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Beautiful Location! Take a look. ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_MsTlFr8fs

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 Bathrooms! Huge out door under cover games, lounge & dining area!No car needed

villa!Maison Fleuve – your perfect river side retreat.This property is set in beautiful mature gardens with a wooded area to the rear of the property and private access to the river but yet only steps away from the picturesque village Aubeterre – officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France! With a total of seven bedrooms – 5 doubles, a twin/triple and a large quad – there are three en suite and 2 additional bathrooms including a spa bath! There are also two lounge areas,one for the children with, TV, PlayStation, Wii and Internet! Furthermore, there is the option to separate the ground floor into a self contained 2-bedroom apartment and the bedroom and bathroom on the 1st floor are ideal for wheelchair access or the elderly.

Relax in the 12 meter solar heated (April/ October) pool and dine in the super alfresco eating area with its huge BBQ,pizza oven and summer kitchen. Table tennis,large table football, pool or badminton – it’s all here! Furthermore, just a short distance down the road at the foot of the village, where the meadows meet the River Dronne, there is a riverside beach and restaurant, a canoeing center and tennis club. Or up the road in Aubeterre – relax with a glass of wine at a choice of superb cafes, restaurants and the hotel bar at Place Trarieux - comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees.

More Details

Owner
ROLAND HAINSWORTH
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About ROLAND HAINSWORTH

About Roland Hainsworth

Having moved from Cornwall to France in 2005, We spent two years renovating a luxury manor house overlooking the market town of Chalais and successfully built a rental business that grew annually until December 2011 when he purchased Maison De Fleuve and moved to Aubeterre. The extensive renovations were completed in March 2013. The aim was create the perfect property for group/ family holidays.

Taking what we learned from the last 6 years,we feel we have achieved that goal.

ROLAND HAINSWORTH purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why ROLAND HAINSWORTH chose Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Why Roland Hainsworth chose Aubterre sur Dronne, Location, location, location!! Idyllic setting overlooking the river, close proximity to the riverside beach and everything you require from the local village shop, bakery, butchers and chemist, plus a great choice of restaurants in the village square and the hotel bar. All less than 5 minutes walk! Locally there are further great facilities - such as a water park, several golf courses, a Formula 3 race-circuit, go-carts, jet-skis, quad bikes, tennis and - of course - fishing!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Nature with a beautiful French village/ More for the kids by far, more than any other house i know/ safe river frontage/ superb house layout with plenty of areas for personal space/ Heated pool( needed spring and early summer and great for a night swim)! 2016 we are creating a fantastic out side area, with pizza oven, BBQ and kitchen. This will enhance the games and lounge area that already works so well!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful house, you have obviously spent a lot of time and money creating a truly lovely home, it is very tastefully done. I am sure we will be back. Thanks Bill!
Aug 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aubeterre Square
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Longeveau golf
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Angouleme Main Line,
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Taverne Aubeterre
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Aubeterre river beach
Car: recommended

There is so much too do,from relaxing on the beach,too great wine and food.

For the more adventurous there's Golf,Tennis, go carting , jet bikes,quad bikes,race track,water park. All within 20 minutes!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne in Charente

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 5 - Wet room with sink and toilet!
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Sink
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French doors, onto the pool area!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , On the first floor,with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite with spa bath!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , En suite , with superb views!
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Or a double
    Bedroom 1 - 3 Child Bed , 4 CHILD BEDS ARE FULL SIZE BUNKS!
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , LOG CABIN, separate to main house!
  • Two double bedrooms with full en suite,one with a spa bath. Sleeps 16 in the main house,with an option for an additional 2 in the log cabin ( ideal for teenagers!) Additional charge of £100 per person per week for log cabin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
50 meters walk to a spa and health center!

Reviews

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Beautiful Location! Take a look. ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_MsTlFr8fs
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 reviews
5

great place for all the family to get together

  • 5 of 5

From before and throughout our stay, Roland was very helpful, straightforward and easy to deal with. The house itself is plenty big enough to handle large parties and is extremely well equipped. It's location is ideal to walk easily into town to eat, shop and see the attractions and the wider area has pretty much all you could want for holiday activities.

All in all, a great holiday location for what we as three generations of the family were looking for - would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, hope you can make it back again! Roland
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5

Excellent week in a great location

  • 5 of 5

3 generations of our family stayed at this lovely house for a week. The house is perfect for large family groups, with excellent facilities. The young ones enjoyed all the games and the swimming pool was excellent. We had a tremendous time and many thanks Roland for making this a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Something for everyone :)

  • 4 of 5

Family of 8 adults, two 5 year old's an 18month old and a dog. Sadly, our holiday was blighted by constant rain but fortunately the house had lots of games and toys to keep the children happy. The undercover pool table kept the adults busy :) When the sun came out we all made full use of the pool, home made pizza's made in the oven and BBQ's. The kids loved the swings and trampoline.

Roland was quick to respond to our emails/queries. The centre of town is literally a 5 minute walk from the house. We had a great meal across the road at the Taverne (worth booking). I would not hesitate to recommend this as a holiday house. Aubeterre and the surrounding areas are beautiful all the more so around this time of year when the fields are full of sunflowers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I Alison , Well it was a we one but at least warm! Glad you had a great time and see you soon i hope, warm regards Roland
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5

Wonderful comfortable house with great facilities, 5 minutes walk from village centre

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group of 8 adults and 7 children ranging from 17 to 1 and this house and location suited us all perfectly. Very comfortable spacious house and we made full use of the pool, games and play equipment for the little ones. It was great to have the luxury of all being together but also having plenty of space and many seating areas for a little peace when needed. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great family holiday home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a family party of 9 spanning 3 generations. Having viewed the property on HomeAway we felt that it would fulfill our holiday criteria. We had plenty of space to enjoy around the house but equally we felt that we could enjoy family time together. We particularly enjoyed the swimming pool as we had fabulous weather. The pool table was also enjoyed by all members of the family. As the beautiful village was only a few minutes away we were able to enjoy all its facilities from fresh bread, sun hats, cool drinks in the square & lovely food in the restaurants. On arrival, we were greeted by the owner Roland even though it was after 10pm. He was more than happy to show us around the property & even the log fire was lit for a warm welcome. It was great value for money & would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Thank you for such a kind review and hope to see you soon Rols & Sue !
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5

The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Maison du Fleuve is the perfect retreat

You forget all your worries and put up your feet

Sat round the pool where you can gaze upon

The ancient town walls of Aubettere Sur Dronne.

The house is a good size with plenty of charm

Instilling in oneself a good sense of calm

Two kitchens are handy, one up and one down

The veranda with games room the jewel in its crown

Each night we sat out to chat and play games

The pizza ovens great but ours went up in flames

Heed our advice and don't use too much wood

'Cos when there's no burnt bits the Pizza tastes good!

La Taverne is close by, the service is great

No complaints here for the food that we ate.

The kayaks were fun but the course is a test

Even Ray Mears would've struggled at best

Overall everyone had a great stay

The greatest of times in every way

So thank you to Roland, and Janie and Sue

Hopefully one day we'll rebook with you.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for such a great review and hop you can make it down in the future! Roland
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas New Year 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
£1,850
 
 
spring 2018
4 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
From
£225
 
 
early summer
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
summer
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
high season
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
 
late summer
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£900
for 4 nights
From
£225
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,550
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £10
Stay tax £0.30 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

We are offering a Sunday change over, as the flights and ferries are a lot cheaper and the roads are less busy,without lorries unless refrigerated! We can sometimes offer other change over dates.
Maison Fleuve sleep 16 people , with an option for another 2 children.. there is an additional cost of £100 per extra person per week..
£100 surcharge for central heating
Pool heating, solar free of charge, heat pump, £50 per week

*Please send an enquiry for bookings in 2017.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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