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“What a lovely find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bois Bourdet

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Bois Bourdet
Ranked #1 of 1 Souvigne B&B and Inns
1 review
“What a lovely find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

We found Bois Bourdet on the internet whilst looking for a baby friendly place to take our young son (7 months) & the description & reviews made us book up without hesitation. We were not disappointed! Our first trip abroad with the little one was far less hassle as we didn't have to take half the equipment we might have had to - there was even a blender for making baby food & a lovely basket of toys. The location is beautiful - right out in the countryside - & very peaceful. Even though there are 3 separate gites we didn't feel on top of our neighbours & felt there was lots of privacy which can sometimes not be the case when sharing a pool etc. The accommodation was very clean & comfortable & there was a lovely log burner which we enjoyed on a few chilly evenings. The owner Xavier also loves cooking & there is an option to have a special dinner cooked & served in your accommodation or out on your terrace. The food was as good as any top restaurant & it was a real treat as obviously difficult to get out for the evening with a young baby. It was a lovely touch. We enjoyed our stay very much & hope to return when our son is older & will be able to enjoy things such as the trampoline, sandpit, chickens etc. Highly recommended.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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boisbourdet, Propriétaire at Bois Bourdet, responded to this review, 13 June 2013
Dear Emma W,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your vacation with us.
Having the opportunity to offer you our services was more than pleasant as your understanding made our efforts to offer you a memorable stay. We thank you for your kind reference to our names and also for choosing to stay with us.
We are always happy to help you enjoy your stay and to try our best in order to guarantee you a worthy and unforgettable trip.
We will be excited to welcome you again and we are all looking forward in seeing you again in the nearest future!
Kind regards,
Xavier
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We stayed here in August/September 2012 and didn't want ever to leave! Xavier and Stephanie are such gracious hosts, never in the way, yet always available. The meals Xavier provides are second to none, he could have been a chef! Perfect for adults and children alike, if you are looking for fun for the kids and total relaxation from your family holiday, look no further than Bois Bourdet!

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We had a simply terrific week in La Bergerie at Bois Bourdet in early August. We felt completely relaxed from the moment we arrived, aided by Xavier's wonderfully relaxed, "laissez faire" attitude towards his guests. Little touches like a precooked lasagne on arrival, homemade cakes throughout, fresh eggs from the chicken barn, and beers delivered in an ice bucket by the pool (all free of charge) make all of the difference. Not to mention Xavier's magnificent evening meals with fine wines at minimal cost. The kids absolutely adored it here and were devastated to leave (although the chickens were probably glad to see the back of my 18 month old daughter who didn't stop chasing them). Lovely pool, loads of games, masses of culture nearby and all of the amenities you need within a short drive. Plus we didn't need to bring cots, high chairs, sterilisers, etc, as all provided. We'll undoubtedly return. Thanks again Xavier and Stephanie for a superb stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at Bois Bourdet. We had our 6 month old baby with us and we had an extremely relaxing stay. The hosts (Xavier and Stephanie) were charming. We opted to have our meals provided on the two nights offered and we were amazed as we were presented with the most delicious 5 course meal. Would definitely recommend this place and think it is the perfect place for toddlers to roam free too.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

We had a superb fortnight at Bois Bourdet. The grounds are very children friendly and safe and the pool lovely. Xavier and Stephanie and their children are delightful hosts and make everything very special. Xavier's cooking is extremely good and highly recommended, and he clearly enjoys it. He helped the children make lovely cakes too and he is simply an excellent host. The children (5, 4 and 18 months) enjoyed the swings, table tennis, football and the trampoline, as well as the egg collecting each morning. There are lovely places to visit nearby including lake beaches, historic villages and castles and abbeys. Supermarkets and smaller shops are in nearby St Maixent, and Poitiers and La Rochelle are not far too. We enjoyed nearby walks and blackberry picking, and have come back supremely relaxed. All in all, highly recommended and we understand Xavier and Stephanie have plans to improve still further! Many thanks indeed.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

Our second visit to Bois Bourdet and our first with the new owners Xavier and Stephanie. We're very pleased that the owners have maintained the very high standards set by the pervious ones. The location is as beautiful as ever, Xavier's cooking is delicious and we felt thoroughly rejuvinated when we left.
Our children loved just pottering around in the garden, splashing in the pool, bouncing on the trampoline and chasing the chickens. A fantastic place to visit if you want to wind down, let the kids pay outside all day, enjoy the lovely food and take in the views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect in every way.
Listening to the new ideas from Xavier, I'm sure Bois Bourdet will go from strength to strength.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

This was our second visit to Bois Bourdet but our first visit since in was under new ownership. Yes, we were slightly nervous that it might not live up to our expectations from our previous stay or that the meals offered might not be as good as before. However, we should not have worried as our stay was not only wonderful but the meals cooked for us by Xavier were fantastic . Our only regret was that we had not taken up his offer of cooking for us on another evening. Our nearly three year old daughter loved feeding the chickens, collecting the eggs and seeking the cats. The heating swimming pool was great for the our little one to play in during the day and for her parents to unwind in the evening! If you want a relaxing child friendly holiday in lovely surroundings, great self catering accommodation and the option of delicious french meals cooked for you on a couple of evenings, then don't hesitate to stay at Bois Bourdet. We were so glad we came back and Xavier and his family were charming, friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Bois Bourdet
Address: Lieu Dit Bois Bourdet, 79800 Souvigne, France
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Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Deux-Sevres > Souvigne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Souvigne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bois Bourdet is a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse set in six acres of secluded grounds, amidst the lovely countryside of the Poitou-Charentes region of France with amenities and attractions close by. Offering total comfort and relaxation, the farmhouse and two barns have been converted into luxurious holiday accommodation for both self-catering and Bed & Breakfast guests. All three properties have been equipped and modernised to an exceptional standard, yet still retain their original character and charm.Come and enjoy the beautiful unspoilt countryside, historic towns and villages, the lifestyle and the delicious food and wine that this lovely region has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Bois Bourdet very soon. ... more   less 
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