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Situated in the beautiful département of La Vendée our properties offer everything for a perfect holiday within easy reach.
Please use the menu bar to navigate the site and find out more about our great holiday properties La Bergerie and La Fermette and about the wonderful Vendée region of France.
All of our prices are stated per property, per week in euros and we accept payment by credit/ debit card or bank transfer.
We are a registered French business and have lived in this beautiful area since 2004.
To contact us: Cheryl and Jonathan Rome
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Tel : 0033 (0) 251284358
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The charm of the 1740s barn is apparent from
the outside. La Bergerie has a decked terrace
with pergola for relaxing and eating.
A barbecue and sun loungers are provided
in the private garden.
With lights set into the decking, the patio is
welcoming as the sun goes down.
The ideal place to dine on a warm evening!
There are mature fruit trees and vines in the
garden which you are free to pick should they
be in season during your visit!
The living room retains the original stone
walls and beams and has a large
faux-leather sofa.UK TV channels
are available (BBC + ITV etc)
The light and airy bedroom also retains the
original stone walls and beams. The double
bed is modern and all linen is 100% cotton
and freshly laundered and pressed for
The bedroom has a stylish open
shelving and hanging space for
The en-suite shower room with
luxury shower cabin
(including massage multi-jets),
basin and loo is accessed from
The modern kitchen is equipped with
a fridge, cooker, washing machine,
toaster and kettle and you will find
everything for preparing meals or simply
pouring a glass of your favourite wine.
La Bergerie in Moricq sleeps 2/3 people. (24m² + 12m² covered terrace)
Private garden, patio and parking. The barn dates from the 1740s and is
now stylish living accommodation.
The sofa in the living room converts to a large single bed
suitable for one person.
Should you wish to use your laptop during your stay there
is a Wi-Fi connection available free of charge.
La Fermette sleeps up to 6 people
offering 75m² of floor space with two
large bedrooms (1 double, 1 quad
with full-size bunk beds) and a modern
and open-plan kitchen/dining room and
UK TV in the family living room.
La Fermette is an ideal choice for families
There is almost half an acre of fully
enclosed private grounds.
The garden looking towards the house.
The traditional bedstead maintains the
charm of the farmhouse and together
with the modern fittings gives a "chic"
feel to the room.
There is also a quad room which has
full-size bunks suitable for both adults
The master bedroom is a large,
light room with a built in wardrobe.
There is a spacious living room for
reading, chatting, watching
UK television or just relaxing
- you are on holiday after all!
In the living room is a feature
fireplace which also originally
served as the centre of the French
home - the bread oven.
The cooking area of the spacious
The integral electric oven,
gas hob and electric extractor hood
make preparing meals so simple!
The integral dishwasher and automatic
washing machine, together with a stylish
black fridge-freezer complete the modern
fitted kitchen and complement
the decor and work surfaces.
A large traditional farmhouse table
comfortably seats 6 people and makes
the spacious kitchen the centre of
family time together.
The modern bathroom is spacious and light
with a luxury multi-jet shower.
St Benoist-sur-Mer has a range of shops, bars and restaurants within 4km.
The famous rabbit can be seen from La Fermette on the roof of the historic church.
Also within walking distance is a viewing platform across the marshlands.
Canoes can be hired nearby to explore the marshes further.
The nearest beaches of La Tranche sur Mer and Les Conches are a short car journey
or cycle ride away (approximately 10km).
in the beautiful département of La Vendée, our three properties offer
everything for a perfect holiday within easy reach. Each property has an information
binder available for guests with maps and leaflets showing many local attractions.
Below are some photos to whet your appetite!
The Vendée has a microclimate which means that the area enjoys up to 2600 hours
of sunshine a year. This is almost as many as the south of France and almost twice
as many as London! Well-established as a tourist area you will find activities to suit
all of the family. From a castle in Talmont-St-Hilaire and a tower in Moricq to a zoo
in Les Sables d'Olonne there really is something for everyone. All towns have local
produce markets, wonderful opportunities to try local specialities and soak up some
of the friendly Vendéen atmosphere. The summer also sees the area hosting many
music festivals and watersports competitions. Every four years the world famous
Vendée globe race sets off from Les Sables d'Olonne and the Vendée is regularly
featured in the itinerary for the Tour de France cycle race.
Situated in the southern reaches of the Loire valley, the Vendée has four main
wine-producing areas : Brem-sur-Mer, Vix, Pissotte and Mareuil-sur-Lay.
Visits and tastings can be arranged and most restaurants stock local wines for you
For history buffs l'Historial de la Vendée is the place to visit. (http://historial.vendee.fr/)
Telling the long history of the area from pre-historic times to the present day there is
also a simulated helicopter ride over the Vendée, exciting for visitors of all ages.
Slightly further afield are the leisure parks of Futuroscope (www.futuroscope.com)
and Puy de Fou (www.puydufou.com) both 'must-sees' for the family.
For bargain-hunters, Cholet has a designer outlet - Marques Avenue with many popular
labels at reduced prices. (www.marquesavenue.com)
The Vendée boasts 140km of fabulous
beaches and with 2600 annual hours
of sunshine there'll be plenty of opportunity
to enjoy them!
La Tranche-sur-Mer is just one of the many
Each town has regular daytime markets
throughout the summer season to give
you a flavour of local life. There
are also evening markets in July and
August. This is a selection of the fresh
produce available at Angles market.
La Rochelle and L'Ile de Re are within easy
driving distance (under an hour) or why not
take the boat from La Tranche-sur-Mer
in peak season?
The company InterIles runs regular boats
between La Tranche-sur-Mer, La Rochelle,
L'Ile d'Aix and L'Ile de Re.
This photo is the fashionable resort
The fifteenth century tower in Moricq.
Guided tours run during the summer
months and can be booked at Angles
tourist information office.
The cathedral town of Lucon is nearby
and has regular live entertainment
throughout the year.
The photo shows the beautiful park
'Jardin Dumaine' which is open every day.
St Benoist-sur-Mer is on the edge of the
Marais Poitevin, the west coast's
marshland and nature reserve.
Canoes can be hired to explore it further.
The historic "Richard the Lionheart"
castle in Talmont-St-Hilaire.
There are daytime and night-time visits
and shows throughout most of the year.
Futuroscope - a great day out for the family.