Tranquille Vienne Gites

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Our Gites


 Our gite complex comprises of a 3 bedroomed cottage and 2, two bedroomed gites - all offering UK and French TV, comfortable and affordable accommodation with character.  Each gite has it's own private area for relaxing.   With garden furniture provided either in your garden (for the Confolens Gite) or on your own terrace (Chabanais and Rochechouart Gites).  

The gites are set in just under an acre of gardens, with a shared above ground swimming pool (9.15m x 5m), swing, table tennis, table football, trampoline and room to play - perfectly safe for the kids.  They are available as individual gites or for group bookings.  We can accommodate from 2 to 14 people & baby (safety gates, cot, highchair, pushchair and baby bath available)

Also we can offer the advantage of off road parking for all guests and undercover parking in our hangar for motorbikes.  

Produce from our vegetable patch is also on offer when in season and is generally offered as a complimentary gift on arrival - cherry tomatoes, courgettes, charentaise melons, lettuce, pumpkins, potatoes, onions - you name it - we grow it!  Free range eggs also available to buy on site from our chickens!

This is a photo taken from the back of our property, showing part of our lawned area and our Chabanais & Rochechouart Gites

The pool

Location of the Gites

Tranquille Vienne Gites are situated close to the Charente/Limousin border; 5km away from the local market town of Chabanais which has shops, bars, restaurants and the weekly French market, every Thursday. Confolens is 15 minutes away, St Junien 20 minutes and Limoges Bellegarde Airport is 35 minutes.  The capital of Charente, Angouleme is a 40 minute drive south-west of us.  We have many lakes around the area offering man-made beaches, snack bars and watersports.  Les Lacs de Haute Charente are only 10 minutes for watersports, beaches and fishing.


Peyras is a small hamlet between Exideuil (which is on the river Vienne) andChiracAll our gites have local town names, however, they are all based in Peyras. 

We live on site and would be happy to help you find your way around and recommend where to visit, although many guests do write in our Visitors Books to recommend places they have been to.

Local Activities

There are many things to do around the area so if you like playing golf, walking, cycling, we can point you in the right direction.  Other attractions close by include the Velo Rail, Aventure Parc or maybe you’re into watersports – then down to the River in Exideuil or further down river to Confolens.  Plenty of beautiful Churches and Chateaux to see on your travels!  Or maybe, you're into the historical side and want to visit Oradour-sur-glane (link available).

 Comments from recent guests:  'value for money', 'there is everything in the gite down to salt and pepper!' 'I can't believe you don't charge more for what you are offering'....  We are offering good value for money, comfortable accommodation 

home-made, old fashioned games made out of wood - Toptafel (on the terrace of the Chabanais Gite) and table skittles (in Rochechouart Gite) - good fun and highly competitive - ideal for all the family for those lazy days or evenings! 

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Our Rochechouart & Chabanais gites are both approved with Gites de France (

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