Le Vigeant / L’Isle-Jourdain 86150 Poitou-Charentes, France
La Maison au Coin
La Maison au Coin is a newly refurbished bed and breakfast / holiday home close to the banks of the Vienne river. This is a popular area for hiking and cycling. The area is also a centre for for fishing, kayaking, and water skiing.
The house is situated right on the border between the communes of Le Vigeant and L’Isle-Jordain. It is close to shopping and other amenities.
The cosy dining room is right next to the kitchen and is used for breakfast and optional dinner. The living room has seating for 8 and a smart TV connected to a satellite dish for UK TV from FreeSat.
Other TV offerings, such as French or German channels, are available over the internet. The living room has a wood burner which heats most of the house in winter.
Wifi is provided free of charge.
The French room is on the first floor and has a private wc, bath and shower right next door. This room is a king size double.
On the second floor there are a further two bedrooms, the English room, a king sized double, and the Swiss room which is a twin with full size single beds. They both have an en suite wc and shower and original beamed ceilings.
There is also a mezzanine with tea and coffee facilities and a TV with DVD player. Hundreds of DVDs are available alongside the many books. Furthermore, we also have a couple of Z-beds for children or extra guests.
When La Maison au Coin is rented as a whole house a fourth double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom is available. Therefore, the house can accommodate up to 8 or even 10.
On the river bank the house has a leisure plot of approx 1 acre with a large wooden cabin, decking, and a stone patio ideal for barbecues and parties. The leisure plot is approx 50m from the house along the river bank accessed via one flight of steps. The cabin has a petrol generator and solar panel feeding a pair of leisure batteries for lighting later in the evenings. There is also a cassette style portable WC.
It is possible to park two cars immediately outside or across the road from the property. Other parking is available on the street or in the large free car park 5 mins walk away.
We can also provide dinner according to the Table d’hote standards. Please mention if you would like to take up this option. It costs €18 per person including drinks.
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All room ensuite or with private bathroom. We also offer Table d’hote: 4 course set meal with drinks included for 18 Euro Bikes can be kept in the house but have to be taken upstairs to the bike room.
• Wi-Fi Available
• Secure Cycle Storage
The area is extremely beautiful with the magnificent Viaduc (used for bungee jumping), the river and hundreds of miles of country roads ideal for cycling.
There are half a dozen good bar-restaurants in the immediate vicinity within a 1 minute to 15 minute walk:
Le 10 Cafe Bar
Le 10 Bar Cafe is located in the main square of L’Isle-Jourdain and is usually open lunchtime and evenings until about 7pm. Once or twice a month there is live music alongside a special menu - details of upcoming events can be found on their Facebook Page. Addresss: Le 10, 10 Place d’Armes, 86150 Isle-Jourdain (L’) Phone: 05 49 48 24 32
Bar Restaurant Esprit
Esprit is open for lunch and dinner during the summer months and for group bookings at other times. and serves traditional dishes entirely homemade with local products. The restaurant is a 15 minute walk away and it’s well worth it. We recommend lunch on the terrace - there is always a menu of the day which is excellent value. Address 1 Place Poitou, 86150 L’Isle-Jourdain Phone 05 16 80 03 11
Restaurant du Barrage
Literally 1 minute away from our front door the Restaurant du Barrage sits right on the river and in the summer months opens a veranda with super river views. It’s open every day for lunch and evenings except during the winter. On the first Friday in every month the barrage hosts a special event inspired by some of the British residing in the area: Fish and Chip Night! We quality tested the event and have to report the standard is excellent. Address: 1 Place des Tanneries, 86150 Le Vigeant Phone: 05 49 48 70 31
Café de la Paix
Known locally as Fan Fans this hotel/bar/restaurant is open every lunchtime and most evenings and offers a traditional menu as well as fresh pizzas. The terrace is on the main square and is a great sunspot most of the year.
One of our favourite bar/restaurants, the Viaduc is just five minutes walk away and offers food all day every day, including freshly-made pizza which is also available as a takeaway. The busy bar is very friendly and occasionally they host live music events. Address: 34 Rue Alexandre Bessaguet, Bourpeuil, 86150 Le Vigeant, Phone+33 549 48 42 54
Le Louky offers a fine dining experience based on local ingredients. Open lunchtimes and most evenings a reservation is recommended. Situated alongside the Esprit it’s also just a 15 min walk away.
Address: 2 Place Du Poitou, 86150 L’isle Jourdain Phone: 09 54 63 91 31