Welcome to the Charente,

This largely undiscovered region of France which is steeped in history and has many edible riches to offer from the land and sea. The historic hilltop town of Angouleme is just a 15 minute drive away and within an hour and half you can be in La Rochelle, Ile de Re, St Emilion or Bordeaux.

Our spacious bed and breakfast accommodation offers a romantic hideaway with a king sized bed, contemporary shower room and antique bath in the bedroom-bubbles provided! We can offer gastronomic evening meals using local seasonal produce, or you can rustle something up in your own well appointed kitchen if you prefer.

We continue to offer our popular cookery days. Come as a group or on your own and you can decide the content of the day. We will also be welcoming families and groups of friends during the summer months for cooking days in our summer kitchen beside the river. While we cook up a storm non cooks can swim, canoe up river or just soak up the sun and enjoy the food that has been cooked with a glass or two of wine.

We look forward to welcoming you here very soon.

Mary and Mick

PS: To find out all my latest news and recipes check out my blog. For a huge selection of my recipes from my years at Good Food magazine go to www.bbcgoodfood.com