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Welcome to ' Gîtes Rue du Château '

Anna & Ian would like to welcome you to Gites Rue Du Chateau, Ruffec. Having made the decision to change our lifestyle, we relocated from Norfolk, England, in April 2022, and are very much in the early days of establishing our home and holiday cottage rental business, here in Ruffec.


Situated in the grounds of what was once part of the old Chateau estate, 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, re-styled, cosy French cottages available for holiday rental all year round. Our site offers separate cottage rentals or whole site exclusive group bookings. Especially ideal for larger family and friends bookings, when you would like to have separate accommodation but be on the same site. 


The two and half acres of walled gardens and woodland offer plenty of space for some privacy and includes a beautiful stream running through the old lavoir (former wash house), woodland path, a lovely shallow mini 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, beer warehouse 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. 

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'' We stayed in Bumblebee Cottage. It’s beautiful. Has everything you could need and more for a comfortable stay.

The outside area is so relaxing, with tables and chairs for your own use, even an egg chair!

The splash pool is ideal to cool off in, and there is even badminton on the lawn!

A very relaxing place to come to and unwind with your family.''

Suzanne P, Sept 2022.

'' Superb welcome from the English couple in this beautiful quiet place... we highly recommend ''

Lydie, Nov 2022 (Airbnb).

'' We have stayed in a few gites in France over the years and I believe that Rue du Chateau is one of the best.

As Rue du Chateau's first family guests, we were there to do a 'test-run' and we had an amazing week in Ruffec. 

Anna and Ian were always on hand if you needed them and not intrusive when you didn’t. The property and grounds are beautiful and the standard of our gite, Bumblebee Cottage, was excellent with everything we could have needed during our stay, including a dishwasher. We loved eating outside at every mealtime with plenty of our own space.

I would definitely recommend Rue du Chateau for a relaxing break away.


Thank you again for a great week! ''

Chloe, May 2022.

'' We had a great stay with Anna-Lisa and Ian! We felt at home. Their cottage is very pleasant, inside and outside. In addition, Anna-Lisa and Ian are adorable hosts. We can only recommend their cottage. The city of Ruffec is also a very friendly, lively small town with all the amenities within walking distance. ''

Anne-Sophie , Nov 2022.

'' a very warm welcome.

Countryside in the middle of town.

Very comfortable.

Loved my stay at Lavender Lodge''

Aude T, Sept 2022.

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