L'Ecurie Holiday Home
Pays de la Loire
L'Ecurie Holiday Home - Dog Friendly Holiday Home in the Vendée, France
L'Ecurie Holiday Home, 15km from the Vendee coast. family friendly house, with heated pool, games room, gardens & views across the Marais. with 2 bedrooms- ideal for family friendly holidays and set in the heart of the Vendée, only 20 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of La Faute sur Mer.
L'Ecurie is built on the foundations of an old stable block and is positioned across the courtyard from Le Vieux Café.
The living room has a large open fireplace and beamed ceiling. Here you will find a TV with UK & French satellite channels, a DVD player, a CD player with USB connections and a laptop loaded with free secure WiFi Internet access & email facilities. Outside there is a private patio terrace with table and chairs and a BBQ. The perfect location for watching the sun set and tasting some of the local wines. There is a dining area in the living room, with a table for up to 6 guests.
The kitchen was completely replaced over the winter of 2014/5 is fully equipped with all home comforts, such as dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob, extractor fan, microwave & electric oven. There is a full range of crockery & cutlery, along with plastic utensils for younger children. There is also a high chair and booster seat available.
The master bedroom (30m²) has fantastic views across the garden to the Marais beyond, and a telescope is provided to see the wildlife that lives there more clearly. This bedroom has a king sized bed, along with a cot for young children and there is also a further single bed available if required. The Master bedroom has a free-standing fan for the summer evenings, and the whole house is heated with electric radiators for the winter months. The second bedroom has two single beds, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is an exposed stone wall and wooden beams along with views across the courtyard.
The garden is set on four different levels with the top level containing the large courtyard for parking, a grassy area for relaxation and a boules court for your amusement.
A gentle slope then takes you down to the enclosed 12m x 7m heated swimming pool where you can relax in the sun or if you’re feeling energetic swim a few lengths. 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.
The games room is situated opposite the pool area and is available for all guests to use during their stay. You will find many amusements here, such as table tennis, table football, board games, books, DVD library, and a TV area where you are free to use the Xbox 360. Paints, pencils & crayons are also supplied, and children can pin their works on the ‘Wall of Fame’ or dress up in the many different costumes.
We have now installed a mini gym for those keep fit fanatics! All guests have use of a cross trainer, 2 treadmills, exercise bike, rowing machine and abdominal cruncher. We also have a selection of bikes available for both for children and adults.
Beyond the swimming pool and down a few steps you’ll find our organic vegetable garden, where only the hardworking should venture! Wellies will be provided for anyone who would like to help out! We use much of the fruit & vegetables when preparing meals for our guests - organic and no carbon footprint!
Beyond the vegetable garden lies the extensive lower garden where the children can run & play in safety. There is a picnic bench among the fruit trees, and 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 Barn Owls that have a nest box in one of our trees and the Hoopoes that visit in the spring.
“Absolutely superb fully equipped holiday home in a beautiful setting . The owners Annette and Jason were so friendly and helpful and welcomed us and our 4 (!) dogs with gifts for us all! We mainly ate al fresco on the terrace with our 4 dogs beside us to watch the amazing sunsets and clear skies, but the owners booked us into a delightful restaurant with great cuisine (we ate al fresco with our dogs)! Locally there are walk paths for the dogs and nearby rivers for swimming and beaches. We spent most afternoons lounging by the pool (children would be highly entertained in the games room, which had full sized table tennis, tv room and stage to play on)! A truly beautiful place and highly recommended for dog owners, families with children and couples. ”
- Angie Nicolle