Absolutely wonderful villa
Absolutely wonderful villa with amazing (and large!) private space both inside and out, and fantastic facilities including a private chef cooking for us at the villa (definitely worth the extra cost!). There were 13 of us in our party ranging from 1 year old to 70+, and everyone had an amazing time. We had a few minor issues during our stay but the owner was incredibly responsive and addressed things quickly - couldn't have asked for more. There is a great shop, restaurant and other amenities within walking distance in the village and plenty to do in the local area, but equally the villa is set in a very quiet and peaceful location. Would definitely recommend... and return! Edward R. Aug 2019
A fantastic villa in a brilliant area
When we could drag our children (all under 6) away from the villa's swimming pool, we found some lovely near by activities within a half an hour drive - all recommended by Amanda, the villa's owner and a wonderful host, she made our trip easy from start to finish. We can't wait to return! Jo R. Aug 2019
Absolutely superb villa
The villa has everything you need and is exceptionally clean! The drive up to the villa on arrival takes your breathe away and it is certainly more beautiful than the photos suggest. The hosts are on hand but not intrusive and have created a stunning holiday retreat which is equipped for all ages. Our family had young and older children and all well catered for. We enjoyed family time and cooking in the open plan kitchen buying produce locally (a great butchers in the village) but we also enjoyed an evening in the village at the local restaurant which was lovely. The surrounding area is equally beautiful and overall a very peaceful, relaxing environment to be able to switch off and recharge your batteries. We certainly did and would definitely recommend this villa to anyone visiting the area. Helen S Aug 2019
Large family holiday
We really enjoyed the holiday with our extended family of 16 adults and children in La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire. All the facilities including the swimming pool were provided to a very high standard. Amanda was there to greet us when we arrived and made us very welcome, spending time to explain how everything in the house worked and also make suggestions about shopping and local places to visit which was very helpful. The patio area with a gas BBQ, large dining table and seating area next to the swimming pool is very comfortable and there is plenty of space in the gardens around the villa for children to play. We would recommend this property for a large party and hope to be able to return ourselves before too long. Peter Aug 2019
This was our second stay at the Vendée Villa and it was even better than the first time. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, the facilities in the villa are first class and we were made very welcome by the English owners Amanda & Shane who couldn’t do enough to make our visit enjoyable. Would not hesitate to recommend the Luxury Vendée Villa for a family holiday Karen B.July 2019
Fantastic week in this beautiful villa for our extended family of 14 (13 adults plus 1 baby) enjoying the pool, croquet, boule, bar billiards and BBQ, with daily trips walking down into the village boulangerie, butcher and spar supermarket. Great location for a chill out week. this was our second visit, and we also did a pre-villa trip to the PUY du Fou Grand Parc. Fantastic experience. Amanda and Shane are so helpful and supportive. Jack H. July 2019
The villa is really nice, and better than what the photos show. The house is really nice and has great equipment. We enjoyed staying for a weekend as a group of French friends, and enjoyed the pool, fire Pit, and pétanque spot. Thanks! Vincent 2019
Excellent in every detail
Within easy reach of cross-channel ferries, this Luxury Vendee Villa has all we required for the perfect three generation family holiday. We needed to do no more then take a 10-minute walk to the shops in the village for all our needs but there were easy bike rides to explore the countryside or an hour in the car to find golf courses and fabulous beaches both calm or more exciting for surfing. The house with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a saltwater pool, was ideal for teenagers, their parents and their grandparents who enjoyed a private apartment within the house. The stunning beauty of the house and its amenities cannot be fully captured in photographs or words. You have to go there to feel the heavenly sensation of having simply everything you ever desired in a family holiday. Our hosts could not have been more helpful, friendly and full of great ideas. We did not want to leave and we certainly hope to return again. Pamela S. 2018
Lovely house for a truly French experience
Excellent stay in a beautiful house
We had an amazing stay in this beautiful house. Everything was very clean and the house itself is stunning with plenty of space for us all in the house and garden.The location meant we could to walk into the village and grab some food from the supermarket or go to dinner at the local restaurant, but we weren't overlooked and the house felt very private. I would highly recommend for a large family or group of friends! Rebecca C. 2018
Perfect holiday villa!
Luxury Vendee Villa certainly lived up to expectations. If anything there was more of a wow factor on entering than I had imagined from looking at the photos. It is a very comfortable home from home set in beautiful countryside. Our large family took over the whole villa using all seven bedrooms but we never felt cramped as the living area, both inside and out, is very generous and well kitted out to cater for all your needs. We enjoyed several BBQs making use of the local shops and supermarkets. The gardens were very well kept by Amanda's husband Shane, as was the glorious salt water swimming pool. The large garden made for lots of outdoor fun during our week with croquet and boules, not forgetting the purpose built Games Room housing a pool table. We also enjoyed morning yoga sessions with Amanda who is a qualified yoga teacher. On our first night it was very convenient being able to walk to the restaurant L'Assiette Gourmande in the local village where we enjoyed a lovely meal. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful holiday villa and hope I am fortunate enough to return one day. Mr & Mrs Pearce. Aug 2017
A fantastic home away from home
Amanda and her family have built a wonderful villa, that is extremely well appointed. The quality of the property, its furnishing and fittings are all of a very high standard, but it's all the little touches that helped make our holiday so relaxing, easy and very comfortable. Our party was 4 adults and 4 children of varying ages, and there was always something available to keep us entertained. The location of the villa also makes it a great base, to explore everything the region has to offer. I have no hesitation in recommending! Mr & Mrs R July 2017
Luxury Vendee Villa lived up to it's description
The Villa matched it's description, and was a superb location for our extended family holiday (all adults). Accommodation superb, and the facilities of Games Room, Salt water pool, Boule, Croquet and bar billiards kept all 14 of us fully occupied for the whole week, and we could all dine together, inside or outside. A walk into the local village gave Baker, Butcher and well stocked Spar grocer. A great success, and the owner Amanda was always available for help, advice and support. Highly recommended. Mr Hinde July 2017
Stunning property which needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.
It is spacious, immaculate, and very tastefully decorated and furnished. The owners are welcoming, available and do not intrude. You cannot go wrong with this choice of accommodation. Catherine T. Aug 2016
This is a stunning villa, with a beautiful garden and pool. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. The owners were very welcoming and were happy to help us plan our stay. They recommended loads of great places to visit, including the nearby Puy Du Fou (If you get the chance, this is definitely a great place to visit, not enough time in the day to go around all of it though). The villa is immaculately maintained and the kitchen was well equipped. The pool was warm, and it was great having all the outdoor furniture to use. We also took the offer of having chefs come to the house and cook us a meal. The food was great and it was very pleasant not having to cook. We wish we could have stayed longer, a great stay, thank you. Mr S Aug 2016
A tiny piece of paradise on Earth
Brilliant accommodation, superbly appointed villa. Gorgeous pool and terrace area. Stunning bedrooms and views. A wonderful location with walking, cycling and fishing and glorious beaches a 40 minute drive away. Lovely village with a restaurant, Spar, bakery and butchers a short walk away. Peaceful and beautiful. Simon G. Aug 2016
Lovely spacious Villa in peaceful countryside
We had a delightful stay during the May half term. From booking to arrival Amanda was incredibly helpful, sending a detailed information pack and great directions and meeting us on arrival. The villa was super clean, modern, and really well equipped. There were plenty of toys and space for the children to play, with an amazing plot for them to safely wander. We enjoyed our daily walk to the local village to the boulangerie. The villa is set in peaceful surroundings, you really feel like you are away from it all. All in all a great trip and we would definitely return in the future Mr Y May 2016
Outstanding property in beautiful countryside
What a fantastic property in the heart of the Vendee. From the moment of booking, Amanda provided everything we needed for a great holiday, always on hand should assistance be required.
The house was very well equipped with plenty to do for the little ones, the pool was especially welcoming for adults too as we had some fantastic weather.
Rolling countryside, quaint villages, good quality markets and of course outstanding restaurants, our favourite being L'Assiette Gourmande in the village. We were warmly welcomed considering the size of our party (14), the service was excellent and the moules were outstanding!
We would have no problem booking again and hope to return in the future..... Stuart Aug 2015
Closer than the Provence
Amanda is a fantastic host! She can arrange anything you ask her and has a great network of people in the area who can be of any service to you. This is the cleanest house I've ever seen! And not only the cleanest, you will not find a better house anywhere in the neighbourhood. It's extremely comfortable with nice furniture and all kinds of nice things like a perfect pool, special led lighting, good porcelain, super fridge, great bathrooms etc. etc, etc. The village is small but has all you need within two minutes. A small Spar supermarket with all you need. A superb butcher for your Côte Bouf's and a prize winning Bakery. A gas station is close by with all those little things you might need further more. And in a ten minute distance supermerkets.
This is the perfect place to find your peace. And it's a lot closer by than the Provence! It was perfect! Thank you Amanda! Pieter July 2015
Lovely house, in peaceful location
We had a lovely stay at this delightful modern home, family ranged from 4years to 74 and we all enjoyed our time. We found all the things necessary for family needs, it was very clean and spacious. The pool was a little too cold for adults due to the bad weather spell but the children had fun in their wetsuits, and the pool was heated to 28 degrees. The kitchen/dining/family area is delightful and the children loved the party lights. They also enjoyed the ice maker on the fridge! The pool table was a fantastic addition. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for our family needs.
We visited Parc Brune which was great for children aged 4-12.
Thank you for a really enjoyable relaxing holiday Elizabeth.K August 2014
A nice holiday home with really helpful owners
A wonderful find. This property is truly excellent it had everything we needed and more. Children loved the pool. There was so much for everyone to do and so many amazing places to visit close by. Amanda could not have been more helpful from the minute we booked to after we had returned home. As we were a large family group we took advantage of the Chef coming in to cook us a meal. This was excellent and definitely recommended. Plenty of restaurants in the area if you want to eat out. Close to the village which has good shops for all usual requirements. Highly recommend - we will be back. Mr. Ed.B Aug 2014
Très bien - Grande villa
Nous avons eu la chance d'inaugurer cette nouvelle location qui semble bien partie pour faire une belle carrière. Maison très agréable pour grande famille ou séjour entre amis. Très bien agencée et décorée, pratique avec un jardin et une piscine tout aussi agréables. Nous y avons passé d'excellents moments malgré une météo capricieuse. A conseiller vivement ! Isabelle July 2014