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Spacious Gite with Pool in Beautiful Rural Location only 3 miles from Aubeterre

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Gite near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, France - Peaceful Location Surrounded by Lakes, Beautiful Walks and Mountain Bike Tracks

Le cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 comfortably. There is a double sofa bed in the sitting room to accommodate an extra 2 people although we only advertise the property as sleeping 4. The gite is in a tranquil setting with glorious views. It is decorated in a classic french country style and has a wealth of period features. Fully equipped and very homely. The gite is detached from the main house allowing for ample privacy.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

About Tracy

We are a family of five, my husband, myself and our three children, 24, 21and 16. We live quietly on site, and not adjoining the cottage.

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of France!

Tracy purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Tracy chose Charente

We decided to change our somewhat busy lives in South East England, for a more sedate, warmer life in South West France! We chose this particular area because of it's beautiful scenery-gentle rolling hills, sunflower fields and forests. The wildlife is amazing, the wine is pretty good and the locals very friendly! It's proximity to swimming lakes and rivers, as well as nearby Aubeterre clinched the deal! We are on a no through road, so there are no passing cars, yet within a few minutes you could be enjoying a bustling market, or quiet drink in a shady town square.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Romain in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a full bathroom complete with bath, walk-in shower, basin. Separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Le cottage is very spacious and has 2 bedrooms. The 1st has a double bed. The 2nd with 2 singles. Double sofa bed in sitting room, allowing 6 by prior agreement and possible extra charge.
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: A washing machine, iron and ironing board is provided. Cots, highchairs and other baby equipment can be supplied. Children will enjoy using the pool (shared with us although you will have priority) as well as table tennis and boules. We also have various indoor games, books and satellite English TV. Outside: A separate outside dining space with garden furniture and BBQ. The 7m x 4m pool is in a lovely sunny spot with beautiful views and decked terrace. Guests will very rarely have to share the pool - we will leave it for your use unless invited. Depth is 1m30. Sunloungers are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: bedding and bath towels are included. Other: Large dining area. Wifi available.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Ideal for a quiet holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were after a complete getaway from the hustle and bustle of life and we definitely found it here.

A beautiful gite which was very much bigger than we expected.

Everything was spotlessly clean and there was a good selection of games and books. The scrabble and snakes and ladders were particular favourites to play during the evening after enjoying a bbq on the patio.

The friendly sheep and cats kept us entertained.

We even saw deer roaming in the fields around us. It really is a magical spot.

The kids enjoyed the pool everyday and it was most welcome on the very hot days we had.

There is a lovely butchers and bakers in Aubeterre and whilst we didn't go out too much we did enjoy a drink in the square in Aubeterre after a wander around. It is a lovely village.

The supermarket in Montmoreau is very good and the duck breasts were a firm favourite (6 mins each side on the bbq!)

A word of caution when arriving if you are using sat nav do not go up the chalky track if coming from Montmoreau as it will rip the bottom of your car off. Go to the next turning and use a proper road (our satnav tried to take us up this track everytime)

Tracy is a lovely hostess and gave us complete privacy although we knew she was willing to give any help should we have needed it.

The only small thing I would have liked to have is cushions for the sunbeds and seats on the patio but this is no way detracted from our holiday. We certainly didn't want to leave! Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An interesting and peaceful rural cottage

  • 5 of 5

Whilst looking for a quiet cottage to stay for a few days on our road trip south we decided on this charming property, Tracy and Dave the laid back owners who live in a separate property on site close by, were friendly and helpful when required. The flexibility of renting for part of a week to fit with our travel plans was particularly helpful.

The cottage is spacious, modern and comfortable. Set at the end of a long lane amongst a few farming properties in a small hamlet and large forested area. A good nights sleep was very welcome and guaranteed every night. With the warm weather most evenings were spent at the rear of the property with a glass of wine and the barbecue lit enjoying some fine dining on local produce and taking in the beautiful views across the valley.

The herd of cattle in the distance, sheep, pony and the cheeky cat keeping us amused as we considered how lucky we were.

Nearby Aubeterre is an attractive place, set on a steep hill side. Small enough to walk around but large enough to keep one entertained with a hand full of restaurants, shops and bars. The Monolith church carved out of the cliff just around the corner from the main square is a must see, quite remarkable.

back at the cottage on a really hot afternoon it was also a relief to take a dip in the above ground pool to cool off.

This property is a little gem in a beautiful region of France and i would highly recommend a stay here. We enjoyed our time so much we have booked another longer visit for this year.

Richard and Jane


  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural relaxation at its best

  • 4 of 5

If you need to get out of the way but stay in touch with everybody, this should suit English T.V. and Wifi, situated in a rural location easy to find when you get there.

Clean tidy with everything you could want, eat in or out has a small BBQ and splash pool, plenty of animals to keep you company from very friendly cats to sheep and a lovely horse. a smashing holiday and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
22 Mar 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
25 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
22 Jun 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is payable upon confirmation of your booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers are sometimes flexible but usually a Thursday. Check-out time is 10am in order for us to clean the gite ready for the next guests. Earliest check-in time is 4pm, unless by prior arrangement. Out of season or for short stays this may be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in pounds sterling and include bed linen and bath towels.
Please contact us for prices for rentals outside of these dates.
Short stay or long-term rents may be possible.

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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