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- 3 bedroom house
- 12m x 7m Heated Swimming Pool
- Large Garden & Games room
- 15km from the beach at La Faute sur Mer
- Family Friendly
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- 70km from the Puy du Fou
- Dogs Welcome
Le Vieux Café Holiday Cottage, Lairoux in the Vendée
The living room has a 40 inch flat screen TV with UK & French channels, Dvd player, laptop with internet access and two new three seater leather sofas. There is an extendable dining table with 6/8 chairs and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you would need - including plastic cutlery & crockery for younger children.
In front of the house is a private dining area with a large table that seats 8 guests comfortably, barbecue and a couple of sun loungers.
There is a 12m x 7m heated pool with sun loungers and parasols. The large gardens are great for picnics and playing and there is a huge games room with Xbox 360, Pool Table Table Football, Ping Pong Table, board games, books, DVDs, dressing up clothes and drawing materials. (Suitable for all ages)
Family friendly holiday cottage in Vendée.
This holiday home can be rented individually, or with L'Ecurie (2 bedrooms) that is at the same location.
- Washing Machine
- Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
- Electric Oven and hob
- Fridge & Freezer
- TV with UK & French Channels
- DVD Player & DVD Library
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Cot, Highchair, stair gates
- Selection of Bikes
- All Bed linens provided
- Hand, bath and tea towels provided
- Some Pets accepted
- Open All Year
- Heated swimming pool
- Pool shared with 1 other holiday home
- Table tennis, Pool, XBox 360
Lairoux and the Southern Vendée
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 the Tropical Gardens at the Court d'Aron at St Cyr en Talmondais.
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.
Short Break Holidays: Book your 3 or 4 night holiday from October until Mid-May each year.
Le Vieux Café can be rented as a 2 bedroom/4 person house from October until May each year at a reduced rate - ask for a quote.
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity, Water, Full use of House, Gardens & Pool
Pool is heated from May until the end of September.
This holiday property is located in a commune (village or town) that charges a tourist tax to all paying visitors over the age of 18 years old. The tax helps local communes finance advertising, marketing, events, and initiatives to develop tourism.
The tax is paid per person, per night basis, and the charge varies depending upon whether the property is Classified (Star rated by an official organisation) or not. The charge is typically set between 0.40€ and 4.20€ depending upon where the commune is located and the classification level.
When you go through the booking process, the rental costs shown in the tariff table (per week/night) do not include this tax, this will show as an 'Additional Cost' on the form once you have clicked on 'Continue' after choosing your dates on the calendar.
Initially, the tax will be calculated for all members of your holiday group - including children under 18 years old. Once we receive your completed form, we will revise the total Tourist Tax chargeable to only include the adults in your group. This is a quirk of our booking system as it is only capable to add additional costs for all group members.
- Use this calendar to reserve your holiday.
- Check the availability on the calendar below.
Green = Available
Green & Underlined = Possible Start Date
Red / Orange = Booked/Unavailable
- Click on the start date for your holiday
- Then follow the instructions on the pages that follow and complete your booking form.
- This will be sent to Vendée Holiday Cottages, you will receive an automatic reply, and then we will confirm back to you with payment details.
- Please ensure that you read all of our booking terms & conditions before completing your reservation.
We had a lovely time, very relaxed and we were fortunate with lovely weather too.
We visited the coastal towns & villages nearby but also Fontenay-le-Comte, Nantes, La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré and enjoyed them all.
Best food was in La Tranche sur Mer at Le Blue Mob.
Next to the visits, we also enjoyed quiet time at the house and lovely sunsets. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
Steve & Beverley. Bristol. February 2022
Not our first visit to Le Vieux Café, but our first winter trip ….. Still relaxing and Annette & Jason are still as wonderful as ever! The house, as ever, feels like home and so well equipped.
It’s been a pleasure walking on the beach with hats & scarves on ….very brisk!!
We’ll definitely be back.
Vicky, Ian, Jamie, Josh & Charlie, Cornwall. August 2021
Thank you so much for another wonderful holiday. We loved staying here again and enjoyed the pool & the games room! Thank you too for the great recommendations for walks at Port Bourgenay & cycling at La Faute. We had some great days out.
Your property is perfect for a relaxing family holiday and we look forward to our next visit. Thank you again for everything.
Famille Witkowski & Jake & Heywa, Betheny, France July 2021
Once again our stay at Maison Lairoux was fantastic !
We really enjoyed staying two weeks this time. I think the dogs also enjoyed staying longer than usual!
We can’t wait to come back next year! Thanks a lot again and see you soon.
Meighane, Caroline, Morgane, Anne-Jo, Fabrice, Clément et Manu. Nantes, June 2021
Merci pour votre accueil si chaleureux et votre gentillesse !
Nous avons passé un week-end agréable dans un lieu magnifique w très bien entretenu, qui propose un large panel d’activités – piscine, salle de jeux, barbecue ; Nous avons apprécié tout ce confort qui nous a permis de nous sentir comme à la maison ! Thank you very much !
Cédric et sa famille et amis de Paris et de Normandie. May 2021
Agréable séjour dans votre gîte. Un espace de jeux pour les enfants exceptionnel. Merci pour votre accueil – à bientôt.
Famille Inacio et amis. Tours, France. Pâques 2021.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans votre gîte. Il est parfaitement équipé et n'avons manqué de rien.
Vous avez une très belle propriété, en pleine nature et accueillant pour nous comme pour les animaux (oiseaux, hérissons) que nous croisons chez vous.
Merci également pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.
Famille Kiotas et Tomao. Orléans, Corbeil-Essonnes, Combs-la-Ville et Marseille. Mars 2021.
Très agréable séjour dans votre gîte.
Parfaitement équipé pour passer un formidable week-end en famille. Adultes comme enfants, nous avons bien profité (surtout de cette incroyable salle de jeux). Merci pour cet accueil et cette bienveillance. Ce fut un séjour bien reposant pendant cette période compliquée (pandémie Covid 19)
Famille Hayes. Caen. Aout 2020.
Très agréable séjour au sein de cette maison à l'équipement parfait. Je rêve des enfants pour le bonheur des parentes.
Vicky, Ian, Jamie, Josh & Charlie. Cornwall. August 2020
Thank you very much for the most relaxing stay. We really appreciated all of the wonderful facilities, the playroom was amazing & the heated pool kept the little ones entertained & allowed us to relax! By far the best holiday property for children we have stayed in.
Thank you for your hospitality & wine tips!
We will definitely be back and look forward to coming back soon. Thank you for everything.
Scott, Hayley, Molly & Evie. Kent, August 2020
Like many, our original holiday plans were scuppered by COVID, but a last minute scramble brought us to Le Vieux Café following a cancellation – and we were incredibly lucky. A beautiful house in a beautiful location with such hospitable hosts. Everything you need is here, such a perfect place to unwind, but there is so much to see and do in the area too.
A week was nowhere near long enough. The house is enough to bring us back, but the long list of sites we didn’t get to see and beaches we didn’t visit almost guarantees we’ll be back.
Jason & Annette’s tips & advice are incredibly helpful, it has been great having them to hand.
Thank you so much for a lovely holiday.
PS: Le Cul de Poule in La Faute sur Mer & Coté Bistrot in La Tranche sur Mer are good places to eat (in our opinion !)
Julien, Aurilie, Louis & Joseph (& Amis). London, Juillet 2020
Nous avons passé de très agréables vacances en Vendée dans votre gîte. La piscine, la salle de jeux, la terrasse, le BBQ …. Nous avons profité au maximum de vos équipements et c’était parfait.
Nos amis et proches qui nous ont visités ont aussi apprécié le calme et la région.
La Vendée, Lairoux, La Tranche, pour nos 1ère vacances post-lockdown avec notre bébé, c’était idéal !!!
Merci encore et à bientôt !!!
Jules, Chris, Joey & Macintosh the Scottie. Hull, December 2019
A return visit to Maison Lairoux! Thank you Annette & Jason for your warm welcome, hospitality and kindness which Mac most certainly appreciated! We enjoyed spending time on the beach at La Faute, with fabulous walks, pottering around Vouvant and of course celebrating a rather 'French' New Year's Eve with you, which was excellent.
You have both again gone above and beyond to make our stay in the Vendée truly memorable.
See you very very soon! Lots of love and all the best for a successful 2020!
Michelle, Wouter & Lil’ Tara. Den Haag. September 2019
We’ve had an amazing time. What a special place you have here. Thank you!
PS: Thanks for looking after Michelle and her Thumb!
Steeper/Maddison families. Derbyshire. August 2019.
Another great time spent in your well-equipped home. So relaxing. We have all enjoyed it – even the noisy children!! I’m sure they will always remember it.
Thank you for all your kind hospitality and super bike rides.
Clare, Neil, Emily & Eva. Ashford, August 2019
Thank you Annette and Jason for another fantastic holiday ( our 7th time here!) Lots of relaxation and time to enjoy the beautiful pool and gardens. As usual we enjoyed some lovely evenings with food and drinks and lots of laughs. We had brilliant trips out in La Rochelle, Vouvant and Fontenay Le Comte and a great afternoon on the beach near La Grière. Emily and Eva enjoyed the market in La Tranche and most importantly the Churros!! This is such a relaxing place and a home from home with everything you could ever need. I have no doubt that we will be back before long.
Katie, Aidan, Harry, Emily, Thomas, Sally & David, Cork (Ireland) & Flore (UK). July 2019
Huge thank you to Jason & Annette for being fab hosts. Our stay at Maison Lairoux has been great. Very well equipped house, everything you could want to make your stay enjoyable.
Children loved the pool & facilities in the games room. Garden beautiful and scenery magnificent.
We enjoyed visits to Puy du Fou which we would highly recommend. The beaches were lovely – we found some quiet beaches before La Tranche sur Mer. Mervent Zoo, O’Gliss Water Park, markets at La Faute & Port Bourgenay were great (children enjoyed). Les Sables d’Olonne – The Blokhaus – visited the WW2 hospital.
Restaurant at Lavaud – L’Aubraie – was excellent.
Enjoyed our drinks evening & thanks Jason for help with ICT.
Hope to see you both in the future – we’ve had a lovely time!!!
Lucy, Jason, Grace & Harley. Reading, July 2019
Another enjoyable week here at Maison Lairoux. Hosts fab, pool fab, place fab. Visited the Jardin Dumaine in Luçon as recommended by Jason. Very peaceful. The kids went swimming at La Belle Henriette – shame the tide was out.
La Faute is worth a visit – not too busy. La Tranche is also a lovely place, but busier in the lovely weather.
Beran Family. London & New Zealand. June 2019.
Annette and Jason – your place is just lovely. We found it to be ideal for our family.
Grandparents, Raewyn & George from New Zealand and our son Karl, daughter-in-law, Julia and grandsons Oliver and William from London. There is plenty to see around the area which we enjoyed – but mostly we stayed around the villa where the adults could relax around the pool and garden, and the children enjoying the pool, garden and the superb playroom full of treasures – absolutely no need to bring any toys! The gym was also used by some of us.
The Bagette Machine was a huge hit with the children – a short walk down the road. We really enjoyed our Thursday night meal and drinks with you both and the couple from the other house – great night! See you in NZ!
Wim, Cecile, Andreas, Helena & Nine. Belgium, April 2019
Thanks to Jason and Annette. We had the opportunity to spend a wonderful week here in the Vendée. You do not need really to leave the domain to have a fun day. The garden and the view itself are already beautiful and relaxing.
Another nice thing you really have to try is – when it’s dark and all the streetlights are off, you’ll see a lot of stars – it’s really impressive!!
Also, the park ‘Le Puy du Fou’ is something you have to see when you’re here.
Thank you a lot for this beautiful holiday! We hope to come back again one day.
Patience, Dave & Min, plus Rollo & Flora the dogs! Le Petit Pressigny. February 2019
Thank you Annette and Jason for a wonderful stay! Your generous hospitality has been so much appreciated – both by us and the dogs! The Gîte has been an excellent ‘home from home’ – well-equipped, warm and comfortable.
We have enjoyed fabulous walks on the beach at La Faute; a day out in historic La Rochelle; a beautiful sunny day on the ile de Ré – where we highly recommend St. Martin. Rollo swam like a beaver when we walked around the Lac du Finfarine and hot chocolate was a welcome ‘warm up’ at Port Bourgenay. We highly recommend the Equinoxe restaurant in La Tranche.
Camille et famille, plus Telemak le chien, Normandie. Avril 2018.
Très bonne location, la maison est spacieuse, propre, avec des salles de bain toutes neuves, une cuisine bien équipée. Equipements assez incroyables avec une piscine chauffée, une salle de jeu très fournie, jeux de plage, console, télé et lecteur dvd, collection impressionnante de dvd, de livres... et sans oublier la salle de sport en libre accès avec tapis de course, vélos en tout genre.... joli jardin avec une belle vue, on nous a même proposé de cueillir des poireaux du potager pour le dîner ! Nous avons été très chaleureusement accueillis par Annette et Jason très souriants et toujours prêts à répondre à nos questions, et des délicieuses spécialités nous attendaient dans la cuisine. Bref nous sommes vraiment ravis de notre séjour. (Revue sur AirBnB).