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Vendee

More than 90 miles of award winning sandy beaches, sea warmed by the Gulf Stream, picturesque accessible islands, charming resorts and great cycling routes make up The Vendee. If this sounds good take a look at our lovely selection of villas in Vendee.

The Vendee is located on the Atlantic Coast in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of west central France and takes its name from the Vendee river. La Roche-sur-Yon is the regional capital. In 1804 Napoleon rebuilt the town and introduced a street layout that was regular and straight, quite unusual for France.

The coastline, which reaches more than 200 kilometres along the northern end of the Bay of Biscay, consists mostly of sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded blue flags for cleanliness. Les Sables d''Olonne, Saint Jean de-Monts and La Tranche-sur-Mer are among the popular resorts.

Les Sables d’Olonne was made popular by the aristocratic visitors that came here in the 19th century for the casinos and thermal baths. It also has a fine sandy beach, promenade and magnificent marina.

Saint Jean de Monts is perfect for families looking for a day out with the children, here there is the Plage des Demoiselles with its extensive sandy beach and the Atlantic Toboggan theme park. Attracting almost 1.5 million visitors a year, Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in the north of the departement, is one of Vendees most popular attractions.

Noirmoutier Island is linked to the mainland at low tide by three miles of cobbled road which is submerged twice a day by the sea, however there’s also a handy bridge if you prefer. It’s well worth visiting with 50 kilometres of beaches. It also has a long and interesting history going back to Roman times.

Inland Maillezais Cathedral is also worth a visit, and Vouvant has been named among France''s most beautiful villages. There are numerous other pretty churches, castles and villages in the departement.

Pine forests line many of the beaches, and these, together with the marked footpaths are ideal for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities. There is a signposted cycling route along the coastal marshes and mudflats, where birdwatching is popular. Marais Potievin is an inland marshland famous for wildlife. Bocage''s rolling countryside, and the forests around Mervent village, provides further leisure opportunities for nature lovers. Fishing is popular on the lakes and rivers of the Vendee.

There are a number of small vineyards in the area; so why not try the Vendee''s most famous dish, Jambon-mogettes (ham with white beans) with a glass of local wine?

For accommodation see our collection of cottages in Vendee, and sample for yourself everything that Vendee has to offer.
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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE139

    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to a good standard, the vast lounge has a piano and the kitchen/diner opens onto the south-facing terrace. This is also a great area for cycling, with a network of cycle paths along the coast. The pretty quayside of La Chaume is 800m away, with several small shops and cafés. Within 2km, you will find the centre and the long promenade of the "Remblai", which has a heated outdoor pool open all year round. There is golf and tennis within a 10-minute drive, as well as a zoo. Shop 800m, restaurant 1km, beach 600m.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

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  • Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Chasnais, nr. Luçon

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13507

    This semi-detached cottage has been renovated throughout to expose original stonework and beams in every room. The cosy lounge/diner includes a bar whilst the bathroom features a spa shower. To the front is a pretty garden whilst the smaller back garden is fully enclosed with views onto open fields. The village has most services but the larger town of Luçon is within 6km. Vendée beaches are 25 km and with the Roman town of La Rochelle and the tourist resort of Les Sables both within 30km, 18km away are the beaches at La Faute sur Mer, public pool and tennis can be found at 5km. Shop and café/bar 1km, restaurant 3km, beach 18km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, separate shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, microwave, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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  • La-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE032

    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort. Enjoy 8km of beaches that passes from La Tranche-sur-Mer by La Faute-sur-Mer and up to Pointe D’Arcay, an ideal base for sports enthusiasts to enjoy wind surfing, sand yachting, surfing and many more outdoor activities. Visit the island of Noirmoutier, or at low tide reach the island by the Passage du Gois. Discover the village of Apremont with a medieval château and a stunning large lake with picnic areas. Shop, café/bar, restaurant and beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. Mezzanine: Lounge, 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, roof terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to mezzanine (no handrail). Sloping ceilings on mezzanine and in twin bedroom.

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  • Les Anjouinières

    Le Champ St. Père, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85291

    This unrivalled, detached property overlooks a large 2.5 acre lake (fenced) with coarse fishing and a small island in the middle, favourable for lounging on the bank. Farm animals live within a fenced area of the large grounds, including ducks and hens, sheep, goats and a pig. The holiday home provides good comfort for six people, with a TV in each bedroom and its large living/dining room overlooking the lake. In addition, the keyholder, living behind the house in a basement, is at your disposal. There is a super private indoor pool complex for guests’ sole use; the pool is heated to 28° all year and there is also a sauna and Jacuzzi (for six guests). A laptop with free internet access is also provided. The lovely local beaches include Jard-sur-Mer and La Tranche-sur-Mer and are within a 30-minute drive.

    Five steps to entrance. All on one level: Living/dining room with glass-fronted fire. Kitchen with French windows. Three bedrooms: One kingsize with en-suite bathroom/WC, over-bath shower, bidet, two twin. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower, double basin

    • Large private lawned garden with fenced lake 70m away (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Patio
    • 10 steps to heated private indoor swimming pool (9.5m x 4.5m, depth 1.1m to 1.6m), Roman steps
    • Sauna
    • Jacuzzi
    • Heating
    • Washer/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Four satellite TVs (one English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Two cots
    • Two h/chairs
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Table tennis.

    Location: 3km from Le Champ St. Père (shop, supermarket, bar, restaurant), 25km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (beach).

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  • La Reine

    St Mathurin, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85279

    This three bedroom semi-detached holiday home lies a mile outside the pretty village of St Mathurin, a ten minute drive from Les Sables d’Olonne. The house is simply furnished but with all modern facilities, and, beyond your own driveway and garden you have vast mature gardens to explore and the large covered swimming pool which is shared by 4 gites. The village has most services and there is a host of facilities within a few minutes’ drive; a selection of quiet or busier beaches, châteaux, museums, markets, shopping centres and promenades lined with cafés and restaurants.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.8m) with shower/WC
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (French)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.8km from St Mathurin (small supermarket, baker, doctor, tennis), 6km from golf, 9km from large supermarkets, 10km from Olonne-sur-Mer (supermarket), 12km from Les Sables d’Olonne (beach).

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  • Ile d’Olonne

    Ile d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14346

    This comfortable and spacious detached villa is set in a large enclosed garden is in a quiet hamlet near the coastal Olonne forest. French windows lead from the bright living area onto the terrace with a barbecue for outdoor dining. The holiday property is only 7km north of the resort Les Sables d’Olonne and only 3km from the local sandy beaches. The resort is famous for its beach and promenade and as the departure point for the renowned Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race. This sunny Vendée location is ideal for a holiday. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 adult bunk.

    Electric central heating, cot, TV (for DVD use only), washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars, garage. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. Monday to Monday changeover day. NB: 6 steps to entrance.

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  • Le Héron

    Grues, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85141

    Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche. Le Cygne (ref F85140) and Le Héron (ref F85141) are converted from former farm buildings, each with private terrace, and have been carefully renovated to retain the charm and features of earlier times. La Cigogne (ref F85203) and Le Colvert (ref F85204) are part of the former farmhouse, and provide simple accommodation in a traditional style. These four properties share the use of a heated swimming pool (open 15 May - 30 Sep). Fishing is available on the lake within the grounds, and on the canal just 1km away. This fascinating area of reclaimed land is criss-crossed with canals and has uninterrupted views for miles. Close by, the charming village of Angles has shops, bars and restaurants, with a further choice at La Tranche-sur-Mer. The coastline here has miles of sandy beaches, backing onto natural dunes and shady pine forests, making it ideal for family holidays. There are excellent facilities for water sports, including jet-ski hire, windsurfing and sailing, as well as go karting, micro-lights, tennis, golf and riding in the surrounding area. Further afield, the old port of La Rochelle is easily accessible, as is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne, offering daily boat trips to the beautiful island of Yeu.

    Two steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Two kingsize bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Walled terrace with gates, overlooking pond (take care with children)
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km from fishing lake, 5km E of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 11km NE of La Tranche-sur-Mer (supermarket, beaches, water sports), 21km SW of Luçon (all facilities).

    All properties: Shared lawned area

    • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.7m)
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Fenced pond and unfenced drainage canal in the grounds (take care with children).

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  • St. Benoist-sur-Mer

    St. Benoist-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W14430

    This detached cottage retains many original features and offers a very French, rustic holiday experience. There is an attractive, mature garden which includes fig trees. Set in the heart of the pretty village of St. Benoist-sur-Mer it is very well placed for the larger villages of Angles. Tranche-sur-Mer is 10km, ideal for summer strolls, shops, cafés and water sports. Catch the ferry there to visit Ford Boyard, Ile-de-Ré or la Rochelle. Les Conches, 12km, has a long, sandy beach, surfing, dunes, forest walks and horse riding. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 300m, beach 13km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 3 bedrooms; 1 queen size, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, private enclosed garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • La Pinsonnière

    Venansault, nr. Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85309

    This three bedroom detached barn conversion with a private outdoor swimming pool has a very modern, bright and airy feel, opening as it does on to the vast garden and the fields beyond. Double patio doors give great views and access to the terrace, pool, pergola and mature gardens. Perfectly situated on a quiet country road, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Venansault. The expressway leads to the famous seaside holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne in less than half an hour, with its port, sandy beach and cafés that run the length of the promenade. The islands, including Noirmoutier, can be accessed by bridge or by causeway at low tide.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor and patio doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: two double, one twin, all with sloping ceilings. Separate WC. Beams throughout

    • Garden with steps
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Oil heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot bed
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km S of Venansault (village shops, cafés, restaurant, market), 6km W of La Roche-sur-Yon (county town with all services and shops), 32km NE of Les Sables d’Olonne (port, beach, promenade), 70km SW of Le Puy-du-Fou (theme park).

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  • Le Château-d’Olonne

    Le Château-d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE147

    This single-storey house sits close to the shopping centre of Le Château-d’Olonne and less than 2km from the Vendée coastline. This comfortable house is ideal for families, close to the beaches and port of Vendée’s most famous holiday resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, with all shopping facilities within walking distance. The zoo is only 1km away and just past the lake is the promenade, with shops, bars and beaches. At the end is an outdoor swimming pool. This area is great for cycling, with plenty of cycle paths. There is also surfing and yachting, tennis courts, a casino and a golf course, all within 10 minutes drive. Shop 200m, restaurant 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Low wall at the terrace.

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  • Le Domaine des Fontenelles, House 2

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85297

    St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an old fishing port, is home to some attractive buildings and excellent beaches including the Grande plage with 3.6km of fine white sand. There is also plenty to explore in the region, with miles of walking and cycling tracks to follow, local salt marshes to discover and some excellent theme parks to keep the children happy in the event of a rainy day. Tennis and golf are available locally and boat trips and fishing can be enjoyed either on the sea or on La Vie river. The Domaine des Fontenelles enjoys a superb countryside location, nestled in the heart of the Vendée countryside, on the edge of an 18 hole golf course just 8km away from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie. On site you will find a reception, an outdoor swimming pool (depending on season and weather), children’s pools, outdoor play area, television and parking. Payable locally are laundry, tennis and golf. Accommodation is allocated on arrival.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace/kitchen. Shower room/WC. Separate WC. First floor: Three double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom.

    Location: 8km from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie (all facilities), 80km from Nantes (all facilities, airport).

    All properties: Enclosed terrace

    • Shared outdoor swimming pool
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Saint-Denis-du-Payré

    Saint-Denis-du-Payré

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE143

    This detached bungalow sits just above the centre of the village of Saint-Denis-du-Payré and has lovely views over the marshlands in the direction of the sea. There is a shop, restaurant, post office and bar in Grues, 3km. The villages on the coast, 12km, are all well served with shops, restaurants, cafés and street markets. Visit Les Sables-d’Olonne, 45kms, and La Rochelle, which has a very attractive historic port and is the capital of the neighbouring Charente-Maritime department. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 12km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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