Lovely gite on the banks of the River Vienne

La Rallerie (2km from Gouex), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV004943 Advertiser since: 12 August 2016
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Riverside Self Catering Saturday 3 7 3 A travelcot can be provided

About this property

A Hidden Gem. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A hidden gem located in a peaceful location along the River Vienne, our recently renovated cottage is new to the market.
Riverside offers 3 en suite bedrooms, sleeping 7, lounge, kitchen/diner, 2 terraces on different levels, an above ground pool and a large garden leading down to your own part of the River Vienne. A perfect place to unwind and enjoy yourself, there are many birds to look out for and is perfect for stargazing as there is no light pollution, there is a telescope for your use. You can fish the river or there is a beautiful fishing lake less than a minutes walk or drive away. An inflatable dingy with electric motor is available (at a minimal cost). We do not live on site but run a succesful Chambres d'hote just around the corner. Close to the towns of Gouex, Persac and Lussac Les Chateaux where there are boulongeries, chemists, supermarkets, restaurants and bars.  Poitiers is only 45 minutes away where you will find the amazing Futuroscope or there is Chauvigny, Montmorillon, Valley of the Monkeys and Crocodile World which also has an indoor and outdoor pool, gym and spa not far away.  
The area is perfect for walking and cycling and there is a lovely outdoor pool and childrens' play areas in Gouex and Queaux.  Kayaking, Velo Rail, zip wire, water skiing and buggy jumping are all available locally.



Kitchen and dining


Living rooms

Sofa and chair
Table and chairs
Chest of drawers with dvds, cds, games and books
Dvd player


Bedroom 1 has a double bed and an en suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin and window over looking the river.
Bedroom 2 has 3 single beds and an en suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed or 2 single beds, door opening on to the terrace overlooking the river, en suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin.


3 en suite shower rooms.


Air conditioning


Dvd player.

Garden and outside

The very large sunny garden leads down to the river. There are 2 terraces on different levels one with a bbq. A garden swing, an above ground swimming pool, Mirabelle, Fig, Apple, Cherry, Plum and Quince trees as well as grape vines.
There is an outhouse housing a washing machine and dishwasher.

Parking and garages

Parking is available.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.. Care must be taken with young children due to the proximity of the river.

Information about any additional facilities

Towels (for indoor use) and linen is provided.
No dogs allowed. Fresh Croissants and bread can be delivered daily but must be ordered before 6pm the evening before and will be delivered before 9am.
We can arrange bike hire for all ages.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lussac Les Chateaux
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Catfish, Barbel, Carp, Chubb
Name of nearest fishing location: River at bottom of garden or La Rallerie Lake

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Haras de la Vienne
Distance: 3 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

About the Owner, Miss Tammy Mitchell

We run a successful Chambers d'Hôte near to Riverside and get a lot of enjoyment from from being at the property when it is unoccupied. The views are amazing. We have just finished renovating the property and plan to extend it further in the future

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? There is so much to do in this area and it is a lovely peaceful location on the river.
Unique benefits of property Set on the banks of the river Vienne.

The Owner Recommends


You can hire canoes and shoot the rapids or have a gentle paddle at Mousac.


Visit this beautiful medieval town - see the Eagles soar.


One of the best amusements parks in Europe - only 45 minutes away


There is a Boulangerie, butchers and bar/restaurant

La Rallerie Nature site and Fishing Lake

In 2010, a bird sanctuary was created in La Rallerie on the site of the former sand extraction works on the banks of the Vienne River. Part of the site is a fishing lake and the other part was landscaped and planted with trees and reeds to attract birds. This work was performed by the LPO, the largest bird charity in France There are already many interesting birds in the region, including barn owls, egrets, nightingales, hoopoes, honey buzzards, black kites, black-red tails, kingfishers and orioles. The bird sanctuary has created a particularly attractive habitat for bees, which nest from May to August. All these and many other birds can be seen and heard on the beautiful walks that extend in all directions along the river and up into the woods. There is also an abundance of butterflies, 2 variants of swallowtail butterfly. There are deer and wild boars in the woods (but rarely seen) and of course there are lizards on the walls, crickets in each meadow and frogs and dragonflies inhabit each pond.

l'Isle Jourdain

There is quite a lot going on in l'Isle Jourdain. Fancy bungee-jumping off the viaduct? There is also a zip wire, water skiing and many restaurants.


There is a chemist, fishing Lake, boulangerie, bar.

Planet of the Crocodiles

See different species of Crocodiles and Turtles.


This little village is on the River and holds regular Friday evening music events in the summer.


Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming with flumes and separate swimming lanes. There is also a gym.

Valley of the Singe

Walk amongst the monkeys.

Vienne Motor Circuit

The race course was accredited by the French Federation of Automobile Sport. This long running track 3757 meters is one of the best in the country. The track circuits, equipment and services are available for private use or shared . The training session are available for an hour, a weekend meeting or weekly meeting. Introduction to racing and courses for all levels and budgets