Villa - Thouarsais-Bouildroux, Vendee, Pays de la Loire - Enjoy Forest and Lakes Fantastic Food/Wine, Puy Du Fou, Futuroscope and more
About Frans Gerber
We have been holidaying in this region for several years and now that we have our own place we can come and enjoy the wonderful walking, cycling, stunning views and make the most of the long summers. The kids enjoy the heated pool and the spacious garden to run around in and play ball.
Frans Gerber purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Frans Gerber chose Thouarsais-Bouildroux
The property is a new build. We love this area because of the climate and also the variety of activities it offers. Cycling, walking and day trips to the beaches.
What makes this Villa unique
Heated Swimming pool and spacious garden for children to run around in and have fun.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful family holiday at a fantastic villa
This villa offers fantastic facilities for families. Very well equipped, clean, comfortable and very spacious. The outdoor private pool is a real treat and the grounds are well maintained. Great communication with the owner from booking to returning home. We loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend this villa. Thank you for great memories!
Thank you Karen, great to hear the family had a great time. Hope to see you again
We, as a family of 5 (2 adults 3 kids) had an amazing one week stay in this villa. All amenities were provided and it was genuinely a home from home. The location is quiet but you remain close enough to the supermarkets and restaurants when you need to top up the food and wine! The pool was very well used, despite the fact the weather was not blazing hot all week, and the garden was massive - it was great to let the kids roam around safely and have a game of rounders and football. All in all, we returned home feeling very relaxed but disappointed we didn't stay any longer. Definitely recommend and we hope to come back in the future.
Thank you very much for the kind words and we are glad you enjoyed the stay. We hope to see you again
Fabulous gite, very well equipped and very well set out, had a light and airy feel also very clean. The pool was a good size and was well used by my two boys aged 14 and 15, and our older nieces, would recommend to friends. Nice quiet area but be prepared to spend an hour in the car to get to the local attractions.
Thank you Paul, good to see the boys enjoyed the heated pool. Hope to see you again
Perfect family holiday !!
What a fantstic holiday. The villa was everything we had hoped for. we were a party of 2 grandparents, 2 Adults and 3 lively grandchildren. The accomodation was spacious and well laid out. Outside was a real treat with a large garden, mobile BBQ so we could move it to the perfect spot (some much needed shade) and the pool was perfect. We made use of the pool from 9.30am and the Grandchildren were still in there at 10.00pm. We had 7 days of glorious sunshine and as soon as we arrived back in England we made a booking for 2017.
Hi Ron, good to have you and the family back at the villa. Hopefully it was not too hot! Perhaps we will see you and the family back for a 3rd time!
Lovely stay in the Vendee
We had a great week in the villa. The property was clean and well maintained. The garden is huge and enabled us to play so many games with the kids. The pool was great too and lovely that it was so close to the house, meaning that we could keep on easy eye on the kids if we needed to.
The garden is private, with a high fence and hedge around most of it. It does border the village school, but when we were there the school was closed for the holidays so that wasn't a problem for us.
There's lots to do in the area. You have to drive to most of it, but it's not too far to things. La Rochelle worth a visit and the Mervent Forest and Marais Poitevan also nice for cycling around. The later has some very well marked out cycle rides that take you through some lovely villages.
I've given the Villa a 4 star rating as it would have been great to have air con in the bedrooms at night. Also would have been good to be able to put the bikes in the garage. However, that said, we had a great time. The place is lovely.
Hi Marianna, thank you for the kind words and good to see you explored the area. We have now added fans in the rooms to help guests to cool down. Hopefully we will see you again
This is our second visit to the Villa as we made a late booking last year as well which is a good indication of how we feel about it. It’s very spacious, lovely grounds with space to relax into and swimming pool. Internally the decor is done to a high standard and it is clean and tidy with nice touches which add to the customer experience. The owners responded quickly to any questions we had and have been very honest and reliable in our dealings with them. We have a young family and liked the location – quiet small village away from the hustle and bustle meaning dividing our time between pool days, beach days (really good beaches for young children about 1 hour away) and local towns so worked very well for us. Highly recommend it.
Hi James, welcome back and good to see you visited the beaches this time round, they certainly are great for the little ones. We hope to see you all back again
There is a selection of lovely beaches under an hours drive.
St. Malo (3.5 hrs). Dieppe, Boulogne or Calais (4.5 - 6 hrs). Approx. 1hr to Nantes and La Rochelle airports and 1hr30 mins to Poitiers.
The nearest village La Caillere 2.5km away has a well stocked Spar, a boulangerie, a boucherie, a tabac, pharmacy a restaurant and hairdressers. Larger supermarkets are situated 10 minutes drive away at La Chataigneraie and most nearby towns have weekly markets selling fresh local produce. There is a wonderful seafood market at Fontenay le Comte. (20mins drive away).
Sample two lovely local restaurants – The Donjon at Bazoge en Pareds & The Pic vert in Vouvant. Under an hour’s drive to the wonderful Vendee beaches and close by to Mervent for canoeing, walking, cycling, fishing and adventure sports, Puy de Fou (France's premier historical theme park) and the tranquil canals of Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte). The lovely Mervant and Vouvant area is within ten minutes drive.
The Mervant forest is a haven for walkers and nature lovers and interesting features, many hidden away.
A man made beach with cafe and picnic tables offers the chance to lake swim in beautiful surroundings.
The Puy du Fou - In the north of the Vendee (just 45 mins away) this theme park for young or old is based on the history of the area, displaying events through live re-enactments of the highest quality; this is absolutely fabulous and many guests visit more than once. Don’t miss this!
La Rochelle-A beautiful and historic city just 60 mins away. The port is busy with yachts and from here you can go to the quay which has excellent restaurants. The 17th century town centre has extensive shopping facilities and the aquarium is the largest in Europe and has thousands of species from all over the world.
Wine - The local wines of the Vendee are well worth testing; there are a number of vineyards locally that offer tasting and direct sale.
The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long hot sunny days from May to September.
There are many attractions to explore: Chateux, churches, forests, boating, horse riding, bicycling and several weekly markets. There really is something for all the family, and if you do not fancy driving just relax by the pool with a glass of local wine.
Famous attraction parks, like Le puy du fou, le Futuroscope are close to here.