Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Authentic Gite In Balledent, Chateauponsac With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Authentic Gite in Balledent/Chateauponsac - Picturesque, Tranquil Location With All Amenities Close By

A fully equipped Gite with great character and authenticity. The venue is situated in a small hamlet on the boundary of Balledent and Châteauponsac, with all local amenities; supermarkets, bakeries, bars, shops, restaurants, doctors, vets, dentists. The Vets are just 5-10 mins drive.

The building is of natural stone which is approximately 200 years old, with original oak beams. Plenty of sightseeing to do in the area, local walks and a good choice of activities for all ages. Only 25 mins away from Limoges, the capital of Haute Vienne.

The gite consists of a large main bedroom with a double bed and a single bed and a second double bedroom. The Gite can sleep 5 comfortably. A fully fitted kitchen and an authentic lounge with its own patio areaoverlooking the lake. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. Log fire and electric heating.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Kiran

Owned by a friendly couple; Kiran & Angelo.

We have 3 dogs; Cookie (Brown Cocker Spaniel), Niko (Berger Blanc), Nina (Labrador cross) and 3 Cats; Jasper, Ziggi & Marlo.

We fell in love with the property, the village, the people and the lifestyle.

We are dedicated to each client as everyone has different needs. Whether it be recommendations for restaurants, places to visit, things that they need etc. We are always on-site to help and advise.

Kiran purchased this house in 2009

Why Kiran chose Balledent

The property offers peace, tranquility and seclusion, yet 5 minutes away is the market town of Chateuponsac. The village has got great character where you can stroll the streets, admire the buildings and architecture, browse in the shops and boutiques or stop for a drink and a bite to eat and watch the world go by.

All the facilities and amenities are close by offering you a range of activities and options to choose from for your holiday.

What makes this house unique

Chateauponsac is 5 mins drive, a small town situated in the valley of the Gartempe river. It houses a famous museum, a campsite, shops and restaurants. There is also a free open aired swimming pool.

Lac de Saint Pardoux is 15 mins drive where you will find an "inland sea"with coves, a marina, water sports facilities and beaches of fine sand. A perfect venue for a family day out.

Bellac - 20 mins drive, its parks and squares are most attractive and pleasant to sit in watching the hustle and bustle of the streets.

Limoges - the capital of the Haute Vienne region is 25 mins drive, best known for the finest porcelain in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We stayed at the Gite at Le Planchon for 4 nights. The owners are very friendly, likeable people. Kiran, in particular is a walking Tourist information centre - she advised us on places to go around the area and recommended a couple of superb restaurants for us to have lunch at. She even made the reservations for us! It was clean and well maintained. We would love to return if ever we get back to France. Lyn & Gary


The Gite was lovely, had everything you could need for a short or long stay. Set in the idyllic French countryside, overlooking the lake. It was perfect for a relaxing holiday and we couldn’t have asked for more.This really felt like a home from home, a combination of a beautiful setting, lovely Gite, fantastic host and all the amenities you could need. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all! We’ve already booked in to go again….thanks Kiran! Kate May (Leicester)
Oct 2010
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Balledent in Haute-Vienne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets only allowed once agreed with the owner as owner has pets of her own
  • Gite must be left clean
  • Refundable deposit of €250 taken at start of your stay and returned when you leave once the Gite is checked on your departure
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower and an en-suite WC to bedroom 1. Electric towel rail in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided on request.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - has a double bed and 1 single bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Electric heater and fan provided. Bedroom 2 - consists of a double futon bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers. There are also 2 sofa beds in the lounge that can sleep 2 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: For heating, there is a wood burner in the lounge. There is an electric heater in the bathroom, kitchen and master bedroom . A selection of reading books, board games and DVDs are available on request. Wi-Fi is available at no extra charge. Outside: There is access from the lounge to the Exclusive patio area at the back of the gite, perfect for peaceful afternoons to chill out whilst overlooking the lake. A kettle BBQ will be provided and charcoal can be purchased on site if you fancy some outdoor cooking. There is a garden patio set on the outskirts of the lake with a childrens play area. Also provided are a couple of sun loungers for you to laze around and get a nice tan. Cleaning: Please leave the Gite in the condition you found it in. If it is not clean on departure, or if you prefer to have it cleaned, a 50 euros cleaning fee will be charged.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

78% Complete
21% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Authentic Gite In Balledent, Chateauponsac With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Un gîte très chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon moment dans le gîte de balledent !

Gîte très bien équipé, en très bon état et avec beaucoup de charme. Kiran et sa famille sont très acceuillants et les jeux d'extérieurs pour les enfants sont supers: nous vous recommandons ce gîte.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

une belle étape de vacances!

  • 5 of 5

Une belle étape de vacances pour nous quatre qui revenions de l'océan en direction de Lyon ! Un accueil chaleureux et attentionné des propriétaires et de leur adorable fiston, que notre fils n'a pas tardé à rejoindre à peine arrivés! Le gite est bien tenu et aménagé avec goût, les pièces à vivre sont grandes et agréables. On y trouve tout ce dont on a besoin. Si l'on rêve de calme et de verdure, l'extérieur est le cadre parfait avec un grand terrain et un étang. Une aire de jeu pour les enfants est toute neuve, mieux qu'au camping! Bien situé, entre Bellac et Châteauponsac, le gîte est à un quart d'heure du lac de st Pardoux. Mais chut, n'en disons pas trop, nous voulons encore y trouver de la place quand nous réserverons la prochaine fois!!! Encore merci pour l'accueil! Les lyonnais.

A nice time spent there during our holidays! A warm and kindly welcome from the owners and their lovely son. The property is clean, well-run and fitted out tastefully, rooms are spacious and pleasant. You can find there everything you need.

If you dream about calm and green, the outside is the perfect place with a big garden and a lake for fishing.

There is a children's play area better than in a campsite!

Well situated, between Bellac and Châteauponsac, the property is near the lake of St Pardoux, nice place for swimming. Let us stop here and not tell more about this place, as we want to find vacant places when we book next time we will come back!!

Thank you again for the welcome! Lyon's family.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, merci pour vos gentils commentaires. Je suis content que vous ayez eu un séjour agréable (même si c'était court). J'espère vous voir tous à l'avenir. Merci & cordialement, Kiran
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Zeer goed

  • 4 of 5

We hebben een leuk verblijf gehad. Fijne gastvrouw die ons hielp met leuke adressen.

Jammer van het minder goede weer maar zeker een aanrader.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, merci pour vos commentaires. Malheureusement, je ne peux pas contrôler la météo. Cordialement, Kiran
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect location, Superb gite and lovely couple

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of June. The weather was fantastic just like the Gite and location.

The gite is very authentic with stone walls and a stone floor in the living room. It is large, clean and very comfortable and was equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay.

There was even sky television with uk channels but who needs a tv when you've got views like these over the large fishing lake and surround area.

We spent most evenings just sitting there, sampling the french wine and enjoying the views and peace and quiet.

Kiran and Angelo were the perfect hosts, there if you needed them but left you to your own devices. If you needed any information about the surrounding area, where to eat and france in general then Kiran was the font of knowledge and was extremely helpful.

Overall we could not have asked for more apart from we wished we had stayed for longer.

We hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and I hope to see you both soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely spot to rest and recuperate with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week away at the property in May.

The Gite is certainly authentic with its thick stone walls, exposed beams and stone floors, but at the same time it is large, comfortable, well equipped and clean.

The immediate surroundings are beautiful, overlooking the fishing lake in a small hamlet a short drive from Chateauponsac.

Kiran and Angelo are the perfect hosts, friendly, laidback and always on hand for advice and recommendations – not even minding when our 4 year old kept inviting herself round to play with their son of the same age.

Overall the Gite provided us with an ideal base for some much needed R&R, whilst perfectly located to explore the lovely surrounding countryside and beautiful towns of the region.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback guys. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future (I know the kids will love seeing each other again). Enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

Un grand merci pour tout surtout les petites attentions, vous êtes accueillante et le gîte est très adapté à la famille.Nous pensons y revenir dès que possible pour un plus long séjour car le week-end est trop court. Il y a beaucoup à découvrir dans votre région.Nous recommandons votre gîte les yeux fermés, votre famille est dévouée, vous formez donc une bonne équipe.

Bonne continuation et à très bientôt. @Véro, David, Dimia & Dana.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires aimables. Je suis content que vous ayez passé un bon séjour. Nous espérons vous voir bientôt. Cordialement, Kiran
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
438 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
De Mortemart
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
500 Kilometres
Rhone Alps
Nearest Beach
230 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest coast line is approximately 3 hours drive, however the nearest beach is no more than 15 minutes drive away. Lac Saint Pardoux is an "inland sea" with 3 man-made beaches, as well as the swimming, Lac St Pardoux offers a range of water sports and also has activity play areas for children. There are public swimming pools nearby, the closest one is 5 minutes drive from the venue in Chateauponsac.

Closest Tourist office - 5 mins drive in Chateauponsac


Limoges airport is 25 mins drive from the gite.

Approximately 6-7 hours drive from the ferry ports.

Car hire is recommended if you fancy exploring the area for site seeing and activities.

La Souterraine and Limoges train station are approximately 30 mins from the venue, there are direct trains to Paris and Toulouse.


Châteauponsac is the nearest town, 5-10 mins drive. It houses a famous museum, a campsite, shops and restaurants, vets, pharmacies. Doctor, stunning views and walks.

There is also a free open-air swimming pool.

Lac de Saint Pardoux, 15 mins drive, here you will find an "inland sea", a marina, watersports facilities and beaches of fine sand. Great for a day out with a picnic where the kids can exhaust themselves swimming, building sand castles and a range of water sports.

Bellac - 20 mins drive, shops, restaurants, bars and markets every Wedsnesday and Saturday.

Limoges - the capital of the Limousin, 25 mins drive.

Le Dorat - 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

A welcome pack with a map, places to visit, points on interest, bars, restaurants and nearby villages will be provided on-site.

Le Dorat with it's magnificent roman church built between the 9th and 12th centuries and fortified in the 15th century. A lovely medieval town with a market on the 13th of each month. There is an English garden, magnificent architecture, cobbled streets and two convents.

Here, you can also visit the famous Limoges pottery factory shop.

Bellac founded in the middle ages with a 12th century church and many 16th to 18th century houses. It's parks and squares are most attractive and pleasant to sit in watching the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets. The playright Jean Giraudoux was born here and Bellac has opened a museum in his memory. Bellac has two weekly markets on a Wednesday and Saturday morning and a trade fair on the 1st of each month. It is a thriving shopping town with many cultural and sporting events taking place throughout the year. In July the Jean Giraudoux Festival attracts a high standard of theatre, music and dance.

Oradour Sur Glane is a must see for everyone at least once in their lives just to witness man's inhumanity towards man. The ruin bears witness to the tragic events of 10th June 1944 when 642 men women and children were massacred by the Nazis.

La Souterraine is the stopping place on the St. Jacques-de-Compostello pilgrim route. A pretty town with cobbled streets and lovely shops, hypermarkets, cinema and gardens. From here you can take a regular train direct to Paris.

Les Herolles has a famous market on the 29th of each month. It is a massive event selling everything you can think of. The people come from miles around, very atmospheric, very french and get there early!

Confolens is a beautiful town with the river Vienne dividing it. For two weeks in August there is a world music festival where participants attend from all over the world.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Balledent, Haute-Vienne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.35
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Full terms and conditions will be sent out at time of booking. Keys will be provided on arrival and you will be asked to make a refundable security deposit of €250 (if not already done so via on-line booking) to cover any damages to the property.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Pounds for the property.
Prices have been provided for a week (1 night minimum).
Please contact the owner directly for prices on shorter or longer stay deals.
Payment can be made in Pounds directly to an English bank account or in euros to a French bank account (which ever is easier for you).
Logs are available during winter months and can be purchased on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question