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Three Star Luxury Rated Renovated Houses Superb Heated Pool Near To Amenities - Eglise House



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottages in Thouarsais Bouildroux, Pays de la Loire - Vendee, France - Quiet Villagee Location Set In Acres Of Private Land With All Amenities And Award Winning Boulangeri

Situated next to the beautiful church in Thouarsais Bouildroux, a traditional French village amidst rolling countryside with outstanding views over the surrounding hills but located within easy reach of main attractions and larger towns. For those wanting to immerse themselves into the French way of life it offers the ideal retreat.Two newly renovated spacious period cottages both retaining plenty of character with stone walls and wonderful exposed beams throughout.Superbly equipped with everything needed for a memorable holiday including uk digital tv. The properties can be rented independently or together for larger groups or two families holidaying together.There is a large heated swimming pool with many shaded seating areas, a French boules court, childrens play area and private enclosed gardens and all set within two and a half hectares of safe private land with no passing traffic. Open all year with full oil central heating and wood burners.

Details for holiday home Eglise House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

The kitchen is fully fitted including a washing machine,dishwasher,microwave, fridge/freezer,electric oven with gas hob,a highchair/cot can be made available.The kitchen table will comfortably seat eight people and everything is included with picnic sets and all appliances.The living room is attractively furnished with huge sofas and a cast iron wood burning fire; it has UK satellite with a wall mounted plasma television, DVD player and a range of DVDs,books and games are supplied.Real fire, house linen, towels provided, wi-fi internet access.There is a downstairs wc and a hand built oak staircase. Bedroom 1 with double bed, double wardrobe,Bedroom 2 with two single beds and double wardrobe,Bedroom 3 with bunk single on top and double at bottom. Luxury family shower room with jacuzzi power shower, wash basin and toilet.The house is open all year benefiting from electric heating and a wood burning fire in the lounge. Sheets and towels are all included for your convenience except beach.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

James and Francine have three small boys and love everything France has to offer for a family. We are well qualified to act as your holiday hosts as James has many years experience within the corporate hospitality industry and is fully aware of clients expectations. He is well placed to advise on wines and gourmet experiences should this be of interest to you. Francine was a primary school teacher for many years and is well qualified in providing for people on holiday with children.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fab Gite-very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the 3 bedroom Gite-Very well equipped and spacious. Having the space for play football and the table tennis available was great for our boys (aged 10 and 14). The pool was fab, however we were a little disappointed to be told that we only had it until 5pm. After 5pm It was for the use of the owners and their guests. This was a minor inconvenience as everything else was great. Very quickly got used to the church clock, chiming from 7am -10pm.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a fabulous time. The pool is open from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon exclusively for our gite clients as a private pool. Then we use the pool for an hour in the evening for our children before closing the pool for cleaning and maintenance. I do not think this is unreasonable as a shared pool as many owners use the pool all day and pools often close early evening.
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  • 5 of 5

A great place for a superb holiday with lots of places to explore. Very friendly and hospitable owners for whom nothing was too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope we can welcome you all again one day and it was our pleasure. James and Francine
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We spend a relaxing week at this very charming stone cottage in the southern Vendee. The cottage is extremely well presented and equipt and met all our needs for this early Spring break. I would imagine that it would be lovely in warmer summer days, with the grounds and pool, although we enjoyed several very bright sunny days for the time of year! We also enjoyed using the log burner on the cool March evenings in the comfortable sitting room.

We enjoyed the peaceful village setting but also travelled to the coast to resorts such as La Rochelle, St Jean de Monts and La Trance Sur Mer where we ate locally caught fish and sat outside in busy bars etc. James and Fran and their family were very welcoming hosts and were keen to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for a very pleasant week.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Isabel and James and we loved having you stay with us. The weather indeed was great and we were glad you were able to appreciate all the different things the area has to offer. Good luck with the house hunt and the football.
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Fabulously cottage with pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Eglise cottage for two weeks and have been back subsequently, to stay with our family, 2 adults and 2 young people, aged 16 and 18. James and Fran run 2 gites in a delightful setting. They are extremely welcoming and helpful . They are very knowledgeable about the local and wider area for things to do and events that are happening. The beaches are only 45 mins away and there are lakes locally to swim in as well. There is so much to do and we loved cycling and riding locally. The cottage is modern and well appointed with everything you need. Clean and cheerful. The outside area has a table tennis and a fabulous pool and garden. We had such a great stay and will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot wait to see you all again. A pleasure as always.
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From the Owner

We brought the property as a result of its uniqueness and love at first sight and our numerous clients comment on the tranquility of the setting. It has a very unique setting as our property was originally the chateau for the church and is set within a very private courtyard with now passing traffic but close to many amenities. We have fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and the buildings are of architectural significance all set within two and a half hectares.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes or La Rochelle at 58 Miles Nearest Barpub : La Caillere at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 162 Miles Nearest Golf : Les Herbiers at 20 Miles Nearest Train : La Roche Sur Yon tgv at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Caillere at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : La Tranche Sur Mer at 32 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer a range of various tailored breaks to include, horse riding at our next door chateau Haras Des Noces,balloon flights from our land, wine tasting tours and appreciation, gourmet food weeks, language course breaks English or French, photography or painting breaks, horse racing breaks, fishing and golf breaks and house hunting packages. Full details /prices of any additional themed breaks from above are available upon request.


A wide variety of sandy beaches within 45 mins easy drive through the wine region. Fabulous surfing and body boarding amongst the best in France at Les Conches.


Airports La Rochelle, Nantes, Poitiers are all within easy reach of the cottage with a wide number of airlines serving them and journey times are one hour and upwards depending upon airport.

Also within easy driving distance of St Malo for the cross channel Brittany ferry and the drive takes just over 3 hours. Also Cherbourg, Caen, Roscoff, Calais are within easy reach too.

Also the new fast train link via Paris on the TGV to La Roche Sur Yon which is 40 mins away. Collection upon request.


5 minutes bar tabac with fresh bread daily.2kms away boulangerie, Spa supermarket, charcuterie and bars/restaurant. La Chataigneraie is situated 10 mins away which has a number of supermarkets. Vouvant 10 minutes away - a medieval town, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France with it's medieval ramparts, cobbled streets and pretty houses. The town is well known as a village of painters and there are arts and crafts shops as well as some lovely cafes and restaurants.

Further Details:

There is a wealth of things to do in an area full of history.The Vendee Wars offer a fascinating insight into the regions history and there are many attractions as a result of that period. There are many chateauxs close to our properties all with their own story to tell.

Two riding stable, the Poney club de menjopolis, is 2 minutes from our gite where all abilities are welcome and prices start from 10 euros per hour for tuition.

Mervent Forest - nearby, a paradise for nature lovers and lots of sporting activities. You can explore the many marked footpaths by foot, cycle or horseback. All the lakes are suitable for swimming and you can hire sail boats and try your hand at archery. There is also an amusement park and superb small zoo with lions and bears.

Attractions in the surrounding countryside include the museums, windmills, clock chimes and paintball at Mouilleron-en-Pareds, hot air balloning from our own land, sailing at Lac de Rochereau and fishing/golf opportunities are endless.

Fontenay-le-comte - is a Renaissance town with delightful architecture, shady parks, elegant squares and a relaxed pace of life with superb market on Saturdays.

Puy de Fou - is one of the most visited attractions in France where you can see the re-enactment of medieval times, chariot races, vikings and birds of prey.

Marais Poitevin Venise Vert is the canal system the Vendée is famous for where you can hire boats or be punted around. Also a great wine trail within 20km and so much else!

Vendee Globe - Round the world single handed yacht race departs locally every two years and features many British sailors. Tour de France - Most famous bike race passes close by and check the link for yearly schedule.

In addition we offer gourmet food evenings and wine tasting nights along with a baby sitting service should you want a night off and all information is supplied with our booking form. Please contact us for further information or booking in advance of your stay.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 13
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 14
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 16
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 17
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 18
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 20
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 21
14 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 22
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Whilst we ask you to leave the accommodation as you find it. We can provide an after stay cleaning service for your convenience as an alternative. We will supply travel directions upon confirmation of your booking along with any booking payment information. We can also arrange airport/train collections as an extra service. Both properties are non smoking with no pets allowed.

Changeover Day:
Rental is from Saturday to Saturday.
Arrival time after 4pm and departure time before 11 am.
Alternative arrival and departure days may be possible out of the high season. Short breaks are possible early and late season for just a few nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Having previously holidayed in France ourselves we found a number of places we stayed in were lacking. We have endeavoured to tick all the boxes and provide everything you could want for the perfect holiday. We are conveniently located for everything and have a great supply of local information for you upon arrival. One guest referred to our setting as being like Camelot such is the magical setting. We offer many extra events like gourmet evenings/wine tastings to make your holiday with us even more memorable. This has been considered as a great treat especially for those with young children who find it more difficult to get out in the evening. We hope to be able to welcome you with us for your next holiday in France in the Vendee and assure you a warm welcome awaits all year around.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 140 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs toilet with sink


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bedding is supplied at no extra cost
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Bunk bed with ladder and all bedding supplied at no extra
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot is supplied with bedding at no extra cost


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Located in a small pretty village,Thouarsais Bouildroux in the heart of the Southern Vendee but well placed for all amenities and the fabulous pine forests and superb sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast within easy reach. The world-renowned Puy du Fou leisure park and amazing Son et Lumiere is close by and highly recommended. The many rivers and lakes in the area, which boast good fishing, walking, boating and cycling. The Venise Vert with its miles of interlocking canals and waterways is a great place to visit for all these activities. For those of you with a love of architecture and good shopping, visit the chic city of La Rochelle.Fontenay La Comte,the town market and the chateau, are well worth a visit. Many superb golf courses are in close proximity offering a challenge to both the novice and seasoned golfer. Alternatively take the various gourmet wine tours in nearby Mareuil Sur Lay and appreciate the diverse gastronomy the region has to offer.We can assist with everything. Outside: There is an abundance of secure parking with each property.Outside each property benefits from a private gravelled patio area with BBQ, parasol and garden furniture. Both have outside lighting and the rear seating area at Eglise house is also undercover. There is a large in ground swimming pool, with sun loungers, benches and parasols; we also have a children's play area and a French boules court with seating too! The properties are open all year round, benefiting from oil-fired / electric central heating throughout and a wood burning fire in each lounge. The many acres of gardens benefit from landscaped pathways beside flower borders and a variety of fruit trees in the orchard. In addition chickens are located within the grounds in their own enclosure assuring guests of a plentiful supply of freshly laid eggs. The properties are situated amidst rolling countryside with outstanding views over the surrounding hills but located within easy reach of main attractions and larger towns.

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