Holiday homes La Chanduriere Gites
2 LA CHANDURIERE, 79240 Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine, France – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 10.0/10! (score from 8 reviews)
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Au Marcassin was once a granny annexe, very dark, with small rooms. Extra windows and the tearing down of partition walls has made it light, bright and cheerful. The house is built on the side of a hill and access is by steps, so wheelchairs, unfortunately are out. It is like a mini house with proper kitchen, decent shower room, seating and dining areas. The mattresses are good quality and everyone says the beds are comfy. There is half a hectare of land which meant there was plenty of room to build all the outside facilities and still leave enough grass for the neighbour's horses to come and have a munch and meet my guests! My neighbours are farmers ( beef cattle, rabbits and arable) and for guests who are interested I can organise a tour of the farm with Didier.
I used to only spend about 3 months a year in France but since I retired I am here most of the time. I speak French so can help with phonecalls to book at restaurants, make enquiries for you, if needed. I love this area and am part of an association trying to promote it to people who have never heard of it. I have visited most of the local restaurants and attractions so can give personal opinions about what you might enjoy best. If there are any local offers going you can be sure I will have grabbed the vouchers to give to my guests!! I have a 2 year old dog called Jeffery who love other dogs but is wary of people to start with ( he's a rescue and had a tough start) but he'll soon calm down and be your friend. I have a comfy kennel and run if you want to bring your own dog(s) and need to leave them for the day. At the moment I don't charge for this (must be mad!) I like to get to know my guests but equally, if people prefer to stay private, I limit my interaction to the basics.
The gîte is right in the countryside so absolutely no public transport. If you don't have a car you will be reduced to exploring on foot or borrowing my bikes! If you have never heard of Puy du Fou then you have a treat in store. This is a huge park with villages built with reclaimed materials to match different eras and artisans using the old tools to make clogs, barrels, bread, stained glass... from AD1000 to a town street of around 1900. The historical enactments which go with each one are absolutely stunning. It has grown and grown until now you really need a 2day pass to see it all. This is 40 minutes away from the gîtes. Then there is Futuroscope, the other big draw of the area. This is about 80 minutes away. Castles and Donjons, ostrich farms, boat trips on the Marais Poitevin, hikes and cycle routes, go-karts, treetop adventures, zoos. There is lots to choose from. If you have had enough of my pool and are hankering for the beach it is reachable in about 90 minutes and so perfectly possible as a day out.
Languages spoken: English, French
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Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map
Closest landmarks *
Petit Chene Golf Course16 miles
Tennessus Castle17 miles
Restaurants and markets *
Carrefour Contact, L'Absie Supermarket1.9 miles
Chez Chantal Restaurant2.5 miles
O'Bistrot Restaurant2.5 miles
Café Bonbon, La Chapelle-aux-Lys Cafe/bar2.5 miles
Bar de la Poste, L'Absie Cafe/bar2.5 miles
Sunday Marché Fermier Pescalis Market5.6 miles
SuperU, La Chataigneraie Supermarket6.8 miles
Lidl, La Chataigneraie Supermarket6.8 miles
A la Bonne Vie Restaurant8.1 miles
Tuesday Market, Coulonges Market13 miles
Natural beauty *
L'Etruyère, La Tardière Lake5 miles
Pescalis, Moncoutant Lake5.6 miles
La Sèvre Nantaise à Moncoutant River5.6 miles
Vouvant Lake10.6 miles
La Mère (devient la Vendée) à Vouvant River10.6 miles
L'Autize à Ardin River14.9 miles
Closest airports *
La Rochelle - Ile de Re Airport42 miles
Poitiers-Biard Airport44.2 miles
Nantes Atlantique Airport58.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
- BBQ facilities
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
- Tour or class about local culture
- Walking tours
- Horse riding
- Table tennis
- Fishing Off-site
- Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secured parking
- Swimming Pool
- Swimming pool
- Foot bath
- Fence around pool
- Sun umbrellas
- Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Pool/beach towels
- Pool with view
- Swimming pool toys
- Outdoor pool (seasonal)
- Outdoor pool
- Bikes available (free)
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Games room
Entertainment and family services
- Baby safety gates
- Kids' outdoor play equipment
- Indoor play area
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Children's playground
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Pet bowls
- Pet basket
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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07:00 - 10:00
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Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of EUR200 is required upon arrival, which is about GBP168.73. This deposit is fully refundable during check-out as long as there has been no damage to the property.
Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 16 years and above are considered adults at this property.
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Can use a cot upon request
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
The fine print
A damage deposit of EUR 200 is required on arrival. That's about 168.73GBP. You should be reimbursed on check-out.
Swimming pool #1 is closed from Sat 16 Nov 2019 until Sat 21 Mar 2020