Holiday house and pool, sleeps 14, Aubeterre - PC007145

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC007145 Advertiser since: 3 June 2019
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Maison Fleurie Self Catering Sunday 6 14 4 Incs double sofabed in downstairs living room

About this property

Spacious House with a Large Pool, Beautiful Location. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A charming family house in what is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, sleeping 14 adults/children, with an additional 3 cots for infants. Perfect entertaining space for large extended families or groups of friends, with flexible accommodation organised as follows: House on street level (sleeps 8): 3 double bedrooms 1 twin room, 1 family bathroom with bath and shower; 1 additional wc; snug/tv room; open plan sitting room/dining room; kitchen; balcony terrace with dining area. Adjoining apartment on garden level (sleeps 6); 1 double bedroom; 1 twin room; 1 sitting room with double sofabed; 1 kitchen/diner. Garden with large 6m x 12m heated pool and covered bbq area; adjoining paddock with access to the river Dronne.

Both floors have a large terrace with a view overlooking the pool. There is a large garage located downstairs at garden level in the property that we use as a gamesroom where you’ll find gym equipment (TRX, kettlebells, battle ropes), table tennis, table football and dart board (bring your own darts!).

There is a main garden where the pool is located and a separate paddock which can be used for group games such as pétanque. There is ample parking at the side of the property accessed via the additional entrance as well as the main driveway at the lefthand side of the property as you look at it from the roadside.

We recommend the property in its entirety for groups of family/friends who enjoy relaxing in a charming location.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There are 2 kitchens at the property alongside an outside bbq area in the main garden.

The main kitchen is upstairs, with an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, and a new fridge-freezer.

Downstairs there’s a pool level kitchen, with hob, kettle and fridge-freezer.

The bbq area is located in the main garden near the pool.

Living rooms

There are 2 main living rooms. One upstairs and 1 downstairs. Both are spacious.

There is also a snug upstairs where there is a large tv, books and dvds.

Bedrooms

There are 6 bedrooms in total.

Upstairs:
3 x double rooms
1 x bunk room

Downstairs:
1 x double room
1 x twin room

Plus 1 x sofabed (located in the living area downstairs)

Bathrooms

There are 2 bathrooms and 3 wcs in total.

Upstairs:
1 x family bathroom - large bath, walk in shower, toilet and basin
1 x toilet with basin

Downstairs:
1 x large shower room with basin
1 x toilet with basin

Heating

House heating for the colder months and pool heating are available on request.

Entertainment

Large tv upstairs in the snug and downstairs in the living room.
Gamesroom downstairs with table tennis, table football and dart board.
Gym equipment in the garage downstairs.
Lots of infalatables for the pool located in the garage.
Pétanque sets.
Digital radio.
Books and dvds.

Garden and outside

Large main garden with pool.
Large paddock to the side of the property.
Pretty front garden with plenty of flowers.
Access to the Dronne river from the back of the property.

Parking and garages

1 x Garage
1 x Main driveway
1 x Additional driveway located to the right hand side of the property accessed via the paddock.

Visitor suitability

Large family / friend groups.
Children and babies welcome.
Dogs welcome provided mess is tidied up and the property is respected.

Information about any additional facilities

Washing machine.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Petit Bersac
Distance: 7 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Longeveau
Distance: 5 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Stables Des Chênes
Distance: 11 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Aubeterre sur Dronne Tourist Information walking trails

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Château des Plassons, Le Plasson, 16190 Bors
Distance: 11 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Suzanne Lacey

My husband and I own the property in Aubeterre sur Dronne. We are now a family of 4 with two little people aged nine months and just over two. When I’m not on maternity leave I work at Deloitte in consulting as does my husband (where we met). We live in London and enjoy Aubeterre with family and friends when we can. We love it when others get to enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Aubeterre. This is why we choose to let the property a little, especially during the Spring and Summer months.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? Aubeterre sur Dronne is officially one of the prettiest villages in France. It is a beautiful village with a fantastic square, great restaurants, and an authentic Sunday market. Aubeterre is well located for both Bordeaux and Bergerac airports, which for us was a big plus when we were looking to buy a holiday house in France. Aubeterre is set on the banks of the river Dronne and has a wonderful river beach very near the property as well as kayaking which is great fun - especially if it’s followed by a picnic. Of course, it is also extremely well located for tours of the Bordeaux and Bergerac wine regions, alongside fantastic market towns such as Perigueux. The house has such a fantastic garden and pool that we often spend time simply relaxing with a drink or maybe an ice cream from the local ice cream seller in the village. It is family and couples friendly and has a well stocked local shop for key supplies, whilst Chalais nearby has bigger supermarkets and another great market.
Unique benefits of property The pool is the largest in Aubeterre and has a fantastic view looking up towards the centre of the village. The house has a wonderful terrace with views onto woodland that line the banks of the river Dronne, as well as further views of Aubeterre. The house is great for family/friend get togethers as it sleeps 14 people. It is spacious and tastefully decorated to provide a homely and typically French feel. It is both relaxing and charming - all key reasons to come and stay.

The Owner Recommends

Creperie de la Source

Fantastic crepes and galettes. Located in the village serving both lunchtime and evening meals.

Hotel de Perigord

Wonderful a la carte food. Must book in advance as it gets busy. Fabrice and his wife Rachel are extremely friendly.

Hotel de France

The iconic hotel in the square that holds a happy hour on a Friday between 7pm and 8pm.

Chalais

Great local town with a wonderful Monday market and large supermarket and farm shop.

Perigueux

Fantastic Saturday market. A pretty town with lots to see - well worth a day trip.

Brantome

A pretty town about 45mins drive from the house. A good day trip.

Bordeaux

Well worth a visit to the centre of Bordeaux itself. Great shopping, restaurants and sites to see.

Bergerac

A very pretty town. Another day trip. Picinic on the river banks or take a boat tour along the river. Good shopping and restaurants also!

St. Emilion

The heart of right-bank Bordeaux wine - tasting galore in a beautiful town with pedestrian streets, churches, outdoor cafes and gourmet restaurants