Holiday gite in rural Epende, near Charroux

Epenede (12km from Confolens), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004650 Advertiser since: 2 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bonnezac Self Catering Monday 2 4 1

About this property

Character Cottage in Peaceful Location. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in a quiet hamlet with beautiful views of the countryside, this fully renovated house offers many character features including exposed stone and beams. Decorated in a neutral style, with 2 bedrooms and spacious living accommodation, it has all comforts to enjoy a home from home holiday in beautiful rural France.
Tucked away in a little hamlet, a 5 minute walk from the pretty village of Épenède, the property is 10km from the lively town of Charroux.  This historic town is set around the remains of the Benedictine Charroux Abbey, founded in the 8th century and boasts many amenities including bars, restaurants, grocery store and bakery. The town of Confolens, famous for its international folk festival is a ten minute drive away and offers supermarkets, banks and a beautiful river where kayaks and pedaloes can be hired. 
With nearby tourist attractions including the Velo Rail, horseriding, Valley of the Monkeys, Futoroscope and of course the leisure lakes of the Poitou-Charentes, this makes a perfect holiday destination.  However, there is no forgetting that this is still the heart of rural France and this property provides the opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle and tranquillity that goes with it....not to mention opportunity to sample the excellent local food and wine!  
Within an hour's drive of both Poitiers and Limoges with their TGV lines and airports, the property is conveniently located for travel to and from the UK.



Kitchen and dining

The cottage has a lovely open plan kitchen with range oven, fridge-freezer with drinks cooler, microwave, and spacious dining area with cosy sitting area. Providing access to the patio area with bbq and rear garden overlooking the countryside this room really is the heart of the home. Character features include a large bread oven, exposed stone and beams.

Living rooms

The large living room is comfortably furnished with 2 x 2 seater settees and a cosy woodburner. Character features included exposed stone and beams and beautiful views across the garden and countryside.


There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 with twin beds and the master bedroom with double bed.


An upstairs bathroom comprises, wc, basin and bath with shower attachment. Downstairs there is a utility room with wc and wash basin.


A woodburner in the living room provides excellent heating and there are portable electric heaters for the cooler periods.


The tv in the lounge has satellite tv providing all 'Freeview' UK channels. There is also excellent wi-fi in the property.

Garden and outside

The large garden with sun terrace, pond and bbq area wraps around the property and provides views to the village with its pretty church, providing a real sense of peace and tranquillity. There is a children's play area with swing, see-saw and climbing ladder and large trampoline with safety net.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking on the driveway that leads directly to the house and additional under-cover parking inside the large barn inside the grounds.

Visitor suitability

The staircase to the first floor could provide difficulty for persons with limited mobility. The ponds in the garden are not secured and therefore supervision of children would be required in this area.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a washing machine in the utility room.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen



Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Confolens
Distance: 12 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Roach, tench, carp, catfish.
Name of nearest fishing location: Pressac
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 25 km



The Owner Recommends

Charente Lakes

Numerous lakes with man-made beaches offering children's play areas, bathing and water sports activities.


Theme park in Poitiers.

Horse riding

Stables approx.15km away for pony treks.

Motor Racing

Visit the popular race circuit at Le Vigeant.

Oradour Sur Glane

Visit the museum in the village that was invaded by Nazi troops during the second world war and remains unchanged.

Park Bellevue

Theme park with rides and water activities near Limoges.

Valley of the Monkeys.

Excellent family day out seeing monkeys at close hand.

Velo Rail

Cycling along a disused rail line through the picturesque countryside.