- Boussais Chambres d'Hôtes
- Sleeps 1 to 6, 2 bedrooms
- €80 to €180 per night
Etang Fourreau is a charming French Farmhouse offering bed and breakfast accommodation and table d'hote dining in the heart of the beautiful Poitou Charentes countryside.
Set within two acres of enclosed gardens adjoining a large lake, there is a private swimming pool and table tennis along with plenty of outside seating areas. We are surrounded by trees, hedgerows and ancient farmland - the perfect place to stay if you want a relaxing break, are house hunting or looking for an action packed holiday.
Our accommodation is ideal for those seeking the privacy and space of a gîte, without the inconvenience of self catering. There is also ample parking and free wifi.
The Honeysuckle family suite can sleep up to six people, and features two spacious bedrooms separated by a private sitting room, perfect for families or friends. One room offers two double beds and the other a double. The suite has its own separate entrance lobby with a further seating area, tea and coffee making facilities and honesty fridge. Each bedroom is equipped with crisp white Eygptian cotton linen, and the entire suite is furnished to provide a restful and luxurious haven. The sitting room is equipped with two plush sofas, LCD TV and DVD player. The bathroom is tiled in traditional French style and features complimentary toiletries, heated towel rail, huge fluffy bath sheets and separate wc.
The gardens at Etang Fourreau include flowers, shrubs, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden which provides a seasonal focus to our freshly cooked dinners and home-made jams and conserves at breakfast.
Breakfast, includes fresh home-made bread and jams, croissants, cereals and yogurt with tea or coffee and fruit juice. You can be eat on our lovely south facing terrace, or in the dining room with a view of the gardens.
Dinner (needs to be booked separately) consists of an aperitif, four courses, wines and tea or coffee. All our food is prepared from fresh ingredient, sourced locally daily, and meals can be planned with you so that you always get your favourite things.
Pets can be accommodated at an additional charge, but arrangements need to be made in advance as we have dogs and cats of our own. There are some lovely countryside walks just outside the gates and an abundance of wild flowers to see in the hedgerow.
The coast is just over an hour's drive and boasts some of the best beaches in France. If you're feeling more adventurous within a 60 minute drive you can get to two of the best theme parks in France - Futurescope and Puy du Fou, or for something more leisurely there is the Venise Verte countryside, chateaux, abbeys, and the beautiful unspoilt villages.
Etang Fourreau is situated between a number of historic towns - Parthenay, Thouars, Airvault, Bressuire and St Loup-sur-Thouet - each of which have their own distinctive architecture and cultural events. Airvault features a regular Saturday morning market in July hosts a World Music and Dance festival.
St Loup-sur-Thouet is a typical old French village with a lovely chateau and a great pizzeria.
Thouars hosts a Blues Festival in April each year and has some very good and reasonably priced restaurants. The weekly Friday market is one of the best in the area, with locally produced food, including goats' cheese and Charentaise melons.
Parthenay has timber and brick houses and was on the route (or Way of St James) to Santiago de Compostela and there are a number of references to this in the buildings. There is a Jazz Festival each summer with a number of concerts arranged between May and July.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and will do everything we can to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one.
Louise and David
Boussais chambres d'hôtes
4 l'Etang Fourreau