La Petite Maison is attached to the main chateau yet completely self-contained. It has a wealth of original features including beautiful mosaic floors downstairs and polished oak floors upstairs, and oak panelled walls. It has four equally-sized bedrooms with antique wash basins and bidets and the three double rooms also feature the original marble fireplaces. There is a salon and separate dining room, together with a kitchen fitted with modern appliances. The kitchen and salon have doors leading out onto the extensive gardens with access to the 8 m diameter swimming pool. In the rear garden is a separate covered area for eating, together with its own barbecue. In the front garden there is a children's play area with swings.
La Petite Maison
Domaine de Villechaise
Two luxurious cottages with superb facilities for swimming, tennis and carp fishing at Domaine de Villechaise - a magnificently restored small French chateau in one of the prettiest parts of the Charente, close to the famous village of Confolens. Both cottages are very large, cool and airy. They have modern facilities but have been carefully renovated to keep the French style and feel. The gardens and grounds of the chateau extend to 25 acres with hundreds of magnificent trees, shrubs and flowering plants, and support an amazing variety of birds and wildlife. There are excellent facilities for adults and children alike. Each cottage has a swimming pool, and there is a tennis court and large lake, the latter being well-stocked with coarse fish including some large carp. Badminton, table tennis, croquet and boules are also available within the grounds and golf courses are nearby. The famous cities of Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme (with their airports) are all within a 1 hour drive.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 31 Oct 2018
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Fantastic holiday home, spacious , characterful and close to all amenities
We were x2 families of 3 sharing le petite maison , we found the peaceful large space ideal for us and our teenagers, great to have outdoor games to keep us all entertained aswell and a fab pool to laze around. All the bedrooms were large so no arguments there and having Confolens on our doorstep was a great added bonus .. we definitely hope to be back soon,
Utterly charming house and owners
We can wholly recommend staying here, where do I start... the house and grounds are beautiful, the location is tranquility itself and the facilities were perfect.
We stayed as a group of 8 in Le Petit Maison and it never felt too small, plenty of room in the pool too!
Not too far from the pretty medieval town of Confolens and a good couple of supermarkets nearby too.
John and Philippa were great onsite hosts and very helpful for local knowledge.
We left very relaxed and hope to come back again next year.
Thanks for a wonderful break, James, Ginnette, Amelia, Lucy, John, Yasmin, Hannah and Adam
Many thanks for your comments - it would be a pleasure to host you again!
Fantastic location and property, everything you could want for a fantastic French holiday.
Beautiful main house, the holiday rentals are perfect for family’s. The gardens are beautiful and combined with the swimming pools makes it a great location to laze about all day with or without children.
Lovely fishing lake for those wishing to spend a few hours sat relaxing waiting for a fish to bite.
Having visited France on many occasions staying in holiday rentals this house is excellent and John and Phillipa are lovely owners.
My only small recommendation would be to make some fans available. It was an exceptionally hot summer and sleeping some nights was difficult.
Other than that loved everything about it, will come again and recommend to others.
Domaine de Villechaise is in the hamlet named after it - Villechaise - on the D59 just 3 km south of Confolens in the Charente region. It is convenient for the shops and restaurants of Confolens and within easy reach of the famous cities and airports of Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme.
The Charente is an unspoilt and uncrowded region, criss-crossed by the wide clear waters of the Charente and Vienne rivers. There are rolling hills with pastures dotted with woodland - ideal terrain for rambling, following history-studded paths and deserted river banks. The wildlife is abundant - nightingales sing with nightjars in the evenings, red squirrels run across lawns and buzzards fly overhead.
There are plenty of sites to see and activities in the area - for both adults and children alike - including adventure parks, zoos, white water canoeing, museums and the famous Confolens music festival in August. There are also a number of courses in the area for the avid golfer.
Other Activities: Badminton, tennis, swimming pools, table tennis, croquet, boules, carp fishing
Golf: The two nearest golf courses are at St Junien (20 min drive) and Mortemart (40 min drive). There are many more courses a little further away.