Our Story

We moved into Chez Goret in November 2021.  Sadly, Illness had forced the previous owners Roz & Del, who had renovated the property and had created a very successful Gite business to leave and return to the UK in 2016. By the time we purchased Chez Goret in 2021 it was quite run down and needed a lot of TLC so after a lot of hard work from both of us we opened the gites in the Spring of 2022.

We have now settled well into the French life with our 4 friendly affectionate spaniels, Olive, Sarah, Bubbles and Dot, not forgetting the new additions to our 4-legged family 2 kittens Bitz & Bobz. We welcome you to come and spend your break with us and experience the magical peace and tranquility that Chez Goret has to offer along with the charm of the Charente with its amazing scenery and pretty villages.

We moved from Scotland where we had spent a few years running a pet boarding and dog training business to Somerset, near to where  Diana grew up and her family were based  and planned to purchase a holiday retreat for ourselves in Southwest France. However we found the South west of the UK was not the utopia we had hoped for so following our first trip to France we became smitten and fell in love with the Charente region so decided to re-locate here lock stock and barrel from Somerset as we longed for a more chilled way of life away from the hustle and bustle of the UK.  During our house hunting trip in 2021 we found our oasis of calm in Chez Goret.

Chez Goret is now back to its former glory that the once previous occupants had created. Yipee!