About us

If you are looking for solitude, peace and quiet, Les Chagnasses Rural Gites is the place for you.

Hidden down a private driveway, you will find Les Chagnasses Rural Gites set back 100m from a very quiet country road.

At Les Chagnasses Rural Gites you can truly get in touch with nature and immerse yourself in the beautiful French countryside.

You have over an acre of private gardens, fields and woodland to enjoy, and lovely views all around you – unpack, relax and immediately feel at home.

Amenities at Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes

During your stay you will have exclusive access to the swimming pool, terrace and lawn. Please note that the pool is open air and unheated so may be a little chilly early and late season.

Alongside the pool you will also find your exclusive Poolside Lounge, with coffee machine, board games, books, Bluetooth speakers and a comfy sofa. This room catches the morning sun and is a lovely place to sit, relax and read a book.

You will have your own private garden with mature fruit trees, picnic tables and benches, perfect for alfresco meals overlooking the glorious countryside.

During your stay, why not enjoy a refreshing cold drink at ‘Le Rodin Bar’ complete with a fridge to keep your beverages chilled. 

Or maybe cook a BBQ on the terrace. 

Whatever the weather, you can take advantage of this extra space for your drinks and snacks, whilst enjoying the lavender, poplars and unspoilt vistas.

In the evening you can enjoy a film in your Cinema Room or play a game of darts, ping pong or pétanque. The choice is yours.

Please note that the Cinema Room and Le Rodin bar are unheated, so might be a little chilly outside of the summer months. However, we do supply cosy blankets.

If you want a little exercise, you can walk around our insect-friendly field, maybe into the wood. Stay still and you might see a deer or a hare. You will probably hear the resident woodpeckers, along with lots of lovely birdsong and the buzz of busy insects. Enjoy a stroll along the quiet roads surrounding your gîte. We will happily point you in the right direction for a traffic free hike.

All in all, at Les Chagnasses Rural Gites, you have over one acre of beautiful French countryside all to yourselves. 

The area

Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes are located on the outskirts of the small village of Poullignac, in the Charente, officially one of the sunniest regions in France.

Poullignac has a population of roughly 100 people, mostly living on farms encircling the old village. Thats only ten people per square kilometre!

Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes are surrounded by rolling countryside, with only farmyards, fields, vines and woodland as far as the eye can see. The nearest towns are Montmoreau, Chalais and Barbezieux, all within 20km, where you will find local outdoor markets, large supermarkets, pharmacies, cash points, restaurants and cafés.

We can suggest lots of lovely places for you to visit and sites for you to see, but we fully expect that you will want to stay put at Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes and simply relax!


Meet your hosts

Hello, we are Mike & Claire

After living and working on the Cote dAzur for 20 years we decided to move to the beautiful commune of Poullignac for more space, more sky and more nature.

We love our new home in the French countryside and decided to share Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes with like-minded lovers of nature.

We live on-site in the old farmhouse, close enough to help you whenever we can, but far enough away that you feel you have Les Chagnasses Rural Gîtes all to yourselves.

We will be discreet, going about our daily routines: theres the early morning pool maintenance, the feeding of the hens, ducks and rabbits, and the watering of our garden and vegetable plot.