Holiday property for rental nr La Rochelle - LV002863

Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine (3km from Lucon), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV002863 Advertiser since: 21 March 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Brondelle Self Catering Flexible 4 11 3

About this property

Tastefully Renovated Farmhouse/B&B 2 Large Bedrooms . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Brondelle comprises of 2 houses attached : ideal for 2 families .The Farmhouse has its own private garden area with large private carpark . The property has character interiors and are comfortably furnished.
The facilities include a large fenced private pool (10mx5.5m, depth 1.2m ), badminton and volley ball net, table tennis.
There are 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a butcher and a baker in the village. The nearest supermarket is 5 mins drive away (Leclerc).

Brondelle is set in the village of Sainte Gemme La Plaine in the South Vendée : perfect for family holidays and get-away breaks.
The village of Ste Gemme la Plaine is situated within easy reach of long sandy beaches (La Faute sur Mer 30kms), La Rochelle, the "Green Venice" national park, Le Puy du Fou, Les Sables d'Olonne "the home of round the world yacht race" (Vendée Globe Challenge).
The pretty town of Lucon (5 kms) provides a good choice of shops, supermarkets, twice-weekly food market and further restaurants.



Kitchen and dining

2 Separate kitchens with a fridge, microwaves, 4 ring gas cookers, washing machine and crockery, etc ...

Living rooms

Two comfortable settees and armchairs , wi-fi and wood burning stove.


4 Bedrooms (2 en suite with large bedrooms).


Two shower rooms with wc.

One bathroom with wc.


Electric, central heating and wood burning stove.


A 10m pool, badminton net, tennis table.

Garden and outside

Two barbecue areas, large lawn.

Parking and garages

Large parking, very large barn by arrangement.

Visitor suitability

Ideal house for familles, couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Broadband and wi-fi.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carps, perche
Name of nearest fishing location: Luçon
Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Forest of Ste Gemme


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mareuil sur Lay
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Chris Newman

Lived in France for 30 years

Year property purchased 1991
Why this location? Between La Rochelle and Les Sables d'Olonne
Unique benefits of property The property is an old farmhouse with wooden beans and stone walls. Brondelle is located at 30 mins from the seaside

The Owner Recommends

Nearest Market

Luçon 5km.

Nearest Restaurant

2 restaurants in the village : Le Phare ouest et l'Auberge de la Plaine
Pizzeria at Luçon : Le Bordeaux

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 7.7
  • Value for Money: 8.7
10 / 10 JUSTINE 20 August, 2013

Good points
Stunning location, the accommodation exceeded our expectations.

Bad points

8.2 / 10 Sue and John 2 October, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed our overnight stay at La Brondelle. Chris made us very welcome and the the restoration of this historic building has been carried out with skill, great care and sympathy, and is a real credit to him. It is full of atmosphere and we really liked the subterranean bar and the innovative bar stools!

This was an ideal stopping point for our journey down from Brest to Duras in Aquitaine.

8.5 / 10 ArdaghMcGrath 23 August, 2012

Brondelle was a true find for our family. We enjoyed so many days by the pool , which Chris keeps in great order, and playing in the large manicured gardens. We also barbequed every evening and miss both the weather and the relaxed atmosphere. Travel is short to the local supermarket where everything can be found. The location of Brondelle is also ideal for touring west and south with the beach , local vinyards and harbour citys within easy reach. Lots to do in the area and plenty brochures and advice provided, our thanks to Chris. Wine is cheap and Chris a great help in selecting a good bottle at a good price. Food about the same price as in Ireland only there are so many Boulangerie's to be found, with their fresh baguettes and other tempations, delicious.!
We can only recommend Brondelle and I should think we will be back!