Sport & Leisure


The area is ideal for walking, with miles of signposted, off-road tracks. There are plenty of walks to choose from - across fields (often filled with sunflowers), through shaded woodland or alongside rivers.

In addition, there are walks of discovery through local towns, giving historical details and pointing out places of interest.


The quiet country lanes are ideal for road cycling and for those who prefer going off-road there is an extensive network of marked trails.

If you don't want to bring your own bikes then you can always hire them from Bike Hire Direct who will drop off the bikes and then collect them when you have finished with them.


Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a canoe journey along one of the nearby rivers - a lovely way to see the countryside with views of chateaux and wildlife.

Routes are available which will take you along the river Gartempe from St Savin or past the beautiful village of Angles-sur-l'Anglin.

The nearest canoe hire to the gîte is Val de Gartempe canoe


The nearby rivers also provide great places to fish. Day licences are easy to arrange and can be purchased at the Tourist Information Office in St Savin.


There are 3 golf courses in the area: