About us

We found Les Grands Coudrais for the first time on a cold sunny day in February 2011. Four months later, we became the proud owners of these pretty cottages and gardens as well as our beautiful farmhouse dating from 1786. We have both had very happy and fulfilling careers working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, living in many wonderful places and lucky enough to have visited most of the wonders of the world. But we wanted something more permanent, something less frantic, and something to share. We found it at Les Grands Coudrais.

We have spent the last 5 years working to restore the houses and gardens, and we enjoy being part of a happy and integrated community in our little hamlet. Our daughter Amélie goes to the local school in Civray and is patiently helping us to improve our French ….