Le Clos de la Garenne
Guest House - B&B - Holiday home & apartment
Charentes - French Atlantic coast

+33 (0)5 46 35 47 71 

Clean & Safe Holidays at Clos de la Garenne

Measures to prevent coronavirus propagation

A safe and spacious country get-away

COVID-19 has been terrible in many countries, and vaccination might be the solution to get rid of it. The Charentes are among the green regions in Western France, i.e. areas with very few cases of infected people. Anyway, we all have to act safely for eachother, respect the rules to prevent coronavirus propagation. As hosts, we commit ourselves to welcome you in clean and desinfected accommodations and lodges. As guests, you commit yourselves to follow the rules and inform us ifever you feel sick during your stay with us.

Spring and summer will come again and the weather should be warmer and dryer. Time has cume to think of holiday, escaping the last months sadness. And what could be better than a big and calm property offering indoor and outdoor space, old trees and bird songs to recharge your batteries? What could be better than relaxing here and enjoying safe visits along the ocean, our rivers, the marshes and our villages? There's plenty to discover: castles, romanesque churches, museums, islands etc..

Hereunder, are the measures we have taken at Clos de la Garenne, either in our Holiday homes or in our Bed and Breakfast.

This page will be updated according to new official information from our authorities about coronavirus.

All careful about ourselves, let's recover some serenity.


  1. Minimum stay: 6 nights in the gites and 2 nights in the B&B due to the sanitizing process between 2 stays.
  2. 8/24 hours period between 2 stays in the same accommodation.
  3. Cancellation: The deposit will be reported to another stay within 18 months.
  4. Payment : Preferably bank transfer or by remote control or on our Visa/Mastercard device protected and desinfected after each operation.

Safe behaviour

  1. Bottle of hydroalcoholic gel at each building entrance to clean your hands.
  2. Soap available in all the bathrooms or kitchens of our accommodations and other water points (bar, laundry).
  3. Disinfectant wipes, masks and vynil gloves available if necessary.
  4.  Mask is compulsory in all common rooms.
  5. Minimum physical distance of one metre in all circumstances.


  1. After check-out, we keep windows opened during several hours to change the air, then we proceed to cleaning and disinfection following a strict protocol.
  2. This implies an increased delay up to 8/24 hours between check-out and check-in.
  3. Thus, during the high season, the duration of stays might be shortened to 6/7 nights in the gites (from Sunday afternoon to Saturday 10 pm). Minimum stay in the B&B will be 2/3 nights.
  4. Daily cleaning in the B&B wont be available during the stay, unless you ask for it.


  1. Towels and sheets changed on request in case of long stay.
  2. Tablecloth and napkins replaced by paper napkins and washable tablesets.
  3. Dirty linen taken away in disinfected laundry basins, then, as usual, washed at 60°, dried and ironed.


  1. Service from 8:30 to 10:00 with necessary physical distance on a big table or on separate tables, indoors or outdoors according to the weather.
  2. No more self-service buffet during the pandemia.
  3. Possible room service for people with reduced mobility staying in Cottage.


  1. So far, French table d'hôtes wont take place as usual, all together at the same table but served on separate tables or with enough physical distance between guests.
  2. We wont be able to cook as much as we did according to check-in and check-out.
  3. May be we shall propose a light dinner or snack?


  1. Our small bar stays opened as well as local products for sale.
  2. We shall serve you with pleasure and moderation beverages until 18% of alcohol.

Other services

  1. For the gites, the laundry room is accessible with some precautions (1 or 2 persons of same family, mask and hand washing, desinfection of buttons after use).
  2. The toilets will be closed.
  3. A baguette distributor stands facing la Mairie-Post Agency in the village.
  4. Some healthcare professionnals are located in the village: nurse, osteopath, physiotherapists.
  5. All kind of shops and services can be found in Surgères with optimal conditions of hygiene for the clients.


  1. All carpets, bedside rugs and many non-essential objects have been removed temporarily.
  2. Toys and dolls have been removed.
  3. Newspapers wont be available.
  4. Our many books cannot be all removed, so please don't touch them when they decorate shelves.

Leisure equipments

  1. Outdoor games remain accessible with proper precautions.
  2. So far, hammocks cannot be reinstalled under trees.
  3. The billiards room stays accessible upon reservation by one family or one couple at a time. You will need to wear a mask and wash your hands before entering. Don't touch any scale or object but billiards equipment.
  4. The sitting room and his equipments (library, games, CD, TV & DVD), will keep closed. This place is too complicated and long to disinfect perfectly with our technical and human means. We can however lend you games that will be disinfected after use.


  1. Touristic maps and flyers in paper are no more available in self-service.
  2. Of course, we can still inform you about places to visit, nice itineraries providing you with clean paper documents that you will keep for yourself or put into public paper bin facing the Mairie.
  3. Our tourist page: HERE.
  4. Aunis Marais Poitevin: HERE.
  5. Agenda of Atlantic coast & Cognac country: HERE.