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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Eglise House

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.

About the property


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.

James and Francine Colling
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About James and Francine Colling

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.

James and Francine Colling purchased this house in 2008

Why James and Francine Colling chose Fontenay-le-Comte area

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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.


5/5 -
(4 traveller 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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Accommodation and facilities for Eglise Housein Thouarsais-Bouildroux in Vendee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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