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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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  • 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.

  • 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 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 shared pools. Each holiday villa has its own enclosed garden area, paved terrace with shared 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

    • Shared 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pin Parasol

    Aizenay, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85195

    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: One double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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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