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La Coldebouye, Exideuil Sur Vienne, 16150

You’ll find a relaxed, comfortable period house with beautifully appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. There’s a terrace for the warm days and a wood burner for the cooler spring and autumn.

It’s an ideal location for short breaks, touring or for a long journey stop over. We are also happy to welcome those staying for longer periods whilst French house hunting. We are 30 minutes from Limoges airport (Flybe and Ryanair), 5 hours by car from St Malo and 10 minutes from the market town of Chabanais our nearest railway station.

There’s so much to do and see. You can enjoy picturesque walks and cycle routes or swim, fish and horse ride. There are historic sites, brandy houses, pretty towns and medieval villages to explore.

Description of La Maison avec Rouge Volets Bed & Breakfast:

Bedroom 1
This room has a very comfortable king size double bed. There is also a large sofa. that converts to a small double bed which is ideal for children. You also have the facility to make hot drinks at any time of the day. The bathroom (exclusive to this room) has a toilet, basin and shower.

Bedroom 2
This room has a comfortable double bed. You also have the facility to make hot drinks at any time of the day. The bathroom (exclusive to this room) has a toilet, basin and shower. This room also has a desk (with electric sockets near) for guests using portable laptops etc.

Hairdryers and electrical plug adapters are available for guests use.

The generous continental breakfast (included in the price) can be taken on the terrace in warmer months. A full, english style breakfast is available at a supplement.

The village has shops including a bakery, chemist and general store. There is also a bar/restaurant. Chabanais, which is a 5 minute drive from us, also has numerous bars and cafes. However we do offer a family style evening meal, at a supplement, if you prefer. This will be prepared using fresh seasonal produce with vegetables from our garden.

There is a lounge for guests use at any time. There are games and a wood burner for those colder afternoons and evenings when its nice to relax after a walk along the Vienne. WiFi is also available.

We look forward to meeting you soon.
David and Angela

The area is surrounded by places of interest, stunning green countryside and numerous lakes. Walking, cycling and fishing are on the doorstep and can be enjoyed at any tme of the year.

Within 30 minutes:
Confolens : this attractive town has a beautiful 13th Century bridge spanning the Vienne together with a good many 15th and 16th Century houses lining the streets. The town is probably best known for hosting an International Folk Festival which attracts hundreds of performers and thousands of visitors each August.
Chassenon : the site of Gallo-Roman thermal baths.
Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure : Resistance Memorial and museum explaining the role of the resistance in the Charente.
Rochechouart : known as the capital of 'the countryside of the meterorite'is a pretty walled town with an impressive Chateau.
Brigueuil : picturesque fortified walled town.
Rochebeaucourt : the beautiful Chateau built in the 11th Century.
Lacs de Haute Charente : plenty of activities including sailing, swimming, walking, cycling and horseriding. (www.lacs-de-haute-charente.com).
Lac de Saint-Mathieu : walking, swimming, bar, games.
Roumazieres-Loubert, Pres de Peyras : fishing, swimming, pedalos, cycling and walking.
Oradour-sur-Glane : the village preserved after the massacre of all the residents in June 1944.

Within 60 minutes:
Angouleme : is a city built on a rocky promontory. There are a wealth of museums and other sites of interest. The city is also known as the international home of the Comic Strip. Every September the streets are turned into a vintage race circuit as classic cars tour through the streets and the local countryside. (www.angouleme-tourisme.com)
Limoges : probably best known for its porcelain and enamelware. In the city centre are two medieval quarters with charming streets. There are also subterranean tunnels which can be visited and many other museums and beautiful architecture including the magnificent railway station. (www.limoges-tourisme.com)

Within 90 minutes:
Cognac and Jarnac : the home of brandy and Armagnac.
Brantome : known by some as the Venice of the Dordogne. The town is classed as one of the Les Plus Beaux Detours

Visitor Reviews

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accueil très chaleureux
Review by: Ghislaine Shelley, Nov 3 2015 7:26PM
Nous avons passés 3 nuits dans cette chambre d'hote fin octobre:début novembre 2015 et avons passé de très bons moments avec un couple très accueillant et sympatique.

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Directions to La Maison avec Rouge Volets

Our address is: La Coldebouye, 16150, Exideuil sur Vienne, France

Exideuil sur Vienne is 5 k to the west of Chabanais. Travelling from Limoges direction you should continue on the N141 through Chabanais following the direction Angoulême N141. Around two kilometres after leaving Chabanais take the first exit on the roundabout signpost Exideuil D370. Follow the road into the village. A little after crossing the railway line you will see the baker and pharmacy on your left and the bar on your right. Take the right turn by the bar signpost Chirac D165 (and La Coldebouye).

After crossing the river the road starts to climb and around 500 metres later you will see La Coldebouye. Parking is on the left hand side of the road behind the wall. The house is a few more metres up the road – please be careful of traffic as you walk to the house.

Travelling from Angoulême direction follow the N141 signpost Limoges. Around 4 kilometres after driving through La Péruse you will come to a roundabout. Take the fourth exit signpost Exideuil D370 and then follow the instructions above.

Travelling from Confolens direction take the D948 signpost Limoges. After around 12 kilometres (after passing through Chabrac) take the right hand turn signpost Chabanais D29. After a further 6 kilometres you will be in Chabanais. At the junction turn right signpost Angoulême/Rochechouart N141. Continue to follow directions as if you are travelling from Limoges.

Train Stations:

Exideuil-sur-Vienne - 5 minutes (limited stops)
Chabanais - 10 minutes
Angoulême & Limoges - both around 50 minutes


Limoges - 40 minutes
Poitiers & Bergerac - 2 hours

Ferry Ports:

All Channel ports around 6 hours

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min. max. min. max.
extra bed.
(2 pers.)
2 55 65 346 409 Yes


Handicapped Access
Dinner served
Animals accepted
Credit cards accepted

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