Lovely cottage with stunning views, Charente - PC006352

1km from Bonnes, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC006352 Advertiser since: 30 April 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Gatinaud Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 3 2

About this property

Detached cottage with stunning countryside views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This stylish French holiday cottage is set in a quiet rural hamlet, is perfect for escaping the stresses and cares of a busy life or to use as a base for house-hunting in the beautiful Dorodgne and Southern Charente.

Its hilltop location offers panoramic views across the rolling countryside of the Dronne valley. The south facing patio is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a cool glass of wine on warm evenings. A bbq and ample garden furniture are provided. If you prefer, lose yourself in a tree slung hammock. The cottage is situated within walking distance of an boulangerie and bar/restaurant. There are also some lovely country and riverside walks on the doorstep.

The large private garden is enclosed and has mature trees and shrubs.

There is off road parking within our fully enclosed garden.



Kitchen and dining

The newly refurbished kitchen comes with a gas cooker, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

Living rooms

There is a spacious double height open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area. The living room has French windows opening onto a private, south facing patio.


The master bedroom has a double bed and wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. It includes an en suite bathroom and wc.

The second bedroom comes with a single bed as well as a wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. It has an en suite shower room and wc.

Bed linen provided.


Master bedroom en suite: Toilet, basin, bath with shower tap. Heated towel rail.

Second bedroom en suite: Toilet, basin, shower. Heated towel rail.


There are electric wall heaters in all rooms.


For evenings there is a tv with Freesat tuner for UK channels, dvds, books and games.

The radio/cd player has a usb socket (Apple compatible, please bring your own connecting lead).

Wi-fi is available to allow you to "stay in touch", however will not enable you to stream videos etc...

Garden and outside

The large enclosed garden has mature trees and shrubs, garden furniture, bbq and a covered patio.
There are stunning views of Bonnes and the Dronne Valley.

Parking and garages

Off road parking is provided with the fully enclosed garden.

Visitor suitability

No pets allowed.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen provided, towels can be made available at an additional cost.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
Distance: 7 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir de Longeveau
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bors de Montmoreau
Distance: 7 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Emillion, Bergerac, Bordeaux


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnez au Pays d'Aubeterre

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Elaine Courtney

Hi, we are David & Elaine Courtney. We bought the cottage in 2008 after visiting friends in this area. We value the times we've spent at the cottage and always leave feeling rested and relaxed.<br/>We pride ourselves on offering not only a great location to explore the Charente, Dordogne and Maritime region, but a peaceful, welcoming holiday home.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We love visiting France and were captivated with the beautiful countryside views. The rolling holls and sunflower fields really let you feel as though you're "getting away from it all". especially the daly commute! Upon arrival, we can almost feel the stress melting away when we first see the view from the garden.
Unique benefits of property The detached cottage is located in a peaceful hamlet of just five properties. The tree-slung hammocks inside the fully enclosed garden are the perfect spot to relax in the shade or stargaze in the evenings.
The covered patio area allows you to enjoy the country side views and to enjoy Bonnes rush hour (when you can see all of three cars in the valley below!

The Owner Recommends


Voted one of the 'most beautiful villages of France' in 1993, Aubeterre sur Dronne has been built up on the hillside above the river. It has an amazing underground monolithic church hewn out from the rock.

The square has a number of bars and restaurants to choose from, it also hosts a market on Sunday mornings.

Canoes/Kayaks are available to hire at the beach to relax on and explore the river Dronne.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chris. 20 May, 2019

A charming cottage in a peaceful hamlet. Large private garden, with far-reaching views. A few minutes from a pretty village, with a boulangerie and restaurant. Perfectly located for visiting local towns, including the beautiful Aubeterre. Well equipped and comfortable. Easy to book, with helpful and efficient owners. Will definitely be booking another visit.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review, we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.