Boutique holiday home to let in Confolens - PC005633

1km from Confolens, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005633 Advertiser since: 1 August 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Ancienne Forge Confolens Self Catering Flexible 4 6 2

About this property

Boutique Holiday Rental Central Confolens, sleeps 6. This villa is in a town setting.

L'Ancienne Forge is a deluxe 'boutique' 4 bedroom, 2 shower room and 2 toilets family holiday rental in the very heart of the very beautiful medieval town of Confolens in Poitou Charentes region of France.

The property houses 6 people in 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, extra people can be accommodated on request, the 2 beds we have classed as single are 3/4 beds so could sleep a couple, or 2 children.

The living / dining room has UK HD tv via Sky box, PS3 a large selection of games for the family, the ps3 has dvd capability so you can watch a film out of our collection. The property benefits from full fast unlimited wi-fi throughout the house and in every bedroom.

The house is located down a quiet side lane within view of the river and its bridges, it is very central in the most historic area of Confolens, and as such all the lovely bars and restaurants in town are all on our doorstep or just a short picturesque walk away, you can leave the car parked and embrace the friendly ambience of the town without worrying about taxi journeys.

Every bedroom and living room windows have 'garde corps', a French balcony guard, that apart from being a very traditional and attractive part of French architecture, do serve a very important safety aspect at height for holiday makers to enjoy a safe holiday at L'ancienne Forge Holiday Let Confolens.

We have created a stylish French holiday let that has everything you would expect to self cater should you wish to dine and relax at 'home', and enjoy the fresh, extra tasty organic produce often grown and sold by local gardeners from one of the market days in town, or within the region, combine that with the bread for which France is famed, and its even more renowned wine, with very good quality wines available from just 2 Euros and you have the perfect French evening.

A beautiful outside public park and picnic area is just 200 metres from our door! This 'beach' on the river Vienne is just a small walk from the house. It sits on a picturesque point on the river in between a beautiful weir with water mill and the towns road bridge. There is a sandy beach zone in the Summer season, so take a picnic basket and enjoy a meal in the fresh air in an amazing setting on one of the several picnic benches or take a blanket; this area has the added holiday atmosphere of boat hire from the professional kayak and boat hire situated here during high season.

A further walk up the river and you reach Confolens own open air Swimming Pool with water flumes, again it is aside the River Vienne along with countryside views, what better way to enjoy the glorious summer in this Charente, which is second only to the Cote d'Azur for sunshine hours and temperatures! Pull up a sun bed, take a dip, have fun, and don't forget the sun cream!

There is adequate and convenient free parking just near the house on the quiet street adjacent, and the house is settled away from any traffic, so a tranquil invigorating stay awaits you.

There are a number of French and English bars and restaurants to enjoy within the town all a short pleasant walk away.. so no taxi's required, enjoy the local wine! All with the beautiful backdrop of this gorgeous little town, a beautiful river-scape panorama, fine examples of historic half timber architecture and picturesque square, and church with its dramatic lit Gothic tower, gives this jewel of the Charente an almost fairytale like quality!
All surrounded everywhere for miles and miles with the most stunning countryside, vineyards for Cognac and wine, and abundant wildlife. It has something for everyone!

This beautiful medieval town itself sits on either bank of the wide river Vienne in the Poitou Charente region of South West France, it is 40 minutes by car from Limoge airport (27 miles) which is well served, and incredibly economical by Ryanair from several British airports.

Confolens town is preserved and highlighted as a town of special historic significance with its 8th Century Roman bridge spanning the wide river, and is one of France' "Petite Cites de Caractere'!

The town is self contained and well serviced with plenty of shops and 2 supermarkets: Intermarche and Lidl, with regular markets and always something going on during summer festival season.

The Confolens International Music Festival attracts thousands of people during a week in early August (9-15th August 2017) a happy carnival atmosphere where music fills the streets.
We recommend early booking for this as central accommodation is highly sought after during this period.

The city of Poitiers with its many churches and spires hosts the second most popular theme park in France (Futuroscope) is 45 minutes away by car.

Angouleme is the main city of the region, the beautiful Cognac (the actual city), Limoge, and La Rochelle and Bordeaux on the coast are all lovely cities well worth a visit. Royen is probably the closest coastal resort at just under 2 hour drive through miles of Bordeaux vineyards.



Kitchen and dining

Fully stocked modern bright kitchen, gas cooker. Microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine, wine glasses, tumblers, tableware, cutlery. Pans. Cutting boards.

The dining room is a 6 seat table under three stylish pendant lamps, for comfortable dining. It shares a larger open plan space with the living room area.

Living rooms

The living room is stylishly presented with gorgeous wallpaper, Art Deco light and has 2 grey leather settees and sideboard with additional glasses. A flat screen tv with English sat tv on a rotating mount, you can chat with a glass of wine. Play games on the table or watch a bit of English tv. With a fully open able window you can let the Charente evening air into the room.

The living / dining room has UK HD tv via Sky box, PS3 a large selection of games for the family, the ps3 has dvd capability so you can watch a film out of our collection. The property benefits from full fast unlimited wi-fi throughout the house and in every bedroom.


Master double Bedroom 1 on the first floor at the top of the entrance hallway at side of the first shower room and toilet.
Sumptuously decorated in classic boutique look with chandelier, and a Cupid theme. A very comfortable large bed with double pillows ensures a lovely sleep. The 3m velvet curtains in grey/silver keep out the morning light. There is a French tv and remote in this bedroom, large feature fireplace, and quality hairdryer within the large wardrobe cupboard.
Bedroom 2: (Double) just off the spiral wooden staircase. It is presented in classic boutique style with main light and wall light. B&W French photos, elaborate mirror.
It has a comfortable bed and wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: (single bed) Access through bedroom 2, wardrobes, antique bed with new mattress. Views to the river and bridge.

Bedroom 4: (single) with velux with black out, dressing area, tv, dvd and film collection. With ancient wooden waves beams featuring.
The en suite is within this room.


Bathroom 1: on the first floor at side of the master bedroom. It is presented in modern clean style, with built-in shower and sink with quality fittings. A toilet and storage cupboard with mirror.

Bathroom 2: second floor within bedroom 4, with window, high quality shower cabin with massage jets. Toilet and modern vanity storage unit with large mirror, towel rack with quality towel to use during your stay. The luxuries to ensure you have a lovely stay in Confolens.
Quality fittings throughout and stylishly presented in turquoise and grey colouring.

(Please keep flooring dry by controlling the water from within the cabin, the flooring in this room could expand if flooded)
(Children must be supervised in the use of this shower)


Heated water is always available, via the boiler.
The house is heated when the weather dictates.


French tv and dvd In bedroom 1. Domestic French tv.
Large flatscreen UK. Domestic Sat tv in living/dining room on flexible bracket for viewing either side.
Full Fast Free unlimited wi-fi all around the property.
The radio in the living room has dab, fm, aux and Bluetooth should you wish to connect your phone for music.
Just 50m around the corner we have Eric's bar at the foot of the 8th century Roman bridge. Further bars and restaurants are a very short absolutely gorgeous walk across the bridge in the town. Music is all over Confolens during the holiday season including Confolens music festival in August.
There is kayak and boat hire just 200m away on the river Vienne, this is the picnic area / beach and is in a gorgeous setting.
A further short walk and you have Confolens open air swimming pool with slides and diving boards in an amazing setting at the side of the river Vienne. Picnic benches and sunbeds are here to use. There is a cinema in town playing both French & UK.

Garden and outside

Outside the property is the side lane, which it is possible to sit out to catch some sun. The windows can be opened fully so you can sit and enjoy the weather within the home, with the sound of nature and the riverbank.

The Picnic area and 'beach' is a beautiful tranquil spot at the side of the river Vienne to have a picnic or sunbathe just 200m from our front door, tis area has kayak and pedalo hire in the summer season.

Parking and garages

Free parking is all around town with free parking bays just at the side and within view of the house on the one-way rue Fontaine de Guimard.

Information about any additional facilities

Microwave, washing machine, cooker, espresso/cappuccino machine. Toaster, kettle, oven and hob.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Confolens
Distance: 0.3 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Catfish, carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vienne
Distance: 0.1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 17 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr John Haigh

Hi, I welcome you to L'Ancienne Forge in the heart of medieval beautiful Confolens! I have produced a house of style along the lines of boutique style to give people the ideal quality base from which to enjoy this amazing town and region! At the very heart of the medieval area of the town, come and enjoy France at its peaceful, quaint best!!

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Perfect, central, beautiful and in the historical heart of a beautiful town, down a quiet side street within view of the river, around the corner from the 8th Century Roman bridge. Convenient for bars, restaurants, and feeling more energetic a picnic beach and kayak rental is on the river Vienne a small walk from our door!
Just beyond this you can also walk to Confolens own open air swimming pool.
Unique benefits of property Beautiful style accommodation, at sensible prices. Very central to the town! Leave the car and enjoy a wine! Or two. Down in a tranquil part of town looking through trees to the river. All facilities on your doorstep. A friendly town which has its own renowned world folk festival every August.

The Owner Recommends

Kayak hire

Just 200m from our door on the river Vienne there is kayak and boat hire. There are also longer trips you can partake in of 15 and 10 km down river through wonderful countryside .

Open air swimming

Confolens has its own open air swimming pool (just a short pleasant walk from our door), complete with diving boards and slides, it sits aside the River Vienne, so you can sunbathe on one of the loungers in this amazing setting with beautiful countryside and river views, it is an amazing facility to use for our guests!
There are picnic benches around the grass surroundings so bring your own picnic, there is also a snack shop which sells pop and icecreams.
There is a morning and afternoon session and at 3 Euros for an adult is brilliant value!