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Welcome to Gîtes Rue du Château 


' ...a beautiful balance between modern comfort and ancient charm'.

                                                                                                                                       Julian, July 2023

Having made the decision to change our lifestyle, we relocated from Norfolk, England to Ruffec, France, in April 2022. With a full house of 5-star reviews in our first year, we would love to welcome you to our beautiful home and complex of four French cottages.

The property is located within the ' ancien quatres ' of Ruffec and the grounds of what was once part of the old Chateau estate and we can offer a little haven of tranquillity; a place where you will be able to relax and feel at one with nature and at the same time, have fun and make those precious memories.


We have four cosy French cottages available for holiday rental all year round. Our site offers separate cottage rentals, with no more than two rented at any one time or as a whole site group booking, with exclusive use of the site's facilities. Especially ideal for larger family and friends bookings, when you would like to have separate accommodation but be on the same site. Gites Rue Du Chateau is a great place to have fun with friends and family.​ 


The two and half acres of walled gardens and woodland includes a beautiful stream running through a renovated lavoir (former wash house), woodland path, a lovely pool, mini boules area, BBQs, outside kitchen and dining area, cosy fire pit corner and access to covered terraces.


Every day we now wake up to the sound of birdsong, running water and the toll of the local church bells in the distance.  Surprisingly peaceful, but within walking distance of a restaurant, bistro, bakeries, shops, a beer warehouse/bar and a local market. You can choose to stay on site or venture out and take part in one of the many local activities on offer, including, the Rejallant canoeing centre, cycle paths, adventure parks, local lake activities or visit a Chateau.


Owners, Anna & Ian, live on-site and will be available should you need anything during your stay.

You will occasionally see us checking the pool and maintaining the grounds during your stay. 

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Pool update for the 2024 season

April 2024 Update - Unfortunately, due to the heavy, unprecedented rainfall this past winter, it has not been possible to dry the shallow pool out for us to complete the necessary repairs. Therefore, we are still unable to guarantee that the inground splash pool will be available this season.


However, our above-ground pool will be very much available and a very good substitute, as confirmed by last summer's guests.


Izzy, May 2023 - VRBO

Thank you again for a wonderful week.

You've created a real haven for family groups, it worked perfectly for us. And thanks for adding the extra touches for the children, they had a brilliant time too. We wish you all the best for the season ahead, I'm sure your guests will be delighted! Many thanks again, Izzy

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