Villa for holiday rental Charentes - PC003059

Exideuil (5km from Chabanais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC003059 Advertiser since: 2 January 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Dave Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2

About this property

Four Bed Converted Stone Barn with Pool. This villa is in a village setting.

On the edge of the medieval village of Exideuil sur-Vienne this converted barn dates back to the 1800s. The open plan split level layout offers lots of living space to stretch out and relax.
We are a 5 mins walk to village with bar/restaurant, bakery, pharmacy, tabac, Post Office and quaint medieval church. Snack bar, mini golf, restaurant available at the local campsite. A five mins drive takes you to Chabanais with all the amenities of a small town; local markets, supermarket, bank, tourist office and train station.

The accommodation comprises of a fully equipped kitchen in the lower level, the living room with a wood burning stove, master bedroom,walk-in shower plus separate wc.  The mezzanine level has 3 bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twins along with a shower room and toilet.

There are double doors from the kitchen leading out to a patio with table, chairs and parasol. Steps lead to pool with decked area where you will find 4 sunloungers are provided. The pool is open from July to September.
Ample parking is available to the side for guests and any visitors and we have a non-smoking policy

A 25% deposit with booking and the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival with £150 refundable security deposit.

The property is approximately 6hrs drive from Cherbourg/ Roscoff. Brittany ferries give 20% discount on sailings for our guests on all routes. A direct sailing is available from Cork to Roscoff for guests travelling from Ireland.( discount not available 26/6/19 to 6/7/19 outward & 5/7/19 to 19/7/19 return and can only be booked by phone on this route). Limoges airport is approximately 40 mins drive with Bordeaux and la Rochelle airports just over 2hrs drive away.

Please message for short break availability and arrival days other than Saturday in peak season.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, double sink, oven, hob, microwave, large fridge-freezer,dishwasher and washing machine. There is a separate dining area with seating for 8.

Living rooms

Three settees, coffee-table and a wood burning stove, giving plenty of heat in low season.


On the ground floor there is a master bedroom with a king size bed, drawers, bedside table and hanging rails.

On the mezzanine there is a double and 2 twin bedrooms with wardrobes and drawer unit.


Downstairs you will find a walk-in shower and separate toilet.

Upstairs is a shower room with toilet.


Wood burning stove.


Pool table, tv/dvd, wi-fi, various boardgames and books.

Garden and outside

Pool, 7.2 x 4.9m x 1.2m deep, open from June to September plus decking with 4 sunloungers. The patio with table, chairs, and parasols. Very occasionally the pool may be shared with an adjoining 1 bed gite

Parking and garages

Ample parking at side of property for guests.

Visitor suitability

Parking available for visitors.

Information about any additional facilities

Travelcot available

Bath towels and hand towels provided ( not beach towels)

Charcoal bbq provided


Cool box with 12v plug for car

End of stay cleaning available at extra cost of £70.

Linen available at extra cost £40.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various species
Name of nearest fishing location: river vienne
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: st junien
Distance: 12 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Parks

Having worked in the construction industry all my life I felt it would be good to take on a project that all the family could be involved with. It's only in the last few yrs now that our kids are adults and are off doing their own things that we decided to open the property to the holiday rental market. With my construction background I'm able to maintain the property to a high standard which is obviously of benefit to all who use it.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The Charente region has one the highest "total hours of sunshine " in France. It's far enough south to get high temperatures whilst at the same time accessible via the cross channel ferries which meant for us travelling from Ireland it is possible to reach in 24hrs. This specific location in Charente was chosen simply because the area just oozes what we would describe as typical french village living. Bakery, tabac,bar, in the village with a small town only 5mins drive away.
Unique benefits of property This property has all the rustic charm associated with an old stone building but has all the comforts of a modern home. This was achieved by leaving the basic structure intact and constructing a modern home within it, whilst incorporating many original features

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing on the Vienne

Canoe to a designated pickup point where the organisers collect and return you to the start.


Numerous museums in Limoges and Angouleme. Some are free.

Visit Chateaux

Chateau Rochebrune or Chateau la Rochefoucauld are well worth a visit.


Both the bar in the village and the local campsite offer good value dining within walking distance

7 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Davies Family 15 August, 2019

We had a fantastic stay and Chez Dave and will definitely be returning. The home is really spacious and well equipped. We all loved the pool during some very hot weather and the inside of the stone building remained a comfortable temperature. It is set in a lovely peaceful setting but only a short walk to a small shop and bakery, with a supermarket a short drive away. We walked along the scenic river to the local campsite on several occasions, making use of the bar/restaurant. There are some beautiful towns and fantastic Chateaus to visit in the area. If you want a rural France setting I would highly recommend Chez Dave. The owners Dave and Daphne were staying in a small attached property whilst we were there but we’re not in anyway intrusive, leaving the pool etc for our use. They are a lovely friendly couple and we enjoyed their company having got to know them during the stay. Than you Dave and Daphne, looking forward to seeing you next year.

Owner response

It was great to meet you all. So glad you had a fantastic holiday.

10 / 10 Nick and Elaine 30 August, 2018

We had a fantastic stay at Chez Dave, the owners are lovely people and very helpful from moment of booking until leaving the property. They answered all our questions quickly and provided helpful tips and advice about driving to France. They were knowledgable about the local area which made our stay more enjoyable as we had lots to do.

The villa is beautiful and very clean, it has everything you need and more. It is very well maintained and much bigger and spacious than it looks in the pictures. It is a great space for a large family as it is open plan. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool and playing play pool in the evenings, they also enjoyed watching some films they had not seen before in the villa. The outside area is very sunny from morning until late at night so you can enjoy all day long sun. The area around the pool is great for chilling out and relaxing. There is plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy the outside area.

The village is very quiet, there are some lovely walks along the river, a bar and food at the local campsite and in the village there is also a shop and a bakery. The local super market is about a 5 minutes drive away.

During our stay we enjoyed the Velorail, a lake beach, paddle boats on the river and many rural towns and villages which we explored.

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful villa we look forward to visiting again one day.

Owner response

Thanks so much. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you

10 / 10 Lisa N L 20 August, 2018

Just spent a great week at this lovely property which is much bigger than the photos suggest! We all enjoyed using the pool table for family tournaments and the swimming pool was great to cool off in during a week of fabulously hot weather. Plenty of sun beds and chairs to sit in the sun or shade and a good sized table for eating outside in the evening. The house was well equipped and comfortable and the owners very helpful with any queries. A very quiet location at the edge of a pretty village with bakery and restaurant 5 mins walk away. There is a safe separate pathway along the road and over the bridge - a very picturesque walk to get your morning baguettes looking at the beautiful River Vienne! Lots of pretty towns and villages such as La Rochefoucauld, Confolens and Rochechouart with markets, chateaus and shops to explore in the area. Confolens has an amazing festival of music with performers from around the world during August which is well worth a visit. We would recommend this property to anyone and really enjoyed our stay.

Owner response

Thankyou for kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you.

9.7 / 10 Sophia 22 August, 2017

Lovely renovated property set in small village. House has all the facilities our family needed. including a pool table! Which our teenage kids enjoyed. Owner really helpful, friendly and quick to reply to any correspondence, a pleaseure to deal with. Local area had lots to keep us busy.

Owner response

Thankyou for your kind review. So glad that Chez Dave lived up to expectations.