Gite le Coquillage. Holiday Cottage in La Tranche sur Mer

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  • 3 bedroom house
  • Walking distance to shops & restaurants
  • Garden with BBQ
  • 500m to the beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • 70 minutes from the Puy du Fou
  • Dogs Welcome

Gîte le Coquillage, La Tranche sur Mer, Vendée

Please note that I am not actively taking bookings for this property from September 2020. For those guests who have booked for 2021, there will be no change to your booking or service.

Gite Le Coquillage
is perfectly located 500m from a safe and sandy (blue flag beach, perfect for families and life guarded in July and August. At low tide children will adore the rock pools. It’s also a popular beach for surfing, wind/kite surfing and stand up paddle.

Le Coquillage is a newly refurbished traditional Vendée holiday home set in a quiet part of Le Phare in the bustling seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-mer. You will be able to see the lighthouse flicker gently through the trees at night.

The light and sunny property has three good sized bedrooms and a studio room in the garden, a lovely wooden deck terrace in the private rear garden and gorgeous views to the pine forest 50m away with walking trails (children’s play park, volley/football courts, walks and cycle tracks). For your comfort the garden has the ideal mix of sun and shade throughout the day and evening.

The large sitting room (27m2) with vaulted ceiling has two comfortable sofas, a flat screen television with UK and French channels and WIFI. There is a variety of adult and children’s DVD’s and books.

In the dining area there is an extendable dining table which comfortably seats 6/7 and there is access directly through the conservatory into the garden. The fitted kitchen is next to the sitting room and is fully equipped with fridge and freezer, dishwasher and plenty of crockery. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility area in the garage along with an iron, ironing board and clothes airer.

There are three bedrooms plus a studio bedroom in the garden, offering various configurations for your guests. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, as well as a spacious contemporary bathroom with large walk-in shower, hand basin and WC and a separate WC with a handbasin.

Upstairs in the ‘tower’ bedroom there is a double bed with views into the garden and forest and an adjacent contemporary shower room with large shower, hand basin and WC.

The ‘studio’ (12 m2) is in the garden and linked to the house by the decking. It doubles up as the games/cinema room with flat screen television. There is a sofa bed for additional sleeping - perfect for older children and their partners.

There is a travel cot and a high chair for younger children as well as two stair gates.

The house can sleep 6/7.

Outside there is parking for 2 cars. The garage has a table tennis table, darts board and access onto the deck in the garden. There is also a side gate into the rear garden. There is a conservatory off the kitchen and dining area with additional seating. For the garden - sun loungers and comfortable seating include an outdoor sofa set. There is a large table and chairs for al fresco dining on the terrace and relaxing with a glass of wine after an exhausting day on the beach! Next to the hard-standing barbecue there is a second wooden bench table for the chef.

This holiday home is open all year and dogs are welcome from October until May.


  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Rangemaster Oven and gas hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • DVD Player & films
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Travel Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets accepted
  • Open All Year

La Tranche sur Mer and the Surrounding Area

The bustling seaside town of La Tranche sur Mer is only a 15 minute walk away. Here you will find activities for all of the family. Entertainment is laid on throughout the summer months - with beachside festivals, firework displays and weekly markets spilling out onto the main square in the centre of town.

The town comes alive in Spring and summer - with many restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours open until late in the night.

In Autumn & Winter the beaches are almost empty - but the perfect place for walking your dog, surfing, sand-karting, bird watching or generally taking the air!

Once you arrive at Gite Le Coquillage, you can visit the local supermarket to stock up on supplies, and then leave the car parked as everything you need is within walking distance - shops, bakery, restaurants, beach, playground, cycle tracks and much more.

For day trips out of La Tranche, you have a wide selection of activities all within 15-30 minutes drive - The O'Gliss Water Park, The O'Fun Adventure Park, Karting Tracks, Treasure Trails in the grounds of a Château, wine route and boat trips along the coast.

Further afield is the amazing Puy du Fou Theme Park - around 70 minutes away - a perfect day out for the whole family - with Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Medieval Knights, Bird of Prey show and fantastic evening sound and light show. Not to be missed!

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré, plus Les Sables d'Olonne are interesting seaside towns popular with tourists - harbour-side restaurants, busy markets, street entertainment and boutique shopping.

For more information about the Vendée, click on this link.


Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Winter Heating (wood burner & electric radiators), Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Gardens
Please bring your own beach towels and cot bedding.

New bookings are not being taken for this property, if you have already booked for 2021, then there is no change to your holiday.

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Fred, Laure and Inès (4), Frenchies living in Switzerland, July 2020
What an odd year...and summer! But nestled in Gîte Le Coquillage we felt really blessed, safe and happy. Many thanks for being so thoughtful, delivering bath mats and ping pong balls! We’d love to come back. And we might well do so!
Perrine, Xavier, Victor (4) and Charlotte (2) Chevreuse, France July 2020
Ce séjour aura été le premier de Victor et Charlotte en bord de mer. Nous ne pourrons oublier leurs rires et leurs regards d’étoiles à chaque passage. Cette maison est parfaite!
Merci pour tout! Perrine!

Tilly Family, Paris June 2020.

Cette semaine était fantastique!
O combien réunie
Quand reviendrons-nous?
Un jour sûrement
Il nous tard déjà!...
Lundi va être difficile
Loin de cette maison
Accueillante et sympathique
Gardons l’adresse!
Encore merci 😊

The Sherborn Family. August 2019

Wonderful holiday. Wonderful house and wonderful welcome. Some great walks in the forest… great beaches if you don't want to walk in the forest, but most of all, a great location - we'll be back!

The Hall Family, Loughborough. August 2019
We have enjoyed a wonderful stay in your beautiful home, very comfortable and spacious. The house is well equipped and we found everything we needed. We have visited the beaches and the woods and wish we could have stayed longer.

Vendée Holiday Cottages

Annette & Jason Khan
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Vendee Holiday Cottages

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ée Holiday Cottages)

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