Planning a Summer in France? Stay with Vendée Holiday Cottages

Planning a Summer in France? Stay with Vendée Holiday Cottages

Imagine miles of clean sandy beaches, long hot sunny days & fun for all the family. This is what the Vendée department of Western France has to offer. With over 140km of beaches and over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, this makes the Vendée an ideal destination for summer holidays and off-season breaks. Transport links from the UK & Ireland are good, and the roads are never jammed – even in the height of summer! Perfect spot for beaches, wine tours, the Puy du Fou and nature lovers.

Choose your self-catering, family friendly holiday home from our wide range of properties throughout the Vendée – including two-bedroom bolt-holes in the countryside, 4 bedroom villas near the beach or 5 bedroom family homes in the country – we cater for a wide variety of group sizes and all properties are known personally to us, many having the owners on-site and all having Wi-Fi internet access.

A Selection of Our Properties:

Le Vieux Café & L’Ecurie

Maison Lairoux

Maison Lairoux by Vendée Holiday Cottages

These two well-equipped holiday cottages are set in the pretty village of Lairoux, only a 20km drive to the beach at La Tranche sur Mer. Le Vieux Café has three bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 guests and L’Ecurie has 2 bedrooms for 4/5 guests. An ideal spot for families – with a large heated pool, huge games room and a large enclosed garden. Open all year, well equipped and dogs are welcome.

Résidence des Papillons

Résidence des Papillons

Résidence des Papillons is a 5-bedroom, 4 bathroom newly renovated holiday home for up to 11 guests – originally an old stone farmhouse, now with a modern décor and set in a large garden with heated pool. Ideal for family groups or friends wanting to holiday together. Village location and less than an hour to the beach or the Puy du Fou. Open from May until October each year.

Orchard View Gîte

Orchard View

Orchard View by Vendée Holiday Cottages

Orchard View Gîte near Champ St Père: The perfect holiday cottage for familys – with a private heated pool, large garden and only a 20 minute drive to the O’Gliss Water park and O’Fun Adventure park – plus the long beaches at La Faute and La Tranche sur Mer are less than 30 minutes away. Sleeps up to 6 guests and dogs are welcome. Open May until end of September each year.

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier

Gite de la Fleur de Pommier

Gite de la Fleur de Pommier by Vendée Holiday Cottages

Gîte de la Fleur de Pommier, near Saint-Paul-en-Gatine: Set in a quiet country location and surrounded by rolling hills – perfect for cycling or exploring on foot. This two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to 4 guests, has a heated pool and large garden is a great place to relax and unwind with a glass of local wine. Only 40 minutes from the Puy du Fou Theme Park. Open all year.

Maison Meli

Maison Meli

Maison Meli is a 5-bedroom stone cottage, sleeping up to 10 guests, with lots of old-world charm. There is a private pool and garden, and it is set in a pretty hamlet only 15 minutes from Fontenay le Comte. Just over an hour to the beach, but there is a leisure lake nearby with water activities during the summer. Perfect for a large family get-together.

Learn More:

If you are visiting the Vendée for a holiday in summer or winter, or are planning a house-hunting trip, we can be of service to you. We have a vast local knowledge, contacts with tourist attractions, estate agents and local trade people.

Visit our website for more information about your next holiday in the Vendée or telephone Annette on: 00 33 251 28 43 98 or WhatsApp: 00 33 643 37 87 74

 Vendée Holiday Cottages Marketing Services

We have been successfully running our own two holiday homes – Maison Lairoux ( – since the 2007 season, and the following year, we then started to manage the marketing and reservations of other holiday homes in the area. We now have a portfolio of around 20 properties that we know well and have a good relationship with the property owners.

The Vendée Holiday Cottages website showcases those properties, and we are open to accepting more properties into our group.

If you would like your holiday home to become part of the Vendée Holiday Cottages group of properties, we can manage the communication and marketing for your holiday home, giving you peace of mind and a professional service.

Here’s what Vendée Holiday Cottages can do for you:

  • Personally visit your property to assess suitability and make recommendations to increase bookings.
  • Professional write-up and photographs taken of your property, gardens, surrounding attractions.
  • Creation of advert on Vendée Holiday Cottages website.
  • Creation of adverts with other paid holiday websites – such as Trip Advisor, Airbnb, and other European sites.
  • Give your Holiday Home a Social Media presence – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google etc…
  • Professionally deal with all correspondence with potential and actual guests.
  • Initial contact after potential guest enquiry.
  • Follow up emails with full booking and payment details.
  • Final payment requests to guests.
  • Point of contact during holiday (if owners are not on site).
  • Follow-up emails for reviews after holiday.
  • Regular reports to owners showing enquiries and bookings.
  • Marketing emails to potential guests and re-marketing to previous guests for the following year.

The benefits of using Vendée Holiday Cottages to market your holiday home:

  • A one-stop shop for marketing your holiday home – we deal with all marketing and communication.
  • If an enquiry arrives for one property and the weeks are not available, we have a selection of others to show viewers, so you have an improved chance of reservations.
  • As a property owner, you may not have the time or knowledge to market your holiday home successfully, so we can do that for you.
  • We can act as a local representative in the Vendée if you do not live nearby.
  • Guests have come to trust Vendée Holiday Cottages and contact us for recommendations – they also send their friends to us!

Contact Information

If you would like to discuss your holiday home with us, please contact us

Telephone Annette on 00 33 251 28 43 98 or 00 33 643 37 87 74


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