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“As good as it gets”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bois Bourdet

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Bois Bourdet
Ranked #1 of 1 Souvigne B&B and Inns
London, UK
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18 reviews
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“As good as it gets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 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, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 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, traveled with family
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 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, traveled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 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, traveled with family
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Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 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, traveled with family
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

We had a wonderful week at Bois Bourdet, the accommodation was excellent and very clean. The gardens are secure so our 2 small boys could roam free and play on the toys and they loved the free range chickens and cats. A heated swimming pool (around 30 degrees) was the icing on the cake. Lots to do in the area. Friendly and helpful hosts and would highly recommend that you take advantage of Xavier's cooking!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2011

We have just returned from a weeks holiday and cooking break at Bois Bourdet This property has recently been bought by a French couple after we had originally booked with the previous owners Les and Louise. We were supposed to be taking part in AGA cooking lessons and when they informed us with 2 weeks notice that they would not be there as they had sold up we have to confess we did think of cancelling. However we are so pleased that we decided to continue with our holiday as Xavier and his wife made us so welcome and it is such a lovely place. Xavier was a fantastic cook and we learnt lots of tips about French cooking. Nothing was too much trouble for them and every day he would bring us fresh eggs, logs for the fire and on the first night made us a delightful meal as we were arriving late. The accommodation was lovely, spotlessly clean towels and bedding and we will definitely recommend it to all our friends. On the day we left Xavier even made us some lovely French cakes that we had particularly liked for our journey home. A lovely way to spend an early Spring holiday in France.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bois Bourdet
Address: Lieu Dit Bois Bourdet, 79800 Souvigne, France
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Location: 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
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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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