We visited La Grue in June 2018 and stayed in the 3 bedroom gite. I was there with my wife and daughter and a friend of hers and so we were 4 adults and the accommodation was absolutely spot on. It is a mixture of traditional local architecture but modernised to meet the needs of a family on holiday and really spacious. It was quite hot when we were there but the gite was cool and a haven of peace. The location is ideal for a family as it is quiet and safe but within easy reach by car of everything you need. We found the nearby village of Aigre had shops, a café, a superb Patisserie and a supermarket which met all our needs.
As it was hot we made full use of the superb swimming pool which is fully equipped for little ones (and big ones) to play in or just lounge in the sun on the sun loungers supplied.
The owners Carol and Martin Paylor could not have been more obliging making us feel so welcome and the family atmosphere of the whole place was just so nice.
If you want a relaxing, family friendly place to stay which is quiet and safe but central for exploring the Charente this is it. Access to the towns of Cognac and Saintes and the coast at La Rochelle is an easy drive on very quiet French roads.
We had a great weeks holiday and would highly recommend La Grue.