Five Bedroom Villa
Les Roches Sleeps 12
(plus 3 babies)
Ideal Accommodation for Large
Chardonnerets Huge, Twelve Bedroom Gite Sleeps 24 (plus 5 babies)
Since 2003, Vendée Vacances
has offered high quality holiday accommodation
in the Vendée region of France that is particularly suitable for
multigenerational groups including families holidaying with young
children. Located on the Atlantic coast of France, south
of Nantes and the Loire River, just to the North of the elegant & historic port city of La Rochelle,
the region boasts superb beaches, enjoys an exceptional climate and has attractions to suit all ages.
Our gites and holiday
cottages are situated on the edge of villages in the South Vendée, near the attractive
market towns of Fontenay-le-Comte
and Luçon. All
the gîtes are ideal for large family groups or for two or more families holidaying together.
The quality of the holiday accommodation and services offered by Vendée
Vacances is most clearly evidenced by the large number of our guests who
return for two or more visits not to mention the highly positive reviews
we have on sites such as Trip Advisor.
Vendée Vacances is a family business owned
by Jon and Julia Doust. All of the properties advertised here are owned by Vendée Vacances and we are
personally concerned with their day-to-day management. We live locally and
are available to answer questions or to provide any assistance you might
require during the course of your stay. We are also the chefs for
the evening meals and cakes provided on request.
Bed linen provided & beds
made up for your arrival
Towels (bath & beach)
Free Wifi internet access
No surcharges - the
advertised price is the price you pay
No damage deposit
required for family groups
Basic provisions provided
(washing up liquid, soap powder, loo roll, salt, pepper, etc)
First shop service
available - your groceries waiting for you on arrival
"Jon and Julia and their children are unfailingly helpful and perfectly
"Jon and Julia were helpful right from the point of booking, answering
incessant questions, providing extra bits and pieces to lighten our load
and and enormous thank you in particular for the two magnificent birthday
cakes for our lucky party! Beautiful and yummy "
"Jon and Julia have been very good hosts, friendly, helpful and
informative but never intrusive."
sleeps eight adults and children plus two babies in four bedrooms
The gite is immediately adjacent to our own home in the ancient
village of Le Langon. A carefully converted barn, the gite is
finished to a high standard of comfort, It is available for lets
from late April to early October.
The garden and the large heated
pool is shared with us. There is a play area, trampoline as
well as chickens, ducks and guinea pigs.
sleeps 12 in five bedrooms (plus 2 infants) with 4 bathrooms / shower
The property is
located on a quite lane in the village of Le Langon and backs onto farmland.
Les Roches enjoys an enviable
combination of an excellent location near to both open country and all the
Les Roches has
exclusive use of a heated 9 by 4.5m swimming pool (fenced), set in a
substantial, enclosed, south facing garden.
sleeps 24 in twelve bedrooms (plus 5 infants) with 7 bathrooms /
This extremely large holiday rental property is in the village of
Mouzeuil St Martin. Les
Chardonnerets has a huge kitchen diner and covered terrace
either of which is large enough to
allow parties of up to 24 to dine together.
including the heated swimming pool, play area and gardens are for
the exclusive use of guests at Les Chardonnerets.
Why a Gite?
A self catering holiday is an ideal choice for a family holiday in
France. Babies and toddlers are often creatures of habit, happiest when
able to eat and sleep to their own timetable and a gite offers that
flexibility. A gite offers more private space inside and out than
other holiday rentals might – more than a hotel, an apartment or
a mobile home – and
provides a more controlled environment than a camp site.
Why a Gite in the Vendée?
Simply, the Vendée is an ideal family holiday destination. Easily
reached from the UK by sea, air and rail, the region offers plenty to see
and do. The countryside is peaceful and uncrowded; there are adventure
parks, fun fairs and zoos for all ages, and the beaches of the Vendée
are amongst the best in Europe. The south of the Vendée enjoys the
second highest number of sunshine hours in France, after the Côte
d’Azur, yet rarely achieves the same searing temperatures.
Our holiday rentals are designed to be particularly suitable for families taking
holidays with children, toddlers and babies and are notable for their large living
spaces, a simple luxury much appreciated by our guests. All our properties are fully equipped with everything that
younger children and babies could need: cots, highchairs, bottle sterilisers
are provided, as are bed linen and towels, minimising your luggage
"Vendée Vacances" has been in business
for ten years now, having first opened in 2003. We are committed
to making sure that our guests have the best, most relaxing, holiday
that they possibly can. We are a family run company; all three of the
properties shown on this site are owned and personally managed by us.
We invest continually to improve our properties and services.
Even in the height of summer, the price
of our gîtes compares very favourably indeed with coastal campsite
mobile home alternatives such as Eurocamp or Keycamp** while providing
considerably more in the way of privacy and space.
Bordering the Atlantic Coast of France, the Vendée is easily and rapidly accessible from the
Western Channel ports (St Malo - 3 hours) and from the short sea
crossings to Calais (6 and a half hours). The services of budget carriers
Ryanair, Easyjet and
Flybe have transformed access by air via the nearby airports at Nantes
and La Rochelle. More information can be found under
Although our properties are fully equipped for self catering, we also
offer meals services that allow you to make the most of your
precious holiday time. Our pre-prepared meals that are delivered
to your kitchen ready for your return from a day out and require only
reheating. All our meals are made to order, using fresh, local produce.
Please visit our Food page for
A complete description of the accommodation,
facilities and services that we offer can be found under
Details of pricing and availability can be found under
Availability & Tariff. We accept
major credit and debit cards for payment purposes.
Splashing in the surf at La Tranche sur Mer
Information about the region, including places to go, the beaches, and food & drink can be found in
Things to Do and See.
Nearby outdoor activities include:
Adventure parks (Mervent)
Boating (many locations)
Tennis (Le Langon, indoor & outdoor
Karting (Fontenay le Comte)
Mountain biking (Mervent)
This website is regularly upgraded, but for the most up-to-date information, or for any questions you might have, including availability of the properties, please
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in the Vendee - equipped particularly for Families with Younger
Children and Babies
Vendée Vacances - Large,
luxury, child friendly gites & cottages providing self cetaring family
holiday accommodation with heated swimming pools in the south Vendee
region of France near to La Rochelle.
An enterprise registered in France in 2003.
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** Price comparsion made August 2012: For a party of four
adults, four children taking two mobile homes from Eurocamp (two
bedroom Comfort plus deck) or Key Camp (Villanova 29 two bedroom plus
deck) at Camping Bel, La Tranche sur Mer, cost per week of
August 11th £2100 Cost for "Les
Alouettes" for the same week £2000. Prices exclude travel costs.