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250 Year Old Stone Gite With Private Pool Near the River



Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Ragot, Nr. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Charente, France - Tranquil Location, 4 Minutes Drive To River Beach, Restaurants And Shops

Set in a tranquil rural hamlet on the banks of the river Dronne, yet only a few minutes drive from one of the prettiest villages in France, you'll find La Retraite, a lovely old gite with exposed stone, huge wooden beams and bags of character. La Retraite sleeps six, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Set on nearly a quarter of an acre, it has an enormous living room, fully fitted kitchen and a lovely garden with an above ground swimming pool. The stunning river beach of Aubeterre sur Dronne is only four minutes away by car, as well as an array of restaurants and cafes in Aubeterre (classed as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France") and other nearby villages. There's a lot to do in the South Charente. Why not hire a bike and cycle the quiet lanes of the area, or go to one of the nearby vineyards for a wine, cognac and pineau tasting? You could hire a kayak, play nine holes of golf or a game of tennis. Or just sit under the catalpa tree and let everything pass you by.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Susie O'Dea
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


A special place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this charming house. A quiet, calm location in a small hamlet, it was only a cycle ride to a pretty river, ropes course and moules frite Fridays! Several wonderful river beaches are nearby - two are within cycling distance which for us as a family of four smallish children was a great bonus. The house itself is beautiful and practical with lots of space inside and out. We loved it so much we will be going back again as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in July and it was the perfect holiday. The adults loved the charming accommodation and idyllic location. Aubeterre exceeded our expectations. It really is a beautiful town with lots to see and explore. The kids loved the river beach that again exceeded our expectations as it has everything needed to keep them entertained. We rented kayaks and had a lovely trip down river. Local shopping is a bit pricey but plenty larger supermarkets nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests


Aubeterre Sur Dronne sandy river beach is four minutes drive away. It has a bar, ice cream shop, cafe and toilets.


A car is essential for the gite. We are 1.5 hours from Bordeaux airport, 1.25 hours from Bergerac airport, 2 hours from Limoges airport, 2 hours from La Rochelle airport, 8 hours from Calais, 5.25 hours from St Malo, 6.25 hours from Cherbourg.


Aubeterre 4 mins, Chalais 20 mins, Bordeaux 1.5 hours, Bergerac 1.25 hours, St Emilion 50 mins, Brantome 1 hour

Further Details:

Local shops 4 mins, restaurants 4 mins, supermarkets 12 mins, bank 4 mins

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off peak
1 Oct 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking, balance 8 weeks before booking date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. 4pm arrival, 10.30am departure.

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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Updated: 28-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 165 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Master bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc, basin. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed; Bedroom 2 with two twin beds; Bedroom 3 with two twin beds.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Quarter acre garden with 5x3x1.2m above ground pool, barbecue, three person swing seat, six sun loungers, table seating six. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen included. The property is cleaned after every rental period, unless organised at the time of booking. Other: Mezzanine level.

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