La Maison du Soleil near to Chantonnay in the Vendee
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  • 2 bedroom house
  • 4.5m circular heated pool
  • Shared Garden & Courtyard
  • 60km from the beach at La Tranche sur Mer
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 30km from the Puy du Fou
  • Owners On-Site

La Maison du Soleil, Sainte Cecile in the Vendée

La Maison du Soleil Holiday Home is situated in the hamlet of Les Chaffauds, near to Chantonnay. Here, you will find many shops, restaurants and a weekly market.

The holiday home has been restored and is now a comfortable two bedroom house, with cosy living room with a wood burner, TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi internet access. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you would need and the shower room and WC are located on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with two single beds.

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

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!

La Maison du Soleil can be rented individually, or along with the three bedroom house at Gites les Chaffauds


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric 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 - November
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool & Gardens shared with 1 other holiday home

Sainte Cécile and the Local Area

La Maison du Soleil 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 Set 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 coastal beaches are about 50 minutes away - with Les Sables d'Olonne and La Tranche being the closest. There is now a nearby lake with a new beach and summer entertainment - less than 10 minutes drive away.

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.


Price Includes:
Internet Access, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Bed linens and towels are not provided with this rental, so you will need to bring your own.

Extra Charges:
Out of season central heating and wood - 60€ per week.

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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.

Famille Mauduit. Carpiquet. August 2017
Merci pour votre accueil.
Le gite est tres plaisant (Piscine - Barbecue - Buts de foot...).
Notre sejour : bien rempli, entre le Puy Du Fou, Maillezais (promenade en barque), la Plage de La Faute, Avrille, Sigournais - Plein de visites.
Merci encore a vous.

Emma, Nick, Maude & Otto, Eastington. August 2017
Our second visit here and another fantastic stay! Paul, Isabelle & Stanley were very welcoming and made us feel at home.
Fun at the beach, the pool and adventures in The Vendee.
We love this place and feel able to totally relax here.

James & Jane, County Antrim. July 2016
We have had a lovely 2 weeks here.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome - a real home from home for us & our boys. This is a great central location for sampling the Vendee & making most of the weather - when it got very hot, especially last week, we really enjoyed the pool.
We would recommend the following for children 5-8 years from our own time here for family days out -
Taking a forest trail @ Mervent forest; having an adventure in the trees @ Le Grand Defi, St Julien des Landes; Jard-sur-mer beach; chateau de Saint Mesmin for little wanna be knights; canoeing le lac de L'Angle Guignard (15 mins from gite) & of course The Puy du Fou!

David, Roslyn, Abigail & Christopher, Cirencester. August 2016
We have had a lovely week here. It has been lovely to see Stanley. My favourite thing was doing a bungy jump at the Indian Forest. Bye bye from Abigail. Our second stay here and it was every bit as good as we remembered it. Thank you for the lovely welcome. The house is beautiful and the pool, the swings and of course Stanley, were a real hit ! Les Conches has become our new Vendee beach of choice and the visit to Les Machines in Nantes was a highlight also, Hope to see you again soon...
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