We stayed for two weeks in July in the two bedroom Gite with our dog and two teenage children. John and Bronwen were excellent hosts, their house was on site and they were available if you needed anything, however they just left you to get on with your holiday. Prior to our arrival they did a small shop for us so we had enough for supper and breakfast. The Gite is in a stunning location with fantastic countryside views, I've never felt so relaxed whilst on holiday. The accomodation was a good size, very clean, nicely furnished and tastefully decorated. There were plenty of towels for both inside and pool towels, clean bedding and towels were replaced for the second week, although the Gite did have it's own washing machine. The pool was a good size with plenty of loungers and was very welcome when we had 45 degrees. The outdoor area of the Gite was private with both dining and lounging tables and chairs and allowed you to appreciate the fantastic sunsets, it also had a bbq which we made very good use of. The first week we were the only guests, however when another family of four arrived for the second week it didn't have any impact on our stay as there was always plenty of room in the pool and sun loungers for everyone. The Gite is ideally situated closely to the town of Barbezieux (10 minutes drive) with a large Leclerc, nice boulangeries/patisseries and a good Auberg, Barbezieux has everything you need. A short drive away (30 min) you have the lovely town of Angoulême with plenty to see and some lovely restaurants - we can heartily recommend Chez Paul. Again, about a 30 min drive you have the town of Cognac with plenty to see and cognac houses to visit and it is lovely down by the river. The town of Saintes is also well worth a visit. In summary the Gite provides a fantastic base to explore the Charente region and beyond. We highly recommend staying here and will definitely will be looking to holiday again at Le Jardin du Berger.
— Dave smith, 10 Aug 2019