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Holiday advice

Here is some essential holiday advice for your stay at La Petite Guyonnière, covering such topics as facilities and activities, reservations and payment.  We may well have missed some holiday advice that proved to be important to your experience, if we have then please let us know what it is.

View of the pool and gardens at La Petite Guyonnière - Holiday advice

Facilities and Activities

LPG pool stepsOur 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 there is a pirate ship called The Green Pig.  Sadly, it doesn’t float but it’s fun to play on nonetheless.

LPG 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, 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.

LPG bowling and petanque Our range of outdoor games provides fun activities for all ages and abilities, they include: Swings, Petanque, Badminton, 9 Pin Bowling, Selection of medieval games and Football.

P1040615 Outside 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.

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.

Parking The 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 gîtes, the indoor games room and via a passageway, the gardens.

Utility Room 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.

Fairy Door 319x329 Have we mentioned the tree fairies?  They are around, although, you will have to look really hard to find them.

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Reservations, availability or questions?


icons8 booking 50    From our Contact Us page either use our contact form or click on the check availability button to enquire about availability.  Alternatively send an e-mail to

icons8 email document 50      We will return a reservation form to be completed together with our terms and conditions.

icons8 send email 50       Return the completed reservation form with confirmation that the deposit has been paid.

icons8 received 50      Upon receipt of the completed reservation form, and deposit details, we will send a reservation confirmation.


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25% Deposit payable via bank transfer when returning the reservation form. The remainder is due not later than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.

Check-in and Check-out Times

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

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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.

Other Stuff

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Travel cot with linen and high chair available on request.

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Smoking is not allowed in either property.

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Sorry, no pets allowed.

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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.