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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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  • 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.

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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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  • St. Georges-de-Pointindin

    St. Georges-de-Pointindin

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W14299

    This old fashioned manor house dates back to the 19th century and has been maintained in a charming rustic period style. Beyond your private courtyard you have mature and carefully maintained private gardens and a covered area with table football and basketball hoop. The smaller house in the grounds was previously the servant’s house and is unoccupied. Children’s games are available, and there is also tennis within 100 metres. This is truly a great place to relax, and being situated on the edge of the small village, all the essentials are within easy walking distance. Plenty of beaches, castles and activities for all the family, and a great place to unwind at the end of the day. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 200m, beach 22km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one plus single bed, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Les Nouelles

    Les Magnils-Reigniers, Vendée

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F85174

    Les Nouelles enjoys an ideal location on the edge of a village, just five minutes from town amenities and only half an hour from the beautiful Vendée Coast. A traditional stone building, it has been carefully renovated in country style, and stands in lovely mature gardens with spectacular palm trees and shady retreats. There is a large private swimming pool with generous full-width steps and cascade water feature, a sunny, poolside terrace and a further covered terrace with built-in barbecue for outside dining. Nearby Luçon offers a good choice of restaurants and an excellent, twice-weekly market specialising in seafood and local produce, while the lovely sandy beaches and pine forests lie within easy reach. Further afield are the famous canals of Green Venice and La Rochelle with its street cafés and nightlife.

    Ground floor: Entrance from parking to open-plan living/dining room with corner kitchen, feature bar and door to terrace and garden. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Mezzanine living area. Double bedroom with additional single bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large garden
    • Terrace
    • Covered terrace
    • Large pond with fish (take care with children)
    • ’L’ shaped swimming pool (11.85m x 7.9m max width, depth 0.2m to 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French and English channels)
    • DVD
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Built in barbecue.

    Location: Edge of village of Les Magnils-Reigniers (bar, restaurant), 5km W of Luçon (supermarkets, restaurants, all facilities), 22km NE of La Faute-sur-Mer (beaches).

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  • Vairé

    Vairé

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FVE017

    This 4-bedroom bungalow is simply furnished in a traditional French style, but has all the necessities including a fitted kitchen, a walk-in shower room and the property benefits from sliding doors giving access on to the terrace and garden. It is situated within 500 metres of the centre of the small village of Vairé, which has all the crucial services such as a good bakery and small shop. Also, you are just 8km from La Mothe Achard which has supermarkets and all amenities. The beach at La Normandeliére, perfect for lazy bathing and where numerous watersports can be enjoyed, is 9km away. The area is also good for cycling with a network of cycle paths to discover. Vendée’s most popular resort, Les-Sables-d’Olonne, famous for its café lined promenade and beach, and home to all the entertainment you would expect from such a popular resort. Visit Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, 15km away, a pretty town with an attractive fishing port. Tennis can be found locally and four 18-hole golf courses are within 30km. Shop and restaurant 600m, sandy beach 8km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin and bidet (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance. Step from terrace to garden.

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  • Le Bas Pouêt

    St. Mars-la-Réorthe, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F85191

    This delightful converted barn enjoys a tranquil rural setting in a wooded valley, ideal for country walks. Situated next to the owners’ house, it has its own terrace and grassy garden, as well as shared use of a lovely semi-sunken, heated swimming pool overlooking a stream, both fenced for safety. The character interior features a full-height dining room with mezzanine, and exposed beams and stonework. Upstairs are three small, but charming, bedrooms, with a further large bedroom on the ground floor. Shops and restaurants can be found in nearby Les Epesses, and there are many family attractions nearby, including the famous history theme park of Le Puy du Fou with a recreated medieval village, Roman amphitheatre spectacle, falconry displays and much more. There is a delightful steam railway at Mortagne-sur-Sèvre and an aquatic centre at Les Herbiers, whilst the superb beaches and islands of the Vendée Coast can be easily reached for day trips.

    Ground floor: Open plan living room/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and door to raised terrace with pleasant view. Twin bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. Utility room. First floor: Feature mezzanine. Small double bedroom. Two small bunk bedrooms (one bedroom more suited to children). Shower room/WC

    • Large grassy garden with pond
    • Shared semi-sunken round heated swimming pool (8m diameter and depth 1.5m, open June-Sept)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km SW of Les Epesses (shops, bars, restaurants), 6km from Puy du Fou, 10km E of Les Herbiers (all facilities), 26km S of Cholet (large town, golf), 85km E of coast.

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  • Villa de Monts

    Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVE134

    This holiday house has four bedrooms with two bathrooms and features a lovely swimming pool and large south-facing terrace in a totally enclosed private garden. There is a fully-fitted kitchen and a large living space which leads out onto the pool. The property is also close to the lovely sandy beaches of the sunny Vendée coast. St.Jean-de-Monts is one of the most popular resorts in the Vendée and is within easy access of many attractions, including the Island of Noirmoutier, where you can walk along the beaches of Noirmoutier while enjoying the views of the surrounding area, and there is a golf course, vast cycle network and a large choice of sports activities to choose from.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from shop, 2km from Saint-Jean-de-Monts (shops, restaurants, markets, parks, golf course), 3km from restaurant and beach, 30km from Longeville-sur-Mer (beaches, golf, horse riding, shops, restaurants), 47.4km from L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer (shops, bars/cafés, church, beaches).

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  • Le Village de la Mer - House I

    Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F85313

    This holiday complex is set in a privileged position, situated in ample of space allowing for a real village feel with plenty of modern facilities indoors and out. The semi-detached houses (refs F85313, F85314 and F85315) have fitted kitchens and bathrooms and each benefits from its own terrace, many overlooking open fields. There is a vast heated swimming pool (open mid may - mid Sep) and a children’s pool, plus a tennis court, table tennis and a multi-sport court, as well as a fitness room, spa and sauna and a children’s club in summer. There is one free session of the sauna and steam room per person, per week, further sessions are available at cost. Take advantage of the many cycle paths in the area, including the coastline path that runs into the centre of Les Sables d’Olonne, the Vendée’s most prestigious resort, with its promenade, street cafés and restaurants. A golf course and marina at Port Bourgenay is 4km away, also worth visiting is the port at St. Gilles and the islands, including Noirmoutier. Bedroom set-ups may vary.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for children)/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms (for children). Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • F/freezer.

    Location: 4km from Bourgenay (marina, golf, sea), 6km from Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (historic castle, shops, supermarket, all facilities), 7km from Veillon (beaches), 9km from Les Sables d’Olonne (popular resort, beach, promenade, cafés, restaurants), 25km S of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (port).

    All properties: Terrace

    • Shared grounds
    • Shared swimming pool (24m x 9m, depth 0.9m to 1.5m, open mid May - mid Sep) with Jacuzzi and sauna
    • Children’s pool
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • Wi-fi (in reception)
    • T/cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • No smoking.

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  • La Versenne

    Bretignolles-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F85290

    This bright detached house is about a mile from La Parée beach and has its own private pool. There are a double and a twin bedroom downstairs, a bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a separate WC. Upstairs there are also two bedrooms - one double, one twin and a shower room/WC. The house also features a fully fitted kitchen with spacious living/dining room with access to the pool area, patio and private enclosed garden. There are bars, restaurants and shops in Brétignolles. You should also try to visit the famous resort of Les Sables d’Olonne 15km to the south and the island of Noirmoutier to the north. This area has many local markets, boat trips to the islands, the zoo and aquarium at Les Sables. There is a choice of lovely sandy beaches, within easy reach of this very comfortable holiday home...or just sit back and relax by your pool.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French window to terrace and garden. Kitchen with French window to terrace and garden. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Private, enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, depth 1.2m to 1.8m)
    • Two telephones (phone cards required)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Two f/freezers
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Video
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1.6km from La Parée beach, 3.2km from Plage des Dunes, 2km N of Brétignolles-sur-Mer (all facilities, bike hire, tennis), 11km W of Coëx (golf course) 25km N of Les Sables d’Olonne (promenade, cafés, home of Vendée Globe round world yacht race, boat trips, aquarium, train station), 75km S of Nantes (airport).

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  • Villa des Peupliers

    La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F85252

    Ideally situated in a residential area of La Tranche-sur-Mer, “Villa des Peupliers” is set in a very pleasant environment of pine trees on the edge of the Atlantic Coast and only a few minutes walk from the lovely sandy beach “La Pomme de Pin”. This modern and comfortable villa offers peace and tranquillity whilst still being close to the towns’ facilities. The surrounding area offers a large choice of water sports whilst the seaside resort provides shops, restaurants and cafés. Visit the centre of prehistory in St. Hilaire la Forêt, le Parc de Floralies in La Tranche-sur-Mer, or the fishing port of L’Aiguillon with local produce of mussels, oysters and shimp. Canals of Green Venice, the old town of La Rochelle or Ile de Ré makes excellent days out as well as the historical park of Le Puy du Fou or a visit to Les Sables d’Olonne and its famous harbour.

    All on ground floor: Open plan living and dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to terrace. Two double bedrooms and two bedrooms with bunk beds. Shower room. Two separate toilets

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric radiators
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • Freezer
    • TV
    • T/cot (on request)
    • Parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: La Tranche-sur-Mer (cinema, tennis sport centre, riding), 300m to the beach, 500m La Grière (shops, bars, cafés, restaurants) 21km Luçon, 50km S of Les Sables d’Olonne (swimming pool).

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  • Sainte Anne

    Angles, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: F85310

    This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, typically French townhouse has a lovely bright and airy feel to it. Unusually though, it has a pretty and extremely private walled garden at the back, as well as a sun terrace, ideal for sitting out! Step outside the front door and you are just 50 metres from the lovely village centre. Everything is within easy walking distance including the renowned Boulangerie Bonnin, famous for its brioche Vendéenne, and several cafés and restaurants. 10 minutes by car takes you to a choice of lovely beaches and the seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer which, like Angles, has a twice weekly market in season.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Shower room/WC. First floor: Super kingsize bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Bunk bedroom with additional bunk bed. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Annexe: Double bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Enclosed garden with 15 steps
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine (in basement, external access)
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Table tennis
    • On street parking
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 50m from Angles centre, 7km N of La Tranche-sur-Mer (beaches and town centre), 55km N of La Rochelle (famous medieval port), 55km N of Ile-de-Ré (lovely island).

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  • Le Domaine de Vertmarines, Vertmarines 3

    St. Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FA0327

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Double or twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. First floor: Three double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • M/wave
    • Sun loungers.

    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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