Holiday cottage in the beautiful Vendee - LV007498

Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche (32km from Les Sables-d'Olonne), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV007498 Advertiser since: 12 February 2020
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bee Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 3 1

About this property

2 bed, S Facing garden, Logburner, Sat tv, wi-fi.. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Bee Cottage has been totally refurbished in 2019.
All ground floor, but NOT wheelchair friendly because there are a couple of steps into some areas of the cottage.
Lounge with dining area and kitchen: - large flat screen tv with satellite for UK channels, free wi-fi, surround-sound and dvd player.
Log burner
New quality fitted kitchen
Shower room with wc and washbasin.
2 double bedrooms
Small enclosed, South-facing garden, overlooking a little orchard with garden furniture and bbq,



Kitchen and dining

Glass-topped dining table and 4 chairs: kitchen with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils etc.
for up to 4 people.
With a gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave.

Living rooms

Living area - leather 2 seater settee and leather armchair (relaxer)
Large flat screen tv; wood-burning stove, ceiling fan and electric heater.
Wooden shutters to the street.
Choice of lighting.


Bedroom 2 with standard double bed;
Bedroom 1 - UK king-sized bed (160 cm) with double French doors onto the garden.


Wash hand basin, Italian-tiled shower with glass door and heated towel rail.


Woodburner in lounge/dining/kitchen and electric wall heater
Heated towel rail in shower room
Electric heater in hall and main bedroom


Satellite tv with surround sound
Dvd player with surround sound

Garden and outside

Nice little south-facing garden, overlooking a small orchard.
Mainly flagged, but with planting areas and pots plus a lovely Olive tree, with garden furniture and sun loungers

Parking and garages

Parking in front of the cottage (street), or off-street on the little car park right opposite the cottage.

Visitor suitability

Bee Cottage is on ground floor level, but there are a couple of steps into the lounge from the street, and the same into the hallway and main bedroom.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Beaulieu sous la Roche


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp, trout, etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac Jaunay
Distance: 17 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Les Fontenelles
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Poney Club de la Vie, Le Poiré sur Vie
Distance: 16 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Mareuil sur Lay - Vignobles Mourat


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Sentiers de Randonnée


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Julie Bernard - L'Atrie, Aizenay
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sandie Marshall

Mark & I moved to France in 2000 from Lancashire, (when I was made redundant from teaching ... a long story!) We had bought our 'pile of rubble' in 1993 as a retirement project, but we took the plunge and are very happy in our 'almost finished' little farmhouse. Now well and truly retired, well I am, Mark still works in his office in our barn, he regards it as a hobby (architecture). We live 3km from our lovely 'Bee Cottage', which is in our favourite village, Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Bee Cottage had never been lived in, so needed total renovation, but we fell in love when we saw the 'For Sale' sign; it is so cute! The added bonus is that it is in our very favourite village.
Unique benefits of property Bee Cottage is only a two minute (flat) walk into Beaulieu's centre, where there are all amenities, restaurants, boulangeries, little supermarket, doctors' surgery, chemist, walking trails, and so much more. The magnificent Atlantic beaches are only 25 minutes drive, so far enough from the crowds! The round-the-world yacht race sets off every 4 years from Les Sables d'Olonne - 2020 (November 8th) is a definite date for your diary, if you are a fan! Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche holds the Vendée's biggest & most popular Christmas Market weekend, at the beginning of December. The village is also a 'Village d'Arts' and it has many and varied exhibitions and workshops run by extremely talented and diverse artists. Only 3 hours from St Malo ferry port and 1 hour Nantes Airport.
Bee Cottage is only a 3 hour drive from the ferries (4 hours Caen), so would also be a good stopover point for travellers heading further South.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant Le 140 - overlooking the square in Beaulieu

Super-friendly bar/restaurant, with an ideal 'people-watching' terrace!
Closed Tuesday & Thursday evening, but open lunchtime and all other evenings. Christophe and Isa often have a themed menu last Friday of the month (reservation usually needed, as these are very popular!)

Hyper-U, Aizenay

Lovely big Supermarket - about 8 minutes drive from Bee Cottage.

Le Gargantua - cosy Italian restaurant in Aizenay

We go about every 2 weeks - apparently, the Entrecote frites is wonderful! I tend to stick with pasta or pizza, which is always equally wonderful!
Take away available as well.

'Le Beaulieu'; Bar, Fast Food (very nice too!) in Beaulieu - terrace onto the square

Two minutes from Bee Cottage - eat in, out, or takeaway. Large menu, but mainly burgers (beef and chicken) and chips, type of food. Very nice chicken burgers! Another people-watching place, but with a tv for sport things!

Village of Apremont - a 20 minute drive

With its Chateau and lovely church, Apremont is a beautiful little town built on rock. Lake Apremont has a sandy beach, water sports, fishing, picnic areas and a restaurant overlooking it. Various bars, restaurants and a popular gift shop 'Les Beaux Cadeaux' (English-run, by Anne and Beth). Keep an eye out for the fantastic events held round the chateau, especially in August.

Aizenay - 'Signorizza Pizza' - large Italian Restaurant and takeaway.

Dine inside or out, lunch & evening. Takeaways as well. Opposite Hyper-U supermarket.