A small selection of reviews left by our wonderful guests

Very glad to have found this place!

Stayed 3rd-10th June 2023

Very glad to have found this place! We visited as many local places as we could – La Rochefoucauld, Angouleme, Confolens, Tusson and Ruffec to name a few. We went to the archaeological site at Le Bouchauds which was free to wander around. Would definitely recommend The Gîte to friends. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Tracey & Sean


5 Star plus plus plus

Stayed 14-May-2022

We had a lovely stay at Le Grand Moulin. Our hosts Rachael, Michael and Basil were so friendly and helpful, but also unobtrusive. The Gite was perfect, decorated and equipped to a very high standard The welcome pack that was left for us was amazing. The grounds surrounding the Gite were absolutely stunning, and very well kept. Lovely pond area, where the local frogs would get quite vocal during the evenings. Beautiful pool area, with sun loungers even a Gazebo. Lots of seating areas and tables around the grounds that you could make use of. Close to Ruffec with larger supermarkets, but also well located to visit other areas, only approx 100km from the coast I think one of the best holidays we have had, I would certainly recommend this Gite, its perfect.

  • N & G Perrin

A little slice of paradise

Stayed 01-Apr-2022

Really pretty and exceptionally clean and well equipped gîte in a beautiful meadow setting. Comfy and beyond relaxing in the heart of nature. The pool is in a lovely sunny spot but with plenty of shade if needed. We also wandered along the lane into Poursac, and drove into Verteuill which is charming. The gîte is very private but our delightful welcoming hosts Rachael and Michael, next door in the mill house, were always on hand for advice or tips. Le Grand Moulin was a real find, and we will be back!

  • K & S Mears

A fantastic place to stay

Stayed 28-May-2022

We had a wonderful week staying at Le Grand Moulin. The gite itself was very homely, well-equipped and the beds were extremely comfortable. Plenty of towels too. The welcome pack was very generous and had plenty to please everyone – the fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Michael and Rachael were excellent hosts, not forgetting Basil the dog of course. Nothing was too much trouble and, although they live on site, the wonderful garden and pool were left entirely to us. The garden and wildlife were a highlight of our holiday and we enjoyed the peace and tranquility. A beautiful gite in a truly wonderful setting. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a holiday here.

  • H & S Kitson

A great place to stay

Stayed 11-25 June 2022

We have just returned from 2 weeks at this delightful gite. We arrived to find a lovely bouquet of flowers and a wonderful welcome pack of bread, milk, coffee, butter, jam, fruit, eggs, wine. The gite had everything we needed for our stay, with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, sharp knives (a rarity) and cleaning products. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable with top quality bedding. The private pool and garden were lovely, with lots of seating areas to enjoy the surroundings. Very vocal frogs in the pond, especially in the evenings. The nearby village of Verteuil sur Charente is very pretty with an amazing Chateau, unfortunately it wasn’t open to the public. There is a butcher, baker, flower shop, wine shop, post office and places to eat. There was even a fish and chip van there on the Friday evening. We ate a few times at Cafe Porteblue, which was very nice. If you want to venture further afield Angouleme, which is about 35-40 minutes away, has an abundance of restaurants, French, Indian, Thai, Italian. There are plenty of supermarkets nearby in Ruffec. Rachael and Michael were wonderful hosts as was Basil their dog who was very friendly and exceptionally well behaved. We were very sad to leave, we had a wonderful holiday.

  • B & M Morgan


Stayed 09-Jul-2022

Wow is exactly what we thought on arriving at Le Grand Moulin .. the warm welcome from Rachael, Michael and of course Basil their dog, the fantastic welcome pack (never had one as good), the property is beautiful and the grounds gorgeous from day one we were hooked. Its very peaceful and relaxing we didn’t want to leave even to go food shopping! We will definitely be returning

  • J & V Vettasseri


Stayed 02-Jul-2022

Great communication with the owners from the moment we booked. A luxury welcome hamper and fridge and store cupboard essentials made for a welcoming arrival. Exclusivity of the beautiful grounds and good sized pool added to the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Plenty of places of interest to visit nearby by car and bike but actually we mostly enjoyed the many hours busily relaxing at Le Grand Moulin – sitting listening to the frogs, watching the river flow, snoozing on the shady daybed, catching glimpses of beautiful wildlife, laughing at our attempts to play table tennis… the list could go on. Bravo Rachael & Michael for creating a wonderful space that nurtures the soul. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. Merci!

  • R & R Bagwell

Just fantastic!

Stayed 16-Jul-2022

The Owners are wonderful Hosts and our stay was as close to perfection as I have experienced on countless Gite Holidays. Our Family of 4 w teenage boys had a wonderful time. Very special welcome box, there to advise/help if needed but also generously staying out of the way to make our stay feel special. Wonderful grounds, lovely greenery surrounding a great pool, and lots of great wildlife around & pretty local villages. We all loved it!!

  • P Macaulay

Wonderfully relaxing oasis

Stayed 30-Jul-2022

Rachael and Michael are the perfect hosts. From the moment we arrived they were helpful, informative and friendly. Whilst striking just the right balance of leaving us to our own devices too. The property had everything we could possibly need. From pool towels, to games, super soft bedding and English pillows! The pool was definitely a huge luxury, especially having it to ourselves. Michael even put the lights on for the children to have an evening swim on the last night, a great memory for us all. We would highly recommend this property, and the exclusivity of the vast surroundings. Having the pool, table tennis spot, and many external dining areas made it very private for our young family. We will most definitely be returning again.

  • C & S Tysom

Beautiful location, excellent accommodation

stayed 06-Aug-2022

We had the best week stay here. Rachael & Michael were perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough for you. The accommodation had everything we could wish for, beautifully clean and really comfy with a fabulous pool, which was well used in the 30+ heat we had!! We fell in love with Verteuil, a very peaceful and friendly place.

  • C & M Hogman

Fantastic family holiday location

Stayed 13-Aug-2022

We stayed at Le Grand Moulin in August of 2022 and had a fantastic time. The location is peaceful and ideal for anyone wanting to get away from it all, while only being a 5 to 10 minute drive from local shops and restaurants. The gite had everything we needed to make it feel a home from home, with some lovely touches and a fantastic welcome pack left by our hosts Rachael and Michael who were extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. The pool area was a great place to spend sunny days relaxing and when we felt a little more energetic there was a large grassed area down by the river to play any number of games such as badminton, all provided by our hosts. The BBQ area was ideal, with plenty of space to eat outside and enjoy lazy summer evenings. We had a great 2 weeks at Le Grand Moulin, and would definitely recommend it and hope to return.

  • B & B Greenwood