La Vieille Gorce

Gites and Chambres d'Hotes in the Vienne Countryside

Two charming gites and three boutique chambres d’hotes

Home Away From Home

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing break in an idyllic location


Sarah and Paul would like to welcome you to La Vieille Gorce, a mid-18th century farmhouse offering two self-catering gites and three boutique style Chambres d’Hotes, situated in the pretty Vienne countryside of Poitou-Charentes in south-west France.

La Vieille Gorce is a tranquil and peaceful oasis surrounded by open fields, woodland and charming French villages. There are picturesque walks from the doorstep where you will discover historic chateaux, beautiful rivers, abundant wildlife and quiet country lanes.

We are very close to the medieval town of Charroux with its famous Charlamagne’s tower on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. Here you will also find cafes, bars, shops and restaurants all within five minutes of the property.

  • Open all year
  • Fast, free WiFi
  • Check-in from 4pm – 8pm, check-out by 10am
  • Suitable for adults and children 12 years and over (sorry no pets)
  • Heated pool
  • Chambres d’hotes from 65 euros per night
  • Gites from 95 euros per night, minimum 2 night stay
  • Longer term lets available, please contact us directly
  • Close to La Vallee des Singes, Circuit du Val de Vienne, Futuroscope, Defi Planet, Angles-sur-l’Anglin (among the most beautiful villages in France), Saint-Savin Abbey, Chauvigny with its magnificent falconry show. Within easy reach of the coast, La Rochelle and Ile de Re.
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Our self-catering accommodation is furnished with all of the comforts of home in a wonderful countryside setting. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, bed linen, kitchen and bathroom towels,  free and fast WiFi and more in our charming gites.


The best thing about booking a self-catering gite is the space and flexibility. Enjoy the entire cottage and your own private terrace. Wake up for breakfast when you want and prepare dinner at your leisure.


Stay three nights or more and get money off. Everything is included in our prices, there are no added surcharges for using WiFi, towels or linen. We have provided everything you need and what’s more, book direct and you’ll enjoy the best rates too.


About Us

We’re Sarah and Paul and together with our three adopted French cats Mango, Noodle and Pepita, we welcome travellers from all over the world to share our little piece of paradise here at La Vieille Gorce. Only five years ago we decided to up sticks and move from New Zealand, where we had lived for 10 years, to embark on a new adventure in south-west France. Our dream was to create a peaceful and tranquil oasis surrounded by nature and wildlife and the goal was to provide an idyllic escape away from the noise and bustle of city life but with all the modern comforts of a luxury home.

Property highlights

3 Luxury B&B Rooms with Private Bathrooms

Twin Room Option (La Vienne Chambre)

Heated Pool

2 Self-Catering Cottages

Fast & Free WiFI

Free Parking

Delicious Breakfast Menu

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We have flexible payment options and a free cancellation period.



Simply click on ‘check availability’ and enter your dates. Click ‘Book Now’ to make your reservation. You will be asked to pay the required amount at the time of booking to secure your reservation.

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Check availability on the calendar and once you have decided on your dates click on the book now button, you will be directed to a secure payment platform where you can pay and finalise your reservation. Or use the contact form to ask any questions you might have.

Check-in is from 4pm to 8pm and check-out is by 10am.
Please do let us know what time you plan to arrive so we can greet you and show you to your room.

Because we are a small business reliant upon seasonal bookings, cancellations have a considerable impact. We therefore adhere strictly to our cancellation policy without exception. In the unfortunate event that you do need to cancel a refund (minus the reservation deposit) is given up to 4 weeks prior to your arrival date.
Cancellations within 4 weeks of your arrival date will not be refunded. We strongly advise taking holiday insurance to cover any unforeseen problems which may lead to you having to cancel.
In the event of imposed travel restrictions due to the pandemic we will offer a voucher which can be redeemed within 18 months of the holiday period originally booked.

A full refund is given up to 24 hours prior to your arrival date.
Cancellations within 24 hours of your arrival date will not be refunded. We strongly advise taking holiday insurance to cover any unforeseen problems which may lead to you having to cancel.
In the event of imposed travel restrictions due to the pandemic we will offer a voucher which can be redeemed within 18 months of the holiday period originally booked.

A deposit of 30% of the total booking amount is required to secure your reservation and is non-refundable. The balance is required 28 days prior to your arrival date.

A gite can be booked for a minimum of 2 nights.

Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided free of charge. Pool towels are not provided with gite rentals.

The bedrooms in the chambres d’hotes are on the first floor. Each gite has 1 bedroom on the ground floor.

Yes all the rooms have their own private en-suite.

No. There is an extra charge for our delicious continental ‘plus’ breakfast (only available for chambres d’hotes guests).

Sorry we do not allow pets

The property is not suitable for infants or children under 18 years of age.

Accordion Content

We welcome cyclists and walkers. An evening meal can be provided with advance notice, or bring a picnic and enjoy eating your dinner on the terrace or in the salon.

Bikes are available to hire from We suggest booking your bikes as soon as possible as they are very popular. Your bikes will be delivered to our property and collected after your holiday. You can also bring your own and enjoy the miles of tracks and quiet country lanes directly from the door.

The racetrack is only 30 minutes away. It has a very busy calendar of events throughout the year, check out their website for upcoming events.

Yes the owners live on site. They remain discreet but are there to maintain the pool and grounds and make sure everything is perfect for your stay. They are always happy to help if you have any questions.

There are 3 bed and breakfast rooms in the main house, each room sleeps up to 2 adults maximum. There are no pull out beds, cots, sofa beds or extra mattresses available.

Each gite accommodates a maximum of 4 adults. There is a main bedroom on the ground floor with a king size bed and a second bedroom on the first floor mezzanine.

Each room has a hairdryer. An iron and ironing board can be provided on request.

Each room has a kettle with complimentary tea, herbal teas, coffee and decaf. There is a shared salon/breakfast room with a fridge and microwave for guests to use. If you do not wish to dine out at a restaurant you are more than welcome to bring your own supplies and have a picnic on the terrace or in the salon.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the accommodation or by the pool. If you do smoke, ashtrays are provided away from the accommodation and other guests.

La Vieille Gorce is located in the countryside yet only 5 minutes by car to the nearest town of Charroux 86250 where there is a choice of bars and restaurants. There are more restaurants and bars about 15 minutes away in Civray.

Yes the pool is heated to 28 degrees centigrade.

The nearest TGV is 15 minutes away at St Saviol, and Ruffec is 30 minutes away, changing at Poitiers. The nearest Airports are Limoges, Poitiers, and Angouleme all approximately 1 hour away respectively.

Our local supermarket in Charroux is only 5 minutes away. The bigger supermarkets Intermarche, SuperU and Lidl are approximately 15 minutes away in Savigne and Civray. The nearest filling station is at Intermarche, Savigne. The nearest electric charging point is in Charroux.

If you are looking for peace and tranquility, comfortable and spacious accommodation, friendly and welcoming hosts, a stunning heated pool set in beautiful surroundings then you have just found what you are looking for.