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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Close to beaches

Vendée

This bright, airy, detached holiday home features three good-sized bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and a vast garden, and is handily located on the edge of the village of St Mathurin.

The village offers local services including a boulangerie for morning croissants and the famous resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, with its beaches, promenade, cafés and restaurants, is a 10-minute drive.

Further up the coast is the fishing port of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and the island of Noirmoutier.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 10km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, 3 double bedrooms.

Electric heating, glass-fronted fire in lounge (initial supply of fuel provided), all other fuel and power at cost, cot, highchair on request, colour digital TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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£249-£720
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Le Bas Pouêt 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
  • 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.

WAS
NOW
£449-£1219
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Large garden

Vendée

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 (no fuel provided), all other fuel and power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, 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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£41-£780
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Ideal touring base

Vendée

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, all fuel at cost, power included in rent, bed linen and towels included in rent, 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.

WAS
NOW
£390-£1099
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Domangère Ref: F85318

This architect-designed, detached holiday property, has open views onto the private, heated swimming pool and the garden, as well as over the lake and fields beyond. The fully fiited kitchen is excellent, and is supplemented by a back kitchen/utility. The kitchen leads into the dining and living room, all large and open-plan to give maximum light and views, and each room gives access to the pool area and part-shaded terrace. The village of Nesby is nearby and the county town of La Roche-sur-Yon, a great shopping centre, is a 10-minute drive. The biggest draw of the area is probably its beaches, such as La Tranche-sur-Mer and Les Conches, both just over half an hour away. The Domangère golf course is on the doorstep as well as a number of other golf courses within easy reach. Also worth visiting is the popular resort of Les Sables-d’Olonne, historic La Rochelle and Ile-de-Ré.

All on ground floor: Living room with beams and sloping ceiling/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor and patio doors to pool area. Second kitchen/utility. Three kingsize bedrooms, one with patio doors to pool area and en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle, two sharing en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Shared grounds
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.7m)
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Two f/freezers
  • Digital LCD TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Wi-fi
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

Location: 2km N of Nesmy (shops, bar, restaurant), 5km S of La Roche-sur-Yon (shops), 30km N of La Tranche-sur-Mer (beach, bars, cafés) and Les Conches (beaches, dunes, forest), 30km NE of Les Sables d’Olonne (large resort, beach), 70km N of La Rochelle (walled town with ancient harbour).

WAS
NOW
£393-£699
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

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 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/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) with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Children’s pool
  • Electric heating
  • D/washer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • Wi-fi (in reception, at cost)
  • T/cot and h/chair (on request)
  • Table tennis
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • All linen for hire
  • No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£180-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Angles Ref: FVE135

Ideal touring base

Vendée

This pretty holiday house is comfortably furnished and well-equipped. Outside, its embellished with various shrubs and plants and offers a shaded area, ideal for long lunches on hot summer days.

The village centre is less than 1km away. Here you can admire the Romanesque church of the 12th-century and Moricq Tower. Not far away (8km) you can enjoy the beautiful stretches of sand La Tranche-sur-Mer.

The curious can go to La Rochelle (58km) and discover the French Hanseatic city, an open-air museum.

Shop and restaurant 900m, beach 8km.

All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Electric heating, all fuel at cost, power included in rent in summer, at cost in winter, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

WAS
NOW
£72-£939
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Villa Butler Ref: F85257

Nestling in the village of Angles, this spacious house is set just a few minutes’ drive from the Vendée Coast. The airy and tastefully decorated interior boasts exposed beams. Outside is a terrace and garden. The village of Angles offers a lively centre with shops, bar and restaurant and there are facilities for riding and tennis locally. The nearby coast has beaches, and La Tranche-sur-Mer provides a large choice of watersports. Take a day trip to the old town of La Rochelle and the canals of Green Venice. The history theme park of Le Puy du Fou with its Roman amphitheatre, falconry displays and much more also makes a good day out.

Lower ground floor: Garage. Shower room/WC. Ground floor: Large living room with French windows to garden. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle (no WC). Two separate WCs

  • Large garden with terrace
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Cot
  • Garage
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Bed linen only for hire.

Location: Edge of village of Angles (shop, bar, restaurant, market), 7km from La Tranche-sur-Mer (beaches, watersports, all facilities, shop), 35km from Les Sables d’Olonne.

WAS
NOW
£660-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

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. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Separate toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Shower room/WC

  • F/freezer
  • DVD.

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 at cost, on request)
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Heating
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV
  • CD
  • Cot and h/chair (on request, at cost)
  • Shared tennis court / multi-sports pitch
  • Shared swings
  • Shared mini-golf (at cost)
  • Table tennis
  • Car port
  • Garden furniture
  • All linen for hire.

WAS
NOW
£630-£2059
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Rue des Dunes 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

  • Patio
  • Electric heaters
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • M/wave
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Garage parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

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.

WAS
NOW
£289-£839
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Héron Ref: F85141

Just ten minutes’ drive from the glorious Vendée beaches, these holiday properties are set on a former farm on the wide open spaces of the Marais Desseche. Le Cygne (ref F85140) and Le Héron (ref F85141) are converted from former farm buildings, each with private terrace, and have been carefully renovated to retain the charm and features of earlier times. La Cigogne (ref F85203) and Le Colvert (ref F85204) are part of the former farmhouse, and provide simple accommodation in a traditional style. These four properties share the use of a heated swimming pool (open 15 May - 30 Sep). Fishing is available on the lake within the grounds, and on the canal just 1km away. This fascinating area of reclaimed land is criss-crossed with canals and has uninterrupted views for miles. Close by, the charming village of Angles has shops, bars and restaurants, with a further choice at La Tranche-sur-Mer. The coastline here has miles of sandy beaches, backing onto natural dunes and shady pine forests, making it ideal for family holidays. There are excellent facilities for water sports, including jet-ski hire, windsurfing and sailing, as well as go karting, micro-lights, tennis, golf and riding in the surrounding area. Further afield, the old port of La Rochelle is easily accessible, as is the bustling resort of Les Sables d’Olonne, offering daily boat trips to the beautiful island of Yeu.

Two steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Two kingsize bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Walled terrace with gates, overlooking pond (take care with children)
  • Parking.

Location: 1km from fishing lake, 5km E of Angles (shops, bars, restaurants), 11km NE of La Tranche-sur-Mer (supermarket, beaches, water sports), 21km SW of Luçon (all facilities).

All properties: Shared lawned area

  • Shared heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.7m)
  • W/machine
  • M/wave
  • TV
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire
  • NB: Fenced pond and unfenced drainage canal in the grounds (take care with children).

WAS
NOW
£61-£1219
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Le Moulin Ref: F85306

The architect Patrice Linÿer converted this detached holiday home to incorporate the original mill and expose many historical features. The owner, a descendant from its French ancestry, is well known in France as a Diplomée of the Acadamie de Cuisine and has written several books on the subject of food and entertaining. The house reflects her style and creativity with a superb blend of the classic and the contemporary, complemented by a natural garden. There are several pretty villages locally with markets, and the town of Les Herbiers, with its shops, is 20 minutes.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC (accessed from garden). Twin bedroom with en-suite shower/WC. First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Separate WC

  • Garden with stream
  • Grounds
  • Oil central heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • TV (French channels only)
  • DVD
  • Video
  • Wi-fi (at cost)
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 6km NW of Pouzauges (all services and pretty château), 8km S of Le Puy du Fou (historical outdoor re-enactment park with a cast of hundreds), 13km SE of Les Herbiers (shopping malls and town centre), 90km (nearly all motorway or dual carriageway) from Les Sables d’Olonne and Vendée beaches.

WAS
NOW
£389-£1079
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