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2 Gites with Large Lawned Garden and 40 x 20ft Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottages in Lucon, Vendée, Pay de Loire - Peaceful Location, On Edge of Village with 2 Restaurants, Shops, 25 min miles of Sandy Beaches

The cottages are at the edge of a friendly pretty little village with 2 restaurants, tabac, pharmacy, post office and small supermarket all within 3-5 minutes walk. Bakers 7-8 mins walk. Comfortable gites, bright airy, freshly decorated with high ceilings and exposed beams and are attached to owners house and come fully equipped. A large front garden with parking for 4 cars. Very large enclosed rear garden with fruit trees, boules court and a superb 40ft x 20ft swimming pool, and ideal for children. Central to all local attractions, La Rochelle with it's towers and beautiful waterfront restaurants. Fort Boyard,as featured on the television series. The beautiful island of Ile de Ré,well worth visiting. The Venise Vert and it's beautiful canals. The Mervant Forest for a lovely days pic. The superb blue flag beaches of Aguillion and La Tranch only 20 minutes away. This is a wonderful place to relax and let the children really enjoy themselves.

Karen Edge
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Karen Edge

Peter and myself (Karen) moved to France 18 years ago. I speak reasonably good French and can help with any queries or help that you, the guests, may have or want. We live next to the gites and are available most of the time. We love to talk with our guests and let them bring us up to date with all that is going on in Britain. We are more than happy to talk about the area and give any information you may want to make your holiday even better ie; where the beaches are and which beaches to go to, other attractions such as zoos or marinas. We love hearing about where you have been during the day and your experiences and perhaps have a beer or glass of wine with you in the evening;

Karen Edge purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Karen Edge chose Vendee

The main reason we bought this property is that it is in a quiet village. We have the advantages of a mini market, and a supermarket,

two restaurants, post office, tabac , pharmacy and a bakers. There are miles of safe sandy beaches which we love are only 25 minutes away. The green canals of the Venice Verre are around us and local attractions such as a large aquariam and zoo. La rochelle, a beautiful riverside town is also only 25 minutes away. A truly lovely location for just relaxing in the garden or visiting nearby attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

The gites formally being part of an old barn still have the beamed roof exposed which add to the charm of the Gites. There is a very large front garden so that guests can park right next to the front door. The back garden has a small patio for dining or just drinking and relaxing.

The lawned garden is huge and chikdren love just being able to run around . Also the pool is very large with plenty of space for sunbathing on the loungers. Usually one for every guest. Also the facilities in the village are very good with supermarket, pharmacy, post office, tabac and bar - restaurants. A superb location for a relaxing holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Throughly relaxing. Wonderful for the children. The garden and pool has made this holiday.

Very comfortable Gite. had a lovely time. Thanks.

Thanks Karen and Peter. Had a lovely time. Kids really enjoyed the garden.
Sep 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Champagné-les-Marais in Vendee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with toilet, wash basin, and shower, window to garden.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st bedroom has double bed, wardrobe, bedside table, chest drawers, large window to garden. 2nd bedroom has single bed and bunk beds, wardrobe, bedside table, chest drawers, large window to garden.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Outside: The large front garden is grassed with flower beds and trees and parking for 4 cars. The rear garden is very large grassed with many fruit trees (apple, pear, apricot, plum). There is an 40 x 20ft fenced swimming pool for guests use, and an 8m boules court. The garden is really lovely and totally child friendly as it is completely enclosed and safe. Utility Room: Separate shared laundry room with washing machine and iron etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not provided unless asked for at a small extra cost. Beach towels are not provided at all. The property is thoroughly cleaned and ready for when you arrive. Other: French doors take you to your own small private patio with a full size barbeque, table and 6 chairs with parasol, 2 loungers and access to the very large garden with superb swimming pool.



Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
2 bars / restaurants
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
La Faute sur mere
Car: necessary


We are only 20-25 minutes gentle driving from miles of sandy blue flag beaches. The beaches are gently sloping and clean. The sea is very calm and superb for children. Also as there are so many miles of beaches they do not get packed even at the height of the season. There is also a surfing beach 45 minutes from us at La Conche. At La Rochelle there is the ancient old port and and its many waterfront restaurants. There is also a superb marina and zoo.


Travel to us can be by Brittany Ferries - Caen, 4 hours 30 minutes driving. St Malo, 3 hours driving. By air Ryanair (Stansted, London), La Rochelle 35 minutes driving by hired car. Flybe (Southampton), La Rochelle.


Lucon 9km has many shops, a cathedral, beautiful 9 acre garden, cafes, restaurants. La Rochelle 19km beaches, historic old port, dozens restaurants along waterfront, ancient arcade shops, Aquarium, Marina. Venise Vert with its beautifully interlocking green canals. Mervant Forest a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Ile de Ré, long stretches of sand dunes and restaurants. Beaches at La Tranche, La Faute, Auiguillon, La Sable. Futuroscope. Puy de Fou, step back in time with its medieval village.

Further Details:

We are on the edge of the village of Champagné les Marais. Opposite us 25mtr is a pharmacy and in the centre of the village (5 mins walking) is a post office, 2 reasonable cafe/restaurants, a tabac and a small supermarket. There is a boulangerie (bakers) at the other end of the village (10 mins walk , 2 mins car)

A new supermarket is built and due to open soon.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Champagné-les-Marais, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We will send you a brochure and booking form. Return the booking form with a deposit of 20% with the full balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. Prices of Gites are for 1 week and include electricity, water, and 1 bottle of gas per week (usually more than enough). Unfortunately we do not allow pets).

Changeover Day:
Changeover on Saturdays. Guests can arrive after 4pm. Saturday. Guests must please leave by 11am Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown for the property per week in UK pounds.

20% on booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.