Lovely cottage on complex in Poitou Charentes - PC006590

Chirac (6km from Chabanais), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006590 Advertiser since: 20 September 2018
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Confolens Gite Self Catering Flexible 3 5 1 Travelcot available

About this property

Restored Cottage, 3 Bedrooms and Original Features. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This cottage has been restored and retains many of it’s original features, with exposed stone and beams and original oak staircase.

Private garden to the front with off road parking. Garden table and chairs.

Shared garden (with owners and 2 other gites) to the rear with sunloungers and swimming pool.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen, fully equipped to include fridge-freezer, gas oven and hob, microwave, iron, ironing board, tea towels, kitchen roll, tin foil and cling film are also provided.

Dining table with 6 chairs.

Door to rear, shared garden.

Living rooms

Living room with comfy 3 piece suite, with tv (French & UK television available), wood burner, books and games.


Ground floor bedroom with tiled floor, next to the bathroom. One full sized single bed with small pullout bed (no window in the bedroom).

First floor double bedroom and twin bedroom, both with built-in wardrobes and carpet.


Ground floor bathroom to include massage power shower, wc and washbasin.

Second wc and washbasin on first floor.


Electric radiators and wood burner.

Visitor suitability

Popular with couples and families.

Not suitable for wheelchairs as the groundfloor is on 2 levels.

Information about any additional facilities

Washing machine is shared with 2 other gites and based outside.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, catfish, perch
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vienne
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Junien
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pressignac
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various marked walks nearby


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Saint Sornin
Distance: 35 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Julie Rowley

We moved to France in 2007, from the Yorkshire Dales, with our daughter and created our gite complex from scratch! We live on site and renovated an old cottage and converted a barn into 2 more gites - it's very quiet at Tranquille Vienne!

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Warmer climate and an up and coming tourist area which has grown and developed alot since we moved here.
Unique benefits of property We live on site so are at hand to answer any questions you may have. We have 3 gites, so it is perfect for extending families and groups of friends to holiday together. We are in a rural location but not remote for all amenities. We enjoy that we have returning guests year on year and watched many children grow over the years!

The Owner Recommends

Vallee des Singes

.. Or Monkey World as we call it! A fabulous day out for all the family - around 45 minutes drive from us.


Local French owned bar and restaurant, offering live music nights and French cuisine.

Oradour sur Glane

We are only 20 minutes drive from Oradour - a must see to believe what actually happened all those years ago. The village has been left as a historial tourist attraction.

Aventure Parc

10 minutes drive from us you could be swinging through the trees at the Aventure Parc - another fun activity

La Plage Guerlie

Guerlie beach is another 10 minute drive from us. A lovely sandy beach, allocated swimming area in the lake (with life guard during high season). There is also a snack bar, mini golf and watersports. Always a popular one with our guests.

Aquarium du Limousin

Fascinating to see all the varieties of sealife at the aquarium in Limoges.

La Guinguette d'Exideuil

Based on the campsite in Exideuil, this is a regular snack bar we visit, with mini golf, volleyball and live music events.


Available to book from the local campsite. You can kayak down the River Vienne from Exideuil to Manot which takes around 2-3 hours.


There are many stunning chateaux closeby - all very different. La Rochefoucauld you can dress up; Rochechouart is now partly an art museum and Etagnac are the closest and most visited in our area.

Outdoor swimming pools with slides

There is a large outdoor pool in St Junien (20 minutes), a smaller outdoor pool in Confolens (10 minutes) with slides. Nautalis in Angouleme has a large outdoor pool and wave machine along with an olympic sized pool indoors.

Angouleme and Limoges

We are situated inbetween the 2 cities. Both very different in how they look with some stunning buildings.


Up to 5 people can cycle on one large bike (2 pedalling) on an old train track from Roumazieres to Manot or Manot to Confolens - another popular activity!

Parc Bellevue

An adventure park more popular with the younger children, with rides, slides and a large swimming pool

Porcelain Factory

in Limoges

Wine Tasting

In Saint Sornin

Pineau et Cognac Roussille

A full tour of how Pineau des Charentes and Cognac are made - with tasting and the chance to buy what you like at the end of the tour!