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Vintage B&B w/Heated Pool, An Alistair Sawdays special place to stay



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
Bed and Breakfast in Vendee, 15 mins to beaches, heated pool, dinners by pool

Heated pool and 3 course dinners. Pure relaxation! Welcome to our unique fisherman's style cottage. Whitewashed and with blue shutters it is a rare example of the traditional coastal architecture set in a stunning peaceful location. All you can hear is birdsong and the gentle sway of the trees in the adjacent copse. Walk out the gates and straight into miles of wwf protected landscape. Herons and swans frequent the waters. If you fancy resting we have just installed a heated pool to soak up the sunny long days or pop in your car to La Tranche (15 mins) and enjoy mussels and frites overlooking the sea. Our rooms have been totally renovated with stylish bathrooms and are decorated in French style. One with a maritime air and the other traditional romantic French style. We hope to see you soon!

Details for holiday apartment 2 bedrooms to rent Les Dimes (sleeps 2) Hortensia (sleeps 2) , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Newly renovated.. Selected by Alistair Sawdays as a special place to stay.

2 bedrooms offered for rental price and reservation. Please contact owners to if interested to book one room only and for price for one room.

Chic bed and breakfast set in a tranquil, breathtaking situation overlooking the Marais with Herons and other birds adjacent. total paradise and peaceful natural setting. La Tranche sur Mer 10 mins, La Rochelle 40 mins, Ile de Ré 1 hour. The French/Anglo owners provide a warm welcome and invite you to share their special home which was fully renovated this year. Think French chic, fluffy towels and local toiletries to romantic dinners by the pool. They have brought together their shared love of interior design and French cuisine to ensure their guests leave this special corner of paradise feeling totally chilled out.

2 bedrooms offered for rental price and reservation. Please contact owners to if interested to book one room only and for price for one room.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Anglo/French we love sharing our passion for France, and the Vendée in particular. Jacqueline is a Vendee Property Finder so staying with us is ideal if you are searching for a home in the area.

Franglaise is how our friends describe us with us switching between languages mid sentence!

We have 2 dogs, Caramel (the greedy spaniel) and Hortense (the rather posh standard poodle, well she thinks she is ).

Speaks English, French, Spanish

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A hidden gem! So peaceful and quiet and yet so close to so many great things to see and do.

  • 5 of 5

Very tranquil location and great French breakfasts. The children loved the swimming pool and the friendly spaniel and poodle. From the property we saw: red squirrels, egrets, herons, owls and bats so a great spot for nature lovers. Car hire recommended as most day trips are a drive away. There is a huge new water park nearby and a park full of action and adventure (Indian forest) which is brilliant for slightly older children/ teenagers. In addition there is a large range of beautiful, clean beaches within 30-40 minutes drive. Parking is free and you never struggle for a parking space.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a gem

  • 5 of 5

What a find, having been camping for the start of our holiday we arrived at this beautiful B&B in Curzon.

We were greeted by Gill & Jaquiline who made us feel welcome & at home, great hosts who wanted us to enjoy our stay with our friends in the two beautifully newly furnished rooms.

The two rooms share a lovely pool & garden area where you can relax after a day's site seeing around Curzon & the coastal attractions.

A car is recommended due to the location which is quite but equally peaceful & full of natural settings & wildlife.

Breakfast is served outside under a converted shelter overlooking the pool with lots of local produce & strong coffee which sets you up for the day, evening meal is a optional extra & defiantly worth savouring along with the local wines.

Both Gill & Jaquline go out of their way to make sure that you have a wonderful stay & certainly would be a venue which we would return & recommend to friends & family.

Good luck for the future.

Steve & Elaine.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Family Holiday Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The website looked great and when we arrived, it was even lovelier. Two luxury rooms with great bathrooms, fluffy towels and wifi access. We came with two teenagers so they had their own space which they appreciated. The pool was warm and inviting and we swam every day. The property borders the Marais marshes so we had great walks, saw storks, egrets, water voles, woodpeckers, owls and heard the frogs. The breakfast was fantastic with fresh selection of different croissants, bread and toast every day with a selection of freshly made jams. A nice pot of tea for mum too! And then evening dinner... We were truly spoilt, Gil's cooking was a delight. Started with drinks and nibbles, three courses and a bottle of wine, experiencing food from the area and an explanation of everything we ate. We liked it so much we had dinner every night. The table was laid beautifully and changing in theme regularly. Jacqueline & Gil were delightful hosts and nothing was too much trouble and great advice about where to visit. We were 15-20 minutes to the beach and there were a good variety from calm to surfing. Being with two teenagers they were happy mixing swimming with watching films and playing games on their handheld devices, we didn't have an I'm bored once so happy parents too. We made the Caen Ferry in 3.5 hours on the motorway. On our way home we voted it our best ever family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Puy du Fou

From the Owner

We bought our property in December 2013 and soon set to work booking renovations. We have renovated 2 super bedrooms, each with brand new luxury bathrooms. Tranquillity surrounds the property which is located in a beautiful village full of golden stone houses. The location sold the house to us and we thought it would be ideal to share the peace and quiet with people who are seeking a stay to recharge or enjoy the fabulous nature.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 49 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Cyr at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Les Sables at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lucon at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Roche Sur Yon at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Cyr at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Tranche at 17 Kilometres Car: recommended

Gastronomique breaks

Spa treatment breaks

Bikes for hire

Sole use of pool when booking both rooms!

3 course evening meals an option

Airport transfers possible

Environment ideally suited to those looking for a break from hectic lives.


10 minutes from blue flag beaches with miles of flat cycle paths.


La Rochelle 40 minutes

Nantes 1 hour

St Malo 3 hours


La Rochelle 40 minutes

Ile de Ré 1 hour

Les Sables 20 minutes

Further Details:

Ideal for walkers and cyclists, bird watching, photographers and artists. Fishing at bottom of garden.

Michelin listed restaurant within 3km

Historic cathedral town of Luçon 10 mins

Beaches 15 mins

La Rochelle 45 mins, Ile de Re 1 hour

Wine route within 15 mins


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20 percent deposit on booking

Rooms are ready after 5pm on the day of arrival

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for Chambre Hortensia

Suite les Dimes 85 to 105 euros per room each night (3rd person 30 euros pn supplement)
Low season and longer breaks please ask about rates
Prices include breakfast
3 course dinners are available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Wonderful natural setting with the marais and a small river just by the garden. The house has a heated pool available for guests use and a sunny south facing garden full of flowers. We aim to ensure our guests leave feeling pampered and wanting to return.Many have remained good friends.

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 55 m²


  • Les Dimes - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Hortensia - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Hortensia - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Sleeps 2 with ensuite bathroom
  • Suite Les Dimes - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 40m2 the suite has a sitting room and ensuite bathroom
  • We have two rooms in our B and B. Les dimes and Hortensia. Each sleeping 2 in a king size bed, they have ensuite bathrooms, drink making facilities and their own entrance to a terrace for private use.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Ideal if you are looking for somewhere to unwind. Relax into a pace of life that exists in our historic yellow stone village. All accommodation offers French chic country style and a superb country setting within easy reach of the coast. The rooms were totally renovated last year and offer brand new luxury bathrooms and stylish interiors. Outside soak up the endless sunshine by the pool or join us for a 3 course meal sat with a fantastic view, perfect for a summer's evening. Outside: Heated pool 8m x 4m. Sun-loungers by pool. Private table and chairs outside each room for guests personal use.

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