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The Cornflowers Holiday Cottage With Heated Pool And Garden In Peaceful Hamlet

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
The Cornflowers Holiday Home, in Lairoux Nr. Lucon, Vendee, 18km From The Beaches Of The Southern Vendee, Countryside Location

The Cornflowers holiday home is located in the quiet hamlet of L'Oulerie, part of the village of Lairoux, and only a 20 minute drive to the fantastic sandy beaches of the Vendee.

The house comfortably caters for up to 8 guests and the ground floor is mostly open plan, with a large living room / kitchen / dining area. There is a TV with UK and French free-to-air TV channels, A Wii console and games, DVD player and films and Wi-Fi internet connection.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, range cooker, microwave, wine fridge, kettle, toaster and coffee maker. The washing machine and extra fridge/freezer are located in the utility room.

The family bathroom and separate WC are located on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms – two with double beds and two with two single beds each. There is also an en suite shower room and separate WC.

During the winter of 2014/15 the house was completely decorated throughout, and new furniture was added to the bedrooms, lounge and outside dining area. A new fence has also been added around the pool for the security of your children.

The outside space is perfect for relaxing - with sun loungers and an al fresco dining area under a covered veranda. The 10 x 4m pool is heated from May until the end of September.

The Cornflowers Holiday Home is set in a quiet location, but near to lots of tourist attractions and towns with bakeries, shops and markets selling local produce.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Ward Family, Kent June 2012

Many thanks, we had a lovely week, enjoyed the pool, the aquarium at La Rochelle and our first sightings of hoopoes. The weather was kind too.



The Cranes, Hants. July 2012

Great pool. Nice house. Good restaurants. Best beach Sables d'Olonne. Good restaurant in Luçon.



The Carters, Surrey. August 2012

Had a lovely week. Weather was fab and so spent lots of time with our young family by the pool La Rochelle and La Tranche sur Mer are well worth a visit.



The Mingay Family, Cardiff. August 2013

Lush house. Brilliant location - amazing cycling!

Recommend La Rochelle - the market there is really sweet. Pool is fantastic! The best holiday house no doubt about it - the pool is amazing. Well worth a visit to the café by the river in Lavaud. Also, the best French kitchen we've ever used! Weather was sunny all 14 days (first time that's ever happened in 13 years!)



The Robinsons, Deal. August 2014

Lovely house. Had a great week both here and at the beaches. There are some great eating places at La Tranche.

Kids loved having their own pool - really had a hard time getting them out!



The Lewis Family, Port Talbot. September 2014

Fabulous time, Fabulous weather! Everything we needed at the house and superb location too. We all loved the pool.

Great days out at La Tranche sur Mer and La Terrière. Beautiful scenery/coastline at Talmont Saint Hilaire. Our favourite beach by far, especially for body boarding, was Les Conches - as recommended by the fabulous gardener!

Excellent having Annette only a phone call away. We really hope to return. A big thank you from all of us.



The File Family, Hythe. September/October 2014

Great location and gite, lucky with the weather! Would love to come again.
Jun 2013
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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Superb hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic week... Perfect place for a quiet getaway with all mod cons and more. Beautiful property offering lots of spacious accommodation with lots of added bonuses for children of all ages, should there be rainy days - which there weren't, lucky for us. The pool is heated but, even when it's sunny and hot, it offers a lovely place to cool down. No shops in walking distance, but the nearest Hyper U in Luçon, 10 minutes away, has lots of fabulous food on offer. Would definitely revisit. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your Holiday here at The Cornflowers. The owners have made lots of improvements over the winter and it's nice to hear that they were enjoyed. The area offers lots of amusements for all ages - with the beaches only 20 minutes away, and lots of pretty towns to explore - like La Rochelle & the Ile de Ré.
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Two families with small children (4 adults & 3 under 4's) and a couple of Dogs - loads of room for all of us. Facilities good, communications with Owners reps were really good and clear, Would we go again? Yes.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy Days

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described on the website and was perfect for a party of 8. The facilities were excellent with enough of everything in the kitchen you could possibly need. The pool was great and the outdoor dining area suited us perfectly and was very well used. The whole house was clean from top to bottom and felt like our holiday had started the moment we arrived.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here in the Vendee. Thank you for leaving a good review! Hope to see you again if you are in the area.
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Location

From the Owner

The Cornflowers Holiday Home is owned by Sarah & Jeremy who live in the UK. They had been holidaying in the Vendee since 2003 and loved the area so much that they decided to buy a house here. They have enjoyed many family holidays at the house, and in 2011, decided that they wanted to rent the house out for others to enjoy. The rentals are now managed by Annette & Jason Khan who live in the same village as the house. We have spent many sunny days on the beach and boarding at Longueville. We have also visited Jard Sur Mer, investigating rock pools in the afternoon on the beach and then staying for supper in the Vieux Port. We enjoyed visiting La Rochelle and strolling around the Old Port before sampling the local cuisine in one of the many small family run restaurants.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lucon at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Domangere at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lucon at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 6, A83 at 22 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lucon at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Faute sur Mer at 18 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The lovely beaches of the Southern Vendee are only 20 minutes away. The seaside towns of La Faute sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer come alive in the summer months - with lots of restaurants, cafés and entertainment laid on in the towns and on the beaches. There are miles of sandy beaches, where you can surf, body board, explore rock pools or just relax and make sand castles. You will be spoilt for choice. All have car parks nearby - mostly free - and all have catering and toilet facilities.

Travel:

The Cornflowers Holiday Home is less than an hour from the airports at La Rochelle and Nantes, both of which are served by budget airlines from the UK and Ireland. Car hire is available at both airports.

If you prefer to drive, then the northern ferry ports start from 3.5 hours away (St Malo). Cherbourg is 4.5 hours away, and Calais is 6.5 hours away. (Ferry & Eurotunnel) A 10% discount is offered with Brittany Ferries for crossings to and from the UK.

Distances:

The Cornflowers is set in a small hamlet less than a 10 minute drive to the town of Luçon - with its many shops, bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, bars & weekly market. The town holds lots of fêtes and festivals throughout the summer months.

The seaside towns of La Faute & La Tranche are 20 minutes away, and here you can find lots of restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and local specialities.

Further Details:

Within 20 minutes’ drive, you will find lots of tourist attractions - such as the Indian Forest Adventure Park, The Parc Floral at St Cyr with its Lotus flower lake, The Adventure Chateau at Avrillé with its treasure trails, Neolithic Dolmans, petting farms and lots of country lanes to explore on foot or by bike.

Further afield, the picturesque town of La Rochelle is worth a visit - there is a fantastic aquarium, lots of harbour side restaurants, historic buildings and a large daily market that spills out into the surrounding streets. You can also take a boat trip to the ils d'Aix and Fort Boyard from La Rochelle.

The World Famous Theme Park of the Puy du Fou is less than an hour away - here you will be transported back to the days of the Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers and Medieval knights and you will see the best Bird of Prey show in the world! The day is rounded off with a spectacular sound and light show with huge fireworks display to finish with.

For a more relaxing day out, the Marais Poitevin is ideal. There are miles of beautiful canals to explore - with ruined abbeys and local flora and fauna to see. The towns of Coulon and Maillezais are great stop-off points.

The Vendée is steeped in history - with many grand towns to explore - Fontenay Le Comte, with its chateau and renaissance architecture, Les Sables d'Olonne with its fishing port crowded with restaurants and the start point for the Vendee Globe Yacht race, La Roche sur Yon with its large shopping centres and the Place Napoleon with its mechanical animals.

The main attractions for this area are the beaches and the lovely countryside. This is a great area for walking, spotting local wildlife and migratory birds, cycling, exploring the wetland marshes and relaxing on the beach.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
High Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,620
for 7 nights
£1,620
 
 
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is Saturday
Arrival time at property - after 5pm. Departure time at property - by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week for the house, not per person.
Prices include all bed linens and towels, except pool/beach towels.
Prices are listed in sterling. If paying in Euros, the exchange rate will be calculated on the day of your reservation.

This property manager has been advertising with owners direct since 2009, and completing bookings by BACS, one of the recommended forms of direct payment. Online booking incurs a fee of between 6 - 10% of the owners listed price, plus VAT, payable by the holiday maker to owners direct'
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is in a great location, with many great restaurants only a short drive away, and many attractions within a 20 minute drive. Our boys loved the Indian Adventure Park, and the treasure trail at the Chateau! We loved strolling around the harbour at La Rochelle, or visiting the street markets at La Faute sur Mer on a Sunday morning - buying freshly picked fruit and veg or seafood straight off of the boats. For a quiet, relaxing day - the house and gardens are perfect - with no passing traffic, secluded garden and pool to cool off in! Who could want for more!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: Ground floor location, with full sized bath & overhead shower, hand basin, towel rail and separate WC next door. Shower room: First Floor location - this is an en suite shower room to Bedroom 1, with shower cubicle, sink and separate WC in hall

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, En suite shower room attached
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed, built in storage and en suite shower room Bedroom 2: Double bed, wardrobe and views over garden Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, wardrobe & cot Bedroom 4: 2 single beds & wardrobe All bedrooms are on the 1st Floor

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • English speaking representative living in the same village Some pets may be accepted Garden is securely fenced off from the quiet country lane that runs down the side of the house. (This is a cul-de-sac, with very little passing traffic) The house is clean and tidy for your arrival, and should be left in the same way. All bed linens and towels are provided, except pool/beach towels. The 10m x 4m heated pool is set at the far end of the garden and has a newly installed fence and gate with security lock for the security of your children. The gardens are completely private and not overlooked by the neighbours. There is off-street parking in the garden, which is surrounded by tall hedges and a set of gates. The garden is sheltered, and the pool area is in a sunny location for most of the day.

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