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Charming one bedroom cottage in a small hamlet close to Aubeterre sur Dronne

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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Petit Coin is a charming one bedroom cottage situated in the small hamlet of L'Ecurie on the edge of the pretty village of Bonnes which is on the River Dronne and the Charente/Dordogne border. Within walking distance, Bonnes has amenities including a restaurant and a boulangerie. More extensive facilities can be found in nearby Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France) including a range of shops, restaurants, Sunday market and river beach.

Petit Coin has been completely renovated in recent years but retains all the charm of a French stone cottage. To the first floor is a spacious bedroom with exposed roof timbers, and a shower room; on the ground floor a sitting room and newly fitted, well equipped kitchen including fridge, cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. The cottage sits overlooking the garden and there is a covered sitting area providing shade and the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining in peaceful surroundings.

This peaceful retreat offers the opportunity for walking, cycling and canoeing in the immediate locality and the region is well known for its markets, restaurants, food and wine. Further afield the cities and towns of Bordeaux, Bergerac, Saint Emillion, Brantome and Cognac are all approximately an hour's drive away. In addition the beautiful coastal towns of La Rochelle and Royan are wonderful places to visit for the day.

Petit Coin is perfect for couples hoping to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this lovely part of France and all the delights it has to offer.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Bonnes around the Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Charming one bedroom cottage in a small hamlet close to Aubeterre sur Dronne
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

A heavenly stay in a cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We particularly enjoyed the garden and the view while we had meals outside, in the shade. But also the sitting-room and its comfortable sofa. One can bring their own DVDs, for the choice there is rather for blockbuster-war-film-lovers. But I enjoyed finding a few books in English on the shelf. The house is very clean, spacious, comfortable (we slept very well), functional (the only thing we missed was a toaster, but the oven's grill made the deal) and decorated with delicate taste. The area and the garden were a pleasure to look at. Aubeterre, the nearest village is beautiful, with a stunning troglodyte church. The three restaurants on the main square serve good quality food and are not too expensive. Moreover the atmosphere there is very pleasant all day round. Dordogne's landscapes are more enjoyable than Charente's to my mind. I did not try the beaches along the Dronne, but saw beautiful fireworks (in Bonnes), and found many places worth sketching. As a French tourist I loved this English atmosphere under a French climate. Contrary to what was announced, there was no name written on the mail box, but we managed to find the house, and we enjoyed being welcomed with a bottle of wine, butter, bread and milk in the fridge!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will invest in a toaster and make sure the name cannot be removed from the mailbox. I look forward to you staying again if you return to Charente Best wishes Linda
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Charming place to unwind and relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little place - well-equipped, tastefully furnished, clean and charming. Outside there's a fantastic space which is quiet and secluded and a lovely spot to enjoy both days and evenings. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is within 5 min drive and the main attraction of a stay in this area. There are 4 lovely walks of up to 8km within easy reach - you can walk to Aubeterre as well!

A stay here is really all about peace and quiet in a lovely part of France.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the peace and quiet. It is certainly a good place to unwind. Best wishes Linda
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Nice house in good location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely big house for 2 people. The rooms are all well appointed and the outside area for eating is very handy. The bedroom is unusual, with a shoulder height beam running across its width, but the room is large so this didn't really matter. The bed was a weak feature - not a very comfortable mattress (4 inch deep foam), which probably only matters if you've already got aches and pains! It wasn't sunny during our stay, so I don't know whether the bedroom, which is in the roof space, would get very hot. I think blinds for the Velux windows would be a bonus. The house is really well placed - it's in lovely countryside but with very easy access to small shops and places of interest. Unfortunately there's still only intermittent wifi and poor phone signal - so it was hard to find out local information, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Thank you very much for your review- sorry the bed was a disappointment but haven't had problems so far. The phone signal is weak because of the location - hope it didn't spoil your stay too much. Best wishes Linda
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Fantastic property in a beautiful part of France

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described and set in a beautiful little hamlet. The river was close-by and we were able to walk to Bonne village or to Aubeterre. It was restful and peaceful. Bonne has a new bar/restaurant and we could enjoy a 3 course meal in the evening for approx 15 euro per head. The interior of the property was very well presented with a large (cool) lounge and a large attic bedroom. There are many lovely little villages and towns within a short drive of the accomodation and none of it seems too "touristy". We were so relaxed we even joined the library in Riberac and borrowed some English books. We would certainly return for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the house and the area. Good to hear the restaurant in Bonnes is a success - great to have in the village. You are most welcome to come again!
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Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, very peaceful and excellent location for walking along the river into Bonnes. Only downside was we had no internet for our three day stay. The property was lovely and clean and the bread, wine etc. in the fridge was most welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. There is now a dongle at the cottage which provides some internet access but reception is not wonderful.
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Petit Coin- a gorgeous high quality cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

What a super cottage this is. An elegant really comfortable lounge tastefully furnished. The kitchen has everything one needs for preparing meals in - which we did for four nights and as the weather was so good we were able to eat outside under the open ( covered) area with nice seats.

The bathroom is spacious and perfectly clean. The bedroom is huge with ample room for suitcases etc. We slept soundly in the well ventilated room.

It's so nice to be in such a peacefully quiet area - not overlooked by anyone and real privacy - sitting in the deck chairs in the sun until late (the cottage is a real sun trap) after driving around the area was so relaxing.

We have had a fabulous time here. If you want to get away from it all yet be within striking distance of many interesting places ( there is lots of useful information in the cottage this is the place to be. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Aubeterre sur Dronne
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
River beach, Aubeterre sur Dronne
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Bonnes,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

The rental rate includes bedding, towels and cleaning of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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