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Open Plan Gite In Peaceful Setting. Ideal For Couples.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gite in St Gervais, Nr. Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Vendee, France - Peaceful Countryside Location On The Edge Of The Marais. 13 Km From The Nearest Beach

Our gite is located 2 km from the small village of St Gervais. This converted old farm building features a high ceiling and exposed wooden beams giving a very light and spacious feel. Accessed by a side door the gite has an open plan living room, dining area with table and 4 chairs and well equipped modern kitchen. French doors open out from the living room onto a patio area furnished with garden furniture, parasol and barbecue where you can enjoy meals alfresco and watch some fantastic sunsets across the fields. This is an excellent base in which to explore this beautiful region with its many coastal resorts or the charming market town of Challans just a short drive away.

Janette Hollis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Janette Hollis

My husband and I bought a small rural campsite after spotting an advert claiming to 'change your life' Well it has certainly done that! We also ran a B&B for five years alongside the campsite which has been very popular with French holiday makers. It hasn't been easy but we've managed to build up the business entirely on our own and are looking forward to our ninth season this year. We finished converting the gite at the beginning of June 2013 when we welcomed our first customers. The gite has been renovated from an out-building which once served as the bull house when the grounds were originally used as a working cattle farm.

Janette Hollis purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Janette Hollis chose Les-Sables-d'Olonne area

As soon as we viewed the campsite and surrounding area we knew it was the perfect location for us to live and start a business. The location is in such a beautiful, natural area on the edge of the marais, so peaceful and quiet, with an abundance of wildlife. Yet there are so many places to see and much to do here. We are in easy reach of miles of sandy beaches lined with pine forests, ideal for cyclists, lovely sea side resorts and also the very smart city of Nantes. We hope you will want to come and enjoy the charm of this delightful region and love it in the same way that we do.


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Tabac La Grenouille, St Gervais
Nearest Ferry
235 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Auberge Le Marais, St Gervais
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: necessary


6 km from the coast

13 km from the nearest beach of Fromentine


Use of a car is recommended.

By car/ferry:

St Malo 235 km (147 miles) 3hrs

Caen 362 km (225 miles) 4hrs

Cherbourg 397 km (247 miles) 4hrs 30mins

Roscoff 374 km (232 miles) 4hrs 30mins


Nantes 60 km (37 miles) 45mins

La Rochelle 140 km (87 miles) 2hrs

Angers 154 km (96 miles) 2hrs

Poitiers 227 km (141 miles) 2hrs 30mins


The small village of St Gervais is 2 km away which has a bakery, butchers, post office, tabac, pharmacy, bar and 2 restaurants.

Town of Challans 12 km

Le passage du Gois, a 4.5 km long causeway which links the continent to the Isle of Noirmoutier, accessible at low tide only 11 km

Ile de Noirmoutier 18 km

Further Details:

Cycles for hire.

Fresh bread and croissants can be ordered during July and August from the local bakery.

We don't have a swimming pool on site but there is a modern indoor pool open to the public just 4 km away. The roof is pulled back during hot weather.

Local village of St Gervais with Post Office, bakery, newspaper shop, pharmacy, butchers and bar: 2 km

Nearest supermarket and petrol station: 4 km

2 restaurants: 2.5 km

Local open market at Challans on Tuesdays and Beauvoir-sur-Mer on Thursdays


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Gervais in Vendee

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The separate en-suite bathroom has a very large shower, wash basin with storage drawers underneath, wc and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom area consists of a very comfortable king size bed, 2 bedside tables and large built-in wardrobe with a drawer and shelf space. Hair dryer provided. TV swivels to enable viewing from bedroom.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free wifi We do not accept pets unless on request. A cot is available on request. Please ask at the time of booking. An extra fold-up camp bed can be provided to accommodate a child. Outside: On the patio area is a table and chairs, parasol and barbecue. Guests are invited to use all the facilities open to our campsite customers including a communal barbecue area, boules, table tennis, library and games field. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided but beach towels are not.


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Open Plan Gite In Peaceful Setting. Ideal For Couples.
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  • 5 of 5

A beautifully converted gite, spacious and airy, lovely bathroom, high quality kitchen fittings, and lots of attention to detail. Welcoming owners, a welcome pack in the gite was a nice touch, wonderfully peaceful and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The gite is fantastic, the owners are helpful, very welcoming and not intrusive. The campsite is quiet as are the surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, peaceful week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in this lovely gite at Camping le Fief Angibaud. There was nothing we were short of, every little detail has been considered, even down to a welcome basket of wine, biscuits and cheese. The owners, Janette and Andrew gave us a warm welcome and helpful advice. The cottage is well situated for a great holiday even in January. It is close to beaches, markets, main towns and country lanes. The gite has all the modern amenities you need and we will certainly make a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Description was as we found the property. beautifully decorated (only one year old) with everything we could need. Hosts were very friendle and helpful when required. We the know this area but have previously visited with a camper so this was very luxurious! Would recomnend this gite to anybody

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West yorkshire

Home from home

  • 4 of 5

We holidayed in France for the first time, travelled alone but met up with friends who had brought their caravan to this site. We had booked the gite for 2 weeks, and although is advertised as sleeps 2, the owner was happy for us to bring along our 2 children, and the gite happily accomodated the whole family. The gite itself has been renovated to a very high standard, french in style with all the mod cons. The owners live on site and are very approachable & couldn't do enough for you, all making for a very pleasant holiday. I would definitely recommend the gite, and the area, which although situated in land, was very easy to travel to the numerous beautiful beaches that are dotted around. The site itself is very quiet and peaceful. All in all a wonderful first time holiday in France was had and I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West sussex

Immaculate gite

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at the gite on this campsite which is surrounded by peaceful countryside yet is within easy reach of beautiful beaches as well as the lovely island of Noirmoutier. The gite is immaculate, beautifully presented and very well equipped with everything you need. The owners are very friendly, and kindly leave a welcome pack upon arrival which was very much appreciated. We were delighted we had chosen this gite for our holiday and enjoyed our stay. A perfect choice for couples wanting a quiet and peaceful break!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Gervais, Vendee

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of £100.00 per week is payable to secure a booking and the remaining balance is due no later than 4 weeks prior to your arrival date plus an optional cleaning charge of £25.00. A security deposit of 100,00€ is required to cover any damage to the property or its contents, payable in cash on arrival which will be returned no later than two weeks of the departure date.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday in the high season but this could be flexible out of season. The gite is available from 4.00pm on the day of rental and we ask that it is vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.