Notre Livre d'Or
Voici les commentaires de certains de nos clients au sujet de leurs séjours chez nous.

Nous espérons bien que quand vous êtes rentrés à la maison vous ajouterez vos commentaires, aussi.
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Maeve Walmsley
Essex UK (July and August )
We booked for all the family via Alister Sawday
We had the most fantastic week and can't wait to return Xavier and Stephanie were the hosts that gave their all I could not have asked for more
Nothing was to much trouble and I can't wait to return
Xavier cooked our last meal for the week and it was out of this world.
We booked the two largest accommodations and every consideration was provided for.
We will definitely be back
Thank you both for an amazing holiday your amazing
Rich, Becky & Noah
Cirencester (England)
Thank you for a wonderfull week. Such great hosts and beautiful surroundings. Noah loved the pool, the slides, the sand-pit, the chickens. We could go on !!
Thanks for a lovely stay.
Rich, Becky & Noah - 04-09-15- Cirencester-
Ps - Our compliments to the chef! ;-)
Gateshead (United Kingdom)
A lovely two weeks spent here in the cute Petite Maison enjoying the local area. Thank you for your hospitality.
Emily has loved the pool and chickens.
Amy, Rob and Emily
Surrey (England) (August 2015)
We really enjoyed our stay at Bois Bourdet. The beautiful surroundings, the lovely, clean house with everything we needed, the pool and the delicious meals + pinot!!
Thank you very much,
Lucy, David, Sam, Seth and Laurie
Peter, Viv, Zara & Monty
England (July 2015)
We've had a fabulous stay here- A real decompression from work life! Thank you for being such excellent hosts Xavier & Stephanie.
See you next year !
Pete, Viv, Zara & Monty
Cambridgeshire (June 2015)
Xavier and Stephanie
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.
You have created a beautiful place which it was a delight to stay in. We especially enjoyed your cooking and wine recommendations Xavier.
We very much hope to return again one day.
All the best
Claire, Richard, Kessie & Layla
London (UK) (April 2015)
Xavier and Stephanie,
We have had a fantastic stay at Bois Bourdet. The environment and chalet are second to none and thank you so much for your hospitality.
We hope to visit again in future,
The Part Family
Anthony et Olivia
Paris (Mars 2015)
La Douce Escale…c’est un peu la maison de campagne de nos rêves : intérieur, extérieurs, tout y est !
A très bientôt et merci pour votre accueil qui nous fait nous sentir «comme à la maison » !
Anthony & Olivia
Englang (Feb 2015)
Merci Merci pour un diner délicieux, un bon bain chaud et un accueil chaleureux
This is really a « special place to stay » !
Thank you,
Diana Sawday

Lille (Septembre 2014)
Charmant et trop court séjour ! Accueil adorable
Merci, Sophie
London (August 2014)
Our children were very at home in minutes and loved the pool, the trampoline, the playground, table tennis and collecting eggs from all the chickens.
Such a shame to be leaving so soon. One week was not enough!
Mark, Tilly, Agnes and Ned Simons
Bristol (England) (August 2014)
Two weeks of beautiful french living. We loved the rooms, the garden and the pool!! The children loved every minute of it and so did we.
Thank you so much for your generous hospitality. We hope to visit again in future
Andrew& Emma, George & Florence
Surrey (UK) (June 2014)
Thank you for a wonderfully tranquil stay. You have thought of everything! Hope to see you again soon.
Jo, Dave, Riley and Oscar

Paris (Avril 2014)
Très bonne adresse. Une bonne nuit de repos même pour notre bébé.
Merci pour votre accueil chaleureux.
Cher, France (Juin 2014)
Merci beaucoup pour cet accueil chaleureux. Nous avons passé un agréable moment dans votre gîte et nous ne manquerons pas de revenir.
Cambridge, UK (June 2014)
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have had a lovely time. Oscar loved the chickens and the small house in your garden. Thank you for the lovely meals and washing our clothes! We will recommend you to our frie
Merci pour tout !Jeremy, Katie and Oscar
Cher (Février 2014)
Etape très agréable à tout point de vue. Nous recommanderons votre adresse. Merci.
Catherine et Olivier
La Celle Saint Cloud - France (Octobre 2013)
Merci beaucoup pour cet excellent séjour dans un endroit extrêmement hospitalier et avec des gîtes absolument charmants!
Un vrai régal, merci encore!
Amélie, Diane-Constance et Louis
Emily, Gavin & Bertie
Bristol, UK (August 2013)
We had a wonderful stay at Bois Bourdet, we stayed in the Petite Maison with our 2 year old son Bertie. It was the perfect environment for a toddler, he loved the chickens and seeing the cows and horses in the nearby fields. It was so relaxing to know that he could run around and not get into trouble (well not as much trouble as usual anyway). Shady walks around Celle sur Belle and Green Venice were also a great activity for Bertie. And yes, as everyone says - the food was fantastic - at a restaurant under the stars with no journey home or need for a babysitter. Thank you - we'll see you again, Emily, Gavin and Bertie.
Emma, Simon and Isabella
Kent (Sept 2013)
There is something magical about bois bourdet. The peace, tranquillity and the way the light shines in the setting sun really is special. (Not to mention the stars at night) Thank you for sharing your home, for cooking for us and being such an amenable host. Isabella loved it and we would love to come back.
Ken, Jane & Georgia
Dublin (September 2012)
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful little corner of paradise! We all really enjoyed ourselves, especially our 20 month old, Georgia, who still remembers the 'red swing' and the blackberry picking. My father joined us for a while too, which was brilliant - we all felt so at home. And then was the God! Amazing! (Super star gazing too.) Thank you Xavier, Stephanie & boys!
Arwen, Almar & Yvaine
Cambridge, UK (September 2012)
Thank you very much for a very enjoyable stay, one week in the Bergerie and then one in the Farmhouse. We did not expect to have such a relaxing holiday with our 7 month old baby daughter Yvaine. She enjoyed the swimming pool, baby swing and slide. We thoughtthe evening dinner you prepared us was amazing. We also made an enjoyable day trip to the Vallée des singes, highly recommended! We will be back with our parents and sister + children...
Jonathan, Lucy, Fred, Peter
Portsmouth, UK (July 2012)
Thank you so much for such a wonderful holiday. The house, garden and pool have been enjoyed every day especially with the amazing weather we've had!
But the difference here has been you and your family, we've been warmly welcomed and enjoyed seeing your boys too.
Thanks for the amazing food - the biggest treat of all!
With love, Jonathan, Lucy, Fred + Peter.
The Dalton Family
Bristol, UK (July 2012)
A wonderful fortnight in a beautiful setting. we have really enjoyed our stay at Bois Bourdet, a fantastic place for children and very relaxing for parents too.
We hope to come again in the future.
Best wishes, the Dalton Family.
Adél, Mike & Erin
London, UK (August 2012)
We had a really wonderful two weeks in La Petite Maison with our 18-month old daughter. She loved the huge garden, all the toys and especially the wooden Wendy House and eating delicious fresh blackberries straight from the bushes. We swam in the excellently maintained pool most days. The setting was altogether lovely and Xavier, your cooking is fantastic! Thanks again.
The Jacksons
Brentwood- Essex (August 2011)
Thank you Xavier and Stephanie for a memorable holiday. Your hospitality and the wonderful surroundings made the stay special. All three children will remember the experience and I hope we can return for another stay before too long. Despite being well recommended the holiday exceeded all of our expectations.
Connelly-Bosson family
York (July 2011)
This was our second visit to Bois Bourdet and our first visit with the new owners Xavier and Stephanie. I am delighted to say that the new owners have as much passion for the place as the previous ones and the same high standards remain. Xavier's cooking is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed both of the meals he prepared for us. Bois Bourdet is the perfect place to escape from the stresses of normal life. The gardens are beautiful and the children have loved just pottering around in the beautiful gardens, bouncing on the trampoline, splashing in the pool and playing table tennis. We would recommend this place to all.
Robin & Anna
North West UK (June 2011)
We had a lovely, restful stay. Xavier and Stephanie are the perfect hosts. Xavier cooked some wonderful food. We highly recommend this holiday location. Robin & Anna x
Annabelle & Andrew
Cumbria (June 2011)
We had a wonderful time stopping at Bois Bourdet. The La Bergerie has been done out to a really high standard and the pool and gardens are fantastic. Our arrival meal Xaiver made was fantastic and our little boy enjoyed his baking session! We are certainly looking to go back with our children(2 & 4).
Diane & John
Hampshire (May 2011)
We had a wonderful week with two sons (4 & 2). Tranquil setting and lovely accommodation and plenty to do in the area. Xavier is a wonderful host and his cooking is sublime! Would highly recommend.
Rory & Anne McCloy
Greenfields UK (March 2011)
Dear Xavier and Stephanie,
Thank you again for a wonderful stay. We really appreciated your hospitality and great cooking skills during the week.
With our best wishes,
Rory & Anne
Sue & Ian Gibb
Oxon UK (November 2010 )
Another Fab stay. Thankyou xx
Mariette and Keith Roberts
North Wales (Sept. 2010)
Brilliant place. Totally exceeded our expectations. Weather was good for us too - enjoyed the pool! Ideal to stay put for the day or drive and visit so many interesting places nearby. Will return another year to carry on exploring the area.
Browning Family
Kent UK (Sept 2010 )
We leave with..............
Heavy hearts and a very full tummy
a de-stressed Dad & a very relaxed Mummy!
Probably the best place to stay, with a 3 month old and a 2& a half year old in the world!!
Many many thanks
Husain Family
Hampshire UK (Aug/Sept 2010 )
Thank you for such a welcoming relaxing stay. Your attention to detail makes all the difference. A beautiful place, lovely people and a super area. We will be back! PS. Great food - Thank you
Brent Family
Harlow Essex UK (August 2010 )
Thanks for a fantastic fortnight. Great gites, pool, location. Fabulous food - a great treat!
Hope to be back soon!
David, Valerie, Tom & Cillian
Limerick Ireland (July 2010 )
Thanks again for such a wonderful holiday. The boys had a fantastic time and gave us time to relax.
Tim, Sue & Emma
Surrey UK (June 2010 )
Thank you for making our first family holiday so special. The setting, the food, and the attention to detail were all perfect. Hope to return soon, Thanks
J & G Roberts
Gwynedd, Wales (June 2010)
We stayed at La Petite Maison for one week and it was a very pretty, well presented apartment. The weather was very hot - 37 degrees that week - so the pool and the shade of the trees was very welcome. Our only regret was that we didn't sample Louise's cooking - too hot to cope with the 4 courses. Excellent place to stay.
Smith Family
Hampshire UK (June 2010 )
Wow! When can we come back?! From the moment we arrived we've been welcomed and blown away by the beauty and atmosphere you work so hard to create - and achieve. The memories of two cherry stained - happy boys, and tummies full of amazing meals.............Thankyou
Julia, Matthew, Alice, Freddie & Bertie
York, North Yorkshire (June 2010 )
Thankyou for a lovely week. You really have your own little piece of paradise here. The children have had a great time pottering around the garden and in the pool. Freddie would like to stay forever and doesn't want to go home. Don't change anything here - it is all so perfect. Great food, hosts & beautiful gardens. Hope to come back soon :)
Debbie, Craig & Austin Dewhurst
Essex (June 2010 )
What a fantastic family holiday. Loved the extra special touches you find everywhere at Bois Bourdet. The food was top restaurant standard and your hospitality has been second to none. We will always have special memories of this holiday and look forward to our return visit.
Neil, Kirsten & Elsie Roberts
Bristol UK (May 2010 )
Couldn't have asked for more! Fantastic on our Honeymoon! Thank you , we will be back. (Elsie wants the chickens!!)
Tidswell Family
Edinburgh UK (May 2010 )
Never knew a holiday with young children could be so relaxing! Thank you so much.
Cobley Family
Caddington Bedfordshire UK (May 2010 )
A fantastic two week holiday - accommodation fab, hospitality excellent, evening meals delicious & plenty of interesting places to visit nearby! We'll be back & recommending to friends!
Bromage Family
Folkestone Kent UK (April 2010 )
What a wonderful week - thank you. Great accommodation, superb food & such a relaxing holiday. We will be back!
Sally & John Underwood
Tregoose Cornwall UK (AGA cooking break April 2010 )
Just wonderful on all levels - I learnt so much AGA wise, superb welcome & such relaxed, friendly hospitality.
Fiona & Simon Southern
Padstow Cornwall UK (AGA cooking break April 2010 )
Fabulous AGA cooking course and holiday. Bless you for welcoming us into your home. Will miss you!
Andy, Rebecca & Angus
West Lothian Scotland (Oct 2009 )
Thank you for making our first family holiday such a relaxing & enjoyable experience. Fab welcome, great accommodation & beautiful location. Top pool & delicious food too. We'll be back X
Mutton Family
West Yorkshire UK (Oct 2009 )
What a heavenly place! We have had a wonderful time here and Les & Louise are fantastic hosts. Your place here is beautiful & it has been a real luxury to taste and feel everything french but to have you both speaking English and giving us some great recommendations of places to see, eat etc. .............We'll be back I'm sure!
Lorna & Lee
Bedfordshire (September 2009)
What a retreat! Pure relaxation with exquisite surroundings, beautiful grounds and house. Such wonderful hospitality. Les and Louise can be very proud of this gem of a place!
Abbi Woodroffe
London (Aug/Sept 09)
Just idyllic - the perfect way to spend a special family holiday. Thank you!
Wren Family
Dorset UK (August 2009 )
It's absolute heaven here & it's a wrench to leave. You've done everything perfectly. Thank you for your hospitality.
C. Mackenzie
Auckland - New Zealand ( August 2009 )
What a piece of paradise. To sample everything French but have fabulous English speaking hosts. Would return in a heart beat!
Scull Family
Herefordshire UK (July 2009 )
Thank you all so much for another fantastic holiday - you really are perfect hosts. The food was amazing, and the cream tea & birthday party were perfect. Memories to treasure always. xx
Henderson family
Hampshire UK (July 2009 )
Even better than we remembered...........we loved the garden, the pool and the gentle life of Bois Bourdet....but people make a place and you can't better the lovely hospitality here...Thank you Les, Louise & Ellie
Maclean family
Edinburgh, Scotland (July 2009 )
Thanks again for a great holdiay. Everything is still perfect! See you next year!
Roddin Family
Edinburgh (June 2009 )
We have had a wonderful month at Bois Bourdet. Les Louise & Ellie are perfect hosts. What a special place to spend time together as a family.
Sonny & Chrissie Jafri
Virginia Water - Surrey (June 2009 )
Having travelled & worked in 5 continents & experienced some great exotic places and every now & then paradise here & there - it is so good to find another one!
The perfect place - we shall return
Damian Sam & Louis
London (June 2009 )
Thank you Les Louise & Ellie for our perfect Honeymoon. We'll be back for your superb hospitality & cooking as soon as we can!
Thomas Family
Halifax Yorkshire (June 2009 )
We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Your food is absolutely amazing. You could give Gordon Ramsey a run for his money! On sera de retour! Merci Bien! xx
Claire, James, Daisy & Jack
Middlesex UK (May 2009)
We came on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. Bois Bourdet is a fantastic place to stay and Les & Louise superb hosts (& great cooks!). We'll be passing on the recommendation . Thanks so much! X
Shaun, Susanne & Esme
Surrey UK (May 2009)
We are so glad we chose "La Petite Maison" for Esme's first holiday. Everything was great - delicious food, lovely countryside and even the weather was better than expected. Only downside? - Diet starts on Monday!! Thanks so much xxx
Anna Benfield
Guildford UK (May 2009)
Thank you for a super week and fab-u-lous food. Ollie was delighted with the trampoline and loved running around your beautiful, child-friendly garden. You're both fantastic hosts. This was our second visit and we hope to return next year.
Natalie, David, Hannah & Lucas
Carnoustie Scotland (April 2009)
Wowee Wow! How beautiful. Setting is stunning, accommodation fantastic & your family so welcoming. Thanks for everything.
Robertson-Nugent Family
Surrey UK (April 2009)
Les & Louise,
Thanks for the sensational cuisine and everything else that went into making it a really special week for all of us. Your attention to detail and professionalism is second to none in our experience so it's not surprising that you are booked up for the rest of the season!
68210 Hagenbach (Decembre 2008 )
Tout était réuni pour un agréable séjour: accueil chaleureux, gîte magnifique et une excellente cuisine. Nous reviendrons!!
The Worseys
Jersey Channel Islands (October 2008)
We have had the most lovely time. Everything has exceeded our expectations! What a joy to be able to relax knowing the children were safe running around. THANK YOU! See you at Easter!
Chris, Sarah & Charlie
St Helier Jersey (October 2008)
Had a great time. Fantastic food and lovely accommodation, not to mention great hosts. Will recommend and hope to be back some day. Thank you for a brilliant holiday and for all the little extras that made it all so special!
Barlow Family
Derby & Loughborough UK (October 2008)
A fantasitc holiday! Great accommodation, lovely evening meal.
Would recommend to anyone.
Benfield family
Guildford Surrey (October 2008)
Many, Many thanks for a lovely week & LOVELY food. We hope to come back.
Paterson family
Co. Armagh Northern Ireland (October 2008)
Thanks Les, Louise, Ellie & the "chickey Hen boys" for a great stay. Great accommodation, food & welcome.
No complaints - only recommendations! Thank you all!!
Hazel, Alex & Patrick
London (Sept 2008)
Gorgeous spot, great food and thank you Les & Louise for your great hospitality!
Phil, Kristina, James & Izzi
Chiswick London (Sept 2008)
We've had such a wonderful holiday! We are are all feeling very relaxed and re-charged. Thank you for the amazing cooking!
Cowlin family
Milton Keynes UK (Sept 2008)
This was our second visit and was as good as the first!!
Superb place, great hospitality. All being good we will be back again in 2009!!
McLellan family
Surrey UK (Sept 2008)
What an a amazing place, so relaxing. Food is amazing, all of it far exceeed our expectations.
Mills & Harwood family
London UK (Sept 2008)
Time flies when you are having fun. Absolutely tremendous. Don't want to go home. Thanks a lot!
Heather, David & Poppy Grainger
Hertforshire (September 2008 )
Really lovely - Poppy will miss her little playhouse, she enjoyed making tea! The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed.....And the meals - what can I say....a few pounds heavier going home! Thank you!!
Graham, Debbie, Lewis & Nathan
Suffolk (August 2008 )
What a beautiful place! Great space and fantastic use of it. The kids were in their element. Running free around the barns with lots to do. We all feel fully re-charged and very relaxed. Thank you for Lewis's birthday cake - delicious! The pizza experience was fun too. An enjoyable holiday all round.
Fully recommendable!!
Stuart, Amanda, Ella & Freya Mansfield
Suffolk (August 2008)
Thank you Les and Louise for a wonderful and truly memorable holiday. Bois Bourdet is a beautiful and peaceful place. The kids had a fantastic time running around, and we were able to relax knowing that they were safe. Plenty to keep the kids busy and the pool was great too! The meal you prepared on our arrival was delicious. Thank you for all your help and ensuring that our holiday was so special. We will definitely be back again! Highly recommended.
The Churchill Family
Buckinghamshire UK (August 2008 )
It has something for everyone and misses nothing. A very happy environment to spend a family holiday - super hosts, open, honest and very welcoming.

Your hospitality was the best ever, the table tennis was great (Robert, aged 10)

The pools great - I was in it 24/7 and the meals we had were outstanding, I recommend them to all. I had a wonderful time (Sophie, aged 13)
The Neil Family
Cheshire UK (August 2008 )
Excellent hosts, food and accommodation. Great safe grounds for the children to roam, lovely pool

Recommend to all.
The Chapman Family
Barnet EN5 (August 2008 )
Fabulous! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Dawn. Paul, Harv & Kate
Hertforshire (August 2008 )
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday......You have been perfect hosts -
Wonderful attention to detail and thoughtfulness. Magnificent food - a definite must!
We will be back!
Thanks Les, Louise & Ellie for a very special holiday XX
Rayment Family
West Yorkshire (July 2008 )
We have had a fantastic time! The food has been yummy! The accommodation is lovely and we have made good use of the swimming pool..... I am sure we will be back!
Maclean family
Edinburgh Scotland (July 2008 )
Another fantastic holiday - Thank you all so much. See you next year for visit number 4!!
92310 Paris France (July 2008 )
Cadre exceptionnel, dîner succulent, temps magnifique. Nous reviendrons!
Ford family
Cold Ash, Berkshire UK (July 2008 )
We've had the most fantastic time - thank you for everything. La Petite Maison was perfect. Such a great place for a holiday with a toddler. Ella loved the chickens & the pool. The weather was wonderful & the food was scrumptious. Thank you Les, Louise & Ellie - we hope to be back!
Bax family
London UK (July 2008 )
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay, everything was perfect - the setting, Louise's fantastic cuisine, the pool and the vegetable patch!
We will definitely be back!
Mark, Alyx & Sam
Cheshire UK (June 2008 )
Perfect, relaxing holiday. What else can you stay other than; fantastic hosts, AMAZING Food, great for children, especially the warm pool. We hope to be back next year with our new addition! Thank you for a really wonderful holiday.
Kentisbeer family
London UK (June 2008 )
We have had the most fabulous week here, thank you. What a little gem we found! A fantastic place for small children & wonderful hospitality - delicious meals!
Karen & Michael
Cambridge UK (June 2008 )
Our annual pilgrimage to Bois Bourdet! Just as perfect as the others - see you next year!
Tim, Sarah,Jack & Mollie
Cheshire UK (June 2008 )
What a great find! Everything has been brilliant, marvellous hosts, food worthy of a Michelin star & very happy three year olds. The only complaint - we only booked for one week not two!! We'll be back!!
Lise, Les and Alex Miles
Cockfosters, Hertfordshire (May 2008)
Another lovely holiday in the company of good friends, beautiful surroundings, scrumptious food, cheeky chickens and plentiful wine. Would highly recommend but don't want anyone else to discover this gem. Thanks for everything Les and Louise - hosts with the most!
Joyce, Lionel and family
Newent, Glos (May 2008)
An excellent holiday with friendly hosts. They even organised the good weather for us! Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.
Isabel, Chris & Gabriel
London (May 2008 )
A little piece of heaven! Our 16 month old has roamed free, we've relaxed and we've already booked our return trip. Thank you so much for making our 10 days so great (and totally delicious!) See you next year
Emily Dinsmore (Age 13)
Surrey (May 2008)
Another incredible holiday with great thanks to Les, Lou and Ellie for making it the best it could possibly be. I really can't put into words how amazing this place is and I am already persuading M + D to book once again! Coming back to Bois Bourdet is like coming back home! Thanks also for the lovely 13th Birthday supper which was absolutely stunning!
Harvey family
Fareham Hants (May 2008)
We have loved it here and so have the children. Les, Louise & Ellie have been fantastic hosts and we hope to be back again another time!
James family
Guernsey (May 2008)
Loved the freedom available for our 22month old son to roam around chasing chickens, sweeping out the little playhouse and splashing in the pool. Bois Bourdet was recommended to us & we will definitely recommend it to our friends.......
The Millar/Smith/Harber Contingent!
York/Norfolk (May 2008 - AGA COOKING BREAK )
Everything GREAT! - Especially the 'tossed tatin!'
All now 5lbs heavier!! - A bientot!
Kath Cole & Lesley Wakefield
Herts/Lancs (May 2008 - AGA COOKING BREAK )
Wonderful experience - great food & hospitality. Thank you, we really enjoyed every minute of it.
Stuart, Liz & Joe
Brighton East Sussex (May 2008 )
What a beautiful place - everything as great as we hoped! See you again
Philpott family
Haywards Heath Sussex (April 2008 )
You can't fault the accommodation or the hosts. We've had a great 1st holiday with our twins. I'm sure we'll see you again with friends xxx
Tom & Julie Clarke
Salcombe Devon (April 2008 - AGA COOKING WEEKEND )
A most delightful & productive weekend with first class hosts!
Justin & SJ
Andover, Hampshire (April 2008 - AGA COOKING WEEKEND )
Great weekend - Thankyou! Fab food (even if we say so ourselves!) and even better company.
Henderson family
Southsea, Hampshire England (April 2008 )
Day trips to Valley of the Monkey's, La Rochelle & Parthenay were really successful but the real holiday pleasure was back at base in the garden, with the chickens or enjoying the evening gastronimic delights.

Thank you so much - we will return!!
Morrison family
Edinburgh Scotland (April 2008 )
What a pleasure to arrive after a long drive to a lit fire & four course meal - we felt really spoilt! - Great food, fantastic accommodation, not to mention the amazing chickens!
Thanks for everything
Eldridge family
Oxted Surrey UK (April 2008 )
What a fantastic holiday! - Your hospitality has been superb, just like your food - Thank you!
Andrew, Antonia & Oliver
Cambridge England (April 2008 )
Thank you for a fantastic stay. Your hospitality, accommodation & kindness will remind us of a great holiday until we see you again! Oliver loved the sandpit!
Family Stol
Hilversum The Netherlands (Feb 2008 )
We've had a great stay. The children loved the chickens! 'Het was een heerlyh weelye weg!'
Sharon, Anthony & Lucy
Manchester UK (October 2007)
A fantastic holiday, peaceful, great views,lots of wildlife and wonderful food. Hope to return soon.
Pat & Geoff Widdowson
South Yorkshire (October 2007)
Paradise revisted. Thank you once more.
M et Mme Lauchas
Arcachon (September 2007)
Merci infiniment pour votre accueil chaleureux. Votre gîte est une petite merveille, décoré avec beaucoup de goût. Un endroit où l’on se sent très bien. Nous aurons un excellent souvenir de notre mariage. Le soleil est au rendez-vous ce qui nous permet de profiter de votre joli parc.
Les chambres sont charmantes en fait c’est régal de venir ici et nous essaierons de revenir avec grand plaisir.
Merci encore á vous.
Derek, Lynne, Lucy & Arianna
North Wales (September 2007)
Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome & for all of the extra little touches that has made this holiday very special. Lucy & Ariana have said that this has been "the best holiday ever"!!
Nigel, Megan, Lucy & Toby
London UK (August 2007)
We have enjoyed a wonderful return visit. Going home refreshed and relaxed all due to the wonderful miles of your hospitality.
Dupres family
Farnham, Surrey (August 2007)
It comes as no suprise to those reading this that we have had a wonderful holiday - just like all previous guests.
The 'gites' have been beautifully restored and Les Louise & Ellie made us so welcome. Have to mention the delicious dinner prepared for us too! See you again without a doubt!!
Ian and Lynne
Barnsley, South Yorkshire (August 2007)
Our second visit was just as memorable as the first. Undoubtedly the place to go for relaxing, with masses of options for sightseeing.

Accommodation absolutely fantastic, we stayed in the newer "La Petite Maison", especially good after seeing it in it's original state 2 years ago.

Enjoyed so much on both occasions, we are honeymooning here in July 2008, complete with wedding guests!!!!

Les and Louise are perfect hosts, and will provide valuable advice and assistance to ensure holidays are enjoyed to the full.
Dinsmore Family
Guildford, Surrey (August 2007)
Simply perfect ! Could have stayed forever, will have to settle for next year instead. Thank you for a brilliant holiday.
Paul & Ruth Mortimer
Norfolk UK (August 2007)
We have had a fantastic time, the surroundings are beautiful, the food out of this world!
Thank you for making our honeymoon so special.
Miles Family
Cockfosters Herts. UK (August 2007)
WOW! Not enough words in the English language to describe this fantastic holiday - thanks for everything!
Family Downes/Rose
Nottingham/Birmingham UK (August 2007)
Great location, hospitality and meals. We all enjoyed our stay immensely.
The Bareham family
Eastbourne East Sussex UK (August 2007)
Wonderful Holiday. Exceeded all expectations, Food Fabulous. Thank you for everything.
Drs Coppell & family
London W7 (July 2007 )
Tremendous location and accommodation, fabulous food and wonderful playmates for the children thrown in. Just what the Doctors ordered! See you again soon
Taylor family
Hampshire England (July 2007 )
Simply wonderful - See you again next year!
Maclean Family
Edinburgh , Scotland (July 2007 )
Another fantastic holiday at Bois Bourdet. Onced again the hosts have been fabulous, the location wonderful. We will return again!!
Angela & James Bridges
Cambridge Herts UK (July 2007 )
Everything exceeded our expectations. Your hospitality and beautiful accommodation were out of this world! Enjoyed everything and will recommend to all.
Food is amazing!!! Hope to come again!
Bruce & Dorothy Drever
Fife Scotland (July 2007 )
This is a lovely place in a delightful setting with two perfect hosts. Thank you.
Tull family
Kent UK (June 2007 )
Our first holiday with all 3 children and we had such a wonderful time. FANTASTIC FOOD!
Stratford family
Oxfordshire UK (June 2007 )
We've had a wonderful first holiday with our baby daughter. Thank you very much for making it such a success. We look forward to next time.
John & Kerry Berrisford
Staffordshire (June 2007 )
There is not enough room here to say how good our stay was - Hope to come again!
Sandford family
Hadleigh Essex (June 2007 )
Once again a fab holiday. Louise & Les are the perfect hosts once more.............
The Dunne family
Leigh on Sea, Essex (June 2007 )
Thank you for another fantastic stay. Great food, Great hosts as usual. See you all again v.soon!!
Karen & Michael Clarkson
Cambridge (June 2007 )
Thanks for another wonderful stay. You can be sure we will be back!
Daniel, Natasha & Samuel Hulls
London N4 (June 2007 )
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality & the fautless dinners you cooked for us. We've had a lovely time in this beautiful place. Samuel loves the chickens! Hope to be back again some time.
Shephard Family
Chester (June 2007 )
We had a fantastic week. Thank you for your hospitality and superb food! We can't wait to come back!
Steve, Norma and Louis
London (June 2007)
Many here have described better than I could how wonderful a place this is and what good hosts Les and Louise are...suffice to say we will be booking for next year.
Véronique et Jean-Pierre
01440 Viriat (May 2007 )
Une très belle maison avec des hôtes pleins de gentillesse et d’attention. Un petit coin de paradis de calme et de confort. Merci beaucoup

Dalbies et Lalleman
St Germain en Laye, Paris (May 2007 )
Super ! Cadre charmant et chambre de rêve. Accueil chaleureux et petit déjeuner très gourmand. On reviendra !

Ralph & Jane Johnson
Almeria region of Spain (end of May 2007)
Your hospitality and the accommodation at Bois Bourdet was genuinely the best we experienced during our 2 weeks travelling through France. Although I am married to an excellent cook, we were both exceedingly impressed with the quality of the evening meal you created for us. We expect to be able to return in the future.
Fitch Family
Kimpton Herts UK (May 2007 )
A top week winding down from the stress of getting married!!!! A week just isn't enough time to spend here -so we'll have to come back...........Lovely dinner to meet us on the 1st eve, cheers!
Jérôme et Benedicte
08600 Ardenns (May 2007 )

Merci pour cet accueil chaleureux dans ce cadre très reposant. Félicitation pour ce très beau travail de restauration

Charles & Rosemary Cleobury
Shifnal England (April 2007 )
Great holiday with fab food & hosts - yet again!
Jill & Malcolm Wood
Wolverhampton England (April 2007 )
We thought that it couldn't get any better - but it did!! Many thanks
Mick Hoskins & Janice Johns
Rouillé France (January 2007 )
The perfect hosts and a fantastic setting. Many thanks - will see you soon.
Peter & Margrit Coates
New Forest England (April 2007 )
A piece of heaven - perfect stress buster, so very peaceful - and gourmet food! Les & Louise are wonderful hosts too.
14100 (Dec 2006 )
Merci pour votre gentillesse. Gite de tres belle qualité. Super trop court sejour.
M & Mme Nolet
Fontainbleu PARIS (Dec 2006 )
Merci pour votre gentillesse, Tout était parfait! A Bientot
M et Mme Dardant
51510 Fagmeres (26eme Octobre 2006)

Accueil chaleureux – Calme reposant, Merci
Pat & Geoff Widdowson
S.Yorks (Sept 2006 )
Paradise found!- Thank you for sharing. Wonderful hosts.
Margrit & Peter Coates
The new Forest, Hampshire (Sept 2006 )
Stunning Five star accommodation and food. A gem!
Jean-Yves et Fabienne
91 Marcoussis (2eme Septembre 2006 )
Un havre de paix, une belle piscine chauffée, un petit déjeuner excellent. Un accueil très chaleureux. Que rober de mieux pour un week-end amoureux. Merci pour tout et a bientôt

Petoletti family
Milano - Italia (Sept 2006 )
Everything beautiful (BELLISIMO!)We stayed like at home...Quite magic to see the children play together (and with the chickens) even if they speak different languages. GRAZIE! We hope to come back again when we visit the Poitou.
Astle family
(August 2006 )
Had a wonderful stay - food was excellent, the children loved the pool and we were all made so welcome by you both.....The vegetable patch! - I'm now inspired to do my own and make soap & jam!
Matthews family
Tyldesley, Manchester (August 2006 )
We said we'd come back and we came!!
Had a fabulous time, the farmhouse was very comfortable with everything a family could possibly need. The heated pool has been the icing on the cake.
The opportunity to use the vegetable garden and to sample Louise's cooking has been all we could ask for. We sincerely hope to visit again.
Ursula Downes - Aged 12
Lowdham (August 2006 )
The food was 1st class and the whole place had a very warm feel about it. I loved the pool and the gardens and the green beans were yummy! I don't want to go home!
Ben, Corinne & Josh
Farnham, Surry (August 2006 )
Thanks for a taste of 'the good life'! - wonderful setting, beautiful gites and fantastic hosts & chefs. Lovely!!
D Verhurst & W Tozzi
71321 St Remy (6eme Août 2006)

Accueil particulièrement chaleureux. Très beau gîte, fonctionnel et coquet. Détente complète dans un site bucolique. Petit déjeuner remarquable. A recommander chaudement.

Hamiliton Family
Woking Surrey (August 2006 )
Everything we had hoped for and more! The children loved the pool, the space, the chickens and the freedom. The meals are a must. Thank you for being such good hosts.
Nigel & Megan Dean
London SE11 (August 2006 )
Thank you for giving us a real treat - everything superb!
We shall return.
Anna & Nik
Swindon, Wiltshire (August 2006)
Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere. Great hosts & food, especially for vegetarians. Would be a pleasure to visit again. PS.Loved the chickens!
Romney Marsh, Kent (August 2006 )
All was as relaxing as anticipated. Attention to detail & enormous amount of genuine hospitality made our stay truly memorable.....Hope to return - would like a french cookery lesson upon return!
Paris (Juillet 2006 )

Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Au plaisir de revenir très bientôt.

Ovenden family
London SW2 (July 2006 )
It is difficult to match the many superlatives already listed in this book. Everything is true! - a special mention for the wonderful food though and for Les & Louise's hospitality. Highly recommended.
Famille Phillipon
7141 Carnieres Belgique (20 eme Juillet 2006 )

Nous ne pouvons pas imaginer mieux pour se détendre. Accueil a la bière et piscine pour commencer……. Et un endroit et cadre magnifique. Merci pour tout et a bientôt.

Famille Bouchat
6500 Mesloie Belgique ( 9eme Juillet 2006)

Fantastique découverte tout de l’endroit que des hôtes. Nous reviendrons en famille pour encore plus profite du cadre magnifique. Merci pour tout.

Minovez Latge
31170 Tournefeuille (13eme Juillet 2006 )

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable et reposant dans cette rate magnifique. Bravo pour la mise en valeur de cette demeure de caractère. Merci pour votre accueil très chaleureux.

Hooke family
Edinbourgh , Scotland (July 2006 )
Les, Louise & cutie Ellie.........What fantastic hospitality from start to end - it has all passed too quickly! The kids have loved the freedom, the chickens, the pool, frisbee, punting in's like being with friends when you stay here - we have been really spoilt by such a wonderful welcome, personal care & attention throughout by our hosts. We shall definitely be back! Thank you for everything.
Haggerty family
Glasgow, Scotland (July 2006 )
Perfect for both adults and children. Great food, beautiful setting for a perfectly peaceful holiday. Hope to be back soon.
Tony & Carole Eckersley
77139 Etrepilly (15eme Juillet 2006 )

Merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Tout était parfait !

Famille Laval
4684 Harcourt Belgique ( 1er Juillet 2006)

Superbe endroit, accueil très chaleureux…..Une expérience a service. Merci pour tout.

Sandford family
Haldiegh , Essex (June 2006 )
Fantastic place! We loved every minute. Super meals, excellent hosts - thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Jean Claude et Maryse Roland
79000 Niort (25 Juin 2006 )
Quel bonheur de passer sa nuit de noce dans se cadre a le fois simple et très chic – nous reviendrons.
Dunne family
Leigh on Sea, Essex (June 2006 )
Super place - we loved it!! We couldn't fault a thing. See you next year!
Rachel, Jon & Scarlett
London NW6 (June 2006 )
Thank you for another week in paradise. Bliss - we couldn't be made to feel more welcome.
Kochane family
London NW6 (June 2006 )
Thank you so much for another fantastic week in your beautiful place.......Hopefully we will be back again for more next year
Gordon & Veronica Sinclair
West Sussex (June 2006 )
Beautiful place & accommodation. Delightful hosts and excellent food. Never felt so relaxed. An oasis in a mad world. Hope to return, thank you.
Cameron family
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire (June 2006 )
A little piece of 'heaven on earth'. Accommodation - Fantastic. Food - brilliant. Hospitality - was more than you could hope for.
Boyd family
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire (June 2006 )
Beautiful accommodation, stunning setting and hospitality out of this world. We will certainly recommend Bois Bourdet to friends & family. Thank you for your help and a brilliant holiday.
Kim & Kevin Haasarud
Los Angles USA (May 2006 )
Many thanks for your warmth & hospitality of your beautiful Bois Bourdet. Our only disappointment is that we were only here a single night. We are already looking forward to our return stay - and for much longer.
Domi et Richard Pinna
49000 Angers (11eme Mai 2006 )

Une nature calme et verdoyante, un accueil souriant et chaleureux, un excellent petit déjeuner et surtout un raffinement, une élégance et un excellent goût pour la décoration. Bravo pour cette adresse pleine de charme que je recommanderai !!! Merci pour tout. Bisoux d’Alba et Luigi á Ellie. A très bientôt.

Yves et Xavier Ragot
75016 Paris (19eme Mai 2006 )
Merci pour cet accueil sympathique. Nous reviendrons.

Sharp party
Poole, Dorset (May 2006 )
We are on a holiday for 3 weeks and think already that the highlight will be our stay with Louise & Les. Lovely people, Lovely place.
Sandra et Farouk
78150 Le Chesnay (17eme Avril 2006)
Un petit endroit magnifique des hôtes très gentils. Just perfect !
Joan & Paul Cheetham
Derry, N.Ireland (April 2006 )
Excellent food & accommodation. Perfect hosts.
Marie-Ange et Francis Garnier
78125 Vielle-Eglise En Yvelines (17eme Avril 2006)
Quel bonheur d’avoir passé Pâques 2006 dans un endroit si doux et agréable et surtout votre accueil chaleureux. Nous reviendrons.

Thérèse et Abderrahmane Kadded
33000 Bordeaux (17eme Avril 2006)

Votre magnifique gîte de caractère ; nous garderons dans notre cœur votre sourie, votre accent et la frisonesse de votre petite fille. Merci pour tout. A bientôt
Gerry & Sally Blackford
Shropshire (April 2006 )
Wonderful! Michelin standard food,fabulous accommodation, superb hosts. Will ensure we stay again.
Malcolm & Jill Wood
Wolverhampton (April 2006 )
In 15 years of doing this sort of holiday this is definitely in the top league. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meals.
Dave & Ali Wells
Grantham, Lincolnshire (April 2006 )
We had a great time. Beautiful, stylish accommodation. Wonderful food, excellent hosts who gave up their time and brilliant advice in a wonderful friendly manner.
Collard Family
Chestfield, Whistable (April 2006 )
We have had a wonderful time here - Louise's meals are fantastic. Bois Bourdet is beautiful and Les & Louise have made it very special.
Pat & Geoff Allen
Lightwood, Stoke- on-Trent (March 2006 )
Les, Louise & Ellie are fabulous hosts. Accommodation & food great. Thank you for a wonderful stay
Muller Aurelu
77170 Servon (31eme Mars 2006)

Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil chaleureux. Petit déjeuner extra et les chambres magnifiques. A très bientôt.

Corlover Maryvonne
22860 Plourivo (31eme Mars 2006)
Lieu exceptionnel, décoration magnifique. A recommander. A bientôt et merci.

M et Mme Monfraix
31400 Toulouse (27eme Mars 2006)

Merci pour votre accueil très chaleureux et une chambre impeccable. A très bientôt.
The walkers
Sedgley West Midlands (March 2006 )
Accommodation, setting & food all excellent - wish we had stayed longer. But above all - Les, Louise (& Ellie of course!) - was the personal care & the genuine friendliness.
Young party
Brentwood, Essex (October 2005)
Wonderful place and lovely, lovely people - we would love to come again.
Dita & Alan Wolfe
Potters Bar, Herts (October 2005)
Excellent setting & accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Les & Louise couldn't have been more helpful. 5-star treatment. Thank you.
McCarthy party
Crich, Derbyshire (September 2005)
A very peaceful, genuine, relaxing atmosphere. Hospitality is first rate and the evening meals delicious. Thank you!!
The Peedle family
Jersey (September 2005)
Brilliant time had by all. Facilities and hospitality superb!
The Maclean family
Edinburgh, Scotland (September 2005)
Accommodation brilliant, setting wonderful, chickens productive and hosts magic! Eat the evening meals - you will not regret it! Thanks for everything.
The Medlock family
Wisbech, Cambs (August 2005)
Lovely surroundings, very cordial hosts and superb dinners.
Ian, Lynne & Becky
Maltby & Barnsley, South Yorkshire (August 2005)
Absolutely brilliant for a peaceful holiday. Perfectly placed for the Vienne attractions, but secluded for that chill factor. Accommodation deserves at least 15 out of 10. Les/Louise & Ellie are the perfect hosts. Hope to return and will certainly recommend to friends.
The Nicholas family
Chepstow, South Wales (August 2005)
A wonderful place to stay, beautifully fitted out and superbly kept. Les & Louise have a real eye for detail which makes this place stand out.
The Wickham family
Enfield, Middlesex (August 2005)
Our stay in "La Bergerie" has been truly wonderful and relaxing. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Thank you, Les & Louise, for your kind hospitality.
The Proud family
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (July 2005)
Fantastic! Hospitality, food, cleanliness & location. The best we have stayed in "en France". The children loved it, too. Would have been great to stay a little longer, but no doubt we will return!
The Fielding family
Dore, South Yorkshire (July 2005)
Excellent accommodation & facilities. First-class food (highly recommended). French living at its finest! Superb!
The Dilling family
Chichester, Hampshire (July 2005)
A very warm & welcoming start and the same approach all week - fantastic! All our needs were well catered for and more... I love the farmhouse, only wish I could take it home with me, including the pool...! As for the meals I couldn't recommend them enough... Thank you so very much.
The Kochane family
Queens Park, London (June 2005)
Thank you so much for a fantastic week. It couldn't have been more perfect and was just what we needed. Beautiful, comfortable home, hours of fun swimming, feeding the chickens, picking cherries and eating homegrown food. Hopefully we'll be back next year.
Jim & Maddy West
Eastbourne, East Sussex (June 2005)
5-star attention to detail second to none. The evening meals were superb. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
The Gysin family
Potton, Bedforshire (June 2005)
We have had a fantastic holiday. A real home from home. Everything we could have wished for and two bathrooms! Les & Louise's care and attention to detail really show. When we asked the boys what the best bits were, they said "Everything"!!
Geoff & Maureen Sheridan
Basingstoke, Hampshire (August 2004)
Dear Les and Louise,Just thought we'd drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our week at Bois Bourdet. Apart from your hospitality, which was attentive to all our needs and yet unobtrusive, we really enjoyed the touring about. We both thought Poitiers with its marvellous architecture was enchanting and a real cultural treat. Added to this was the trip to Cognac to the various distilleries and the delights of Ile-de-Ré, as well as the golf at Château-des-Forges.All together the whole French ambience was a treat – very relaxing and friendly in a tranquil location. We thought Bois Bourdet was ideal for our week in France and only regretted that we did not have longer to do more exploring. We'd definitely want to come back next year and explore more of the hidden gems of the area. Many thanks again for a lovely week.
The Barker family
Blandford-St-Mary, Dorset (August 2004)
We wanted good food, a picturesque setting and somewhere to really relax from the strains of life... And what did we find? All of this and so much more... The children loved ambling through the charming French village and being free to explore all the nooks and crannies Bois Bourdet has to offer, as well as finish off the day with a play in the pool.

Meanwhile Mum and Dad loved the warm welcome from the hosts and the high standard of accommodation offered. Top tip, definitely treat yourself to some of the home cooking on offer, it's out of this world...