The Charbonnaud gite, originally built in 1868, was used as a working wine cave, complete with wine vats and wine press, and has now undergone a complete renovation in 2017. It is a beautiful 2-bedroom fully self contained cottage tastefully decorated with modern and retained rustic features.:
It is located on a 6 hectare farm full of pretty flowers, gardens and stunning countryside. It also has a large 10 x 5 metre salt water pool and pool house, for those long hot summer days.
Views from the pool look onto paddock’s where sheep and chickens roam freely.
The gite's french doors lead directly to a comfortable, relaxing private BBQ and outside area which is an ideal spot to forget the rest of the world, relax and soak up the sunshine.
The spacious kitchen, living & dining areas are open plan. The living room is furnished with two armchairs and a large comfortable corner sofa that converts into a double bed. The dining area has a large table suitable for seating 8 people. There is a wood burner with wood storage space for the cooler times of year, freeview satellite box, flat screen TV, DVD player, blue tooth speaker and independent wi-fi to complete the entertainment section.
The light airy kitchen is fully equipped and has a dishwasher, full size electric cooker, a large fridge-freezer, microwave and range of coffee making facilities including a coffee machine for freshly brewed morning coffee. Tea - both herbal and English breakfast, are provided for your convenience
The gite is single storey for ease of access and both the bedrooms and the bathroom lead off the main living area. The gite has tiled floors throughout except for the master bedroom which has a wooden oak floor.
The clean fresh decor flows into the master bedroom which has a sumptuous queen size bed, an antique french armoire (wardrobe), a large window overlooking farm paddocks and its own french doors that lead directly out onto the outside area.
The twin bedroom has two single beds, a french armoire and a large window also overlooking farm paddocks.
Both bedrooms have two pillows per person but more are available on request. All pillows and duvets are hollow fibre and hypo allergenic.
A 6kg washing machine is located in the bathroom area. The bathroom is tiled throughout and has good sized shower, toilet and a heated towel rail. There is also a hairdryer for your use.
There is a vacuum cleaner, general cleaning equipment an ironing board and iron for your use along with an airer for your clothes.
Freshly laundered linen is supplied for all the beds along with bath and hand towels. Pool towels are also supplied for your convenience.
Adult and kids bikes are available for your use.
A cot and high chair are available on request.
A complementary welcome hamper will be provided on arrival . Fresh homegrown seasonal vegetables, produce and eggs are available to purchase on request.
There are markets virtually every day of the week in this area, selling wonderful local produce, including foie gras, wines, cheeses and lovely fruit and vegetables. Ribérac’s renowned market a 15 minute drive away and is held on Fridays. It is full of local quality produce and friendly faces and definitely worth a visit.
It is worth noting that most markets are over by lunchtime, so you need to be up early! Here is a list of other markets in the area but it is not exhaustive:
Monday – Tocane St Apre (on the road to Perigueux) and Chalais
Tuesday – Brantôme (July & August), Nontron, La Roche Chalais
Wednesday – Perigueux, Bergerac, Montpon, La Tour Blanche
Thursday – St Astier
Friday – Bergerac, Brantôme, Ribérac
Saturday – Bergerac, Lalinde, Nontron, St Aulaye, Verteillac
Sunday – Brantôme (July & August) and Verteillac with its Antique market on the 1st Sunday of every month during the year.
There are also numerous outdoor activities within easy walking/driving distance such as the Aubeterre river beach complete with a bistro bar and activities for all the family, the Poltrot adventure play area within 2 kms, canoe hire on the Dronne river 2kms away and the Aubeterre 9 hole golf club for those wishing to play golf or try their hand at it. Golf clubs for you use can be hired direct from the golf club.
Aubeterre Sur Dronne known as one of the best 'Beau Villages' (Beautiful Villages) in France has several outstanding restaurants and cafes,a beautiful village square hosting a Sunday food market, a bank with an ATM and numerous shops for those precious holiday momentous
The market towns of Riberac and Chalais, for all your grocery needs,are located within an easy 15 minute drive. If you wish to venture further afield the Beau Village of Brantome is a 45 minute drive east , the city of Angolueme a 45 minute drive north, the capital of cognac making, the city of Cognac, is 45 minutes west and the wine making region St Emillon and Bordeaux are just over an hour away.
If you require any further information please feel free to contact the owners Andrew and Ronda Dickie
Hope to see you soon