If its croissants, great french wine and a relaxing break with a mix of adventure, Chez Sophie should definitely be on your wish list. An easy stroll to the patisserie and an outstanding local butcher. Relax in the fenced back garden with private swimming pool and enj …see more
We decided to return to Chez Sophie after our shorter stay in 2013. The house still felt like home and I suspect it will continue to do so, considering the improvements and additions that the owners k… More
We are glad you loved Chez Sophie again. You are right we will continue to improve the house and furnishings as it is always good to have a fresh approach. Hope we see you again. Regards Rose
“Perfect little French getaway”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2013
Wonderful house in a French village with nearly all the necessary amenities. The house itself is beautifully decorated. The garden is a big plus; lots of privacy and space. We had very nice weather wh… More
Many thanks for your kind comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay,
“Fab property in a great location....we'll be back!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
Loved our stay here, lots if great day trips out & the local lake was fab for relaxing with the kids by. Will definitely recommend to others! … More
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you loved the house and the local area. We would certainly welcome you back, regards Chez Sophie
This wonderful property is located in the Charente region of france, which boasts beautiful unspoilt countryside for either the energetic or persons wanting a relaxed quiet holiday. Please note the beach is a lakeside beach with facilities.
The cottage comprises on th …see more
This property is 5 star +++. The best we have ever stayed in in 20+ years of rentals. Everything was just perfect and more than met our expectations. Spotlessly clean. Huge bedrooms. Masses of towels … More
Thank you Maggie for such a wonderful review. Hope to meet you again sometime as it would be a pleasure!!!
Set in the beautiful Charente countryside, this 3 bedroomed gite has been refurbished to the highest standard. There are two double bedrooms, one with ensuite and a bedroom with bunk beds in the tower for the children. A comfy lounge/ dining room has Uk and French TV , …see more
Le Pressoire de Pierre is situated at the top of the hill in the little hamlet of Puygironde. It is It is renovated from a barn used as an old wine press and retains some of the character features. Inside, the property has been entirely refurbished to provide an elegant …see more
Large studio accommodation in the grounds of a manor house with private pool and delightful large garden. Completely renovated with cooker and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, double sink, fridge. Launderette 2 minute drive. Private woodland leads to the River Charente, …see more
This lovely cottage has an official Tourist Board rating of 4 stars. It is BEST FOR A COUPLE OR A FAMILY WITH TWO SMALLER CHILDREN
FOR COUPLES PRICES OUT OF HIGH SEASON MESSAGE ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU MY BEST PRICE
Official Tourist Board Rating of 3 Stars This luxury …see more
We had a great time at The Courtyard in the Gîte called: "La Maison Cachée". We were very welcome, our little dogs too. Breakfast and dinner were very good. We look forward to visit them again !!… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, I hope to see you and the little "big" dogs again!
"La Petite Grange" is a one bedroomed gite, bathroom en-suite, with additional sleeping in the living area on a single day bed or double sofa bed. It is ideal for a couple or a small family, househunting or sightseeing.You can enjoy a relaxed holiday by the s …see more
“very well equipped property, with excellent swimming pool and friendly host!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
Enough space for parents and two young children (2 & 4 yrs) excellent property with everything we needed. the spacious gardens, fabulous pool allowed for easy entertainment plus a good location with … More
“What are you waiting for”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2014
What strikes you when you arrive at this property is that the owners have completely undersold what is on offer in terms of the property and plot themselves, converted barns completed to a very good s… More
Thanks for such a great review! We enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Linda and Ian
Reviewed 1 Jul 2013
We spent a glorious week here, the sun shined and we had plenty of barbecues outside. The house is bright and spacious with plenty of room. Beautifully renovated by the owners who live on site but who… More
La Belena is set in the middle of 55 acres of its own gardens ,pasture, farm and woodland, and has been converted to a high standard. The gite offers a large open-plan living/dining area with a fully fitted kitchen and exposed stone work and beams, all tastefully deco …see more
We have just returned from the best family holiday we have had in France, the gite, the swimming pool, the dogs and horses and Paula and John have all been fantastic. There is lots to see and do in t… More
Wisteria is a charming rustic cottage which is attached to the 18th century main farm house. It retains many of its original features and was renovated in 2006.It is double glazed and Insulated, so it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, which makes it idea …see more
We felt very well looked after by Alison & Rob, the pool and sitting area were peaceful, it was nice to have ice creams and drinks from the pool side fridge/freezer. The Gite had everything you needed… More
Thank you for this lovely and informative review. We're pleased you felt looked after,.
We enjoyed having you all to stay. I passed on your positive comments to our local restaurant, which they really appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all again! Warm wishes Alison & Rob
Le Four at Le temple is a delightful renovated old stone house for those who wish to enjoy the best of rural France in a French hideaway with lots of pretty old towns, restaurants and places to visit. There are river and lake beaches nearby and the coast is an easy driv …see more
“Everything we needed to make our week so relaxing and enjoyable”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week at Le Four at Le Temple in July 2013. Our journey had a bit of a wobbly start with our hire car but as soon as we arrived at Le Four and were welcomed so warmly by Jean and Mike … More
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. it is true that we certainly had at least one fairly dramatic storm whist you were with us, still it made a good story when Mike got back, didn't it! I have said before that i believe cleanliness and a welcome are so important, especially at the end of a journey and thank you for noticing that. We do hope to see you again at Le Temple. Jean.
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
We regrettably only stayed for one week here, it came to an end all too soon. The house is fabulous and the owners Jean and Mike were fantastic and very helpful. The pool and gardens are a joy to be i… More
Thank you so much. We were sorry to see you go and do hope you will visit us and the area again. Thank you for mentioning the cleanliness, this is something very important to us and we are pleased you and the children enjoyed the house and gardens as much as we have always done.
“Beautiful, spacious house with everything you could need for a perfect holiday.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2012
We have just got back from a 2 week stay with our 6 month old daughter and and my parents and can't wait to go back.
As soon as we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by the owners, Mike and Je… More
Thank you for such a lovely review. We were so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Le Four and do look forward to seeing you all again. It is not easy to show the house and gardens adequately in the advert and our guests have always been very pleasantly surprised on arrival. We do like to be around to help and you are always most welcome to call round for advice, an aperitif or simply to have some salads, tomatoes or herbs from the garden.
Le Cerisier is located in l'Hammeau, in the little village of Longeveau. This two bedroom, ground floor cottage is full of character, offering modern living with the charm of the countryside.The property centres around an open plan living area with plenty of space …see more
Imagine approaching down our 400m drive and discovering at the end of your journey our 2 storey converted barn, situated in a tranquil location surrounded by farmland. There are beautiful views in all directions, especially in sunflower season.The house is adjacent to a …see more
Here at Tranquille Vienne, we have 3 holiday gites available on site. Our Chabanais gite is part of our barn conversion, which has a covered terrace and overlooks the shared garden and pool area.It is ideal for couples and families alike. We are situated in the countrys …see more
Nestling beside the private lake, with use of rowing boat, binoculars for the numerous wildlife and birds , sun loungers to relax and shady areas in the garden to dine alfresco. A tranquil place to relax and unwind .
The cottage has a spacious living room, dining ha …see more
Located on the upper floor of the Manoir itself, this beautiful two bedroom apartment overlooks the picturesque courtyard and the sprawling countryside of the Charente and Dordogne borders.The property provides guests with a generously sized master bedroom, including an …see more
Renovated from an old barn, this three bed cottage offers a contemporary feel with plenty of character and comfort. La Vieille Grange is one of a small cluster of cottages in L'Hammeau, just a couple minutes stroll from Longeveau. There are two bedrooms on the grou …see more
Situated among the sunflower fields and vineyards of South Charente, La Grange is a fabulous new high-end barn conversion made up of 6 bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room, and a huge open-plan double-height cooking, dining, living area. The downstairs three bedro …see more
Le Four à Pain is one of the original gites at Longeveau, located in a corner of the classical French courtyard at Longeveau, under the shade of a magnificent lime tree. This former bakery has been thoughtfully renovated into a charming cottage and retains many of the …see more
Longveau is a paradise for couples and families with young kids.
The atmosphere is super cute (nice clubhouse, with good food and great view), the fascilities perfect (good golf course, nice playg… More
“Utterly relaxing, felt like our own home in the French countryside.”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2013
Really loved this place. Adorable cottage, lots of charm, very peaceful surroundings and a gorgeous swimming pool mainly all to ourselves. The best part was the staff, however, it felt like we'd gone … More
Verina is a fully-modernized 2-storey cottage at the end of a country lane that passes through a farm. It has 5 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and living room. It is the perfect place for a summer holiday. You can while away many hours in the 10 x 5 m swimming pool and …see more
“Life as it should be, peace,quiet tranquillity, and all things needed.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Fantastic rejuvenating holiday, all six adults enjoyed as much, the quiet is audible and was my first remark on arrival.
The house is idyllic with plenty of space for all, two bathrooms and a separat… More
“Groot leuk huis met groot zwembad”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2015
Prima huis, heerlijk rustig, afgelegen!! 900 meter van de openbare weg.
Basic ingericht, maar voldoet helemaal.
Zeer aardige eigenaar.
Lekker zwembad, mooi gelegen, God in Frankrijk!!… More
“August at verina”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
The house is in a lovely location. It is very quiet and peaceful but only a short drive to the shops. We really enjoyed the large pool. The owners family were very friendly and helpful, but not obtrus… More
Newly opened for 2014! Bed and breakfast accommodation.
Our accommodation is perfectly suited to couples and families looking for a quiet retreat in the beautiful valley of the Charente. Conveniently located 25 minutes from Limoges airport and close to all attractions …see more
The Charente is said to be the second sunniest region in France allowing for long summer days and evenings where the pace of life is slower and gentle. The property is in an ideal location to explore not only the Charente also the Dordogne which is 10 mins drive, with N …see more
We have stayed in several gites in France and Bellevue is no.1 on our list. Superb location quiet,rural and fantastic countryside. Ideal for exploring Cognac, Aubuterre, local chateau and musuems… More
“Beautiful gite in a stunning location, a little gem we'll return to again and again.”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
We wanted a quiet two weeks somewhere in a good location for touring the region - this gite was perfect, we could not fault it. Set in stunning countryside, equipped with everything anyone could need… More
Just a few minutes stroll up the hill, Le Potager is built over several levels. It offers comfortable living with traditional character. It comprises a dining / living room on the ground floor with steps up to the kitchen. A double bedroom and two twin bedrooms are loca …see more
Recently renovated barn with central heating and log burner situated in a small hamlet of Mastizon between Chassenon and Chabanais which has all the amenities, in the heart of the charentais countryside.Its location is ideal for all the lakes of the haute Charente givin …see more
As the views are magnificent, the barn has been arranged with the 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor and the living accommodation, kitchen and dining room upstairs. It has been developed in two halves with a shared foyer and utility room. Currently, the owners live …see more
“The perfect French getaway with much more to do for kids than you would imagine!”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
Had a lovely holiday and a great stay in this lovely house. We had everything we need and all the advice and help from Noel & Margaretr on what to do was a massive part of the week being so succesfu… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
Beautiful countryside, great accommodation, relaxation....... we decided to try France this year with our two young children and their Grandad and were not disappointed. Instead of going to the coast … More
This beautiful town centre cottage is fully equipped and ready for your short break or holiday. It is bright and airy and gets lots of sunshine all day round. It has sunny and totally secure walled courtyard which is partlially covered. Smoking is allowed outside in the …see more
This property offers stylish and sophisticated accommodation. Situated in a wing of a beautiful 17th century Château, Chateau Bella has been completely renovated and tastefully decorated and offers peace and tranquillity in a gorgeous setting.Guests have exclusive use …see more
Our Farmhouse is situated in a small hamlet on the edge of the village. The living accommodation is all on the ground floor with easy access from the kitchen area to the dining area outside. We have kept the exposed beams and original stonework in some of the rooms an …see more
A lovingly restored farmhouse , situated in a very quiet and peaceful hamlet in the heart of the Charente, just 9 km from the beautiful historic town of Confolens. Walk, cycle or simply relax around the pool, if you like to be completely stress free and traffic free th …see more
It is ideal for couples and families alike. We are situated in the countryside, with amenities close by in Exideuil (2km) and Chabanais (6km). It's great for walkers and cyclists too with beautiful, quiet roads and views.Here at Tranquille Vienne, we have 3 holiday …see more
Sleeps 4. 1 bedroom tower with sofa in lounge that converts into a double bed. Recently constructed and featuring characteristic qualities that you would expect. The top floor comprises of a large bedroom with kingsize bed and panoramic views over surrounding countrysid …see more
Stone cottage on edge of a village with large garden and excellent views.
Two double bedrooms, one single bedroom with bathroom and further wash basin and two WCs. Second independent cottage all on one level also available just 15 metres away !
Open plan kitchen/dining …see more
Chez les Hirondelles, a spacious three-bedroomed farmhouse, is located in the valley of the River Vienne, classified as an area of outstanding beauty, and has uninterrupted views across the fields to the River Vienne which passes by on its way from the Central Massif mo …see more
This charming cottage, to the rear of the Manoir back garden, was once the home of the most famous pig in France! Although he was obviously well cosseted, he would definitely not recognise his quarters now.
La Porcherie consists of an open plan kitchen, dining and livi …see more
We have just had the pleasure of spending two weeks at Longeveau with our 15 month old toddler!
After quite a long stressful journey we arrived in the dark and the rain with a toddler in full melt d… More
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Relaxing rural setting with children's play area and heated swimming pool. The gite garden is enclosed giving a safe environment for little on …see more