Set in a tranquil rural hamlet on the banks of the river Dronne, yet only a few minutes drive from one of the prettiest villages in France, you'll find La Retraite, a lovely old gite with exposed stone, huge wooden beams and bags of character. La Retraite sleeps six, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Set on nearly a quarter of an acre, it has an enormous living room, fully fitted kitchen and a lovely garden with an above ground swimming pool. The stunning river beach of Aubeterre sur Dronne is only four minutes away by car, as well as an array of restaurants and cafes in Aubeterre (classed as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France") and other nearby villages. There's a lot to do in the South Charente. Why not hire a bike and cycle the quiet lanes of the area, or go to one of the nearby vineyards for a wine, cognac and pineau tasting? You could hire a kayak, play nine holes of golf or a game of tennis. Or just sit under the catalpa tree and let everything pass you by.
House in Ragot, Nr. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, France - Tranquil Location, 4 Minutes Drive To River Beach, Restaurants And Shops
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Jan 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful House in peaceful surroundings.
We've just recently returned from 2 weeks at this lovely home with our 2 children aged 7 and 12.
The house is beautifully furnished, so spacious with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen is fabulous with everything you will need to cook as well as being a great size.
Our boys loved the pool table, the adults loved the outside space of an evening as well as the very well equipped DVD library!
We spent rather a lot of time at the lake as well as kayaking which we really recommend.
Beautiful area and some rather fabulous restaurants.
Communication with Susie was excellent and the information she gives you regarding the house / area is fantastic.
Thank you for a wonderful family holiday.
A special place!
We absolutely loved staying at this charming house. A quiet, calm location in a small hamlet, it was only a cycle ride to a pretty river, ropes course and moules frite Fridays! Several wonderful river beaches are nearby - two are within cycling distance which for us as a family of four smallish children was a great bonus. The house itself is beautiful and practical with lots of space inside and out. We loved it so much we will be going back again as soon as we can.
Stayed for a week in July and it was the perfect holiday. The adults loved the charming accommodation and idyllic location. Aubeterre exceeded our expectations. It really is a beautiful town with lots to see and explore. The kids loved the river beach that again exceeded our expectations as it has everything needed to keep them entertained. We rented kayaks and had a lovely trip down river. Local shopping is a bit pricey but plenty larger supermarkets nearby.
Piscine mare à canard Barbecue rouillé plein d'eau inutilisable Télévision uniquement chaînes anglaises même avec un essai de TNT et la. Cerise sur le gâteau les escaliers de meunier extrêmement dangereux Pas De penderies Bref énorme déception compte tenu du prix
We are very sorry that you were unhappy with your stay. I checked with your English speaking daughter both on the day of your arrival and the day of your departure, checking that you had everything you needed and that you had had a good stay. I asked if there was any feedback. Your daughter told me: "Hello Susie, my mum just came home and said she and her friends loved their stay and the region. Thank you so much for checking in and have a nice evening!". This does not seem to gel with your review.
Again, we are very sorry. We are at a loss as to some of your comments.
Aubeterre Sur Dronne sandy river beach is four minutes drive away. It has a bar, ice cream shop, cafe and toilets.
A car is essential for the gite. We are 1.5 hours from Bordeaux airport, 1.25 hours from Bergerac airport, 2 hours from Limoges airport, 2 hours from La Rochelle airport, 8 hours from Calais, 5.25 hours from St Malo, 6.25 hours from Cherbourg.
Aubeterre 4 mins, Chalais 20 mins, Bordeaux 1.5 hours, Bergerac 1.25 hours, St Emilion 50 mins, Brantome 1 hour
Local shops 4 mins, restaurants 4 mins, supermarkets 12 mins, bank 4 mins
Booking Notes: 25% deposit at time of booking, balance 8 weeks before booking date. Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturday. 4pm arrival, 10.30am departure.