|Gîte Tamaris||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Travelcot|
Gîte Tamaris is 1 of 6 delightful cottages at Dolphin Gîtes, located in a quiet and picturesque village, 5 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Brétignolles sur Mer.
Gîte Tamaris is a welcoming 2 bedroom gîte enjoying a sunny terrace with a built-in barbecue and secluded by an attractive rockery. The gîte is situated central to all facilities including the landscaped gardens, covered table tennis area and heated swimming pool. There is secure private parking on site and free wi-fi in the gîte.
There is a baker in the village and a Spar shop in walking distance from the gîtes.
There are 2 restaurants in walking distance.
The local baker visits every morning in July and August, with delicious fresh baguettes and croissants in time for breakfast.
The nearest supermarket is in Brétignolles sur Mer, 5 km from the gîtes.
The kitchen/dining area includes the following facilities:
Four ring cooker and oven; fridge-freezer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and coffee-machine, dishwasher.
Use of a washing-machine on site.
Tv (UK Freesat) with dvdplayer.
There are 2 bedrooms - 1 bedroom with a king-size bed; 1 bedroom with bunk beds and an extra single bed.
The shower room comprises of a shower, washbasin and toilet.
Electric convectors are provided on request for cooler periods.
The facilities on site include a superb 10x5m heated swimming-pool, a popular sheltered table tennis area, swings and swing-ball.
For those who enjoy meeting people, we regularly invite all our guests to an optional evening pre-dinner drink of wine and nibbles in the garden.
Our gîtes are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens in the shadow of a famous medieval church. Facilities include a beautiful heated swimming pool with plenty of sunloungers, covered table tennis and children's play area.
Garden furniture, parasol and barbecue are provided on gîte terrace.
There is plenty of private parking space on site, just opposite the gîte.
You are welcome to have visitors for the day. However, the use of the swimming-pool is exclusive to our guests.
I am originally from Paris, but moved to the Vendée from England in 2004 with my British husband and our 3 children, leaving our teaching posts, to become fully involved in the running of a successful gîte business, Dolphin Gîtes.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||I know the area very well, holidaying in the Vendée throughout my childhood. We love the charm of the Vendeen countryside and the beautiful sandy beaches. The Vendée is in easy travelling distance from the UK and benefits from a microclimate.|
|Unique benefits of property||Gîte Tamaris is one of a well established family-friendly gîte cluster of 6, in a perfect coastal location, 5 minutes from the superb beaches of Brétignolles sur Mer. Our gîtes are situated in 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens in the shadow of a famous medieval church. Facilities include a superb heated swimming pool, covered table tennis and children's play area.
Gîte Tamaris is a welcoming and well equipped gîte, sleeping up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, enjoying a sunny patio with a barbecue, secluded by an attractive rockery.
On our doorstep - refined French cuisine made with fresh local produce. Wine choice is excellent. Best value lunchtime week days.
Interesting lively market for food, clothes, art, etc.5 km from the gîtes on Thursday and Sunday mornings.
Situated in a beautiful location on the Normandelière beach in Brétignolles-sur-mer, 5 minute drive from our gîtes. Sit outside, with views of the beach and ocean and enjoy their specialties of galettes (savoury pancakes), moules frites (mussels and chips), salads and crêpes (sweet pancakes).
Similar to Go Ape in the UK, however, it is set up in a superb location in a natural forest, with a great team of instructors. The instructors speak English and there are challenge levels for all ages and abilities. There is a fantastic and very long zip wire over the lake (10 minute drive from our gîtes).
Highly recommended, just over an hour away from our gîtes. A great day out for all the family! Performances continue throughout the day and include a falconry display, jousting knights, magic and music shows, demonstrations of rural crafts and atmospheric reconstructions of a Norman fort, a medieval town and an 18th-century village.
15 km from our gîtes. Great water park.
There are various educational and clue solving trails through the grounds of the château which are great fun for all the family. It is set in the grounds of the château, and, if you like following clues on an adventure trail, then you will enjoy this. There is also a coffee shop.
Good fun muscle powered train journey along a deserted railway track through unspoilt countryside.
As well as the Vélo Rail, there are also the ruins of a château at Commequiers, as well as a very good restaurant opposite the Vélo Rail.
St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is a touristy fishing port only 8 miles from our gîtes. It is a pretty town with a quayside harbour, fishing boats, restaurants and cafés, and a pedestrian street with nice shops. There is also the Grande Plage in St Gilles which is a big open fine sandy beach. You can take surfing lessons on the beach.
Les Sables d'Olonne is a famous beach resort, best known for its magnificent huge bow shaped sandy beach, great shops and night life with street performing artists.
3 miles from our gîtes - fantastic sandy beach with nice restaurant.