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La Petite Guyonnière

Gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée…..

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Vendée

The Vendée is of similar size to Devon, at 2,590 sq/miles. However, with less than half the population there is a feeling of space and tranquility. This feeling is magnified by an extensive and well maintained road network, consequently, it’s a pleasure to drive in the Vendée. Whilst coastal towns and villages can be busy during the summer months, most other areas are quiet. The Vendée is packed with tourist attractions, cultural sites and activities to suit all tastes and ages. The people are friendly, the food and wine are excellent – you can feel the pace of life slowing, what a combination!

Your gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée is just a few hours drive from the main channel ports.  So, you could be relaxing in our lovely, heated, swimming pool the same day.

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Travelling to La Petite Guyonnière by Car

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The Vendée can be reached via two motorways, the A87 and A83, both have sections that incur tolls.  In addition, there are numerous departmental (D) roads, many of which are duel-carriageway.  Above all, the network is extensive and well-maintained.

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Speed limits in France are:

Motorways:

130 km/hr

110 km/hr in rain.

Dual carriageways:

110 km/hr.

Main roads:

80 km/hr (outside built-up areas).

Built-up areas:

50 km/hr but can be as low as 30 km/hr.

From Folkestone via Eurotunnel. Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 658km.  Time 6h 23m (approximately).  Shortest  & Quickest Route – Via A28 – Tolls.

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There are many ferry routes available, prices vary as do driving times from the port of arrival to La Petite Guyonnière.

Ports - Carriers - Distances - Driving Times - Toll Roads

From Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 375km (Via A87)

Driving Time = 3h 50m (approximately)

Shortest Route – Via A87 – No Tolls

Quickest Route – Via A88/A87 – Tolls

From Dover via P&O Ferries.

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 671km (Via A28)

Driving Time = 6h 32m (approximately)

Shortest  & Quickest Route – Via A28 – Tolls

From Portsmouth and Poole via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 409km (Via A84)

Time = 4h 12m (approximately)

Shortest & Quickest Route – Via A84 – No Tolls

From Newhaven and Dover via LD Lines

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 513km

Driving Time = 4h 53m (approximately)

All routes – Tolls

From Dover via DFDS Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 695km

Driving Time = 6h 53m (approximately)

All Routes – Tolls

From Portsmouth via LD Lines

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 480km

Driving Time = 4h 33m (approximately)

All Routes – Tolls

From Plymouth and Cork via Brittany Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 384km

Driving Time = 4h (approximately)

Shortest & Quickest Route – Via N12 – No Tolls

From Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries

From Poole via Condor Ferries

Distance to La Petite Guyonnière = 252km

Driving Time = 2h 46m(approximately)

Shortest & Quickest route- Via N137 & D137 – No Tolls

Where Are We?

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167 La Petite Guyonniere, Maché, 85190

Latitude: 46.774377

Longitude: -1.687259

Fuel

The nearest petrol station is in Maché, however, it is an independant station and therefore, more expensive.  The closest alternative is the petrol station at Hyper-U, in Aizenay (11km).  This station has a full range of fuels and, in addition, has free recharging points within the parking area of the main store.

 

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We are unable to offer the facility to recharge electric or hybrid vehicles at La Petite Guyonnière.  The domestic system will not cope with the extra requirement, without system failures or potential damage to other appliances.

Travelling to La Petite Guyonnière by Air or Rail

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Nantes Atlantique is 67km from La Petite Guyonnière, approximately 55 mins.  Car hire is easy with many companies just 2 mins walk from the main terminal.

La Rochelle-Ile de Ré is further away at 109km, approximately 1h 37m.  Again, car hire is easy, with companies less than a 2 min walk from the main terminal.

Both airports are easy to get to and serve national direct and international flight destinations.

The Vendée has a good railway network.  The nearest TGV station is at la Roche-sur-Yon (26km) with connecting local trains to Challans (10km).

Facilities and Activities

Essential information on almost everything, The swimming pool at La Petite GuyonniereOur swimming pool is situated between the accommodation and 2.5-acre field.  It is fenced, with a padlocked gate and an alarm.

The pool is 10m x 5m and is suitable for exercise as well as for fun, however, it is not deep enough for diving.  It is heated from May through to October.

The large sun terrace features sun loungers and chairs, parasols and a solar heated shower.  Beside the pool, for smaller children, there is also a pirate ship, “The Green Pig”.

Essential information on almost everything, the indoor games room.The “Games Room” is in our small barn, with access from the courtyard.  Inside are a table-tennis table, a dart board, table football, a selection of free-weights and some bicycles.

Also stored here is the games equipment for all the outside activities such as football, badminton and petanque.  There is also a selection of buckets and spades etc, for when you visit the beach.

Our range of outdoor games provides fun activities for all ages and abilities, they include:

  • Swings
  • Petanque
  • Badminton
  • 10 Pin Bowling
  • Selection of “Medieval” games
  • Football

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Ouside space is something that we have plenty of, with 10,000 m² set aside as gardens and another 12,000 m² used as grazing for horses.  For the past 9 years we have been host to “Hermine”.  She is a large, but extremely gentle, retired trotting horse (le Trotteur Français (the French Trotter).

There are a number of shady seating areas with tables and chairs, which can be moved around to suit your tastes. As well as flower beds, shrubs and trees, we have made areas for playing football, a boules court and space for badminton.

Essential information on almost everything, off-road parking in the forecourt of La Petite GuyonniereThe courtyard is at the front of the property, where there is sufficient off-road parking for up to 8 cars.  It is South-facing, therefore it gets extremely hot during the day, please be careful about what is left inside cars.

Leading from the courtyard are the entrances to both gites, the indoor games room, and via a passageway, the gardens.

Essential information on almost everything, view of Utility Room showing sinks and coin operated washing machine.The laundry has a coin-operated washing machine.  There are sinks, a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, clothes dryer, pegs, bucket and mop, etc.  Directly to the rear of the laundry there are 2 rotary washing lines.

This room is also our recycling centre.

Essential information on almost everything, small door in base of tree - Tree Fairies?Have we mentioned the “Tree Fairies”?  They are around, although, you will have to look really hard to find them.

Reservations

Send an e-mail, using our Contact Form, to check availability or make a reservation.

We will return a reservation form to be completed.

Return the completed reservation form with confirmation that the deposit has been payed.

Upon receipt of the completed reservation form, and deposit details, we will send a reservation confirmation.

Payment

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Payment can be made in pounds sterling or euros.  Prices in euros are at the current rate of exchange at the time of booking.

25% Deposit payable via bank transfer when returning the reservation form.

Remainder due not later than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.

Terms and Conditions

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Full terms and conditions are included with the reservation form and should be read before returning the form.

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time is not before 16.00hrs on the day of arrival, unless an alternative time has been pre-arranged.

On the day of departure check-out time is 10.00hrs.

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Provision can be made for baggage to be secured for early arrivals.

Baby Equipment

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Travel cot with linen and high chair available on request. 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in either property.

Pets

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Sorry, no pets allowed. 

Top Tip

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Very few shops open on Sundays, therefore, try to do your food shopping prior to arrival.  As a rule, most shops close at 19.00hrs.  Hyper-U in Aizenay (11km) is the nearest large supermarket and does open on a Sunday morning (until 12.30hrs) in July and August only.

On this page of “essential information on almost everything” we may have missed something.  If so, please use the form on our Contact Us page to let us know.  Thank you.