|Les Pins du Phare||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||4|
Les Pins du Phare Holiday Villa sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms and is a great place for family holidays or two families holidaying together - with the beach only 400 metres away and the bustling seaside town of La Tranche only a 10 minute walk away.
It has a sunny garden and patio, with a private heated pool (open May until end of September) and al fresco dining area under a covered veranda - perfect for relaxing and sampling a glass or two of the local wine.
In the basement there is a table tennis table and a bike.
In a quiet residential street and with off street parking for 2 cars, this Villa really has everything you will need for a great holiday. All mod-cons are included - with wi-fi Internet access, UK satellite tv, French channels, dvd player, PS2 and lots of other games.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob and electric oven and the washing machine is located in the basement garage.
There is a table and chairs inside, plus a long table and set of chairs for al fresco dining outside under the shady veranda.
On the ground floor there is a modern living room, with a wood burner for the cooler winter months and patio doors out to the veranda and pool area.
There is a large leather sofa, plus other chairs.
A tv lounge is also on the ground floor – with UK and French free-to-air tv channels and a PS2 with lots of games.
Wi-fi is available at the villa.
One of the double bedrooms is located on the ground floor – with an en suite shower room (shower cubicle, sink, wc) and there is a separate wc in the hallway.
Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms – one double, one twin and one with bunk beds. All have en suite shower rooms with shower cubicle, sink and wc.
All bed linens are provided, but please bring your own cot bedding when required.
Each bedroom has its own en suite shower room, and there is a separate wc in the hallway on the ground floor.
There is a wood burner for the cooler winter months, plus electric radiators in all rooms.
In the basement there is a table tennis table and a bike for cycling to the bakery in the mornings.
There is also a PS2 console and games in the tv lounge.
The flat screen tv has access to French and UK tv channels.
The house is set on a quiet residential street with little passing traffic. There are flower borders to the front of the house and to the rear of the property there are mature bushes and trees.
A covered veranda is accessed from the living room and has a long dining table and chairs and an area in which to relax with a wicker sofa and chairs. There is a security fence around this area to prevent younger children entering the pool area unsupervised.
The 9m x 5m heated pool is open from May until the end of September each year.
To the side of the veranda is a decked area with sun loungers.
There is private off-road parking to the side of the house, plus extra spaces in front of the house for 3 cars.
This house is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs as there is a set of steps up to the house. It may be suitable for guests with limited mobility as there is a bedroom with en suite shower on the ground floor.
There is an English-speaking representative living only 20 minutes away from the house.
This is a no smoking house.
Some pets may be accepted, please ask for more details.
Hello, we are Ian & Dorothy and we live in the UK and have had our holiday home in the Vendée since 2006. The holiday rentals are managed by Annette, who lives nearby.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Le Phare is a suburb of La Tranche sur Mer, and Les Pins du Phare is only a short walk from the long sandy beach which stretches for miles. It is also only 10 minutes to the centre of the bustling seaside town - with its many restaurants, weekly markets, souvenir shops, ice cream parlours and lots of entertainment. There is always something to do at La Tranche - plus a great range of water sports - you can learn to wind surf, sail, kayak or just go sea fishing in one of the many little boats to hire. You can even take a ferry to the Ile de Re for the day - a lovely day out!|
|Unique benefits of property||Les Pins du Phare Holiday Home is set in an ideal location for family holidays! It is set in a quiet suburb of a bustling seaside town and is close to all amenities and especially the beach, which is only 400 metres away. The house is well equipped with everything that you would need to have an enjoyable holiday - private pool, patio dining, all mod-cons in the house, table tennis table, all bed linens and towels included, and wi-fi internet access. The area is quite flat, and is great for cycling and walking - with many guided paths laid out through the pine forests that line the coastline nearby.|
There is so much going on, you'll need at least 2 weeks holiday! The main centre of La Tranche has lots of cafes, restaurants and creperies, along with several ice cream parlours and Chichi stands. If you like seafood - L'Equinoxe restaurant overlooks the main beach and has an outside terrace where you can sit and eat locally produced oysters, mussels and crab. There are lots of pizzeria, a sushi bar, lots of grills and several places to buy the famous Moules Frites.
In the centre of town there is a Square, where you will usually find a weekly market, craft fair, street entertainers and exhibitions.
The beaches are on either side of the town and there is even a free bus that take you to some of the further beaches!
In 2016 the new O'Gliss Water Park opened in Moutiers les Maufaits. This is only a 10 minute drive from La Tranche sur Mer. Here you will find lots of water slides of varying heights, rivers for floating along, a beach with a wave machine and a shallow pool area especially for the younger children - with pirate climbing frames and slides. Great fun and well worth a day out! Book early before you start you holiday!
The main attraction of the La Tranche area is the natural beauty of the coastline - with miles of sandy beaches, pine forests for picnics and lots of rock pools and sand dunes to explore.
Some of the beaches are great for surfing and body boarding - Les Conches and La Terrière must be visited; La Veillon Plage is great for lagoon fishing and sand castles and Jard and St Vincent have limestone pavements stretching out into the sea - so are great for rock pooling at low tide.
The main stretches of beach at La Tranche sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer are just fantastic for relaxing, sunbathing or watching the sun go down.
This is an excellent holiday home, well equipped and seems to be especially geared up for families, there are 5 showers and 5 toilets so good for 2 families sharing.
Communication with the manager Annette was excellent throughout and very efficient. The pool was warm even in cloudy weather and well used.
La tranche even out of season in June was busy and lots of places to eat or chill. The beaches were superb and seemed endless, only busy at weekends but plenty of space out of town. Only a short walk to the local beach but longer into town 15/20 mins but there is a free bus july/Aug.
All in all the house was as described and very comfortable I can highly recommend.