La Vieille Gorce

Gites and Chambres d'Hotes in the Vienne Countryside

Two charming gites and three boutique chambres d’hotes

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Home Away From Home

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing break in an idyllic location

Welcome

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 on 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 bars, shops and restaurants all within five minutes of the property. There are hundreds of things to do and experience in the local area; the location is perfect to see much of Poitou-Charentes being only 45 minutes from Poitiers, 50 minutes from both Angouleme and Limoges.

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What We Offer

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HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME

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 WiFi, and more in our charming gites.

SPACE & FLEXIBILITY

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 wish and prepare dinner at your leisure.

BOOK & SAVE

Everything is included in our rental rates. 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.

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About Us

We’re Sarah and Paul and together with our two adopted French cats 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 Charming Ensuite Rooms

Pets Welcome

Heated Pool

2 Self-Catering Cottages

Free WiFI

Free Parking

Breakfast Included

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Call or email us with your dates and any questions
Tel: +33 5 49 87 77 06
Email: contact@gorcegitesandpool.com

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We have flexible payment options and conditions. Plus a stress-free Covid cancellation policy.

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We will confirm your dates are available and the cost of the booking.

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Check availability on the calendar and then click on Reserve Your Dates

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Thank you so much for your interest! We’d love to hear from you and help you book your dream vacation! Please complete the form below or email directly to:

contact@gorcegitesandpool.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 9pm and check-out is by 10am.
Unfortunately we cannot allow earlier arrivals or later check-outs for any reason due to our deep cleaning regime. 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.

? In off peak season a gite can be booked for a minimum of 3 nights. In peak season a gite can be booked for a minimum of 1 week.

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.

Yes a delicious continental breakfast is included when you stay in the chambres d’hotes.

Yes, however, your pet must be well-behaved and kept on a lead at all times when outside.

Unfortunately the property is not suitable for small children under 12 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 www.bikehiredirect.com. 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, each room sleeps up to 2 people maximum. There are no pull out beds, cots, sofa beds or extra mattresses available.

Each gite is ideal for a couple, however there are 2 extra single beds on the mezzanine. The maximum number allowed in each gite is 4. There is an extra charge for each additional person.

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.

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