Bed and breakfast? Guest house? Friends' holiday home? Le Clos de la Garenne is the synthesis of these three concepts. For nearly 2 decades, Brigitte and Patrick have invented their unique concept: the... B&P! They have hosted guests from around forty five different countries with the same warm welcome, sharing refreshingly simple or exceptional moments with them, being breakfast or dinner time around the table or wherever on their huge and very special property. Indoor and outdoor peace and space, endless receptiveness and kindness despite very busy days, Slow Food and nature concerns, as well as both a casual and sophisticated atmosphere in the house; such are their promises and commitments to you.
Looking for a nice and authentic French guest house?
Welcome to our property, an ancient stone country mansion standing in a woody estate enclosed by old stone walls! For 18 years, we have been continuously restoring the buildings keeping in mind their genuine character and our guests' well-being.
Real luxury in our modern world of competitiveness and fastness is made of true human relationship in beautiful places where nature plays main part, where fine "Slow Food" is shared with good company around a nice table. This is our treat to you either in our guest rooms (B&B accommodations for couples or families) or in our holiday apartment (self catering accommodation for two people).
Outdoors, the property is huge : 10 acres of land and grounds in the middle of a quiet little village among the fields. Walk in the parkland observing the animals, relax under centenary oaktrees listening to birds, pick some fruits from the orchard, bask in the sun on the large terraces, play with your children on the playing area.
Indoors, the house offers big bright rooms and bedrooms where everyone may find some peace or join the others. Family antic furniture and collections are enhanced with delicacy respecting the spirit of the place. People often say that our home has a soul and that the decor is so French!
Harmony, happyness, humour compose the "3 H cocktail" we are glad to offer you! Take a break, take a breath, come and stay with us. Our home will be your holiday home for a while. We like to share our space and time ; we like to cook for you, eat, drink and chat with you. Just call or e-mail us ; we're opened March-December.
Breakfasts and guest dinners are privileged moments of conviviality: sharing everyone's experiments, discovering local food and recipes. It's also the time when we can tell you aboutCharente Maritimeand its treasures, from the most famous to the most discreet. Second French "département" for tourism, Charente Maritime is the oceanic front of the bigger region Poitou-Charentes and much bigger Nouvelle Aquitaine!
In the middle of... everywhere (!) are Puyravault, our tiny village, and Surgères, our charming little local town. Both are just based between gorgeous La Rochelle, royal military arsenal city of Rochefortand the unique Marais Poitevin, a real nature's heaven.
Looking forward to meeting you,
Brigitte and Patrick
Quiet and central location close to the Atlantic coast to visit Charente Maritime, Vendée and Deux-Sèvres (Poitou-Charentes region).
Near Surgères (TGV stop) in the center of a triangle La Rochelle, Rochefort, Niort just South Marais Poitevin.
Ideal location for flat cycling circuits either in the countryside, in the marshland or along the ocean and on the islands.
Quick access to beaches and to the four islands of Ré, Oléron, Aix, Madame, to cruises around Fort Boyard, to Coulon and the Green Venice, to La Rochelle, Rochefort, Niort, Saint Jean d'Angély or Saintes beautiful art and history cities.
Special B&B with space indoors and outdoors on a property of outstanding character.
Rooms for couples, families and party up to 15 people.
Big living rooms with a pool / snooker table, games and library for all ages, bar...
Huge terraces with outdoor furniture.
Self catering apartment for 2 people and soon another holiday home for 5 people.
Table d'hôtes : breakfast and dinner with Slow Food philosophy (home made family cooking, local farm products, organic food)
Disabled access in Cottage bedroom and ground floor of the manor house.
Nature with farm animals and bird sanctuary.
Recommended by Alastair Sawday, Hobb, Trip Advisor, Le Routard, Michelin green guide, Office de Tourisme Aunis Marais Poitevin, GEO Guide, le Petit Futé.
Guest house opened from March to December since 1998.