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As Summer 2019 comes to a close, it’s time for Andy & I to pack up the cleaning cloths for the very last time!

After many happy years here at La Bonniniere it’s finally time for us to move on to the next chapter in our lives.

Turning a barn into 3 Gites and a house into our home was hard work at first, but worth all the effort and we haven’t regretted it for a moment.

The Gites have given us the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful guests from all over the world and we’d like to thank everyone who, over the years, choose to join us in our lovely French home.


We’re delighted to say that La Bonniniere will continue to welcome guests both old and new under the experienced management of Philippe and Heather Charraudeau.

Both Andy & I wish Heather & Philippe every success in their new adventure and sincerely hope they are as happy here in Neuvy-Bouin, as we have been.


                                          Deb & Andy.



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Philippe and Heather Charraudeau look forward to welcoming you back to La Bonniniere in the very near future. In November 2019, they will move in to take over the reins of the gites from their base in Touraine after nearly 4 decades overseas :- Asia, Middle East and most recently Africa, as they have finally decided to unpack their suitcases and settle down.


Philippe, a French national born in Chatellerault but raised in Touraine, and Heather born in County Durham and raised in London, were both working in the hotel industry when they met. Philippe has continued to work in luxury hotels in 14 different countries and 18 different cities. Heather tagged along and found quite a few interesting and diverse things to pass her time. There have been a few ups and downs along the way, earthquakes and conflicts and the occasional uprising, but all have been weathered with Franco-British sang-froid.


Heather and Philippe have two sons, rugby and football lovers who both happily support both England & France with equal fervour and whose passports are also well stamped. The family so far happily have grown to include 3 grandsons and an adorable daughter in law.




You can contact us for future bookings at :- phcharraudeau@hotmail .com


          We hope to welcome you soon Philippe & Heather