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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.
44 cottages are available
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  • Lapwing House

    L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85236

    Just 1km from the sandy beach of the holiday resort of L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, this charming house, with its enclosed garden, has a light, airy interior. It is ideal for a seaside holiday, with miles of beautiful sandy beaches within a 10-minute drive, and coastal paths for walking or cycling. Within walking distance is the port of L’Aiguillon, where freshly caught seafood is available. Locally there are markets, restaurants, shops, promenades, tennis, horse riding and watersports. La Rochelle, 40km, has a picturesque old town and superb aquarium. Inland there are attractions including castles, nature reserves, museums and the Puy du Fou theme park.

    Living/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Digital TV (English and French channels)
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Garage and parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Situated in L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer (shops, port, beach, restaurants), 10km S of La Tranche-sur-Mer (coastal resort), 20km SW of Luçon (market, all facilities).

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  • Le Tablier

    Sainte-Flaive-des-Loups, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85272

    This 3 bedroom house features exposed beams and an open fireplace, but has been fully modernised to include a fitted kitchen, central heating, and all modern comforts. There is a swimming pool with alarm and fencing around it, and vast mature gardens which include table tennis, badminton, volleyball, basketball and a specially constructed boules area (all available free of charge) as well as an orchard and a fenced pond at the far end of the fully enclosed gardens. A perfect spot to relax in peace and comfort, but just 16km from the busy department ’capital’ of La Roche-sur-Yon, and 20km from the popular seaside resort of Les Sables d’Olonne and the lovely sandy beaches of the Vendée Coast.

    All on one level: Living/dining room with open fire and corner kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double and two twin; one with en-suite shower room with massage shower. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Shady grounds with fenced pond (take care with children)
    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.25m-1.95m)
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Four Cots
    • Four H/chairs
    • Enclosed off road parking for 2 cars
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: The discreet owner spends some periods of residence in an adjoining property.

    Location: 16km from Roche-sur-Yon, 20km from Les Sables d’Olonne (seaside resort), 25km from beach.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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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).

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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 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 Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 4

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: F85265

    The Domaine de Vertmarines is a private, enclosed development of 64 detached villas, all with private pools. Each holiday villa has its own enclosed garden area, paved terrace with private pool, outdoor and pool furniture, and garage. The villas have been thoughtfully laid out to maximise both privacy and sunshine in their gardens. The villas may be on 1 or 2 levels (2 level villas may have open tread stairs) and the numbers of double and twin bedrooms vary. You will be allocated a villa which corresponds to your sleeping requirements. The interiors are individually designed and decorated and the quality furnishings, while always to a high standard, will vary. Lovely setting on the rural outskirts of lively and cosmopolitan St. Jean-de-Monts, yet only 3km to the wide, sandy beaches in this region of pine forests and dunes. An extensive range of watersport activities is available nearby, there is also an excellent golf course and activity parks. The miles of forest paths and open marshland areas provide a quiet and relaxing contrast for walking and cycling. Take a short boat trip to the Ile d’Yeu or Ile de Re, or drive across to the Ile de Noirmoutier. The excellent Puy de Fou theme park is only 122km.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and patio door to terrace. Three double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom or shower room. Separate WC (or WC in the bath/shower room).

    Location: 500m to shops, bars, restaurants, 1.5km from town centre (all facilities), 122km from Puy du Fou (theme park).

    All properties: Enclosed terrace

    • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.4m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • Cot and h/chair (at cost)
    • Parking
    • Garage
    • Garden furniture.

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