Holiday villa near beach, La Tranche, Vendee - LV006691

2km from La Tranche-sur-Mer, Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV006691 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
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Gite le Coquillage Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Sofa bed in garden studio

About this property

Family Holidays Close to the Beach at La Tranche. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Gîte Le Coquillage is perfectly located only 500m from a safe and sandy blue flag beach in a quiet suburb of La Tranche-sur-Mer. A perfect location for family holidays, and with a life-guarded beach in July and August. At low tide your children will adore playing in the rock pools. It’s also a popular beach for surfing, wind/kite surfing and stand up paddle.

Le Coquillage is a newly refurbished traditional Vendée holiday home set in a quiet part of ‘Le Phare’ in the bustling seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer. You will be able to see the lighthouse flicker gently through the trees at night.

The light and sunny property has 3 good bedrooms, a lovely wooden decked terrace in the private rear garden with gorgeous views to the pine forest 50m away - with its walking trails, children’s play park, volley/football courts, and cycle tracks. For your comfort the garden has the ideal mix of sun and shade throughout the day and evening.

The house can sleep 6/7 guests and is open all year.



Kitchen and dining

The well equipped kitchen overlooks the back garden and has a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker and plenty of crockery.

In the dining area there is an extendable dining table which comfortably seats 6/7 and there is access directly through the conservatory into the garden.

There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility area in the garage along with an iron, ironing board and clothes airer.

Living rooms

The large lounge (27m2) with its vaulted ceiling, has 2 comfortable sofas, a flat screen television with UK and French channels and wi-fi. There is a variety of adult & children’s dvd’s & books available.

A second seating area can be found in the conservatory that overlooks the garden. A lovely shady spot for relaxing with a good book!


There are 3 bedrooms in Gîte Le Coquillage, plus a studio room in the garden offering various configurations for your guests.

On the ground floor there are 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed, the other with 2 single beds.

Upstairs in the 'Tower' there is a third bedroom, with a double bed.

All rooms have plenty of storage for your clothing.

The garden studio has a sofa bed and double up as a games room/cinema room with a flat screen television - ideal for older children and their partners. This room is linked to the main house by a decked area.


There is a spacious modern bathroom on the ground floor, with a large walk-in shower, handbasin and wc. There is a separate wc with a handbasin in the hallway.

On the first floor you will find a further contemporary shower room with shower cubicle, handbasin and wc.


The lounge has a woodburner for the cooler months, and this sends heat out throughout the house. There are electric ceramic radiators in all rooms.


The main attraction of Gîte Le Coquillage is its location - only 500m from the beach, but if you should decide not to venture out, then there is plenty to do at the property.

In the garage you will find a table tennis table and darts board and in the lounge there is a flat screen tv with dvd player and films. There is also a selection of books and boardgames.

Garden and outside

The garden is private and not overlooked by any of the neighbours and has sunny and shady spots for sunbathing and a snooze in the mid-day sun.

There is a decked area leading from the kitchen and conservatory, with a large dining table and chairs - perfect for al fresco meals. There is also a selection of sunloungers and an outdoor sofa set - ideal for relaxing with a glass of local wine after a long day of sunbathing.

A bbq is located in the corner of the garden, with a wooden bench table for the chef.

Parking and garages

There is parking for 2 cars off-road and a further 2 spaces in front of the house on the side of the road.

Visitor suitability

This gite is family friendly - with a travelcot, highchair, stairgates and flat enclosed garden for younger children.

Gîte Le Coquillage would be suitable for guests with limited mobility as there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Guests are welcome to bring their dog with them, with prior consent - from October until mid-May each year. Dogs are allowed on the beaches during these 'off-season' months.

Information about any additional facilities

The English owners live within a 15 minute drive so can offer help and assistance during your holiday should it be needed.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: We can book you in to a local vet at La Tranche-sur-Mer during your stay.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Tranche-sur-Mer
Distance: 3 km

Beach holidays


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Bass, mackerel
Name of nearest fishing location: Seafishing from the beach or renting a boat
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Port Bourgenay
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lots of stables in nearby villages
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Fief Vendeen Wine Route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Forest trails, coastal paths and many more


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mourats, Chateau de Rosnay, Pissotte, Vix, Brem
Distance: 20 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

We are Suzanne & Dave and we have lived in the Vendée for several years now. Our children have grown up here - enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and warm weather of the area. Now that they have grown up - and nearly flown the nest, we have decided to let others enjoy our 'beach house' and so have asked Annette to manage the rentals for the house. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we have!

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We love to be by the sea - our children enjoy surfing and bodyboarding and the general 'buzz' that La Tranche-sur-Mer has. We also enjoy relaxing under the shade of one of our garden trees - enjoying a glass of wine and listening to the waves crashing in the distance.
Unique benefits of property The house is set in a quiet residential area, but is only a 5 minute walk from the beach and a couple of local restaurants (open all year for Pizzas and local seafood). We love the laid back relaxed atmosphere and enjoy visiting La Tranche-sur-Mer - for the markets, craft fairs, restaurants, entertainment and water sports.

The Owner Recommends

La Tranche-sur-Mer

A bustling seaside town with entertainment laid on throughout the summer months. There are lots of restaurants catering for the whole family - from burgers and kebabs to high quality seafood platters - you will be spoilt for choice. And don't forget to visit the ice cream parlours on the main shopping street - over 50 amazing flavours, and hand made ice lollies too!

Miles of sandy beaches, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing school, fireworks, sand dunes and forest walks - something for everyone!

The O'Gliss Water Park and Indian Adventure Park

Two major attractions and only a 20 minute drive from La Tranche-sur-Mer!

The O'Gliss Water Park makes for a great day out - with lazy rivers, lots of water slides, VIP access, play area for young children and foam parties for the teenagers!

The Indian Forest Adventure Park has karting, zip wires, pony rides, paintball, climbing through the trees and water slides - with a difference!

The Puy du Fou Theme Park

Less than a 90 minute drive away is the fantastic Puy du Fou Theme Park - you can't visit the Vendée, and not spend at least one day here! There is a full programme of shows throughout the day and late into the evening - with Vikings, Gladiators, Musketeers, Napoleonic Sailors, King Arthur and an amazing Bird of Prey show to mention just a few! In the evening, there is a spectacular show, set around a lake - with over 1200 participants and ending with a fireworks display! Not to be missed!

Miles of Sandy Beaches

You will be spoilt for choice for beaches! You can walk from Gite Le Coquillage and within 5 minutes you will be on a beach, or you can take the free bus (in the summer) and head off to Les Conches or La Terrière for the big waves - perfect for surfing or body boarding. Further along the coast are Jard and St Vincent - where you will have great fun at low tide - exploring the rock pools and finding crabs and shrimps!
The main beach at La Tranche sur Mer has lots of entertainment, plus surf schools, boat trips to La Rochelle or the Ile de Ré.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 8
9.3 / 10 Six go to France 17 September, 2019

Well-designed house in immaculate condition in a quiet, urban setting, close to the pine forest and easy walking distance to the beach. Very well equipped for outdoor living - leisure and dining. Well furnished internally but a bit short of living room seating for six adults. Owners very hospitable. Extensive beach but could not recommend to families with young children wishing to swim - very unfriendly currents!

9.5 / 10 paul fowler 10 September, 2019

We spent a week here at the end of July 2019. 2 kids aged 3 and 6, parents and grandparents. The house is really nice, well finished, clean and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay. The garden is private and secure for children to play in without having to stand guard and we barbecued most evenings and ate outside.There is also a small outhouse/playroom for children to play in complete with games consoles and TV.
The washing machine (and dryer) were a very welcome addition meaning we didn't have to pack as many clothes for the children.
The house is within a 5 minute walk of a very nice boulangerie where we walked each morning to collect croissants and pain au chocolat, you will put on pounds but there is a lovely nearby beach to walk along as well as the woodlands a few streets away which the children loved to explore both of which help to work off the pastries.
The whole area is lovely and well set up as a resort, you are encouraged to walk, cycle or catch the free fun bus into town or to the shops and the whole place has a centre parcs feel to it with so many people cycling or walking. Even in the height of summer it didn't feel too crowded and we always found space even on t he busier beach in town.
The owners of the house were friendly and knowledgeable of the local area having lived there for some time and i can see why they do, its an amazing place which we hope to visit again in the future.