Self catering holiday let 2km beach Vendee

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (18km from Les Sables-d'Olonne), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV003582 Advertiser since: 17 March 2014
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La Malvoie Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2 Baby travel cot

About this property

Spacious, Rural 18th Century House near Beach. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

La Malvoie is an 18th Century farmhouse situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Les Eaux midway between the town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, (2 km) and Veillon beach (2 km) with its coveted EU classification of 'Pavillon Bleu D'Europe' for quality and cleanliness.
The property also has the advantage of being within a 15 minute drive of the stylish seaside resort town of Les Sables d’Olonne, with its chic shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and night life.
This house is detached with its own secluded quarter acre walled garden with superb views of the surrounding fields and protected 'marais'. Constructed in 1728, the house was renovated by a local interior designer and provides all the comforts of modern living in a period property. It is the perfect destination at any time of the year, having a brand new wood burning stove installed this year which makes for cosy nights by the fire during the cooler months. It is close to a number of excellent golf courses, riding, sailing and surfing facilities. There are tennis courts within a mile of the house and a network of excellent cycling and walking trails.



Kitchen and dining

Light and spacious farmhouse kitchen with large table to seat 6. The kitchen has an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee-maker, fridge-freezer and the orginal stone fireplace. It is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glassware and plenty of pots and pans.

Living rooms

Large farmhouse living room with original beams and stone fireplace with seating for 6. Recently updated with new wood burning stove, sofa and soft furnishings, the room comes equiped with tv (with international satellite tv), Bose iPod dock and free wi-fi.


Two bedrooms each with access to its own bathroom/shower room. The master bedroom has a large double bed with en suite bathroom with twin sinks, bath and shower. The second bedroom is a very large room set up with three single beds. It has its own en suite shower room.

Duvets, all fibre filled, with 2 pillows per person (English style) are provided. You will need to bring pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers, towels and tea towels but these can be provided for a small charge (prices on request). The double bed measures 200cm x 160cm and its duvet 240cm x 220cm.


Two bathrooms: one with bath and shower, the other shower room only.


Electric heating.


The local beach of Le Veillon is over one and a half kilometres long and boasts excellent surfing opportunities as well as a sheltered 'back' beach ideal for families with young children. There is also a beach-side restaurant and other cafes. The leisure port of Bourgenay is close by with its cafes, bars, pools, playgrounds, children's farm, golf course and other amenities and the much larger resort town of Les Sables d'Olonne offers a wide range of entertainment options including cinemas, casinos and a multitude of restaurants.

Garden and outside

The property has its own secluded and private quarter-acre walled garden for its sole use with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. It has its own terrace and table and chairs are supplied as is a bbq.

Parking and garages

The property has off-street parking adjacent to the house.

Visitor suitability

The property is suitable for couples and families. Due to the stairs, it is probably not suitable for the elderly and infirm or those with restricted mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Other Activities: Bird watching. The property sits adjacent to "the marais" a network of inland salt water rivers and oyster beds which attract a great variety of birds.
Golf: There is an 18 hole par 72 (6392 yd) and a 18 hole pitch and putt par 54 golf course nearby in the Port Bourgenay leisure complex. There are also another four 18 hole golf courses within easy reach. These are at: L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (near Coex/Challans), Nesmy (near La Roche-sur-Yon), Olonne-sur-Mer (near Les Sables-d'Olonne) and St Jean de Monts. For further information see


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Child facilities




Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay
Distance: 2 km


The Owner Recommends

Chateau de Talmont-St.Hilaire

Walk the ramparts of the castle of Richard the Lionheart and wander through the streets of this quiet coastal town with a charming lake at its centre.

Enjoy the local Veillon Beach

The local beach of Le Veillon, with its coveted EU classification of 'Pavillon Bleu D'Europe' 2008 for quality and cleanliness, is over one and a half kilometres long and boasts excellent surfing opportunities as well as a sheltered 'back' beach ideal for families with young children. There is also a beach side restaurant and other cafes.

Explore Les Sables d'Olonnes

The property has the advantage of being within a 15 minute drive of the stylish seaside resort town of Les Sables d’Olonne, with its chic shops, Michelin-starred restaurants, casinos and night life.

Jet ski trip from Sables d'Olonne

Jet ski outings with qualified instructors by Scoot-Wave.

Visit Port Bourgenay

The leisure port of Bourgenay has cafes, bars, pools, playgrounds, children's farm, golf course and other amenities.

Visit the Aquarium of the Seventh Continent

Recently constructed between Talmont-St.Hilaire and Les Sables d'Olonnes, this aquarium features over 400 different species of fish and features tours, animations and fish feedings. A great day out for the whole family.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Linda now relaxed 1 August, 2016

This holiday was excellent. No problems at all. The property was wonderful, much larger than I thought and everything you would need was provided. It was slightly difficult to find even with a map and sat nav but got there in the end! Lovely and quiet, just what we needed. Local beaches were great for my granddaughter and lots of things to visit and explore. We loved our day at Ile de Re and our visit to the tropical gardens. I would definitely recommend this holiday.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!

10 / 10 Jo-anne 5 July, 2016

Enjoyed this stay very much. Location was amazing the house has so much to offer, You will not be disappointed it is fully equiped with everything. The hosts give full information from the time you book and help with directions, the information book tells you where to eat, shop etc and we followed the suggestions and we're thrilled by them all.
This was a true French country side experience one I will truly remember.

Owner response

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Many thanks for your lovely review.

8.7 / 10 LMH 17 August, 2015

We had a fantastic week at La Malvoie. The house and garden are lovely, well maintained, clean, spacious and had everything we needed for our stay. The owners' family were staying in their neighbouring property over the summer and were available if we needed anything, welcoming but unintrusive. The house is peaceful, near a cycle path to the forest and beach so more bikes than cars passed by. Taking bikes with you or hiring them would be recommended.
There is a large supermarket in Talmont, just 5 minutes drive away, along with bakeries etc in the town itself, again within short driving distance.
Veillon beach nearby was nice, very busy in high season so parking could be an issue by the afternoon and we learnt to go earlier. Shallow shelving water, good rockpooling at low tide, and long expanses of sandy beach. There are some large French holiday parks nearby so the port area was also very busy but a nice place to eat.
We enjoyed great weather so the beach was the main option for us with younger children and the area seems very much geared up to its beach resorts. Castle in Talmont was good but much cheaper to visit on the weekend than during the week (half the price). Aquarium in La Rochelle also good if up for a drive down the coast but recommend printing tickets if possible in advance as there are very long queues to buy tickets on rainy days, as learned from other holidays in the area.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

9.8 / 10 MAJM 12 August, 2015

La Malvoie - An oasis of calm. A beautiful cottage with wonderful views across a well tended walled garden. Literally minutes away from local shops and services in Querry Pigeon yet it's location was tranquil and in an excellent setting. On arrival we received a very warm welcome, as though we were about to share a home rather than a holiday cottage. There were 2no large bedrooms which could have accommodated the crew of HMS Ark Royal with ease if required, fly screens which allowed cool air to circulate and kept away the wee beasties. A well provisioned kitchen with every utensil you could think of, a lovely well proportioned living room with doors that opened out into the garden. In terms of literature the briefing pack was comprehensive and provided some great information to help fill the days. We really loved the local harbour at Port Bourgnon the beach at Vellon Plage and the enormous Le Clerc supermarket near Les Sables which made our well know supermarket chains look like corner shops. Would I recommend this cottage to a friend or relative - a resounding yes!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you at La Malvoie again soon.