|Le Cottage Bleu||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
A picture-postcard stone cottage with roses around the door! Set in a quiet lane in a small hamlet in the heart of the Vendée countryside - a really great place to relax and chill out!
Perfect escape for couples and great for families too, as there are so many attractions within a short drive - plus the amazing beaches of course!
For guests who love walking, cycling, site seeing or just relaxing in a harbour side restaurant this is the ideal location.
Two bedrooms, swimming pool, well-kept gardens and lovely owners living onsite to offer lots of local knowledge (restaurants, fetes, attractions), plus the odd glass of wine!
Open from Mid-May until the end of October each year.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything that you would need for a relaxing holiday - including a washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee-maker.
There is a dining table with 4 or 6 chairs and lots of crockery, cutlery and glassware.
The large open plan lounge has 3 comfy sofas, a tv with UK free-to-air channels and a wi-fi internet connection.
There are 2 bedrooms, both located on the ground floor.
Main bedroom with double bed, patio doors out to the terrace and lots of storage space.
Twin bedroom with 2 single beds and a wardrobe for storage.
All bed linens are provided.
There is a ground floor shower room (with shower cubicle and hand basin), plus a separate wc next to the shower room.
This cottage is rented from Mid-May until the end of October, so usually there would be no need for heating, however, there are electric radiators in each room, plus a wood burner in the lounge.
There are several books and puzzles available, plus the tv has all of the free-to-air UK channels (cbbc, bbc, itv etc..)
There is a 10m x 5m swimming pool in the garden (which can be fenced off for the security of younger children). Surrounding the pool is a grassy area where the kids can play and there are several sun loungers for a relaxing snooze in the sun.
Directly in front of the Cottage is a dining table and chairs - with its own bbq and parasol. There is also another dining area closer to the pool.
The garden is a haven for wildlife and you will often see the red squirrels playing in the trees, or the many bird species visiting the feeding table.
There are shady areas and sunny ones too, so you can choose your spot!
Parking is off-road within the grounds of the property on a grassy bank. There is space for 2 guest cars.
This house would be suitable for families or couples.
The house is not suitable for wheelchair users, but would be suitable for guests with limited mobility as the cottage is set on one level.
Dogs are not accepted at this property.
For children: there is a cot and highchair.
Peter and Hazel, the property owners, live on-site, but do not use the pool when guests are 'at home', so you will have full private use of the pool during your holiday.
Le Cottage Bleu is owned by Peter and Hazel who live in the main house next door. They bought the house back in 2006 after successfully running a B&B in Normandy for several years.<br/>They retired to the Vendée and spent a few years exploring the local area - so now have a wide knowledge of the best restaurants, attractions and interesting places to visit!<br/>The rentals for Le Cottage Bleu are managed by their friend, Annette, who lives in the nearby village of Lairoux.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Peter and Hazel chose this area because it is perfect for their growing family - the beaches are nearby, there is lots to do and the cottage is located in a pretty little hamlet - surrounded by birds and wildlife!|
|Unique benefits of property||Le Cottage Bleu is an ideal location for couples wanting to get away from it all - as it is situated in the middle of some beautiful countryside - with a wetland valley within walking distance.
It is also great for families as the beaches are so close and there are several major attractions within a 30 minute drive - The O'Gliss Water Park, The Indian Adventure Park and the Chateau des Aventuriers. The Puy du Fou is also only an hour away.
When you arrive at the Cottage you will get a sense of being close to nature and you will immediately relax!
For an exciting day out, head to the O'Gliss Water Park - with its waterslides, lazy river rides, rapids simulators and water play area for young children. Only 15 minutes away and open in the summer months.
The Indian Adventure Park has a wide variety of activities, such as climbing through a tree-top obstacle course, flying across a lake on zip wires, karting, paintballing, pony rides, bungee jumping and lots more.
Perfect day out (or maybe two days!) for all of the family and only an hour away. You will be amazed at the grandeur of the shows - with a full sized coliseum and chariots racing, a Viking Invasion and exploding ship, King Arthur & Merlin, Birds of Prey and a fantastic evening show set around a lake and with a fireworks finalé. Not to be missed - reserve in advance!
The famous Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte) straddles the The Vendée, Deux-Sevres and Charante Maritime areas of Western France. This beautiful area is home to a network of canals and rivers, ruined abbeys and pretty stone-cottage villages. You can hire a boat for the morning, have lunch on the canal banks in one of the many restaurants and then explore the history of the abbeys. A lovely tranquille day out.
There are over 140km of beaches in the Vendée, starting from only a short 18 minute drive away. Many have won the prestigious 'Pavillon Bleu' Blue Flag award for their cleanliness, facilities and respect for nature. You will find great beaches for surfing, body-boarding, sailing, making sand castles, exploring rock pools at low tide or just ones to relax on and top up your tan.
The seaside towns of La Tranche sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer have lots of entertainment laid on over the summer months.
We had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Le Cottage Blue! The accomodation is outstanding and perfectly situated. Peter and Hazel, the owners, were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive at all. The private pool, with exclusive use, set in amazing gardens, was the perfect place to relax. The cottage was a good size and had all the required amenities. We rarely go back to the same place twice for holidays but would definitely consider it in this case.