We are Cheryl and Phil Waters, and along with Mac, our Border Collie, we welcome you to Les Eaux de la Petite Fontaine. We are  situated in the quiet little hamlet of Bousseresse in the beautiful La Creuse countryside. Only 9km from the A20 and 3km from the N145.

We are just under 2km from the medieval town of La Souterraine, and on both the GR and Santiago Di Compostello Pilgrim routes.

Find us using our GPS coordinates:  N 46° 15.029′  E 1° 29.320′


Ideally situated 500m from the International Office de l’Eau, Les Eaux de la Petite Fontaine is in the perfect location for clients attending one of their many courses.

The Centre Culturel Yves Furet  is only 2km away and has a regular programme of entertainment.

For guests attending the renowned  Fresque Bridier held the first weekend of August every year, Tour Bridier is also only 2km away.

The medieval centre of La Souterraine, our local town, is a popular stopping off point for people walking or cycling on the GR route and for Pilgrims on the Santiago Di Compostello Pilgrim Route. In the town you will find supermarkets and banks plus a lovely selection of local shops and restaurants.

Our home sits in just over 3 acres of land where early in the mornings and late evenings you may see the deer grazing in the field or get to meet our two “lodging” cats, Hamish & Morag,  who have made their home in our barn.

Pull up a deckchair and relax in the sun with a good book or enjoy a glass of wine with your fellow guests as the sun sets over our back garden.

Current INFORMATION relating to COVID-19 measures


A stay with us requires EACH member of your party to provide an up to date “Pass Sanitaire / Health Pass” to evidence your current Covid-19 vaccination status.

We are looking forward to your visit and to welcoming you to our home. In advance of your stay, we would like to inform of the COVID-19 measures that will be in place.

We ask for your understanding and co-operation with these precautions. Our sole intention is to provide a safe environment for you, our guests, and for ourselves.

In advance of your stay:

  • Your room will be left vacant for a minimum of 24 hours prior to your arrival.
  • We will only be letting one room per night unless you are a party travelling together.
  • Your room will be cleaned and disinfected on the morning of your arrival day.
  • All bed and bath linens, mattress and pillow protectors, will be sanitised by a hot wash.
  • All other items in your room – furniture, lamps, switches, coat hangers, tea and coffee making facilities will be disinfected.
  • In an effort to minimise contamination areas, all rugs, cushions, throws and decorative items will be removed from the room.
  • One pillow per person will be provided, please request an extra pillow if required.

On your arrival:

  • At the main entrance to our property will be a hand sanitising station and we kindly request that you use this both on entering and leaving the house.
  • Hand sanitising gel will be available in your room along with disposable disinfectant wipes.
  • All must wear face coverings at all times when indoors in the public spaces (not in your private room), in line with current government guidelines. We request that social distancing is maintained at all times during your stay.
  • Our guest lounge/dining room is available for your use but we kindly request you use the hand sanitiser in the entrance hall before entering.


  • Breakfast will be served, weather permitting, in the garden under the pergola. Please enter the garden through the guest lounge, using the hand sanitiser in the hall way on your way through.
  • All dishes, cutlery and glass wear will be cleaned on a hot dishwasher cycle. Our table cloths will be wipe-able to enable us to disinfect after each use. In addition all tableware will be disinfected after each sitting.

On your departure:

  • We kindly ask that your room is vacated no later than 11am.
  • Once you are ready to leave please open the windows and close the bedroom door behind you. Please do not re-enter the bedroom once you have done this.
  • Your bill will be emailed to you the evening prior to your departure, for payment the following morning. Normal payment options apply ;  card & pin, cheque or cash.

Once again, thank you for your co-operation at this challenging time for the world.

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Very best wishes

Cheryl & Phil