We have recently been voted into the exclusive ten top foodie destinations by Baby Friendly Bolt Holes customers. Steph is delighted that all her hard work is paying off. Thank you once again to everyone who posted a… Read More

New for 2016

New for 2016, Bosch coffee machines!


Thank you to everyone who posted great reviews of The Courtyard over the last year, 2015. We will strive to make 2016 as good if not better.

Summer Dining

A large part of life here at The Courtyard is lived in the kitchen and dining rooms! Virtually all our guests eat with us once or twice a week in the evenings and many eat at every opportunity… Read More

Anyone for Tennis?

Rouillac has a great tennis club just three minutes away. There are three courts, two outside and one indoor. Each court has coded access and you can book in advance so you are guaranteed a

Buying Property

Over the past year or so we have noticed that a large proportion of our guests are here buying a property; some for a new home, others for a holiday home.

The Pool

The pool area is communal with so many activities available throughout the area it is highly likely you will have at least a couple of days of sole use.

Lonely Planet Top Ten in 2012

This is what we have know all along of course! Top travel guide The Lonely Planet has released it’s top ten suggestions for 2012 and Poitou Charente features as one of the selections. “…With quiet country roads wending… Read More

Canoeing in Angouleme

This is a set of photos from a lovely morning canoe in Angouleme, about 20mins or so from The Courtyard. It

Pony Riding

We are very lucky here at The Courtyard as we have some good French friends who run a superb stables. Catering for all ages and levels of ability from baby-pony to show jumping and eventing you are sure… Read More