Our 200 year old house has been sympathetically and uniquely restored by local artisans to a high standard incorporating modern convenience with Charentaise charm and bespoke features.

We offer a self-contained and private guest suite comprising of a lounge, separate bedroom, complete with luxurious ensuite bathroom.


Freshly prepared continental breakfast hamper delivered to your door. The hamper varies on a daily basis and includes a selection of the following:-

fresh baguettes, croissants, pastries, cereal, conserves, fruit, yoghurt, ham, cheese, juice, fresh coffee, tea, fruit tea or hot chocolate.



image2Although we do not offer an evening meal there are some excellent local restaurants in Nanteuil, Verteuil, Civray and Ruffec which offer Menu de Jour and A la Carte. There is also an English run fish and chip shop in nearby Lizant and a number of Pizza takeaway options locally.


Complimentary Wi-fi and English satellite TV is available in the guest suite.


Chez Gendarme is a non smoking bed and breakfast but you are welcome to smoke in the grounds.


There is ample parking to accommodate multiple vehicles including camper vans and caravans.


Sorry, we are not able to accommodate your pets.

Places of Interest

There is a folder in the suite containing information regarding numerous local attractions which may be of interest to you during your stay with us.


Please be aware that although the guest suite is on the ground floor there are a number of steps within the accommodation.