Gîte Jasmin, Gites du Parc, Vendee - LV002900_B

La Mothe-Achard (18km from Les Sables-d'Olonne), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV002900_B Advertiser since: 29 September 2011

This location has multiple holiday properties

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Gîte Jasmin Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 Cot provided if needed.

About this property

Gîte Jasmin, Pool, Brem-sur-Mer beach 10 min dr. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gîte Jasmin, one of 3 gîtes of GITES DU PARC is open all year round, - but please book early for July and August.
Please note that in high season, summer stays are as follows:
July: from Saturday 5 pm to Saturday 10 am - 1 week minimum.
August: 2 weeks minimum, usually the first 2 or last 2 weeks in the month - please ask or refer to the booking calendar on HFD or our website.
What is a gite? For people new to the concept, a French "gîte" is not a hotel but truly your holiday home without all the fuss of having to buying one.  As such, you are expected to look after it while living in it, as you would with your own house. We the owners’ live on the property and look after the premises regarding everything to do with maintenance. On the Saturday changeover, the previous holidaymakers have a duty to leave the gîte clean, but we check to make sure everything is fine before you arrive and we make the beds for you... The original concept, which still exists with some gîtes, was to bring your own bed linen!
Each one of our gîtes is registered with our Mairie, the town hall in St Julien-des-Landes, and has a 3 star rating (for sleeping 4 people comfortably)  from the Préfecture de Vendée /Atout France, renewed in nov. 2016.

Gîte Jasmin is one of 3 charming newly-built gîtes with exposed beams, located in the quiet rural hamlet of La Richard. All the gites have their own double french windows as the main entrance.  We have a very pleasant, spacious undulating gardens with numerous trees, 5500 m2, and next to the gîtes is a large, secured swimming pool (10m x 5m ) with a Jacuzzi step.

The swimming pool is shared by the "3 gites". They are never overcrowded as it is meant for our holidaymakers, and open from beginning of June to end of September.  Gîte Camélia is the nearest to the pool and enjoys the most privacy.

-- Free of charge:
All taxes, water and electricity, for a normal family usage.
Beds are made for your arrival!
Internet Access from your terrace but signal strenght better in courtyard with free wi-fi. 3G accessible.
Baby equipment, for example a foldable cot and Ikea highchair is available on request.
Towel rental / beach towels service on request.

We the owners live on-site and can assist and advise you on outings.
- Sorry but no smoking in the accommodation.
- For many reasons, pets not allowed (as the French law permits from spring 2012).

For further information you can visit our web page.
A bientôt !
Christine (French, English speaker) and Graham (English, French speaker)



Kitchen and dining

One corner kitchen in the main room, including washing machine, dishwasher.
At your disposal in your gîte, as a minimum we offer salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid, fabric liquid, all-purpose cleaner, all-purpose disinfectant, white vinegar (the ideal nature-friendly, colours friendly fabric conditioner); and toilet cleaner. All of these environmental-friendly.
Two sponges, oven cloths plus liquid soap dispenser in kitchen and bathroom.

Living rooms

A flat tv screen with UK and French channels and radios, armchair, comfy wicker chair and a sofabed which converts into a double bed (in case adults prefers the sofa to the bunk bed).

A large table, 4 chairs with another 2 chairs or 2 stools.


Two bedrooms: 1 with large, comfortable double bed and 1 with bunk beds. A sofabed in the living room.


One shower, basin and a separate wc.


Out of summer only.


Large swimming pool with a Jacuzzi step and inflatable toys provided !

Play areas for children and teenagers in the park:
Boules, swings, football goal net with ball, badminton sets, including net, wooden picnic table, Frisbees, table tennis and accessories provided.

Garden and outside

One bbq stand and accessories per gîte.
For the use of all 3 gites there is an umbrella type airing system for laundry outside which is out of sight.

Ping-pong courtyard with Wendy House and wooden garden lounge with cushions ( kept in the ottoman next to it)

Parking and garages

Parking on site, in the shade, away from the play area.

Visitor suitability

Families welcome.
Touring professional welcome, minimum 2 nights, out of July and August.
Shower rooms and wc are not suitable for wheelchairs.

Information about any additional facilities

We, the owners, Christine, Graham and daughter Céline are fully bilingual and live on site and so we do welcome you in person!
We are always available for assistance.

Gîtes are non-smoking: fresher, allergen-free atmosphere in gîtes!


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Gilles Croix de Vie
Distance: 25 km


Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, bream...
Name of nearest fishing location: Famous Lake Jaunay
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf des Fontenelles, Golf des Olonnes
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Brissonière, Le Ranch, etc...
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 7 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Vins de Vendée, Troussepinette & Trousseminette apéritif wines : Brem-sur-Mer, d'Olonne-sur-Mer, d'Aizenay...



Name/number of nearest marked trail: From our hamlet !


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Nicolas, La Rose St Martin (Denis Roux), etc...
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Christine Borrow

Christine: French - speaks French (!), English, some Spanish and French Sign Language (LSF);<br/>Graham: English - speaks English (!), French, some Double-Dutch;<br/>Céline, our daughter: French/English bilingual, speaks some Spanish, masters Double-Dutch and teenage talk.

Owner's website rentagite.blogspot.com
Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? Located in a quiet hamlet, 5 mins from all the shops you need, and ideal for easy walks and cycling. The gîtes are new builds from 2011, not a renovation and yet they have character with the apparent beams in the main room and bedrooms. Ideally located between Les Sables d'Olonne, Talmont-St Hilaire, La Roche-Sur-Yon and St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
Nantes airport: 1hr 15 away and La Rochelle airport: 1 hr 30
Nearest beach in Brem-sur-Mer: 10 min away
Puy du Fou Park (highly recommended - no rides, just fantastic atmospheric shows and villages): about 1 hr away
Unique benefits of property GITES DU PARC: all 3 gîtes are well equipped for a family holiday, and the vast green gardens, the beautiful shared swimming-pool, the fact that they are set in a charming hamlet means that all you need for a nice, relaxing holiday is... here! :)
Bedding provided and beds made for your arrival (not always the case in France).
Also, we live on site so it makes things much easier: keys ( and Key box if necessary), advice on outings, help with the French...

The Owner Recommends

Activities in the Parc

We offer boules, badminton, football, ping-pong and a pet rabbit to play with.

Bretigolles-sur-Mer Market

Open Sunday and Thurday morning, this is a well-known, huge market: Go there as early as 9 am in July and August

Jaunay Lake

The Jaunay lake is 9km and you will find plenty to do, fishing, pedalos, picnics, and walks.

Le Grand Défi

Only 5 minutes away by car, in St Julien-des-Landes, you will find Le Grand Defi which we highly recommended. Beautiful place with lakes, Accrobranches, tree trail, pony rides and paintballing. All the family will enjoy it, from little children to sportive teenagers and quiet grandparents.

Les Sables d'Olonne

Les Sables d'Olonne where you will find the beach, watersports, shops, restaurants, 2 casinos, zoo, Vendee Globe in November 2012 all approx 20 min.

Nearest Beaches

The nearest beaches are 15km away: Brem-sur-Mer, Bretignolles-sur-Mer, famous for watersports, with children friendly sea water lake with its beach and creperies.

Nearest Market

La Mothe-Achard 3km

Puy du Fou

Recommended for a great family day out the famous theme park Puy du Fou is a short one-hour drive away.


Shops are 3km away and you will find supermarket, cafés, and bars.

Sight seeing / Vendée Globe Boat Race Departure November 2016

The world-famous Vendée Globe boat race is back next November after 4 years, in Les Sables d'Olonne! + All along the Vendean coast is beautiful :), my favourite being la Plage du Veillon; Noirmoutier Island; Ile d'Olonne salt marshes for long walks or jogging / cycling. West of the Vendée : le Mont Alouettes and its windmills. La Venise Verte in Southern Vendée. La Roche sur Yon for museums, shopping (great in St Gilles Croix de Vie too) and concerts (the Vendespace arena, the Face et Si Music Festival, beg. of September http://www.festival-faceetsi.fr/, etc.). Around Avrillé, standing stones are a beautiful feature here and there. Just 20 min away is Nantes where you will find Les "Machines de l'Ile" where the World famous Royal de Luxe street shows are prepared. The Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne is approx 1hr 15.

St Gilles Croix de Vie

St Gilles Croix de Vie has beach, shops, restaurants, and casino approx. 20 min. New is the bowling and lasergame complex at '201 Foret Avenue' in St Hilaire de Riez, just outside of St Gilles Croix de Vie only 35-40 min by car.


The world famous boat race "Vendee Globe". Starts in Les Sables d'Olonne, from October through November, with the festivities around the event.

Water Parks

Amusement Park in Bretignolles sur Mer approx 20 min in the summer " Les Dunes"+ Big new Water Park "O'Gliss Park" about 30-40 min away ( booking recommended), "Atlantic Toboggan" is in St Hilaire de Riez, 40 min in the summer and "Oceanile", 1 hr in the summer - All are well worth it and good fun!

10 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 CatherineHants79 28 August, 2017

Best equipped gite we've been to. Gite owners are very friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the local area or you can have a relaxing time around the pool and the gite grounds. We went to Puy du for and O'gliss water park. Also, Plage du Veillon and Plage des Dunes are great beaches.

Owner response

Merci beaucoup Cath for your kind comments.
Yes, the Vendée is beautiful, isn't it ?
We have been living here for the past 15 years and there are still many places we haven't had time to explore, like the Commequiers or the Tiffauges castles... but we are catching up in order to give you tips / ideas for when you come back next year.
The Olonne beaches through the thick pine forest are breathtaking too : fine sand and infinite space ! - and so, never crowded.
Even Christmas time is fab at the Puy du Fou and the local Christmas markets (from late November !), from Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche to La Roche -sur-Yon Christmas markets !
Take care
A l'année prochaine !

10 / 10 Yorkshire family of 5 7 August, 2015

Fantastic place to stay. Such a warm welcome from the family. Gite and 'parc' all very clean and well equipped from kitchen to toys (C so very kind bringing over extra games to suit our children's age and rainy day activities). Good location to explore La Vendee. We will be booking to stay again in the future.

10 / 10 Famille Narbonne 27 July, 2015

Nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour à St Julien des Landes en Vendée. Le gîte était super. Nos jeunes enfants ont pu profiter avec joie aux différents jeux (balançoires, maison, table de ping-pong, dînette...) sans oublier la piscine avec l'avion gonflable ce qui a permis à notre enfant de 2 ans d'enfin aimer l'eau! Le gîte est confortable, bien aménagé. L'accueil est super, c'est rare d'être aussi bien accueilli. Nos enfants sont repartis avec de beaux souvenirs! Pour les enfants, nous n'avons pas eu le temps de tout faire, nous sommes restés une semaine. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir dans ce gîte pour continuer de découvrir la Vendée dans de belles conditions.

Owner response

Bonjour Amandine et Jean-Michel

Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de laisser un petit commentaire - si gentil - et puis ça montre à nos vacanciers anglais qu'il y a bien des Français... en France (lol) !
Je suis bien contente que votre petit graçon ait appris à aimer l'eau - c'est si important ! Continuez dans cette bonne voie avec lui :)
Nous serons ravis de pouvoir vous accueillir à nouveau, même hors-saison puisque nous restons ouvert toute l'année.
Une autre famille française de Caen - avec deux enfants en bas âge - vient de réserver le Gîte Jasmin pour la fin août : décidément, ce gîte plaît beaucoup aux Français !

Christine (Graham et Céline)

9.3 / 10 Mrs Rosemary Tessa Denat 15 September, 2014

We took the three gites for a family holiday and found our hosts almost too helpful. Totally well equipped and our hosts were great. It was expensive as we paid for all three gites but worth it for our family celebration. I expect anywhere with a pool the last week in August would be a similar price??

Owner response

Bonjour Tessa !

Thank you for your kind comments.
We try and do our best at being helpful without being too intrusive... a fine balance !
Remember that you can get a £50 discount for each consecutive week (for the same gîte) you book with us, and that everything that says "included" in the 2014 advert and contracts should be read as "offered" instead", like the beds made, all taxes paid for, the final cleaning (as most places charge a fixed rate for this),"frais de dossier",etc.
Take care

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