Les Bois Mancrou is located five kilometres west of Ruffec, half way between Poitiers (45 mins) and Angouleme (35 mins) and just off the Route National 10, which has the added attraction of not being a toll road.
From Dieppe, allow five hours driving time and perhaps one hour for stops giving six hours total. From Calais allow an extra hour.
From Caen allow four and a half hours driving time and five to five and a half hours total time.
A good route, from whichever port, is: Rouen – Le Mans – Tours – Poitiers – Ruffec. Make sure you take the N 10 from Poitiers and NOT the A 10.
Poitiers Airport is about 45 minutes, La Rochelle and Bordeaux are around 90 minutes each. Limoges is another possibility but is further south and east.
Details of how to navigate to the Gite off the N 10 will be given as part of the booking process.