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French Family House & Large Pool in pretty village

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View of the house from the rear, with the large swimming pool overlooked by a substantial balcony
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10 reviews
View of the house from the rear, with the large swimming pool overlooked by a substantial balcony
The rear of the house is south-facing, benefitting from all day sun - with parasols for the shady...
View of the house with the village in the background
The adjoining paddock - perfect for kicking/throwing a ball around - or indeed for a game of croquet
The covered BBQ area - perfect for entertaining late into the evening!
Breakfast on the balcony - with fresh charentais melons, a local speciality
The dining room by day...
...and set up for the whole group to enjoy by night
The drawing room - a relaxing space to escape from the sun, or for some peace and quiet
The 'snug' - a separate sitting room with Sky TV, Xbox and DVD library for the occasional rainy day
The 'Pink' bedroom in the house - double bed
The 'Striped' bedroom in the house - double bed
The 'Blue' bedroom in the house - double bed
The family bathroom in the house
Breakfast on the balcony, with the village in the background - a stunning view
The apartment's own terrace
Aubeterre village square - Sunday is market day
The village square on a Sunday - bustling market and a social hub of locals and visitors alike
The Church of Saint Jacques at the top of the village
Apartment sitting room - with its own Sky television setup (freeview)
Apartment main bedroom - double bed with day bed / additional single bed
The picturesque town of Saint Emilion - a short drive away and the centre of right bank clarets!
House kitchen - fully equipped for preparing and serving food.....and wine
Apartment kitchen/dining area - gives directly onto the pool, doubles as a summer kitchen
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Overview
Rental Home -
6 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
A charming family house in what is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, sleeping 14 adults/children, with an additional 3 cots for infants. Perfect entertaining space for large extended families or groups of friends, with flexible accommodation organised as follows: House on Street level (sleeps 8): 3 double bedrooms 1 twin room, 1 family bathroom with bath and shower; 1 additional WC; snug/TV room; open plan sitting room / dining room; kitchen; balcony terrace with dining area. Adjoining apartment on garden level (sleeps 6); 1 double bedroom; 1 twin room; 1 sitting room with double sofa bed; 1 kitchen/diner. Games room with gym equipment (TRX, kettlebells, battle ropes), table tennis, table football and dart board (bring your own darts!) at garden level.Outside: Garden with large 6m x 12m heated pool and covered BBQ a... Read more
Listing #HL5610699
About the Owner
Suzanne W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Easy to find property, well appointed family home from home. Our French friends joined us from the south of France and enjoyed a relaxing stay with a lovely pool, comfortable property, clean , peaceful garden with lovely outside area for eating and drinking. They found...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

A story of 2 halves.... Very important to state that our party of 12 young boys aged 10 - 16 and 2 adults had a fantastic time on our cycling holiday. The location was great and the house really suited us. Some confusion with the...More

Thank D W
Management response:Responded September 18, 2017

Dear Darren, I am very sad that you have felt the need to post this review. We have consistently good feedback from all previous guests (in fact most are return visitors), but we've never had to deal with the house left in such a state,...More

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(3)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking only allowed outside using ashtrays provided. Pets welcome (after all, the house used to be a veterinary surgery), but only on the floor - not on the sofas/chairs...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    2 Half baths
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    3 Cribs
    4 Queens
    1 Sofa
    1 Bunk
    2 Twins
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
$264
£200
$264
£200
$1,519
£1,150
Jul 1, 2018 -
Sep 1, 2018
High Season 2018
7 nights -- --
$3,686
£2,790
Sep 3, 2018 -
Sep 30, 2018
Late Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
$2,972
£2,250
Mar 31, 2019 -
Jun 29, 2019
Late Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
$2,972
£2,250
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $396 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Situated on the border of Charente and Dordogne departments, Aubeterre sur Dronne has an exceptional heritage which, combined with its beautiful natural surroundings and a climate akin to the Cote d'azur, makes it the perfect place to visit.

From the house, you will be in walking distance of 12 restaurants in and around the village - not bad going for only 450 residents!

in addition, there are tennis courts within a 5 minute walk, as well as kayak hire for the river Dronne, and a man-made beach - perfect for a change of scene from the swimming pool in the garden.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bordeaux: 49.7 mi
Railway: Angouleme: 37.3 mi
Ferry: Caen: 329.3 mi
There are various ways of getting to Aubeterre, many of which depend on the season.

Air - there are frequent flights from UK airports to both Bordeaux (1h15) and Bergerac (1h); you will find all the major car hire companies at both airports.

Ferry - we tend to take the Portsmouth-Caen route; Aubeterre is only a 5 hour drive from Caen, ideal for taking the overnight crossing and getting to Aubeterre for a late lunch. From the chunnel & ferry ports of Calais it is a 7-hour drive (or so).

Train - the new high-speed Paris-Bordeaux link is now operational, which has reduced the travel time from almost 4 hours to just over 2 (to travel 360 miles!). It takes the complete London-Bordeaux train journey to a shade under 6 hours, including the changeover in Paris. From Bordeaux you can either...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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