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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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  • Maison Maillezais

    Bouillé Courdault, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: FVE144

    This lovely 3 bedroom conversion has been built to a very good standard retaining many of the original features including exposed beams and stonework. An excellent feature is the indoor heated swimming pool - you can swim in all weathers! There is plenty of room around it to sit back on the sunloungers or at the table and relax. A vast sliding door opens from the pool onto a private terrace, particularly attractive when lit at night. The separate lounge has a wood-burning stove and the kitchen has a dining area. There is a very large bedroom downstairs and the two upstairs bedrooms each have their own en-suite shower room. In the village, there is a very popular little restaurant. The property is ideal for cycling and stopping en route at one of the many cafés lining the canals. Other musts are visits to La Rochelle, a lovely historic city (within an hour), the Vendée coast, famous for its beaches, as well as Les Sables d’Olonne, its main seaside resort.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms each with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC

    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Private swimming pool ((7m x 3.2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Digital TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Internet access
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Restaurant in village, 2km from shops, 4km from Maillezais (abbey), 10km from Fontenay-le-Comte (shops).

  • Trimoulère

    Aizenay, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85196

    These attractive, semi-detached stone cottages are situated in a quiet rural hamlet, just outside the charming town of Aizenay, and just 20 minutes from the beautiful beaches and resort of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Sharing an outdoor heated swimming pool and a 6 person Jacuzzi, they make an ideal family holiday venue. Formerly a barn and hayloft, the building has been renovated, with great attention to detail, and features exposed beams and stonework. Both cottages are comfortably furnished, attractively decorated and well equipped, whilst the underfloor heating and open fires make them a cosy retreat for out of season breaks. Day trips can be enjoyed to the beautiful Ile d’Yeu, where bikes can be hired to explore the forests, sandy beaches and moorland, or to the island of Noirmoutier. Nearby is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne.

    Ground floor: Entrance from terrace to open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Three bedrooms, one double, two twin. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • DVD.

    Location: 2km W of Aizenay (shops, bars, restaurants), 18km NW of La Roche-sur-Yon (large town, all facilities, aquatic centre), 30km E of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (port, beaches).

    Both Properties: Terrace and lawned garden

    • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 0.8m to 1.7m), open Jun-Sep
    • Shared Jacuzzi
    • Underfloor central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Shared games room with table tennis and table football.

  • 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).

  • Le Château d’Olonne, Acacia

    Château d’Olonne, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: FA320

    Set in 33 acres of lush sloping former farmland divided by a small stream (dry in summer) and plenty of green space, the holiday villas at the aptly named ‘Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne’ each enjoy their own private swimming pool with security alarms and garden. The complex has 162 houses in total and has a reception area where English is spoken. Guests enjoy free use of the shared swimming pool. There is also a tennis / multi-sports pitch and mini-golf (charges apply). Located just 5km from the fashionable seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne with its long sandy shoreline of beaches, the complex is only 2.5km from the nearest sandy beach. Visit the local châteaux, gardens, museums, theme parks and abbeys. Les Sables d’Olonne centre is 15 minutes by bicycle. There are 5 golf courses within 45km. Accommodation is allocated on arrival, bedrooms and layout of rooms may vary.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with kitchen area and patio doors to terrace. Three double bedrooms (one may be bunk). Bathroom/WC.

    Location: 2km from Les Sables d’Olonne (museum, beaches), 43km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (water sports), 49km from Saint-Jean-de-Monts (pier, national forest), 90km from La Rochelle (historic port, boat trips).

    All properties: Garden

    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (pool heating on request)
    • Shared swimming pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Shared tennis court / multi-sports pitch
    • Shared swings
    • Shared mini-golf
    • Table tennis
    • Car port
    • Garden furniture.

  • Le Clos St Charles

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85116

    Le Clos St Charles is in a delightful quiet spot, surrounded by trees, yet is only a short cycle ride from the charming village of Longeville-sur-Mer where you will find a bar, shops and an excellent restaurant. The magnificent beach of Le Rocher can be reached on foot and the surrounding area provides a good selection of activities, including riding, golf, tennis and water sports. The picturesque Marais Poitevin or the town of La Rochelle make ideal day trip destinations. The simple, comfortable accommodation is enhanced by a lovely terrace and garden that the surrounding woods turn into an oasis of greenery, perfect for relaxing. The owners use a second villa that shares the spacious grounds.

    Open-plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room with open, tiled shower. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 700m E of beach, 2km SW of Longeville-sur-Mer (shops, restaurant), 25km SE of Les Sables d’Olonne (all facilities).

  • La Lavande

    La Jonchère, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85194

    Situated in the pretty village of La Jonchère, these semi-detached holiday properties are only ten minutes from the coast. Both La Lavande (ref F85194) and the single-storey Bleu Marin (ref F85287) feature an attractive, private enclosed garden, and a secluded terrace, perfect for outdoor meals. The attractive outdoor swimming pool, shared by three properties, is set in beautiful mature gardens and there is also a shared covered games area providing shade from the hot summer sun. Set in the village centre, where there is a small shop and café, while the larger village of Angles is just 4km. The area offers miles of beautiful coastline to explore, with shady pine forests, ideal for walks, cycling or picnics, and La Tranche-sur-Mer provides excellent water sports facilities, including jet-ski hire and a sailing/windsurfing school. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 guests.

    Ground floor: Entrance from garden to open plan kitchen/dining room with patio doors to rear terrace. Living room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate WC. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Lawned garden with small pond (take care with children)
    • TV (English channels)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: In La Jonchère village (shop, bar), 4km NE of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 12km N of La Tranche-sur-Mer (beaches, supermarket), 18km W of Luçon (all facilities), 25km from Les Sables d’Olonne.

    Both properties: Terrace

    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 0.9m to 1.5m) available 6am to 8.30pm
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Shared swing, slide
    • Shared table tennis
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

  • Saint Gervais

    Saint Gervais

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE146

    This detached holiday property has been furnished and decorated to a very good standard. Conveniently situated just 1km from the centre of the pretty village and shops. There is a larger choice of shops in Beauvoir, 4kms and Challans, 10km, as well as offering street markets and festivals. Just the other side of Beauvoir, visitors have access via a ford (at low tide) to the very pretty island of Noirmoutier. Visit the pretty port at St Gilles. Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 13km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet with basin. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower and basin, (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor.

  • 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. The small village has a restaurant within walking distance, and there is also a shop, 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 3km, restaurant 500m, 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.

  • 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.

  • Le Château d’Olonne, Sophora 3 Rooms

    Château d’Olonne, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FA321

    Set in 33 acres of lush sloping former farmland divided by a small stream (dry in summer) and plenty of green space, the holiday villas at the aptly named ‘Les Jardins du Château d’Olonne’ each enjoy their own private swimming pool with security alarms and garden. The complex has 162 houses in total and has a reception area where English is spoken. Guests enjoy free use of the shared swimming pool. There is also a tennis / multi-sports pitch and mini-golf (charges apply). Located just 5km from the fashionable seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne with its long sandy shoreline of beaches, the complex is only 2.5km from the nearest sandy beach. Visit the local châteaux, gardens, museums, theme parks and abbeys. Les Sables d’Olonne centre is 15 minutes by bicycle. There are 5 golf courses within 45km. Accommodation is allocated on arrival, bedrooms and layout of rooms may vary.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with kitchen area and patio doors to terrace. Twin bedroom (can be double). Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room/WC.

    Location: 2km from Les Sables d’Olonne (museum, beaches), 43km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (water sports), 49km from Saint-Jean-de-Monts (pier, national forest), 90km from La Rochelle (historic port, boat trips).

    All properties: Garden

    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (pool heating on request)
    • Shared swimming pool
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • CD
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Shared tennis court / multi-sports pitch
    • Shared swings
    • Shared mini-golf
    • Table tennis
    • Car port
    • Garden furniture.

  • La Faute-sur-Mer

    La Faute-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE022

    This semi–detached house, built in the typical Vendée style, will enchant you with its indoor and outdoor comforts. This is an ideal house for an enjoyable family holiday. Visit Longville-sur-Mer (20km), surrounded by pine forests and 7km of beaches. Some of Vendée’s finest beaches are on the 7km stretch, including Les Conches. Near Les Conches beach are many shops and restaurants, eat in and relax or take a walk along the golden sand on the beach. Shop and restaurant 80m, beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Mezzanine: Second lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in twin bedroom.

  • Rue des Dunes

    La Faute-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85277

    This three bedroom house is bright, airy and spacious, and is very well situated 500 metres from the beach of La Faute, facing the Ile de Ré. The town centre is 2km away and has all services, and there are a number of other resorts locally, including La Tranche-sur-Mer (10km) and the beautiful historic town of La Rochelle (60km). Try also the nearby markets and restaurants, many of which have local speciality dishes, such as the mussels caught at Aiguillon, 3km away.

    All on ground floor: Living room with decorative open fire. Dining room. Kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double, one twin leading to one bunk bedded room. Bathroom/WC. Separate WC

    • Patio
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Garage parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: Direct access to the beach 500m, forest with circuit training course, 1.5km from shops, pubs, restaurants, casino, post office, tourist information office, 8km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (swimming pool with sauna and slide), 25km from Luçon railway station, 35km from Les Sables d’Olonne, 45km from La Rochelle.

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