|Le Citron, Thiollet||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||2||Double sofabed downstairs, sleeps 2|
This beautiful Manor House is tucked away in a tiny hamlet just 1,5km from Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. With its subterranean church, cafe culture, river beach and kayaking its a great place to visit for both young and old.
Inside the house is packed with bags of French charm and many original features. Sympathetically renovated recently, with home comforts in mind, the old and the new sit together seamlessly. Every effort is made to ensure we have attended to little things and a lot of attention to detail has been included around the house. Indeed, many returning guests have said it feels like home away from home.
There are 3 upstairs bedrooms and a fourth bedroom downstairs with a sofabed. Ideally, the house sleeps 6 people comfortably but teens may enjoy the downstairs bedroom away from the rest of the family.
Outside, there is half an acre of enclosed private garden with views towards Aubeterre and a swimming pool with raised decking for the sun worshippers in the family. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn and therefore, it is ideal for a game of petanque or two! Built-in bbq and shady area for those who prefer to simply relax and enjoy a good book.
Also outside is a ping-pong table and a dart board.
Welcome pack is provided
Damage deposit of 200 euros is required
The kitchen and dining room are open plan and very well equipped with all modern appliances.
This is a very light airy area and a true heart of the house meeting point.
Large square dining room table suitable for formal and informal dining.
The main lounge comfortably seats everyone.
The tv is a 55" with dvd and cable tv.
The wi-fi is extended to both sides of the house.
There is a cupboard full of board games and also WII games for energetic children.
Three upstairs bedrooms :
2 kingsize rooms.
1 double room.
1 downstairs sofa bed in the study/4th bedroom.
Bed configurations can be changed. I also have twin beds.
House bathroom with bath and above bath shower and washbasin and toilet.
Main bedroom, en suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.
Three log burners and electric radiators in all bedrooms.
Heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
Ping pong table.
The garden has a few different areas to enjoy.
There is a pool and deck with sun loungers.
An outside lounge area with parasols to relax and read.
A pergola covered eating area adjacent to the pool.
The garden is fully fenced, private and flat. Ideal for families and pets.
Lots of outdoor parking.
Four cars can easily fit on the gravel outside the house.
Suitable for families and extended family.
Suitable for small children.
Suitable for teens.
A Damage deposit of 200 euros is required on arrival and will be refunded promptly after your stay
I'm a photographer. The light in France is amazing and Ive been able to capture some fabulous moments through my lens. Some of these images hang in frames in my house. I hope you will enjoy looking at them when you visit.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||I absolutely fell in love with the area when I came on holiday here around 5 years ago. Living just outside Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of France's prettiest villages in the Charente, yet simply a hop, skip and a jump into the Dordogne seems idyllic to me.|
|Unique benefits of property||I'm close to many things but tucked away in a quiet spot. What could be more relaxing on a sun filled summers day! OR in the heart of winter, curled up on the couch with a book and the wood burner going great guns :)|
Visit Hotel de France on Friday evenings for happy hour at 19h00 until 20h00. They do excellent fish and chips or burgers and chips for 10euros per person. Make sure you book in summer months
Tree climbing on ropes in the trees and finally on a zip wire across this lovely nature park. Suitable for most age groups (not suitable for anyone infirm) Highly recommend a trip here as its lovely to have a picnic in the summer too.
Angouleme is a 40 minute drive but for those who enjoy Asterix and many other cartoons. This is a must see. The musem often has other exhibitions on at the same time and children can get interactive and make their own cartoons.
Lake Jemaye, is approx 35 mins drive from the property. There you will find a beautiful fresh water inland lake and white sandy beach. Along with a safe swimming area, life guards during July/August, forest trail walks and kayaking. Restaurants serving light bites/drinks/ices. Toilet and changing facilities. Free parking. Well worth a visit