Le Clos de la Garenne

Puyravault, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)5 46 35 47 71
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€85 - €180
per night

Heart-warming B&B with hosts who are endlessly thoughtful. The food is exotic, organic, delicious and families are made very welcome


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€85 - €180 per night

The Experience

Charming owners and wild life in the huge parkland including some hens! In 1997, Brigitte and Patrick gave up telecommunications for their dream of the country and the result is this heart-warming, small-village B&B. Avid collectors, they have decorated their roomy 16th-18th-century house with eclectic flair, and old and new rub shoulders merrily; discover an antique scales and weights collection, old armoires and quirky treasures. Harmony breathes from walls and woodwork, your hosts are endlessly thoughtful, food is slow, exotic, organic (and delicious), and families are truly welcome.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €85
Singles €80-€120.
1 Double
1 Family room for 3
From €90
1 Suite for 5
From €120


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season. The room in the Cottage is wheelchair accessible - please enquire for more details.
Christmas, New Year, 1 January - 28 March, 3 November - 31 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Adult dinner, €30; Teens, €25 ; Children, €15. Dinners not available on WE, bank holidays and high season.


A delightful farmhouse in a beautiful rural setting with good amenities and charming friendly hosts Patrick and Brigitte who spoke very good English and enjoyed English humour! We were well catered for and enjoyed evening meals cooked on the premises round a large table with hosts and guests. The 10 acre garden was a delight to walk around and enjoy wonderful sunsets. We would definitely go again if in the area.

Michael, Chippenham

We had a 4 night stay with Brigitte and Patrick at Clos de la Garenne and what a great stay we had. The rooms were super, the location very peaceful with the sounds of cuckoo and hoopoes. We had 3 evening meals with Brigitte and Patrick and their other guests and they were all super meals. We had easy access to La Rochelle, Rochefort and Ils de Rea for our visits in the area. We would definitely stay again if we are visiting the area in the future.

Philip, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

Beautiful, serene and comfortable rooms. Breakfast and dinner outstanding and the most friendly and special welcome and atmosphere from hosts Patrick and Brigitte

Balinda, Rugby

A wonderful, characterful place to stay, with a very warm welcome from gracious hosts, a beautiful building and elegant, spacious bedroom, all very well equipped. Delicious breakfasts served in the large dining room and plenty of safe parking. Close to La Rochelle and Ile de Re where we had a very enjoyable day trip. We would strongly recommend this BnB and intend to return.

Steve, Petersfield

Very welcoming hosts with a beautiful local mansion. Well situated in the countryside near La Rochelle, Ile de Ré etc. Rooms decorated with taste. Breakfast is a nice start of the day with all guests around the table.

Johannes, Amsterdam

We have been coming to this lovely B&B for many years and have recognised the improvements that Patrick and Brigitte continue to make. They are a delightful couple and speak good English. Evening meals are a delight and the breakfast is enough to satisfy anyone's appetite. The bedrooms and bathrooms are excellent. Well located and not far from La Rochelle and the Isle de Re'. We will return!

David, Plymouth UK

We have had two nights at le clos de la Garenne recently. We so enjoyed the first visit that we arranged another night there on our return journey. Brigitte and Patrick were such delightful hosts and we loved their house and garden. We look forward to another visit before too long.

Janette, South Brent

Delightful hosts and Brigitte was highly organised and helpful. Room was great with fabulous new shower room. The eclectic mix of home made conserves at breakfast was delicious and fun to try, with her home made breads.


We stayed a week and enjoyed every minute. The stunning countryside and wonderful wildlife made for a relaxing cycling holiday. Couple this with the hospitality, friendliness and good humour of Brigitte and Patrick, and we could have wanted for nothing more.


We have stayed many times over the years at Le Clos de la Garenne. Brigitte and Patrick are excellent hosts and their accommodation has everything you need for a good holiday. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a great place to stay .

Jonathan, Brecon

This is the fourth time that we have stayed here on our way down to the Dordogne. It is excellent. Brigitte and Patrick are wonderful hosts, the evening meals are very tasty and exceptional value. The rooms are all very clean, comfortable and quiet. The breakfast with Brigitte's home made jams are memorable. A super place to stay to either break your journey or to satay for a few nights to explore the area. We will return!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Brigitte & Patrick François

  • Close by : Surgères, our lively local town with its amazing Romanesque church inside le Château, open market, small shops and restaurants, TGV railway station, and its lovely flat countryside around, ideal for biking on paths linking fields and villages.
  • West : Gorgeous La Rochelle at 27 km will catch city lovers meanwhile nature lovers will enjoy following the coastline. Châtelaillon-Plage &Fouras, 2 nice beach resorts ideal for families, and why not experimenting a cruise to Ile d'Aix & Fort Boyard ?
  • West : Ile de Ré bridge is half an hour driving (as the airport if you come over by plane). This 30 km long flat island is worth a visit with its 10 villages, salt marshes, beaches, fortifications. Biking is THE way to discover it and also its lifestyle.
  • South : Rochefort stands on the river Charente upstream the estuary & tiny Ile Madame.. The city used to be the Royal Arsenal where you can still visit the Corderie Royale and the Hermione among other museums including so special Ecole de Médecine Navale !
  • East : Discover a hilly landscape where crops, woods and vines altern around charming villages with Romanesque churches and beautiful St Jean d'Angély. Château de Dampierre sur Boutonne & the Donkey sanctuary, or Zoodyssée de Chizé will complete your day.
  • North : Marais Poitevin is a huge territory where water and earth have been domesticated by men for centuries. Its famous Green Venice is unique in Europe : walk or bike along the canals or better rent a punt and look at NATURE! Also villages and abbeys...