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L'Ecurie Holiday Home with Heated Pool, Gardens and Well-stocked Games Room

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

L'Ecurie at Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes in Lairoux, Nr. Lucon, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France - Village Location, Only 15 Minutes Drive From The Beach

L'Ecurie is a comfortable 2 bedroom holiday home, sleeping up to 5 guests, plus a baby. It has fantastic views across the valley to the Wetlands below and has an outside terrace & BBQ area ideally positioned for watching the sunset - with a glass of the local wine.

L'Ecurie is set in a gravelled courtyard, off a quiet road in the centre of the village and is only a 15 minute drive to the beach.

This house offers great family accommodation - with everything that you would need for a relaxing holiday - including a dishwasher, washing machine, laptop with internet access, UK TV channels and owners living onsite, and able to offer help and advice on where to go if this is your first visit to the Vendee.

There is a large master bedroom and twin bedroom, along with a new shower room with double shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. The master bedroom (35m²) has a king sized bed, single bed and a cot for younger children and lovely views over the gardens and Wetland valley. (Telescope provided!)

Outside there is a private terrace with pergola, dining table and chairs and Weber Barbecue.

There is also a large games room full of toys and board games for all ages, along with a ping pong table, pool table, table football, Xbox 360 & games, drawing materials, DVD library, holiday reading library and lots more!

Next to the games room is a gym – with cross trainer, treadmill, rower, bike and weights, along with a selection of bicycles for your use.

The 12m x 7m heated pool is open from May until the end of September and is fenced in for the security of your children.

Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the house, terrace and pool area and some well-behaved pets are accepted (please ask for more details).

The pool, gardens and games room are shared with our other three bedroom holiday home (Le Vieux Café) and both can be rented together or individually. (The children staying in each house usually play well together - leaving the parents to relax!)

L’Ecurie is set on one level with only a few steps leading down to the master bedroom, so may be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

More Details

Property Manager
Annette Khan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

Why Annette Khan chose Vendee

We were living in Jersey and decided that it was time for a change! So, having visited France several times on holiday, we thought that we'd take the huge step of moving over here and setting up a business.

The Lairoux area is great - close to a wide variety of fantastic beaches and not far from La Rochelle, La Roche sur Yon or Nantes airport. Luçon is only a short drive away and here you will find many supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

The village is very peaceful - with a few fêtes and celebrations throughout the year. The surrounding countryside is great for walking and cycling and there is a great variety of wildlife to be seen throughout the year. We have some unusual migratory birds that visit the flooded winter wetlands nearby.

What makes this house unique

L'Ecurie Holiday Home is set in a quiet location, but is not remote - we are in the centre of the village, but in a little side road - so there is no passing traffic. We have stunning views from the gardens towards the Marais (wetlands) and in winter the scenery changes dramatically as the Marais floods and we have a giant lake at the bottom of the garden! The house is in an ideal location for visiting the coast with its many beaches and seaside towns. It's nice to be able to visit the coast - but just as nice to step away from the hustle and bustle and relax in the gardens - sipping a glass of local wine whilst sitting next to the pool!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Steve, Sue & Alex, Winchester. May 2014

What can we say? A fantastic place to stay with the most equipped accommodation we have ever stayed in (and we often self cater). The easy WiFi & family room were key to this choice but still exceeded our expectations. Annette & Jason top hosts.

Puy de Fou a spectacle but v. busy. However a real gem is the Chateau des Aventuriers - a must for adults and children - very near by at Avrillé, what a find, brilliant challenges and catering for non French visitors - a tragedy if you did not go! The castle ruin at Talmont St Hilaire was brilliant too, so do go there (en route to Les Sables...) La Rochelle / lie de Ré also not to be missed. Have fun! We certainly did!



Simon, Caroline, Nelly & William. Stroud. June 2014

Fantastic holiday ! Pool much loved by all to cool down in late afternoon. Nelly is now a confident pool user and william loved climbing in and out.

Lots of days out. Recommend La Rochelle & aquarium; Fontenay-le-Comte – very pretty & 2 play areas!; Chateau des Aventuriers – with pirates & dinosaurs & pretty grounds & house (food v. expensive though) Food market in Luçon v.good. So much choice.

Play room great fun. CD/DVD’s useful. Hosts – Jason & Annette were fantastic. Babysitting really helpful and allowed us meals out – such a treat!

This gite & setting is fabulous. Really relaxing & well located to visit the beach, towns or nature reserve.



Clare, Steve, Amy & Mark. Buckinghamshire. July/August 2014

It is possible to find a really well equipped villa, or a great pool, or a fab location, but rarely all together! What fantastic accommodation and generous hosts (birthday cakes, drinks & nibbles, underwater cameras... the list goes on!) Thanks Annette & Jason for making us all welcome - including the roving hound.



Clare, Colin, Oliver & Sam – Abingdon. July 2013

A wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable stay. Everything we needed was here. Jason & Annette were perfect hosts – tourist info, BBQ, and IT support!! We would recommend Les Conches beach and Le Grand Defi high ropes. The Velo Rail is also a fun day out.

Oliver (9) – I really liked the games room and pool. Thanks for letting me swim at night.

Sam (4) – enjoyed playing with all the cats and chatting to Annette in her kitchen!

We will be back!!
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lairoux in Vendee

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Shower
  • Newly installed double sized shower cubicle, with hand basin, storage cupboard, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Kingsized Bed, single bed, cot, lots of storage, access to terrace Bedroom 2: Two single beds, wardrobe & drawers The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house - so that everyone can get a good night's sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
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
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
L'Ecurie is set on one side of the courtyard about 20 metres away from our other 3 bedroom holiday home - Le Vieux Café - and our house. The house is located on a quiet side road in the village of Lairoux, and there are large gates that can be closed for the added security for younger children. A selection of bikes is available for your use. All bed linens and bath/hand/tea towels are provided during your holiday, but please bring your own pool & beach towels. The house will be clean and tidy for your arrival, and it is expected to be left in the same condition. L'Ecurie may also be rented with our other 3 bedroom holiday home - Le Vieux Café for larger family gatherings.

Reviews

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L'Ecurie is an excellent gite

  • 5 of 5

L'Ecurie is a very well fitted out gite. Everything you would need is supplied.It is clean & well maintained. The master bedroom is spacious & the bathroom is modern. The games room, including extensive games, dvd & book selections, is a great area for children, and adults.

The pool & garden area are attractive and well maintained, including a selection of outdoor furniture.

Annette & Jason are very friendly & helpful without being intrusive. We plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such a great review and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018! Your girls loved the heated pool and you may even get round to visiting the beaches next year!!
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5

Fantastic Holiday, extremely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We have returned for the 6th time - this time for 2 weeks. It’s been very peaceful as the house opposite (Le Vieux Café) was unoccupied. We have had a thoroughly good time. Watched fireworks from afar on the 14th July, then had a couple of storms - one we watched with our hosts. Annette & Jason laid on a lovely BBQ and the next night we went to Le Teq Bowling.

We have been boating at Apremont and also at the Embarcarderie de l’Abbaye at Maillezais. Kids have been paddle boarding at St Benoist sur Mer. Tried the Chocolate Museum at La Roche sur Yon - yummy.

We have enjoyed our 1st 2 weeks here so have booked 2 weeks again next year. Merci Beaucoup Annette & Jason. Just Bliss doing very little!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in L'Ecurie with our two boys aged 4 and 2 and had a wonderful holiday. Annette and Jason were extremely helpful and the accommodation had everything you could need. We all loved the pool and grounds and the games room was brilliant for kids too. The location was great with lots to do in the immediate area - with lots of sandy beaches a short 15-20 minute drive. We would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home in france

  • 5 of 5

We found this holiday home to be very warm and welcoming the owners Annette and Jason have to be commended for their welcome on arrival also the bottle of wine and chocolates what a lovely gesture. Everything was as advertised from the teaspoon to the clean fresh bed linen the pool looked very inviting but we were too early to take a dip. The gardens are lovely our dog Poppy see Facebook page really loved it the home is very dog friendly nothing was too much for the owners also there is a lovely bakery and supermarkets within 15 to 20 mins.drive.the beaches approx. 15 to 20 mins.LeRochelle is approx 45mins.good assortment of shops bars and restaurants and waterside lovely.

Will certainly recommended this home to my friends and relatives both in uk and France.we are now planning our second visit later this year.

WELL DONE TO ANNETTE and JASON see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed yourselves here at L'Ecurie in Lairoux. We look forward to seeing you all - and Poppy - again for your next visit!!
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Maison Lairoux

  • 5 of 5

L'Ecurie was a lovely gite and had all of the amenities that you would expect and more. Annette and Jason are great hosts and very helpful with any questions that you may have. My mother and I and my 2 doggies thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return if Annette and Jason will have us back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A spacious holiday home in a lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in France as a family of 4 (with teenagers aged 14 & 18). The holiday home was just perfect for us, very spacious, well laid out with a gorgeous bathroom and a modern very well equipped kitchen. The gardens were lovely and full of butterflies and bees which my daughter loved to photograph. The pool was a godsend with the hot weather we had. And the surrounding area is a lovely quiet pretty place. You do need a car to get out and about but this wasn't a problem as we were keen to venture out every day to so many places, including La Rochelle, the island of Ile de Rae (very pretty with great views from the castle), Puy Du Fou (a huge hit with us all, very spectacular shows), and to gorgeous beaches including Tranche Sur Mer and Veillon Plage. And last but not least a mention of our fabulous hosts Annette and Jason (who live on site across the courtyard). They were simply so so friendly and helpful. Our week in France wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for all their recommendations for places to visit, restaurants to go to and assistance with booking tickets (for Puy du Fou), taxi service 1 night and general chit chat every day. We highly recommend L'Ecurie Holiday home ;-) .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Lucon
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
La Domangere
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Lucon
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Junction 6, A83
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Lucon
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
La Faute sur Mer
Car: necessary

The beaches of the southern Vendée are only a 15 minute drive away. The closest are at La Faute sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer – both with long sandy beaches, ideal for families and with lots of cafes, shops and restaurants nearby. If you like surfing, then head to Les Conches or La Terrière beaches – both are great for body boarding, surfing and big waves! At La Veillon beach you can watch kite surfers or have a wander around the marina and stop off at the weekly Wednesday evening market to buy local crafts and souvenirs.

Our village is approximately 1 hour from Nantes airport and 45 minutes from La Rochelle Airport - both of which are served by budget airlines such as Ryanair, Jet2 and EasyJet. Car hire is available.

The ferry ports of Northern France start from only 3.5 hours away. St Malo is the closest and is served by both Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries. Caen is 5 hours, Cherbourg is 5.5 hours, Le Havre is 6 hours and Calais with its ferries and Euro Tunnel is only 6.5 hours away.

Maison Lairoux is only a 10 minute drive to Luçon with its many supermarkets, restaurants, banks, cafés and entertainment. There is a lovely central park with children’s play area and band stand, and the impressive cathedral in the centre is worth a visit.

La Rochelle is only 40 minutes away - with its aquarium, harbour side restaurants and lots of boutiques and shops – great evening entertainment every night around the pedestrianised harbour area! The nearby ile de Ré is a good day out – with lots of pretty villages, markets and harbours. It is also very flat, so is good for cycling and walking and has many windswept beaches to relax on.

The famous Puy du Fou Historical Theme Park is only an hour away. This is a must-see for the area – with Gladiators, Medieval Knights, Musketeers and Vikings – not to mention the best bird of prey show ever! This is a full day out and includes a spectacular finale with an amazing Sound and Light show featuring over 1000 participants.

The Futuroscope Theme Park near Poitiers is also only a 90-minute drive away and here you can experience the world of 3D cinema and exciting virtual reality rides. A great day out and fun for all the family.

For a more tranquil day out, the Marais Poitevin is only 60 mins away. Here you will find the famous ‘Venise Verte’ with its miles of canals and waterways. A great place to stop off is Maillezais where you can hire a boat before wandering around the ruined abbey.

The Vendée has a well-kept secret - lots of locally produced wines that are great for drinking now! We are only minutes away from the Fief Vendéen wine route which starts in the pretty town of Mareuil sur Lay and wine tasting afternoons can be arranged with some of the local wine producers.

For those looking for more leisurely activities, there are some fantastic country walks, bird watching facilities and prehistoric monuments to explore all within half an hour of Lairoux. If you like birdwatching, then visit in early spring, when the Marais is flooded and the area is filled with migratory birds – we even provide the binoculars!

There are also many other tourist attractions in the area - such as The Indian Forest Adventure Park where you can sail through the trees on zip wires, The Lotus Lake and Parc Floral at St Cyr, The Adventure Château with its treasure trail at Avrille and the Valley de Yon – great for picnics and walks through the forest.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lairoux, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£350
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£390
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£350
 
 
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£390
 
 
High Season
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Peak Seaon
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Peak Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£350
 
 
Mid Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£390
 

Additional pricing information

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday from Mid May until the end of September.
From October until Mid May we can be more flexible - with long weekend breaks, short stays of 3 or more days and long winter lets.
Ask for more price details for these options

Notes on prices:
Prices are per house per week, not per person.

This price includes all bed linens and towels, except pool towels.

If paying in Euros, an 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 - 8% of the owners listed price, plus VAT, payable by the holiday maker to owners direct'
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