Vendee Holiday Cottages, L'Ecurie Holiday Home, Lairoux, France

L'Ecurie Holiday Home

Lairoux, Vendée

Key Features:
2 bedroom house
12m x 7m heated pool
Games room
Large gardens
15km from the beach
Very Family Friendly
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Owners On-site
Pets Accepted
Village Location
L Ecurie Holiday Home in Lairoux

Holiday Home Description

L'Ecurie Holiday Home is situated in the small village of Lairoux, only 15km from the beaches of the Southern Vendée and 10 minutes from Luçon with its many shops, restaurants and pretty park in the centre. The house is set on one level and has two good sized bedrooms - one with two single beds and the other with a king sized bed, single bed, cot and fantastic views over the wetlands in the valley below.

The living room has a 32 inch flat screen TV with UK & French channels, Dvd player and laptop with internet access. There is a separate dining area with a table for up to 6 guests and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you would need for a comfortable holiday. There is also a log burner for the cooler winter months.

Outside, there is a large, private dining area with table, chairs, barbecue and shady pergola, along with views over the pool and gardens.

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)

This holiday home can be rented individually, or with Le Vieux Café (3 bedrooms) that is at the same location.


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and hob
  • Fridge & Freezer
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Some Pets accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool & Gardens shared with 1 other holiday home
  • Table tennis, Pool, XBox
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • DVD Player & DVD Library
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Laptop
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • Selection of Bikes

Lairoux and the Southern Vendée

The village of Lairoux is only 15km from the fantastic beaches of the Southern Vendée. The area is great for cycling or walking through country lanes and is on the edge of the local Wetlands (Marais Communal de Lairoux), where you can see many migratory birds and other local wildlife. We have even put a telescope in the holiday home so that you can watch the nearby nesting storks!

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.


Short Break Holidays: Book your 3 or 4 night holiday from October until Mid-May each year. Prices on demand.

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 Easter until the end of September.

Availability Calendar

To reserve this property, check the availability on the calendar below and then click on the start date for your holiday (dates in green and underlined are possible start dates).
Once you have clicked the start date, follow the instructions on the pages that follow and complete your booking form.
This will be sent to Vendée Holiday Cottages, 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.


Shelagh & John, Molly & Benji the dogs. September 2018
Annette & Jason have been so helpful, sadly we had to cut our holiday short as our old dog, Molly, hurt her leg. Annette made an appointment at the vets for us (who were very kind and gentle with Molly). We love the gite and will be back hopefully for the full holiday next time!! Thank you for your hospitality and help.
PS: The area is lovely and so much to do and see.

Lee, Lisa, Matthew & Daniel. Kent. Aug/Sept 2017.
A lovely gite with far reaching beautiful views of the countryside. The pool is a great bonus - large & heated. We have had a lovely week. Annette & Jason are friendly & helpful hosts. We will return.

Clare, Neil, Emily & Eva. Kent. August 2017.
Another wonderful relaxing holiday here, with kind and helpful hosts who we now see as friends – Jason and Annette, and always on hand with advice, ideas for days out, chats and of course a good laugh and a few drinks (!) in the evening.
As usual we loved being here in the peaceful, beautiful surroundings so much with the lovely pool that we had to force ourselves to venture out, but we did have great times in La Rochelle, The Water Park, La Tranche and Puy du Fou (eventually!!).
Thanks again for a wonderful holiday 😍 See you next year.

Naomi, Stuart, Eva & Alice. Gloucestershire. July/Aug 2017
After a days travel we were greeted by a warm welcome from Jason and Annette and this continued for the week, nothing is too much trouble. Maison Lairoux is the perfect place to unwind even with small children. Our favourite days were relaxing or playing with the girls in the pool, having dinner on the terrace, then a cool beer as the sunset.
Nearby Luçon is a lovely town - we particularly liked the Jardin Dumaine. Another highlight is the Ile de Re, we spent the day there combining lunch at Saint Martin and the afternoon on the beach.
We have had another fab week here at L’Ecurie. It really is a great family gite in a perfect location. Thank you - we look forward to returning.

Lucy, Jason, Grace & Harley, Aldermaston. July 2017
We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks this year. Annette & Jason are really superb hosts - nothing is too much trouble. The gite is so comfortable - a real home from home. 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!

Ant, Sarah, Matteo & Filippo. Enfield. July 2017
We have had such an amazing time here. Your gite is lovely and the views and peace is wonderful. Both our boys have loved exploring, playing in the garden and the pool (especially the inflatables!). There is so much to see and do here – we would recommend the beaches at La Tranche and La Faute, plus the Château des Aventuriers was great fun. Il de Ré is also a ‘must see’. The aquarium in La Rochelle was brilliant on a rainy day. Thanks Jason & Annette for your welcome! We would love to come back.

Brian & Brenda, plus Jake & Benson the dogs, Oxfordshire. June 2017.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks this year. Annette & Jason are really superb hosts - nothing is too much trouble. The gite is so comfortable - a real home from home.
We had a very hot first week (38/39 degrees!) and the second week was normal weather (28 degrees!) for the first part of the week, then today - 30th June - only 19 degrees - such a contrast in temp. The pool was extremely warm and Jason & Annette keep it very clean.
The gardens are lovely, as are the views. A visit to the bird hide (not far by car) is a must - to see the birds - especially the storks where they nest so high up.
We are booked to come again next year! Thank you Annette & Jason for making us so welcome.

Bridget, Roland & Wendy, Sittingbourne. June 2017.
We have had a very relaxing week here. Our hosts, Jason & Annette, have been very welcoming and hospitable. We enjoyed our visits to the restaurants recommended by them. We visited the reserve (on the Marais Communal) and were lucky enough to see a coypu as well as the numerous birds. Thank you for the wine & chocolates which we much enjoyed!

Joanna, Eamonn, Emma & Zoe. Ireland. May/June 2017.
We had a great holiday here. The house is extremely well kitted out with everything we needed and more. Lovely pool area, garden & well-stocked games room. There is lots to do in the area. We spent 2 days at Puy du Fou & still didn’t see all of it. Would highly recommend ‘Les Orgues du Feu’ (Evening show at Puy du Fou). We also visited Le Chateau des Adventurers and the Indian Forest Park (2 days). We hope to return to Maison Lairoux.

John & Christine. Hertfordshire. May 2017
We have just enjoyed a glorious week here. What a lovely spot. The gite is just perfect with great facilities, beautifully appointed, heated swimming pool - what more could you want?
The gite enjoys a great position overlooking the Marais which is teeming with wildlife. We saw storks perched on their nest, swans & a couple of coypu swimming, which we will have to admit to thinking they were beavers! We heard the elusive hoopoes and golden orioles, but sadly did not see either.
We brought our bikes with us and this is lovely cycling country. The beaches at L’Aiguillon & La Faute sur Mer are great. How the week has flown & we hope to return before too long. Thanks Annette & Jason for a great stay.

Katy, Justin & Ethan. Warwickshire. April 2017
Beautiful accommodation, amazing play room for my child & his cousins.
Thank you so much for helping us with the car. We are so grateful for your help & support. We had a lovely break in your beautiful home.

Doreen, Chas, Julie, Chloe & Poppy the Dog, Lowestoft. April 2017
What a wonderful gite; everything needed for a great break. Excellent accommodation, everything from a wonderful, welcoming host couple (Jason & Annette).
The gardens were very welcoming for Poppy (our 4 legged friend).
We will certainly return. If we needed help with anything Annette & Jason were always there to help.
A home from Home. See you again soon and thank you.

Janet & Michael, Jersey. Feb 2017
Our 5th visit here! Just love our winter breaks here. This time visited L'Ardoise Gourmande in Luçon for lunch - went twice - excellent.
Weather was perfect - even sat outside to read my book (17 Degrees C).
Great hospitality as usual from Annette & Jason.
We will be back soon.

Anita & Bernie, and Oscar the dog, Le Grand Bourg, France. Jan 2017
We were made to feel very welcome by our charming hosts. It is a well-equipped Gite with a cosy fire (which was welcome in the freezing fog!). Great equipment in the Gite - everything one needs for a great holiday.
A must see is the wave cut platform around Sables d'Olonne - a great beach for dog walking.

Petra & Michael, and Cleo the dog, Zweibrücken, Germany. Feb 2017
Very nice gite - one of the best we know. We felt very welcome by our hosts Annette & Jason. We looked for a very calm holiday and found it here.
An absolute 'Must-See' is La Rochelle with its Aquarium, the Market Hall and the Old Port.
Thanks for a nice holiday.

Janet & Michael, Jersey, Channel Islands. February 2016
Our 3rd visit to L’Ecurie! A great place to stay for a short break to go for lunches - lots of lovely restaurants in the area - St Georges (St Juire Champgillon) and Court d’Aron (St Cyr en Talmondais) to name a few. Also to restock on the lovely Vendeen wine - a good distributer in Mareuil sur Lay. Thanks Annette & Jason - we will return.

Mick & Lynne, Malaga, Spain and Graham & Liz, Hampshire. March 2016
Restful week with friends living apart. Facilities excellent, when weather not so good made use of the gym & games room. Loved the ‘hide’ - especially seeing the coypu in their natural habitat. Enjoyed Luçon and La Rochelle & a good walk along the canals.
Accommodation excellent - thank you Annette & Jason.

Angela & Derek, Cléré du Bois. France. April 2016.
Lovely stay - well equipped gite with comfortable bed. Many thanks.

Sam, John & Alethea, York. May 2016 (Only 3 days unfortunately!)
What a lovely location, fantastic view and superb hosts!
Thank you so much for a friendly, comfortable and relaxing stay! Our daughter has loved running around the grounds and playing with the toys etc.. Every morning she has woken asking “can we go outside?” I think that is testament to the beautiful surroundings.
Thank you Annette & Jason. I’m sure you will see us again!

Paulina, Richard, Ollie & Lola, Guernsey. May/June 2016
A totally fantastic spot with something to offer for everyone. Peace, quiet & views for mum & Dad, games room & pool for the kids. Lovely gite with everything that we could possibly need. (Lola loved the strawberries!)
Karting at Chateau d’Olonne was fun; zoo at Les Sables d’Olonne was great & not busy. Water Park looks like it will be good - but not open just yet.
Thanks to Annette & Jason for making us feel very welcome.

Brenda & Brian, with Jake & Benson, Oxfordshire. June 2016
We have been coming to this gite since 2013 and despite the weather this year we have had a relaxing holiday. Annette & Jason are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble - any problems, just ask. We love The Vendée Region and this gite!!
We have booked again for 2 weeks next year. We have visited La Pergola Restaurant in l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer - excellent - booking is advisable and if you can tear yourself away, a visit to the Theme Park - Puy du Fou is well worth a visit, and for rainy days the Motor Museum is good.
Our 2 dogs love their visits to France and we keep them on leads to avoid any confrontation with the cats.
Thank you once again for making our holiday so enjoyable. See you next year.

Claire, Stuart, Charlie & Lily, Northants. June 2016
We had a lovely time staying here, the facilities are amazing (especially for the children), the games room had all we needed and the size/depth/temperature of the pool was perfect for the children. In terms of places to visit, we loved the beaches at La Tranche and Les Conches; La Rochelle and the aquarium is a good day out; we very much enjoyed the new O’Gliss Water Park (tip - get one of the clusters of 4 sunbeams wit a sun cover!)
Thanks for your hospitality Annette and Jason - I’m sure we’ll be back!

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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