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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

James and Francine Colling
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A sample of some of our recent guests comments in our guest books.

The Brownsteins "James and Fran went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful holiday."

Skinner family "So lovely and welcoming a home from home and could do with staying longer"

McHarrie family " Property is everything it appears to be on the website but even better than the images. We will be back !"

Lewis family " Enjoyed the pace of life in the Vendee and dont want to go home !"

Ann-marie and David " Very High Spec Accommodation superb"

James and Carla London " Beautiful introduction in French village life with rustique charm and atmospheric surroundings."

Daniel Walkley " This was our honeymoon and the gourmet meal was a real treat and cannot thank you both enough"

Jess,Tony, Mitch and Iona " Buildings were lovely and the view amazing ! Loved the great pool"

Jones family " Hope to be back soon to this delightful place "

GilesTurnbull. " Wonderful hosts,lovely pool,weather and company"
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thouarsais-Bouildroux in Vendee

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Jacuzzi power shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite bathroom off double bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot is available and we supply bedding at no extra cost
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , There are two put up beds as well and we supply bedding
  • 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 ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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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(4 traveller reviews)


stunning cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage as a couple for 2 weeks in june.We are seasoned travellers to france and this is without doubt the best holiday ever.Everthing was perfect including the weather, which I think james ordered for us.Fran is the perfect hostess and we will miss you all .Alfies eggs are fantastic and we will sorely miss Charlie and jack.The cottage is perfect for couples or familys and children are well catered for.Hope to come back next year

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Eglise House with our two children who are 6 and 4. The house is beautiful and well kept with lovely period features. Francine and James are lovely hosts and were really helpful with knowledge on the local area and booking activities.

The area itself is amazing - lots to do - Mervent forest with cycle tracks galore, play parks, horses riding and restaurants. Have to say we just enjoyed sitting outside until late having had a BBQ!

Thank you for our stay we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you again with open arms and thanks for the kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect Gite in a perfect location. Accurate description, identical to what was advertised. Immaculately clean, well-maintained and every detail thought about - condiments, washing products, washing line, pegs, adaptors, hairdryer etc etc! - basically every thing you could have wanted was there! A real home from home. Beautiful location, very French! & would recommend to friends and family. Owners James & Fran were wonderful; brilliant holiday, so pleased we booked!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you all again in the future and it was lovely meeting you all.
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Don't miss out...

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property, the owners Fran and James are delightful and could not have been more helpful. The gite, pool and grounds are lovely and there was so much to do all less than a 45 minute drive away that we never even made it to the famed Vendee beaches! I can thoroughly recommend both the property and the area as a place to visit. We had 2 sets of grandparents, a 15 year old, a 12 year old and a 6 year old with us and there was something for everyone, by the end of our 2 week stay there were still many things we hadn't done that we would have liked to do. I can't wait for a chance to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to your next visit. Much appreciated.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 10
28 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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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