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.