OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Charming, comfortable country house with private pool (Charentes/Dordogne limit)



Updated: 16-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Country House in Courlac, near Aubeterre, Charente - Views On Peaceful Countryside With Direct Access To The Many Lanes And Paths To Explore

A charming old country home with lovely views, on the edge of a hamlet, in its own grounds of 6 acres of formal garden, orchard, woods and pasture.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Diana Western
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Fabulous country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just left this house near Chalais after a lovely relaxing week. The owner, Diana, was very helpful and friendly. Our girls, 8&11, loved the pool and gardens, many a happy hour were spend exploring. The house is unique, spacious,well equipped and very comfortable. Lots of things to do in the local area too. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Activity and Interests


Two lovely river beaches are located close by in Aubeterre (10km) and St. Aulaye (15km). Beyond Bordeaux are the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic coast with several superb resorts all within a reasonable drive.


Bergerac, Bordeaux and Limoges airports are between 1hr and 1hr 45 mins drive.

As we have a rural location, use of a car is essential for exploring what the area has to offer.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
HIgh Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is confirmed with 20% deposit following email contact, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival when directions will be sent by email, or post if preferred. A returnable £100 breakages deposit per week can be provided on arrival by check.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are welcome after 4pm on day of arrival and requested to vacate their gite by 10 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds, and to be paid in euros at the exchange rate current at that date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enquire Now
Updated: 16-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The triple room has an en suite bathroom with shower, claw foot bath, toilet, and heated towel rail. The bedrooms in the pigeonnier tower, upstairs and downstairs, have access to a common washroom/toilet with heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three steps up to the main bedroom (25 m2) with three single beds and an en suite bathroom, dressing room, and direct access to the garden. The pigeonnier has a double bed on the upper floor (wonderful 360° views).


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered


  • Notes on accommodation: This Charentais country home with lovely views is located on the edge of a quiet rural hamlet, a few minutes drive from the market town of Chalais and the attractive village of Aubeterre. The house sleeps 5, with two good sized bedrooms. Set in grounds of 6 acres, the house with its pigeonnier offers a central open plan living area with a fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar, plus a spacious lounge area. There is a vast shady terrace for meals. Outside there are several shady/sunny areas equipped with garden furniture for relaxing and a private swimming pool. You can explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, by foot or bike, via the many lanes and footpaths around the village. There is an abundance of wild life. Within an hour or so are the major cities of Bordeaux and Perigueux, the vineyards of Cognac, Bergerac and St Emilion, and the Atlantic coast with its resorts and fishing villages. The area is served by 3 major airports at Angouleme, Bordeaux and Bergerac. Outside: The pool is reserved for visitors and not shared. The private 8m x 4m single depth 1.35m pool is hedged/fenced and equipped with steps and a security alarm that complies with French regulations. There is a shower in the pool area, and a pool cover to use in the evening to protect from insects and retain warmth during the night. Underwater lighting makes evening swimming fun. To enable you to explore the surrounding countryside two new bikes are available for a small rental fee, with crash helmets, pump, water bottles supplied. Utility Room: There is a small downstairs basement utility room with washing machine, second fridge, iron and ironing board and hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included (with the exception of beach towels). Linen changes are made on a weekly basis (Saturdays). For stays over one week we will make arrangements at your convenience to do this.