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Beautiful Country House on 7ha, private heated pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 And 2 Half Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Cotinet was a wine and Pineau farm, built in 1843. Now it is a beautiful country house with character and renovated with taste. The main house sits on a large courtyard surrounded by barns. All this is on a large plot (7ha) with fields all around and a private fishing lake. The views are stunning. The 100-metres long private access way brings you to the courtyard closed with an electric fence.

The house consists of a large fully equipped kitchen, easily seating 10 people, 2 living rooms with fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets. Obviously the house has satellite TV (200+ channels), free WIFI and a music soundbar for streaming your own music.

Cotinet has also many features outside: a brand new private heated pool (8x4) with a large new terrace, all day in the sun and with magnificent views on the fields and the lake; a "games barn" with a ping pong table, a shuffle board, darts, kubb, badminton net; a new pétanque field, lighted for playing in the late hours and ... a private fishing lake for your leisure (bring your own gear please). At the kitchen, lunch and dinner (or a barbecue on the available Weber set) can be served outside on a large table made from wood of the farm accompanied by modern 'box' chairs. Siesta can be taken on the deck at the pool or swinging in a hammock in the shade of two beautiful sycamore trees.

This little paradise is situated in the south of the Charente, at the border of the Dordogne with many attractions and villages around. The sportive traveller can play on a 9-hole golf court (Longeveau) about 9kms from Cotinet, can play tennis (Longeveau) or can rent a kayak in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (9kms). There are many mountain bike trails starting from Aubeterre. You can also rent a 2CV at Aubeterre and take a beautiful drive throughout the marvellous landscape.

Cotinet is the right place to visit some remarkable places like Bordeaux and Arcachon with the highest dune in Europe (2 hours drive) or driving north to Oradour-sur-Glane (1hrs40). You can take a guided tour in the cognac wineries (of course don't forget tasting) in Cognac (45 min) or explore the Dordogne (Brântome, the caves of Lascaux, Rocamadour). Finally the Atlantic is about 2 hours drive (Royan, La Rochelle).

Since we consider service to our customers extremely important you will find at the house very detailed documentation with all activities and attractions in the surroundings. Additionally we will provide a list of restaurants and shops. This way you can spend your time exploring everything the region has to offer. Talking about service, most importantly, we have hired a local company (Holiday Home Care) that takes care of professional cleaning of the house in between guests (mandatory extra cost of 180 euro per booking), provides bed and bath linen (12 euro pp), but also shows you around at arrival and is available 24/7 for emergency service.

In case of questions you can contact the owner or visit our own website at

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Jan and Nancy Dobbenie
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Jan and Nancy Dobbenie

The picture shows our family. We truly enjoy the house and its features ourselves as much as we can. We would like to share that joy with our guests.

Jan and Nancy Dobbenie purchased this chateau / country house in 2016

Why Jan and Nancy Dobbenie chose Bors

We were already searching a while for a peaceful but characteristic property when we stumbled on this old farm with magnificent grounds. We fell immediately in love and saw all the opportunities this house and the land offered. We enjoy very much the French lifestyle, the beautiful landscape and climate.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This property is truly unique that it is surrounded by 7 ha of real peace and tranquility. The marvellous lake, the old barns around the courtyard, the house... all make it perfect to us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bors in Charente

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , With a sink constructed from material of Cotinet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • All beds have new mattresses. Rooms are all painted and fresh.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide professional assistance with the support of a local company. Next to thorough cleaning and maintenance, they make sure that all emergencies are taken care of 24/7 !!


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Beautiful Country House on 7ha, private heated pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very good indeed but could be less autocratic toward people in their 60,s who are not likely to treat property in a thoughtless manner.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zeer mooie en rustige plaats.

  • 5 of 5

In de master bedroom was het bed schitterend, maar niet in alle kamers stonden er goede/nieuwe bedden.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes Haus und Anwesen, Ruhe Pur!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit zwei Erwachsenen, zwei Kindern und Hund für eine Woche hier. Das Haus ist sehr groß und mit allem Ausgestattet was man benötigt. Der Pool ist fast neu und auf 28/29 Grad beheizt, auch wenn wir das bei den Sommerlichen Temperaturen von 33 Grad nicht wirklich benötigt hätten. Jan, der Vermieter, war extrem Nett und hat es uns möglich gemacht sehr kurzfristig ( 1Tag nach Anfrage) sein Haus zu Vermieten. Er selbst wohnt nicht dort, aber Charles der Verwalter war immer erreichbar und war sehr hilfsbereit bei allen Fragen.

Bors und die Ungebung sind zwar etwas abgelegen aber Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind im Umkreis von 10-15min mit dem Auto in Hülle und Fülle vorhanden. Das Anwesen liegt extrem ruhig, auf einem riesigen Grundstück, mit verschiedenen Nebengebäuden. Wirklich sehr schön, wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nico & Susanne, It was a pleasure having you as our guests and for sure you are very welcome in the future. Kind regards, Jan and Nancy.
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  • 5 of 5

First of all I would like to thank the owner, great communications, real friendly guy and what a fantastic place he (and his family) got in the Charente.

The property is located higher up a hill and the surroundings are wonderfully quiet.

The house is spacious and feels good from the moment you walk in.

Inside it's very nicely decorated, with a big kitchen en 2 living rooms!

All facilities are provided. Very nice bedrooms en 2 bathrooms.

Outside we have a play barn for the kids(but we also made use of it a lot)

A petanque court and 7 acres of nature!! We brought a small inflatable boat to use on the pond to fish with our kids. Really nice!

Also the person who receives you at the house is really friendly and helpful.

The swimming pool is always at a nice temperature because it is heated.

Even on the days when it s a bit colder it is really nice to go for a swim.

We often went to Aubeterre which is a very nice village or chalais. Both within 15 minutes with the car. So is the supermarket or other facilities you need. I really recommend this place for a very very nice holiday!

So 2 thumbs up for this property and his owner! We had a fantastic stay.

Thanks again!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manoir de Longeveau
9 hole golf and tennis courts
Rotureau Didier
Bakery nearest to property
The School (L 'École)
Nice restaurant, a bit more sophisticated.
Les Mirandes
Nice Belgian couple having a B&B, also offering table d'hôte: for an excellent dinner !
La Brasserie de la Place
Nice restaurant!
Intermarché Super
Large supermarket. Counters with fresh meat, local cheese and fish.
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Mountain biking tracks (see website Circuit VTT sud Charente)
Kayaking, starting from Aubeterre
Place where you can rent Kayaks and do adventure trips. English spoken !
Chalais (Charente)
Calais Monday market: not to be missed !! Fresh Oysters and local produce
The old mill of Perdrigeau
Chateau de Barbezieux (castle)
Caves to visit. Excellent fish restaurants at marina ! Drive on to Talmont sur Gironde.
Aubeterre 2CV
Rent 2CV cars and drive around Aubeterre landscapes.
Nearest Airport
117 Kilometres
Bordeaux Mérignac (1hr 28)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
La Cloche (Bors) (5min)
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Longeveau 9-hole (12 min)
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
TGV Angoulême (39 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
36 Kilometres
N10/A10 (32 min)
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Le Bistrot des Halles (Montboyer) (10 min)
Nearest Beach
109 Kilometres
Plage Royan (1hr 44)
Car: necessary

Cotinet is the right place to visit some remarkable places like Bordeaux and Arcachon with the highest dune in Europe (2 hours drive) or driving north to Oradour-sur-Glane, the village destroyed by the nazi's during WWII (1hrs40). You can take a guided tour in the cognac wineries (of course don't forget the tasting) in Cognac (45 min) or explore the Dordogne (Brântome, the caves of Lascaux, Rocamadour). Finally the Atlantic is about 2 hours drive (Royan, La Rochelle).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £178.11
Pet Fee £267.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £890.54

Tourist tax is included in rental fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.