What you said about us...
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
Izzy, May 2023 - VRBO
Ian and Anna were great hosts. Beautiful surroundings. Easy walk into town. Very helpful, even picking us up and dropping us off at the train station was a great bonus. Thank you 😊
Julie, April 2023 - Airbnb.
Absolutely amazing just left the gîte ( lavender ) with my boyfriend we both loved it
seriously recommend it will definitely be back soon thank you again to Ian and Anna for the
Eleanor, February 2023 - Facebook.
Could not wish for a nicer welcome. The gite had everything we needed and more. Fantastic location, secluded yet within walking distance of Ruffec centre. Lovely natural grounds with ancient washing area. Would definitely stay again, highly recommended.
Hazel, January 2023 - Airbnb.
What a beautiful relaxing location, my husband and I stayed over 1 night whilst travelling through France back to the UK. We was met by Anna and Ian on our arrival they were so welcoming everything and more was available in our accomadation including logs for woodburner, was so cosy. just wished we had longer to have explored more . The grounds are so tranquil to wander around and local restaurant was amazing. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
Helen, January 2023 - Facebook
Great host thank you clean home.
Ibrahim, January 2023 - Airbnb.
We had a great time at Anna-Lisa and Ian's place! It felt like home. Their cottage is very pleasant, inside and out.
In addition, Anne-Lisa and Ian are lovely hosts.
We can only recommend their cottage.
The city of Ruffec is also a small town that is quite friendly, lively and with all amenities within walking distance.
Anne-Sophie, November 2022 - Airbnb.
We have just had 5 wonderful days in bumblebee cottage!!! It was absolutely fantastic very quaint and extremely well kitted out with everything you could ever need. Beautifully and delicately decorated and furnished. Very comfortable bed with views of the stunning property. Just a few mins walk into the market town of Ruffec.
Anna and Ian are wonderful hosts. We just couldn’t have asked for more. Loved the outside kitchen and pretty splash pool. Just a perfect location for relaxing and exploring
We will definitely be returning here.
Cathy, September 2022 - Facebook
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.
A very lovely welcome from Anna and Ian on arrival, had a lovely welcome pack with all information on the gites, shops, restaurants etc. The gites were very cosy and spacious the garden is beautiful and has games to play, an outside pool and lovely seating area to sit and relax. The town is walking distance, with some lovely views.
Would stay here again for sure as everything
was just so good.
Maria, October 2022 - Google
Me and my partner had a fantastic and relaxing four night stay at the Sunflower cottage. Anna and Ian were very welcoming and we had everything we could need. Rue du Château has several places to just sit and relax including a small forest area; it's easy to forget that you are just a short walk away from the town centre.
We will definitely be staying again!
Ben, October 2022 - Google.
We had a wonderful week in May at this collection of gites in Ruffec. The grounds are gorgeous with lots of games - we enjoyed badminton, petanque, table tennis and football - as well as the forest to explore and lots of hammocks to lounge around and take in the surroundings. The splash pool was out of action when we visited but Ian and Anna had arranged a temporary pool which was perfect for the children to play around and adults to cool down. Whilst each gite is separate, they share a communal space with indoor and outdoor tables so everyone can sit round together. The buildings have plenty of character with lots of lovely little touches whilst being fitted out with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchens well-equipped, linen and towels provided and plenty of pool towels too. Nearby we explored the river at Aire de Rejallant, great for splashing about, swimming and dam building, with playground and sandpit adjacent. We also did the velo train at Confolens and Jardins d'Argentor, both good half days out. But mostly we just enjoyed being on-site and found there was enough to occupy our children ranging from 1 to 10. Ian and Anna were great hosts and really passionate about sharing their wonderful property with guests. Thank you both for a fantastic week!
May 2023 - VRBO
I highly recommend.
Michael, February 2023 - Airbnb.
Very nice accommodation,
a fantastic welcome from Ian and Anna
I highly recommend it some shops around to walk around but the site itself is beautiful I would definitely go back perfect for a lovers weekend
Thankyou Ian and Anna xx
Valentin, February 2023 - Facebook.
Thank you for this stay
the accommodation is very nice and tasteful!
it's not very hot but the fireplace is very comforting!
Nathan, January 2023 - Airbnb
Very nice accommodation and very clean,
Olivier, November 2022 - Airbnb.
Superb welcome from this English couple in this beautiful quiet place... we highly recommend,
Lydie, November 2022 - Airbnb.
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, September 2022.
A very warm welcome.
Countryside in the middle of town.
Loved my stay at Lavender Lodge.
Aude T, September 2022.
Had a brilliant time at Gites Rue du Château, staying in Lavender cottage.
Spacious rooms and great facilities. The pool was perfect for cooling down on hot days. Ian and Anna were excellent hosts, nothing was too much trouble.
Lots to explore in and around Ruffec, which is just a short walk away. Would absolutely recommend.
Nathan, August 2022 - Google.
I stayed with a group of friends and family, we occupied 3 of the 4 cottages and this was the ideal place to stay.
The holiday had everything we wanted and more.
It’s lovely and quiet but the town is walking distance.
The pool is perfect and cools you down a treat as it’s a real sun trap.
The various games such as badminton, table tennis and bowls kept us entertained. Ian and Anna also lit the pizza oven for us one night and we had our own mini bake off for bread.
Ian and Anna went above expectations for hosting, the attention to detail in the gites is great, they have thought of everything.
I’ll definitely be returning and I’d recommend this place to everyone. It’s a place to make memories.
Carly, October 2022 - Google.