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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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.

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 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
£480-£1470
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Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
La Grange 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 property also features an open fire in the dining room to ensure year round warmth against a backdrop of spectacular scenery in the open Marais Breton. 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 open fire, 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 (at cost)
  • Open fire
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • F/freezer
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • CD/stereo
  • Wi-fi
  • H/chair
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen included
  • 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).

WAS
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£43-£1520
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Chapelle Hermier Ref: W14119

Peaceful setting

Vendée

This renovated detached farmhouse stands in the grounds of an unoccupied manoir dating back to the 16th century and benefits from full use of the entire gardens and lake. Inside there is a fitted kitchen and separate utility, and a vast lounge with original beams and wooden floor. In addition to the two bedrooms upstairs, there is a separate area off the staircase where a fifth person can sleep. The charming French owners live just up the road, and in the village there are all the essential services. The sandy beach at La Normandelière is 18km, whilst the famous resort of Les Sables d’Olonne is 28km.

Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km, beach 30km.

Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, separate toilet and basin, 1 single bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric heating, open fire in lounge, all fuel and power included in rent May to Aug, €30 supplement Apr and Sep, bed linen and towels included in rent, colour TV, DVD player, radio, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, private lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: 2 steps to the entrance. Lake 250m from the property.

WAS
NOW
£250-£710
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

St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie is a bustling little seaside town on the sun-drenched Atlantic coast. The town itself, an old fishing port, is home to some attractive buildings and excellent beaches including the Grande plage with 3.6km of fine white sand. There is also plenty to explore in the region, with miles of walking and cycling tracks to follow, local salt marshes to discover and some excellent theme parks to keep the children happy in the event of a rainy day. Tennis and golf are available locally and boat trips and fishing can be enjoyed either on the sea or on La Vie river. The Domaine des Fontenelles enjoys a superb countryside location, nestled in the heart of the Vendée countryside, on the edge of an 18 hole golf course just 8km away from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie. On site you will find a reception, an outdoor swimming pool (depending on season and weather), children’s pools, outdoor play area, television and parking. Payable locally are laundry, tennis and golf. Accommodation is allocated on arrival.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace/kitchen. Three double or twin bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Shower room. Separate WC

  • Private lawned garden
  • Private outdoor swimming pool
  • Electric heating (at cost).

Location: 8km from St. Gilles Croix-de-Vie (all facilities), 80km from Nantes (all facilities, airport).

All properties: Enclosed terrace

  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • TV
  • Cot (at cost)
  • H/chair (at cost)
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • All linen for hire.

WAS
NOW
£490-£22999
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
La Reine Ref: F85279

This three bedroom semi-detached holiday home lies a mile outside the pretty village of St Mathurin, a ten minute drive from Les Sables d’Olonne. The house is simply furnished but with all modern facilities, and, beyond your own driveway and garden you have vast mature gardens to explore and the large covered swimming pool which is shared by 4 gites. The village has most services and there is a host of facilities within a few minutes’ drive; a selection of quiet or busier beaches, châteaux, museums, markets, shopping centres and promenades lined with cafés and restaurants.

Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin, one bunk. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.1m to 1.8m) with shower/WC
  • Electric heating (at cost)
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • M/wave
  • Satellite TV (French)
  • Wi-fi
  • Cot
  • Parking
  • Garden furniture
  • Sun loungers
  • Barbecue
  • All linen for hire.

Location: 1.8km from St Mathurin (small supermarket, baker, doctor, tennis), 6km from golf, 9km from large supermarkets, 10km from Olonne-sur-Mer (supermarket), 12km from Les Sables d’Olonne (beach).

WAS
NOW
£44-£899
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Huge private grounds in village centre

Vendée

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, all fuel and power included in rent Jul-Aug, €25 supplement Sep-Jun, bed linen and towels included in rent, cot, washing machine, dishwasher, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets.

WAS
NOW
£270-£789
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Trimoulère 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 under-floor heating and log 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)
  • Shared Jacuzzi
  • Underfloor central heating (at cost)
  • 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
  • All linen included.

WAS
NOW
£449-£1229
Shortlist
Grade Grading pending
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Saint Gervais Ref: FVE146

An ideal touring base

Vendée

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.

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, all fuel at cost, 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, 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.

WAS
NOW
£279-£789
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. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower (no WC). Separate WC. First floor: Twin 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 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
£579-£1839
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
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.

WAS
NOW
£199-£720
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