Country Cottage, heated pool, nr Vendee coast

Lairoux (8km from Lucon), Vendée, Western Loire Reference: LV005648 Advertiser since: 15 June 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The Cornflowers Holiday Home Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Cot for young children

About this property

Renovated Cottage with Private Pool and Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Cornflowers Holiday Home is a great place for a family get-together; with private heated pool, covered veranda for al fresco dining and only a short drive to the beach! Ideal for an extended family or two families holidaying together. There is plenty of space for everyone to relax and the pool is the highlight of the holiday!

Set in a quiet location, but only a short drive from the bustling town of Luçon with its weekly market, restaurants and supermarkets.

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, house has recently undergone lots of renovation and re-furnishing and is now a well presented stone cottage - ideal for family holidays.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you will need for a comfortable holiday including a double oven, large gas hob, wine fridge, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffeemaker and built-in fridge.
A separate utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a large fridge-freezer.
There is a large dining table to one side of the kitchen to seat up to 8 guests.

Living rooms

The large living room has two comfortable leather sofas and a couple of armchairs. There is a tv with UK and French tv channels, plus wi-fi internet access. There is a woodburner for the cooler Spring evenings. There are large sliding patio doors from the living room leading to the covered veranda.

Bedrooms

There are four bedrooms at The Cornflowers - each one tastefully decorated and furnished.
Bedroom 1 - Double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, chair, hanging storage and an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 - Double bed, wardrobe and side tables.
Bedroom 3 - Two single beds, hanging rail, side table
Bedroom 4 - Two single beds, cot, hanging rail, armchair and side table

Bathrooms

The family bathroom is on the ground floor and has a full size bath with overhead shower attachment. There is also a separate wc in the hallway.

Upstairs there is an shower room that is en suite to one of the double bedrooms. There is also a separate wc on the first floor.

Heating

The house was constructed with very thick stone walls and remains cool in the summer. There is a woodburner in the lounge and a supply of wood in the wood store for cooler Spring evenings. Each room also has central heating radiators.

Entertainment

The old store room within the house has recently been renovated to become a well-equipped games room with Wii console and PS4 (plus games for both). There are lots of board games, books - for children and adults, dvds and toys for younger children as well.

The tv in the main lounge has UK and French free to air tv channels.

Garden and outside

The garden is private and secluded, with no neighbouring houses overlooking.
There is a 10m x 4.5m heated pool (open from May until end of September) - securely fenced off for the safety of your children.

The house has a lovely covered veranda with a large dining table, chairs and charcoal barbecue. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and several flower borders and is surrounded by thick hedges on all sides.

Parking and garages

There is off road parking for up to 3 cars, plus extra parking along the outside of the garden. The house is located towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with very little passing traffic.

Visitor suitability

The Cornflowers is suitable for families with children of all ages.
Well-behaved dogs are also welcome at The Cornflowers.
This house is not suitable for wheelchair users or those guest with limited mobility as all of the bedrooms are on the first floor.

Information about any additional facilities

The house is very child friendly - with a cot, highchair, stairgates, plastic crockery, pool and games room.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: There is a good local vet in Luçon and we can arrange an appointment for you.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lucon
Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, trout, pike, bream
Name of nearest fishing location: Lots of lakes & rivers nearby for fishing
Distance: 10 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Faute sur Mer
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lots of stables in nearby villages
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: The Fief Vendeen

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Over 110km of signposted trails in the Vendee

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Mareuil sur Lay - centre of local wine route
Distance: 11 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Annette Khan

.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? Sarah and Jeremy originally bought this property so that they could spend their summer holidays in France. They loved the outdoor lifestyle and The Cornflowers, with its private garden and pool offers exactly what they were looking for. The house is also only an 18km drive to the beach at La Faute sur Mer - with miles of sand and lots of seafood restaurants.
As the years went by, and their children grew up, they realised that they could not get out to France to enjoy the house as much as they wanted, so decided to start renting it out as a holiday home so that others could enjoy it as much as they had! The reservations are managed by Annette, who lives locally and is on hand to offer help and support.
Unique benefits of property The Cornflowers is located in a quiet hamlet, yet only a short drive from Luçon - with its many restaurants, weekly market, lovely park and lots of summer festivals. The house has its own pool, can comfortably sleep 8 guests and even accepts dogs!
There are miles of sandy beaches all within an hour's drive of The Cornflowers and La Rochelle is only 45 minutes away as well.

The Owner Recommends

The Beaches of The Southern Vendée

The Vendée is famous for its miles of long sandy beaches and The Cornflowers Holiday Home is only a 15 minute drive to La Faute sur Mer - where you will find a typical seaside town - with souvenir shops, restaurants and bars, and a 5km stretch of beach. Further along the coast is La Tranche sur Mer - with lots of entertainment laid on throughout the summer. The beaches of Les Conches and La Terriere are great for body boarding and surfing, and further along at La Veillon Plage is a lagoon with sandbanks and a kite surfing area! Lots of rock pools for children and lots of space to relax and make sand castles.

Grand Parc de Puy du Fou

This fantastic theme park is located only an hour away from The Cornflowers Holiday Home. There are no rides - but you will be thoroughly entertained throughout the day with amazing shows - Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Knights, Napoleonic sailors and the best bird of Prey show that you will ever see! The evening ends with one of two spectacular shows - one set around a lake - with actors gliding over the water to the sounds of classical music and a fireworks finale; The other show - the Cinescenie has over 1200 participants and will amaze and delight you - ruined chateau, actors and animals and a huge fireworks display! A must-see for visiting the Vendée.

The Marais Poitevin

For a relaxing day out visit the Marais Poitevin - with its miles of criss-crossing canals and ruined abbeys to explore. There are several pretty villages to visit - Coulon, Vix, Maillezais and Damvix - where you will be able to explore the waterways and see lots of local flora and fauna. Canalside restaurants are great for a spot of lunch!

The O'Gliss Water Park

Opened in 2016, this amazing water park is a big hit with children and adults. There is a lazy river to glide along, a beach with wave machine, lots of slides of varying heights and a great water adventure park for young children. Book in advance to avoid missing out. Only 15 minutes from The Cornflowers Holiday Home.