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Village house with pivate heated pool, ideal for families or groups of friends

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, can accommodate 12 plus 3 young children / babies.

Les Roches is a traditional village house which has been fully renovated and refurbished to a high standard. It is situated on a quiet lane a little way from the village centre (which boasts a bar, boulangerie, shop and post office) and is located in the South Vendée between the towns of Fontenay le Comte and Lucon.

Les Roches has a large fully enclosed garden and backs onto the surrounding fields. There is play area and trampoline for children, as well as a lovely heated swimming pool which is fenced for safety. The pool is available mid-April to mid-October.

The inside of the property is light and spacious, with a large open plan living area giving on to the kitchen. Wide patio doors open fully to the terrace to give a seamless flow between the kitchen and the extensive terrace.

The kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob, oven, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and all the pans & utensils necessary to create delicious meals from fine local ingredients. A washing machine and tumble drier are provided. Outside, there is a BBQ.

There are five comfortable bedrooms in the property. Downstairs are three bedrooms (two king sized rooms - one of which has a ensuite shower room - and a triple room). Also downstairs is a large, family, bathroom.

Two further bedrooms are upstairs - one double and one room that can be arranged as a triple or as a king sized bed plus a single. This room also has a separate nursery area. Both the upstairs bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms.

Babies and toddlers are well catered for with stair gates, highchairs, cots, toys and games all provided. Buggies are available on request.

Although in a peaceful location, Les Roches is far from being isolated. Within a 15 minute drive can be found several large supermarkets and many other shops as well as an extensive selection of restaurants and the natural delights of the Mervent forest. La Rochelle and the wonderful beaches of the Vendée are about 40km distant. At the end of the lane on which Les Roches is situated is access to a vast area of open country crisscrossed with tracks and paths that is ideal for walking, running or cycling.

Please note that Les Roches is not part of a gite complex nor are we resident on site (we live on the other side of the village). The pool and grounds at Les Roches are therefore for the exclusive use of guests staying at the property.

All bedlinen is provided as are towels (bath & pool/beach). All utilities, end-of-stay cleaning and local taxes are included. We can offer baby sitting and can recommend an excellent local caterer who will deliver to the house for your special occasion meals.

More Details

Jon and Julia Doust
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Jon and Julia Doust

Franco – British duel nationals, we have been resident in France for many years. We were drawn to the Vendée by its lovely coast, countryside & towns, the tranquility and the relaxed pace of life. We came for a family holiday in 2002 and never really left.

Our business - Vendée Vacances - was established in 2003 and has over the years welcomed hundreds of families to the Vendée. We own three large gites on separate sites in the South Vendée in the neighbourhood of Fontenay le Comte.

We invest continually in the business to ensure that the quality of the gite accommodation we offer is maintained and improved. We are on hand to give our guests any information or assistance they might require.

Jon and Julia Doust purchased this house in 2010

Why Jon and Julia Doust chose Le Langon

Les Roches was the third of the three gites we opened and is located on the other side of the village of Le Langon from our own home. We chose this location (initially to have a holiday home in France) because of its easy accessibility and for its proximity to the coast, countryside, attractions like the Puy du Fou and beautiful towns such as La Rochelle.

Les Roches provides an ideal venue either for a family holiday or for groups of friends holidaying together. We planned and arranged the house to be equally welcoming for an extended family gathering as for two or three families holidaying together as for an all-adult party of friends.

The pretty local towns of Luçon and Fontenay le Comte provide us with a full range shops and a fine selection of restaurants. The village itself has a good bakery, a café and a general grocery and is surrounded by countryside. Although quiet and peaceful, this is not a dead village and there is plenty of local life and events, particularly during the summer months.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Langon in Vendée

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 3 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Very large room with its shower room (Italian style shower). This room may be suitable for people with limited mobility.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can suggest a very good local caterer for special occaison meals served at the property.


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Village house with pivate heated pool, ideal for families or groups of friends
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Excellent facility for whole family.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week to celebrate my 70th birthday with my children and their families. Jon &Julia couldn't have done more to make it so memorable.

The accommodation suited all 14 of us from 2 years to 83 years. It was clean and well equipped .

The play area , especially the trampoline was much used by the little ones and the pool was rarely empty!

Thank you again so much for everything, we will be singing your praises for a long time to come.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We enjoyed meeting you and I hope very much we will see you here again.
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GENIAL pas d'autre mots

  • 5 of 5

Pour notre petite famille se fut un agréable séjour dans votre demeure

Rien ne manque et vous etes super sympa

Merci oui merci encore pour votre accueil et votre disponibilités

Adresse recommandée

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Tout était parfait !

  • 5 of 5

La maison est sublime, le village est calme, on a tout ce qu’il nous faut pour passer des vacances géniales au bord de la piscine ou en rimant au soleil sur la terrasse avec ses amis. Jon est vraiment adorable, gentil, nous n’avons rien à dire là-dessus, notre séjour était parfait! On reviendra!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir de vous avoir rencontré! Nous sommes contents du fait que vous envisagez de revenir.
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Très bon séjour dans une maison idéale en famille et très bien équipée.

  • 5 of 5

Jeux pour enfants , piscine, belle terrasse, et une maison très grande et confortable où rien ne manque.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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L'été indien en Vendée.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'accueil chaleureux, le charme du gite tout confort et décoré avec beaucoup de goût. Les espaces nuits bien délimités ont permis à tous de se reposer, la piscine chauffée et le jardin ont offert aux petits et grands un bel espace détente très sécurisé dans ce beau week end automnal. La terrasse est aussi très conviviale et tout est prévu pour les petits (jeux, livres, lits bébé.....) et pour les grands ( livres, jeux de société, wifi, télé.....). Nous reviendrons et recommandons vivement cette adresse.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie de votre appréciation. Nous sommes content que vous avez passé un si agréable séjour aux Roches.
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Super vacances avec des amis dans un gite parfait

  • 5 of 5

Le logement et le temps se sont alliés pour nous offrir un séjour d'une réelle qualité, le gite est tout à fait à la hauteur pour recevoir 10 personnes, le mobilier et les équipements de cuisine sont de qualité, les literies sont excellentes, la piscine est bien protégée et chauffée.Les propriétaires sont d'une grande disponibilité.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
In the village centre
Nearest Ferry
290 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Autoroute A83, Junction 7.1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
L'Auberge de la Rivière, Velluire
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
La Faute sur Mer
Car: necessary

Puy du Fou

Twice voted by the theme park industry as being the best park in the world, the Puy du Fou is quite unique. The park revolves around six live shows or spectaculars that are dramatisations of historical or mythical events relating to the Vendée. The stage craft is exceptional and can justifiably be described as both world class and – in some instances – ground breaking. Away from the big shows, the rest of the park has plenty to interest the visitor. This is a “must do” for any holiday in the Vendée. Located about 65km from our gite in Les Epesses.

Beaches of the Vendée

The beaches of the South Vendée are a delight. For the most part they are sandy (though one honourable exception has a fine line in rock pools at low tide) and are very family friendly. Our favourites are:

La Faute sur Mer – the closest beach at about 40km. La Faute is a low-rise, relaxed, small, resort town. Access to the beach is via paths of a couple of hundred metres length over the dunes. The sandy beach here is particularly fine. During the summer period the bathing is supervised on some stretches. La Faute is a nice town and has some good restaurants. We can recommend La Grand’ Voile on Avenue de la Plage.

Les Conches – is, overall, our favourite beach. Also sandy, this is a very gently sloping beach that is enormous when the tide is out and where the sea stays shallow for quite some distance. There is not a lot in the way of commerce here; just a few stalls selling drinks, snacks and ice cream. This is a good surf beach and there are two surf schools here. We recommend Manu Surf. About 55km drive.

St Vincent sur Jard – This is the most distant of our favoured beaches at around 60km. The beach here is notable for two features: firstly, there are lots of interesting rock pools to muck about in; secondly, the beach is over looked by the last home of the French statesman, Georges Clemenceau. It is a surprisingly modest house for a man widely held to be the “father of victory” in the First World War. The house is as Clemenceau left it at the time of his death in 1929. The gardens here were designed by his friend, the famous impressionist, Claude Monet.

Indian Forest Adventure Park / O’Gliss Water Park

Located adjacent to one another near the village of Moutiers les Mauxfaits (about 45km distant), Indian Forest and O’Gliss provide activity packed days. The Indian Forest adventure park centres around a series of high rope pathways (assault courses, really) slung through the tree tops. There is a range of difficulties available ranging from ‘child’s play’ to ‘downright reckless.’ Also in the park can be found bungie jumps, go karts and water slides.

Water slides (and flumes and rapids a lots of other aquatic lunacy) attain another level in the neighbouring O’Gliss water park. This is the third largest of its kind in France and is open June, July & August.

La Rochelle

The city of La Rochelle is amongst the most visited in France. It is an elegant sort of place with lots of high end shops and many good restaurants. The aquarium – one of Europe’s largest – is excellent, and is most certainly worth a trip to La Rochelle (about 45 km distant) all by itself, but the real charm of the place can be found in just strolling around soaking up the ambiance. The area around the old port is particularly pleasant. La Rochelle has hundreds of restaurants and competition generally keeps quality quite high. Our favoured eateries are Bar André (a La Rochelle institution) at 5 rue St Jean du Perot and Le Boute en Train (classic French) at 7 rue des Bonnes Femmes.

Mervent Forest

Located about 15km away, the forest of Mervent extends over 12000 acres. At its heart is a huge lake that acts as a reservoir for the area. Aside from providing innumerable routes for shady walks, the forest is home to a number of other attractions, including the activity park at Pierre Brune (very good for children of all ages), a rather good small zoo and a water sports centre (from which canoes & kayaks can be hired). The forest also has marked tracks for mountain bikes. There are a couple of restaurants in the forest – we would recommend L’Auberge de la Forêt. In the heart of the forest for higher end dining or the Mangoustan in Mervent village for a meal with children.

Venise Verte

Venise Verte (Green Venice) refers to a network of canals and dykes dug hundreds of years ago to drain the Poitou marshes. These days, the Venise Verte provides a haven for wildlife and is an area of gentle beauty. The best way to experience the area is by boat and these can be hired at a number of locations (for example Maillezais – where can be seen the remains of a magnificent abbey – and Damvix). For lunch, La Recré (a pizzeria / creperie in a converted school) in Damvix provides a perfect family dining option.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Le Langon, Vendee

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pentecôte 18
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Juin 18
1 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Eté 1/18
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Eté 2/18
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Eté 4/18
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Ete 6 / 18
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Eté 5/18
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Automne 1
5 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Automne 2
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
St Slyv.
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Notre locations de semaine sont de vendredi à vendredi mais hors de la période fin mai - fin août le jour d'arrivage serait flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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