Vendee Holiday Cottages, Lilac Cottage, St Valerien, Vendee

Lilac Cottage

St Valerien, Vendée

Key Features:
3 bedroom house
11m x 4m heated pool
Large garden
50 mins from the beach
50 mins from Puy du Fou
Family Friendly
Wi-Fi Internet Access
Lilac Cottage in St Valerien, Vendee

Holiday Home Description

Lilac Cottage is set on the edge of the pretty village of St Valerien, only a 15 minute drive from the bustling town of Fontenay le Comte in the Southern Vendée. It has recently undergone an extensive renovation project by the new owners and is now laid out as a very well-appointed three bedroom holiday cottage.
The cottage has its own entrance driveway though a quiet tree-lined area of the garden and there is off-road parking for up to four cars. Lilac cottage overlooks the landscaped gardens, with its pretty flower borders and flat lawned areas - ideal for playing croquet! The highlight of the garden is the 11m x 4m heated swimming pool - with sun loungers and parasols provided for your relaxation. The pool is open from May until the end of September each year.
The main door to the cottage opens into the lounge - with its comfy sofa & armchair, dining table for six guests and flat screen TV with UK and French free-to-air TV channels. There is also a wood burner for the cooler off-season months and a quantity of wood is supplied.
From the lounge you walk up a couple of steps to reach the new fitted kitchen with patio doors out to the sunny terrace area. The kitchen has everything that you would need for a family holiday - dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, kettle toaster & coffee maker. There is a small circular table in the kitchen for breakfast, plus a larger table and chairs set out on the patio. The washing machine is located in a walk-in cupboard next to the lounge.
Next to the kitchen is the ground floor double bedroom, with its en suite shower room. There are lovely views across the garden from this bedroom.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms - one with a king sized bed and the other with two single beds. Both have storage space for your summer wardrobe. There is a family bathroom on this floor - with full-sized bath, overhead shower, Wc and hand basin.
All bed linens and towels (hand, bath & tea) are provided.
Children are well catered for - with a full sized cot, high chair, stair gates and plastic cutlery & crockery available during your stay.
The property owners live in the adjoining cottage and are happy to offer advice about where to visit and what to see during your holiday.

Please note, this house sleeps a maximum of 6 guests in total, including children.


  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Kettle, toaster, coffee maker
  • Electric Oven and ceramic hob
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • All Bed linens provided
  • Hand, bath and tea towels provided
  • Heated swimming pool (May to end of September)
  • TV with UK & French Channels
  • BluRay Player
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Cot, Highchair, stair gates
  • Table Tennis, Swing, Boules, Ball games

St Valerien and the nearby attractions

Lilac Cottage is located in the peaceful village of St Valerien, only 15 minutes from Fontenay le Comte. The village has its own little bar and several of the nearby villages have their own cafés, bakeries, shops and restaurants. In Fontenay you will find lots of supermarkets, restaurants, banks, shops and a twice weekly market selling lots of local produce. There are also several fêtes and festivals throughout the year, plus a museum, park and concert hall.
The area is dotted with interesting villages and towns - lots with medieval churches, châteaux and castles — Vouvant, Bazoges, Sigournais and Pouzauges to name a few - great places for exploring.
The country lanes surrounding St Valerien are perfect for cycling and walking holidays - with over a 1100km of signposted routes in the Vendée to choose from. You'll cycle past fields of sunflowers, canals, pretty villages and quiet forests - meeting lots of birds and animals along the way.
The beaches of the Southern Vendée are less than an hour away - with La Faute sur Mer and La Tranche sur Mer being the closest - both have bustling towns next to the beaches - where you can relax in pavement cafés, take in some of the free entertainment or try one of the many ice cream flavours on offer in the Ice Cream parlours.
La Rochelle is only an hour away, and this is a fantastic place for a day trip - with its aquarium, harbour side restaurants, ancient harbour towers and street entertainment in the summer. Combine this with a trip across the bridge to the Ile de Ré and you have the perfect day out!
The main tourist attraction for the Vendée is the world famous Puy du Fou theme park - only an hour's drive away. This is a 'Must See' for everyone visiting the area. Fun for all the family - with Vikings, Gladiators, Knights, Musketeers and an amazing Bird of Prey show - not forgetting the spectacular evening show and fireworks display.
For a more relaxing day out - The Marais Poitevin is only 30 minutes away - here you can punt along the canals at Coulon, wander through the ruined abbey at Maillezais or have such in one of the many canal-side restaurants in the many pretty towns.

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


Price Includes:
Bed Linens, Towels (Bath, Hand & Tea Towels), Internet Access, Electricity. Water, use of House, Gardens & Pool
Pool is heated from May until the end of September.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.
Please note: The pool may be used by the owners who live in the property next door when not in use by our guests.

Availability Calendar

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Erin & Family May 2018
We stayed at Lilac Cottage for a relaxing week in May half term. It is a beautiful cottage and much more spacious than it appears from photos. Our children loved the garden and the grounds hunting for lizards and smelling all the flowers and herbs. Occasionally you heard the distant church bells coming from the surrounding sleepy villages and the crickets in the warm peaceful evenings really helped to relax us all.
The beds were comfortable and everything was beautifully furnished. Our two daughters loved their twin bedroom and there was an electric shutter on their window which made their room quite dark - no morning sunlight to wake them too early!
My parents were able to stay in the double room downstairs with it's own bathroom, so the layout really lent itself to having extended family there too. You never felt on top of each other as there was plenty of indoor and outdoor space to quietly read a book.
The pool area is really wonderful. Our children spent most of their time in it, even on cloudy days as it was heated whilst there was plenty of lounging space for grandparents to watch (or sleep!)
Our girls quite enjoyed the zoo in Mervent, which isn't too far away (25 mins?) which has a lovely lemur walk through if you have children who are into their lemurs!
Susan and David were lovely welcoming hosts and were only to happy to be on hand to assist us with anything.
We would definitely go back.

Martin & Family. May 2018
Just returned from a relaxing two week stay at Lilac Cottage. The property description and photos online barely did the property justice, it was even better than described. The owners were wonderful giving useful advice without being intrusive. If you are looking for somewhere to relax in peaceful country setting then this is the perfect place. The beautiful garden and superb pool are made for lazing around.
Local amenities are limited but local heritage sites and nearby towns are well worth visiting.
La Rochelle and the coast are under an hour away and worth the journey.
I would highly recommend this property and commend the owners hard work in bringing this property to the market.

Lilac Cottage advert with Holiday France Direct

Vendée Holiday Cottages, Annette & Jason Khan, 3 rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux. Siret: 53011496600019
Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98