Vendee Holiday Cottages, The Cornflowers Holiday Home, Lairoux

The Cornflowers Holiday Home

L'Oulerie, Lairoux, Vendée

Key Features:
4 bedroom house
Veranda seating
10m x 5m heated pool
Private garden
18km from the beach
Family Friendly
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Pets Accepted
Hamlet Location
The Cornflowers Holiday Home in Lairoux

Holiday Home Description

The Cornflowers Holiday Home is situated in the hamlet of L'Oulerie, only a 5 minute drive to Luçon and its famous cathedral built in the time of Richlieu. The house is found at the end of a small cul-de-sac leading to fields and open countryside. It is a very peaceful location! The house has private off-road parking and the gardens are enclosed for the security of your children.

The house has a bright and airy living room with large leather sofas, Wi-Fi internet access and UK/French TV channels. There is also a Wii games console and a selection of games. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and the large dining table seats 8 guests. A utility room, with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra fridge/freezer is behind the dining area. The family bathroom and separate WC is located on the ground floor.

For younger children, a cot, highchair, stair gates and plastic cutlery & crockery are available.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms - two with double beds, and two with two single beds each. One of the double bedrooms has an en suite shower room.

Outside, there is a covered seating area with patio tables and chairs for al fresco dining. A built-in barbecue is also available here. The lawned garden is flat and leads to the 10m x 5m heated swimming pool. This is heated from May until the end of September. The pool now has a secure fence and lovable gate surrounding it for the security of your children.

A great holiday location for an extended family or two families sharing.

Over the winter months of 2014/5 the house has been totally re-decorated, with many new pieces of furniture added, along with new pictures and mirrors.


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Fridge & Freezer
  • Wine Fridge
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets accepted
  • Open from Easter until end of September
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Wii console & handsets
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • DVD Player & DVDs
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates

Lairoux and the Southern Vendée

The Cornflowers is located in one of the hamlets of Lairoux and is only 18km from the sandy beaches of the Southern Vendée. The area is great for cycling and walking - wandering through quiet country lanes. It is on the edge of the local Wetlands (Marais Communal de Lairoux), where you can see many migratory birds and other local wildlife.

There is a wide selection of activities all within 30 minutes of the house; such as The Indian Forest Adventure Park, The Chateau des Aventuriers and a Karting Track.

Further afield is the amazing Puy du Fou Theme Park - with its Gladiators, Vikings, Musketeers, Medieval Knights and Bird of Prey show. Not to be missed!

La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré are both popular tourist attractions, as is the Marais Poitevin network of canals and ruined abbeys.

For more information about the Vendée, click on this link.



15/04/2017 - 19/05/2017
20/05/2017 - 30/06/2017
01/07/2017 - 01/09/2017
02/09/2017 - 29/09/2017

31/03/2018 - 18/05/2018
19/05/2018 - 29/06/2018
30/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
01/09/2018 - 28/09/2018

Weekly Rental for Holiday Home



Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Winter Heating, Electricity. Water, Full use of House, Gardens & Pool
Pool is heated from May until the end of September.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.
Rental Terms:
30% Deposit required to secure the booking.
70% Balance paid 8 weeks prior to the start date of holiday.
£100/€130 Security Deposit Cheque payable with final balance (returned within 2 weeks of end of holiday.)
Methods of Payment: Cheque or Direct bank transfer into UK or French Bank Account, in Sterling or Euros.
The House will be clean and tidy for your arrival, and it is expected to be left in the same condition, otherwise a portion of your security deposit may be withheld.

Availability Calendar


The Wilsons, Smiths, Dors & Racines. Kent. Aug/Sept 2017.
Lovely house – we’ve all had a wonderful holiday. The pool was well used!! Thank you so much for letting us rent your beautiful home.

Nieve, Age 11. Rutland. August 2017
The Cornflowers was great! The pool was refreshing and really nice. The house was spacious and felt like home. We went to the Puy du Fou and that was great – a ‘Must do’ day. La Tranche is a recommendation from us as well. I thought the garden was beautiful too. It has been a great holiday. Thank you Cornflowers!

The Cockmans & friends. Burbage. August 2017
Pool well used as weather was beautiful. House comfortable – some of the comfiest beds we’ve slept in in France.
Puy du Fou an hour away – stunning – worth the long day. La Rochelle – lovely for an evening, as is the L’Aubraie restaurant only 10 minutes away – river setting.
All in all – Fab 2 weeks.

The Whalen Family, Elsmere. August 2017
The Cornflowers is nice and it is beautiful and magical. We love the house. We spend most of our time by the pool and if anybody is reading this that’s new!
The Cornflowers is magical because there’s a fairy garden and last year we came here because all of the Whalen’s love cornflowers!
We had a lovely time at La Rochelle and the weather was ☺️
Thank you very much – Annette, you’re the best!
By Hazel (8 years old) and Finn (6 years old)

The Vowles & Steel Families, Wraxall, Bristol. July/August 2017
A wonderful 2 weeks. The weather has been kind to us. Loved the O’Gliss Water Park and the pedalos on the river. Kids have enjoyed it so much we have booked to return next year!
Amazing – we loved the Ile de Ré and La Rochelle too. Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks.

Mary Roberts, Grendon. July 2017
We have had such a wonderful girls holiday. What a perfect place to stay and so comfortable. It really is a beautiful holiday home. We have so enjoyed our days by the pool but equally enjoyed our days out to the Ile de Ré, Luçon and the beach.
Food has been delicious, rooms comfortable – what more can we say – perfect. We’ll be back!

Simone Dussleby, Yorkshire. July 2017
I have fallen in love with The Cornflowers. Everything one could ask for. Lazy afternoons spent by the pool, local area to walk. Luçon market provided some fabulous artisan foods and two great day trips to La Tranche and the Ile de Ré – so worth a visit!

Jodie Redden, Northamptonshire. July 2017
Lovely lazy week spent in this beautiful house with great friends. Food sourced from the market at Luçon and a fabulous meal out at St Cyr en Talmondais. Visit to the Ile de Ré – hired bikes and relaxed in the town’s many restaurants! Will be back again.

Kirsten Knight, Northumberland. July 2017
Such a beautiful house with so much care, thought and imagination put into the décor and furnishings. Everything was perfect! Luçon market provided delicious lunches and suppers, excellent local wines and cheeses. Cycled at the ile de Ré, visited La Tranche sur Mer and enjoyed fields of sunflowers. Our time lazing around the pool and sitting in the sun was fabulous! See you again soon Cornflowers!

The Maidment Family, Bedford. June 2017
We have had a really lovely holiday. Weather & pool were perfect for the first week; low temperatures and rain during the second week, but this dd not stop the fun.
Particularly enjoyed Sunday market at La Faute sur Mer, La Rochelle and the Ile Noirmoutier (Splendid Friday Market)
House comfortable, found everything that we needed.
Thank you for a great time, we loved the house & saw the Hoopoe in our first week!

John, Wendy & Alice, David, Katie & Elspeth and Jack, Bath, Exmouth & Tooting. July/August 2016
Cornflowers did not disappoint! We have been counting dow the days since we booked last year and are truly sad that our week is nearly over. We found The Cornflowers to be excellently furnished and stocked very thoughtfully to meet all our needs (even ones we didn’t realise we had) We had a great day out at Puy du Fou. If you plan on going - leave early to make the most of your day. Our daily croissant runs were an essential part of our stay and we (after careful market research) would recommend the boulangerie at Beugné l’Abbé. We enjoyed stocking up in French essentials for our return at the huge LeClerc in Luçon which has a useful children’s playwark for a quick run around. We liked Arcais a lot if you are planning a visit to the Venise Verte - Marais Poitevin.

Spen, Beth, Hazel, Finn & Esmee, Shropshire. August 2016
Wonderful house - best one so far. We spent most of the time by the pool as the weather was so good. 😊
La Rochelle was fab.
We will definitely come back here again.

John, Mand, Ella, Libby, Jo, Alan & Seren. Wolverhampton. August 2016
Just lovely! Fabulous weather & a lovely welcoming home from home. Great opportunity to sample the local vineyards & buy excellent wine.
Spent a lot of time by the pool & really just relaxed.
Thank you for having us & we would love to stay again. 😀
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Vendée Holiday Cottages, Annette & Jason Khan, 3 rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux. Siret: 53011496600019
Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98