La Belle Maison and la Petite Maison self catering holiday cottages are beautiful, family friendly, holiday homes in the tiny hamlet of Le Bois de Pommeau. The houses nestle on the side of a small rounded outcrop of lush fields rising from the river Goire which flows around the foot of the hill. Confolens is within a short walk, with Poitiers and Angouleme only an hour away and Limoges even closer. The Vienne Valley is a beautiful part of the Poitou Charente area of France with plenty of places of interest and many activities to keep everyone entertained throughout their visit.
The owners, Stuart and Maggie, live nearby and will maintain a discrete distance whilst being available to ensure you have a wonderful time. The "gites” have been lovingly renovated from mere shells by Stuart and Maggie with help from their children and they are finished to an extremely high standard both inside and out. The exterior walls have been lime rendered in the traditional Vendéen style known as “Pierre Apparent” or “Pierre Vu” – which means the stones of the wall are visible through the render finish. Inside there are lovely lime rendered walls with the odd piece of stonework peeking through. The wood has been cleaned up and stained to show the glorious French oak at its best – revealed beams throughout but the bedrooms with their apex ceilings are sensational. Each cottage has its own private parking as well as a large private garden with a terrace, pergola and plenty of lawn to play croquet on, not forgetting their own private splash pool to play in.
Le Bois de Pommeau is a family-owned smallholding with an impressive “potager” (fruit & vegetable garden) and collection of friendly animals.
There is plenty to do at Le Bois de Pommeau or within walking distance - you can fish or splash about in the River Goire, stroll around enjoying the pastoral views or slowly wend your way through the beautiful valley enjoying the flora and fauna into Confolens. Spotting lizards, hoopoes and buzzards can become an addictive pastime!