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John Haigh
13b Rue de La Fontaine du Guimard


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

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The property houses 6 people in 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WIFI fast and free available around the house and each bedroom.

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)

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 produce often grown and sold by local gardeners from one of the market days in town, or within the region, combine that with the bread for which France is famed, and its even more renowned wine, with very good quality wines available from just two Euros and you have the perfect French evening.

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 take 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 own open air Swimming Pool with water flumes, again it is aside the River Vienne along with countryside views, what better way to enjoy the glorious summer in the Charente, which 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!

We are as central as you can get in the ancient town of Confolens which 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! We will leave it the place itself to embed as special place in your heart, as you fall in love with the place like we did!
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 very 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).

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!


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