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Hortensia Cottage

Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Lucon, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
A delightful single-storey cottage, full of character, with a large open plan living area and dining space and well-equipped kitchen. There are 2 bedrooms with a double sofabed in living area, but the ideal party size is 4. The gîte benefits from its own quiet garden and parking area, and guests have joint access to the gardens, games and swimming pool of the property. Furnished and equipped with comfort in mind, linen and towels are included in the price.

The rural village of Les Mottes is quiet and peaceful and ideals for walks, cycling and fishing in the River Smagne which runs through the village. Only 10 minutes drive from the cathedral town of Luçon and within 35 minutes of beaches, forests and lakes which offer a huge range of holiday activities and entertainment.
Listing #HL46721
About the Owner
Chris B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I want to echo what other reviews have said, Chris and Ann were amazing hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, from providing an excellent greeting hamper to get us up and running to giving us priority over the pool area so that we had exclusive...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Frenchconnect4me, VR Owner at Hortensia Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hortensia Cottage and hope we might see you again.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Chris and Ann could not have made us more welcome or assisted during our trip. The Cottage is clean and comfortable with a charming character feel. The gardens and pool provided plenty of outdoor fun for our two teenage boys. The surrounding area provides a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Frenchconnect4me, VR Owner at Hortensia Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thank you for your review, helpful for future visitors. Note your comment, you're welcome to come back and scratch deeper!

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Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed mid August and we had a very relaxing time at Hortensia cottage, I remembered what it felt like to be relaxed! It was an absolute bonus to have the welcome pack full of delightful things to enjoy during our stay, from butter, fruit...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The renovation has been carried out to show the original stonework and beams and the gîte is full of character. The thick walls and shutters give good insulation making it cool in summer and snug in the cooler periods. The open plan living area has comfortable seating including a sofa bed and dining table and includes TV (English channels) and DVD player. There is a fully equipped corner kitchen. A short corridor leads to the double bedroom, twin bedroom with large bunkbeds and the shower room with WC.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
1. The property known as Hortensia Cottage (the property) is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Chris Butt (the owner) to the renter ( the client). We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in Euros or GB pounds sterling.
2. The rates for the property Hortensia Cottage are shown in GB pounds and include the consumption of gas, water and electricity and the use of linen and bedding, towels for use in the house and for the pool. A standard cleaning charge is also included but we reserve the right to make a further appropriate charge if the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition.
3. To reserve the property, the client should complete the booking form and return it to us, together with a non-refundable deposit of £200 per week. We will then send a confirmation invoice which is the acceptance of the booking.
4.The balance of the rental, together with the security deposit (see point 5) is payable not less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period...
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in a quiet village close to interesting walks, cycling routes and for fishing the river Smagne, Hortensia Cottage is ideally placed for easy and quick access to a large range of holiday activities and entertainment.

Beaches at La Tranche and La Faute within 30 minutes drive offer sailing, surfing, jet skiing, microlight, tennis, golf and horse riding. Les Sables d'Olonne a little further with its zoo, spa, shopping, casino and night life. La Rochelle just 45 minutes to the south with its chic shopping, street cafes, restaurants, aquarium and historic buildings with the nearby Ile de Ré, famous for its hollyhocks and long-haired donkeys.

The fantastic theme park of Le Puy de Fou (second attraction in France after Disneyland) is an hour to the north and Futuroscope is at Poi...
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Luçon: 10.0 km
Ferry: Saint Malo: 280.0 km
Flights to:
Nantes ( 1 hour - 90 kms)
La Rochelle ( 1 hr - 60 kms)
Poitiers (1+hours - 140 kms)
Brittany Ferries from Plymouth
Roscoff ( 4+hrs - 410 kms) - Brittany Ferries from Cork, Plymouth
Saint Malo ( 3 hrs - 280 kms) - Brittany Ferries from Plymouth, Portsmouth
Cherbourg ( 4+hrs - 440kms) - Brittany Ferries from Poole, Plymouth, Portsmouth
Caen ( 3+hrs - 380 kms) - Brittany Ferries from Plymouth, Portsmouth
Le Havre ( 4+hrs - 470 kms) - Portsmouth, Newhaven
Dieppe (5 hrs - 500 kms) - Newhaven
Boulogne ( 6 hrs - 620 kms) - Dover
Calais ( 6 hrs - 650 kms) - P+O and Seafrance from Dover, Folkestone
Dunkerque (6 hrs - 690 kms) - Dover
Zeebrugge (7 hrs - 740kms) - P+O from Hull, Rosyth
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 35.0 km.
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