A selection of our 5* 'Trip Advisor 'Guest Reviews
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.
Mr A from London - September 2018
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!
Mrs F from Swindon - August 2018
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.
Mrs V from Suffolk - August 2018
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.
Mrs P from London - August 2018
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!
Mr P from London - July 2018
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 childrens 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.
Mrs W from Kent - July 2018
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.
Mrs W from Essex - July 2018
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.
Mrs C from London - June 2018
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.
Mrs G from Cambridge - June 2018
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.
Mrs N from Hertfordshire - June 2018
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.
Mr C from Surrey - May 2018
Wonderful week at La Mirabelle - Starting with the booking process, that was all great, Donna was really responsive about answering questions. The pre-arrival call was really helpful as Donna went through loads of questions to make sure we'd have everything we'd need for the children, and would be able to get food when we arrived! It was obviously lovely to get the call offering us the upgrade to La Mirabelle. It was fab to be greeted by a bottle of wine, card and flowers - a really nice touch, thank you! We also appreciated things like the baby bubble bath and the way you'd laid out all the baby equipment. We had a lovely week, the house is fab, so spacious and well though out. The open plan kitchen/dining room/sitting room was a great space and the kitchen was really well equipped and meant my husband could create nice dinners every night. Lovely to have all the DVDs, books etc - gave it a really homely feel. The other family who stayed with us enjoyed some of the Disney DVDs with their little one...sadly my little boy won't sit still for five minutes! The pool and hot tub were great - we didn't get to use them as much as we would have liked as the weather was a bit cold, but pool itself was warm so my little one enjoyed going in with his Dad a few times! The kids had great fun in the playroom, what an amazing den. They loved the ballpit, little table and chairs, Mr Potato Heads, dolls' house in particular! It was great that we were able to book babysitting (and we wish we'd done it more!) - meant we could have best of both worlds and be with the kids during the day and have some time to chill on those evenings. Also thank you for the mid week clean, that was a great help. The only time we had a query (re sun lounger cushions) it was resolved straight away, so thank you! I'm not sure this does it justice, but we really did have a great time and enjoyed being in such a comfortable, well-located house. Thanks again for the upgrade!! So thank you for a lovely week, as many have said previously the only problem is it wasn't long enough!! (And a bit more sunshine would have been nice!). Hopefully we'll be back in one of the houses at some point!
Mrs N from Oxfordshire - September 2017
Great house, garden and pool for children - We had a great holiday at La Mirabelle and appreciate all the thought that has gone in to the planning of the holiday and the customer service throughout. Our grandchildren aged from 4 months to 4 years loved their Magic Kingdom as the Loft was christened! They also loved being in the garden and as it was so safe, the adults were able to relax with a glass of wine! The pool was fenced so was very safe which was a big consideration for us. It was everything we wanted it to be and would certainly recommend a stay there. We are telling lots of people how great the house was and what a lovely time we had. Thank you Donna and Jay for all the unexpected little extras, when we start planning the next family holiday you will be very much in our thoughts.
Mrs W from Hinckley - August 2017
Amazing holiday at La Mirabelle - The information received prior to arrival was great. Attention to detail for the kids was brilliant especially for the little ones and the house was perfectly clean upon arrival . Safety of the pool was paramount and great to have the good sized garden as well. We had a fantastic week and will always come back to one of your houses as we never need to bring anything except clothes! Thanks for a lovely stay.
Mrs H from Croydon - August 2017
Perfect family holiday - the owners have thought of everything! - The children's facilities, both inside and outside at La Mirabelle were amazing and the main living area was a fantastic family space which made our holiday so easy & kept 4 little boys well entertained. The secure pool and gates made it easy to keep the children safe and put us parents at ease. The loft play area was the kids favourite place, especially as its too low for adults to stand up in so the boys took great delight in telling us to keep out! There were an excellent selection of toys/games available . La Mirabelle is a great home - not just a place to stay - and suited out family (7 adults and 4 little boys) perfectly. It is beautiful, peaceful, spacious, well equipped and very cosy. Thank you to Donna and team for the lovely flowers, card and bubbly that you left us for our wedding anniversary, as well as leaving a treasure hunt for the boys - these little touches really helped to make the holiday special so thank you. If only the weather had matched the hospitality as it wasn't particularly warm or sunny all week sadly. We would definitely like to return at some point and would strongly recommend a visit for other families looking to holiday in this part of France. The boys loved the nearby Indian Forest tree top adventures - Dad not so much as I hate heights!, and the O'gliss water park was amazing - definitely make sure you take a day trip to this park which is 5-10 mins away.
Mrs R from Worcestershire - August 2017
The booking process was very accurate, efficient and the personal call we received from the owner before our arrival was very well received. The children's toys supplied were very good, lots to do and a good selection. The kids loved the ball pit! The outside area was excellent, the kids loved playing hide and seek in the garden and playing in the sand. La Mirabelle is a good size, with a great open-plan layout. The village of Angles was excellent with good village activities. Longeville beaches were perfect for our needs. Please continue with all the personal touches - they were greatly appreciated.
Mrs B from Suffork - July 2017
The children's facilities both indoor and outside at La Mirabelle were amazing and the main living area fantastic family space which made our holiday so easy to entertain 4 boys! The secure pool and gates made it easy to keep the children safe and put us parents at ease. The loft play area is the kids favourite place and had an excellent selection of toys/games available. La Mirabelle is a great 'home' and suited our family (7 adults and 4 little boys) perfectly. It is beautiful, peaceful, spacious, well equipped and very 'cosy'. Thank you for a lovely flowers, card and the bubbly you left us for our Wedding Anniversary. We would definitely like to return at some point and strongly recommend it to our friend.
Mrs R from Worcestershire - July 2017
Spent a week at this amazing house in July, it was just the perfect holiday. We loved Mirabelle and all the space for the kids to run around. The play equipment supplied in the play room was AMAZING, we've never been to a holiday home before where they catered so much for our kids. This of course made for a much more relaxing holiday for us parents! Our only complaint was that we should have booked for two weeks as there was so many family attractions locally, we just ran out of time to visit everything. The forest adventure park and water slides were brilliant and so much fun for the whole family, a huge hit with our older kids was the wake board park but our little girl (aged 4) loved the chateau adventure park the best. The other 2 days we just chilled by the fabulous warm pool and enjoyed all the facilities. The village of Angles has a great few little restaurants and lovely bakers and a wonderful market on a Wednesday. The Trattoria restaurant was very friendly and ideal for kids and we certainly recommend going there for dinner. Overall this really has been a fabulous holiday, one we will be recommending to our friends and family. Thank you for all the welcoming touches too, they were very much appreciated by us all.
Mrs W from Nottingham - July 2017
We booked La Mirabelle for our honeymoon - Donna and her team made our arrival really special with toys laid out for our children and a lovely drink for the grown ups! It set the tone for a lovely holiday. The house itself is brilliant for just having lazy days without going anywhere - our children are aged between 1 and 4 and they were delighted to stay home and enjoy the pool (which was fenced off meaning they could enjoy the rest of the garden without endless supervision) and the very many toys. There was an extensive collection of childrens dvds also, but we didn't really get round to them! There is a supermarket just a few minutes away so catering for ourselves was really easy, though we did dine out a few times at some wonderful restaurants (Donna's babysitting service is brilliant!). There was also some great attractions near by - we enjoyed the zoo, trips to the local beaches, an adventure playground and the local chateaux which was a great day out. Thoroughly recommend - the whole family loved this house!
Mrs M from Manchester - June 2017
Booking was quick and easy and the house surpassed our expectations. Our daughters were beyond excited when they noticed the play loft which was renamed the 'bouncy room' It didn't take long for the girls to notice the outside play area which they loved. As a parent being able to allow your children to play outside without constant supervision and fear of them jumping into the pool is fantastic and made for lovely relaxing holiday at La Mirabelle. Excellent welcome, and personal touches. Great team with very friendly staff and excellent attention to detail. Brilliant holiday, please don't change a thing - it's all great.
Mrs A from High Wycombe - June 2017
We had a fantastic week. The sun was at the rendezvous. We took advantage of beautiful walks. The Mirabelle is a really nice place to relax and rest. The children enjoyed the games and the garden. A big thank you to Donna for her warm welcome. Would recommend with eyes closed.
(Nous avons passé une semaine fantastique. Le soleil était au rendez-vous. Nous avons profité de belles balades. La Mirabelle est un lieu vraiment agréable pour se détendre et se reposer. Les enfants ont apprécié les jeux et le jardin. Un grand merci à Donna pour son accueil chaleureux. A recommander les yeux fermés)
Mr et Mme P from Southern France - May 2017
Phenomenal place to satisfy the preferences of all family members - As you drive up to La Mirabelle, you wonder what you will find as all you see is a nondescript wall with a nice sign in a small village in Western France. Once you enter the property, your life will change. This house has everything-- video games, videos, sand-based play area, heated pool, jacuzzi, nice bedrooms, a large kitchen-- and I am sure I am forgetting something. Donna (the owner) prepared a fabulous welcome dinner and provided a range of recommendations. We had anticipated a few of the sights-- La Rochelle, Les Sables d'Olonne-- but Donna told us about Puy de Fou, which is a cross between Disneyland and an outdoor zoo all set in various versions of medieval and renaissance France. We have vacationed all over the world and can honestly say this location plus the home is at the top of our list. We will be coming back often as the hospitality is unmatched and there is so much to do.
Mr B from Montana - April 2017
We’ll be coming back to La Mirabelle; it was one of our best vacations ever! Our family vacations tend to be hectic, but staying at La Mirabelle shifted things to a lot more fun and relaxing with a lot less hectic. Everything we might ask for was already there, so we were enjoying real holiday time from the moment we arrived. The place is great, but the staff is exceptional. More than just keeping the place clean and well-equipped, there’s an extra measure of thoughtfulness. At some places, we’re just generic guests and the service is factory-style, the same for everyone. It was the opposite here. From getting to know and understanding our individual family’s needs and interests to supplying beach toys and the like, they were working day and night to be sure we could spend our time enjoying the accommodations and the area—great memories we’ll treasure!
Miss H from Florida - October 2016
Great villa for all of the family - Three generations of the family stayed here for 2 weeks in September. The villa catered for all us, ranging from 60-odd down to the 3 little ones aged 3, 2 and 1. Everything was well thought of and all of the toys and books for the children were a lovely touch, my children had their favourites for bedtime within a few days! The play loft is great but thankfully we had lovely weather so we spent more time out in the garden on the playset and in the pool than we did inside. We had lots of use out of the pool, jacuzzi and BBQ and I think we had a go at just about every garden game that was provided. The 2 dishwashers were very useful with 9 people in the villa! The host Donna was great and was there if we had any questions along the way from the time we booked. About the area - the area is absolutely beautiful, you definitely need a car but the beaches and towns are less than 10 minutes away. We had a lovely meal at the Italian in Angles, they even had booster seats for our little ones who are too big for high chairs and was very reasonably priced. We also really enjoyed the crepe restaurant in Angles to. Overall we all had a brilliant holiday, this was the first time any of us had stayed in a villa and we were very happy with this home from home for our 2 week stay.
Mrs S from Swansea - September 2016
Even better than the photos - The villa had been perfectly prepared for the children with toys in the bedrooms and a baby swing seat replacing the double swing seat shown in the pictures. The amount of children’s toys and play equipment supplied at La Mirabelle was excellent as was the cleanliness of the house and the friendliness of the staff. With the drive gate shut the villa is totally secure for children. The children enjoyed the balloon model making. The pool was excellent: warm and very big for one villa. The child proof fence and gate worked well. Knowing we had a ‘hot line’ (internal phone with programmed to the maintenance staff) was very reassuring. Having two dish washers was a big plus. Despite sleeping in the front bedroom I heard no traffic. It has an old church and a post box in the square then down by the river is canoe hire. We hope to all come back in two years when there will be an extra toddler in the family.
Mr F from Swindon – September 2016
Best Family Holiday Home and So Kid Friendly! What an amazingly beautiful place La Mirabelle is for a family holiday! We had a group of 12 including 3 kids under 10 and absolutely EVERYTHING we could possibly need for all of our fun and enjoyment was provided. They thought of everything down to baby plates and cups spoons! The house itself is perfection. It's beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean and we were very impressed and grateful for the welcome basket of snacks and wine after a long flight from California! The kids play loft was ideal and well stocked with great toys, games and books for kids of all ages. The yard with large dining table and lounge area was perfect for sunset dinners or an afternoon glass of wine in the sunshine and the large pool and hot tub were a big hit with everyone! We especially liked how safe the pool area was with the security fence to keep the little ones from getting too close.
Mrs D from California – September 2016
Donna and Jay have thought of pretty much everything. They don't just get the obvious stuff right, but lots of other little things that make your stay exceptionally enjoyable. This is fantastic for children. Lots of toys to play with; safe play areas both indoors and outdoors. The pool is a good size and Jay makes sure it stays in perfect condition. He checks it out 3 times a week. There are lots of things you generally don't get with holiday accommodation and none of the annoyances that you nearly always do get. The kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment, condiments, herbs & spices that you will ever need, so you don't have to buy a load of stuff from the supermarket that you will only use one or twice. The bathrooms are provided with all the basics too - like good hotel rooms. We had a great stay and highly recommend it.
Mr H from South Croydon – August 2016
We stayed at La Mirabelle on 13th aug - 20th. 4 adults, 4 children (5 and under) and 2 dogs. The property was perfect as each family took each end of the gite. We made full use of the pool and hot tub. The children loved the sand pit and swings. We knew the property would not disappoint as we stayed at Le Pressoir last year. Donna has a great team that are on call if you need anything. The babysitting service is highly recommended if you want a child free meal at a nice restaurant. We will definitely go back next year.
Mrs H from Hertfordshire – August 2016
Thank you so much for a great holiday at Mirabelle – We had an excellent time and will recommend you.
Mr W from Manchester – August 2016
We wanted a large villa in a lovely area so that there would be something for all our family of 12 ranging from 3yrs to over 60 and La Mirabelle certainly filled the bill. We paid for early check in and arrived on Saturday afternoon to a clean and welcoming house, the owners have thought of everything. The open plan living is great for socialising and it flows into the garden via the sliding windows, the bedrooms are all on the same level and the teenagers seemed to enjoy lying about using wifi while being close to food and cold drinks. The pool and hot tub were popular but it's difficult keeping young children out of the hot tub once its uncovered but the owners have given clear guidelines for its use. Loads to do nearby so you don't need to travel much once there, there is a canoe place just around the corner, a new waterpark 10 mins away and go karts 5 mins away all loved by our lot. The relatively unspoilt beaches are near, some good for body boarding and with life guards.
Mrs G from Hertfordshire – August 2016
When we booked La Mirabelle we knew we wanted a family friendly property that would accommodate the needs of four children and five well-travelled adults, all our needs were met indeed they were surpassed. The toy room and dressing up clothes were well used as well as the pool and garden. It was a homely family base that enabled us all to have a great holiday, the kitchen is well equipped, the beds were comfortable not often found in France. Overall we all had a great holiday, we would definitely recommend La Mirabelle. Many thanks
Mrs L from Cambridge – July 2016
Had an excellent week at La Mirabelle - the villa was equipped with everything you could need, the management team were excellent, friendly and helpful at all stages from booking to returning lost property!!! A beautiful part of France to visit - highly recommended,
Mrs E from Keighley – July 2016
We had a great say at La Mirabelle – the children loved it and we all had time to relax. Great range of toys for young children, lots of utensils and a very well equipped kitchen. Lots of space, great open plan sitting room, lovely having private space and pool. Beautiful area and we would definitely look at some of you other properties for future holidays and recommend you to our friends.
Mrs L from London – July 2016
We had a great time staying at La Mirabelle. The accommodation was ideal for both a group of adults and small children. Loads of toys both inside and outside and lovely social space for the grown ups. The attention to detail from all of the staff from booking through to the end of our stay was fantastic - personalised and bespoke to ensure all our needs were met. I would really recommend this accommodation and the team who run it.
Mrs N from Vale of Glamorgan – June 2016
We joined our daughter, son in law and their two little boys at La Mirabelle. They had travelled from California, and seven of us joined them from Scotland, including three grown-up grandchildren. The location was quiet and peaceful, the house felt like a happy, welcoming place from the moment we stepped inside, and the facilities within the property and garden meant that everyone was indeed happy throughout our stay. The house made a great base for excursions to La Rochelle, Les Sables d'Ollonde and La Tranche sur Mer, but we also enjoyed a lot of fun and family time in the garden, around the pool and hot tub and in the large open-plan living room/kitchen area. We loved our time at La Mirabelle - we left with happy memories of a lovely family holiday.
Mrs A from Glasgow - May 2016
We had a very enjoyable holiday at La Mirabelle – the garden and pool were just fantastic so was the website info, booking process and attention to details from the owner.
Mr M from London – May 2016
We have just spent a week at La Mirabelle and have been hugely impressed with the facilities, ambiance and styling at the gite. The property has a large south facing garden mainly laid to lawn but also a safe and sandy kids play area with swing and slide. There is a delightful additional area with a good size heated swimming pool and newly installed hot tub offering wonderful relaxing facilities for all the family. The pool is fenced off to prevent children straying into this area and the access gate has a clever locking system to prevent toddlers etc. gaining access without parents or guardians. A barbecue compliments the garden and importantly there are ample seats and tables for outdoor dining - the property offers good quality decking with a pergola offering shade if required. Indoor accommodation is superb with good quality fittings and fixtures along with flexible room options to allow multifamily occupation. Toilet and showering rooms are practical yet luxurious with good quality fixtures and fittings and Jacuzzi baths. The main living area is comfortable and of decent proportion and has a upstairs loft area set out as a child play area that will keep numerous young people happily amused. Cooking and dining are well catered for with a large central table and quality kitchen cabinets, along with easy to use and excellent quality white appliances. The gite is situated in a very quiet location and has a relaxing atmosphere. The high vaulted ceiling adding to the charm of the place. We found the owners very attentive and communication was excellent prior and during our stay at La Mirabelle. There is a wide choice of books, DVD and toys etc at the property and English TV channels if required. St Benoist Sur Mer does lack a few facilities but good shopping and restaurants are available at Angels which is a 5 minutes’ drive away. Overall a quality holiday home and we enjoyed our stay greatly and would highly recommend this gite to anyone looking for a relaxing break in Le Vendee region.
Mr D from Wiltshire - March 2016
If we could have given it 10 starts, we would have!! We had a wonderful stay at Le Mirabelle!! We were provided with extensive photos and description of Le Mirabelle and a comprehensive listing of interesting places to see, local restaurants, etc. We had a great time exploring!! Le Mirabelle is a beautifully appointed home, meticulously clean, very comfortable, with modern appliances, TV, DVD, and wireless access. It is incredibly well thought-out for a couple or a family. The morning after our arrival, Donna checked in on us to see if we understood the house instructions and if we needed anything. We felt as though we were being welcomed by a special friend! Since staying at Le Mirabelle, we've often reminisced that it was one of our most memorable vacations!!
Mr and Mrs A from California - October 2015
Just spent a week in La Mirabelle with grown up family and their partners. A perfect setup for adults sharing where everyone had their own space and en suite. The pool is lovely and heated and is the largest pool we've ever had in a villa in France. The standard of accommodation is very high and everything you need is provided. Staff could not have been more helpful and even arranged a birthday cake for one of our party. Although set in a very quiet village there were plenty of exciting things for the kids to do within a 10 min drive such as wakeboarding and the Indian adventure forest. I would highly recommend this villa but especially for those with young families as young children are well catered for with lots of toys, DVDs, etc.
Mrs J from Scotland - September 2015
One week and so many things more we'd like to have done so we will definitely be returning to holiday here in the future.
La Mirabelle is a great base for a relaxing holiday on the beach and by the pool.
We couldn't have asked for anything more, other than another week or two!
The children loved every bit of it especially going to the patisseries for breakfast provisions. The play room was really well used by them. Barbequing the wonderful fresh fish while they all played in the pool was fun for me along with overly competitive table tennis matches with my brother in law.
Mr M from Cumbria - September 2015
We had a fabulous stay at Mirabelle. Our 5 and 7-year-old were absolutely thrilled with the grounds, pool, toys and costumes. We had a wonderful time at the house and visiting the nearby towns. It was both very exciting and relaxing. Perfect vacation.
Mrs and Mrs B from San Francisco - September 2015
EXCELLENT holiday - thank you. Best pool EVER with excellent choice of DVD's for the kids.
Mrs K from Oxon - August 2015
The facilities, space and cleanliness at La Mirabelle is excellent. Really appreciated you bringing round baking ingredients and the kids loved the treasure hunt – very thoughtful. The villa assistants were excellent and the toys/games supplied also brilliant. La Mirabelle is as described and we would certainly recommend.
Mr & Mrs H from London - August 2015
La Mirabelle proved all you could wish for and more for a great family holiday. Excellent web-site information & booking process, the house was spotless and clean, the villa assistants extremely friendly and very helpful and all the children's toys supplied excellent. In answer to your question - 'how can you better tailor or improve your service'......you can’t as everything was just perfect!!
Mrs N from Northampton – August 2015
5* on the location, size, space, equipment, peace & quiet of La Mirabelle as well as the local beaches, karting, Indian Forest, and your information guide in the property. Excellent local restaurants and the friendliness and helpfulness of our villa assistants was excellent as was the cleanliness of the property.
Mrs B from Leicestershire - July 2015
Everything from the pre-arrival communication to the details in this beautiful property are top notch. The information provided prior to our arrival about the surrounding area and the many adventures available to the traveller are amazing and the A+ experience doesn't stop there. When we arrived the details in the house are perfect. There were tons of kid friendly toys, the back yard is stocked with ping pong, the amazing pool, giant chalk board, play structure and sand toys. The kids were in heaven but the adults were well taken care of as well. Comfortable furnishings, heated towel racks, comfy beds and beautiful decor. A great kitchen with toms of amenities and lots of storage. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a huge selection of pantry and food items to get us stated on our stay and it was wonderful to have the staples at hand to start our stay on the right foot! We were welcomed with every small detail taken care of and the kids were especially thrilled with the areas reserved for them. Great areas for the kids in the house, lots for adults and kids to do alike and everything clean and well ordered.
A wonderful book of resources and for those extra questions or needs the support staff were so wonderful. Attentive and professional and always ready and willing to help out with everything from restaurant recommendations to routine maintenance needs. The wonderful support staff truly make this rental experience a cut above the rest! Overall, could not have asked for a more perfect stay and especially suited to a family. Would accommodate two families comfortably and the layout provides adequate privacy for each group. The surrounding area is beautiful with local shops nearby and so many fun and entertaining options nearby. It really is the perfect location for your next trip! We cannot wait to come back!
Would 100% recommend and hope to stay again soon as well!
Mrs S from California - July 2015
We have just returned for an awesome family holiday at La Mirabelle. Honestly we wanted for nothing. The house was so perfect in each and every way; we didn’t actually need to go out but of course we did! Never having been to the Vendee before we were a little nervous but the beaches are just wonderful and there is so many things to do with the kids. Our favourites days out were the Chateau Adventure park, The Forest Adventure with water jump and the Go Karting which were all just 10mins away. We visited the beach every day, and then came back to enjoy the warm swimming pool each afternoon. Kids then chilled in the playroom whilst we got dinner ready and then we all ate together every evening on the outside terrace which was just perfect. The villa assistants were fabulous as was the cleanliness of the house and the equipment supplied for the kids. Very easy and friendly booking process. Wonderful holiday, we would certainly recommend La Mirabelle and this company. Thank you again for an amazing holiday.
Mrs B from London - June 2015
We had a wonderful stay with our large family group with 3 grandkids 6,9, and 13 with more than enough room for all. The kids were so excited when we arrived to find all the toys, books, and films just for them, as well as the large outdoor play equipment and heated pool. they were in heaven, especially when they discovered the loft play area just their size. We had no trouble finding the house as the directions were right on. Because we had a long travel day, it was wonderful to have the Large Welcome package of food waiting for the hungry travellers! I recommend letting them do some shopping to get you started! The Travel Pack of information was very complete, and the information on restaurants and places to go was so helpful. It was too chilly for the beach so we took the kids to the Indian Forest, The Adventure Park and Chateau Guignardiere (great for smaller kids), and Puy de Fou, which is a long drive but well worth it for all ages, Vicki and her team were very responsive to our needs and super nice, too! We loved the little village of Angles with good bakery, creperie, and Restaurant La Camuse as well as supermarket, etc., all a few minutes’ drive. They have thought of everything to make your family holiday complete.
Mr & Mrs G from London - June 2015
We found all staff to be very helpful and very friendly which made our stay even more enjoyable at La Mirabelle. We really liked La Tranche town and beach and found the restaurant recommendations in the book very helpful. We highly recommend future visitors to go to Le Veillon.
Mrs W from London - June 2015
Amazing holiday villa for 3 families. We booked this villa for 3 families of 6 adults and 4 children from ages 2 to 11 to celebrate our 40th Anniversary (the bottle of wine was a nice welcome gesture, thank you). The minute we walked into the villa, everyone's reaction was WOW! All the rooms had everything we needed and the room layouts worked well. The housekeepers were very friendly and helpful. We had to contact the owner on one occasion and they were quick to solve our problem. The villa has something for everyone including heated, gated, pool (the best and most used thing), table tennis (you find out how competitive your family is), toys and games for all ages, books and DVDs galore, plenty of space to relax. Secure gate to property which was reassuring with children around. As one of the children said, the best holiday ever! The location is just about right with most attractions, restaurants and shopping within a reasonable driving distance. We all went to the zoo on one day, some went to La Rochelle on another day while others went to Puy du Fou which is thoroughly recommended. We were at the villa most of the days and always has something to do. We would definitely recommend this property and Beach Holidays in France.
Mr A from Hampshire - May 2015
We had a fantastic holiday at La Mirabelle. Playroom toys and toys in the bedrooms were fantastic, Good range for all different ages. Attention to detail was good, and the cleanliness of the house was excellent. La Rochelle is a beautiful city and the aquarium was amazing, we also tried the Chateau les adventure park which was good fun. Overall an excellent holiday. La Mirabelle is as described on the web-site; we would definitely recommend.
Mr and Mrs G from Essex - May 2015
We just returned from a "once in a lifetime trip" to France and beyond. The idea of staying for two weeks in a central region of France was inviting. Though the house was expansive and designed for a large family, it was charming for just two. It being April, the weather was cool so we didn't use the pool. Instead, we ventured out each day to explore the countryside and to savour the beautiful flowers in bloom. These regional towns are a charming blend of history and contemporary experiences. The house was carefully assembled with great beds, linens, dishes and more. We didn't lack for anything. The movie library was extensive for both children and adults. It was a perfect setting to unwind and to relax.
Mrs H from California - April 2015
A suburb experience – the ease of the booking process and information received prior to arrival made preparing for the holiday completely stress free. The attention to detail of the staff and standard of cleanliness was second to no one and the kids particular loved the care and attention taken to place kids toys and dressing up clothes around the house for our arrival. All in all a great villa, in a great location has left us all with some fabulous holiday memories.
Mrs G from Winchester – August 2014
We had a great stay, booking process was straight forward. Toys, books etc. were fantastic. The villa assistants very helpful and pleasant even offering to sort bedding etc. The complimentary cleans were very much appreciated.
Mr H from Cambridge – August 2014
I enjoyed our holiday from the booking on wards! All contact was very friendly and helpful. The villa layout is fantastic and easily accommodates three families comfortably. It feels very secure which allows the adult to relax while the children play. Amber and Tom were so lovely and helpful, even fetching bread for us on Sunday when we had missed the local shops. It has been great that all contact with staff here has been friendly and relaxed. The area is great – one week is not enough so sad to be leaving! I don’t think you can improve….. I think the service is just perfect!
Mr and Mrs S St Edmonds - July 2014
Wow - what can I say? Best self-catering accommodation I've ever stayed in...... Just wanted to say a very big thank you for a fab holiday. Accommodation had everything we needed and Amber and the crew were brilliant. We will definitely be returning!
Mrs S from suffolk - July 2014
Can honestly say, simply the best holiday we have had in years. You want for nothing at La Mirabelle and the villa assistants were amazing and very helpful. We were blessed with incredible weather our week so we spent every given moment in the heated pool - magical :) The kids loved the playroom and we loved it even more as we knew the kids were safe and happy whilst we enjoyed the evenings on the terrace!
We can certainly recommend La Mirabelle to any family
Mr and Mrs B - Wawrickshire - June 2014
The accommodation was first class, exactly matching our expectation which is testament to an excellent and comprehensive website. The garden and children facilities were excellent, providing hours of entertainment for everyone. Overall, a very good holiday enjoyed by all. We received a friendly welcome and farewell from the service team
Mr C from West Sussex - June 2014
Booking process and information was more that adequate and the indoor equipment was a God send, our kids loved the loft. Outside swings etc. were a big hit and the fenced off pool made for safe unattended play. The maintenance team were called ounce and were speedy and efficient. The property was a perfect size and spotless when we arrived. The village of Angles, Tranche sur Mer were great and we had a great day trip to La Rochelle aquarium, the zoo at Les Sables and the beach at La Tranche sur Mer Unbelievable meals in Equinox and the Auberge de la Court d’Aron. La Mirabelle has been the perfect base for us – thank you.
Mrs F from Kent – May 2014
"A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday at La Mirabelle. Excellent information received prior to arrival, and information supplied at the property. The property was extremely clean and the attention to detail from the housekeepers was excellent as was our overall holiday experience."
Mr and Mrs S from Norfolk - August 2013
"The booking process for La Mirabelle was really smooth. The team were very knowledgeable, helpful and all the details were in the travel pack. The children's equipment was brilliant, plenty for them to do inside and out and feeding equipment (children's cutlery, plates etc.) made everything just like home. The housekeeping team were great, very friendly and punctual and the layout of the property was perfect for two families sharing."
Mrs T from Somerset - August 2013
"Your housekeepers are delightful. Overall holiday experience excellent at La Mirabelle."
Mr D from Burton on Trent - July 2013
"La Mirabelle is a lovely holiday home, perfect for families with young children. We've had a great time having a private swimming pool has been lovely. Maintenance team have also been very helpful and extremely friendly."
Mr W from Southampton - June 2013
"A beautiful house, very pleasant, in good order, clean and very well kept" - Brittany Ferries / Holiday France Direct Property Inspector
"The quality and standard of the accommodation was just wonderful and I'm not sure I could settle for anything that wasn't comparable now. The open plan layout of La Mirabella was effortless and easily accommodated 13 people at any one time. The location is perfect and although you have the feel of a rural property you are always within a two minute drive of the local amenities in Angles - a lovely town. Gites In Angles certainly pulled out all the stops to ensure that the holiday is effortless and enjoyable - from the initial directions you get to the great recommendations on where to eat locally, (Le Lapin Qui Fume restaurant in village of St Benoist) their knowledge and presence in the local area is worth its weight in gold. Great team, high standards and absolutely no problems.
Would I book again? Of course, I wouldn't book with anyone else. My family of three different generations still talk about the wonderful time we spent in Angles at La Mirabelle"
"What can I say about La Mirabelle where we spent three sun-drenched weeks this summer! From the moment you pass through the electric gates and walk through the front door, you can't help but be impressed by the scale and layout of this beautiful villa. With the huge double height ceiling and the very modern fit out, it's a true home away from home with everything you could need at hand! The toy room on the mezzanine was an instant hit, the supplied toys, books, games and jigsaws kept our two little boys thrilled and the Wii, Sky+ and huge book and magazine collection kept Mum and Dad very happy too! The appliances were all very modern and to a high standard and we loved the Jacuzzi baths and the great power showers! You can even have a blast of French radio in the morning in the shower!
The real beauty of this villa though was the outside space. The stunning, large pool was just beautiful. The water was always perfectly warm and inviting and the huge first step made the perfect play area for the boys, who grew in confidence and then could swim off around the pool :) Between the pool, the big playground area and sandpit, we had to drag the kids back indoors at night! Everything is extremely safe and well laid out, meaning you can relax on the terrace while keeping a close eye on kids playing!
As if that wasn't enough, Gites in Angles provide a concierge and cleaning service too! No request was too much or too batty, and attention to detail, professionalism and courtesy rang through every interaction! Could not recommend this element of the service enough and gave us great peace of mind. We're just sorry we didn't avail of the private chef option!!
The area is a lovely, typical small village, with a bar/restaurant within walking distance, where you can also pick up your morning baguette. Nearby la Tranche has everything you could want in a beach town, with loads of great restaurants, cafes, etc. We really loved the Forge restaurant on the square - recommended by our hosts, and they had great kids meals (and very reasonable too!) The Market was also a great day out. In the other direction, Les Sables d'olonne is a stunning promenade. With so much to see and do around the area, we didn't even get to a fraction of it, even with three weeks to spend!
In summary, if you are looking for a relaxed, effortless holiday that will keep Mum, Dad, the kids and everyone else delighted and comfortable - look no further! Recommended!"
"We booked the villa with another family, so there were four adults, two children of 6 years and two 2 year olds. I have to say we thought the description didn't do it justice.
There is a large central open plan area - double height so feels really spacious. This has the lounge and kitchen and large seating area for dinner. There are stairs to a galleried area which is the playroom, and it has child safety gates at the top which is great for really small ones.
The bedrooms are located 2 on one side of the villa and 3 on the other, each with their own bathroom. This is ideal when there are 2 families sharing - gives you a bit of 'space' to yourselves. The garden is completely enclosed and little ones cannot escape so you can relax knowing they are around somewhere! Plus the pool is fenced off - all in all I found the set-up incredibly relaxing as my 2 yr old is a 'runner'.
It is a modern home with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and even other great touches like a book library for adults and children, lots of magazines to read and a fabulous dvd collection.
It safe to say the children loved it, having their own playroom, with toys was great and the swings outside were a huge hit. The pool was amazing - it has to be really properly heated for me to go in and I was in the pool every day!"
"La Mirabelle has been a wonderful gite for our holiday. With two young children the play room was very appreciated for those moments when we were preparing meals (as were the books) Being in a village was important but we didn't take advantage of it as every day we were at the beach or lounging by the pool. Had we organised ourselves and arranged babysitting then maybe we would've used the village bar for a meal. In Summary we would recommend this gite to anyone.
The gite - Clean, tidy, nice decor, spacious but private
The grounds - Secure, safe for children, well tended . The playground was a hit with the kids.
The pool - A great size for us and heated! Clean and well cared for.
The location - Close to great beaches, La Tranche, L'Aguillion. We did day trips (less than an hour away) to La Rochelle where the aquarium and cafe Andres were both loved and we went to (Breignolles) where we spent time crawling through the rock pools!"
We spent a long time looking for the right place to stay to celebrate my Dad's 60th Birthday. We needed somewhere that slept 12 comfortably (3 families, ranging from 2 - 60) and somewhere that could keep us all entertained.
We came across La Mirabelle by accident searching on the internet and I am so glad we did. It was perfect for everyone. We contacted Susan at Gites in Angles and explained that we were booking this as a suprise 60th birthday gift and she could not have been more helpful. It is a big responsibility booking for this many people and however ridiculous my question was she was more than happy to help and advise. On our arrival we were very impressed. My Dad was very overwhlemed with it all and literally he had only found out that we were going to La Mirabelle a few hours before at East Midlands Airport.
We were all very excited and checking out all of the rooms. What struck me most was the huge table in the kitchen and Oh did we put the world to rights around it!! The rooms are beautiful and decorated in lovely fresh colours. The bed linen smelt gorgeous and the fresh smell lasted all week. The bathrooms are very modern, much like expensive hotels.
There is everything you need at the house and the children loved the playroom. The pool and gardens are fantastic and we were blessed with great weather. We paid extra to have the pool heated and the kids spent most of the days / evenings in it. It is completely secure and the big step was perfect for my 2 year old to play on. The temperature of the pool was spot on too.
The maintenance team, Jenny and Tim in our case were great. Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We couldn't find the iPod docking station when we arrived and as we bought 5 iPods with us we were keen to listen to our music. This was sorted out very quickly and a replacement was bought to the house, although this then caused a few problems as we then fought over Eric Clapton v Tinie Tempah!!
The surrounding area is lovely we visited Angles, Tranche Sur Mer and a must family day out is Poy du Fou especially if your children are learning about Vikings/ Romans at school as mine are. Its about an hour away but definitely worth a visit. We bought our tickets in advance from the tourist info in Angles and got a good deal. The beach at Tranche Sur Mer is great, the children loved climbing up and surfing down the great big sand dunes and the ice cream parlours there are fantastic. Flavours that you can only dream of - ferrero rocher, tolberone, snickers etc etc. We were in heaven, never mind the kids.
We weren't that impressed with the Indian Forest down the road, but maybe it was the start of the season and they hadn't got themselves into gear. Or maybe that we live very close to a massive forest that has fantastic facilities for the children but we were a little disappointed to pay lots of money for essentially lots of bouncy castles.
Overall we had a fantastic time and would definitely go back. The service from Susan in particular was second to none and she really did go that extra mile - the bottle of Champagne for my Dad was a really nice touch. It was a lovely holiday and one that we will never forget.
"My extended family holidayed at La Mirabelle in October 2011. Best family holiday ever. The villa was simply beautiful and very well set up. The layout of the villa was perfect for our families - we each had our own bedrooms and bathrooms at either end of the villa for privacy and time out but also had many areas where we could enjoy each others company - open plan kitchen and living rooms, outdoor deck, garden and pool area.
I would highly recommend this villa for families with young children - there was a swing set, sand pit, children's pool and more games and toys than the kids could play with. The garden was fully enclosed so we adults could relax knowing the kids were safe at all times. We will definitely be booking this villa again!!"
Great gite - for once actually as good if not better than the website promised. We travelled with three children aged 15, 10 and 1 and both the gite and the area satisfied everyone. If you are travelling with little ones, the pool is warm and safe, there is plenty of shade in the garden provided by a retractable patio sun canopy & many umbrellas, the cot and high chair are of a high standard and the play area is a lovely treat. The pool also kept the older boys occupied as well as the table tennis and swing ball, not to mention the many local distractions.
The boys loved the go-karting about 10 mins drive away and there are plenty of gorgeous sandy beaches plus windsurfing at La Tranche and surfing at Les Conches. Make sure you have ice cream while at La Tranche - our favourites included the 'After Eight', 'Toblerone' and white chocolate flavours. And if you get the chance, a day out to La Rochelle and Ile de Re are highly recommended"
"Had a great holiday at this beautiful gite this summer. A real "home from home" with all the facilities we needed to hand - the kitchen was well equipped and everything very clean. The kids really enjoyed the pool and there were plenty of games, toys and dvds to keep them occupied on days we didn't venture out. The location is fantastic, near the beach and lots of attractions in the area. We can really recommend a visit to Puy du Fou! Sunshine, swimming and cheap wine - great!"
"Stopped in these amazing Gites with friends and wonderful. Everything catered for and major plus was the sky with drop down screen - ideal after hard day at the local vineyards. Gites are close to beaches and the picturesque villages and the private heated pool was heaven after the kids stopped playing in it. Overall highly recommended and couldn't ask for better place to stay in France."
"Thank you so much for such a warm well equipped place to stay. The facilities, which were amazing, Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children"
"Having rented La Mirabelle for almost 3 months in Winter 2009, the description given on the website was totally accurate. The property was spotless, and very well maintained.
Access to the owners/agency and maintenance was only a phone call away, and answered immediately.
We would totally recommend this property to potential renters, and would have rented it again ourselves were it not for circumstances keeping us home this Winter.
The location, close to the coastal towns of Angles, La Tranche sur Mer (our favourite) with its shops and restaurants - great Italian restaurant- and miles of pristine beaches ensured our enjoyment of the area.
The city of Lucon is a 30-45 minute drive away, with shops and restaurants and large supermarkets, and the beautiful historic city of La Rochelle is also a comfortable drive from the house.
"We booked to stay at La Mirabelle at Christmas with our 3 young children. The booking was easy and quick. We were contacted prior to our departure to confirm all the details such as directions, key pick up... all communications were very informative and easy to follow.
When we arrived, La Mirabelle certainly lived up to expectations from the site photos! The gite was tidy, clean with all the little essentials we needed for the first few days. All the details for equipment was listed on a board and a file containing the information on the surroundings and activities was on hand, great to familiarise ourselves to the area!
The kitchen was fully equipped with everything than we needed and more! Travelling with a toddler, we were very pleased that all was provided from kids cutlery to highchair, black out blinds, spare pushchair.... for the older children the play area upstairs and outside were great, they all found toys that suited! The most popular, especially in the winter, was the screen projector and the Wii console...hours of fun!!
For the grown ups there was plenty of wine glasses, two dishwashers! great comfortable beds with toppers and happy children!
La Mirabelle is only a few minutes in the car from Angles which we thought was a beautiful village with great bakery and facilities. the beaches of La Tranche were only 10 minutes away and easily accessible. We would definitely love to go back to the area!
Overall we had a fantastic Christmas in La Mirabelle and hope to be back very soon!"
"Wow, What a great gite - loved the sitting room with the projector. The kids play room was a HUGE hit. We couldn't get over the amount of toys and games supplied (a huge improvement compared to other villas we have stayed in). The kids loved it up there. When we did manage to tear them away we found the Indian Forest which was one of our favourite places. what an experience and great fun, even I got up there! Any future clients must visit Pay du Fou a great day out (do take a picnic though as pretty expensive for food) Probably one of the best shows we have ever been to. The beaches were incredible plenty of surf and very clean just 10 minutes by car. Food and wine great - Villa assistants couldn't of been more helpful"
"We have had a such a lovely holiday, the kids loved the pool, we loved the space and the grandparents loved being out of the way! We will recommend you to all our friends as they too would love it here. Thank you for being so kind and happy - nothing was ever too much trouble for you."
“Everything was excellent. We had a great time, especially the loft area which kept the kids occupied all week. The sand pit and the toys were fabulous. The pool area was beautiful.”
“Excellent selection of kids toys. Fantastic outdoor play equipment – the kids loved it all especially the sand area. The maintenance team were very unobtrusive and were very polite.
The property had a fantastic layout and was brilliant for two families as we each had our own area. The size was ideal for us and we really liked the large communal area in the middle. And what a fantastic TV for watching the Olympics on!
I particularly liked the area near the campsite where I found a beautiful running route. Angles had a very good market on the Tuesday that we went to. The beach at La Tranche was good and safe for the children but we only went once because the villa was so fab.
We would like to say we have all had a fantastic holiday here, many thanks!”
“The layout of the house allowed us to stay close to our children without being with them all the time. The house was ideally placed for our family: close to the beach.”
“Wonderful gite, great layout and space. Well suited to wheelchair use. We felt very well looked after and the maintenance and housekeeping teams were fantastic.”
“I found the booking process and information received prior to arrival excellent. The play area was excellent, the toys and films great and all the children enjoyed the garden. The maintenance and support team were very good. The gite was clean and we found the large table inside and out, excellent for family meals. Most of our holiday was spent at the gite as it was so pleasant, especially with the pool. The holiday proved to be a great success for all of us!”
Thank you again to our clients who have taken the time to write to us.
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