Guest Comments

A sincere and HUGE thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to write to us about their holiday experience at our home. As you can imagine we are just thrilled, again this year, to receive so many wonderful comments and it really does make it worth getting up every morning....!!!

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beau rivage - 6 bedroom villa

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor' guest reviews

Fantastic villa for big parties with children! - We found the booking process extremely straightforward with all queries answered promptly and in a friendly manner. Beau Rivage is very well laid out and was well suited to our party of 6 adults and 6 kids. The kitchen is very well equipped, although we do suggest a few more roasting tins to help future guests. The heated and fenced pool is fantastic and the children loved playing in for hours on end. The fence around the pool in particular was really useful as was the guidebook sent through prior to arrival as we visited a number of local attractions recommended from it. When we requested help with the hot tub, maintenance attended the very next day and got it sorted. Overall we have all greatly enjoyed our time at Beau Rivage and we would definitely recommend this villa. Thank you for a great holiday x


Fantastic Villa and Location - We had a brilliant time at Beau Rivage. Everything was excellent including our welcome, the friendliness of staff and the cleanliness of the villa. We were a large, three generation, family group of 11, including three two year old children. The villa was superbly equipped and with plenty of space to accommodate all of us easily. The playroom was a big hit, as was the swimming pool and hot tub. The nearby village and beach were lovely and there was plenty to do all of the time. The local water park was very good too. We would definitely recommend, Thanks to Donna and Jay for a great holiday!


Wonderful holiday - We had a lovely stay at Beau Rivage. The house catered exceptionally well for children and the playroom was fantastic! There is lots to do close by and would highly recommend visiting the water park and going bodyboarding on the nearby beach. We had a lovely meal in the local village restaurant which again catered well for children. Thank you Donna for a wonderful stay!


Perfect holiday - From the first point of contact everyone has been very helpful, efficient and friendly.  Beau Rivage is a perfectly safe house for a happy family break.  Thank you for a great holiday - we've had fun.


Fantastic stay - We had an amazing week! Villa was fantastic and could easily accommodate 9 of us. It is well located with lots of things to do close by. Nothing was too much trouble for Donna and the team - they even laid on the Tour de France !!


Fantastic Holiday - We were a part of five adults and four children all of whom had a great holiday at this well equipped and well located villa. The children loved the playroom and the adults the spacious accommodation. There is loads for everyone to do close by. We'd recommend O'Gliss Waterpark, the Indian Adventure Park, Go Karting and BellyBoarding at La Terriere (and the beach cafe for lunch). The restaurant in the church square in the village was also very good.


Excellent villa for all ages - We've just returned from a wonderful multi-generation family holiday with ages ranging from 1 to 76. There really was something for everyone at Beau Rivage.  The grand-children were kept entertained every day by the play-room, in particular the ball-pit which they spent hours in as well as the terrific warm pool.  The village was super too with a market on twice a week we thoroughly enjoyed wondering around.  My husband and I especially liked the layout of the house, very easy for 4 couples and grand-children with plenty of space for everyone.  We all had a jolly good time and would recommend this villa for other families looking for a villa to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you, Donna and Jay, for making my 70th birthday incredibly enjoyable. 


Great Holiday - Couldn’t fault the booking process, very easy and great to liaise with the owners directly for peace of mind when booking.  We were sent an electronic guidebook which gave us lots of helpful information in readiness for our holiday which we also used continuously when we were at Beau Rivage.  It listed all the house information as well as nearby attractions, shops and all the restaurants Donna and Jay recommend.  This really did help us find what we were looking for and was very much appreciated.  That coupled with the fact that everything and more was supplied at Beau Rivage made for an excellent holiday and to be honest we didn’t actually need to leave the villa all week. We did of course visit the local beaches (Le Conches was our favourite) which were just lovely and ideal for the kids as well as the fabulous chateau adventure castle and play area at the Indian forest.  One week was not enough to be honest.  The kids were overwhelmed with all the dressing up clothes and toys and we loved the huge TV for the tennis! Overall a fabulous villa, in a fabulous location.  We will definitely be back. 


Enjoyable stay in comfortable home! - A lovely time was had by all at the spacious and beautifully-appointed Beau Rivage. Our cousin, who took the TGV from Paris to Nantes with her daughter and granddaughter, spent a wonderful holiday weekend with us. The Parisiennes proclaimed the house to be lovely! The six bedrooms could easily have accommodated a large family or two and boasted toys for kids of all ages. We walked into town, walked to the wetlands, and could have walked to the hyper-market, though we drove. We also enjoyed short drives to the beaches in Jard sur Mer, and Sables d'Ollone. Longeville sur Mer is a relaxing little town and proved to be a good base for longer day-trips to La Rochelle, and Vendée wine tastings. Donna, Jay and their staff were impeccable hosts. They provided us with exceptional pre-arrival courtesy, and instantaneous assistance on call after checkin. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!

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Amazing location for stunning beaches


This Villa in La Tranche sur mer had perfect hosts Donna and Jay and also everything we needed, La Tranche sur mer is a really friendly pretty little town providing local shops selling local produce but also has a supermarket nearby. 


The beaches were amazing and we spent most of our days there. We were looking for a chilled relaxing family vacation and that's exactly what we had.

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La Mirabelle - 5 bedroom villa

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor '​​​​Guest Reviews

Fantastic to return to La Mirabelle! - It was lovely to return to this fantastic holiday house- it's very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing family holiday (even if your kids are tiny- it provides all the necessary equipment from high chairs, booster seats to crocodile bath mats!!). For the bigger kids and adults there is a lovely pool, hot tub and table tennis, as well as a large TV as well as numerous games to keep you entertained. La Tranche Sur Mer is very accessible with easy parking- we very much enjoyed the bank holiday fireworks on the beach! Thanks for making our stay here so enjoyable again!


The booking was easy with any questions answered by phone/email straight away.  The good selection of toys meant we didn’t have to pack as many as they were all supplied.  The sandpit was much larger than we expected, and it was great having the pool securely fenced which allowed the kids to run around the garden safely.  Also, the locking gate to the front road was excellent too. All quires arising during our stay were promptly deal with by Donna and her team.  The layout was great in the villa and we were able to sleep the youngest in the quiet children’s room, so he could go to bed earlier.  The local village, shops and marker were also great.  Local sandy beaches close by and we loved the chateau adventure park. The aquarium in La Rochelle was great but busy.  The early arrival service was very much appreciated. It was a truly lovely holiday for the whole family – thank you. 


Really loved our family holiday at Mirabelle this August.  The villa is set up perfectly and you can see that so much thought and attention to detail has gone into making this the perfect family villa.  It was all the small things that made such a huge impact - the welcome card from Donna and Jay, the fresh flowers, the bottle of wine and the welcome message to the kids on the chalk board plus so much more.  We were all quite overwhelmed with the amount of personal touches at the villa and just how well equipped the kitchen was for example and the bed linen was super nice with very comfortable beds.  We ordered an arrivals welcome meal - have to say, best lasagna we've EVER had and home-made by Donna (the owner :) The kids just loved the playroom and spent hours up there in the ball pit and playing with all the dressing up clothes and shoes.  We were able to relax each evening knowing they were safe and secure and most importantly having the time of their life whilst us adults relaxed with a nice bottle of local wine on the beautifully lit terrace. This really has been one of our best holiday ever and we would certainly recommend any family with children to book this villa. Thank you Donna and Jay and we hope to come back soon.


Great family house - We've just had an amazing stay at La Mirabelle. The personal touches, the attention to detail and the friendly staff from booking to whilst at the villa made for a fantastic trip. The villa itself is perfectly set up for families with young kids - everything was so easy. The girls loved the toy room and the sandpit allowed the kids to play whilst we relaxed in the evening sun. The swimming pool was fantastic, as was the cleaning of it, we certainly hope to return!


Excellent Holiday - From the moment you speak with the owners you feel cared for. This holiday was for our disabled son & they couldn’t have been more helpful. They went that extra mile. They got us a fridge for his medical supplies, made sure the pool was heated & left a lovely bottle of wine for the adults to enjoy, which was a lovely touch. It was Easy to book & the hosts were so kind & helpful. Excellent children's activities, toys and books with a secure garden. You don’t even need to leave the villa if you didn’t want to, so much to do. Maintenance service could be reached easily and they were very prompt, not that there was anything majorly wrong just a broken fan which was replaced straight away. La Mirabelle was a clean and spacious villa with beautiful beaches and lots to do within driving distance. Thank you for the lovely arrivals dinner and the the most amazing stay & most importantly helping us make wonderful memories with our son. A holiday we will truly treasure.


Lovely stay, brilliant selection of children toys, they were more than impressed!  The pool is lovely and hot tub great addition to have.  Excellent first impression when you walk through the door of the villa, very friendly and efficient team looking after us and it was nice that Donna (the owner) popped into make sure we had everything we needed. Beaches are lovely, and sand is beautiful. We recommend visiting the chateau adventure park – good for kids and big kids alike!  Great holiday at La Mirabelle, we would love to go back. 


An amazing choice - La Mirabelle is quite incredibly well equipped and provided everything we could possibly have wanted and it was immaculately clean upon arrival. The area provides so much and the beaches are a joy for small children. However, the best thing was the help and support provided by Donna, the owner, both before and during our visit. Multi-generation holidays have their challenges and she answered all our queries instantly and so pleasantly. The house with all its facilities coupled with the people make it a really special holiday. We'd love to return. Thanks again.


Exceptional - The perfect property for an extended family stay. Fantastically well equipped so clothes are the only thing required to bring in addition. Lots to do in the area and the house, particularly in regards to the playroom which kept the children engaged for hours! The pool and garden were perfect too. The whole place was spotless and the cleaning greatly appreciated. Excellent attention to detail, La Mirabelle exactly as described and we would highly recommend.


Super Holiday at La Mirabelle - Great family living space and excellent pool. The kids were constantly entertained with the playground area and play-room indoors. The service from the maintenance team and housekeeping was excellent, thank you. 


Great fun at La Mirabelle this May with the kids.  The villa is huge and caters for large groups so it being just 2 adults and 3 kids in our family we had loads of space! The set up is perfect and lots of thoughtful touches throughout the villa to ensure a comfortable stay.  The guestbook we received prior to arrival listed some fabulous recommendations re local beaches, attractions and restaurants.  We loved our week at this villa but to be fair a week was not long enough - def 2 weeks next time.  Great holiday in a lovely part of France - def recommend this villa.

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Honestly the best 'Self-Catered' villa we have EVER stayed at. 


What a find, La Mirabelle catered for us all from my 68yr old mum to our 5yr old son.  Everything and more was supplied and the owners, Donna and Jay, couldn't have been more helpful and made sure we had the best time.  


We highly recommend La Mirabelle, the beautiful area but not too much - we want availability to come back next year :) 


Thanks again guys, you do a fabulous job and deserve success. 

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Le mimosa - 5 bedroom villa

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor '​​​​Guest Reviews

Everything I could wish for supplied - Having pre-school kids we were able to take advantage of the fabulous weather in France in September. We booked Le Mimosa last minute and were just thrilled with the villa and super warm and incredibly safe pool (fully fenced with lock gate) it's the most well equipped villa we have EVER stayed in with lots of extras that really made it a "home from home" experience. The village was just a minutes walk away so each morning we stopped off in the little play-park on our way back from collecting our croissants and baguettes - the kids loved it. The beaches were spectacular and definitely a favourite part of the holiday, sandy beaches as far as the eye could see. My 2 year old loved all the dressing up clothes and toys and was very disappointed she couldn't take them all home. Donna and her team were ever so thoughtful and caring making sure we had everything we needed and the personal touches on arrival were great. The layout of the house was perfect for us (4 adults and 2 kids), but with 3 double bedrooms and an extra kids room, it would certainly fit in easily another couple with kids. We had a wonderful week at Mimosa and highly recommend this great house and area.

Family friendly - We couldn't have asked for a better location for our family holiday. we could wander down to the patisserie for our morning croissants and pain au chocolate. The beautiful safe sandy beaches were only a 10 min drive away and there was a waterslide park and chateau de adventures 15 mins so we didn’t need to travel far to entertain our 3 children. the gite was so well equipped with toys books and games inside and out didn't always have to go out to keep them entertained. their happy place was by the pool and it was so warm clean and safe we were able to relax and watch them having fun.

​We had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation catered for our every need. The pool was fab and provided hours of endless fun for the children. The location was great as not far to a lovely beach and the island of Ile de Re. We couldn’t wish for a better holiday, and looking king forward to returning

We had a mixed age holiday 75 down to 4 and we all had a wonderful time. Booking was easy and the staff were all really helpful, we couldn’t have asked for better service. The house was perfect for all ages with toys for all from Wii to dressing up clothes for the little one. Really clean and the pool was fabulous. The location was excellent as it was so close to beach, supermarket and a short walk to the village. . Brilliant work Donna and Jay.

​Highly Recommended. Just had our second holiday at “Mimosa” and have booked again for next year. It’s a great place for a 3 generation family holiday with lots to do for children of all ages. The pool is excellent. Extremely well maintained and safe. Loads of toys & games for the kids. The kitchen is very well equipped and the layout of the house is perfect for the extended family. Lots of thought and effort have been put into providing everything you can think of for a great family break. The management team drop by from time to time to make sure everything is ok. Beaches are just a 15 minute drive away. The village is just a few minutes walk. There’s a street market there twice a week in the season - Don’t miss it.

Super location, and super villa which catered for our our family needs. Highly recommended and we will certainly consider coming back to Le Mimosa. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Angles in the Vendee. Spacious, well appointed delightful property. Perfect for one large family or two families in separate parts of the house. The pool and hot tub, the magnificent outdoor dining area are perfect for holiday en plain aired experience. Overall a great family friendly property with some thoughtful extras for the children. The dress up inclusions and chalk board a nice touch. I would highly recommend this property for a wonderful stay in The Vendee.

My family all went together and stayed in La Mimosa for our summer holiday and it was incredible. The layout of the house made it seem like it was never crowded but we were able to eat together every day around the massive table which was one of my favourite parts of the stay. The pool was fantastic and it was hard to get the children out of there at any time of the day. The house is equipped with everything you could need and the village is lovely and quiet. There are plenty of things to do nearby, especially for children. Would definitely recommend and definitely go there again.

My father kindly booked this villa for us all over the summer this July and it was fantastic. The villa when you arrive takes you’re breath away and as you explore it seems to go on forever. The villa has a hub in the centre that everyone can use and enjoy making meal times a delight, even when there were 13 of us sat at the table to eat!! I cannot fault the villa at all. Outside is a million times better than inside. The pool is the perfect temperature and is wonderfully clean. It has more than enough room for everyone outside with a large range of facilities. We found we used the giant connect 4 constantly on the decking and the kids were all constantly using the big chalk board. The local village is beautiful and everyone was very friendly. Everything was thought of with regards to children’s toys and comforts. The smart TV was excellent, but maybe instructions for that would be helpful. From start to finish it felt like luxurious holiday in your own home. I wish we could go back again.

​Everything about our holiday was great. Booking was easy and any questions we had were answered swiftly. When we arrived we were so pleased to see how the house was presented. We all said 'wow' as we walked in and looked at everything. The children were thrilled with all the toys etc. and the chalk board was a lovely touch. It didn't take long for us all to put our costumes on and jump into the fabulous pool. The house was right on top of the lovely quiet village which had everything you needed including a market on Wednesday and Sunday

​The booking process was simple; pre-arrival info was comprehensive and extremely helpful.  The indoor equipment was above and beyond expectations and our girls got a bit kick out of the dressing up clothes and enjoyed watching videos in their own den! The garden was nice although our kids didn’t spend too much time in it as the ‘pull’ of the swimming pool was too strong!  The maintenance team is great, we had a couple of things that need sorting and they were dealt with promptly and with a very good attitude. The layout of the house suited our family perfectly (6 adults and 4 kids). Anyone considering this villa can be assured it exactly as advertised – no porkies! The beaches in the area as super family friendly, we had lots of fun and our 8yr old granddaughter discovered surfing is quite easy!  We didn’t use any of the hospitality services at the villa however in different circumstances they would have been very helpful.  The house is tranquil and is the best place we’ve ever stayed in on a self-catering basis.  Donna and Jay have put a lot of thought and organisation in the villa – it’s brilliant.  We have really enjoyed this villa, it’s AMAZING, thank you for a wonderful holiday.  

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A lovely relaxing break 


From the moment we entered the property we were impressed. We absolutely loved the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area with large door opening onto the patio. The kitchen was the best equipped I have come across is a self catered property - everything had been thought of!


All of our party enjoyed the outside area of the property, the pool was perfectly clean with a great decking area surrounding it. 


We also enjoyed the outdoor seating area a couple of days making full use of the BBQ! Angles (the village where the house is located) was very relaxed, we walked down to the bakery daily to collect our croissants and baguettes for the day. 


La Rochelle, Nantes and Les Sables are all within driving distance so we took day trips to these places during our stay. 


We absolutely loved our stay and would certainly love to re-book to come back.

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Le pressoir - 4 bedroom barn conversion

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor '​​​​Guest Reviews

Highly recommended - We stayed in Le Pressoir (myself, hubby and 2 children) Booking was very straightforward and everything was explained fully :-) Donna and Jay are fantastic and made sure we were warmly welcomed (we even had a welcome message in the garden chalk board which our kids loved!) The villa was superb! Really spacious with everything you could want for a family holiday including books to read, dvds to watch and games to play! Bedrooms were perfect and so comfy, jacuzzi baths and excellent showers. The hot tub and pool are really clean and inviting. Local area is beautiful - fresh bread just 2 minutes walk and lovely restaurants. Local beach was gorgeous!! Lots to do in the surrounding area including a lovely zoo 😊 Highly recommended and would definitely book again!!


Fabulous Retreat in Western France - This comfortably furnished gite was the perfect place to have access to beautiful soft sandy beaches only 15 to 20 minutes away. Other destinations in the area make great daily visits. Within the little village of Angles, there is a post office, a beauty salon, a small grocery, boulangerie and a weekly outdoor market to get fresh vegetables, fresh fish and other assorted items. The most wonderful butcher is steps away, He also makes delicious morning delights. All of these convinces are a 3-5 minute walk away. A large grocery is a 10 to 15 minute walk away, as well as, Guinot, to have a massage or other beauty treatment. This home is a child’s dream come true. Assorted toys, books and an incredible array of princess dresses and shoes for the children with vivid imaginations of living in a Chateau’s sparked by the books they have read or the Chateaus they may have visited in France. Infant articles are also available. Changing table and most supplies are furnished. Potty seats for the regular toilets are supplied, as well as, appropriate high interest clean toys. A large bookcase brims with assorted adult and children’s movies. Outdoors is a bar-b-q overlooking the large swimming pool. The owners Jay and Donna are absolutely fabulous hosts, making your visit the best experience. Well priced, great location and wonderful owners.


Perfect place for families! 👌 - We had a fabulous time at Le Pressoir in Angles! The villa is perfect for one or two families with children and the location is ideal for exploring the local area. We spent a day at the beach, a day at a beautiful chateau with a dinosaur park and a day in La Rochelle visiting the aquarium. However, the highlight of the holiday for the children was undoubtedly the swimming pool! They loved all the inflatable toys and enjoyed getting to know the other children/families staying in the two villas next door. As far as the location, Anglés is a great little village - quintessentially French with lots of character and everything you need for an enjoyable stay - bakery, butcher, pizza place, restaurants, bar, supermarket, etc and there is a much larger supermarket just 10 minutes away. We would highly recommend staying at Le Pressoir or any of Donna and Jay’s villas and are already looking forward to returning again next year!


Loved by all - Loved this open plan spacious barn. With two bedrooms on each floor (one master and one kids room) it made the perfect living space for two families sharing. Great to come together every meal time at the big farmhouse table in the kitchen and share our days adventures.  Very well equipped kitchen which made meal time prep a dream.  Kid were able to chill in the sitting room whilst we sorted dinner and watch one of the ‘hundreds’ and I mean hundreds of DVD’s supplied.  It was like having ‘blockbusters’ in your sitting room - super cool!!  Kids loved that and the pool, and all the toys, and the chalk-board and the giant connect-4, and the dressing up clothes and the train-tracks, and the kids deck with outside toys…. basically it all.  Best child-friendly equipped villa we have ever stayed in.  Thanks for catering so well for the kids, so us parents could actually relax too!  Donna and Jay you rock!


Great place for a RELAXING kids holiday! - We’ve just enjoyed an excellent stay at Le Pressoir. Highlight for the kids was the pool which was child-friendly and secure. The house is just a short walk into the town centre which had a lovely French feel to it and is also close to several good beaches. There is so much to do in the surrounding area but also it's a great property to just stay in and chill with a beer and BBQ! Great stay and we definitely recommend.


A brilliant holiday location - We live in France and were looking for nice child friendly gîte big enough to invite over our family from the UK to, so we could all be together for the May half-term week. From the minute we made our enquiry to the end of the holiday, the service received from Donna and her team was fantastic. The house has everything ready and waiting for you, all you need are clothes! The pool was warm and very secure, the kids’ equipment in abundance and the personal touches for our arrival fantastic. We loved our week in Le Pressoir and highly recommend this gîte.


Location, Location, Location - Le Pressoir is just a minutes walk to the quintessential village of Angles with everything you could want and more!  The village market on Sunday & Wednesday morning was super with lots of locally produced items -  wine, cheese, fish, fruit and veg etc. as well as many other items. The kids loved walking down to the village in the mornings to get our fresh baguettes and pain au chocolates (and of course to practice their ‘Bonjour’!) and then stopping off at the little play-ground to have a run around on our way home. The ‘cave’ in the village was super and only around 3 euros for a bottle excellent local wine :) the butchers was amazing and the Trattoria restaurant was one of our favourites. We visited the water park, the water jump park, the forest adventure park and the beautiful sandy beaches. It really was a great week at Le Pressoir and we def would recommend for families sharing a holiday experience.


Home from home - We've had a wonderful stay at Le Pressoir. The house is fantastic - the toys/dress up clothes and books were all brilliant. My children have discovered the love of Mr Men! I loved the open plan kitchen/living area which is perfect with small children, and the proximity to the village of Angles was fab. We all loved popping into the village for a 'pain au chocolate' or an evening beer! The pool was brilliant, very warm and the children loved the outdoor games area too. The swim fence and safety gate were a real peace of mind with the little ones. Thanks you for a lovely stay.


Loved this house - Very welcoming, lots of personal touches which were all very appreciated after a long journey.  Donna and her team were brilliant, on hand if we needed them which of course we didn’t.  The village was super cute and had 4 or 5 nice little restaurants and a couple of bars.  We spent most of our days by the pool as the weather we so incredibly lovely so we didn’t venture out too much as everything was ready and waiting for us in the house. Loads of toys/games etc to keep the kids entertained inside when the lovely warm pool had worn them out!  The barn is furnished beautifully, very ‘home from home’ feel and super comfy beds for the best nights sleep after a hard day by the pool! We’ve already booked for 2019 and can't wait to get back. Highly recommend.


Fabulous - Fab house, fab area, fab welcome from the staff/owners. Thanks for making it a fab family holiday.


Fabulous house, great location and service - Just returned from an unforgettable week at Pressoir. 4 adults 2 toddlers and 1 baby enjoyed this very well equipped and lovely villa - the minute you walk in the door you feel at home, the beds were super comfy, linen/towels fresh, huge amount of toys for the kids and all the personal touches were very much appreciated, thank you. Kids LOVED the warm pool (spent every waking hour in it) the chalk board and giant connect 4 was a huge hit as was the BBQ used by us adults each evening. Alice and Bethany loved putting on a show every day dressed up in the princess dressed (all supplied) and we have fabulous ‘wedding footage ‘ now for when they are older! Great to know that all the baby/toddler equipment was supplied, it really helped and again it was very much appreciated - you can tell that the owner Donna is a mum as she thought of everything and more! Weather a bit of a mixed bag but that didn’t stop us having a great time and going out and enjoying the fabulous attractions and beaches. Our only completely is we should have booked another week as there really wasn’t enough time to see/do everything the lovely area had to offer. We’re just booking now 2 weeks for next year and can’t wait to get back. Thanks for an amazing holiday - highly recommended.

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As an independent Lettings Expert working for an award winning UK based holiday company, it is my job to visit gites and holiday homes to evaluate their suitability as child friendly holiday destinations.


I am so impressed with the location, design and facilities at these properties, they have included everything possible to ensure that children of all ages (and Mums and Dads too) have a wonderful holiday - they really do have it all!

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la pergola - 4 bedroom barn conversion

A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor '​​​​Guest Reviews

A great vacation - We loved our 10 days at Donna and Jay's rental in Angles. The area is wonderful, the house was immaculate and had everything we needed for an amazing vacation. The pool and hot tub are lovely and even though September was a bit cooler we did make use of them. They are very secure with fencing and locks so you can feel comfortable about the safety for small children. The town of Angles is tiny but has anything you might need and it is a very quick trip to the beach (7 mins by car). For a larger town experience La Roche sur Yon is approx. 30 mins. If you have children this would be an ideal location to vacation and the house is extremely well equipped with everything you'd need for small children, including beds, high chairs, toys, dress up clothes.... The house was perfect and we would highly recommend this for families.
Hidden Gem - We had an amazing stay at La Pergola this September. The hosts are incredibly organized, the electronic guestbook gave us all the information we needed, and more. The home was immaculately clean and well stocked (2nd only to our own home) and although we didn't have children with us, there was everything you would need and want for a stay with children (toys, dress up clothes, high chair, beds...). We can't wait to return with our grandchildren in tow. The pool and Jacuzzi are completely secure if you have small children for whom you may be concerned. This area was not familiar to us and we were thrilled to find it full of wonderful things to discover along with fabulous beaches. The town of Angles is a very short walk away and has a terrific market on Wednesdays as well as a wonderful butcher and bakery. We can't wait to return
Amazing villa in a perfect location - The detailed guidebook sent in advance of our arrival to La Pergola made it easy to plan our holiday activities. On arrival the children (7, 4 & 1 years old) were thrilled with all the toys, dressing up clothes and books that were all provided. The fact that these are all supplied meant we could pack lighter knowing they wouldn't miss their home comforts. The personal touches were excellent as was the cleanliness of the villa and friendliness of everyone. The owners were always on hand to help if needed and were very friendly. Sharing the pool with two other villas was brilliant as the kids play with each other while you relax. There’s enough privacy to have your own space and time away from the pool etc. The local area is amazing, there’s a water park and activity centre call the Indian forest which has enough activities for 3 full days out at least. There’s also go karting, horse riding beaches, play centres etc. We visited the bakery and cafe daily which was a short walk from La Pergola for fresh bread and wonderful coffee. Overall we had a wonderful family holiday which offered something for each of us from aged 69yrs to 1yrs! Thank you.
Customer service was 5* Always quick to respond whether it was pre-holiday or whilst on holiday. Finishing touches – flowers, wine etc – fab!  Excellent selection of toys for all ages at La Pergola. Great location – village very close by but also beaches and lovely towns not too far either.  Lot of places to take kids locally.  The pool was very child-friendly with a secure gate and lots of good outdoor space. A lovely stay, thank you :)
Truly the best accommodation we have EVER stayed in in France!  Everything and more was readily available to us at the villa and the welcome with lots of personal touches was excellent.  The weather was incredible, the local village was a minutes walk away with great amenities, the pool was warm and the kids were happy.  Nothing else to say really!
Excellent holiday- we definitely recommend La Pergola - Excellent information prior to arrival provided. Excellent attention to detail in the house, everything has been well thought out and provided. Children very well catered for and La Pergola felt very safe. Housekeeping team were available and helpful and owner very hands one. Easy walk to the village of Angles and conveniently located to lovely beaches and child-friendly activities - overall excellent holiday- we definitely recommend La Pergola
Lovely and relaxing holiday in well equipped house - La Pergola is in a great location, handy for the airport with great kids toys and amenities supplied. Secure areas were all very good and the heated pool and hot tub were fabulous. Very clean and lovely house, loved the village and nearby attractions. Beaches were great. Welcome hamper was very good. Staff very friendly. Great service from the whole team who helped with any questions we had and we will recommend as everything thought of!
Thank you, Donna and Jay, for making our holiday so incredibly wonderful with your excellent villa.  La Pergola suited all our needs and was perfect for our size family (4 adults, 3 kids).  Great selection of toys/games for the kids which kept them entertained for hours.  Jessica loved all the dressing up clothes and wore them all holiday!  James loved the connect-4 game so think that's one to be added to the Christmas list this year. Mum and dads bedroom downstairs was perfect and the short walk to the village of Angles was not too far for dad with his walking sticks so that really did mean we could all go out together and enjoy the evening. We loved the Trattoria pizza restaurant and the Friday night band at the bistro with Paella was great fun. We visited the water park, the chateau adventure park and the indian forest, all excellent which the kids absolutely loved especially the chateau adventure park with the pirates and dinosaurs.  The beaches were incredible, we just loved them.  Overall honestly, this has been one of our most treasured holidays for memories so a huge thank you for all your support and help before and during our stay - we will definitely be back! 
No problems with booking La Pergola it was really straight forward.  All equipment, layout and cleanliness of the house was great, especially for French accommodation! Maintenance and support team were great, really friendly, pleasant, lovely and quick.  Would definitely recommend and come back - we love it here!
We have had a super week at La Pergola.  The house is terrific and just perfect for a young family.  The support team is very hands on quietly getting on with their jobs. The swimming pool is perfect and we have had many many hours in there.  All in all, a fantastic set up. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. 
Easy to book, very friendly service. La Pergola was exactly as described - excellent kitchen and space in general.  Fantastic warm pool, nice to be able to walk to the local village and have gorgeous beaches on our doorstep. The personal touches were excellent, we'd highly recommend, we had an excellent holiday - thank you.
Child-friendly Accommodation - We stayed in La Pergola during May and had a wonderful holiday here. The accommodation was of a high standard and had everything we needed, including every kitchen utensil and item of baby equipment we could possibly need. There was a fantastic selection of very good quality toys that kept my daughters entertained every day, and my eldest loved the princess fancy dresses. It was the best equipped accommodation I've ever booked. We enjoyed the pool very much and were lucky enough to have it to ourselves for most of the week. Our hosts were only a phone call away and happy to respond to any questions or issues we had. This was very reassuring to my parents who were nervous about holidaying in France when being able to speak french. We had a lovely holiday, wandering into town for pastries, playing in the pool, going to a local Chateau with fun children's trails and shopping at the French markets. The weather was also fantastic so it was a week to remember. We would happily return as both the accommodation and location were wonderful.

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Perfect for families with young children


We stayed at La Pergola this August for two weeks and had the best holiday ever with our 3 young kids (aged 10, 6 and 2) EVERYTHING and I mean everything had been thought of in the way of equipment and entertainment for the kids and adults alike.


First class service and fabulous facilities from all the team, we will certainly be going back to La Pergola. 


Thanks for a wonderful holiday from us all.

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Le Palmier - 4 bedroom farmhouse

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Perfect family-oriented house with everything provided - Le Palmier is the ideal blend of good location, great amenities, space and a relaxed family home. The fact that the owners make booking, preparing and staying there so straightforward and efficient ensures we had one of our best holidays for some time. We chose Le Palmier given the broad age range of our children from 2 to 15 and the house catered for all of us exceptionally well. The website is easy to navigate and with lots of detail including a layout which always creates confidence in choosing a place. It would help to have the exact location on a map although was not difficult to find with a little research. Making the booking was made easy mainly by Donna and her team's input. While not afraid to book entirely online, I find having personal interaction via email and phone reassuring and makes the process simpler. Instructions were simple and easy to understand. The village hosted a range of evening entertainment on the green through the week we stayed. The house is well maintained and was very clean. Lots of towels and bedding available and the kitchen has plenty of equipment. The feel is very comfortable and homely which made it a very relaxing environment for everyone. With the large amount of space available it took no time at all for everyone to settle in and it felt like home very quickly. Seating is comfortable and well looked after and the decor is well maintained and welcoming. In summary, we would highly recommend Le Palmier and expect to return. 


Location perfect - We’ve just returned from an unforgettable stay at Les Palmier.  We visited all the local attractions, water-park, chateaux adventure park, forest adventure and water jump park.  Our only complaint is that we didn’t book for two weeks!  Def recommend a two week stay here as there is so much to do. The house was perfectly set up for families with kids and the local beaches around 10 mins away. The village was just a couple of minutes walk away which was perfect to grab a pizza from the Trattoria once we got back from a fun day out. Overall perfect holiday, perfect location and perfect hosts - thanks Donna and Jay x


Fabulous family holiday! - Donna was extremely welcoming, friendly and super efficient during the whole process. We felt very reassured that all would be taken care of particularly as Donna was so genuinely interested in making our holiday go smoothly. The team were wonderful immediately helped when TV briefly stopped working! Loved Le Palmier as it worked perfectly for us with grandparents, plenty of space to escape each other :) Loved the village with excellent butchers for our evening BBQ's. Tom loved the bakery, village cafe, La Trattoria restaurant in the village is superb! Fab beaches nearby, Chateau adventure park was great and there is so much to do locally. Hard to think of anything you can improve on as we all had such a great time. Thank you very much for a wonderful week and see you again soon . 


Great organised and personal company - The electronic guidebook we received prior to our arrival was unbelievably helpful and very professional. It listed lots of great information on the villa and the area so we were able to start our holiday and explore immediately and not find all the best bits on our last day, which has happed before!  Donna (the owner) phoned us prior to arrival to make sure we had everything we needed and answered our last minute questions. The personal touches were very thoughtful and very much appreciated - thank you. The area was amazing so much to do. The staff were great and also on hand if ever we needed them - we didn’t!  The weather was amazing and we spend many an evening on the terrace enjoying a BBQ (great butchers in the village btw) Really one of our best holiday ever - def have our vote :) 


Great place for all ages - Having children aged 6-14 all ages were cater for at Le Palmier. The layout of the house meant there was space for everyone. There was no equipment needed, absolutely everything was here! Beaches were fab, Les Conches was great for sand and waves. Angles village was just right, superb bakery. Le Palmier was exceptionally clean inside and well maintained outside. Donna was really friendly from the point of booking to our arrival. The welcome note, wine was thoughtful and we would thoroughly recommend. 


Loved by all the family - We had a super one week stay at Le Palmier this June - The weather was just glorious, the pool so warm and the nearby beaches perfect. We spent most of our time to be honest by the pool as the kid were so happy to be there. The amount of great toys and games supplied really made it so easy to keep the kids entertained every day. Really, relaxing holiday for us all. We especially enjoyed the BBQ’s on the terrace followed by a few glasses of local wine (picked up at the 'cave' in the village 2euros a bottle!!) - it really was the perfect end to the perfect day, everyday! Great ‘relaxed’ family holiday at Le Palmier, thanks.


Wonderful 1st family Holiday - Just a quick line to thank you for everything you helped us with on our recent stay in Le Palmier.  This being our first family holiday with our twin girls aged 18months, I was a tad nervous.  Donna, you were wonderful and really went that extra mile to make sure all was ready and waiting for us - two high chairs, two travel cots etc. etc. I can't recommend Donna and her team high enough.  All the thoughtful personal touches were super and the bottle of wine on arrival, very much appreciated, lol.  Thanks again and hope to see you next year. 


Great stay in Le Palmier - We choose Le Palmier on the great reviews we had read on line and were not disappointed. It was very spacious and exactly as described. The toys at the house kept the kids entertained for hours and the security around the pool was very reassuring and made for a relaxing holiday for us parents. The village of Angles was super cute and we loved walking down each morning with the kids to get breakfast. We highly recommend Le Palmier and will be back.

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Great Family Holiday 


Le Palmier is truly the perfect, ready to use, family home from home with plenty to explore nearby. 


Deserves a minimum of 2 weeks to appreciate it fully. Our 6, 5 and 1 year olds were so excited when we arrived and then on visiting the centre of the village, beaches, La Rochelle and going horse riding locally. 


We became great friends with our holiday neighbours and are going to keep in touch and meet up back in the UK. Everything was perfect, the cleanliness of the house, the kids toys, and we certainly recommend Le Palmier to other families with kids. 


Overall Excellent + holiday and we hope to return soon as this was exactly what we were aiming for from this holiday - Merci Beaucoup! 

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