Vendee Holiday Cottages, Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home
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Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home

St Michel en L’Herm, Vendée

Key Features:
2 bedroom house
6m x 4m Heated Pool
Outdoor seating terrace
15 minutes from the beach
Family Friendly
Village location
Wi-Fi Internet Access
The Sunny Exterior of Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home

Holiday Home Description

Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home is situated on the edge of St Michel en L’Herm and only 15 minutes from the beach at La Faute sur Mer and 40 minutes from La Rochelle. This modern two bedroom bungalow is an ideal base for families - with a sun terrace and 6m x 4m heated swimming pool.

There is private off-road parking to the front of the house for two cars and you enter the house via a double patio door through to the living room.

Inside, the living room, dining area and fitted kitchen are all open plan and there is a flat screen TV with UK free-to-air TV channels. A circular dining table and chairs are next to the kitchen - which is fully equipped with an electric oven & hob and separate grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle and coffee maker.

There is a separate utility room to the rear of the house with a washing machine and access to the garden and shower room.

The two bedrooms are next to each other and one has a double bed and the other has two single beds, plus a cot and highchair for younger children. Both bedrooms have bedside tables, lamps and plenty of storage. The twin bedroom has access to a small sun terrace to the side of the house.

Bed linens and hand/bath/tea towels are provided, but please bring your own cot bedding and pool/beach towels.

Outside, there is a lawned area to the front of the house and an enclosed sun terrace to the side and rear. There is a patio table and chairs, along with an awning to provide some welcome shade.

The 6m x 4m heated pool is open from May until the end of September each year. There is a roll out security cover for the pool.
Four Sun loungers are available for sunbathing.


  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, coffee maker
  • Electric oven, grill and hob
  • Large Fridge/Freezer
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (From 2017)
  • Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Pets not accepted
  • Flat screen TV
  • Free to Air UK satellite channels
  • Holiday Reading Books
  • Heated pool (May until end of September)

St Michel en l’Herm and the Local Area

Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home is only a short walk to the centre of St Michel en l’Herm, where you will find a bakery, supermarket, tourism office, a couple of restaurants, a bar and a weekly market on Thursday mornings. There is also a ruined abbey in the centre of St Michel that dates back to the 7th Century - open to the public in summer.

The village is surrounded by flat countryside - with fields of sunflowers and wheat - and areas set aside for Wetlands, with lots of interesting migratory birds (including storks, cranes, egrets, lapwings, ibis and buzzards). During the summer months, the village holds lots of fetes and festivals - with car boot sales, musical evenings and guided walks around the Abbaye Royale.

In less than a 20 minute drive you can be sunning yourself on the long sandy beach at La Faute sur Mer, or a little further along the coast is La Tranche sur Mer - both are located in seaside towns, with bars, restaurants, entertainment in the evenings and weekly markets.

Further afield, La Rochelle is about a 40 minute drive - a great day out exploring the arched shopping streets, full of individual boutiques, or just people watching in the many harbour-side restaurants where you can eat freshly caught seafood or local delicacies. In the evenings, the harbour is pedestrianised and street entertainers amuse the passers-by.There are often firework displays and festivals here.

The Puy du Fou Theme Park is a Must-See - you will be transported back in time to the age of the Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Medieval Knights and will see the best Bird of Prey show in the world with the Bal des Oiseaux Fantomes! (80 minutes away)

For a quieter day out - The Marais Poitevin has miles of canals to walk along, or to hire a boat and float by ruined abbeys and pretty villages. (an hour away)

At the end of June 2016 a new Water Park opened in Moutiers Les Mauxfaits - only a 30 minute drive from the Le Petit Michelais Holiday Home. There is lots of fun for the whole family - with giant water slides, wave machines, a beach, river courses and much more! Click here for more details….

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Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity, Water, Full use of House.
Please bring your own cot bedding and pool/beach towels.

Availability Calendar

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Polynesian Festival at the Parc Floral
Mark & Wendy, Devon. September 2019
We wanted a quiet week, so have not travelled round much - Super U ideal - not far away - otherwise village centre has most shops = good coffee in the café.
Swimming pool is excellent - ideal temperature.

Hannemann Family, Aylesbury. June 2019
We have had a lovely holiday - the weather has been great and the pool has been the focal point for us.
Love the area, having the beach so close is great. Very relaxing - away from the hectic pace of working life. Would certainly come and stay again.

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Dewulf Family, Belgium. August 2018
Great house, everything we needed available and more. Lovely pool; the favourite place of the kids. Beautiful little beaches nearby. Some great food; we really enjoyed 'Sofie in the Kitchen' in L'Aiguillon sur Mer and 'Le Blue Mob' in La Tranche sur Mer.
La Rochelle is certainly worth a visit, L'Ile de Ré absolutely lovely to see by bike, although St Martin en Ré was very crowded (August 15th - Bank Holiday)
Certainly a holiday to remember!

Hill Family, Herts. August 2018
We have really enjoyed our stay here. The kids (5 & 3 y/o) especially loved being in the pool!
We were quickly able to make ourselves at home and found it had everything we needed for our week stay. We were able to explore the village and we particularly liked the calm beach and kids play area of La Tranche and the main beach and town at La Faute.
The boys had fun go-karting at Vendée Kart which is only 20 minutes away in La Jonchere and we loved exploring La Rochelle and driving around the Ile de Ré.
A fantastic week that went way too fast!

Huckstepp Family, Kent. August 2018
Lovely place. We very much enjoyed our stay here and can't wait to return in 2019. Axel & Alicia loved the pool. Such a fantastic holiday - many thanks.

Haines Family, Surrey. July 2018
Have really enjoyed staying here. Had thunderstorms on Sunday and rain on Monday, but didn't sop us having a great time.
The gite is very good, clean, tidy, well cared for.
Very nice having the swimming poo; lots of quiet beaches near to hand.

Reilly Family, Bromsgrove. June 2018
Continuous blue skies again! Great to return to St Denis du Payré and see the stork nest with 4 youngsters!
Walks skirting St Michel beautiful - turn left out the gate & head towards the lake, taking a right after the boules club.
Everything open on a Thursday - depending on time of visit shop locally and miss the Super U!
Because of a wet winter here, lots of insects!! Especially at the beach - also mosquitos - very different from last year, so returning home with a fair few bites.
Ate locally again - lunch at hotel in centre reasonable - a good place to sit & watch the world go by. Sorry to be going home & missing the fête and the Tour de France. Thank you for sharing your gite.

Anon: Wonderful holiday, weather great. House was well-equipped, clean and tidy.
Great beaches only 20 minutes away. Pool was great.

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Shrigley Family, Bucks. August 2017
The house has been lovely and a real treat to have a pool. The kids have loved it.
We have been to the region a few times now and always enjoy the beach at Les Conches, miles of sand, beautiful warm pools form when the tide is out for the kids. We also enjoyed a quieter beach at La Griere.
We took our tour of the Abbey which was interesting, and have enjoyed the the new restaurant in town - L'Viand Art - superb burgers! We also had a meal at La Pergola which has amazing views over the estuary at sunset, near L'Aiguillon sur Mer.
The Aquarium in La Rochelle was great although very busy as it was a cloudy/rainy day.
Great holiday and we may be back sometime!

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Reilly Family, Bromsgrove. June 2017
Perfect weather/great gite. Meals super in both La Rose Trémiere and the yet to be named one opposite (Now called the L'Viand Art).
Especially enjoyed taking a small boat from Maille - four hours without passing another boat! A great visit to the Réserve Naturelle at St Denis du Payré, however the storks & birds of prey spotted following a farmer's tractor were breathtaking!
Our favourite beach was la Plage des Chardons - a short walk through a forest.
A great stay, breakfast in the sunshine & a dip in the pool - perfect start to each glorious day - only one problem…. we've got to go home!

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Mark & Sienna, Weighbridge. August 2016.
After a week spent near St Hilaire de Reiz we’ve had a really relaxing and lovely week at Le Petit Michelais.
The village is delightful - we’ve enjoyed our daily morning walks to pick up freshly baked bread from the boulangerie - delicious!! We’ve enjoyed the beaches at La Faute sur Mer & La Tranche sur Mer.
The pool has been fantastic - the kids have spent hours in the water this week. Weather has been great & we’ve had many meals outside on the terrace.
Do visit the local market on a Thursday morning - lovely seafood.
We also had a really nice meal in the bistro part off the Rose Tremière in the village.
Location de vacances en Vendée
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