We had good weather and were comfortable in this little cottage which was well equipped and close to all amenities. The village is really lovely - not many small villages boast a castle and an wonderful old church all in the meander of a river which has been dammed to form a reservoir lake. The walk around the village next to the river is very pretty and we did it several times in both directions.
We were not there long enough to do much other than go briefly into the Mervent forest and into Fontenay le Comte which has an outstanding Saturday market. The local auberge in vouvant is a good basic place for everyday meals complete with what seemed like a strong resident English population frequenting it!