Village House near Riberac

10/10
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (16km from Riberac), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC004566 Advertiser since: 2 February 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Graham's Retreat Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2

About this property

Enchanting Village House with Roof Terrace. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This wonderful property sits in the heart of the village of Aubeterre-sur- Dronne. All of the facilities and entertainment are within walking distance which is a huge bonus for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Walk into this  property and you will experience the  magical features of a hidden gem.  The courtyard is secretly tucked away out of view from  the village street built into the rock. It towers over 4 floors and is nestled into the hillside.  From the roof terrace  there are breath taking views 360 degrees of fields, courtyard, cliffs, and the beautiful village and beyond. Lots of room in the house for everyone, ideal for families and friends giving everyone space with bathrooms on both sides of the property making it almost 2 houses in one. It has an acre of land where you can explore and even camp with yet another cave to discover. The village  property is located in one of the most beautiful villages in France.  There are 4 bedrooms on different  levels.  There is a kitchen with living area. There are 2 shower rooms with toilet and wash basin and another off the courtyard.  The garage is at the front of the property.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with double size oven and hob. Dining room table with access to the courtyard

Living rooms

Living room is linked to the kitchen dining room. There is also a large seating area leading onto the roof terrace

Bedrooms

There are 4 bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 - double bed on a mezzanine
Bedroom 2 - double bed
Bedroom 3 - king size double bed
Bedroom 4 - king size double bed plus two single beds

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1 - 3rd floor includes shower, wash basin and toilet built into the cliff.
Bathroom 2 - 2nd floor includes shower, wash basin and toilet

Toilet - ground floor

Heating

Wood burning stove and oil heaters

Entertainment

Aubeterre-sur Dronne hold lots of events particularly in the summer.

Garden and outside

There is a large private roof terrace, secluded courtyard, enormous cave and lots of land attached to the house

Parking and garages

Garage integrated into the house with gates

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair access or limited mobility

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Verteillac first Sunday each month and various brocante locally in Riberac
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout, carp,black bass
Name of nearest fishing location: The river Dronne
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Pillac
Distance: 6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Roman, Abubeterre
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Aubeterre

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs loraine graham

France never fails to impress me since first visiting the place in 1998. My family have enjoyed lots of holidays here and it is from our own experience that we decided to create this holiday home for people to enjoy.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The Charente is without doubt a beautiful region in France which has a varied landscape appealing to all ages. The weather is also a major attraction because it has endless hours of sunshine equal to the Mediterranean climate. The landscape is gentle with its rolling hills and the light is clear, sharp and bright creating picture perfect views. It is always a pleasure to come back again and again!
Unique benefits of property It is in a central location in one of the most beautiful villages in France. The property is large so that it can accommodation two families or a large party of people. All of the rooms are extremely spacious and can be accessed on either side of the house giving separate entrances as well as being integral to the main house. It boasts the largest roof terrace giving a 360 degree view of the landscape in front of the property and the view of the hillside behind. This property is part built into the rock giving it some unique features such as a cave and a bathroom and kitchen showing the rock formation. It provides shade in the hot summer sun and offers a large sun terrace to enjoy the sunshine. It provides a unique experience of a Charente house in this popular holiday village with all amenities accessible on foot to shops, restaurants, river breach and is next to the ancient Monolithic church.

The Owner Recommends

Aubeterre Garden Centre and Sunday Market

Enjoy the variety of plants and the Sunday market full of local produce.

Aubeterre River Beach

This is walking distance and offers a snack bar and restaurant. Lots of sports for all of the family and the opportunity to sit and watch the world go by.

Aubeterre Village Square

Selection of restaurants and bars with music and various entertainment throughout the summer

Brantome

This is often referred to a 'little Venice' with a river that flows around the town. Great day out for everyone.

Chalais Market

Market held every Monday morning

Monolithic Church

12th century, this is the largest subterranean church in Europe, Its original purpose was to conserve religious artefacts in a series of pits, and in a reliquary (“a container of Holy relics”), inspired by the Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was discovered during the First Crusade at the end of the 11th century.

Pottery Shop

This is next door with some excellent styles of pots for sale

Riberac Market

Market every Friday morning

Saint Emillion

Only a short drive fantastic village with a huge choice of world renown wines and restaurants

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Carl & Heather 30 August, 2016

We loved Graham's Retreat. It was a lovely property with plenty of space and large rooms. Although the temperatures were approaching 100 degrees F outside, most of the house remained cool both day and night.
The sun terrace is a fantastic spot to sunbathe or relax during the evenings and has wonderful views of the countryside.
The village centre and the river beach was only 5 minutes walk so you can park your car and walk everywhere.
I cannot fault anything really and will be recommending this property to family and friends