One of the hidden gems in France

This was certainly the best B&B we have ever stayed in during the 35 years we have been holidaying in France, the house and gardens are absolutely immaculate throughout, the bedroom and the bathroom were 5 star+ listening to the river flowing by the bedroom window, made sure we had an excellent nights sleep.

Then having our breakfast on the large terrace overlooking the beautiful garden, not another house in view, wonderful, the owners, Sue and Tom, made us so welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them, certainly not rushed, Tom was full of knowledge regarding all the various attractions in the area, he seemed to know all the days and times that they were open, which we found very useful, as most are not open every day, well we were in France, we also found his knowledge useful when it came to finding out about good restaurants, our favourite was on our last evening, The Moulin de la Tardoire, again this was on Sue and Tom’s recommendation, they really were first class hosts. I never said to them, but at the price of our stay was one of the bargains of the year, thoroughly recommended.

Downside? Having to leave for our next destination in Royan.

Ron – GB

Highly recommended

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at this beautifully renovated gite.  The accommodation is completed to a very high standard.  In addition, it is set in grounds in which you are free to roam and explore, where you will find stunning views. The location is so tranquil and relaxing.  

Now we are back at work, we miss the sound of the running water from the river which was a soothing backdrop to the time we stayed.  A perfect accompaniment to our morning cup of tea. The hosts, Tom and Sue were so welcoming, friendly and where needed, helpful.

We would recommend this accommodation to any couple wanting quality accommodation in this region of France.  

Unlike a lot of high quality rural gites, this one is within walking distance of a pleasant town that has the majority of facilities you would need during your stay including restaurants, a bakery and bars. The area has many interesting towns and villages to visit within a 1 to 1.5 hour radius.

We hope to return one day to sample the delights of this property and grounds again.

Gill & Brian. T. UK


Superb B & B, the accommodation is a renovated water mill of a very high specification. Tom & Sue are excellent hosts with great knowledge of the area. We were shown the rest of the rooms which also of a very high standard. There is a lovely self catering gite within the house with its own separate entrance. We will definitely stay again on our travels through France.

Neil and Catriona, Scotland

Un petit coin charmant à découvrir

Une demeure très conviviale tenue par des gens charmants, le cadre très agréable, petit déjeuner en terrasse fleurie avec vue sur le parc, croissants chauds délicieux. Chambre très joliment décorée, linge de toilette parfumé et très doux, et une telle propreté.

Nicole, France

Magical, 5-star gite

The mill is hidden from the street, as you turn into the grounds they open up to wrap around you the only sound being the water from the river. It is a magical place with lovely gardens. The Gite is bright and clean and decorated in a very special way. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and shared their knowledge of Charente which we found very helpful. We had a wonderful week.

Patty, Australia


La disponibilité et la gentillesse des hôtes, le calme, le magnifique jardin, la propreté irréprochable, la décoration et le confort de la chambre et de la salle de bain, le petit-déjeuner copieux sur la terrasse, le prix vraiment correcte pour une telle prestation.

Viviane, France

A little piece of heaven

Our first and hopefully not our last stay here. A wonderful place to stay – with lovely people and a tranquil setting.

Chris & Cathy, Scotland

A recommendation that didn’t disappoint.

House, gardens, river superb and hosts very welcoming and accommodating.

Carol, UK

Lieu magique , charge d’histoires sauve des ‘eaux’. Merci pour ce moment ce tranquillité et d’environnement.  

Eric, France

A fab stay, everything is just beautiful.  

Claire, UK


Christoff, Germany

Accueil et séjour parfaits

Philippe, France

What a lovely house, what a lovely setting, Thank you.  

Peter & Adrienne, Italy

Beautiful place and very friendly hosts

The garden and the house are very beautiful and the hosts were so kind and welcoming. Our rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the breakfast was very good. We also loved the stunning gardens. The region is also perfect for interesting excursions. An excellent B&B if you want to relax!

Audedefurne, Ostend, Belgium

Le sans faute !!

Accueil très chaleureux et hôtes arrangeants. Très belle demeure ancienne restaurée avec beaucoup de soin et de goût. La chambre est meublée et garnie avec attention. Petit déjeuner très bon et copieux pris sur la terrasse au calme. Parfait pour un séjour dans la région!!

P Boquet, France

Très bon séjour dans un cadre magnifique

Très beau cadre et magnifique demeure. La vue est splendide. Les hôtes sont très sympathiques. Le petit déjeuner est servi avec beaucoup de chaleur. Le séjour a été très agréable.

Thierry, France

(Stables Gite)   We had a delightful time here, much of it due to your tremendous hospitality and consideration. We are so admiring of your wonderful restoration.

Annie C,  Barnard Castle, UK

Thank you for your kind and gentle welcome ! Your house is great, but it’s you, the soul of the house, which makes the difference ! When the parrot laughs, it says it all !

Frédéric et Emmanuelle , Bruxelles

What a stunning oasis of comfort and great hospitality. A truly delightful stay with lovely people and a tranquil setting.

Bernard & Irene, Scotland

Fab stay great hosts with good breakfast

Fabulous gardens and beautiful home we stayed in April the interior décor is stunning and room was extremely comfortable and warm tom and sue are fantastic hosts and could not do enough for us have no hesitation in recommending this establishment and we will definitely stay there again

Byron and Shirley, Wales

Home sweet home …

Accueil super chaleureux (en anglais), nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous ! superbe maison, décorée avec soin et attention ; très calme. pdj délicieux et conséquent ; hôtes généreux et accueillants.

Frédéric, France

Fantastic place!

Fantastic place with great hosts. Tom & Susan were so friendly without being invasive and we fell in love with the dogs!!! Breakfast was fantastic sat on the terrace overlooking the impressive grounds. This was certainly a haven of relaxation – difficult to spot from the street! Tom & Susan were so helpful with their advice about moving to France. Would definitely stay again.

Perky, GB

A faire et à refaire !!

La qualité de accueil et la gentillesse de nos hôtes, la quiétude et la beauté du lieu. La qualité des équipements.

HD-EC, France

Thank you very much for such a relaxing stay and an extra ordinary experience. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable and relaxing experience. One of the nicest ever. Hope to have the chance to return.

Barbara W. USA

Accueil très chaleureux de Tom et Sue, appartement privé; bien décoré par ce couple sympathique. Patricia et Maurice, ravis pour ce bon choix recommanderons cette etape.

Maurice & Patricia, France

A very relaxing and beautiful place – one where you can relax and get away from it all.

C.M   Kent, UK