Gite in peaceful area close to Vendee coast - LV005523

4km from Longeville, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005523 Advertiser since: 23 May 2017
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Gite des Oiseaux Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

A Peaceful Location Just 6kms From The Sea. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

This newly refurbished gite on one level is situated down a quiet country lane. It's a modern 2 bedroomed attached property which benefits from its own entrance, private south facing garden and terrace.

There is an open plan kitchen/diner and lounge with 2 bedrooms and a spacious shower room.

Plenty of parking available in the driveway.

You can expect a peaceful location with all the comforts of home. Close to the beautiful Vendee coastline, forest walks and cycle paths.

The popular seaside resorts of La Tranche-sur-Mer and Jard-sur-Mer are just 10 minutes away.

Please be aware that the owners live on-site but we have our own entrance and garden at the back of the house.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen includes a good sized fridge-freezer, a cooker and hob, a microwave oven and dishwasher. It's well equipped with everything that you will need for your stay.

The round dining table seats 4 and looks out onto the terrace and garden.

Living rooms

The living room has two extremely comfortable sofas (one 3 seater and one 2 seater). There are two coffee-tables, a large flat screen TV (English or French), a DVD player and plenty of storage space in the TV cabinet.

A cosy space to relax with the family after a tough day at the beach!!


The main bedroom is a good size with double frenchdoors looking out onto the garden. There is a king size bed with a table either side and bedside reading lamps. Under bed storage with easy access.

The smaller bedroom has bunk beds which are big enough for adults if necessary. There is a wardrobe with a shelf and drawer, so plenty of space for clothes.


A large shower room, a mirror above the sink and a toilet. Towel Rail

Just outside the bathroom, there's another wardrobe with further storage space for clothes etc.


Woodburner in the lounge.


English or French TV, DVD's books & games. A small selection of children's toys can be made available on request.

Garden and outside

Garden table and chairs on the terrace with a large shaded area. Gas and charcoal BBQ's are available.

A good sized, south facing garden which benefits from the sun all day and late into the evening.

A large trampoline is available for the children to enjoy and a full size table tennis table under the car port.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking available (car port in the shade if you prefer it) and a shed where you can safely keep your bicycles locked away.

Visitor suitability

The property is on one level so would be suitable for wheelchairs. Please let us know beforehand so that we can organise a ramp for the main door.

Information about any additional facilities

Babysitting/Taxi services available on request.

I am a qualified reflexologist so can offer treatments at reasonable rates if you're interested.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool


Beauty treatments


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various coastal sea fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishing and boat trips available in Port Bourgenay (about 20 minutes away)
Distance: 14 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay leisure complex
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various well sign posted coastal, forest and countryside walks (further information in the gite)


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Joanne Aylott

My name is Jo and I moved from Bristol to the Vendee in 2012. I live with my husband Dave and our son, Jenson who is 11 years old. Dave renovated the house as it had been empty for 12 years before our arrival and needed a lot of work! I teach English in a language centre and University in La Roche sur Yon, which I love. It has been a great adventure!

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Our house is tucked away down a quiet country lane between Angles and Longeville sur Mer. The location of the house appealed to us immediately as it's so quiet, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and the only noises you hear are the birds and the odd tractor! Children can ride their bikes safely up and down the lane and just around the corner there are waterways (Marais) where you can spend an afternoon on a canoe or rowing boat picking sloe berries from the hedgerows! The coast is just over a 5 minute drive away but there are also plenty of local amenities nearby. The nearest supermarket, bakery, chemist, Post Office, bank and newsagents are just minutes away in Longeville sur Mer and there is a bustling market twice weekly in July and August which offers an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, meat and other goodies!
Unique benefits of property A newly refurbished property in a peaceful location, we have a large vegetable garden and chickens so fresh veg and eggs on request are available (providing the chickens are behaving!)

The Owner Recommends

Jard sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer

Just ten minutes away there is the beautiful coastal town and port of Jard sur Mer with lots of character, great restaurants and gorgeous beaches. La Tranche sur Mer is extremely popular with tourists and offers an array of shops, cafes and restaurants. Its seafront is superb. There is a market in the town square every Saturday morning and a free bus that the children will love to hop on and see the sites! There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a slide.

O'Gliss Waterpark

Fantastic fun for both adults and children alike. O'Gliss water park opened last Summer and proved to be extremely popular! Just ten minutes away.

Port Bourgenay

A beautiful place with a small selection of restaurants overlooking the boats. Just moments away on the road to yet another fantastic beach there is a great 'old fashioned' childrens park and mini golf course (La Beliere Loisirs) which although you have to pay a few euros to get in is well worth it! Great for a very sunny day as it's beautifully shaded by the trees. Super place to take a picnic!

Maison du Marais

Just two minutes drive from our house. Take a boat or canoe around the waterways of Longeville sur Mer (between 1-2 hours depending on how fit your feeling!) Amazing birds and wildlife to be seen. You'll need to duck down as you pass under some of the bridges which is fun but honestly this is such a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. Don't forget to take a hat and sunscreen though! Refreshments are available.

Le Grand Defi, St Julian des Landes

About 40 minutes away. Similar to 'Go Ape' in the UK. Here it's called "accrobranche" and Le Grand Defi is great for all ages. Not too expensive, the staff can speak English and are very professional. Indian Forest offers similar activities and is only 15 minutes away but we prefer Le Grand Defi!

La Rochelle and the Ile de Re

Around 50 minutes away.... La Rochelle is a beautiful city and is connected by a bridge to the Ile de Re. A wonderful day out!

Chateau at Talmont St Hilaire

A medieval castle, a great place for children, lots to do and extremely interesting from a historical point of view.

Puy du Fou Theme Park

Located between La Roche sur Yon and Cholet, about an hour away is this spectacular theme park which has won numerous awards. Based on historical events, there are shows throughout the day and a special evening show with fireworks. A fantastic day out that you won't regret!

Playbox 85, La Roche sur Yon (35 minutes away)

Playbox 85 is an indoor play centre which is just great if you fancy a day out of the sun or if there's bad weather! There is a climbing centre, soft play, badminton, squash, indoor beach volleyball and lots more. It's just minutes from The Flaneries shopping centre in La Roche sur Yon, so if some members of your family prefer to shop, everyone can have the perfect day out!

9 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.9
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.9
10 / 10 Pletschen 8 September, 2019

We can highly recommend the Gite des Oiseaux. We had a wonderful time. Our Hosts were just perfect. we would like to come back any time. They were so helpful and Joanne makes everything for our youngest children Liv. Its a great and very quiet place near the sea. Children could play tabletennis, jumpung etc. Just perfect!!!!
Solveig, Lars, Henryk, Yann and Liv

10 / 10 Anne-Marie A 20 August, 2019

Our perfect holiday! We have holidayed in France every year since 2002 and this was our best yet.
A lovely cosy gite with lots of outside space and off road parking. It is very clean and well equipped. Everything you could want is available including wifi and English TV!
Jo and Dave were perfect hosts. It was nice to have them close by for help and advice. We went to the places that they recommended for us to visit and we were not disappointed. Local knowledge was also useful when knowing when market days were or working out which beach would be best to go to avoid the crowds.
Our children (age 14 and 11) loved the holiday too. There was more than enough to keep them occupied at the gite and having Jenson around helped too. The location of the gite, on quiet roads, just out of town, meant that they could have much more freedom to go for bike rides together etc. By the end of the holiday they were confident enough to be cycling to buy the bread in a morning.
It was a very relaxing holiday and we will definitely be returning for a longer holiday next Summer.

Owner response

Thanks Anne-Marie for your fab review. We loved having you and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Very best wishes, Jo

10 / 10 Alex and Ruth Smith 17 June, 2019

The Gite was very clean, homely and well laid out. Everything you needed was on hand and although the owners lived on site this did not detract from the privacy of the Gite. In fact having Jo and Dave and their son Jensen nearby was actually a bonus and the interactions we had with them were excellent and they were attentive and helpful when we needed any information. The welcome pack was excellent and with the owners having a small hen coop we were never short of fresh eggs!

Although the weather this year was not as good as on previous occasions the accommodation, facilities and warm welcome more than compensated.

Thank you Jo, Dave and Jensen and not forgetting Mercury the cat

We will be back and would highly recommend the Gite to friends and family.

Owner response

Wow! What a fab review!! Thank you so much Alex and Ruth, it was a pleasure having you stay and you are, of course welcome back at any time.
Very best wishes
Jo, Dave and Jens

9 / 10 VCook 28 August, 2018

Le Gite Des Oiseaux is a charming modern cottage, attached to the owners' house and on the outskirts of a very nice town with many amenities. The property has 2 bedrooms and is single storey, with 2 sets of patio doors leading on to the garden. The owners have recently refurbished it and everything is modern and nicely finished, with pretty much everything you need for your holiday.
We were only there a week and so didn't get too much of a chance to go further afield but our teenage boys were happy body boarding at the nearby long sandy beaches, biking to various locations including the canals (marais) and countryside around us, as well as a daily visit to a nearby forest with running routes and parcours. We all enjoyed the "plunge" pool (a large inflatable pool the owners kindly organised for us) after a hot day at the beach and before lighting the BBQ. Sky TV made sure we didn't miss any news or films on terrestrial UK TV.

The drive is shared, but whilst not wholly private the owners are very discreet and do their utmost to be welcoming and helpful in all respects. There are lots of restaurants and bars in the nearby villages and the hamlet in which the Gite is located is quiet and peaceful, with surrounding farms supplying lots of cows, sheep, and chickens!

A lovely holiday. Thank you.

Owner response

Thanks Ginny! We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you.