Welcome to the
Gîte de Bon Accord
Your home in the centre of France

Our Home

Hello and welcome to Gite de Bon Accord. We have recently renovated our Gite La Sonnette and our home (we live next door). The two houses were once one house as you can see from the photograph from 1912 on the website, and was converted into two in the first part of the 20th century. The house is spacious and well equipped with modern appliances and comfortable furnishings.

However short or long your stay is, we sincerely hope you will enjoy the lovely village of Saint Laurent de Ceris in the beautiful Charante area of France. It is a quiet and peaceful village but that does not mean there is not something to suit all tastes and ages in the surrounding area with historic sites, scenic walks and cycle rides and numerous other activities. The pretty city of Confolens is 15 minutes away, with Angouleme and Limoges 45 minutes. Rochefoucauld with its pretty chateau can be found 30 minutes away.

We hope your stay and holiday will be a lovely restful one, and you will leave with recharged batteries (and obviously wanting to return).

We have recently acquired two further Gites - L’Or and La Charente which are two bedroom and 3 bedroom respectively and are located in a small village, 14km north of us here in St Laurent de Ceris . We are in the process of renovating them and hope to have them available in the Spring of 2020, please watch this space for further information.

THE GITE - La Sonnette

La Sonnette has recently been renovated and can comfortably accommodate 4-6 people.   We are on the edge of the village of Saint Laurent de Ceris surrounded by the beautiful Charante countryside.   In the village you will find a very good boulangerie offering freshly baked bread and pastries (and the best eclairs in France – well we think so). There is also an amazing restaurant serving lunches and evening meals – this is a gem of a restaurant. We have a spacious garden where you can relax in the evening after exploring the lovely Charente countryside, Haute Charente lakes, towns and villages, and also further afield - we are close to the Limousin and Dordogne borders. Please have a look at our things to do in the area page, which lists local and further afield activities; this changes on a frequent basis as there is always something new and exciting happening. La Sonnette is very well equipped to ensure you have everything you need to relax and unwind and enjoy your holiday.

La Sonnette is set over three floors with the kitchen located in the original cellar and can be accessed directly from the garden and via a stone spiral staircase in the living room. The L-shaped living room is accessed through a hallway via the front door on the first floor and on the second floor are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor has a day bed which converts to a double bed and can accommodate two other guests. Outdoor table and chairs are provided for relaxing in the garden and there is a small library (where you are welcome to swap books), and some games for adults and children to enjoy.

A cot (bedding also supplied) and highchair is available on request, as is toddlers plastic plates and cutlery.

On your arrival you will find a welcome pack with our complements, comprising tea, coffee, milk, water and a bottle of wine.   If there are any additional items (within reason) which you would like us to obtain for you before your arrival please let us know, and we will endeavour to provide them for you and let you know the cost.

All bed linen and towels are provided.

There is a parking space for one car.

The kitchen is well equipped with combination gas/electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. The kitchen can be accessed by a separate entrance from the garden and there is a toilet leading off the kitchen.

At the top of the stone spiral staircase leading from the kitchen up to the living room is a stairgate.

On the second floor are two bedrooms and bathroom. One bedroom with a double bed and the other has twin beds.



Rates & Availabilty


La Sonnette can be booked on a weekly basis.

We try and be flexible on dates and will also consider shorter booking periods (minimum 2 night stay).

Our usual changeover day is Saturday and subject to availability we are happy to discuss alternative days or any other needs which you may have.

We want to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, so if you have any questions please ask us.

The prices given are for 4 people staying, additional 1 or 2 people will be charged at 50 euros each, per week or 8 euros per night for shorter stays, plus tourist tax.



1 April to 31 May
48 euros per night
+ tourist tax.


1 June to 31 August
58 euros per night
+ tourist tax.


1 September to 31 October
48 euros per night
+ tourist tax.


1 November to 31 March 2021
48 euros per night
+ tourist tax.


Please contact us for prices for longer lets

If you would like to reserve La Sonnette, please email us for more information and availability.   Reservations will be acknowledged by email and confirmation of your booking will be sent on receipt of a deposit of 25% of your total booking (full payment is required if booking is less than 6 weeks from arrival date).    Payments are accepted by direct bank transfer only.


39 Le Mas Broussard - 1912


Contact us





0545 840974



Gite de Bon Accord is a 5-7 hour drive from the ferry ports, depending on which one you are coming from.  If you are flying and hiring a car then we are approximately an hour from Limoges airport, and two hours from Bordeaux airport.

We are ideally placed as a stop off point if you are travelling to Bordeaux, the south of France and Spain.

Upon booking we will supply you with detailed instructions on how to travel to us.