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“Tastefully renovated old house in beautiful...”
Living room dining room, elegant and airy with uk tv, dining for 6. Two leather settees
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Living room dining room, elegant and airy with uk tv, dining for 6. Two leather settees
Our logo for the L'ancienne Forge, and historic building that served as a forge and Blacksmiths.
Wood Panelled impressive hall way
First floor Landing looking down to the entrance hallway.
Landing at top of entrance hallway, with doors to the Main Bedroom, Shower and toilet, and Kitchen
Hallway first floor, leads to Master bedroom, Shower room & toilet, and Kitchen.
Designer dining in our stylish open plan living room/dining room
Designer boutique dining and living area.
Dining and Living space, feature designer lighting gives a stylish dining space, orginal Oak floor.
Top hallway
Bedroom 2, Double bed, very comfortable and stylish, with double wardrobe.
Bedroom 2, Double room, top floor
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4.with velux, tv and DVD collection and ensuite
The sculptural look of the ensuite within bedroom 4.
Luxury ensuite adjacent to bedroom 4 on the second floor
View from the old Roman bridge to the other road bridge
L'ancienne forge by night on a quiet side street near the river
The centre of Confolens, beautiful half timbered houses border the town square, with church above
We are here!
Beautiful Confolens, this view is 100m from the house.
Confolens town centre, beautiful summer day, market day with the fresh produce from the region.
The historic fountain de Guimard down our road and near the Roman bridge, and river
View from the town beach area, aside the river vienne, beautiful picnic area and kayak hire. 200m
Confolens during music festival time early August for a week every year.
beautiful confolens from the main road bridge, approx 50 metre from our door
St Germain de Confolens, 5km from our house, historic castle ruins, and beautiful river side picnic
The majestic river vienne
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Confolens, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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2seniorso...
sheffield england
Level 6 Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Tastefully renovated old house in beautiful medieval town”
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2018

Four of us spent a week at this rental property. The house was, many years ago, a forge and has been tastefully renovated, using a combination of old and new furniture and modern facilities, but at the same time keeping many of the original features. It has two large double bedrooms with very comfortable beds, and two shower rooms, one with a multi jet shower. There are two other, smaller bedrooms with three quarter beds, one in a separate bedroom, the other leading off one of the doubles.

The location is excellent, just around the corner from the river and the old footbridge, across which is the main part of the town with many small shops, butcher, grocery, bakery/patisserie etc. There are also several bar/cafes and a wonderful English owned fish and chip restaurant, either eat in or takeaway. Fantastic fish and chips. The best bakery is not on this side of the town. Instead, opposite the front of the house is a flight of steps, at the top of these, right turn and a short walk is a wonderful bakers, their patisserie is divine. Two major supermarkets (Intermarche and Lidl) are a short drive).

Confolens is a typical ancient, rural French town with much to explore. Although the house does not have any outside space, just a short walk of 5-7 minutes is a small park area alongside the river, really nice to sit there, relax, fish or feed the ducks (who are very persistent and partial to grapes). A few kilometers drive is a small village, Sainte Germaine de Confolens that has a similar larger park area at the riverside with picnic tables, small snack bar and toilets. In the attached field is a rare, endangered Poitou shaggy donkey who loves to be talked to. This village is very quaint and pretty and has an interesting ruined fort/chateau on the hill to explore, with great views from the top.

Within 45 minutes to an hour's drive are other bigger towns/cities, Futurscope, a theme park based on film is near Poitiers, about an hour's drive. The coast is about two hours away. This is a really lovely area to visit, very quiet, scenic and relaxing but with plenty of interesting things to see and do not too far away. This quirky old house is a lovely place to stay and I can recommend both the house and the area.

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Management Response
Jul 11, 2018
Thanks for the review Glad you had a fantastic stay !! See you soon
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Richard W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Historically fantastic,the ideal relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2018

Fantastic property set in the old town and surrounded by outstanding countryside . The accommodation has been decorated very tastefully in a boutique style with many of the properties original features in situ and is a credit to the owner,everything you need to make your stay relaxing and chilled .Comfortable beds meant a good nights sleep after our eventful exploring .Close to the magnificent river Vienne I was only sorry I didn't take my fishing tackle ! Fresh bread daily from the local boulangerie only 5 mins walk (fantastic pastries !!)
A short scenic walk over the bridge on the river and you are in the small town and a choice of shops,bars etc are located.The fish and chips from the local chippy are fantastic ! A nice picnic area and pop up bar can be found a few miles drive in St Germaine under the shadow of the impressive castle .I would recommend a trip to Oradour -sur-Glane a walk around these 2nd world war ruins untouched since the horrors that happened there in 1944 are very sobering.
All in all a truly fantastic place and I look forward to returning very soon.
PS The Grimbergen beer is very very nice !

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2018
Thanks for your kind words Richard, very happy you found the house, town and region to your families liking. And yes everything is just perfect with the scent and taste of a grimbergen nearby ! . Abientot! See you soon!
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1 review
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed August 13, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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!

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ggeng
Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic place cant wait to go back”
Reviewed April 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

It is beautifully decorated, relaxing and comfortable.
We really loved it here.
Confolens is a very beautiful and peaceful place. We sat and had a picnic by the vienne river. bliss.
Its the perfect base to see all the wonderful sights near by.

Its a great way for the kids to see the French culture and practice there French.

Lovely resturants to sit , relax and have a lovely glass of wine.

We went to futurescope definatley worth a visit.

Cant wait to book for next year. We really had a fantastic time.

Can Highley recommend this wonderful place.

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
May 2, 2017
Thankyou for your wonderful comments and really happy you had an amazing stay at L'ancienne forge confolens.
Abientot
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Karina W
1 review
“Ms”
Reviewed April 2, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Just returned from a wonderful stay at L'ancienne forge. Centrally located and really did feel as though I was experiencing the real, historical France. A short flight away, extremely easy and convenient from the airport. True escapism in an instant. Encompassing the Bordeaux wine and Cognac regions. Have visited France before but not stayed anywhere so uniquely or individually appealing. The neighbourhood is quaint, pretty and very historic, with medieval timber framed houses leading up to L'ancienne forge adding to its charm. Beautifully decorated, The attention to detail is something else!!! Yet so incredibly spacious. Very close to a nice Fish and chip shop owned by a lovely English couple and adjacent to a nice picnic area and river. Can't praise it enough :-)

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