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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.
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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-Faute-sur-Mer

    La-Faute-sur-Mer

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE032

    This semi-detached holiday house, adjoining FVE022, provides an ideal place to appreciate the friendly atmosphere in this lovely seaside resort. Enjoy 8km of beaches that passes from La Tranche-sur-Mer by La Faute-sur-Mer and up to Pointe D’Arcay, an ideal base for sports enthusiasts to enjoy wind surfing, sand yachting, surfing and many more outdoor activities. Visit the island of Noirmoutier, or at low tide reach the island by the Passage du Gois. Discover the village of Apremont with a medieval château and a stunning large lake with picnic areas. Shop, café/bar, restaurant and beach 300m.

    Ground floor: Kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms. Mezzanine: Lounge, 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, roof terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to mezzanine (no handrail). Sloping ceilings on mezzanine and in twin bedroom.

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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. There is a shop, restaurant, 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 and restaurant 3km, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Les Sables-d’Olonne

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FVE139

    This 3 bedroomed holiday house looks onto the beautiful coastline, with a mix of sandy and rocky beaches. Furnished to a good standard, the vast lounge has a piano and the kitchen/diner opens onto the south-facing terrace. This is also a great area for cycling, with a network of cycle paths along the coast. The pretty quayside of La Chaume is 800m away, with several small shops and cafés. Within 2km, you will find the centre and the long promenade of the "Remblai", which has a heated outdoor pool open all year round. There is golf and tennis within a 10-minute drive, as well as a zoo. Shop 800m, restaurant 1km, beach 600m.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower over bath, basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, cot, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

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  • St. Julien-des-Landes

    St. Julien-des-Landes

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W13349

    This restored detached house is situated at the end of a quiet lane and ensures peace and tranquillity for a real family holiday. A conservatory leads to an enclosed garden. The village of St. Julien-des-Landes has a friendly bar and basic shops and is located in the countryside, 14km from the beach at Bretignolles. Sables d’Olonne (20km) and Lac Du Jaunay (4km) with watersports. Cycling is available around the local lake. Visit Le Puy du Fou with its medieval village, falconry displays and Son-et-Lumière. Within 30 minutes’ crossing from the coast is Ile d’Yeu. Fly via La Rochelle and Nantes. Shop and café/bar 500m, restaurant 5km, beach 15km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Oil central heating, open fire in dining room, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to kitchen and bathroom.

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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 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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  • Le Boncoin - La Grange

    St. Sigismond, Vendée

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: F85303


    These two holiday cottages have been renovated by the owner who lives nearby, and who will advise on places to visit in this lovely area on the Vendée side of the Marais Poitevin. Le Chic (ref F85301) is a semi-detached cottage and features original stone walls, exposed beams and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. It has a small sitting-out area to the front and a grassed area to the side. La Grange (ref F85303) is a detached property with original stonework, wooden floor, exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Outside there is an enclosed garden which is perfect for sitting quietly in the shade of the hot summer sun. Hire a canoe (payable locally) and explore the local canal network, or visit the pretty villages, markets and beaches of the Vendée and Charente.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove, beams and wooden floor. Dining room with corner kitchen with beams and tiled floor. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Three bedrooms: Two double, one twin. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed garden
    • Electric heating
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 3km from Le Mazeau (shops, bar and restaurant), 4km from Damvix (bars, restaurants), 11km SW of Benet (supermarket, most facilities), 25km W of Niort (large town), 50km E of La Rochelle (beaches).

    Both properties: Wood-burning stove

    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture.

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  • Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Le Mas de Saint Hilaire, St. Hilaire de Riez, St. Jean-de-Monts

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14501

    Only a short walk to the huge sandy Atlantic beach are these holiday residences, 126 cottage style properties grouped on a gentle hillside in the dunes, arranged to give a friendly ’village’ feel. St. Jean-de-Monts boasts 12km of superb white sandy beaches, making this an ideal family resort. Both the town and the beach have a good choice of amenities including water parks, play parks, children’s clubs, bicycle hire and an outdoor heated swimming pool and terrace (depending on season and weather). The peaceful woodland dunes and rich marshland behind the coast are ideal for cycling and walking. The Isles of Yeu and Ré are easily reached by boat and the Isle of Noirmoutier by road, and markets can be found 5km from the park. Shop, café/bar, restaurants and beach 500m.

    Shop, café/bar, restaurants and beach 500m.

    Ground floor: Lounge. Kitchen. Bathroom and/or shower room. Separate toilet. 1 double or twin bedroom. First floor: 1 double or twin bedroom. Mezzanine with double sofa bed (or twin beds).

    Cot and highchair (on request). Shared laundry facilities. Microwave. Private garden/terrace (some areas covered). Garden furniture. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs.

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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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