Customer Comments 2011



Andy, Becky, Finley & Morgan, Brighton
Our Youngest Cat, Fleur

Beautiful surroundings and a lovely gite. We have had the best Easter break & the weather has been fabulous – thank you Jason & Annette for laying that on!! Your hospitality has been amazing & we have really appreciated all the time you have put into our stay. Its been very much appreciated too, all this and a brilliant games room & surrogate pets! Perfect.

Geoff, Susan & Robert, Northampton
Lovely gite, great hosts and beautiful area. Wish we had more time to explore. First visit to Vendée, so much to see. Fantastic weather for April; sunny and warm every day we were here. Lovely beaches within easy reach and La Rochelle a great day out.
Thanks Jason & Annette for being such lovely hosts and a real detailed source of local info and knowledge.

Karen, Charles & Oliver, Sevenoaks
We have had a great time. Stunning weather (April) as hot as July, lovely gite and brilliant food! Jason & Annette have given us advice on places to visit. Coulon was lovely - we hired a boat for an hour and cycled along the tow paths. Huge sandy beaches near here too. The swimming pool was well used by Oliver and he loved the games room too. Jason & Annette work hard to make this a welcoming, relaxing place. Nothing was too much trouble. A gite to remember and we intend to come back as soon as we can!

Alex & Dave, London
Chateau des Aventuriers, Avrille

Second time here (first in June '09) but in the smaller gite this time. Can't believe how lucky we've been with the weather - 22-25℃ most days. (April) Clearly we like it here as we came back!! The pool's fantastic, J & A are brilliant hosts - lovely Welcome Meal & great advice & chat the whole week. Thank you.

Sylvia & Doug, Northampton
Thank you Annette & Jason for a much needed holiday. Its a wonderful location and Doug and I enjoyed meeting with the locals and visiting the lovely area all around. We've had a great time, with wonderful food & hospitality - who could ask for more. We're looking forward to a return trip someday soon.

Mike, Sarah, Georgia & Alexandra, Abergavenny
Moricq Tower

We’ve had a super time! Lovely location, lovely gite and we had some great days out too. The swimming pool was a big hit with the girls, especially the inflatables. Excellent welcome and hospitality and advice about where to go. Many thanks – we’re off to Euro Disney now – something tells me it won’t be quite so peaceful!!

Jason, Lucy, Grace & Harley, Aldermaston
A fabulous time had by all the Paxford family. Certainly the best we have stayed in France. The hosts, Jason & Annette, were superb & their assistance second to none. The Indian Forest is a must once you get past all the queuing! (Bank Holiday). We will certainly be coming back. Jason & Harley were always in the games room playing ping pong. We all definitely loved the pool.

James Vicki, Lachlan & Isla, Jersey
Port Bourgenay, Boats in the Harbour

Another great week at Maison Lairoux. As ever, Annette & Jason were great hosts and very helpful. The kids loved the pool and it was always a fight to get them out at the end of the day. This was our 3rd visit to Lairoux and it never disappoints, nothing beats sitting outside in the evening taking in the peaceful scenery when the children have gone to bed!! We’ll be back!

Steve, Julia, Georgie & Katie, Henley-on-Thames
Our second lovely stay at Maison Lairoux was as good as the first. It's wonderful for children and Annette & Jason are exceptional hosts. Thank you, see you again.

Christine & Douglas, Kent
We've had just the break we needed! Pure relaxation and many thanks to Jason & Annette for their friendliness and help re: surrounding areas. Will recommend to our friends.

Denis, Serena, Daniel, Matthew & Orla, Co. Donegal, Ireland
A very enjoyable & relaxing week in Maison Lairoux. This is our first holiday in the Vendee and we loved it. The gite itself is excellent, very comfortable and well equipped, probably the best we have experienced during many holidays in France. A big thank you to Jason & Annette for their hospitality. We really enjoyed the games room and the pool. Thank you!!

Mackenzie Family, Connecticut, USA
The Tour de France 2011 in the Vendee

Our 5th year return to the best Atlantic beaches and countryside living ever! Many fun adventures: watching the Tour de France (in person - live!), riding horses in ancient dune forests, exploring tidal pools and flying kites at Port Bourgenay, swimming in surf at La Terriere Plage, seeing wheat and sunflower fields all around, being caressed by lavender scented breezes, riding bicycle to Curzon and back, daily jogging on the communal, enjoying fresh food, produce and best baguettes ever! Thank you Jason & Annette for so many fun times, guidance and the chance to savour the best of the Vendee - many happy memories.

Sheila, Somerset
Superb time again! Hospitality second to none and can't wait for next visit.

Conn, Paula, Calum, Sophie & Domino, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Our second visit, this time we brought our dog. Once again, Annette & Jason managed to make our stay as comfortable & enjoyable as possible. The pool, games room, WiFi and all the little extras are what sets Maison Lairoux apart from other gites. I am sure this will not be the last visit and look forward to returning in the future. Thanks for everything.

Tony, Auveen, Aisling, Rory & Niamh, Dublin Ireland
A very relaxing & chilled out holiday. The kids had a ball in the pool, playroom and garden. Wish we could stay longer!


Richard, Amelia, Tilly & Martha, Herts
Mermaid on the beach

We've had a lovely 2 weeks staying in L'Ecurie. The weather has mostly been great so we have moved between the beach (We love Les Conches - great waves and ice cream) and the fabulous pool. La Rochelle and Les Sables d'Olonne are nice to visit. Port Borgenay as well a for a stroll and ice cream). Special thank you to Louis, Heidi & Sarah for the laughs.

Tilly, Herts
I really liked staying here for my holiday. I loved playing with Louis & Heidi. Every day the whole family played in the swimming pool. It was really fun. PS: I love your cats!

Matt, Ness, Tom, Harry, Frankie & Florence, Surrey
We have had a wonderful holiday! Les Conches for the beach, wonderful pool & La Tranche for the evening are our firm favourites. Huge thanks to Heidi and Louis for being great playmakers for the kids, and Jason & Annette for wonderful welcome meal and hospitality. Thanks to Annette from Frankie for all the little chats and his chocolate birthday cake. Thank you, lovely gite.

Beverley, Steve & Jackson, Bristol
Cavaliers at the Puy du Fou

Thank you Annette & Jason for such a friendly welcome, great hospitality and advice which has made our stay at L'Ecurie a very memorable one. Perfect family holiday for us and our very active (and clumsy) 10 year old boy - everything we could have wished for and more!! The gite is so well equipped, with every detail catered for; not to mention the magnificent pool - wow! Nothing was ever too much trouble, and this holiday has been truly amazing and I'm sure we'll be back. Thanks also for being the taxi to the hospital - which didn't spoil the holiday. Thanks again also to Louis & Heidi - Jackson's playmates.

Lesley, Jonathan, Rose, Niamh & Polly, Jersey
We had a lovely stay in the gite, all very relaxing with a lot of time by the pool. The girls loved their daily swimming and playing with the other children staying in the other gite. Many thanks to Jason & Annette for your advice and help with the doctor’s appointment!

Peter, Nicki & Sarah, Nottingham
Thank you for another wonderful stay, with good weather and great company. We enjoyed visiting La Rochelle again, especially Ernest Le Glacier! We can also recommend the castle at Talmont and the abbey at Maillezais. As Sarah succinctly put it - 'The best holiday ever! I really enjoyed playing in the pool.'

Sean, Elaine, James, Jade & Cameron - plus Theo & Poppy, Cornwall
Another great week - plenty of rest & relaxation for us and lots of time in the pool and games room for the kids. Thanks again to Jason & Annette for being so patient with the kids - especially the stream of requests to play table tennis.