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Gite La Maison du Passeur

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

This cottage for up to six guests, which is part of a former ferryman’s house, has been sympathetically modernised to provide a really comfortable home from home while retaining its quirky charm. Views over the river and surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the house as well as the secure, private garden.

The large, well-equipped kitchen has a farmhouse table, ideal for gathering for convivial meals. The comfy living room is at the front of the house with views over the river and the surrounding countryside.

From the hallway, which doubles as a workspace, stairs lead up to the bedrooms. The master is at the front of the house, above the living room with those same stunning views. The third bedroom is accessed through the second bedroom providing a suite of two adjoining rooms and is perfect for families. For those who need three separate rooms for sleeping, we provide a sofa bed in the living room.

The bathroom is also upstairs with a bath with shower over. An additional washroom with toilet can be found downstairs off the hallway.

Please note that this is an old historic property with low doorways and lots of internal steps, so please mind your head and watch your step.

Availles-Limouzine is a small town with a rich history on La Vienne river. It is well provided with a bakery, a butcher, a general store and a weekly market so delicious food to cook at home is easy to come by.

For when you don't want to cook at home, La Maison du Passeur is just a few minutes walk from several restaurants and cafe/bars in the town. There are also excellent places to eat and drink in the surrounding towns and villages.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the many well-marked routes around the surrounding countryside and the river provides for fishermen and water-sports enthusiasts alike. There are plenty of places to swim in the area including outdoor pools, designated riverside 'beaches' and the lakes of Charente. Thrill seekers can enjoy bungee-jumping and zip-lining in nearby L'Isle Jourdain.

There is no shortage of attractions in the area and great days out for all the family. Futuroscope is about 1 hour from the house and there are a number of other parks and gardens within an hours drive. History buffs are well-catered too with any number of chateaux and historic towns and villages just waiting to be discovered.

The Circuit du Val de Vienne is just 10km from the house, hosting regular car and motor bike events throughout the year as well as the famous Ferrari weekend, and is a haven for motor sports fans.

The Confolens Music Festival is a popular celebration of world music each year and La Maison du Passeur is well-placed to enjoy the festival, being less than 15 minutes from the centre of Confolens. There are a number of other events and festivals in the region to enjoy throughout the year.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


The gite is part of the former ferryman's house on the banks of the river Vienne

The large well-equipped kitchen

The kitchen looks out on to the pretty garden

Range cooker in the kitchen

Bon Appétit!

River and countryside views from the living room

Sleeping Arrangements

Bed linen

2 Double beds

1 King-size bed

1 Sofa bed


Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking-on-street , Private Garden


Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed , Wheelchair inaccessible

Kitchen & dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Blender, Children's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Location features

River , Village

Bathroom & laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Central heating , Heating available


TV (Cable)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM

Policy and notes

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