Vendée Beach Retreat

Vendée, France

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  • All-inclusive Partner hotel
  • Short stays available
  • Wellness facilities
  • Walking distance to glorious west coast beaches

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Except during July and August, our Ocean Villa and Vendée Beach House operate together as a small adult-only hotel, designed to offer a relaxing retreat where good food and good living go hand in hand. Just a short stroll from the miles of gloriously unspoilt golden sands that stretch along the Vendée Coast, this family-run sanctuary enjoys a magnificent coastal setting with beach living at the heart of daily life.  But if you can bear to tear yourself away, the Marais Poitevin nearby is known as the ‘Green Venice’ of France, offering another wonderfully scenic option for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Excellent cuisine is assured thanks to Head Chef Michelle Brooks who takes great pride in preparing balanced healthy meals using a wealth of local produce, ensuring you leave feeling nourished in both body and mind.

Your stay at the Vendée Beach Retreat includes three meals a day, soft drinks plus aperitifs and local wine with dinner. We also include one complimentary yoga session and one massage during your stay. Additional treatments and activities include reflexology, guided walks and personal training; available at a supplement. Occasional specialist retreats are also bookable on request, including yoga and surf breaks, cookery weekends and wellness retreats. For further information please contact our Destination Specialists on 020 8392 5858.

Beach House

The Beach House is a bright and elegant contemporary property, beautifully furnished and equipped for an indulgent break. The house is sea-facing and includes an indoor yoga studio and treatment room and two comfortable first-floor seating areas. There are three spacious double bedrooms, with views of the gardens. The heated pool and terrace are perfect for lazy days in the sun and the additional facilities of the Ocean Villa are just a short stroll away.

For more information visit Vendée Beach House.

Ocean villa

Next door to the Beach House, you’ll find the Ocean Villa. The generous living space is home to the hotel dining area, where relaxed meals are served and enjoyed in a convivial setting. To complete the picture are four en-suite bedrooms, a heated pool, jacuzzi, an indoor gym area and several large terraces overlooking the stunning garden. The wellness facilities of the Beach House are just a short stroll away

For more information visit The Ocean Villa.



  • 2 separate villas with 7 rooms total (sleeps 2)
  • Ocean Villa with 4 rooms
  • Vendée Beach House with 3 rooms
  • For details and images of individual rooms, please see Rooms tab


  • Adult Only (18 years or older)
  • Complimentary WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included plus all soft drinks, aperitifs and local wine with dinner
  • Communal buffet-style dining at shared table in Ocean Villa
  • Complimentary coffee, water and snacks 
  • Satellite TV, DVD player, iPod dock 
  • Washing machine, iron and ironing board 
  • Complimentary bathroom products
  • Hairdryer in all suites
  • Simpson pool/beach towels provided
  • Table tennis
  • Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi, one in each villa
  • Pool showers
  • Two shared swimming pools one in each villa
  • Ocean Villa pool 7m x 3m, heated to 28°C (weather permitting), manual cover
  • Vendée Beach House pool 6m x 3.5m (depth 1.5m throughout), fenced, security alarm, accessed by Roman steps, can be heated to 28°C (weather permitting)
  • Access between the two villas is via a gate


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Optional services offered

  • Cookery lessons and nutritional advice
  • Wellness services provided in Vendée Beach House living area and in separate treatment room
  • Watersports (paddle boarding, windsurfing, surfing)
  • Guided walks
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • All services payable locally

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Getting there

  • Airports
    La Rochelle 1hr 15min drive (70km)
    Nantes 116km
  • Ferry ports
    St-Malo 296km
    Caen-Ouistreham 321km
    Cherbourg 467km
    Le Havre 486km
    Calais 668km
  • TGV stations
    La Roche-sur-Yon 35km
    La Rochelle 74km
    Les Sables-d'Olonne 93km
    Niort 100km
    Nantes 113km


  • Beach 2-min walk
  • Shops (Longeville-sur-Mer) 5-min walk
  • Restaurants (Longeville-sur-Mer) 7-min walk
  • Les Sables d’Olonne 40-min drive


Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

La Rochelle 70km/1hr 10min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday 13 Jun – 19 Sep
Manchester Jet2 Saturday 23 May – 19 Sep
London Stansted Ryanair / Jet2 Saturday All season
Leeds Jet2 Saturday 23 May – 19 Sep
Bristol easyJet Saturday 27 Jun – 29 Aug

Nantes 116km/1hr 20min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Liverpool easyJet Sunday 28 Jun – 30 Aug

Poitiers 174km/1hr 55min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Stansted Ryanair Sunday All season

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

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    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


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  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

They may not have Côte d’Azur chic, but the charming towns along Vendée’s Atlantic coastline have 200km of sandy beaches to make up for it. And don’t miss the old fishing village of Les Sables-d’Olonne, one of France’s original seaside destinations. Vendée is also home to La Roche-sur-Yon, a stately town built by Napoleon, who never envisaged the waterpark and golf courses there today. Venture inland and you’ll find the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) with its canals, forest-covered hills, picturesque villages and historic abbeys. 

And to complete the picture, choose from our handpicked collection of Vendée villas for a comfortable home from home to return to.

Read more on our Vendée region page

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