Gite for rent in the Vienne area - PV003988_B

3km from Chatain, Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV003988_B Advertiser since: 30 January 2015

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Walnut Cottage Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

One Bedroom Gite – sleeps 2. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We only accept guests of 16 years and over. Renovated to a high standard with modern comforts, character exposed beams and traditional stone walls, Walnut Cottage is ideal for family or friends who want to share the holiday, but appreciate some space of their own and help you forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  
A vaulted entrance leads to an open plan kitchen, diner and lounge with french doors opening on to the garden.
Outside, the terrace area has tables, chairs and barbecue, plus three acres of tranquil mature garden with numerous trees for shade to have a siesta. You have exclusive use of the pool, so relax and soak up the sun and enjoy the fantastic countryside views.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/diner. Fitted kitchen units with gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and dining table.

Living rooms

Two sofas


One double bedroom with en suite.


En suite deluxe corner shower cubical.




Satellite tv, and dvd player with some English dvds available.

Garden and outside

Terrace area, table, chairs, barbecue and fantastic views. Fenced 10m x 5m pool, solar shower, sun loungers.

Parking and garages

Private on-site parking

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users. 16 years and over only.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen and towels are provided as well as a generous welcome pack.
Hair dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and pegs are in each gite.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Civray
Distance: 17 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: The Charente river
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf of Saint-Junien, les Jouberties 87200 Saint Junien
Distance: 48 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Red/yellow/blue marked walks, outside property


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Lowkis

We have been here in France since July 2014 after years of planning the dream. We looked at so many properties before settling on Les Saules and we haven't looked back. We left behind stressful jobs in the UK to embrace the quiet life here.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? The Midi climate here is second only to the South of France for sun. The country side is stunning and the location is so peaceful and tranquil.
Unique benefits of property We offer high-end gites with the 'get away from it all' location. The pool is so inviting on those long hot summer days.

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4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 pauline linton 22 July, 2019

really enjoyed our stay at walnut cottage and would highly recommend for the piece and quiet and tranquil setting well worth the money.

Owner response

It's always nice to have returning guests. 3 years running and always a pleasure to see you both. We are glad you had another good holiday.
Andy and Vic

10 / 10 CarolineAndBernie 14 August, 2017

A beautiful gîte in a beautiful setting. Every comfort had been provided by the gracious hosts, Andy and Vic. Thanks to their thoughfulness and attention to detail, we didn't want to leave. We cannot recommend a visit to Walnut Cottage highly enough.

10 / 10 Annie and Keef 11 July, 2016

Walnut Cottage is an ideal location for a totally relaxing, tranquil and stress busting week. The premises were pristine, comfortable and certainly value for money. As far as facilities were concerned, we were delighted with the "welcome pack" provided by our hosts. As well as all the basics it also included a bottle of wine, fresh eggs from their chickens, ingredients for making a meal on the first evening, all we needed for the barbeque as well as product for dish washing and the washing machine.

The setting is beautiful in acres of lovely gardens in the heart of the French countryside, as well as having a swimming pool.

Our hosts, Andy and Vic were very welcoming and helpful, whilst remaining unobtrusive. They gave us good tips on local attractions, facilities and events.

To summarise, this gite ticked all the boxes and we would certainly return and highly recommenf to our friends and relatives.

10 / 10 Mrs M 1 May, 2015

We stayed in this wonderful gite at the beginning of summer this year and couldn't have been more delighted. The gite itself was beautifully appointed, well equipped and with facilities to cook anything we wanted. The bed and bathroom linen was high quality Egyptian cotton, a very comfy bed and the whole place was spotless. The gardens were beautiful and filled with birdsong and the humming of the bees. The surrounding countryside offered ample opportunity to walk and explore and the nearby towns were a delight, full of interesting shops and delicatessens. The gite is conveniently situated between Limoges, Poitier and Angouleme, and an easy drive to their airports. The owners, Andy and Vic, are warm and friendly and made us feel so at home. Even the chickens greeted us every morning like long lost friends! We shall definitely be returning to this slice of heaven!

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