When staying at Le Logis Du Général you are not only living in a beautiful and elegant home but you are also part of a stunning 18th century estate with exquisite gardens and over 100-hectares of glorious parkland in the Vendée.
With a fascinating history, this house was once the home of a famous general during the Vendée wars of the French Revolution. The estate is now a classified national historic monument and includes an impressive château on the grounds just a short walk from the house.
There are ten bedrooms across Le Logis Du Général, nine of which are housed in the elegant main house and adjacent annexe with a tenth bedroom in a more simple studio next door. The interiors of the house and annexe are superb with beautiful furnishings, ornate decoration and antique features throughout. The owners have taken great care to ensure a high level of comfort in such historical surroundings.
The well-tended gardens are filled with rose covered borders and fine lawns, a romantic place to enjoy the tranquillity of this fantastic location. Stroll along to the dazzling swimming pool, which can be heated on request, and enjoy long days with family and friends by the brilliant pool house which has been equipped with a kitchen, long dining table, Wi-Fi and music system.
There are endless activities for all ages whether playing tennis on the private court, French billiard or table tennis in the play room or a game of badminton or volleyball outside. You may simply prefer to venture into the vast parkland, passing woodland and ponds, appreciating the outstanding natural landscapes so typical of this region.
In the heart of the Vendée region, you are just minutes by car from a village with bakeries, shops and a restaurant or head to the delightful covered market in nearby Challons to pick up some delectable local produce.
Within half an hour you can be on one of the vast sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast in Saint-Jean-de-Monts or tasting grilled sardines Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Further south, Les Sables-d’Olonne is a delightful seaside town with a bustling seafront promenade whilst La Tranche-sur-Mer has 13km of sandy beaches backed by endless dunes.
For a spectacular day out drive to the enchanting island of Noirmoutier via the incredible causeway, where you will discover pine-backed beaches, rock pools and charming beach huts as well as some amazing sea-food in an idyllic setting.
The coastline offers endless water-based activities from sea-kayaking to kite-surfing whilst there are some spectacular walking and cycling trails both inland or by the Atlantic and nearby islands. There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive or enjoy a peaceful day exploring the flora and fauna of the Marais Poitevin by boat before returning to the serene surroundings of the wonderful Le Logis Du Général.
Le Logis Du Général is a house set on a wonderful family estate which includes beautifully kept gardens, the estate’s own château and 100-hectares of parkland, ponds and grounds where guests may roam free.
Located in the in the Vendée department, the nearest village is a 2.5km drive where you will find two bakeries, a supermarket and restaurant whilst the delightful town of Challans (8km) is a little further with further facilities, larger hypermarkets and a lovely old covered market on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday morning.
Drive to the Atlantic coast and discover broad sandy beaches at Saint-Jean-de-Monts (30km), a lovely family-friendly beach with a promenade ideal for gentle walking and cycling or feast on freshly grilled sardines in the charming town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (35km), where there is also the opportunity to try sea-fishing. Both places offer water-based activities such as sailing, surfing, water skiing or you can head to Fromentine (35km) for kite-surfing.
Further south, Les Sables-d’Olonne (63km) is a delightful seaside town with a bustling seafront promenade and La Tranche-sur-Mer (88km) has 13km of sandy beaches backed by dunes.
For a spectacular day out drive over to the island of Noirmoutier, attached to the mainland by a bridge or a causeway (when the tide is out!) and wonderful for its pine-backed beaches, traditional beach huts, rock pools and sampling fresh oysters in one of the beachside cafes. It’s an especially great area for cyclists with flat and beautiful trails across the island.
Alternatively take a boat trip to the lovely L’Ile d’Yeu from the port in Fromentine (35km) and discover this wild island with a fantastic coastal path for walking as well as watersports such as scuba-diving, surfing, kayaking and sailing.
Heading inland, explore the wetlands at Marais Poitevin which cover 45,000 hectares of canals and marshes with fascinating flora and fauna which can be discovered via the many walking and cycling trails across this region or by hiring a boat near the coast.
As well as hiking and cycling and a great variety of water-based activities, guests can find horse-riding within a ten-minute drive, golf courses across the region as well as bowling and karting in Challans. There is also a great activity centre in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez (33km), open from April to September, with tree-top activities for kids over 6 and a playground with mini-golf, paddle boats and mini-kart circuit for over 3s.
Not forgetting the fabulous city of Nantes (43km) on the Loire River with its rich history and artistic vibe. It’s a must for food-lovers too with some amazing markets, on-trend restaurants and wonderful vineyards just outside the city centre.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Services included at this property:
- 2 hours cleaning per day, 5 days per week
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!