Spacious Farmhouse near the beach, Vendee - LV005786

Angles (11km from La Tranche-sur-Mer), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005786 Advertiser since: 5 September 2012
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Palmier Self Catering Sunday 4 9 3

About this property

Barn Conversion to let in the Vendee. This villa is in a coastal setting.

Fabulous locations, minutes from sandy beaches and lots of great family attractions and just a minutes walk to our village center :)

Le Palmier is a hugely popular holiday home as it's perfect for families sharing. It has 4 bedrooms and is just a minute stroll to the village offering cafes/bars & restaurants and best of all, it's only a 10 minute drive to wonderful 'Blue Flag' sandy beaches and has a huge amount of family attractions close-by.

Hot tub, sauna and heated & fenced shared swimming pool with our other two homes so a great chance for the kids to meet new friends. The pool has been specifically designed and built with children's enjoyment in mind with lockable entrance gate.

Only 3½ hours from St Malo and 1 hour from the airports of Nantes and La Rochelle. Our holiday homes make a perfect getaway for those wanting a quick, easy trip to excellent beaches and sunshine.

Specifically catering for families - HUGE chalk board in the garden and GIANT Connect 4 in the pool area plus we have an extensive library of story books, children's boardgames and toys, dressing-up clothes, train sets, building blocks, a dolls house, huge chalk board in the garden, baking and colouring equipment and a huge library of children's/family films.

For families travelling with young babies - we supply: a steriliser, bottle warmer, food blender, bed guard, black-out blinds, travelcot, changing mat, babybath, highchair, pushchair, crockery and cutlery and themed place mats.

And for the grown-ups - Peace of mind that the kids are entertained in a safe, fun environment, babysitting and maid service available to really help you have the holiday you deserve, 42 inch tv with UK channels for you to enjoy when they are tucked up in bed, Jacuzzi baths for you to relax in (we also supply the bubbles!), iPod docking station, internet access for planning tomorrows family fun adventure, black out blinds in the kids rooms to encourage your little angels to sleep just that little bit longer in the mornings, a Wii console for a friendly game of tennis with your family and friends and of course..... plenty of wine glasses in the cupboard!

Ideal for families sharing and benefiting from the Vendée's wonderful micro-climate, Le Palmier is the perfect getaway for those in search of 'blue flag' beaches and sunshine.

Using a unique identity verification process, (URU), we have undergone official identity checks. This is done by having our details cross referenced against national and international databases, so you can be assured that our identity is verified and you can rent our holiday home with confidence. Prices are based on up to a maximum of 4 adults and 5 children sharing the property.

Please see our ‘Excellent’ reviews of Le Palmier posted on Trip Advisor.



Kitchen and dining

The well-equipped kitchen (16.4ft x 19ft)

The kitchen is very well-equipped including a 5 burner range cooker (ideal when cooking for large numbers), a farmhouse table with 8 chairs, cafeteria, also for coffee lovers a Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer and ironing facilities.

It's the little things that will make this a holiday to remember......

Baking fun - In your holiday home you will also find child friendly, colourful and fun baking equipment so the kids can really have some fun on holiday making a mess! Mixing bowl, spatula, wooden spoons, teddy silicone mould, whisk, cookie cutters, chocolate moulds plus rolling pin all ready and waiting for the whole family to enjoy. Choose your favourite cupcake from one of the many wonderful recipes supplied (including cappuccino, crème brulee and lemon chiffon) in an easy to follow recipe binder which we are sure the kids, and of course the parents, will love! We also supply fun,

Living rooms

Let the kids snuggle up on the sofa in one of the soft throws in the evening whilst tea is being prepared. They can then relax, keep warm and watch their favourite UK show after an exciting day out :)

Once the kids are in bed, you can relax and enjoy the 42inc Plasma tv with UK channels, excellent for watching either sports, a good old fashion film, the X-Factor or Strictly Come Dancing....! Or simply relax with a glass of wine and a good book (a huge library of excellent English books including fiction, romance novels, biography & thrillers all supplied!). If you prefer, plug in your iPod and listen to your favourite artist whilst enjoying some easy reading lying in the sun. Also supplied is Wi-Fi access and a 'Bose' iPod docking station.

Not to be missed by the whole family is the selection of family/children's classic films. Over 50 classics by Disney, Warner bros, Fox and Universal plus many, many more.


Le Palmier has 4 bedrooms:

Master bedroom (18ft x 19.6ft)
Master bedroom (14.7ft x 9.8ft)
Twin/triple bedroom (15.4ft x 16ft)
1 bunk bedroom (11.4ft x 9.8ft)

Size of beds: 2 x king size 160cm - all single beds 90cm

One of the double bedrooms has a 4 poster wrought-iron king size bed with an en suite Jacuzzi bathroom. The second master also has a 4 poster king size white wooden framed bed and a door leading out to the gardens and pool area. Each double bed has a mattress topper for maximum comfort.

100% cotton bed linen as well as bath and hand towels are supplied and beds are made up ready for your arrival for each guest named on the booking form. In addition, you can hire large 100% cotton towels for the beach/pool (saves that bit of extra room in the case!). We also offer daily maid service (at a supplement) so your beds can be ready for you to slip into after a hard day at the beach or round the pool!


Bathroom arrangement with complimentary arrival toiletries

Family bathroom - Bath with over shower, separate shower cubicle, wc, hand basin
En suite shower room to bunk room - Shower cubicle and hand basin
En suite bathroom to master bedroom - Jacuzzi bath, hand basin
Separate wc


Central heating with rads
Duel heat/cool air conditioning units in two bedrooms
Electric heaters
Open fire (with fire guard)


For toddlers up to 8 year olds:
Children's outdoor furniture
Themed children's place mats, crockery & cutlery
Huge chalk board and giant Connect 4 game in the garden
UK tv with a large collection of top-title family films
Books for all ages, including plenty of bedtime stories
Musical mobiles for peaceful bedtimes for the little ones
Train sets, building blocks and baby toys
Monster trucks, dolls house plus lots of great toys, puzzles and games
Dressing up clothes with princess slippers

For 8 year olds up to teenagers:
All of the above plus...
Wii console & Xbox 360 with interactive games
Bose iPod docking station
A selection of board games for the whole family to enjoy

For teenagers and young adults:
All of the above plus...
Quad bikes and Karting only 5 minutes away
Forest assault course on zip wire through the trees 10 minutes away
Jet skiing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boards, windsurfing - all just 10 minutes away

Garden and outside

Le Palmier's outdoor eating area is accessible from the double patio doors leading from the kitchen. Here you will enjoy the 4 x 5m gazebo, which creates a welcome shade during the summer months or a floodlit area for evening dining. You can all eat together on the terrace at the large table and benches, or the adults can relax eating dinner whilst the kids can enjoy the 'kiddies size' table and chairs for their own memorable meal times.

Partially laid to lawn, the garden is surrounded by mature plants, trees, shrubs and flowers - there is garden furniture with extra chairs for a lazy afternoons reading under the olive tree. A chimney-style barbecue has been provided to ensure that you can cook outside in style, whilst enjoying your evening Pimms on the terrace.

The 12m x 6m heated, fenced shared swimming pool is surrounded by 150m2 of decking. The pool has been specifically designed and built with children's enjoyment in mind and has both a SAFETY FENCE and has lockable gate.

Parking and garages

Space for up to 2 family size cars

Information about any additional facilities

Le Palmier is a 4 bedroom stone-built former farmhouse. The property is all on one level (although there are 3 steps leading down to the kitchen from the sitting room) and makes the perfect holiday home for family or friends sharing, due to the centrally located living area. Two bedrooms with an en suite Jacuzzi bathroom and an en suite shower room are on one side of the property and 2 bedrooms and family bathroom the other side - so lots of privacy and space.


  • Internet

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: In the village of Angles


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh
Name of nearest fishing location: Morique
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Malanda
Distance: 5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 30

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateaux Rosney
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan or Vicki

Beach Holidays in France

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Le Palmier is just minutes from sandy beaches and caters to each families need. This area has so much to offer families with children from theme parks, to stunning sandy beaches, forest adventures to miles of incredible cycle tracks to enjoy. We really hope you and your family can enjoy the benefit of our holiday home and the wonderful Vendee coastline and surrounding area.
Unique benefits of property Booking a summer holiday for the whole family is probably one of the most important decisions us parents make each year! Getting it right of course is another matter.....! At Le Palmier you will be delighted with the level of attention to detail put into getting this holiday home just right for the whole family to enjoy. From an abundance of children's toys, games and books to UK tv and Wii console, to princess dressing up clothes and slippers to outside children's equipment, this villa really does have it all.

The Owner Recommends

Adventure Park and Chateau (20 mins from these properties)

Experience the historic adventure in the setting of the grounds of the Chateau de la Guignardiere. Visit four continents of the world and solve the various puzzles as you go round. Get all the answers correct at the end the children get to open the treasure chest which holds a special reward for them. The park is set in 86 hectares of ancient trees, rows of menhires and wonderful animals such as deer, horses, ponies, swans and geese.

Aquarium La Rochelle (45 mins from these properties)

This is a 2 hour journey into the depth of the ocean. There are over 10,000 Atlantic, Mediterranean and Tropical species to view in an amazing 3 million litres of water. The huge shark aquarium with 20 different species was amazing. An excellent day out for the kids.

Cycle rail on tracks (1 hr 30 from these properties)

This is a great chance for the entire family to have some quality time together taking in the beautiful countryside, and wildlife whilst enjoying a picnic. The cycle cars are designed for either 4 or 5 people each and run along an amazing 10km stretch of former railway line (of course you don't have to do it all!)

Dunes Adventure Park (50 mins from these properties)

With over 38 different activities for the children to play on, the kids are bound to find a favourite! The kids will thoroughly enjoy everything on offer especially the water slides, trampolines (fully enclosed) and toboggan rides. A very safe, clean and friendly environment and lots of under cover shaded picnic areas.

Excellent Golf Courses (40 mins from these properties)

France is one of Europe's most popular golfing holiday destinations. It has over 25 of the Top 100 golf courses in Europe - and many golfers are now choosing to play in France rather than the traditional Spanish golf resorts. French golf courses are of an exceptionally high standard, are competitive and are well managed. We have 5 course within easy reach!

Fishing on the Rivers (5 mins from these properties)

You can enjoy two types of fishing - On the freshwater rivers upstream from the lock gates at Moricq, you can try for pike, perch, carp, bream and other bleak. You will need a licence which can be purchased at our Office du Tourism. Or you can fish in the saltwater reaches of the Lay, from the gates of Moricq to the mouth of the river which is subject to maritime regulations, so you can fish free of charge, for grey mullet, eels and plaice.

Great Quading Experience (5 mins from these properties)

Let the kids (and indeed the big boys!) be the next Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button for a while! Whiz around the course and have a great thrill trying to beat your opponents. For safety reasons, the kids go on the course only with other children and the safety briefing is excellent. Whilst they are having fun on the track, the rest of the party can have a nice coffee in the covered terrace area.

Indian Forest Adventure (5 mins from these properties)

This great theme park has marked trails in a forest, as well as 122 different challenges. Suspended on safety harnesses, you are able to climb, swing, dismount and even slide across the forest at a height of 20ft above the ground. There is also an adventure area for toddlers, with themed bouncy castles, a ball park, rock climbing and an inflatable park. This is an excellent day out for both children and adults and is just 5 minutes from our gîtes.

La Rochelle (1 hour from these properties)

This famous city is just 45 minutes away. Explore the chic shops or watch the world go by from one of the many trendy bars or bistros. After an exhausting morning's shopping, you can look forward to a leisurely lunch in one of the mouth-watering seafood restaurants which overlook the port.

Puy du Fou (1hr 30 from these properties)

This is where time stands still - and will be an instant hit with children and adults alike. You'll see villages from different eras, gladiators still doing battle and Vikings launching attacks on fortified castles! In the summer, there are 28 evening/night shows with 300 fireworks per show, 2000 digitally-controlled projectors, 1500 computerised fountains, 4500 costumes and many more special effects. There are minstrels in the heart of the woods and master falconers in the meadows. You must book in advance for the evening show.

Sporting activities on the beach (10 mins from these properties)

The beach at La-Tranche-sur-Mer has a 6-hectare area of water for water sports. The "Cercle Nautique Tranchais" (CNT) offers sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sand-sailing. The area is also superb for boating and surfing enthusiasts

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Phil W 24 July, 2018

Great property well equipped and the little touches were great. There were lots of toys to entertain big and small children alike.

Owner response

Thanks for your 5* review, greatly appropriated, it was a pleasure to host and meet you all. Please do come back and see us all again soon. Thanks again x