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 19 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 and home (self catering lodges for 2 and 6).
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 areas, have a drink or a picnic where you like.
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 about Charente Maritime and its treasures, from the most famous to the most discreet. Major French region for tourism, Charente Maritime now belongs to Nouvelle Aquitaine.
In the middle of... everywhere stands Puyravault, our tiny village, and Surgères, our charming little local town. Both are just based between the gorgeous La Rochelle, the royal military arsenal city of Rochefort and the unique Marais Poitevin, a real nature's heaven between Niort and the ocean. Poitiers, Cognac and Angoulême are also quite easy to reach in about 90mn driving.