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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, medieval house in the heart of Confolens

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Shower room, 2 toilet, In Medieval Confolens

L'ancienne Forge is a deluxe 'boutique'

4 Bedroom, 2 shower room and 2 toilets, luxury family holiday rental in the very heart of the very beautiful medieval town of Confolens in Poitou Charente region of France.

FREE FAST WIFI FOR OUR GUESTS, throughout the house and every bedroom.

Wine on arrival as warm welcome from us to our home, beautiful confolens and region.

The property houses 6 people in 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms.

There is UK domestic satellite tv (Not French domestic) in the living space, 6 seats around the dining table all in a stylish setting, ambient lighting, all new furnishings. Two grey leather settees and elegant comfortable surroundings in the living room. Additionally for the extra enjoyment of our guests we have a PS3 with wide range of games, including a DVD / bluray player, with DVD film library for all the family to enjoy holiday time together after a day exploring this wonderful town and Charente region.

The house is located down a quiet side lane within view of the river and its bridges, it is very central in the most historic area of Confolens, and as such all the lovely bars and restaurants in town are all on our doorstep or just a short picturesque walk away, you can leave the car parked and embrace the friendly ambience of the town without worrying about taxi journeys.

Every bedroom and living room windows have 'garde corps', a French balcony guard, that apart from being a very traditional and attractive part of French architecture, do serve a very important safety aspect at height for holiday makers to enjoy a safe holiday at L'ancienne Forge Holiday Let Confolens.

We have created a stylish French holiday let that has everything you would expect to self cater should you wish to dine and relax at 'home', and enjoy the fresh, extra tasty organic produce often grown and sold by local gardeners from one of the market days in town, or within the region, combine that with the bread for which France is famed, and its even more renowned wine, with very good quality wines available from just two Euros and you have the perfect French evening.

A beautiful outside public park and picnic area is just 200 metres from our door! This 'beach' on the the river Vienne is just a small walk from the house, it sits on a picturesque point on the river in between a beautiful weir with water mill and the towns road bridge. There is a sandy beach zone in the Summer season, so take a picnic basket and enjoy a meal in the fresh air in an amazing setting on one of the several picnic benches or take a blanket; this area has the added holiday atmosphere of boat hire from the professional kayak and boat hire situated here during high season.

A further walk up the river and you reach Confolens own open air Swimming Pool with water flumes, again it is aside the River Vienne along with countryside views, what better way to enjoy the glorious summer in this Charente, which is second only to the Cote d'azur for Sunshine hours and temperatures! Pull up a sun bed, take a dip, have fun, and don't forget the sun cream!

There is adequate and convenient free parking just near the house on the quiet street adjacent, and the house is settled away from any traffic, so a tranquil invigorating stay awaits you.

There are a number of French and English bars and restaurants to enjoy within the town all a short pleasant walk away.. so no taxi's required, enjoy the local wine! All with the beautiful backdrop of this gorgeous little town, a beautiful river-scape panorama, fine examples of historic half timber architecture and picturesque square, and church with its dramatic lit Gothic tower, gives this jewel of the Charente an almost fairytale like quality!

All surrounded everywhere for miles and miles with the most stunning countryside, vineyards and wildlife. It has something for everyone!

This beautiful medieval town itself sits on either bank of the wide river Vienne in the Poitou Charente region of South West France, it is 40 minutes by car from Limoge airport (27 miles) which is well served, and incredibly economical by Ryanair from several British airports.

Confolens town is preserved and highlighted as a town of special historic significance with its 8th century Roman bridge spanning the wide river, and is one of France' Petite Cites de Caractere!

The town is self contained and well serviced with plenty of shops and two supermarkets, intermarche and lidl, with regular markets and always something going on during summer festival season.

The confolens international music festival attracts thousands of people during a week in early August (9-15th August 2017) a happy carnival atmosphere where music fills the streets. We recommend early booking for this as central accommodation is highly sought after during this period.

The city of Poitiers with its many churches and spires hosts the second most popular theme park in France (Futurescope) is 45 minutes away by car.

Angouleme is the main city of the region, the beautiful Cognac (the actual city), Limoge, and La Rochelle and Bordeaux on the coast are all lovely cities well worth a visit. Royen is probably the closest coastal resort at just under 2 hour drive through miles of Bordeaux vineyards.

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16 August, 2018

Why John chose Confolens

I fell in love with this town, and the history that envelopes it, within this beautiful romantic town on the banks of the Vienne.

The house is set in the very old quarter of the medieval town of Confolens, with neighbouring streets of timber framed houses, it is like walking through time, romantic and peaceful, just a couple of minutes stroll with your baguette and wine and you are at the very beautiful riverside park/beach and picnic area, the majestic architecture of the two bridges spanning the river to one side and the large weir to the other.

The house is down a quiet side lane within view of the tree lined river, very peaceful but so central too.

What makes this house unique

At the very heart of this relaxed medieval town, In the centre ville. Forget the car, everything is on your doorstep, relax and walk to the nearby restaurants, bars and entertainment within this tres belle vibrant town.

The river Vienne and its bridges are visible from the top floor bedrooms.

A full boutique holiday rental in the centre of things, an luxury home from home.

Kayaking is available 200 metres away.

There is a beautiful beach/park area just 200 metres from our door! and an outdoor swimming pool with slides and diving boards just as short walk down the river vienne.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Confolens in Charente

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We provide a nice environment for an enjoyable holiday. We would like guests to leave the property as they found it... clean and tidy. Thankyou.
  • Please turn water on in ensuite shower unit whilst in the cabin to prevent flooding onto floor outside. Children should be supervised in their use.
  • Please ensure the velux window in bedroom 4 is closed or tilted to not allow rain in when rain is expected or when leaving the property for a while.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With vanity unit and mirror, on the second floor
    Toilet and shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern shower room and toilet, tiled with modern shower.
  • There is a stylish 'bathroom' on each floor both with Shower, toilet and basin. The second floor bathroom is within bedroom 4 and incorporates luxury shower cabin with massage jets and serves the top floor. With a family the showers and toilet facilities can be used by all in the party.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Double On the second floor, bright and airy
    Master double bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large cool Master bedroom, lavishly decorated on first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Bedroom 4, Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Bedroom 3, connected to Bedroom 2. Second floor
  • The first bedroom is large and cool double with storage cupboards and lavishly decorated in our boutique style, its is accessed via the high entrance hall stairway, it is aside the toilet and shower room. The 3 further bedrooms are up the second wooden stairway to the second floor, turn left for a our second large double with storage, bright and airy with access to bedroom 3 which would be great for children as only accessed through bedroom 2. The fourth is a long bedroom with wardrobe room and velux window, with a comfortable bed that would be spacious for one, with attached luxury shower room and toilet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, medieval house in the heart of Confolens
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Top accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at this property, it was fantastic! This house is an absolute gem in a scenic rural location, a little beautiful town. We were welcomed with a glass of wine (or a cold beer) and a full tour of the property. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness, quality and comfort of this house. It's a really lovely house, fully equiped, well decorated and super cosy! The house has so much character and has retained lots of its original features. Thank you for top quality accomodation! We left this property feeling very relaxed. We would definitely recommend this house and would return again without hesitation. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nettes altes Stadthaus

  • 4 of 5

Sehr nett und liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus in der Nähe des Flusses Vienne....! Gastgeber John ist sehr unkompliziert gewesen mit allem.

Leider war es manchmal nachts laut, wenn Gäste durch die Straßen liefen.

Confolens ein idyllischer Ort, aber leider ausgestorben und wenig offene Restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Chez Erics
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
Art the
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
River Vienne Beach/kayak/picnic area
Car: recommended

Confolens is a beautiful, historic town in the Poitou Charente region of France.

Located just 35 mins. east of Limoge airport.

Vibrant, beautiful and lively most of the year, Confolens is a cultural centre with many arts and music based festivals including the renowned week long Confolens Music Festival in August.

This picturesque town is a feast for the eyes with the wide river Vienne and its wiers, its beautiful ancient Roman bridge, impressive church and square, alongside the streets of medieval architecture; and glorious surrounding countryside, it is the romantic essence of everything French.

A self contained ville with many friendly bars and restaurants on the doorstep, but equally will serve as a great central base to explore the greater Charente surrounding regions.

Confolens is a very beautiful medieval town on the banks of the river Vienne in the Poitou Charente region of South West France, it is preserved and highlighted of special historic significance and is one of France' Petite Cites de Caractere!

The characterful town of Confolens can boast a wide variety of Restaurants, bars and entertainment for all the family, it is self contained with two supermarkets and plenty of other specialist shops to ensure you have a convenient and enjoyable stay in one of the jewels of the Charente region.

Throughout summer, and particularly around the first week in August the town comes to life with bands from world wide and music filling the streets giving a happy carnival atmosphere.

Local attractions within walking distance of the house are.. Outdoor swimming pools with diving and flumes.

English Fish and Chip shop.


Several quality bars and restaurants.

In a quiet side lane near the river.

Beach/picnic area at side of the lovely river Vienne 300m away.

Kayak and peddle boat hire 300m away.

2 large supermarkets in town.

A wide range of speciality shops throughout town.

Gorgeous countryside walks all around.

Picnic area and castle at side of river Vienne in St Germain du Confolens. 3k drive following the river.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Confolens, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
12 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Nightly Rate
21 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Years Week 2017
29 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.20 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Please ensure the house is returned to the clean state it was in at start of your stay.
Please do not smoke strictly anywhere in the house or at windows or bedrooms.
Towels are supplied.
Security deposit of €100 taken via paypal and refunded at end of stay, to cover any potential loss and damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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