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Character farmhouse with magnificent views and large private pool near Chalais

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Nov-2016
4 ensuite bedrooms, large private pool, farmhouse kitchen near Aubeterre

Le Tilleul is a spacious Charentais farmhouse set in a small hamlet in south west France, near Chalais and Aubeterre sur Dronne, on the border of the Dordogne and Charente (the 2nd sunniest department of France). Comfortable, modernised and furnished to a high standard, this self catering house sleeps 8-10 plus a baby in 4 attractive bedrooms with an additional sofa bed in the living room.

The grounds include a large private 12x6m swimming pool with Roman steps and a deep end and two pool terraces offering space for loungers, tables, ice coolers, parasols and reclining chairs. The pretty landscaped garden provides a range of dining areas in sun and shade and a beautiful wild flower meadow, plus wonderful open views over rolling countryside to distant farms.

Inside, the impressive double height living room is arranged into 4 areas for reading, dining, relaxing overlooking the garden and watching TV. The Smart 40” HD TV has both satellite and internet channels including free Netflix and YouTube. The farmhouse kitchen is sympathetically updated with modern fitted units, a dining table, range cooker, dishwasher, storage and a log burner. Beyond the kitchen the utility room houses the washing machine, microwave and fridge freezers.

The tastefully furnished ground floor bedroom opens to the garden and contains a five foot double oak bed and matching furniture, with a private shower room, loo and basin. The three generous upstairs bedrooms are all individually styled with views over the garden and pool to the rolling countryside beyond. All are newly decorated and furnished and each sleeps 2 in a combination of double, and king-size/twin options. All bedrooms have ensuite facilities with 3 WCs. A cot is provided.

The location is peaceful and unhurried, surrounded by woodland and fields.

Chalais, the nearest town, holds a bustling weekly market, has a railway station with direct trains to Bordeaux and Angoulême, linking to the TGV, and offers a good selection of shops and services including an Intermarché supermarket, excellent boulangeries and boucheries. Eating out on Market Day is a treat with a variety of stalls selling hot and cold food, from home-made sweets to spit-roasted chickens. Le Bonne Humeur bar and restaurant occupies prime position in the centre of town where tables and chairs in the square offer shade from the sun in a pleasant location for whiling away time over coffee or drinks. Evening meals and good value lunches are also available. The Bodega, in a cool spot by the river opens for delicious tapas on certain days and Le Relais du Chateau is an excellent fine dining restaurant within the hilltop chateau that dominates the town. Tearooms, bars and patisseries also offer snacks and meals.

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (one of the loveliest towns in France),is only a short drive. Each visit brings new discoveries, including a wide choice of restaurants, some filling the square beneath the trees. The steep lanes and shady alleyways offer unexpected attractive views over the town and down to the River Dronne.

Here, a riverside beach offers fun on the sand, boating, swimming and family activities through the summer months. The ancient monolithic church, castle, delightful shops, bars and craft workshops attract 250,000 visitors annually,

Other attractions close by include a host of pretty villages, some with Romanesque churches; fascinating bastide towns like St Aulaye; the Double Forest; Riberac; Verteillac; Bergerac (famous for its attractive old town on the river and its Cyrano associations) and Brantôme (Venice of the Dordogne). From Le Tilleul you are also a short drive from Domaines, vineyards, chateaux and wine and brandy tasting tours in Cognac, Bordeaux. and the Unesco site of Saint-Émilion.

The area hosts numerous special events throughout the summer. These include the renowned Sud-Charente International Show Jumping Competition held in Chalais each August, summer exhibitions, firework displays, falconry shows, night markets, food festivals, boating, kayaking and canoeing, beach fun, feasts and much much more.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in the south east of England and until recently ran our own holiday cottage company. This has given us an in-depth understanding of the property rental business and what makes an enjoyable self catering experience. We have now bought our own beautiful farmhouse in south west France, as a holiday home, and would like others to enjoy its unique, relaxing setting and spacious character accommodation.

Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic Holiday At Le Tilleul

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Our one-year-old daughter absolutely loved running around the huge garden and splashing about in the enormous pool (a welcome change from our small, London flat). The house is set in charming countryside, and there are several walking routes that take you through fields (full of sunflowers in summer) and woods, which really enabled us to make the most of the superb location. Chalais and Aubeterre, which both have plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants, are both a short drive away. Chalais also has a railway station from where you can easily get to Bordeaux or Angouleme in about an hour. The house itself was very well appointed, extremely comfortable, and has clearly been decorated with real care and attention - it feels like a home from home. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked to go back this October! We would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Gem in the Charente. Calm, comfortable spacious.

  • 5 of 5

All was just as the owners described while they added still more quality and detail. Their local reps. were just as friendly and helpful, looking after the pool and helping to source anything needed, as well as suggesting the best shops and restaurants.

Rooms are big and full of character, with massive storage, and the kitchen and lounge are exceptional. TV, telephone and WI. Fi. all work well.

I enjoyed walking through the farmlands with their sunflowers, and varied bird life, plus further on, vines, whilst the restaurants in Chalais were good and friendly, using English whenever I needed it. There are more places to visit than I can mention, though I especially enjoyed Cognac - a lively town with excellent public gardens, museums and walks, or boats on the river Charente.

I strongly recommend Le Tilleul and its area for all their varied delights, including the occasional call of a distant donkey. I shall come again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

From the Owner

Our search for a holiday home in the Dordogne and Charente led us to this tranquil spot where we immediately felt relaxed and at home. The open country views across the fields to the Double Forest and the wonderful flora and fauna captured our imagination. We very much enjoy staying in a country setting whilst having the facilities of a thriving market town nearby.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 73 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Chalais at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dieppe at 195 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Aubeterre at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chalais at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Angoulême at 59 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chalais at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Only 8 kms from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, one of the prettiest towns in France

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
2 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£728
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£728
 
 
Mid Season
9 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
 
 
Easter
12 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£940
for 7 nights
£940
 
 
Mid Season
19 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£940
 
 
Prime Mid Season
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,240
 
 
High Season
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
Prime mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,240
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£728
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£728
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£940
for 7 nights
£940
 
 
Mid season
8 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,240
 
 
Prime season
20 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,240
 
 
High season
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
for 7 nights
£1,880
 
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,240
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£1,240
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£728
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £600

Rates include all linen and towels, Use of the swimming pool when open. Free logs and heating in the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The 12 x 6 meter pool and sun terraces with beatiful country views set in an attractive landscaped garden and wild flower meadow makes Le Tilleul and ideal holiday destination. The long sunny days and warm evenings encourages outdoor living for most of the year. A variety of local attractions include Aubeterre sur Dronne (one of the prettiest villages in France), Bordeaux and Cognac. Sunflower fields surround the property with the famous vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux nearby.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Lovely country view
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Can be a double or 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Can be Queen size double or 2 single beds. Country views
  • New double bed setee in the lounge

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot