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gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée, image of two arum lilies

La Petite Guyonnière

Gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée.....

gîte holiday accommodation in the Vendée, view of La Petite Guyonniere

Facilities at La Petite Guyonnière

At La Petite Guyonniere we endeavour to provide for our guests, quality facilities and fun activities. Whilst some of the facilities are shared, the swimming pool for example, each gîte does have its own dedicated outside dining and BBQ area.  The fun activities are for everyone.

We want our guests to have fun within our beautiful gardens and so traditional games, such as football, badminton and petanque feature alongside the more unusual.

Essential Information

How to get here, how to make a reservation.  In short, information on almost everything.....

Outside Dining Areas

The dining area for Le Marronnier is set beside the ornamental pond.  It includes a stone BBQ, tables and chairs for 12 people, lighting and power socket.

quality facilities and fun activities, outside dining area for Le marronnier
quality facilities and fun activities, outside dining area for La petite Bouleau

The dining area for La Petite Bouleau is to the rear of the cottage.  It consists of a stone BBQ, table and chairs, parasol and lighting.

Swimming Pool

quality facilities and fun activities, view of our swimming pool looking back towards the barn

Our 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”.

Indoor Games Room

quality facilities and fun activities, 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.

Outdoor Games

There is a range of outdoor games that provide fun activities for all ages and abilities, they include:

  • Swings
  • Petanque
  • Badminton
  • 10 Pin Bowling
  • Selection of “Medieval” games
  • Football
quality facilities and fun activities, 10 pin bowling or petanque court


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 8 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.

Have we mentioned the “Tree Fairies”?  They are around, although, you will have to look really hard to find them.

quality facilities and fun activities, tree fairies live here


quality facilities and fun activities, off-road parking in the courtyard

At the front of the property is the courtyard, 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.  Also to the indoor games room, and via a passageway, access to the gardens.


The laundry has a coin-operated washing machine.  There is a sink, a vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, clothes dryer, pegs, bucket and mop, etc.  To the rear are 2 rotary washing lines.

This room is also the recycling centre.

The facilities and activities provided at La Petite Guyonnière are based upon quality and fun.  They are designed to offer something for everyone, whatever the age and whatever the weather.