Large, rural gite with pool, in Vienne - PV006872

Chatain (20km from Confolens), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV006872 Advertiser since: 29 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Cottage at Chez Penny Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Rural Cottage, Heated Pool, Dog Friendly, Spacious. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This is our first year offering Le Cottage at Chez Penny as holiday accommodation, a recently renovated traditional French farmer’s cottage.

Set in a peaceful rural hamlet, in wonderful countryside with many opportunities for walking, cycling, bird watching or just enjoying the views.

The cottage, which is set in 3 acres, has a spacious, open plan area consisting of large kitchen diner and a huge lounge for relaxing on the ground floor.

The spacious bedroom and bathroom are upstairs on the mezzanine which overlooks the lounge.

The cottage is situated in a good 3G mobile phone signal area.

Free wi-fi is available.

We are pet friendly by prior arrangement and extra fees.

Contact us via the “Contact the Owner” button before booking, so we can discuss your pet situation.

Our cottage is for adult couples only.

Renovated to a high standard with modern comforts, character exposed beams and traditional stone walls.

Outside, there is terrace area with table and chairs for a morning coffee and croissant. Dotted around the property and gardens are various tables and chairs for catching some sun or shade.

You have full use of our heated pool and patio area, to kick back and relax.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/diner.
Fitted kitchen units with cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave.
All you need for a holiday.

Living rooms

Comfortable 3 piece suite, coffee-table. UK Satellite tv/radio.


One king size bed.
Storage and hanging space.


En suite deluxe shower.

Usual bathroom fittings
In a character setting.


Woodburner for the winter.

The cottage is very cool and airy during the summer months.



Garden and outside

Terrace area,
Deck area,
Various wooden tables, chairs,
10m x 5m heated pool, sun loungers.
3 acres of park land.

Parking and garages

On-site parking

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair users.
Adult Couples only.
Dog friendly (by appointment)


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Private pool

* Vet details: SCP VET SANTE 1 rte Niort, 86400 SAVIGNÉ 05 49 97 04 93 Approx 15km from Chez Penny


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout freshwater etc
Name of nearest fishing location: The Charente River
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf of St Junien
Distance: 48 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Au Pré des Chevaux - Pressac
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Marked local trails on our doorstep

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Deborah Penny

We have been here in France full time since December 2017 after falling in love with this beautiful rural area. We have renovated our property, doing some of the work ourselves. We are dog lovers/owners we have 2 Labradors that share our property with us.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? The Poitou Charentes region, located in the south west of France is renowned for having one of the most pleasant climates in France along with the French Riviera. Winters are really mild and thanks to the oceanic climate, summers are hot but not muggy!
Poitou-Charentes is lined along its western side by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result Poitou-Charentes soaks in the sweetness of the ocean climate which creates a micro-climate on the littoral.
Poitou Charentes benefits from 2,400 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest and sunniest place of the whole Atlantic coast. However, there is a difference between the littoral with its warm and gentle weather and the hinterland of Poitou Charentes where the climate is more continental, so either dryer or damper than on the coasts.
The Poitou Charentes region of France is a verdant one, which gets just enough rainfall which, blended to the long hours of sunshine, enable the successful agriculture as well as the wine and liqueur production.
Unique benefits of property We offer comfortable accommodation with quality fittings. We have a heated pool (10m x 5m). The location is peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. We are dog friendly, by appointment.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant recommendations

We love eating out, we've done most of the eateries in the area...just ask us for some ideas for a meal out. There are some lovely places here.


20 mins away. Medieval town situated at the confluence of the Vienne and Goire rivers. The main ‘highlight’ of the town is the ‘Old Bridge', a 13th century granite bridge. Restaurants, bars, boulangeries, market. The annual "Le Festival Confolens" in mid August


Theme park located at Jaunay Clan (86), offering a number of ‘themed’ experiences including dancing with robots and a deep sea encounter.

La Vallee des Singes

A Fun day out!
Romagne (86), the valley offers an encounter with more than 30 species of primates from around the world including Gorillas, Lemurs, Macaws and Saimiris.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a great the Sea
La Rochelle with a huge selection of seafood restaurants and Fort Boyard. Great harbour front and sandy beaches. La Rochelle is a dynamic, welcoming and lively city which will captivate you for some hours or days first of all with its maritime character. Anchored to the Atlantic coast, near the Islands of Ré and Oléron, La Rochelle is best discovered and enjoyed through its various ports: the Old Port in the city centre, the marina at les Minimes, the Commercial port of La Pallice, and the fishing port of Chef de Baie

Hennessy Cognac Tour

The new Hennessy tour and visitor's centre, Cognac France.

Tour the birthplace of Hennessy, learn how Cognac is made, experience a Cognac tasting, and explore the Visitor's Centre and exhibition.

Le Vieux Cormenier

The small village of “Chez Bernardeau”, closely attached to its history, invites visitors to plunge into a world of traditions, in order to relive the rural nature of the past, in a site which has been reconstructed. Museum of rural tools.

Restaurant at The Hotel Commerce of our favourites

Hôtel du Commerce invites you to taste its traditional dishes in its restaurant in Civray in the Vienne ( 86 ).

Come savour French cuisine in all its splendor !

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Denise and Paul 17 September, 2019

Chez Penny was a lovely spacious clean and attractive cottage - perfect for a mature couple with a dog. Steve and Deb were so warm and accommodating as hosts with a wealth of local knowledge they cared a great deal that we had everything we needed at every turn. We made great use of the BBQ in the evenings and the facilities were all modern and if a high quality. The grounds were so spacious and such an idyllic setting for the pool which I practically lived in during our stay! It was such a wonderful size and temperature - exactly what we wanted from a private pool which can be quite hard to come across. We were sad when our 2 weeks came to an end and we already miss it including the adorable Barney and Nachos. Thanks for such a lovely holiday and we hope to return.

10 / 10 Eddie and Michelle devine 7 September, 2019

we arrived at Chez Penny to warm and friendly welcome, when we went into the cottage we were greeted by a lovely food basket containing fresh bread, cheese, etc bottle wine and cold beer in the fridge which was much appreciated. The photos on the website were lovely but when you walk in you are amazed at how much work and love Steve and Debbie must of put in to get it to the highest standard that it is. Soon as you walk in it has a French feel to it, it very spacious, cool and the bathroom with the rainforest shower is to die for. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for your holiday and more. The grounds are like a mini park with all trees, flowers and the various seeting dotted around for you to soak up the atmosphere and it is that relaxing my husband fell asleep on several occasions. The pool similar to the grounds and cottage is amazing, it is clean and an excellent size for swimming or just floating about relaxing, or to lay on the side of the pool soaking up the sun on the sun loungers or chairs provided. Steve and Debbie are very knowledgeable of the area and what is happening, they gave us lots of ideas and information on where and what to see. The dogs Barney and Nacho are so adorable and were a pleasure to be around. If you are looking to rent a cottage in a rural setting of France where you just want peace and tranquility you won't find a better place to spend your holiday. Thank you Steve and Debbie for a fantastic time at your cottage.

10 / 10 Jenni 14 August, 2019

An amazing week at Chez Penny! This gite, the grounds and the surrounding area are absolutely stunning. Set in a peaceful rural location, it really is the best place to relax and unwind. However, if you want to get out and about, there are lots of options such as visiting the local villages, towns, walking and cycling routes, local French markets, kayaking down the Vienne and many places to eat and drink! The owners Debbie and Steve could not have been more helpful with providing suggestions for us, they went above and beyond (and then some) to make our week incredible.
The accommodation is one of the best we’ve stayed in: spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and has an authentic relaxing French feel to it. The gite has a private garden and decking area that we spent many an evening drinking wine and watching the sun go down. I couldn’t recommend this place more and would love to return in the future.

Owner response

Jenni and Dave were the perfect guests. They were an absolute pleasure to have as our first guests in our newly renovated gite. They were very appreciative of any suggestions or information we provided and they always provided feedback on activities they did. They enjoyed their own enclosed garden and deck but also felt comfortable enough to socialise with us on an evening when we were around. On leaving the property (they had had Lola, their collie cross with them all week), they left the property in absolutely spotless condition and we couldn't have asked for a nicer start to our gite rental experience.