Charming couples gite to let in Vienne - PV006319

Saint-Pierre-d'Excideuil (4km from Civray), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV006319 Advertiser since: 17 April 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Doves Rest at Chez Hudson Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Charming Rustic Gite in a Quiet Nice Location . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Doves Rest at Chez Hudson’s is a rustic gite with bundles of charm.

The studio gite is in a small hamlet but only minutes from the market town of Civray with restaurants bars and supermarkets and is ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding and enjoying the quiet French countryside.

Doves Rest is a charming detached gite that sits within its own private garden to the rear of the on-site owner’s accommodation.

Recently fully refurbished in 2017/8, it’s ready for you to enjoy your stay in the Vienne.
The owners have complimented the many original features with tasteful furniture and accessories to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

This studio gite is a fantastic base for you to relax, explore, soak up the sun and enjoy your time in this lovely part of France.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen area is light and bright with all the equipment that you would need to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.

The kitchen has a gas hob and gas oven, refrigerator, microwave including an essential welcome pack for stays of 7 days or more.

Living rooms

The living area is situated on entrance to Doves Rest.

The area has been tastefully furnished and has a tv which can receive UK Free channels, wi-fi & electric heating if required.


The bedroom area with a comfortable standard double bed, overhead wardrobe & drawer units with bedside automated lighting, electric heating if required.


The bathroom area has been refurbished to a high standard, with ample space. The room has a large shower cubicle, wash hand basin, vanity unit, top loading washing machine and a wc, electric heating if required.


Electric heating throughout when required.


Books, dvd's UK free channels and wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Immediately outside the doors to the gite is your own private patio area complete with a comfy seating area. A bbq is also within the patio area.

The private garden is lawned and has a number of trees including an amazing old fig tree (help yourself) flower beds, shrubs and a featured pergola area with a bistro table and chairs to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over the garden.

It’s a star gazing, bird watching or plane spotters paradise.

Parking and garages

Secure parking is available on-site. Car essential.

Visitor suitability

The studio gite is ideal for couples or single parent and a small child and is all on one level apart from 2 steps to enter the bathroom, so not suitable for disabled people.

Information about any additional facilities

Use of owner's very large above ground pool - In season as unheated but very warm thanks to the micro climate (June to September)

Picnic equipment supplied.

Bicycles available for use (1 Adult Male and 1 Adult Female)

Dart board and small pool table


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Civray
Distance: 4 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: River Charente
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Petits Sabots, St Macoux
Distance: 4 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Locally Everywhere

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Philip Wilkinson

Philip & Deborah Wilkinson purchased Chez Hudson in 2016 and live on-site with their 2 friendly little Shih Tzu dogs, Lola 4 and Remy 1.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Central location for exploring some of the best parts of France.

Fantastic Micro Climate Among the Best in France but Not at the South of France Prices.
Unique benefits of property Private, Quiet, perfect for relaxing but only minutes from everything needed.

A Fantastic Base for So Many Tourist Attractions.

The Owner Recommends

Vallée des Singes

Monkey World only 15 minutes away and great for a day or even a half day.


Theme Park only 45 minutes away and another great day out.


Home to all the Great Cognac Vineyards and just an hour away. Perfect for Cognac Tasting.

Green Venice

Fantastic to explore the canals and only 1 hour away

Poitiers and Angouleme

Both 45 minutes away and perfect for retail therapy.

La Rochelle

On the Atlantic but only 90 minutes away.

Loire Valley

Stunning area of beauty within the wine region, only 90 minutes away.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 5 Star Gite 19 August, 2019

I guess we all seek a comfortable relaxing holiday don’t we? Well that’s what you’ll find at “Doves Rest”. This is a comfortable well equipped Gite, in the beautiful French countryside and it is a credit to its owners! Everything needed for a fabulous restful holiday is provided. The property is thoughtfully decorated and we loved Deborah and Phillips attention to detail. The question I guess is whether you are satisfied enough to recommend to others? Well if you haven’t guessed then the answer is absolutely. Holidays are where memories are made and we will be back to make more of those soon. To Deborah and Phillip we would say thank you for providing a beautiful home from home.

Owner response

Thank You Mark & Jane for your Kind Words and Excellent Review. We are pleased we could help your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you again to Doves Rest. - Philip & Deborah Wilkinson