Charming traditional French one bedroomed cottage boasts an open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room with character features such as stone-tiled floor, exposed stone walls and wooden beams and Charentaise fireplace with large woodburning stove. Wi-fi throughout the property.
The large double bedroom, accessed directly from the staircase in the living room is spacious and airy with en-suite shower room (also houses washing machine). Hair dryer, iron and small ironing board provided.
The kitchen is equipped with a bottled gas hob and mains electric single oven, sink, 12 bottle wine cooler, and separate fridge with small freezer compartment. All crockery, glassware, cooking equipment and utensils are provided.
Local fishing on the River Dronne: Fishing on the Dronne is relatively easy with its steady flow, plenty of cover from over-hanging trees to floating reed beds. The river is only 5 minutes walk away from the house, or why not canoe down river with the family, pull over and fish? There are lots of places to do this. Licences can be easily obtained at the local convenience store in Aubeterre. Any other fishing equipment can be bought at the large supermarkets at either Chalais or Riberac a 15-20 minute drive away. Not only is Aubeterre a fantastic place to holiday, it has some really good fishing too, the best of both worlds. Have fun!
Getting here: Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are both just over an hour's drive away, with Limoges being slightly further away. Car hire is recommended and readily available at all airports.
We are 7-8 hours drive from the northern ports such as Le Havre, Dieppe and Calais, and this is a superb way of seeing the beautiful, French countryside.
There is a delightful, friendly river beach at Aubeterre, only 5 minutes walk away from your holiday house. As well as a sandy beach area, during the summer season there is also a cafe /bar serving snacks and drinks and a children's play area.
10 minutes drive away from your holiday house is the Country Club, Manoir de Longeveau, with a 9 hole golf course where you are welcome to play.
At Aubeterre, one of the prettiest villages in France, there is a very small local produce market on a Sunday morning. The small town of Chalais is 15 minutes drive away, where you can find a large, traditional French market on a Monday morning which takes over the whole town. The larger Riberac market is not to be missed every Friday morning.
Out and about: The following activities are all available in and around Aubeterre:
children’s play area
Stunning architecture, fantastic weather, the perfect combination for a relaxing holiday in France! Aubeterre is officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The magnificent monolithic underground church is only 100 yards from your house. Plus lots of other historic buildings to marvel at in this quaint village.
Visit the vineyards at St Emilion and the pretty town of Brantome is approximately 45 mins drive away. The historic town of Perigeux is worth a visit. Cognac, the home of Brandy is approximately 60 mins. Large supermarkets are close at hand at (Chalais 15 mins and larger ones at Riberac 20 mins).Further afield visit the coast with beautiful beaches at Royan. La Rochelle and Arcachon are popular seaside towns with fantastic seafood restaurants.