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Situated in the beautiful area of the Vendée, The Beach Retreat is the perfect setting for guests who want to achieve peace, tranquillity, rejuvenation and relaxation. 

Our luxurious hideaway provides accommodation for up to 14 people, in a private location only metres away from a 9km-long sandy beach on the Atlantic coast.

Enjoy fabulous home-cooked, healthy cuisine prepared by our professional chef, or indulge in a morning yoga session on the beach.

The health and wellness concept behind The Beach Retreat has been developed by Dr Patrick Bowler and his wife Pauline, who strongly believe that a combination of good nutrition, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and social cohesion can contribute to a person’s health, longevity and sense of wellbeing.


Our new, spacious, contemporary house is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. With three en-suite bedrooms, the Beach House sleeps up to six adults and includes a yoga studio. Enjoy the tranquil location, the nearby sandy beach, landscaped gardens and our ‘Zen’ area. Access the private heated pool, jacuzzi and stone-built BBQ (with seating area) or take a stroll to local shops and restaurants – in under 10 minutes.


Our new, large villa contains four en-suite bedrooms – accommodating up to eight adults. Access the private heated pool, jacuzzi, spacious terrace areas, gym space and secluded garden. Take a two minute walk to the beach, or head to the shops and restaurants on foot in less than 10 minutes.

As well as guests looking for health and wellness breaks, for those passing through France, The Beach Retreat can offer an ideal stopover location. Rest and recuperate with us, before continuing your journey.

The Vendée region is well-known for its many gently sloping beaches, which are ideal settings for enjoying watersports or simply sunbathing. 

The area is also where you can find the ‘Venise Vert’ (Green Venice) canal system, many kilometres of cycle paths, characterful, medieval towns, and several theme parks for adults and children (including the Indian Forest Park and O’Gliss Water Park). 

Nearby is the wonderfully lively and fashionable town of La Rochelle and the Ile de Re. Pedestrianised shopping areas in the old town and a great choice of restaurants, cafes and bars make for a lovely day out. 

Les Sables D’Olonne, well known for the start and finish of the round the solo world yacht race, is 30kms further along the coast. En route, you can stop for a visit to the Musee Auto De Vendée (car museum) or the horse racing track. 

Glorious beaches, shops, restaurants and the harbour area provide plenty to do on a day trip. Further afield are the canals and waterways of the Marais Poitevin, along with its amazing wildlife.

Major attractions like Futuroscope and Puy du Fou are only an hour or so away. Added to that, there are many interesting historical towns, markets, shopping centres, châteaux, museums, zoos and aquariums to explore, as well as the wide range of golf, tennis and riding venues on offer.

The Vendée has a sunny climate equal to that of the South of France. This means the season extends from Easter to late October; with the monthly temperature in September averaging 70 degrees.

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Manager: +33 6 1258 0695

For information on the Vendee try the following links  [English Guide to the Vendée] [French Tourist Board]


For information on Longeville sur Mer:

New Water Park, 15 mins drive from the house.