Les Noyer is the perfect destination if you're looking for family time. The gite is in a complex of 5 which for us was ideal as our teenage girls made some fantastic friends. The accommodation was lovely, clean with a rustic feel. The owners Jim and Corinna and their daughter Diane and granddaughter Hannah made us feel really welcome. They gave us some fantastic advice of places to visit etc. The swimming pool was great especially on the warm days. Although there are not any shops nearby the supermarket is only 8 mins drive away at Ruffec. We went canoeing on the river Charente. Again this was only about 15 mins drive away. The best market is Civray which is on Tuesdays and about 30 mins away. We also visited Angouleme and confolens which are both worth a visit. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a chilled, relaxed holiday but with lots of attractions nearby.