Rural holiday gite close to Vendee coastline - LV005965

La Chapelle-Achard (14km from Les Sables-d'Olonne), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005965 Advertiser since: 8 January 2018
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Villa Octaviere Self Catering Flexible 3 8 2 Includes 2 in double sofa bed

About this property

Rural Location Only 10 Miles From The Beach. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

VERY FLEXIBLE! The arrival day is not fixed, so arrive any day and the minimum stay is just 2 to 5 nights depending on the season. Message me with your plans and to get prices as maintaining detailed prices here isn't easy.

Villa Octavière Holiday Villa is a beautiful holiday home for up to 8 people. It is a stone built farmhouse all on one level (bungalow). It has 3 bedrooms and 2 sofa beds in the lounge area. It is situated in quiet countryside, 3km outside the pretty village of La Chapelle Achard.

Located between the villages of La Chapelle Achard and Sainte Foy, near the market town of La Mothe Achard, the Villa offers the perfect setting for exploring.

Villa Facilities:-
• Covered solar heated pool
• Spa
• Large private garden with a sun terrace with garden furniture
• Large free-standing barbecue
• Play area near the pool which has two swings, a ladder and hoops
• 10 bikes available for use in the villa
• Well furnished and decorated.

Nearby Facilities:-
• Beautiful sandy beaches
• Fishing lakes
• Rivers
• Countryside
• Hiking and walking
• Cycling (many cycles paths nearby)
• Water sports including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing
• Surfing with surfing school
• Rock pools
• Zoo
• Water park
• Boat trips
• Theme parks
• Golf courses

The area is packed with fun things to do from beaches to towns and countryside to theme parks and zoos.

The seasonal swimming pool has a hard, semi-retractable cover which means it can be used if it rains and in the evenings. It is solar heated. The outdoor spa (exclusive use) is available all the time and heated to a good temperature depending on the season.

Les Sables d’Olonne is the nearby local seaside town with its fantastic beaches, children’s beach entertainment, markets and local events.

La Roche-sur-Yon is the capital of Vendee, and a centre which has the Haras National Equestrian School, which can be visited. The Flaneries is a large Mall which is great to visit in lunchtime - as it doesn't close and if it is raining.

La Chapelle Achard (3km) has a Deer farm with baby deers.

La Mothe Achard (8km) has a Potager Extraordinaire - a fabulous garden with lots of different squashes and pumpkins, which has lots of events through the season, such as a menu with soup made of the pumpkins in October. There is also a BIG swimming pool complex with water slide, spa, sauna, and Hamman.

Coex has an Olefactory Garden, full of lovely flowers and delightful scents.

Near Coex is a Velo-Rail which you can travel on, with old fashioned wagons you can power.

Montaigu has a Old Steam Train which runs during the holiday season.

St Foy has a equestrian centre with lots do around horses.

Towels and sheets are included, along with electricity, water, heating and basic end of hire cleaning. The property needs to be left as is was found, clean and tidy please.

Please note that pool is shared with the owner who lives in the property next door and times will be agreed, although this use is very limited. Exclusive use of the pool may be available for an extra payment.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

Living rooms



3 Nice bedrooms.

Bedroom 2 can easily accommodate an extra single bed or cot if required. This is the biggest room so has more space available.

The lounge has 2 large double sofa beds.


The main bathroom has a sink and a bath with shower. There is a separate shower room. The toilet is separate and has a built in child sized seat.


Heating is included in the cost of the rental and is set depending on the season. There is central heating and also electric heaters if required. There is a wood stove in the kitchen with a plentiful supply of wood.

Garden and outside

There is a nice rear south facing garden with terrace spa, pool and a swing set - lots of space. There is a large box of outdoor toys and games equipment.

Parking and garages

Ample parking to the front of the villa.

Visitor suitability

Very suited to families and groups and is a couple friendly property to suit all tastes. The property is all on one level. There is a graveled area to the front, side and rear of the property, and there is a step to the front patio and back door to the garden.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fresh Water
Name of nearest fishing location: L’étang du Bibrou de La Mothe-Achard.
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Des Sables D'olonne - Allée De La Pierre Levée, 85340 OLONNE-SUR-MER
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pole Equestre, Ste Foy
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le sentier des fleurs de Sel, Le Chateau D'Olonne


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Peter Harris

I am a very easy going and understanding host! I love running a holiday business and my aim is to make your holiday Villa Octaviere a very special time.I live in the property adjoining Villa Octaviere so I am on hand to help you with anything you may need during your stay from showing you where to shop to where the best beaches are. There is also a local Caretaker available if required. I speak fluent French. I Hope to see you soon. If you need any further details, the please get in touch.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Villa Octaviere is located in quiet countryside, yet only 2 to 3 km from villages with shops, 8 km from La Mothe Achard with its larger shops and supermarkets, and only 15 km along easy roads from the large seaside town of Les Sables D'Olonne with its amazing sandy beaches.

Cycle tracks pass the villa and connect to other tracks all over the Vendee including to the beach 15 km away.

There is so much to do here within less than an hours travelling distance. There are amazing Beaches, Rock Pools, Theme Parks, Water Parks, Aquariums, Golf Curses, Horse Riding, County Walks, Train Rides (including steam trains), Beach Play areas, Historic Churches, Museums, Shopping Centres, Town Centres, Bus Rides ...far too much to list. (There is a comprehensive collection of tourist guides in the Villa, plus I can advise you and even help you book if necessary as I speak fluent French.)
Unique benefits of property Villa Octaviere can comfortably accommodate 8 people including babies and small children. There is a large garden and covered swimming pool, plus a heated spa pool. There is a selection of videos and games, plus outdoor games equipment to keep every one amused. The Villa has WiFi. There are 10 bikes for use and a child trailer for 2 children.

The Owner Recommends

Les Sables D'Olonne

Lovely seaside resort with all the facilities of large resort and some amazing beaches.