The Depths of winter is the time of year when most people book their summer holiday. The Christmas festivities are over and the days are dark and dismal so what better tonic than to think of those balmy summer days, hot summer breezes, the French wine and cheeses and of course the crystal blue sea lapping gently on golden sands, you can almost smell the ozone drifting on the breeze. This is of course the picture that travel brochures around the world use to lure you to book their holiday destinations and of course we’re no different. Luckily for us the Vendee is blessed with some of the finest beaches in France, the blue flag for cleanliness is proudly flown from most of them and the choice is extensive. Our review of all of the beaches in the Vendee is now finished and though there will always be a need to keep them updated you will never the less be able to see exactly what’s on offer. In addition there are also further pages on Surfing, Fishing and Sailing. Beach holidays may not be everyone’s idea of a great holiday. Some people do not want the hustle and bustle of crowded resorts or sand with everything, but still enjoy the occasional day on the beach. Rural Vendéen gîtes and holiday homes offer those people a tranquil setting, far enough away from the coast to enjoy the peace and quiet of a traditional Vendéen village, yet close enough to the coast for it not to be a chore getting there with the added bonus of passing through pleasant interesting countryside on the way. The other major advantage of a rural gîte holiday in the Vendée is that the cost of renting your holiday home is dramatically reduced, often by a much as 40% for a similarly sized property. There is also much greater choice in the type of properties available, especially for the larger family or group of friends. Winter is the time for dreaming of golden sands and blue seas. The Vendee is where dreams become reality
Gites with pools.co.uk at present exclusively serves the interests of the 6 gites at La Grange holidays in the south Vendee. We are however expanding the website to cover not only other gites in the Vendee region, but holiday homes throughout the whole of France. It is our intention to make all sorts of information available to those looking for holiday accommodation and to those who have gites or are thinking of owning a gite.
Running the La Grange gite complex since 1991 has enabled us to accumulate extensive knowledge of the industry, however we know there is still a lot to learn. We don’t have all of the answers but we are actively seeking them out, and there are always new opportunities to be explored.
For the Gite owner we will confront problems such as advertising, websites, swimming pool maintenance and standards and a whole host of other topics. We will actively be seeking input and asking for comments, and if you have anything that you think you can add or comment that you would like to make, don’t hesitate, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org