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la Sauzade: gorgeous country house, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, nr Dordogne

People15
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WCs2
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Self-catering, heated private pool, 9 bedrooms, grounds

La Sauzade is a beautiful country house, built in the 18th century, within walking distance of the historic village Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. The house is intended to be my home rather than just a holiday let and every detail has been chosen with that approach in mind.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Most of the bedrooms look over the front lawn and swimming pool.

The ground floor consists of a large kitchen with substantial (2 m diameter) table, sitting room or family room, entrance hall, dining room, library. Behind the dining room and library is a down stairs bedroom with dressing room, stone fireplace, and its own bathroom. (Bedrooms are described below).

The house is furnished with antique furniture, as well as a wide screen Sony TV, separate TV, two play stations, DVD player, DVD collection, table tennis, etc.

I am now taking bookings for weeks in 2019 and 2020. If you are interested in booking during the summer holidays (or half term) in 2019 or 2020 I recommend that you book now. Half term in May 2019 remains available as of September 2018, as do other weeks in May and the first half of June 2019.

Rates for 2020 are as for 2018 and 2019.

Changeover during the season is on a Friday. Please read my terms before booking and do not hesitate to contact me first.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MY TERMS GOVERN ANY BOOKING.

More Details

Owner
Justin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Justin

Please contact me with any questions or comments before booking: I will endeavour to respond immediately.

Justin purchased this house in 2007

Why Justin chose Saint-Romain

Please see the reviews written by previous guests. The house has a lovely feel - it swallows people up and makes a great venue for a party of 15 adults and children. The heated pool is a total suntrap.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Saint-Romain around the Charente

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
  • There are 6 bathrooms and in addition a couple of separate stalls. The main bathrooms (i.e. bathroom 1, 2, 4 and the ground floor bathroom) were all refurbished in 2010. We used a number of suppliers. The hand painted tiles are from Marlborough Tiles (bathroom 4 and ground floor bathroom) and (bathroom 1) Douglas Watson. The stone (bathrooms 2 and 4) is from Stonells. Towels are provided (these are from Peter Jones): each adult should get a bath sheet and a hand towel, and also a towel for the pool. Each child gets the same but a bath towel rather than a bath sheet.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 9 bedrooms: 7 in the house and 2 in the adjacent cottage. Of these 9 bedrooms there are 5 with double beds (i.e. suitable for an adult couple), 3 with pairs of single beds (i.e. suitable for a couple of children or single adults), and on bedroom (bedroom 4) which has both a double bed and a single bed in it. The beds and mattresses (save 2) are from Litvinoff and Fawcett. The bed linen on the adult beds is from lindolino, i.e. pure linen. The children's beds have cotton. Duvets, mattress covers, and pillows are from Peter Jones (some of the children's duvets are from Ikea). The larger bedrooms all have somewhere to sit and read or write post cards. There are numerous chests of drawers, wardrobes etc. There are also 3 cots.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is let for parties of up to 15 so the facilities are intended to cater for approximately that number. This assumes a typical family group of say 6-8 adults, and the remainder children of various ages. The dining room is intended to sit say 8 adults whereas the kitchen can sit a much larger group. Daily cleaning, etc, can be provided at cost.

Reviews

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la Sauzade: gorgeous country house, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, nr Dordogne
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5

Magical Holiday

  • 5 of 5

While the photos of the house are stunning, they do not do justice to the house in real life which is just gorgeous. Grand but comfortable and with so much space. We were five families with children from 1 to 7 and all had the most wonderful time. The house has everything you could need and all the bedrooms are large and airy with the most comfortable beds. The grounds are huge and the kids were off for hours exploring and picking fruit from the trees. The pool is a godsend and always warm. The area itself is beautiful and we spent almost every day the river beach with wonderful swimming and a lovely little cafe. We have decided to come back every two years and make it a tradition as the children grow up. Cant thank you enough for letting us stay in your home. Best holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charli, thank you for you kind comments and for taking the trouble to write a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Justin
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5

Fabulous location, marvellous house, great facilities.

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for a family event in the nearby village. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of rooms in which to socialise or in which to escape. It had clean and well presented accommodation with a fantastic kitchen area. The outdoor space included a lovely veranda which was useful when it rained.

The house is a short walk from the village which is full of character and has some lovely shops and many restaurants and cafés.

A truely lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

La Sauzade is a wonderful setting for a holiday with friends. The house is very large with perfectly sized bedrooms for multiple

Families to share. The house is furnished to a very high standard with lovely furniture. The gardens and pool are ideal, with 100% privacy. Safety for children is perfect as the pool is behind a secure fence and alarmed. Justin provided us with great information of amenities close by. Tracy was available throughout our stay for any issues that arose locally. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular Country House

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful two weeks in this fabulous house.

La Sauzade is vast and there was ample space for our extended family of 15. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the grounds are impressive. We all thoroughly enjoyed the pool and were blessed with incredible weather making it a welcome escape from the heat.

The kitchen is very well equipped with high quality utensils and has a huge round farmhouse table where we enjoyed breakfasts and playing cards late at night.

All in all I could not recommend La Sauzade more highly for a relaxing family escape to a picturesque part of France.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous big family home

  • 5 of 5

This is a home, not an hotel. So some rooms are film set standard and some aren't - but those not are comfortable and homely. The house has two staircases, which I always think is fabulous. All rooms can be accessed via either staircase if required. We stayed with our 3 grown up children and their families. By locking some adjoining doors we were able to create private zones - complete with bathroom -for all 4 groups. Before arrival I had wondered whether the pool might feel too far away from the house. But that was a real advantage -possible to have a quiet swim before and after the children came down. The pool had shade when needed and is a good size. I have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter Many thanks for your kind comments. I am so glad that the holiday was a success. Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. kind regards, Justin
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5

Super house for large family or 2/3 families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 12 nights in La Sauzade with 8 adults, 4 children and 2 babies.

We had a wonderfull time enjoying the spacious rooms.

Every day we had breakfast, lunch and dinner "al fresco".

The swimming pool is large and clean.

The very small town Aubeterre sur Dronne is a beautifull place with a nice bar, some restaurants and shops like a butcher and a boulangerie.

We went twice to the plage at the river (5 minutes by car) and once to another nearby beach: both places are worthwhile to visit.

Shopping is 20 minutes drive in Chalais or Ribérac.

All members of the family will cherish memories of this wonderfull stay.

Luc Broos

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luc - thank you very much for your charming comments, I am so glad that your holiday was a success. J
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Location

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Hotel de France, Aubeterre
Nearest Ferry
514 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Longeveau
Nearest Train
12.5 Kilometres
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
N10 is 38km; A10 slightly further
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Passe Simple, Aubeterre
Nearest Beach
1800 Metres
Aubeterre: river beach
Car: recommended

La Sauzade is within walking distance of Aubeterre, one of Les plus beaux villages de France (this is, apparently, an official recognition rather than my own assessment).

The village has everything you might need for a relaxing French holiday including a range of restaurants and bars, post office, bakers, weekly market, bank, hairdresser, etc, as well as various craft shops celling local ceramics and jewellery.

Aubeterre is mostly built of stone and reflects the popular perception of an idyllic French village; there are 2 medieval churches, including one built from a single piece of stone which is the largest monolithic church in Europe.

During the summer there is a river beach in the village, with canoes, bicycles for hire and horse riding.

The house is also within easy driving distance of numerous famous towns and sights such as Bergerac, Surat, Cognac, and countless pretty villages.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Refundable security deposit is 30% of the rent to be paid at the time of booking. The rent is to be paid 12 weeks before the start of your holiday (unless your booking is within that period in which case the whole sum is due at the time of booking).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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