Three bed Coachhouse to let in Charente - PC007191

2km from Saint-Maurice-des-Lions, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007191 Advertiser since: 1 July 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Coachhouse at Lesterie Self Catering Flexible 3 6 2

About this property

Beautifully Renovated Coachhouse Set In Parkland. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Three bedroom former coaching house, situated just outside Confolens, in the beautiful Charente.

Set in the grounds of Le Château de Lesterie, The Coachhouse sleeps up to 6 people, and has a large very well equipped kitchen with range cooker and large dining area. The snug has a woodburning stove for the chillier nights, and there is a gamesroom just next to the kitchen. There is a family bathroom upstairs with an over bath shower, and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor.

The Coachhouse has its own outdoor dining area just outside the double doors opening from the kitchen, with a gas fired barbecue for your use. Swings and an above ground pool are found in the garden which is for your exclusive use.

The owners of Lesterie are a family of animal lovers. We have dogs, cats, horses and chickens.

The Coachhouse is situated just off the D948 between St Maurice des Lions and Confolens.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen at The Coachhouse has been designed with the foodie in mind! A 7 burner gas range cooker with 3 electric ovens will make cooking a breeze. The kitchen comes equipped with a microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

The farmhouse dining table in the kitchen, and the outdoor dining area just outside the double doors means cooking can be a social event. There is also a gas bbq for al fresco cooking.

Living rooms

The snug lives up to its name! With comfy sofas, and a woodburning stove it is a very cosy room!

With a tv and dvd player and a selection of dvd's for you to choose from (sadly no access to tv channels), even damp days don’t have to be boring!


The master bedroom with its king size four poster bed and balcony is truly magnificent.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed, and bedroom 3 is set up as a twin room.


The family bathroom on the second floor has a bath with over bath shower. On the ground floor there is a shower room.


Currently only available to rent during the summer months, The Coachhouse has a woodburning stove should the nights be a little chilly.


Above ground 5m diameter pool.

Tv with dvd player.

Gamesroom with table football, air hockey, ping-pong table, darts and boardgames available.

Garden and outside

The garden is surrounded by huge trees, with an above ground 5m diameter pool, swing set, and outdoor dining area.

Parking and garages

Parking for one car is just outside The Coachhouse with space for other cars just a few metres away.

Visitor suitability

The Coachhouse is suitable for children from 6 years upwards. Unfortunately we don’t have infant facilities.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Barn View Lake
Distance: 18 km


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

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries de Jaillet
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 2nd World War Demarcation Line

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Chloe Elliston

Horse mad since birth, I moved to France to fulfil my lifelong dream of having my horses at home. I fell in love with Le Château de Lesterie when I saw pictures online, and even more when I saw it in the flesh!

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We are ideally situated just outside the historic town of Confolens, which hosts year round cultural events. A quick drive sees you in St Junien or Limoges, and Angoulême isjust a bit further. For people interested in the events of the Second World War, our house has a marvellous history, and we are close to the Chasseneuil sur Bonniere memorial to the resistance, Oradour sur Glane, and the Demarcation Line.
Unique benefits of property The Coachhouse at Lesterie is as it’s name suggests. Once the coaching house, it has been converted over the years into a wonderful home from home, with a huge kitchen with range cooker. We have a ground floor bedroom and shower room for those who struggle with mobility.

The Coachhouse is set in beautiful parkland.

The Owner Recommends

Le Mas des Deux Lions

Restaurant/bar in St Maurice des Lions, just 2km away. Open every day of the week.

Confolens Festival

The Confolens International Dance and Music Festival is held the second week of August every year and attracts acts from around the globe. A huge week long party takes place in the local town.

Confolens Velorail

The disused train track has been repurposed into a fun family activity. Cycle from Confolens to Manot or even to Roumazières and back.

L’aire des Roches Bleus

Throughout the Summer, there is a base nautique set up in Confolens on the bank of the Vienne river, where activities take place every day. Canoe and kayak hire is available.


This huge theme park just north of Poitiers is a fabulous day out for the whole family.

I Guide Your Ride

The owner of I Guide Your Ride will take you on a cycling trip round the fabulous countryside of the Charente. Keith is a very keen off road cyclist, and knows the trails like the back of his hand. He has fabulous bikes and will make your day very memorable.

Cave La Margalaise

Tucked away in the back streets of St Junien, this Cave is my favourite secret! The owner will guide you to the best wines, and you can sample some of the French wines he sells ‘en vrac’ (in bulk) and take home fabulous wines at an incredible price! Bring your empty bottles and he’ll fill them for you!

Lacs de la Haute Charente

Just 20km away from Lesterie are the lacs of the Haute Charente where you can swim, sail, kayak, walk, ride, eat, drink, sunbathe all to your hearts content!

Adventure Parc

At Adventure Parc, you really can adventure! Accrobranche, bungee jumping, jumping onto an airbag, kids activities with bouncy castles. Fun for all the family!