Guest comments:  

September 2020 -

Thank you Jane and Richard for giving us the opportunity to enjoy another fabulous holiday amidst all the chaos that Covid 19 has brought! Despite all the social ditancing etc we have had a wonderful time, revisiting some favourite markets and discovering some new restaurants. We've so enjoyed meeting up with old friends, lunching at the Trou Vendéen and seeing the Tour de France rush by! See you all next year.

August 2020 -

(10th visit)!! Another wonderful holiday in Mimosa! The virus didn't stop us having a great time, masks have become part of every day life now. Thank you to Richard anbd Janefor being such welcoming hosts , we really feel Mimosa is our second home. Hopefully we will see you again in 2021! Thank you again.

September 2019 -

Dear Richard and Jane, Thank you again for presenting Maison Mimosa so wonderfully for our stay in the Vendee. We all look forward to our French holiday and again this year has not disappointed. A few inclement days sent us out exploring a few new places again. Puy du Fou excellent, Abbaye de Maillegais and Parc Oriental de Maulevrier both worth a visit. All the improvements year on year make a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thank you so much again.

August 2019 - We had another wonderful few weeks here at Mimosa - our 9th visit!!! As always the house and pool have been the backdrop to a relaxing stay. We managed to find new places to visit and enjoyed a fantastic day at the Puy du Fou finally!! 

July 2019 -

We really enjoyed our stay here at Mimosa. The weather was beautiful along with the house. We spent lots of time in the pool, which we enjoyed very much. We also visited lots of places whilst we were here. We loved going to the boulangerie every morning. We had a wonderful time. Thank you very much. (Written by Niamh age 11)

July 2019 - 

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and such a well appointed and hospitable residence. Fortunately we had wonderful waether to take advantage of all you provide and especially open aired fresco meals. And what a spot for Isabel to celebrate her 13th birthday. The whole family feels relaxed and refreshed from staying in Maison Mimosa - how could we not? A million thanks.

June 2019 -

Enjoyed a great time, girls loved the pool and added bonus of O'Gliss Park. Lots of fun, bbq's and vino - do try La Morliére restaurant at Sigournais - fantastic food, wines, kids play area etc. Look forward to coming back soon!

June 2019-

We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in your lovely house. Managed lots of outings, highlights being Puy du Fou, La Faute sur Mer & Vouvant. Had a very good lunch at "The Skipper" in St Martin on the Ile de Ré and evening meal at L'aubraie in LAvaud. Also loved the pool! Thanks for everything.

August 2018 -

A very nice house as usual. This is our 8th visit! We went to new places but if it wasn't for this house we would not of been in the new places. Thank you Jane and Richard! - Bella (age 7)

August 2018 - 

Dear Richard and Jane. Merci beaucoup encore! We have all had the most wonderful time here at Mimosa again! The cooks amongst us were thrilled to find the extra fridge space - the children a little less bothered, although it meant more room for patisserie and chocolat! 

We have been blessed with fabulous weather so we have made excellent use of the pool. We were joined by family friends one day and with the addition of all of their inflatables, the pool looked like a shark infested fruit salad! Pineapple lilos and watermelon beach balls take up a good deal of room! 

Thank you for the restaurant recommendation of "Julie dans la cuisine" in Aguillion sur Mer. The food was fabulous and the company of all our french friends made the day memorable.

Au revoir for now - à bientot. Well August 2019is not that far away!

August 2018 -

Our first time staying a Mimosa and what a dream it has been! The weather has been lovely and we have made plenty use of the pool! The house is well equipped with everything you could ever need and has been an excellent place for our busy family to relax. We have partucularly enjoyed the birds nest outside near the barbecue and watching the new baby birds grow each day. It has been a pleasure to spend our holiday at Mimosa! We wish we were staying for longer!

July 2018 -

Thank you again for letting us 'borrow' Maison Mimosa for the fortnight.  We have stayed in many gites over the years and this was certainly the best. Apart from the wonderful house and grounds, there were so many little extra touches that made it so special.

July 2018 -

We have really enjoyed our 3rd visit to Maison Mimosa. The weather has been kind. We swam every day , really enjoyed seeing the Tour de France, but our highlights have to be the Aquarium at La Rochelle and Puy de Fou. They are "musts". We are already looking forward to our next visit here - Thank you Jane & Rich!

July 2017 -

Exceptional house, garden and pool.

This is one of those 'very special' holiday homes. We love the space, quality & facilities available. The owners and caretakers always do a fantastic job of making you feel at home and well looked after. Hence we keep coming back. Looking forward to our next visit.

July 2017 -

We had a wonderful time thank you, we just wish we could have stayed for 2 weeks.. Many thanks once again for letting us stay at your wonderful home.

June 2017 -

We have had a most wonderful time in your beautiful home.The weather was perfect and we spent relaxing hours by the pool watching the swifts dipping and diving. It is such a pretty region and the beaches are fantastic!

June 2017 -

Thank you for a fantastic stay at Mimosa.....Many thanks again for a fantastic holiday home.

May 2017 -

The house was fantastic, really well equipped and beautifully furnished. We were so lucky with the weather, actually got into the 30's for a few days so we ate outside every evening.

July 2016 -

A superb house and pool. Very well equipped and good location for sightseeing and activities!

Jane & Rich have done everything to make sure you have all you need for a really relaxing, comfortable holiday in the Vendee. We loved cycling and walking in the area. The village bakery is superb and the local restaurant L'Aubraie serves delicious food at reasonable prices. The house itself has lots of space for a family. We loved eating outside, both on the patio and poolside. Our 6 year old couldn't wait to go for a swim every day. The house is well equipped with books, games and DVDs just in case the rain comes. We had a wonderful time and can thoroughly recommend Maison Mimosa.

July 2015 - 

First stayed in Mimosa in 2010 and were delighted to return again.

A lovely house in a peaceful location. Clean bright airy bedrooms with comfy beds, great showers and enough loos to please anyone! Lots of comfy furniture downstairs with all the trimmings like iPod dock, big TV and lots of DVD's.

The house is so well equipped you will be hard pushed to find anything the haven't thought of.

Private pool is really private so no need to fear you are being overlooked. Lovely cottage style garden - a real haven for birds which is delightful!

Can't wait to return again!!

June -2015

“Absolutely perfect”

Staying at Maison Mimosa was an absolute pleasure. We had a great welcome, everything about the house is superb;

It's Location - Easy to get to, 3 1/2 hours from Caen. Bakery less than a 5 minute walk away, La Rochelle 40 or so minutes away , 20 more to the unbelievably beautiful Il-De-Re and some beautiful spots such as La Tranche-sur-Mer, La Faute-sur-Mer much closer. Lucon and its large Supermarkets are only 10 minutes away too.

The House & Facilities - The house has everything you want, its furnished beautifully, amazing linens and towels. The house itself has heaps of character (without the downsides of character properties cold, drafty, small) high ceilings, great decor, lots of space its just perfect.

The Pool Area - It's an absolute delight to spend the day by the pool, it's walled so nearly no wind but captures the sun. Has a great internal BBQ area, work top and essential fridge for keeping your day beers cool! We took our children and the pool being secure was a big thing, here it's very secure, no worries at all.

The Gardens - There's loads of them! All great. You can sit right outside the house, great in the evening when the kids are asleep upstairs. A lovely sunny patio and garden at the top of the pool and another hidden one where you can hang your washing!

Jane is superb to deal with, and Rosalyn / Tony who gave us the optional welcome were great too, lots of helpful info and really nice.

I hope this review helps if you are looking but don't book too many weeks next year as we can't wait to return! ;) ha

June 2015 -

Hi Richard and Jane, Had a great holiday in your house! Loved the gardens and pool, the boys (2 and 4) were in it at every opportunity. Ideally situated for beaches, restaurants and the boulangerie. Hope to go back again.

June 2015 -

What a place you have, we had the most fantastic break and your house and the surrounding area, was an absolute pleasure and I hope we'll be back as soon as possible, all of us didn't want to leave but left with great memories and feedback on your place.

May 2015 -

We arrived this morning to your fantastic house and are looking forward to great week. What an amazing place you have.

Already looking at next years calendar!

August 2014 -

We've had such a fabulous time, none of us want to go home!!!!  We were wondering if you have any availability for August 2016? If not can we go on a list for August 2017?

July 2014 -

Our only feedback is what a great place you have. Jan and Phil are also very good to have around. We had a great time. Bring on next year!

June 2014 -

Just wanted to let you know that we have just returned after an amazing week at Maison Mimosa.  The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful and we have never stayed in such a well-equipped property, and we have stayed in quite a few over the years.  The weather was absolutely superb, which always helps, of course.  We didn't stray far from La Bretonniere, only to Les Sables D'Olonne and Jard sur Mer, and a few of the neighbouring villages, as we were all quite happy to stay and take in our beautiful, peaceful surroundings and all the house has to offer. It was a great wrench for all of us to leave yesterday morning.  It was also a pleasure to meet Phil and Jan, who were a mine of information and very helpful.

August 2013 -

We had an excellent time at Mimosa – what a lovely house. We have visited France many times in self catered accommodation and have never been to such a well equipped and comfortable property. Your helpful information and local support from Jan and Phil was excellent and greatly appreciated. We all had a wonderful time – but unfortunately the time was all too short. We hope to visit Mimosa again in the near future and thank you both again for an excellent family holiday.

July 2013 -

My wife and I have now been booking holiday properties through Owners Direct for around ten years now and your wonderful house in Brettonniere is the best we have experienced. Normally i will have a few comments to make to the owners but in your case Mimosa was perfect and delightful in every way. The house with its large windows overlooking the village one way and fields the other, its lovely gardens, pool area with BBQ and table tennis table, just great in all aspects. You have done a fantastic job in arranging the accommodation etc. with Phil & Jan keeping a good eye in keeping the garden and flowers in order. I can’t praise it high enough.

July 2013 -

We had a fantastic time thanks. What a great place you have. Our feedback is very positive. . . .

  • Beautiful garden which is extremely well cared for
  • Large pool with good range of depth
  • Outside cooking area that proved particularly helpful in week 1, when a BBQ uncovered would have been a challenge with the rain
  • Plenty of living space inside
  • Very clean and well maintained
  • Exceptionally well furnished

I could go on. We have stayed in 4 different places in La Vendee and Mimosa is top of the list. 

Previous comments - 

  • Mimosa was very comfortable and did not feel like holiday accommodation; although in a small village we did not feel isolated and there was good access to Lucon town and other villages nearby for good restaurants. The parking at Mimosa was good with easy access and of course the pool and its surrounding area was magnificent. 
  • This is the best cottage we have stayed in, a real home from home. It was great to have an English contact to give information about the area. We also loved the pool, games box, and the welcome goodies!. A real home from home and a great pool.
  • A first class property with ample space, ideal for family break in quiet surroundings. 20 minutes from nearest beaches. The property exceeded our expectations. 
  • The house was well-suited to young children and very well equipped. It is certainly the best rental place I have ever booked, and I think the first where the reality actually exceeded the description. 

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Maison Mimosa

La Bretonniere La Claye



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What's new?

Mimosa now has a 55" UHD TV , TV soundbar and UK Freesat recorder so no need to miss your big sporting/cultural events whilst on holiday!

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