Chez Gendarme


Type of Accommodation: B&B



Region: Poitou-Charentes


Contact Details: 


Address of Property

Lieu Dit, Chez Gendarme,

16700 Messeux,






We asked the owners Wendy & John Hughes to tell us a little bit about Chez Gendarme and this is what they said.

Chez Gendarme is a beautiful rural Chambres d'hotes offering separate and private guest suite in the Charente countryside with excellent transport links.

We are central to the airports of Limoges (55 minutes), Poitiers (1 hour), La Rochelle (1 hour 30 mins) and Bordeaux (2 hours). The RN10 which links Poitiers to Bordeaux is just 15 minutes from us by car and we are well connected to the French motorways.

It is a straightforward drive from all the Northern ferry ports and the Eurotunnel: St Malo 4 hours, Ouistreham (Caen) 4 hours 15 mins, Le Havre and Cherbourg 5 hours 15 mins. Eurotunnel is 7 hours away.

Our Chambres d'hotes is excellently situated for exploring the Region. Cognac, Angouleme, Poitiers, La Rochelle and Ile de Re are all close by. We are also ideally located for breaking up your journey to Southern France or Spain or when you are returning to the Northern coast of France for your journey back to the U.K.

Our guest accommodation has been uniquely restored by local artisans and it provides a warm and unique place to enjoy your stay with us. It consists of a lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom and includes many bespoke features. We can accommodate a maximum of three persons. It is separate from the owners accommodation and your continental breakfast will be delivered to you in a hamper each morning for you to enjoy at your leisure.

We have a large, hard-standing private parking area for multiple vehicles in front of the house which can accommodate motor homes, caravans, trailers, camper vans, etc. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate your pets in our guest accommodation but you are welcome to leave them in your vehicle overnight outside the guest suite. We also have a secure area for exercising your dog (s).

We look forward to welcoming you to Chez Gendarme.


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