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Nestling beneath the hilltop chateau, La Maison des Tanneurs, a former tannery, is situated on the banks of the rivers Vienne and the Issoire in the picturesque village of Saint Germain de Confolens in the Charente region of France.

Restored by local and European artisans to a very high standard, La Maison des Tanneurs provides luxury accommodation and unbeatable character in an idyllic setting. The Tannery has three en-suite guest rooms, including a family room. The rooms each have their own view of the river and the chateau, and their own character features. They are furnished and equipped to a high standard to ensure our guests have a comfortable stay.

Perfect For Relaxing

The Tannery is situated on the confluence of two rivers, a few kilometers from Confolens, in the Charente region of France. On the edge of  a small village, it enjoys a tranquil location with stunning river and chateau views. A former tannery dating back to the mid 1800’s and professionally renovated to a high standard, it boasts numerous character features and is an ideal place to spend some quiet time relaxing.

Luxury Rooms

With over 8000 square feet, the B&B now has a large number of guest rooms which are full of charm and character, and are larger than average in size. All rooms, as well as having stunning views of the river, have a private en-suite with shower, satellite tv, fresh coffee/tea making facilities and free WiFi. Your hosts will do all they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Private dining

Why not spend an evening dining at the Tannery during your stay? Your hosts will provide an evening meal of freshly prepared home cooked food in tranquil surroundings. Enjoy a four-course meal and fine wine in your very own private room/table with a pleasant ambiance. Given sufficient advance notice, we can cater for your specific dietary requirements. Simply place your dinner reservation at the time of booking.

Guest Facilities

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Five superior guest rooms

All rooms with private en-suite shower and views of the rivers and/or the Chateau

Guest lounges

Several guest rooms with Coffee/Tea facilities, TV, DVD library, reading material, games etc

River terrace

Outside river terrace with views over the Vienne and Issoire rivers and the local Chateau

Evening Dinning - Table d’hote

3 course evening meal with wine. Price 25 per head. Please reserve in advance

Free WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited use of LAN and WiFi connections (40Mbit VDSL connection)

In house elevator / Disabled facilities

3 story elevator for the disabled or infirm, allowing access to most areas of The Tannery

Airport pick-up/drop-off

Airport pick-up/drop-off service available (Limoges and Poitiers airports). Alternative collection/drop-off points can be accommodated. Advanced booking necessary. Price 45 per pick-up or drop-off.

Arrive in comfort


Private gymnasium with treadmill, cycling machine, cross-trainer and multiple weights and resistance machines

Credit Card Facilities

Most major credit cards are accepted including VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Rooms may be booked on line using credit cards or Paypal

Business Facilities

FAX, email, scanning, printing facilities available on request. Laptops are available for loan. The proprietor is IT literate and available to assist with all your business needs

Laundry Service

Laundry service available on request. Price 12 per l6Kg load for wash, dry and press

Foreign Exchange Facilities

Foreign Exchange: £GBP, €EURO and $USD. 3% fee applies

Outdoor pursuits

Outdoor pursuits including clay shooting, river/lake fishing, cycle hire, light aircraft trips, river canoeing and boat trips etc) can be arranged in advance. Please contact us for more details

Inclusive Packages

We can provide all inclusive packages at preferred rates for potential home buyers. The proprietor is a property developer, knows the local market well and can provide free impartial advice on property buying during your stay at The Tannery. Contact us with your desired dates and we’ll do our best to provide you with a great deal including evening meals, packed lunches and a discounted rate for several nights stay, allowing you to concentrate on house hunting.

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