Self catering holiday let 15km Montmorillon

La Trimouille (15km from Montmorillon), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV003533 Advertiser since: 10 February 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Riverside Barn Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

16th Century Stone Building in the Village Centre. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Riverside Barn was restored in 2013 to a modern standard whilst still retaining its 16th century original beams and floor levels. It is situated in the centre of the village of La Trimouille on the banks of the River Benaize near the mini supermarket and bar/restaurant. There is a further bar/restaurant across the bridge and the village also has a boulangerie, pharmacy, bank, hairdresser, cinema and tennis courts. It is an excellent base for tourism and relaxation.



Kitchen and dining

The ground floor comprises a spacious open-plan sitting and dining area with a window opening on to the river bank. There is a separate well equipped kitchen and cloakroom with laundry facility with a door opening on to the terrace.

Living rooms

Freeview English tv, dvd and cd Player and wi-fi.


Upstairs the master bedroom is light and roomy with river views from a Juliet balcony plus en suite shower room. The second bedroom has twin beds with an en suite shower room.


Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms.


Central heating is provided for winter stays.

Garden and outside

Outside there is a riverside terrace with raised flower beds and access to the river.
Garden Table and Chairs, Parasols, Loungers and Barbecue.

Parking and garages

Parking is available in the car park in front of the property but secured parking can be provided if required.

Visitor suitability

The property is not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

Information about any additional facilities

All paper and cleaning products are provided plus a welcome pack to help you
settle in.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Benaize


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bellac
Distance: 43 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Montmorillon
Distance: 15 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Font de la Fiolle


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Nicola Voase

Hi, we are Nicky and Ken, we are originally from North East England and have followed our dream and moved full time to France. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors into our converted Barn/Gite and ensuring you have a fantastic break in a superb property which was lovingly restored by previous owners with great reviews.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? After visiting France for a number of years searching for our ideal property we fell in love with the area and both the main house and Barn which was the only property we viewed in which we would be proud to invite guests and visitors.
The village offers many day to day amenities and there are towns close by that offer all you could ask for including weekly markets, bars/restaurants, supermarkets and lots of history.
An ideal base for whatever your choice of holiday, relaxation, sun, fishing, sightseeing, walking, cycling ..... the list is endless.
Unique benefits of property The property was converted in 2013 from a Barn which housed in its history, cows, chickens and the local wainwright. We have cheated big style and taken over the property after the previous owners, who owned the property over 15 years, have lovingly converted it into the tasteful, fully equipped property it is now. It has direct access to the river providing great fishing, a sunny terrace and al fresco dining. The Barn has two en suite bedrooms, is spacious and offers a high standard of decoration making your stay as enjoyable as possible.
As hosts we are there to welcome you on arrival, a welcome pack containing a number of essentials and a few luxuries is provided and we will be on hand in the property next door for any advice required.

The Owner Recommends

Animal parks

Vallee des Singes (Monkeys), Planete des Crocodiles, Parc de la Haute Touche great days out for all the family.


Just 1 hour away at Poitiers a unique experience in technology with breathtaking shows and spectacular rides. Evening fireworks and laser display


Just 15 minutes away with the Cite de l'Ecrit in the old town dedicated to shops selling books, both antique and new and writing materials. Discover many of the listed buildings or enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants or cafes. Market on Wednesday.

St Savin

The abbey at St Savin is a Unesco World Heritage Site with a unique collection of 12th century frescoes.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 sylvia more 26 August, 2017

We absolutely loved this property. It was pristine, well-equipped and comfortable throughout. There is a wonderful terrace on which you can sit and while away some peaceful time simply watching the adjacent river, with its adorable ducks and goose!
Plenty to do indoors, with books, games, English TV all provided. Tthe sofas were far better that you often find in gites - in fact all the facilities exceeded expectations. We took our own bikes to explore the area, and we could store them in the attached garage.
The local shop was well stocked for most stuff. The only reason we can't rate other local amenities a 10, is that all the local bars and restaurants there happened to be closed during our stay, for holidays (!) and other reasons. However, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could imagine needing, so we were happy to cook and while away lazy evenings in comfort.
Thank you, Barry and Vivienne, for the fantastic cakes you made for us! We were made so welcome, and would certainly like to return.

9.8 / 10 willowp 7 October, 2016

The description of the property was accurate but did not do it justice. It was to a standard seldom experienced and we have been fortunate enough to stay in some very good gites. Barry and Vivien were welcoming and offered help or advice if needed but not obtrusive.
The only negative and this was beyond our hosts control, was one of the local eateries was closed because of illness and the other had a limited menu.

We would recommend the property to friends and relations, not only that we hope to return.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Riverside Barn.

10 / 10 Paul & Jacquie 5 July, 2016

We cannot recommend this place highly enough. We could find no fault.
The couple who own the property are lovely and provide all the help and support needed.
The property is beautiful and has everything you could need and more besides. It is perfectly situated on the banks of La Benaizs in the village of La Trimouille. It has lovely patio overlooking the river.
The village has all you can need. There are several small shops including a grocery, boulangerie, newsagent and pharmacy. It has 3 bars and two restaurants. The 'Nord' does an excellent value fixed price menu and the 'Rives' serves meals with a 'Morocco' twist.
In the locality there are many small towns and villages to visit and Limoges and Poitiers are both only an hour or so away.
If you enjoy fishing then you can do so from the garden. The river contains a wide range of fish including Carp, Roach, Chub, Bream, Perch, Pike, Zander & Catfish. Also two species We struggled to identify.
We caught plenty including a Carp of just over 20 pounds and several smaller ones, a chub of around 5 pounds and loads of Roach, mostly between 2 and 8 ounces but the odd one pushing a pound.
We will definitely return

Owner response

Thank you for a wonderful review, also great comments on fishing good information for future

10 / 10 Alison Matthews 24 April, 2016

After almost 20 years of holidaying in gites Riverside Barn is undoubtedly the best one we have ever stayed in. It has been restored to an amazing standard, there was nothing that we could fault with it. Barry and Vivien have thought of everything to make it a home from home, even down to the 2 umbrellas in a stand by the front door. We also had a really nice welcome pack when we arrived, including local cheese, wine and Barry's homemade Victoria Sponge, delicious. We will definitely return some time soon.

Owner response

Alison Thank you for this lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Riverside Barn
and we hope to see you again.