Need to know
Four rooms, including a suite, and a one-bedroom cottage.
11am, but flexible subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $200.11 (€164), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.60 per room per night on check-out.
Rates exclude Continental breakfast of fresh bread, yoghurt and fruit (€15 a person).
This is a hotel for animal lovers: the owners have three dogs and the odd cat likes to come and sunbathe in the courtyard. As the hotel's set in the middle of the countryside, there are lots of different animals in the surrounding fields and you'll likely spot a little lizard or two scuttling along one of the country lanes.
At the hotel
Gardens, boutique, and library including DVDs and CDs. In rooms: free WiFi, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD, kettle, fridge and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Pierre d’Arceluz has a lofty ceiling, wooden beams, an exposed stone wall and a swathe of white fabric above the bed, suspended from hooks. For extra seclusion, book Maison d’Amis, a one-bedroom cottage with space to add extra beds for children. François de Lâge, named after the Logis’ first owner, is an uncluttered space decorated in neutral shades, with local-limestone flooring and sturdy oak beams. The Marie de la Laurencie suite has an impressive rusty fireplace, in contrast to the pretty, muted decor; floating iron stairs lead to the mezzanine bedroom, and the bathroom is hidden under the staircase.
A minute-walk away along a tree-lined path, there's an outdoor, unheated pool with plenty of sun-kissed loungers to relax on.
An empty suitcase to fill with booty from the boutique and your sociable side for conversing with your hosts.
No smoking inside – ashtrays are left on the terraces.
Owners Pierre and Max have three dogs among their menagerie. They therefore prefer guests canine-free, but occasionally make exceptions, charging a dog fee of €15 a day. See more pet-friendly hotels in Poitou-Charentes.
Kids over 12 are welcome, although this serene escape is best suited to adults. Maison d'Amis can fit two extra beds and Marie de la Laurenice can fit one (€45 a night); François de Lâge and Pierre d’Arceluz can interconnect.