maison avec une histoire racontée par ses charmants propriétaires Paul et Isabelle. Un accueil très chaleureux dans ce gite très fonctionnel. Rien à redire sur ces 4 jours dans cette belle region. Une adresse a retenir sans soucis !!!

Arnaud, Laetitia, Meline, Matteo, Fabrice, Betty et Valentin, Boespflug. August 2017
Nous avons passe un très bon séjour. Un accueil chaleureux des propriétaires. La maison est très bien entretenue. Bravo pour cette renovation...
Peut-être a Bientôt.

La Maison du Soleil:
Famille Debril, Sailly lez Lannoy, France. April 2017
Séjour très agréable, paisible, ensoleille.
Le jardin est superbe, nos hôtes chaleureux.
La demonstration de cerf-volant spectaculaire.
Très certainement a bientôt, plein de caresses au "féroce" Stanley

Wendy & Mark, Laine & Josh. West Sussex. July 2017
Thank you so much for making us so welcome. we have had a wonderful stay.
Your home is beautiful.
We wanted to take Stanley home, but there wasn't room in the boot !

Rob, Sarah, Sam & Amelie. Devon. July 2017
We have had a lovely two weeks at the gite. Paul, Isabelle and Stanley have all been really welcoming. We visited loads of places. Our favourite places were :
Puy du Fou, cycling round Noirmoutier, the beach at Les Conches, canoeing on the lake. This is a beautifully restored gite and we hope to come back one day.
A bientôt. Bises
PS : we loved the kites.

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Vendée Holiday Cottages

Annette & Jason Khan
3 rue de la Motte

Vendee Holiday Cottages Family friendly accommodation in Western France

Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98
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(Annette Khan Entrepreneur Individuelle : Maison Lairoux/Vendée Holiday Cottages)

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