Holiday destinations for groups of friends or large families
As a Holiday destination for groups of friends or large families, the Vendée has a variety of large capacity accommodation. Each property offers unusual and top of the range facilities that cater for all tastes. From coastal holiday accommodation for groups to distinctive renovated farm building, discover the Vendée in mode XXL… look no further!
Gite Oprieur : vintage and modern, the best of both worlds - 14 people
Morgane and David have renovated this former barn, into an extremely modern living space with stunning views across the unspoilt countryside.
The main living space takes up 120m² at the heart of the house. With its 6-metre-high ceilings it is a truly imposing, designer space. The floating staircase, designed by Daya Bakker, is also a truly imposing feature, right in the middle of the room. Inside, the clever mix of vintage and modern antiques alongside designer pieces, taking guests back on a journey through the ages. This is a place where time seems to stand still.
The property, laid out in modern loft style, consists of an entrance hall, a fully equipped luxury kitchen, a library with 27-inch iMac, video-projector, and a large screen in the lounge/office area.
In the evening, the ground floor boasts three large, uniquely styled bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and terrace, overlooking the countryside. On the first floor, there are 4 smaller bedrooms and a relaxation/chill-out area, which appears to be “suspended” in the air, like tree houses.
The owners have remained faithful to the property’s past-life as a barn. They have retained a vast 300 m2 outbuilding, which now houses a slate-coloured 10-metre pool that is heated to 28/29°C all year long. Surrounding the 150 m2 pool there are several different features:
- a vintage lounge area overlooking the pool,
- a central lounge adjoining a winter garden,
- a dining area with a table that can be converted into a makeshift table tennis table,
- a “solarium” terrace where guests can relax.
There is a stunning panoramic view across the 2-hectare grounds.
Gîte Le Chromatic - renovated stables with a designer’s touch - 12 people
The Gîte Le Chromatic is a self-catering property that can accommodate groups up to 12 people. This distinctive building was formerly used as stables but has been completely renovated into an unusual gîte. The interior features work from leading names in design like Michel Ducaroy, Emile Baumann and Ilmari Tapiovaara. In addition, the pool area covers some 70m² and houses an indoor/outdoor 10-metre pool heated to 29°c (all year round). This unusual 5,000 m² private property has a clever blend of natural stones, contemporary lines, and birch wood furniture. Ideally located, it offers a certain “art of living” in the countryside yet not too far from the sea. A warm welcome is reserved for its guests.
2 Gites le Repaire – an authentic farmhouse group accommodation - 23 people
Clévacances 3 clés
This old farmhouse and its barn, renovated into gites, welcome groups to the Southern Vendée.
Le gite Le Rustique with outdoor swimming pool and spa
This spacious charming cottage of 230 m² sits in a property of 2,500m² and can accommodate groups up to 13 people. It offers 5 newly redecorated rooms, with 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets, an outdoor swimming pool and spa: just a perfect holiday destination for groups of friends or large tribes.
It has a 20 m² fitted kitchen and 35m² dining room ideal for entertaining the family or additional guests. The veranda, adjacent to the kitchen, overlooks the swimming pool which is in wooded and fenced grounds. Outdoor facilities include a pétanque terrain (French boules), a children's swing, as well as an upstairs games room equipped with table football, games, and DVDs. This gite offers you an ideal setting, for an enjoyable, relaxing “heart of natural” stay with your family or in a group.
Le Gite L'Éthique, heated indoor pool with retractable enclosure cover
This gite can accommodate 10 people and has a living space of 150 m². The gite has a modern decor with light tones and offers 4 bedrooms, a sleeping area for 2 people on the mezzanine, 2 bathrooms and 2 WCs. The large, homely living room has a fully equipped kitchen as well as a functional living-dining area, just perfect for relaxing with the family or group of friends.
The grounds (which are completely fenced in) cover 1,500m² and include a wooded area. A beautiful wooden terrace equipped with a heated indoor swimming pool which has a retractable pool enclosure cover, which can be opened or closed as required.
A swing is available for the children and a pétanque terrain (French boules) is accessible to all.
La Villa Cayola - top of the range gite with sea view - 12 people
Welcome to Villa Cayola, a new upmarket style of accommodation, at just 5 minutes from Les Sables d’Olonne. This new villa in Talmont Saint Hilaire has an impressive sea view and offers 4 double rooms with 12 beds as well as a children’s dormitory. The vast open living space covers 250m² and includes a kitchen and a reading room. The house has a 10 by 2.5-meter swimming lane and leaves various surfing equipment at guests’ disposal. Its generous rooftop terrace of 75m² provides a breath-taking view of the surrounding coast. The villa is not far from a charming creek (100 meters) and numerous cycle paths are close by. An amazing holiday destination for groups of friends or large families.
L’Écurie du Marais a “back to nature stay” with modern comfort - 21 people
Bienvenue à la ferme
Located in the Marais poitevin , the farm’s old barn has been converted into a group gite. It has 6 comfortable rooms, for 2 to 4 people with private bathrooms and WCs. A fully equipped kitchen and a large living-dining room give plenty of space for entertaining the family or groups of friends. Two comfortable caravans provide extra accommodation when required. Each caravan contains 4 beds, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dry toilet, a small water reserve and heating. Access is free to the showers of the estate’s campsite.
This magnificent park has an outdoor swimming pool and offers access to the farm’s educational activities, which will delight children. This gite offers a table d'hôtes service, farm products, bicycle and boat rental, nature activities and guided hikes. A simple “back to nature” stay at the Ecurie du Marais.
The unusual gîte la Groizardière, ideal for energetic children - 12 people
4 Clés Clévacances - 5 Épis Gîtes de France
This cottage has the "Welcome c’est Beau Ici" label. This means that you are guaranteed a welcome in English as well as other little touches.
La Groizardière is a top of the range gite sits in a privileged natural environment of 1,200m² at 25km from Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. Renovated from a single storey barn dating back to 1855, it displays a refined, cosy-chic atmosphere. This unusual gite consists of a large living room, a lounge, a dining room of 90 m² as well as a modern kitchen, ideal for family meals. There are 3 parental suites and 2 additional comfortable bedrooms for extra friends or family members. Near to the living room, is the 9 by 3 meters indoor swimming pool, heated to 28 °C all year round. The pool is also equipped with a 70m² counter current option for the swimming enthusiasts amongst you.
For the children, a games room is equipped with a TV, DVD, a sound bar for music lovers, various books, board games and a table tennis table. For those who just want to soak up the sun, the terrace is located near the swimming pool area. There is also a pétanque terrain as well as outdoor games and structures for those energic children!
In addition, the gite is accessible to people with limited mobility (adapted toilets and showers).
A magnificent holiday destination for groups with chic, trendy, and high-tech accents.
3 Gîtes at Domaine des 4 Chênes – a paradise for children - 24 people
4 Clés Clévacances
Located near the Puy du Fou, this Estate has 3 gites, 2 of them can each accommodate 6 people, and the third one can welcome up to 12 people.
The “Ouille” and “La Grande Brosse” gites are 100m² with a contemporary wood and stone design. Both have south-facing terraces and a private outdoor area of 350m². They have 3 bedrooms that can accommodate 2 people per room (one of which opens out onto the terrace). A spacious bathroom with shower, a bath and separate toilet. The living – dining room, fully fitted kitchen and utility room are outward facing and provide a pleasant functional area to use with the family.
The “La Futaie” is an unusual gite, that can accommodate 12 people and is ideal for large families or groups of friends. There are 5 south facing private bedrooms of 20m², of which 2 are equipped for guests with limited mobility. Each bedroom can sleep from 2 to 4 people, and has its own bathroom, with walk-in shower, separate toilet, and storage units. The rooms have direct access to a wooden balcony/terrace of 14m², a private space where you can relax. The 4 common areas are adapted for the use of large family’s or groups. Outside there is a large, south/east facing , 80m² partially covered terrace equipped with tables, garden chairs and a gas plancha. A private car park with 6 spaces is located just beside the gite.
The estates grounds are beautifully landscaped and include a multitude of local and exotic plants species as well as a vegetable garden. The grounds are also home to many different animals such as Shetland ponies, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, and goats. A swimming spa and sauna are available to guest and are shared by the 3 gites. Furthermore, you have access to a pétanque terrain and a "children's play area”. Hiking trails are not far from the gites.
This is a children's paradise, a time to share and enjoy a countryside family holiday destination!
Val de Ry and la Ry’Bambelle : 2 gîtes with indoor pool and spa - 30 people
4 Clés Clévacances
The Val de Ry gîte and La Ry’Bambelle gîtes each have a capacity for 15 people, but can be rented together, to accommodate up to 30 people. These two old barns have been renovated to cater for large families or groups of friends looking for an ideal holiday destination. They each have six bedrooms as well as an indoor pool and spa. Located just a few kilometres from the Puy du Fou.
Oasis Lorraine, a family house near to the beach - 24 people
2 Clés Clévacances - 3 Épis Gîtes de France
The house Oasis Lorraine can welcome up to 24 people. It is ideal located at 300 meters from the Demoiselles beach and 2 kilometres from the centre of Saint Jean de Monts. Designed for group stays, it includes 8 rooms and several entrances as well as facilities dedicated to people with limited mobility. Located on two levels, it has a living room of 63 m2, a kitchen area and a seating area overlooking a 45m² terrace. It is also equipped with an indoor heated pool with hot tub and fitness area.
Le Domaine de la Coutardière in Saint Vincent sur Jard – 15 people
3 épis Gîtes de France – 4 étoiles
In the heart of a farm a few kilometres from the ocean, this large 320m² gite is ideally suited for holidays with family or friends in the Vendée. Composed of 5 bedrooms, including a master suite accessible for disabled people, spread over 2 levels, the gîte can accommodate up to 15 people. In terms of services, the Domaine de la Coutardière offers top-of-the-range services for your tribe: 300m² enclosed garden, 90m² relaxation area with heated indoor swimming pool and 6-person spa accessible all year round, air-conditioned house and wifi connection.