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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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  • 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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  • Rue du Stade

    St. Christophe-du-Ligneron, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: F85307

    This four bedroom detached house has everything you need for a great holiday. The lovely conservatory has great views over the large and mature private garden. The garden offers another area to relax with a covered dining area, ideal for long summer lunches and barbecues. Situated on the edge of the village, you have all services within easy walking distance, but are away from all the traffic. Visit the lovely sandy beaches of the Vendée coastline and the island of Noirmoutier, time it right and you can reach the island by the Passage du Gois, open only at low tide, and the starting point of the Tour de France in 2011.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility/shower cubicle. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • D/washer
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    Location: 700m from village shops and cafés, 7km SE of Challans (shops, services), 15km NW of Aizenay (shops, services), 30km SE of Passage du Gois (access to Noirmoutier), 20km NE of St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (beaches, port, bars, restaurants).

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  • Maison Longeville-sur-Mer

    Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FVE149

    This architect-designed holiday property is situated in a protected forest, just 900m from the glorious beaches of Longeville-sur-Mer. The beach is an easy stroll, and is perfect for relaxing and swimming, or, for the more active, there is a sailing school just 600m away, where visitors can enrol for lessons. The area is also renowned for its great network of cycle paths (bike hire 500m away), or visit other local beaches such as Les Conchés and resorts such as La Tranche-sur-Mer. Try to visit Les Sables-d’Olonne, the Vendée’s best known resort, with its long promenade of shops and cafés, popular all year round. Locally, there are two golf courses, tennis, casinos and shopping centres, offering all kinds of entertainment for all the family.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove/three steps to dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Two twin bedrooms, each with access to an en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite WC

    • Garden
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 900m from beach, 3km from restaurant, 4km from shop, 11km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (beaches, watersports, restaurants, amusement park), 25km from golf course, 28km from Les Sables-d’Olonne (shops, markets, boat trips, spa, casinos).

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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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  • Magnil, nr. Luçon

    Magnil, nr. Luçon

    Grade
    10
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W12622

    This three bedroom detached holiday cottage has been completely renovated by its owners exposing much of the original beamwork and local stone walling. The owners occasionally stay in the independent property next door. Featuring a fitted kitchen which gives onto a sunny patio, beyond there is a large above-ground wood surrounded splash pool and mature, extensive and enclosed gardens. One of the two upstairs bedrooms features an en-suite shower room and a kingsize bed. Furnished also to a very good standard, this is a lovely place from where to enjoy the calm of Vendée countryside just 30 miles from the beautiful sunny beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over corner bath, separate shower and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 double plus twin beds, sofa bed in lounge.

    2 cots, highchair, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking, please.

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  • La Grange

    Bois-de-Céné, nr. Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Vendée

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: F85312

    This single storey, detached holiday house features original stonework and exposed beams as well as modern comforts such as a fully-fitted kitchen and digital TVs. The villages of Bois-de-Céné and Bouin are nearby with seasonal markets and essential supplies, whilst Beauvoir or Challans offer a wider range of shops and restaurants. Try to visit the pretty island of Noirmoutier, accessible by the causeway twice a day at low tide or via a bridge, with its lovely beaches, or the pretty resort of Pornic.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sloping ceiling. Beamed dining room with tiled floor and sloping ceiling. Kitchen with tiled floor. Five bedrooms: Two kingsize, three twin (can be kingsize). Bathroom/WC, spa bath and shower cubicle. Shower room/WC. Separate WC

    • Garden with fenced canal (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Heated swimming pool (9m x 4.25m, depth 0m to 1.45m), open May-Sep
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Two digital TVs
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km NW of Bois-de-Céné (small shops, hiking tours, dances), 6km SE of Bouin (shops, cafés), 15km N of Challans (supermarkets, shops, restaurants), 17km NE of Le Passage du Gois (causeway to Noirmoutier, beaches, fishing ports, salt lakes), 32km SE of Pornic (port and beach resort), 50km SW of Nantes (major city with airport and historic centre).

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