La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is furnished beautifully. From the moment you walk through the door you know you are going to have a wonderful holiday."
Longère Louise:

“Lovely house, lovely stay! 
The location was perfect and the large garden was super for the children. The house is clearly well taken care of."

La Poste des Gardes:

“Beautiful house, perfectly presented, in a wonderful location. Much more than a holiday house - it is an entree into French village life."
Longère Louise:

"The cottage is stunningly beautiful and renovated to a very high standard. 
The gardens are private and totally relaxing."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A relaxing fun holiday in a home away from home. 
Our accommodation this year was the most comfortable and spacious we have experienced."


Longère Louise:

"If you are looking for an oasis of rustic French charm in the depth of the peaceful and rural countryside then this is the destination for you."
La Poste des Gardes:
 
"It was so comfortable that it was difficult to leave. The balcony is a real haven as the breeze from the river flows in and cools the hottest days."

Longère Louise:

"For us the real retreat was the haven just outside the front door, to sit there with all day sun or gain shade from the many plants."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A beautiful and well equipped house. It was superbly clean and had everything we needed at hand to keep a family of five very happy."


Longère Louise:

"Upstairs was a dream, two large romantic bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds/bedding along with the large downstairs bathroom."
La Poste des Gardes:

"From the beginning when you decide to concrete the quality of your holiday with staying at La Poste you will find the whole process seamless." 

Longère Louise:

"The garden is huge with lots to explore. We enjoyed lunch on the south-facing terrace and our evening meal on the west-facing terrace."

La Poste des Gardes:

"We adored the river terrace. It was a delightful start to the day and a relaxing end to the evening as well, after the children went to bed."

Longère Louise:

"An ideal retreat. It is beautifully presented with a super family size kitchen and a delightful garden for the children to play and explore in."

La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and very clean; it catered easily for six adults and a baby.
We will definitely return."

Longère Louise:

"The house itself is in a quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours. You are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers. Idyllic!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Perfect! Right from arriving it was relaxing. The house is comfortable, well equipped and the river terrace was definitely our favourite spot."

Longère Louise:

"Spectacular! A wonderful holiday meeting all my expectations and more. We achieved relaxtion - very rare for a mother of three!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Availles is wonderful to walk around - all sorts of loops and little tracks present themselves. The village is much larger than it first appears."
Longère Louise:

"Tranquil hamlet, beautiful cottage, spacious garden, perfect stay! A wonderful holiday in a charming cottage. We'd love to do it again"
La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is beautifully located in the town and furnished to the very highest of standards, having everything you would need for a holiday."

Longère Louise:

"Super retreat in the Vienne! Home comforts abound, comfortable beds supplied, kitchen fully equipped. All you need is your food and drink."

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Poitou-Charentes Gîtes ... Your Way

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LA CHATELLENIE 

This beautiful hotel and restaurant is situated right in the heart of the village of Availles. It offers you a very warm welcome in a homely and well-cared for restaurant. It's a great place to sample the creative and refined cuisine prepared by the chef here. It is a charming restaurant and consistently offers a really pleasurable dining experience. The chef's refined cuisine is created using carefully chosen local produce. It is a real delight to take time over your meal on the patio while you take in the bustling village life.

This beautiful hotel and restaurant is situated right in the heart of the village of Availles.

It offers you a very warm welcome in a homely and well-cared for restaurant.

It's a great place to sample the creative and refined cuisine prepared by the chef here.

It is a charming restaurant and consistently offers a really pleasurable dining experience.

The chef's refined cuisine is created using carefully chosen local produce.

It is a real delight to take time over your meal on the patio while you take in the bustling village life.


 

MACADAM CAFÉ

This café/bar is a stone's throw away from the house and is a really great spot for getting to grips with French village life. It has long opening hours and a sizeable pavement café where you can soak up French food, French wine and French life. This is the hub of village life where folk meet to play cards, darts, pool and table football. The Macadam frequently organises events, such as paella evenings. The food is traditional French fare and prices are very reasonable.

This café/bar is a stone's throw away from the house and is a really great spot for getting to grips with French village life.

It has long opening hours and a sizeable pavement café where you can soak up French food, French wine and French life.

This is the hub of village life where folk meet to play cards, darts, pool and table football.

The Macadam frequently organises events, such as paella evenings.

The food is traditional French fare and prices are very reasonable.

 


CÉCILE PIZZAS

Cécile runs a really convenient pizza service and is located in the Macadam Café very near the house. You can just drop in or call and order exactly what pizza you require. She also offers fantastic salads and kebabs. Pop back a little later and take it home to enjoy a TV dinner! The quality of the pizzas is second to none and Cécile offers friendly customer service.

 


A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD

Head over to Confolens if you are looking for more choice. The old town centre and the banks of the river offer restaurants and cafés with plenty of diversity to suit all palates. Here are a few you may wish to try:

 RESTAURANT EMERAUDE

Whether you choose a table in the spacious dining room or a spot on the sunny terrace, it's hard to escape the sight and sound of the beautiful River Vienne. The subtle yet sophisticated décor coupled with the really relaxed atmosphere guarantee that this will be a most pleasurable dining experience. The chef offers traditional French cuisine using locally sourced produce.

Whether you choose a table in the spacious dining room or a spot on the sunny terrace, it's hard to escape the sight and sound of the beautiful River Vienne.

The subtle yet sophisticated décor coupled with the really relaxed atmosphere guarantee that this will be a most pleasurable dining experience.

The chef offers traditional French cuisine using locally sourced produce.

 


RESTAURANT LA MÈRE MICHELET

This restaurant is a little way out of the town centre but is within easy walking distance, is well established and offers good service. It has three dining rooms as well as a bar and terrace for aperitifs. The chef likes to produce local and regional specialities so this is a good spot to try them out. You can choose from a set menu or à la carte.

This restaurant is a little way out of the town centre but is within easy walking distance.

It is well established and offers good service.

It has three dining rooms as well as a bar and terrace for aperitifs.

The chef likes to produce local and regional specialities so this is a good spot to try them out.

You can choose from a set menu or à la carte.

 


LA FRINGALE

Chez Booby's is a fantastic bar and restaurant in the heart of this medieval town. The atmosphere at Bobby's is the best you can find. It's always buzzing with people and you are guaranteed to be well looked after. The staff concentrate on bringing you the best in traditional French cuisine so fussy eaters will be very much at home here. Live events are a regular feature at Bobby's, including live music, karaoke, seasonal celebrations and themed events. It's a fantastic venue and a must-visit when you are in Confolens.

La Fringale is a fantastic bar and restaurant in the heart of this medieval town.

The atmosphere at La Fringale is the best you can find.

It's always buzzing with people and you are guaranteed to be well looked after.

The staff concentrate on bringing you the best in traditional French cuisine so fussy eaters will be very much at home here.

Live events are a regular feature at La Fringale, including live music, karaoke, seasonal celebrations and themed events.

It's a fantastic venue and a must-visit when you are in Confolens.

 


CAFÉS AND BARS IN CONFOLENS

Confolens is bursting with pavement cafés and bars so you are sure to find one to your taste. Here are a few suggestions: 

TERRASSE SUR LA VIENNE:If you a prefer a slightly more casual dining experience the you should give this a try. The Terrasse sur la Vienne is a bar and restaurant very near to the Vieux Pont and, as the name suggests, it offers a sizeable terrace directly on the banks of the river. They are open for lunch and evening meal and often host music events in the evenings.

CAFÉ DES SPORTS: This café occupies a premium spot on the town square and has a lovely sunny terrace. It offers a basic menu for urgent appetites! Prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is good. 

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