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L'ancienne Forge is a deluxe 'boutique' style
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom family holiday rental in the very heart of the medieval town of Confolens in the Poitou Charente region of France.

 
 

The property houses 6 people in 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, with two showers and toilets both on each of the two floors, extra people can be accommodated on request.

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 ambiance of the town without worrying about taxi journeys. (see handy map of Confolens below)

 
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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 local produce often grown and sold by local gardeners.

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 just chill on 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 open air Swimming Pool with water flumes, again it is aside the River Vienne with idyllic countryside views, what better way to enjoy the glorious summer in the Charente, the region 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!

 
 

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Confolens the town is romantic France at its best, a' tres belle ville'; it is a joy to behold and one of the most attractive old towns in France... but we are very biased! Confolens will embed a special place in your heart, and we hope it becomes your special place, as it is ours!

Owing its name to the word: 'confluence' where rivers meet, Confolens has been a central trade route since Roman times, the Vieux Pont is the towns historic 8th Century Roman span of the wide and calmly majestic river Vienne. The bridge at one stage had three defensive towers along it which can be seen on the towns coat of arms.

The town is Culture & Music biased with many festivals throughout the year with its 'jewel in the crown' the renowned week long international folk music festival in August.

It is self contained with plenty on our doorstep for the family to enjoy a fun, but relaxed and very memorable happy holiday, please have a look at our guide of Entertainment for the family in and around the town on the 'Ville de Confolens' tab (above left).

 
 

We have created an 'Handy map of Confolens' for your use showing the location of our Confolens Holiday Let alongside some places of interest to the tourist and holiday maker.
This is a PDF file and please feel free to download to your computer or smart phone where you will be able to view it on the move, or simply print it.

 
   
 

Confolens lies approximately 40 minutes East of Limoge airport by car, the airport is served by Ryanair with flights from several UK airports including East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford and Manchester.

A very pleasant 1hr 30 minutes flight, the small and efficient airport cuts out the standard hassle of holidaying, and once on the roads, despite being on the opposite side to the UK, they are relaxing to travel on with less cars and population... come, explore and relax.

The Poitou Charente region has mile after glorious mile of countryside, punctuated with beautiful villages, towns and larger cities such as Poitiers (home of the second most popular theme park in France to Euro Disney!) and also the historic home of the Queen of England from where she ruled France, there is plenty to do and explore further afield, whilst using Confolens as a beautiful base for your holiday.

C'est le bonheur!

To book please click on the Bookings tab or email us here: bookings@charenteholidays.com

 

L'ancienne Forge - A family holiday rental in Confolens, Poitou Charente.
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