|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
La Tranche, Vendee, West Coast of France. New build property, traditional French style five bedroom, two bathroom beach villa on the edge of La Tranche sur Mer in small exclusive estate of Quichenottes. The villa is just a 10-15 minute walk through the pine woods along a cycle track to the superb long soft sandy beaches the Vendee is famous for, and walking distance to the delightful French seaside town of La Tranche sur Mer, one of the loveliest and most unspoilt holiday destinations in France. With large private heated (all year round system) pool, garden, wireless broadband, and all mod cons. Ideal property for self catering French gite rental holidays. France at it's best, with superb beach and heated pool. Villa has large 36 m sq open plan lounge/dining area with Satellite TV and DVD library. Large modern kitchen with French breakfast bar and all mod cons. Includes dishwasher, microwave, fan oven, electric hob.
We (two adults with three kids from Germany) had two beautiful weeks in LePavot. The house is fine, we found everything that was described on "HomeAway". The furniture isn't new, but really ok. The Equipment ist good, the cleanliness was ok, either.
The best for the kids was the pool: 28°C and really big!!! As the sea is rather cold, the pool is much better for swimming...
We feared, that it could be already cold and rainy, but we've been lucky: We had nearly two weeks full of sunshine.
The surrounding area is very quiet and peaceful with beautiful pine-trees. We did many tours (La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Puy du Fou, Marais poitevin, Sable d'Olonne,...), there was not a boring minute.
Due to the end of the french summerholidays, it was already rather quiet and the beaches empty. If you like to look for sea-animals, I recommend going to the beach at the lighthouse. During low-tide, there are many little pools. We searched there many hours for seastars etc. with the children, much fun!
This is not our first time at Le Pavot but the first time in the summer holidays. What can I say, a lovely property in a wonderful location. The pool is fantastic with a beautiful beach in walking distance. The villa is perfect with bikes for the adventurous, another wonderful holiday.
Very comfortable, and deceptively spacious house. Good sized pool, and outdoor table tennis table [well used by the Thomas family!], with decking area seating 12 comfortably next to a brick built BBQ. We had a lovely week, we particularly enjoyed the good array of bicycles in the garage around the safe cycle paths of La Tranche. Thoroughly recommended for a family holiday.
This is a fine modern house with excellent equipment. We found the house to be clean and well prepared and the heated swimming pool clean and ready for use too - which was great. There were 11 of us, 4 very young children. The house is in a quiet location, an easy cycle ride to the beach but a longer walk - shops are a little distant and the local supermarket is almost unusable after 9am - packed to the hilt, although with good quality produce. The little town of Tranche-sur-mer is pleasant and has decent shops. This is an ideal situation for those with a desire to cycle or walk - the beaches are superb if you like to surf or body board, less good for the serious swimmer. Serious cyclists might want to bring their own bikes - there are bikes available but they are really only for casual use.
Communications with the owner were excellent and we'd certainly recommend the house. There is not a lot of historical interest locally, but La Rochelle, about an hour away, is full of museums and attractions.
We stayed with extended family and the house was great for everyone including two babies. It was well equipped and very clean. The pool was a great bonus and very safe with secure fencing. The pool area is more secluded than the picture shows with mature hedging.
Good, quiet location with easy walk or cycle to beach and local bakery in the village.
All communications with owner were excellent and we received good directions and instructions.
Overall exceeded our expectations, we had a great week.
My friends and I stayed here at the end of September. I imagine that it is a great place for families, like many other reviewers have said. However, we are a group of 8 guys and girls all 26-29 yr olds. Don't get me wrong La Tranche is certainly no Malia (yuk)! But it is a brilliant place to chill out, relax and enjoy the surf.
We are all keen surfers and have stayed at a few different rentals all along the Bay of Biscay. Le Pavot was definitely the best. The rooms are all of a good size, the garage is fully equipped with bikes, there is a heated swimming pool, table tennis and an outdoor BBQ!
We all have own surf gear, although it is worth noting that there are loads of places to hire from (one of which you will get a discount from if you talk to the owner of Le Pavot) as long as you arrive in peak season.
The DVD and book collections are one of the biggest I have seen, and there are loads of EU to UK plug bars dotted around the house.
La Terriere is a pretty small village, with only really a boulangerie and a small bar. The foremost of which is definitely worth cycling down to in the morning. There is also quite a large super market about 5 minutes drive away, along with town of La Trance Sur Mer. Which has loads of restaurants, plus all of the usual tourist amenities like English speaking Office de Tourisme, shops, crazy golf, etc.
The booking was simple. All questions were answered within 24 hrs. Most in under an hour.
In the past we have always wanted to try different places to stay in France. However, I think Le Pavot may well be the first place that we revisit. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
The Charente and Vendée regions are blessed with microclimate ensuring high probability of hot sunny days during the summer. With nearly 100 miles of sandy beaches backed by pine forests and easy access from the southern channel ports, it is a popular destination for British and French holidaymakers seeking a sun, sea and sand holiday. However there is much more to this area than beaches including fortified cities, islands, wetlands and vineyards. It is worth travelling inland from the coast to see rural France at its best as well as some highly rated theme parks such as Puy du Fou and Futuroscope.
Fabulous sandy beaches, unspoilt countryside, historical cities and fine food and wine are just some of the attractions that this part of France can offer. The Vendee is situated in the east coast of France and features mile upon mile of golden sandy beaches that slope into the clear blue sea. It is the perfect place for water-sports or relaxing in the sun with its wonderful climate.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
£200 or 20% booking deposit
£100 security/key deposit