With the Gite season now in full flow I decided to take "Tate" our intrepid reviewer of all things Vendeen including restaurants, off to the Ile de Re. Now before you all write in and tell me that the Ile de Re is not in the Vendee I know it's not, but like La Rochelle and Niort they are all only a few miles out from the southern borders of the department and should be considered as excellent days out while you are in this area of France. I say I took Tate, the truth is he drove his Mercedes van as he needs to transport his mobility scooter to be able to get around. Now Tate will in fact be writing a review of the island which will be a personal account full of his usual wit, but I have published a more factual page with some of the photo's I took while on this prettiest of islands.
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