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Luxury couples gite near Aubeterre Sur Dronne, South West France

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bed gite with stunning views and private 10x5m pool

Totally refurbished in 2017, this luxury hideaway is close to Aubeterre Sur Dronne, one of France's most beautiful villages. Our one bedroomed gite with king size bed is tastefully furnished and has french doors leading out onto a private patio and 10x5m swimming pool, both with stunning rural views. Perfect for couples looking for peace and quiet amidst glorious countryside but still close to many excellent restaurants and with plenty of local attractions and activities to enjoy nearby.

Our gite has been fitted out to the highest standard, with a french style to the furnishings and decoration. The Rococo inspired bedroom has a fabulously comfortable king-size bed and plenty of hanging and drawer space, plus an adjoining, characterful en-suite with large shower. In the cosy sitting area, there are two leather tub-chairs facing a wall-mounted flat screen smart TV with DVD player and Freeview box. The sitting and kitchen area is light, bright and sun-filled due to the double-width french doors which open directly out onto the private terrace. With a 'table for two' right outside, you can enjoy breakfast on those sunny mornings, or relax in the shade on the large cushioned sofa nestled amidst the honeysuckle and jasmine. The panoramic views are simply stunning and the sheltered, flower-filled courtyard is a real sun-trap. The 10x5m private pool is right next to the gite, and has a large decked area with sun-beds and parasols, plus another delightful eating area that makes the most of the amazing views.

We are situated at the end of a no-through road, which continues on to a green lane and offers lovely walks around the beautiful charente countryside. We are a stones throw from the rivers of La Brousse and La Dronne, which offer many river activities including organised canoe trips. The village of St Severin is a couple of minutes away by car and has all local amenities including two bars, two restaurants, a boulangerie, chemist and bank. Golf enthusiasts will love the 9-hole golf course at the nearby Manoir de Longeveau. The stunning, characterful village of Aubeterre Sur Dronne is just 5 minutes by car and has a choice of numerous excellent restaurants and a small Sunday Market. A little further afield is the bustling town of Riberac, whose Friday market is one of the best in the area, or in the opposite direction, the Chateau-topped town of Chalais has a busy Monday market. The fabulous cities of Perigueux, Angouleme and Bordeaux are all about an hours drive away, and the Gironde estuary and the coast no more than two hours.

More Details

Owner
Fran Gleed
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Séverin in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

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Luxury couples gite near Aubeterre Sur Dronne, South West France
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and lovely owners. We found a little gem. 5 star all round. Love Carl and Sue.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect gite. Everything you could wish for has been thought of.

  • 5 of 5

Do yourself a favour and stay here. Idyllic location with fabulous views.

The gite is superbly equipped and really welcoming. Comfortable bed and high class decor. You can even watch English TV if you want to.

Whole experience was first class. Lots of things to do in the local area too and some fine food and wine.

You will not regret staying here

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Severin
Nearest Ferry
532 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Manoir de Longeveau
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Petit Bersac
Car: necessary

Les Cimes des Arbres is the last property on a rural no-through road which continues on to a green lane and offers lovely walks around the beautiful charente countryside straight from your door. Famous for its fields of sunflowers, the rolling green landscape of the Charente is both picturesque and easily accessible by car, or at a slower pace, by bicycle along the quiet back lanes and 'chemin blancs'. The gite is just a stones throw from the rivers of La Brousse and La Dronne where you can rent canoes on several different stretches of the river, plus golf enthusiasts will love the 9-hole golf course at the nearby Manoir de Longeveau.

The friendly little village of St Severin is just a couple of minutes away by car and has all local amenities you might need, including two bars, two restaurants, a boulangerie, hairdresser, chemist and bank - and a useful Spar shop open until 7pm every day except Sundays.

The stunning 'plus beaux village' of Aubeterre Sur Dronne, the jewel of southern Charente, is just 5 minutes by car and has a choice of numerous excellent cafe's and restaurants surrounding its tree-lined square. Tumbling down the hillside from the chateau, its cobbled back streets and interesting little artisan shops make it a pleasant place to stroll around and take in the atmosphere. Not to be missed is the awe-inspiring monolithic church of St Jean, hewn from solid rock in the 12th century and the largest subterranean church in Europe. Aubeterre's small Sunday morning market is well worth a visit, as is the river beach at the foot of the village.

Less than 20 minutes away is the bustling town of Riberac, whose Friday market is one of the best in the area, or in the opposite direction, the Chateau-topped town of Chalais has a busy Monday market. Both towns have large supermarkets plus numerous restaurants and pavement cafes.

About 45 minutes away by car is the idyllic town of Brantome. often known as the 'Venice of the Dordogne' due to its position on a loop of the river. The town has a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture including the magnificent benedictine abbey and the old stone bridge, weir and chocolate-box mill, all making for an unbelievably photogenic scene. The cobbled, pedestrian only back streets are filled with numerous shops and plenty of cafes and restaurants, many on the rivers edge.

The picturesque medieval village of St Jean de Cole is just 10 minutes further east of Brantome. Another of France's 'plus beaux villages', it's a magical, picture-postcard pretty place steeped in history, with a superb chateau, a unique church and half timbered houses surrounding its leafy central square, plus a beautiful stretch of river with its cobbled, hump-backed bridge dating from the middle ages.

Returning from Brantome, you'll have time to stop for a glass of wine in one the several cafes dotted around the charming village of Bordeilles. Dominated by the imposing 'Chateau de Bourdeilles' overlooking the river crossed by an ancient stone bridge and old mill.

Less than an hour to the south east lies the lovely old town of Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne. Part medieval, part roman, it is dominated by the 12th century Saint Front Cathedral, said to have been the inspiration for the design of the Sacre Coeur in Paris's Montmarte. Here, you'll discover modern shopping areas alongside the cobbled, pedestrian only back streets of the old town. Shaded squares set out with tables and chairs full of chatting lunchtime customers; chocolatiers luring you in with their sumptuous wares; the lively hustle and bustle of the Saturday street market - it's a fabulous town to spend the day in.

Just 45 minutes north of the gite is the historic town of Angouleme, standing on a rocky promontory overlooking the Charente River. Angouleme is full of large wide open boulevards which stand above the town's original ramparts, of which there are more than two kilometres remaining intact. Every September, Angouleme's roads becomes race tracks as vintage cars from far and wide come to take part in its famous 'Circuit de Remparts' classic car race.

Drive an hour south west through the rolling vineyards of the bordeaux wine area and you'll discover the world heritage site of Saint Emillion, a charming medieval town set on a hill, famous for its fine wines. Saint-Emilion is entered by way of one of the seven original medieval gates, and inside the walls you will discover steep narrow streets with beautiful buildings and open squares full of shops, restaurants and wine 'caves'.

Carry on just another half an hour south west and you'll find yourself in Bordeaux, one of France's most exciting and dynamic cities. 18 sq km of the city is Unesco-listed, making it the largest urban World Heritage site. With its pedestrianised boulevards, chic boutiques, restored neoclassical architecture, exceptional dining scene and more fine wine than you could possibly drink, you'll be hard pressed to fit it all in one visit

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