The small hamlet of La Viollière is surrounded by gently rolling countryside made up of fields and small woods. A very rural retreat but easy to find and well connected for easy exploring. A relaxing environment but with plenty to see and do. Our nearest village, Breuil Barret (2kms) has a restaurant/bar (with outside seating), a boulangerie, a pretty old Church and tennis court with free access! There is also a marked walk starting from the village centre. The nearby town of La Châtaigneraie (6kms) offers three supermarkets, banks, restaurants and a few small shops. The town has a very good outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. The local leisure lake is just a few minutes away and is very popular for picnics and walks (fishing permits are available) there is also a children’s play area. A café/bar opens in high season, which offers a very good lunch-time menu and is open on Friday and Sunday evenings.