Maison Lairoux Holiday Cottages: Garden, Pool & Games room

Family friendly holidays in the Vendée

Telephone: 00 33 (0)6 43 37 87 74

Maison Lairoux Holiday Cottages, complete with Heated Pool, Large Games room and Gardens.

Relax by the Pool at Maison Lairoux Holiday Cottages
The main feature of our Holiday Cottages is the 12m x 7m heated swimming pool where you can relax in the sun or if you’re feeling energetic swim a few lengths. This area is fenced in and for younger children we also have lots of inflatables and water wings for those learning to swim. There are sun loungers and parasols for your comfort.

The pool is heated from May until the end of September each year. This is a salt based pool, rather than Chlorine, so no stinging eyes!

The garden is set on four different levels with the top level containing the large courtyard for parking (up to 6 cars), a grassy area for relaxation and a boules court for your amusement.
Our Games Room is one of the main features of our holiday cottages, and everyone who has visited, loves to spend time there - playing table tennis, snooker, dressing up, playing traditional board games, drawing, playing on the Xbox 360 or watching a DVD in the TV area.

It is situated opposite the pool area and is perfect for children of all ages! Parents often leave the children to entertain themselves in the games room whilst they relax on a sun lounger on the terrace of the nearby pool or sit and read under the shady veranda outside of the games room.

Many an entertaining evening has been spent on the veranda with our guests and a glass or two of our local wines and homemade aperitifs.

⭐️ For babies and toddlers, there are lots of soft cuddly toys, plus Duplo and bedtime story books.

⭐️ For young children there dressing up clothes, lego, dolls, animal farm and drawing materials.

⭐️ For older children there are reading books, DVD library, board games and ball games.

⭐️ For teenagers there is a table tennis table, Xbox 360, Kubb throwing game, and body boards.

New in 2020:

The whole games room has been extensively renovated from top to bottom - with new floors, insulated walls, built-in shelving units and lots of new things to play with, including:

  • Chalk Boards along one wall
  • Wigwam
  • Lots of new dressing up clothes
  • Dolls chest
  • Table Tennis
  • Snooker/Billiards Table
  • Xbox 360 + Games
  • Beach toys
  • Bats & Balls
  • Kubb
  • Dressing Up Clothes
  • Drawing paper & crayons/felt tips
  • Toy garage & Cars
  • Lego & Duplo
  • Cuddly toys
  • Boules
  • Board Games
  • Action Men & Barbies
  • Children’s DVD library
  • Adult DVD library
  • Reading books for Children & Adults (Lots!)
  • Pop up Tents & Wigwam
You will also find a Tourism Information Corner in the games room, showing lots of fun things to do on day trips away from the holiday cottage.

All of the artwork on the walls of the games room has been taken from our own photos, and if you like what you see, the prints are for sale and can be shipped directly to your home address. Just let us know which ones you are interested in and we'll let you know the total price.

Marais Poitevin Artwork for sale
Jardin Dumain Artwork for sale
Court d Aron Artwork for sale
We also have a mini gym for those keep fit fanatics! All guests have use of a cross trainer, a treadmill, exercise bike, rowing machine and free weights and abdominal cruncher. We also have a selection of bikes available for both for children and adults (please bring your own helmets though).
Beyond the swimming pool and down a few steps you’ll find our organic vegetable garden, where only the hardworking should venture! We grow lots of strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, peppers, onions, aubergines and more. Guests are welcome to pick some fresh fruit & veggies when in season!

Beyond the vegetable garden lies the extensive lower garden where your children can run & play in safety. There is a large wooden sofa and low table made from recycled pallets surrounded by a wildflower area and overlooking the lawn. A perfect spot for sitting with a book and listening to the birds chirping.

We have several fruit trees - cherry, plum, mirabelle, apple, pear and walnut - so lots of fruits for you crumbles! In the evening you can watch the sun set over the Marais and listen out for the extensive range of birds that live in the gardens – including the Owls that have a nest box in one of our trees, and the Hoopoes that visit in the spring. The garden is also great for dogs - it is fenced in on all sides and large enough to run around in!

We often have Kubb competitions in the garden - with everyone joining in and ending with a post-match Apero - usually a tasting of some of the fruit liqueurs that we make from the garden fruit.
Here are some photos of some of the animals and birds that live in our gardens…. You might spot them at certain times of the year!
Honesty in the garden
Herons on their migration south
Sunset over the Marais in winter
Cherry Blossom in May
Borage in the flower borders
Beetles in the roses
Mushrooms in the garden at Maison Lairoux
Chiffchaff at Maison Lairoux
Carpenter Bee in the Potager
Gold Finch at Maison Lairoux
Tiny Frog at Maison Lairoux
Kitty in a tree
Barn Owl in our Owl Box 2012
Tawny Owl Chicks Hatching in 2016
Barn Owl Chicks in 2014
Tawny Owl Chicks leaving their box in 2016
Hedgehogs eating the cat food
Tawny Owl Chicks 2016 Just out of their box
Butterfly on the Buddliea
A Hoopoe in the Trees
Buster having a snooze
A Collared Dove on the Tree Stump
Swallowtail butterfly on the Buddleia
A Stick Insect
Lizard on a window sill
Tawny Owl at Maison Lairoux 2017
Praying Mantis in the Potager at Maison Lairoux

Click on the buttons below to see a full list of items included in your holiday cottage and shared areas. Please note, some items may be substituted or added to during the season due to normal wear and tear.

Annette & Jason Khan
Annette Khan (Entreprise Individuelle)
Maison Lairoux Holiday Cottages
3 rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux, France

Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes

Tel: 00 33 (0)2 51 28 43 98
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