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Vendee holiday gite for rent

tranquil, peaceful, the essence of France

front view of vendee holiday gite for rent

On the edge of the Marais Poitevin, France's second largest wetland reserve after the Camargue; close to the splendid beaches of the Vendée; nestling in a hamlet a short walk from the River Lay, is La Paillerie – a quintessential, stone-built, French longère or "long house".

This holiday gite in the Vendée is available to rent all year round, with central heating for rentals during the winter months. The property sleeps 4 comfortably, and consists of a bright living room with French doors, spacious kitchen with traditional open fire, two double bedrooms and a separate shower room and toilet.

La Paillerie is just over 3 hours' drive from St Malo; an hours' drive from La Rochelle airport; an hour and fifteen minutes from Nantes airport; in easy reach of Puy de Fou – one of France's top visitor attractions; about 25 minutes drive from the coast; and 35 minutes from Les Sables d'Olonne – home to the Vendee Globe yacht race.

Above all tranquil and totally relaxing. Sit quietly on the patio and you might see the resident red squirrel in the walnut tree. See the squirrel in the Outside image gallery



Vendee Holiday Gite Accommodation details:

Bedroom 1

Double bed, oak wardrobe, two bedside tables, chest of drawers, hair dryer, full length mirror. Close the shutters, turn out the lights and sleep in the peace of typical French countryside.

Bedroom 2

2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table. Plenty of space for the children to get a good night's sleep after days out at the beach or in the countryside. Travel cot available on request.


Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, microwave oven, cafetière, i-Pod dock, dining table (seats 6), dresser, traditional open fire place and hearth, fire blanket, fire extinguisher.

Living room

Sofa bed, 2 armchairs, TV for playing DVDs (not BlueRay), CD player, large coffee table, sideboard, bookshelf with games, magazines, selection of DVD, books and travel brochures – the perfect space for a game of scrabble, or cards, after an al fresco evening meal on the patio listening to the French countryside unwind around you.

Utility cupboard

Automatic washing machine, vacuum cleaner, brush, mop, bucket, ironing board, iron, cleaning materials, recycling bags ...

Shower room

Shower and wash basin


The toilet is separate from the shower room.


Outside, at the back of the house, there's space to relax and rest: there is a small patio area immediately outside the kitchen door, with grassed areas along the back and side of the house, enclosed on one side by a hedge and a low stone wall along the back.

In the early evening, from April to September, this is a warm and glowing space to sit in and enjoy a pot of tea or a coffee with friends and family, even a glass or two of local wine, and unwind as the French countryside does so around you.

Gas Barbecue, sun loungers x2, patio chairs and table, and large parasol are available in the garden.

A red squirrel lives in the walnut tree in the paddock beyond the wall at the back of the garden. A woodpecker frequently visits the same tree. Buzzards often circle high above on thermals in the afternoon.

Linen and Towels

Bed linens are provided along with bath towels. Guests to provide their own  beach towels.


The gite is not suitable for wheelchair users.


There is off-road parking for 2-3 cars opposite the gite.


Lockable storage is available for bicycles if required. 2 adult bikes are available on request.




Make a booking

1. Please go to our Owner's Direct calendar to check that the dates you want are still available. Alternatively, contact us direct on the numbers at the top of this page or send us an email.

2. Then complete the online booking form on this website. (We can send you a booking form if necessary.)

3. When we receive the booking form we'll get back to you with all the necessary details and arragements to complete the booking.



Please give us a call to get advice on booking a stay at La Paillerie. We can advise you on the best beaches, restaurants, tourist attractions best suited to different age groups as well as travel options and discounts with Brittany Ferries.



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Vendee holiday cottage, Pays de la Loire region – images of the gite

vendee holiday gite livingroom

The living room of this character gite in Vendee is cool and airy with ample room to watch a DVD, listen to music, read or gather round and play a game of scrabble or cards.

vendee holiday gite kitchen

The kitchen of this Vendee holiday gite is equipped with a new cooker, fridge freezer microwave oven and retains it's quirky French charm. More images... of the gite

vendee holiday gite main bedroom

The first bedroom has an oak double bed, oak wardrobe and 2 oak bedside tables, chest of drawers and a full length mirror. More images....

vendee holiday gite twin bedroom

The second bedroom in this Vendee holiday cottage has two single oak beds, an oak bedside table, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. More images...

vendee holiday gite patio

Relax on the patio, read a book, pick a plum, listen to the cock crow, sit and chat, cook a barbecue…

Click the Gallery link at the top of this page to view more images of the holiday cottage.


Moutiers Les Mauxfaits, a flavour of the Vendee – video