There are many activities available in and around Le Moulin du Pommier, Charente.
All kind of hiking routes are in the area (4-13km). One of them even goes over our land. When in season, apples, red currents, raspberries and blackberries can be plucked.
Horse riding and Pony cart
It is possible to ride horses at and around Moulin du Pommier and the smaller children can take a pony cart ride. We can make an appointment for you with Valerie who owns the horses and all the equipment.
A normal ride takes 1- 1 1/2 hours and she charges about EUR 10 for the horse riding and EUR 8 per child for the pony cart. For very small children, parents are required to walk along with them.
There are also different stables in the area which offer horse riding lessons.
The nearest and best course is Saint Junien Golf course and is only 15 km away from Moulin du Pommier. Several other golf courses are in the surrounding area of the Charente or Haute Vienne. The courses are good, hilly, challenging and usually not crowded during the week. Green fees are very reasonable compared to other places in Europe.
Le Moulin du Pommier has a 5 x 10m, heated swimming pool, which is fenced off for security. Children under the age of 12 years old are not allowed to enter the swimming pool area without supervision of an adult.
Chabanais (15 km) and Confolens (13 km) both have outside swimming pools.
There are several small lakes in this area where you can have a picnic, do boating and swim. Also the Charente has the Lac’s de Haute-Charente and the large river Vienne.
Kayak, Canoe or Rafting
Exideuil sur Vienne is about 15 minutes drive from Moulin du Pommier and is the starting point for a kayak, canoe or rafting tour down the beautiful river Vienne, destination Manot or Confolens. The short tour to destination Manot takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on how fast you row and the river. The longer tour to Confolens will take about twice as long. All equipment is provided and they bring you back to your car in Exideuil.
The small lake has been rebuilt where the old millpond was located and is surrounded by a fence to try to keep it as safe as possible for our small guests. Fishing in this private lake is possible without a license. The children can practice their fishing skills at the river and are free to discover Moulin du Pommier.
By 5 people bike train you can leave from Confolens – Manot or Roumazieres – Manot (15-18km) this is a fun way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Charente.
On the border of the Haute Charente Lacs you will find the Treetop trail.
Also many daytrips are available such as:
- Limoges, Porcelain City (45km)
- Oradour sur Glane (20km)
- Roumazieres, Château de Peyras
- Brigueuil Citadel (8km)
- St. Germain de Confolens, XII-XV century ford (12km)
- Etagnac (8km)
- Confolens, Medieval City (10km)
- Lesterps (4km)
- Chassenon, Roman bath, theatre and forum (22km)