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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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  • Beach Villa

    Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: FVE148

    This single-storey holiday villa, with a private swimming pool, is bright and airy and ideally located just 3km from the sandy beach. There is access to the sun terrace and swimming pool from the kitchen, the large patio doors in the living room and from a twin bedroom. The garden, terrace and pool are private and south facing, so a real suntrap. There is a brick-built barbecue on the patio and the pool can be heated (at cost). The house is located in a gated park of villas and, in addition to the beach, there are all services and shops locally. Take a trip up the coast onto the island of Noirmoutier, accessed via the bridge or across the sea at very low tide, or follow the coast south to the pretty port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Walk or cycle on the forest paths from the villa, windsurf, tennis or enjoy a round of golf.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with patio doors. Bathroom with double basin (no WC). Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (32m²), open mid-Apr to mid-Sep
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from shop, 3km from restaurant and beach, 6km from golf course, 17km from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (fishing harbour, shops, cafés, beaches), 73km from Nantes (city, airport, cathedral, museums, botanical gardens).

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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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  • 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, colour TV (for video use only), video, 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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).

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  • Brétignolles-sur-Mer

    Brétignolles-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14415

    This semi-detached cottage is located on a park with a shared swimming pool (20m x 15m, depth 1-1.7m), close to the resort of Brétignolles-sur-Mer. There is direct access to your private garden from the rear of the lounge/diner, while on the first floor, there is a balcony overlooking the garden. There is tennis available and within 2km are all the facilities of Brétignolles. Visit Les Sables d’Olonne, 18km with its famous port and promenade and sea trips to the islands. Within an hours drive is the island of Noirmoutier which you can access by bridge or, at low tide, take care in crossing via the ford. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 child’s bunk.

    Electric heating, washing machine, microwave, garden, private enclosed terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor.

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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 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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  • 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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