Gite nr beach with shared heated pool, Vendee - LV006407

La Chaize-Giraud (5km from Bretignolles-sur-Mer), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV006407 Advertiser since: 25 May 2018
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Gîte Tamaris Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Travelcot

About this property

Welcoming and Sunny 2 Bedroom Gîte Near Pool. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

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.



Kitchen and dining

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.

Free wi-fi.

Living rooms

Tv (UK Freesat) with dvdplayer.

Free wi-fi.


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.

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of private parking space on site, just opposite the gîte.

Visitor suitability

You are welcome to have visitors for the day. However, the use of the swimming-pool is exclusive to our guests.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Jaunay Lake
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf des Fontenelles, Route de Coëx, L'Aiguillon sur Vie
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les écuries de la Sauzaie, 174 Rue de la Grande Sauzaie, 85470 Bretignolles-sur-Mer
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Chaize-Giraud church


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Mignotière, 85470 Brem/mer
Distance: 5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Catherine Parkinson

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.

The Owner Recommends

Local restaurant: La Chaize-Gourmande

On our doorstep - refined French cuisine made with fresh local produce. Wine choice is excellent. Best value lunchtime week days.

Brétignolles market

Interesting lively market for food, clothes, art, etc.5 km from the gîtes on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

Beach café - Crêperie de la Normandelière

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).

Le Grand Défi, St-Julien des Landes

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).

Le Puy du Fou, amazing theme park

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.

Water park: Atlantic Tobogan

15 km from our gîtes. Great water park.

Château de la Guignardière, Avrillé

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.

Vélo-rail, Commequiers

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

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

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.

Plage de la Normandelière, Brétignolles sur Mer

3 miles from our gîtes - fantastic sandy beach with nice restaurant.