Holiday let with pool close to Vendee beaches

Lairoux (14km from Lucon), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV004870_A Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
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Le Vieux Café Holiday Home Self Catering Saturday 3 8 2 There is a sofabed in lounge

About this property

Family Friendly Holiday Home with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Vieux Café holiday home is set in the small village of Lairoux, only a 15 minute drive from the sandy beaches of the Southern Vendee. This character property has exposed stone walls and beams, and is very family friendly - with a large (12m x 7m) heated pool and well-stocked games room (xbox 360, table tennis, pool table, dressing up clothes, books, dvds, games and toys for all ages). There is also a large 1500m² garden with boules court and picnic table.
 
There are three bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, plus a double sofa bed in the lounge. There are also 2 shower rooms (one on the ground floor, one upstairs.)

Outside, there is a private patio area with a dining table for 8, pergola and barbecue. The wi-fi network extends to the pool and courtyard area.
 
Le Vieux Café is set on one side of a gravelled courtyard parking area, with a lawned area and boules court. There is a gentle slope leading down to the heated swimming pool (open from May until end of September), and gym (treadmills, rower, bikes, weights and bench press). Down a few steps and you reach the large vegetable garden, where you can pick seasonal fruit & vegetables! Then you come to the large garden that is a haven for birds and butterflies! We even have tawny owls nesting in the owl box!

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a large dining table that extends to seat 10 guests and there is everything that you would need to have a relaxing, stress-free holiday - including mashing machine, dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffeemaker.

Living rooms

Le Vieux Café is well equipped; with wi-fi throughout, plus UK & French TV channels, DVD player and laptop for your use.
New leather sofas have been installed in the lounge, and there is a metal-framed sofa bed for extra guests.

Bedrooms

The three bedrooms are on the first floor - one has a double bed, single bed and cot, one has two single beds and the third has either 2 or 3 single beds according to your needs.
All bedrooms have bedside tables and wardrobes for storage.

Bathrooms

There are two new shower rooms at Le Vieux Café - one on the ground floor with a shower, sink and WC and a second large shower cubicle, sink and separate WC on the first floor.

Heating

There are radiators in each room for the cooler months and new double glazing has recently been installed.

Entertainment

The large games room is a fantastic place for children of all ages to enjoy themselves - with table tennis, billiards, Xbox 360, board games, dressing up clothes, drawing materials, hundreds of books (for adults & children), large DVD library and lots of toys for the beach.
We also have a selection of bikes (please bring your own helmets).
There is a boules court and swing set in the garden.

Garden and outside

The garden is set on several levels overlooking an idyllic wetlands valley. A gentle slope takes you from Le Vieux Café to the boule court, then on to the heated swimming pool and games room, then down to the vegetable garden and on to the large grassy garden where you can play ball or have picnics.

The 12m x 7m heated swimming pool is open from May until the end of September each year. There are sunloungers, parasols and lots of pool toys to keep you amused.

Parking and garages

There is off-road parking for up to 5 cars on the gravel courtyard in front of Le Vieux Café. If you bring bikes or a roof box, we have lots of space to secure them away safely during your visit.
Our main gates can be closed for extra security if required.

Visitor suitability

The perfect house for families! We provide a highchair, cot, changing mat, baby monitor, stairgates, plastic cutlery & crockery and lots of toys for younger children.

Le Vieux Café would be suitable for guests with limited mobility as there is a shower room and wc, plus double Sofabed on the ground floor, but it is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Le Vieux Café accepts well-behaved dogs (provided that they get along with our 3 cats!!)

Information about any additional facilities

We offer a babysitting service, along with a 'taxi' service to local restaurants.

The Swimming Pool, games room and gardens are shared with our other 2 bedroom holiday home - L'Ecurie.

This house can be rented individually or with our other 2 bedroom Holiday Home - L'Ecurie - at the same location.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: We will accept well-behaved dogs. The local vet in Luçon is used to dealing with pets returning to the UK and we can arrange appointments for the end of your visit.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Roche sur Yon has several
Distance: 30 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout etc..
Name of nearest fishing location: Sea fishing at the coast, freshwater fishing in several locations nearby
Distance: 15 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Domangere at Nesmy
Distance: 20 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Several Nearby
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Fief Vendeen

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are over 500km of marked trails nearby

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: 10 minutes from the local Mareuil Wine route with 12 producers
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner, Mrs Annette Khan

Hello, we are Jason and Annette and we live in The Vendee, next door to our Holiday Homes, so are always available to offer advice and the odd glass of local wine or two!!

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Until 2006 we were living in Jersey, but we needed a new challenge and direction, so we decided to up-sticks and move to France. We found the perfect property for living in and with a bit of work, the attached house and gite could be converted into good quality holiday accommodation.
We had visited the nearby areas on holidays, but preferred the Vendee as it has so much to offer - beaches, country walks, pretty villages, lots of good markets and it is now a recognised wine region!
Unique benefits of property The area is so peaceful, yet is within a 45 minute drive of La Rochelle or Les Sables d'Olonne. There are 2 airports within an hour, and the ferry ports are from only 3.5 hours away - ideal for holidaymakers!
The holiday homes are set in a small village only 15 minutes away from the beach at La Faute sur Mer, so we have the best of both worlds - lovely country views and sandy beaches!

The Owner Recommends

The Marais Poitevin

This is the 'Venise Verte' network of canals and ruined abbeys located in the south of the Vendee and into the neighbouring department. You can have a relaxing day exploring the canals - either on foot, by bike or being punted along the canals -passing by abbeys and seeing lots of local wildlife. Lots of pretty villages dotted along the canals where you can have lunch and wander along the tow paths.

The O'Gliss Water Park

Opening at the end of June 2016, this looks set to be a big hit with holiday makers. There is a large area with water slides, several rivers to glide down, a beach area to relax in - with wave machines and a children's play area with small slides and amusements.

The Puy du Fou Theme Park

Not to be missed when visiting The Vendee!! This is a theme park like no other - you will be transported back in time to the age of the Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Medieval Knights and will have the time of your life! There is also a fantastic Bird of Prey show - with hundreds of birds swooping all around. In the evening, there is a Grande Finale - either a musical set on a lake, or the spectacular Cinescenie, with over 1200 participants, a firworks display and lots more!!