Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast, Charente, South West France


BBC TV Feature

BBC TV Feature

BBC TV Feature
Elle Magazine Review

Elle Magazine Review


"They can collect/drop off from local train stations for a small fee which is much cheaper than a taxi. Very easy to get to from Paris on the train. Highly recommended"



Find Under The Lime Tree

UTLT ~ The Mindful Place to B & Be!™

Trip Advisor UTLT Charente French B&B Website UTLT Facebook Page UTLT Charente French B&B Website UTLT French Website


UTLT Featured on BBC Escape to the Continent   As featured on BBC's Escape to the Continent


Find Us With Googlemap!

GPS Coordinates - 45° 53'24" N, 0° 25'33" E

Star Gazing, Cellefrouin, Charente


Road Directions to Under The Lime Tree

Road Directions to Under The Lime Tree Spa B&B Poitiers, Limoges or Angouleme should be your first destinations to head for. Under The Lime Tree is on the D739, which runs between Mansle and Saint Claud, both in department 16. If coming from Mansle (approx. 20kms), take the first right turn into LASCOUX, the first village after Cellefrouin.

If coming from Saint Claud (approx. 3kms), go through Chalais and take the first fork left into LASCOUX.

At Lascoux, which is really a small hamlet with a few houses, follow the road down through the village heading towards the river. Go over the bridge at 'Le Lavoir'.

After the bridge and right hand bend, take the first left up the hill signposted Le Lac and FONTFAIX LE HAUT.

At the top, rather than follow the road to the right, go straight on, keeping all the renovated stone buildings, the mail box and the UTLT sign on your left. This is effectively a right of way.

At the end of the building, follow the road round to the left and into our car park. Et voila! Bienvenue chez nous!



Under The Lime Tree flights to Poitou Charente

The nearest airports and approximate travel times are: Limoges (60 mins); Poitiers (90 mins); Bordeaux (2 hours); La Rochelle (2 hours) and Bergerac (3 hours).
Air France
British Airways
Easy Jet
Fly Be


Under The Lime Tree Trains

The nearest local train stations are: Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure (10 mins), La Rochefoucauld (20 mins), Angouleme (30 mins), Ruffec (30 mins).

London International serves Angouleme via either Paris or Lille Europe:
Rail Europe

and Boats

Ferries to France

The following ferries operate across the channel:
Brittany Ferries
DFDS Seaways
P&O Ferries
Ferry Online UK
There are a number of crossings available from the UK to France. Your journey time to UTLT will depend on your port of entry, but generally, allow 5 to 6 hours from the western ports of St. Malo, Cherbourg and Caen, and 7 to 8 hours from the northern ports of Le Harve, Dieppe and Calais.

Follow Us on Facebook for our day-to-day news, events and all things bloggy!


Under The Lime Tree truly is:

The Mindful Place to B & Be!™

Trip Advisor Trip Advisor Trip Advisor UTLT Facebook Page UTLT Facebook Page