Complex of 3 self catering gites, sleeping up to 17 people in 7 bedrooms. There is a shared 12x6 swimming pool together with small round children's pool, sun loungers, this area is walled and has security gates, all fully compliant to the French Law. We have a children's play area with swings and slide and children's wooden play house, there is a boule court and extensive gardens. Ample parking. The complex is ideally located for visiting many local places of interest, many just a short drive away, for example Puy du Fou. The complex is also an ideal place for walking and cycling with many rural lanes and dirt tracks.
- Cottage10 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
About Ruth Rogers
Hello, We are Andrew and Ruth, We moved to France from Guernsey in April 2002 with our two children Denham and Fern, then aged 2 and 9 months respectively. We have since been running the gites and enjoying the lovely micro climate that the Vendee has to offer.
Ruth Rogers purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Ruth Rogers chose La Réorthe
We decided to buy a property in St Juire Champgillon because we liked the rural location and the fact that we had plenty of garden, which would be ideal for the gites as it enables children lots of space to play in. The property is easily accessible from the main roads, but far enough away to offer tranquility with an abundance of tracks and lanes suitable for walking and cycling. We also have easy access to the beaches and local attractions like Puy du Fou (well worth the visit), but at the end of the day you can leave the hustle and bustle and just come back and chill out with a beer or a glass of wine. 2011 the Tour de France cyclists raced straight past our front door, this was another life experience for us something we had never seen before, we made a day of it with friends.
What makes this Cottage unique
The benefits of staying with us here at La Guillemandiere are that we have spacious gites, well equipped with ample parking. For the children (or adults alike!) we have a large enclosed swimming pool with childrens pool, large gardens with the childrens play area, boule court and playhouse, and a large trampoline with safety net surround. You can enjoy the abundance of fruit and nut trees in the garden, help youselves. The adjacent fields are filled with either wheat, maize or sunflowers and make for good photographs. At dusk the odd deer can be seen as well as magnificent sunsets.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful area and lovely people
Our holiday here was amazing- Ruth And Andy were perfect hosts and very welcoming and kind with lots of advice on places to go and see! We have two young girls who absolutely loved our holiday here- the swimming pool was ideal with superb views and cleaned daily- the gardens were lovely with trampoline and swing set. The gite was great with English TV which was nice- we will defiantly think about going back- thank you for making our holiday something great to remember 👍😊😊😊
We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday, it was a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Andy & Ruth
Fabulous gite, fabulous holiday
We had the best holiday here. We stayed in the smaller gite, which sleeps 4. It was comfortable & well equipped. The grounds make this place special. The pool is fantastic & my children loved the trampoline, play park & basketball, with loads of room for running around. The hosts were really helpful, giving us recommendations for places to eat. The gites are near a small pretty village with a lovely market & a bread van came most mornings with gorgeous bread & pastries. I have already recommended this gite to friends & family & will definitely be coming back!
Dear Rhian, Rob, Evan & Owen,
Many thanks for your kind words, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Ruth & Andrew
poorly presented gite
We were very disappointed with the quality of accommodation presented to us at Le Petit Recoin. The listing description does not mention that the bbq area for this gite is road side within metres of passing traffic. Guests should be aware that the bedrooms are in an attic space and are very poorly ventilated. The twin bedroom only had one small velux window and there was no pole to allow guests to open this. The wooden beds in this room have a blue covering that was peeling off. The bathroom facilities, in particular the shower were off putting. The shower door did not close properly and was not clean. The kitchen area was not well equipped, as advertised and needed further cleaning. I would not recommend this gite as a pleasant holiday experience.
Andrew and I were very disappointed to receive your negative comments about Le Petit Recoin Gite.
This gite has always been a favourite with our guests as it was in a previous life a cattle shed which has been tastefully converted into accommodation, the gite has exposed beams and stone walls, a true gite rurale, we have always had very good reviews - a book is in the gite with positive customer comments from visitors for the past 11 years, including 2013.
We live in a rural location; there are fields right around us with sunflowers, wheat or corn depending on the year. We do get to experience true rural farming life with Tractors and Combines working in the fields, but the children love this, it gives them great fun watching them work.
The complex is set in approximately 2 acres of gardens, with plenty of room to sit and relax and look at the surrounding countryside, we have apple trees, walnut tree and hazelnut trees offering good shaded areas when necessary. The pool area is fully enclosed to the French standards, and always enjoyed by both the children and adults. We have a trampoline, wooden playhouse and swings and slide area for the kids to play in, so they are kept well entertained.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker and hood (brand spanking new this year), fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine, cutlery, crockery etc.
Upon arrival I do say to all of our guests that if there is anything that I have forgotten or they need, to just come and tell us - it is one of the advantages of us living on site!! I shall do my best to help wherever possible - we like to think that we are very approachable and that we are here to make your holiday enjoyable.
It was very regrettable that there seemed to be a lack of communication; however, once we were made aware of your feelings we immediately offered you one of our other gites, hoping that this would better suit your requirements; however you refused to look at them and chose to leave which is beyond our control.
Ruth & Andrew
spent a very enjoyable week here. The gite (Sapin) was homely and well appointed. The on site owners Andrew and Ruth were helpful, attentive and very friendly. The setting is perfect for families with children as the pool is great and the surroundings charming
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope to see you again in the future. Andrew & Ruth
Coast/Beach: Various beaches 45 minutes drive. La Rochelle 45 minute drive. Travel: Nantes Airport 1 hours drive. La Rochelle Airport 50 minutes drive. St Malo ferry port 3 hours drive. Car is essential. Distances: Village -St Juire Champgillon 3km. Town - Ste Hermine 8km. Numerous places of interest all within easy driving distance - information pack available upon arrival. Further Details: Amenities in St Juire Champgillon - bar/restaurant, hairdressers all within walking distance. Supermarket, banks, restaurants in Ste Hermine 5 minute drive.
Booking Notes: Booking forms to be completed from web site, 30% deposit required to secure any booking with full payment to be received 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Changeover Day: From Easter to end of September changeovers are Saturday. October til end of March changeover day is flexible by arrangement. Long weekends and short stays of 2 or more days and long winter lets available. Ask for price details on these options. Notes on prices: Prices are per week and not per person. For rentals during off peak season, charges will be payable locally for central heating or wood if used.