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The Tournesol Gite

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The Heated Pool at Gite Le Tournesol
Gite Le Tournesol a Countryside Cottage in the Vendee
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Le Gite Tournesol is located in the small hamlet of La Jousselinière in the Vendée department of France. Originally an old wine press, the house has been restored by the current owners and is now laid out as a comfortable two bedroom holiday home, wih exposed oak beams and stone walls. There is an 8 x 5m heated pool with courtyard garden, barbecue area and off-road parking for 2 cars. The house has an open plan ground floor, with dining area and corner kitchen. The lounge has a TV with UK free to air channels and internet access is available outside (closer to the owners property next door.) Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double and one twin bedroom) and a shower room. This Holiday home is in great location for exploring the countryside, either by foot or bike and with many tour...Le Gite Tournesol is located in the small hamlet of La Jousselinière in the Vendée department of France. Originally an old wine press, the house has been restored by the current owners and is now laid out as a comfortable two bedroom holiday home, wih exposed oak beams and stone walls. There is an 8 x 5m heated pool with courtyard garden, barbecue area and off-road parking for 2 cars. The house has an open plan ground floor, with dining area and corner kitchen. The lounge has a TV with UK free to air channels and internet access is available outside (closer to the owners property next door.) Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double and one twin bedroom) and a shower room. This Holiday home is in great location for exploring the countryside, either by foot or bike and with many tourist attractions only a short drive away - you'll be spoilt for choice for what to do. The Puy du Fou Theme Park is only a 30 minute drive away - this is not to be missed! You will have a great time watching Gladiators, Vikings, Knights and Musketeers. For a quieter day out, there are the miles of canals at the Marais Poitevin and several ruined abbeys to explore. The beaches and the pretty Old Port of La Rochelle are around an hour away and there are also lots of other interesting villages to wander around.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Manager
Annette Khan (Property Manager Vendee Holiday Cottages)
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Second time staying at this wonderful place. Paul & Esme are great hosts, friendly, helpful and kind. Our children absolutely love the pool. Thanks again and hope to see you again in the future

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank michaelhart2018
Management response:Responded 27 August 2019

Glad that you enjoyed your holiday here at Gite Le Tournesol once again. Look foreward to seeing you again. Paul & Esme!

Reviewed 20 August 2019

A perfect beautiful place. Very quiet rural area. Lovely gite. Wonderful.hosts. we were a little unlucky with august weather but still.used the lovely private pool. Recommended.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank ceb64Manchester
Management response:Responded 27 August 2019

Glad that you all enjoyed yourselves here at Gite Le Tournesol despite the unseasonal weather!

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Stayed for an amazing week with wonderful hosts. The Gite is very clean, well equipped and great for kids. Our girls loved the pool and the surrounding area is very nice to explore with plenty to do. Paul & Esme cant do enough for you...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank michaelhart2018
Management response:Responded 17 September 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Gite Le Tounesol was exactly as we had hoped. Tucked away in a tiny hamlet just outside St Hermine it was the perfect get away from it all location. The accommodation has everything needed for a self catering stay with good sized fridge freezer and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mick I
Management response:Responded 17 July 2018

Many thanks for leaving this lovely review!

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lovely clean gite in beautiful peaceful hamlet, within easy reach of the coast. Plenty to see and do in the area but equally if you just want a bit of peace and quiet you need look no further! A warm welcome awaits you from the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Route1958
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The whole family really enjoyed our stay with Paul & Esme. Their welcome was as warm as the weather and made us all feel at home immediately. The pool was lovely and warm as well and a joy to swim in. We were invited to...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank AshleyJDrake
Management response:Responded 1 February 2016

We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at Le Tournesol Gite - Paul & Emse love to make their guests welcome. I'll pass on your comment about the kitchen utensils!

Reviewed 8 November 2014

We stayed here in July 2014. The owners Paul and Esme were very welcoming and could not have been more kind to our 7 year old son. The Gite is comfortable. The pool warm and clean and there is lots to do in the local...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank terpat_belfast
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Tastefully converted barn in Vendee countryside. Although pool is shared with owners who live next door, our use was completely unrestricted. The English owners are very friendly and hospitable. We felt very much at home there.

Date of stay: August 2012
Thank phcsmith
Reviewed 21 July 2019
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Date of stay: July 2019
Management response:Responded 23 July 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded 9 August 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Le Gite Tournesol is set in the quiet hamlet of La Jousselinière near to the village of La Chapelle Thémer. Sainte Hermine is only 7km away and here you will find many shops, restaurants and bars, as wellas a weekly market and many fetes and festivals during the summer months. The villages of Thiré (with a bar & pizzeria) and St Juire Champgillon (with well known restaurant and hairdressers) are only a short drive away. The house is located along a quiet country lane - with many walks and cycle routes nearby - a great place to see the local flora and fauna - with many migratory birds, deer, wild boar and fields of sunflowers en route. Boating and fishing are available nearby on the lake at St Martin Lars or in the Forest of Mervent. For the more energetic guests, there is horse riding or...
Getting around
A car is essential for your visit as this property is located in a small hamlet with the nearest shops a 10 minute drive away.
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