About Us


Hello we are Charlie and Sue Wilcock, and Le Petit Saule is the Gîte annex to our beautiful charentaise farmhouse in the Charente Maritime. We moved here in 2016  and love the quietness and tranquility of the area, and the closeness of the beautiful beaches and estuary, we would love you to explore the area too.

Charente Maritime

Charente Maritime

With its 460 kilometres of coasts, its many sunshine hours, and its important historic heritage, the Charente-Maritime appeals to both the relaxation enthusiast and the adventurer. The gentle climate along with it’s beautiful fine sandy beaches, the various activities on offer in the seaside resorts, the oyster beds of the Marennes-Oléron, the Charente-Maritime islands, the towns full of architectural interest, the Romanesque churches, and the specialities of the area make it a wonderful place to visit.

Home from Home


We wanted to create an excellent standard of accomodation, which we would like to stay in ourselves. Le Petit Saule has this and more. We provide a fully equipped kitchen, so if you are foodies like us, you can enjoy the local markets and have space to enjoy the produce during your stay. Our comfortable accomodation also has a lounge area and private outdoor space to enjoy the ‘micro climate’ that is the Charente Maritime.