If you're looking for the definition of heaven -Le Ruisseau Perdu is it. From the moment you enter through wrought iron gates painted in the softest dove grey, you are struck by its beauty. The house in honey coloured stone, is cascaded in perfumed roses in shades of cerise pink to cream, framing the windows and doors. The interior is stylish and welcoming; white-washed beams, natural floors, hand painted antiques and art pieces throughout, curated by delightful hosts and talented artists, Alison and Francis. Set in a peaceful hamlet with uninterrupted views, to stay here is a dream come true.

- Suzanne, Surrey, May 2019

There aren’t more welcoming hosts than Francis and Alison worldwide! Plus they have created a divine house that is an absolute pleasure  to stay in and restored in total sympathy. Recommended visits are Saintes with river boat trip, Jarnac, Melle, Lezay market and much more.

- Geoff, February to April 2019

A huge thank you for an amazing 2 weeks in your amazing house! Beautiful weather , lazy days and just enough activity to draw us away from the pool! Oh, and a big ‘merci’ for your recommendation of ‘Les Choeurs du Bacchus, one of the best meals and evenings in a very long time. Merci encore et à bientôt!!

- Michael, Louise & Jessica, September 2018.

Thanks again for an amazing stay. We love your properties and you are the best hots ever. We are so sad to leave.

- Fiona & Andrew and their children William & Emily, August 2018

Such a lovely holiday - hot, sunny, peaceful…the pool is wonderful…the house beautiful. We have had an amazing holiday, spent 2 weeks reading, swimming, dozing and when it got cooler, walking in the lanes - Bliss!! Can’t wait to return.  

- Margaret & Derek, August 2018

Wonderful stay in a peaceful home from home. Everything so carefully thought through - stunning! Thank you to you both - what an amazing transformation to the property and a legacy to the area.

- Jonathan & Sarah, September 2018

A beautiful open plan cottage set in a very relaxed, tranquil location. Very conscientious owners who are so lovely! The new pool was also a very big hit with our girls! We had a perfect holiday! Thank you!

- Glen, Durham, July 2017

Beautiful interior, lots of attention to detail. Loved the pool. Hosts welcoming and helpful with information.

- J, Oxford, July 2017

This was a beautiful relaxed location. The cottage was just as advertised... all very pleasing and easy going .... nothing to fault . Spacious and extremely well equipped ... but what made it even more special were the owners whose sheer niceness and genuine welcome topped it all... thank you !

- Terry, Stowmarket, June 2017

Beautiful cottage and location. You simply won't find any better cottage to stay in - everything you need, clean, comfortable and quiet. The most noise we heard all week was the crickets (oh and our young children of course who really enjoyed the swimming pool - a real bonus which and bath like thanks to the solar heating. Thank you for a lovely stay. We'll be back!

- Andy, Bury st Endmonds, August 2016

The location in this part of France is beautiful and very quiet. Close to lots of places to visit especially Angouleme and Poitier. The property is in a lovely spot and is superbly appointed. Everything you will need is there. The decor and quality of the rooms is second to none. In fact it's quite difficult to want to leave the gite to go out as its so relaxing. The pool, sun beds and table tennis are all great and we borrowed their bikes and there are some lovely rides all from the gite. Sauze Vaussais and Montjean both have boulangeries and the former has a supermarket and other shops.

- Kelly, Cambridge, July 2016

A wonderful rural retreat! So peaceful! Alison and Francis are so helpful and provide everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stress free holiday for all ages. Thank you!

- Heather, July 2015

If you want peace, go here. The location is beautiful and all you need is included. Perfect to chill out and let the world go away for a while. The owners are truly interested in you enjoying your time there. We have stayed in their other gites and have always been completely satisfied by their attention to detail. Nothing is too much trouble and I highly recommend a visit.

- Ian, May 2015

Le Ruisseau Perdu is a real gem hidden away in the midst of the beautiful Charente country side. However not too far away from the coast for a day trip. Francis and Alison have a wonderful eye for interiors and have collected a enviable range of shabby chic French furniture for the house. The rooms were really comfortable with enough room for four adults and four children. We loved the personal touches of homemade Pineau, and jams. The children loved the table tennis and games. They would have loved the pool too, only it was a little early in the season. All in all we had a wonderful stay.

- Elizabeth, May 2014