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  • 3 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 Onsite

Les Ammonites, Sainte Cécile in the Vendée

Les Ammonites Holiday Home is situated in the 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 this old farmhouse and it is now a very comfortable three bedroom holiday home, with an open plan ground floor and off-road parking. The living room has a TV with UK & French satellite channels, DVD player and Wi-Fi internet access. There is a dining table for 6 guests and the 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.

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!

Les Ammonites can be rented individually, or along with the two bedroom house - see more details here: Gites Les Chaffauds.

PLEASE NOTE: Bed linens and towels are no longer provided for this rental property


  • 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 1 other holiday home

Sainte Cécile and the Local Area

Les Ammonites 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. New for 2018 - 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.


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

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

The Price does not include:
Bed linens
Towels (hand, bath or pool)

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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.

Kate, Chris, Charlotte & Olivia, Leeds. August 2016
We have really enjoyed our holiday.
The gite is so comfortable and well equipped and we loved using the pool in the beautiful surroundings. Paul & Isabelle have been wonderful hosts & it has been such a wonderful week.
We have also enjoyed Stanley's company during our barbecues! We have never met such a gentle & friendly dog.

Clare, Sam, Charlotte, Elspeth & Hannah, Rugby, Warwickshire. August 2016
We have had such a fantastic holiday. Totally relaxed.
The house is so well equipped, the garden and pool kept the children busy for the whole 2 weeks - so much space to run around.
We loved La Tranche-sur-Mer : the ice cream shops are a must.
La Rochelle is beautiful.
Paul & Isabelle you have been wonderful hosts. We hope to see you soon.
Stanley - enjoy the peace !! You have a big fan club now.

This is a very big house with a very nice dog. We have had a very nice time in the pool and outdoors. Charlotte, Elspeth, & Hannah

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