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Le Terrier

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Situated in the Vienne valley we have a two bedroom Gite (Le Terrier) available, which can sleep up to 5 people.

There is a plunge pool in the garden to help you cool off on those hot summer days.

"Le Terrier" has the following features:-

1 double bedroom with balcony and river views.

1 bedroom with three single beds.

Open plan living area including fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas cooker and microwave.

Shower and toilet.

Private entrance, patio area and garden.

WiFi, DVD and CD player.

Satellite television.

The garden has views over the village and the river with loungers and a barbeque.

You can relax in the garden or take a stroll on the river bank. Perhaps you would like to enjoy breakfast on the balcony? Watching the river flow past (it's very addictive).

The wildlife in the area is stunning with Kingfishers and dippers on the river and Buzzards and Eagles in the skies. If you are here at the right times you can see the migration of the European cranes. There are owls in the woods at the back of the house as well as nightingales that make each early summer nights a truly romantic event.

The village offers a baker, a bar/restaurant, a small shop stocking most essentials, a butchers and a chemist (although we hope you won't need one).

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angouleme or Limoges 40 km, Nearest railway: Chabanais 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Poitou-Charentes is an administrative region in south-western France comprising four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. The regional capital is Poitiers. We are in the Charente department.

From here the coast at Royan is approximately 2.5 hours drive, equally the mountains of the Massif Central at Mont D'Ore are about 2.5 hours away.


Within the local area you can find :-

Swimming in the outdoor pool at Chabanais (Entry fee)

Sailing, swimming and wind surfing on the lakes of the Haute Charente (about 15 minutes drive). Lessons available in both wind-surfing and sailing.

Swimming (Free) in the lakes at Etagnac and Roumaziers. You can also fish at Roumaziers ( in a separate lake) and hire Pedalos. Both lakes have snack bars for soft drinks etc.

VeloRail at Manot, a form of cycling on converted railway lines. Great fun and a way to burn off those extra calories. (10 minutes drive).

The Châteaux's at Etagnac (10 minutes) and Rochfouchard (20 mintues) are both classic French chateaux with history that dates back centuries. Rochfoucauld also has a fantastic handmade chocolate shop in the car park at the base of the chateaux.

An archeological site of a Roman baths at Chassennon.

Limoges is famous for its porcelain and offers an interesting city to walk round.

Angouleme has the annual motor car race around the ramparts of the old town (in September).

Confolens has a world famous music festival in August.

Rochechouart, is the site of an ancient meteor strike and now the site of a lovely village with chateaux perched on the top of a hill.

Massignac, the tourist office here organises trips to working farms and cheese producers in the area. Booking is required.

In and around Exideuil there is :-


Organised canoe trips on the Vienne to Manot or Confolens.

Fishing, licence required, in the river on our doorstep, or slightly further afield.

Walking, there are circular routes that pass our door.


Mini Golf.

A snack bar (in season) 400mts up the road.

The village of Exideuil is about a 5 minute walk. This provides basic shopping. The nearest supermarket is in Chabanais, about 5km away. It is here that you can find banks, cash machines, cafes and restaurants.

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Review 1-7 of 7

3 Aug 2014


"Excellent accommodation in a fantastic area"

Le Terrier is everything it is advertised to be. It is spacious, very well equipped, and clean. As a family of four, we wanted for nothing, and didn't find ourselves tripping over each other at a… More

29 Oct 2013


"Gorgeous Sunrise!"

We stayed at Le Terrier for a week whilst working on our house nearby. Dave and Heather were very welcoming along with the goodie basket! Everything was there that we needed for our stay. It was clean… More

17 Sep 2013



Awesome accommodation for the price in very picturesque location. The owners are very friendly and willing to cater to any need you may have. Good weather would have meant better use of the great outd… More

15 Sep 2013


"location à recommander!!"

Accueil très bon; maison confortable; jardin avec petite piscine; terrasse fort agréable;accès privé au bord de la Vienne; jolie vue sur la Vienne; site calme et reposant dans une région très in… More

27 Aug 2013


"Excellent value for money in a lovely area"

We arrived mid afternoon in glorious hot sunshine and was welcomed by David who had brought us fresh bread from the local boulangerie along with other essentials such as milk, jam and wine!!! Our two boys aged 8 and 10 really enjoyed swimming in a local lake and the plunge pool at the property was larger than expected and was nice to come back to after a long hot day sight seeing. David provides leaflets on absolutely every single tourist attraction/places of interest to suite all tastes and ages. David and his wife Heather were really good hosts, and never intruded on our privacy yet were always on hand to offer advice or help if requested. The property was well maintained and a great base to visit the many places of interest in the area.
The balcony from the main bedroom offered a great place to sit in the evening overlooking the river with a fantastic view.

Thank you once again David and Heather and we hope to visit you again soon.

Donna, Sean, Thomas and Jack

12 Aug 2013



In an amazing position overlooking the river Vienne, with a bedroom balcony to die for! Dave, Heather and Mahrey were perfect hosts - always there when you need them but not overpowering. The pool was an amazing refuge when temperatures got in to the low 40's. The house was comfortable and well appointed with a great deal of privacy and nice size outside areas. Village is close by for essential provisions and a friendly cafe/bar.

19 Mar 2013


"Relaxing, comfortable riverside retreat, love it!"

I travelled to France for a week to relax and unwind. I had found Le Terrier after a web search and it seemed ideal for my needs. The location is lovely, overlooking the river Vienne. The owners, David and Heather, were there to greet me on my arrival. They showed me round, and over a cup of coffee, provided information on local facilities, such as where to find the local bakery, and things to see and do in the area.
I was pleased to find a welcome pack on the table, and the fresh flowers were a lovely touch.
The property was warm, welcoming and very well equipped. The bed was comfortable, with crisp cotton sheets, and the whole property smelt fresh and clean.
The weather was good, warm and sunny, which enabled me to make full use of the pool in the garden, and to spend time reading, laying on a sun lounger with a glass of wine, relaxing heaven!
I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing break in comfortable, well equipped surroundings, and I have already booked for my next visit.

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