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A Charming, Spacious Country-house near Aubeterre-sur-dronne on the Charente/Dor

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Charming spacious country-house near Aubeterre on the Charente/Dordogne border - Completely redecorated in a modern style with respect to its history. It gives all you might need.

Relax. Take a moment. What’s important about your holiday in south-west france?

What are you looking for in the property you want to rent?

• a large traditional country-house, with a comfortable, modern interior

• a private, enclosed swimming-pool

• acres of private gardens and grounds

• a children’s play area

• plenty to do nearby

• close to one of the most beautiful villages in france,

• tranquil, picturesque countryside

If it’s all the above then our Villa is the place for you.

Nestling in gently rolling hills you can recharge your batteries walking or cycling around the country lanes. Or perhaps a round of golf or canoeing along the gentle river dronne might be more to your taste. Or, maybe you just want to relax beside the pool!

This beautiful country-house is located on the Charente/Dordogne border, just a few minutes’ drive away from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France). The house is easily accessible by road. BA, Ryanair and Easyjet between them give you the choice of flights to Bordeaux, Bergerac, Limoges or Poitiers from various parts of the UK.

The house has all modern amenities (including internet access) and can accommodate up to ten people.


Our spacious country-house is about 150 years old, but the interior was completely refurbished in 2014. It was redecorated in a modern style with luxurious furniture, fixtures and fittings. The restyling was inspired and led by the renowned Dutch designer, Joris van Grinsven (www. Seigneursdeclerand. com). Joris has restyled many historic French houses and hotels and given them a new future whilst at the same time, respecting the historic elements in the original buildings.

The garden around the house and pool is laid to lawn, but includes lavender beds and some fine majestic trees offering lovely, aromatic shade. The three rooms on the south-facing rear of the house open onto the wide, very pleasant terrace. With its large family-sized table and parasols, what better way can there be to unwind and enjoy the local produce?

In the sunniest part of the two-acre garden we have built a new 12mx6m swimming-pool surrounded by a deck to soak up the southern sun. The pool is safely fenced.

There are shops for your everyday necessities in Aubeterre (3km), and St. Severin (5 km). Your nearest large supermarkets (Intermarché and Lidl) are in Chalais (10km) and Riberac (14km). The larger towns of Riberac, Angoulême and Périgueux are within 30 minutes to one hour’s drive.

You will find the 9-hole golf-course at Longeveau just 5 minutes away, with 18-hole courses in Angoulême and Périgueux. There are many nice and safe roads to walk or cycle along. The river Dronne is well-known for its canoeing and you can hire canoes of all types in Aubeterre.

Our villa has 5 spacious bedrooms and comfortable beds (10 sleeps).

The kitchen has all features you might need. We have 4 toilets and 3 bathrooms. There is plenty of space around the house or the private swimming-pool the to play and relax.

Prices are all-inclusive: no extra costs for cleaning, taxes, use of water and electricity. Also the use of (hotel quality) bed- bath- and kitchenlinen is included, as well as the use of pooltowels.!

You only bring yourself and family and friends!!

More Details

Manno bannink
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
7 July, 2017

About Manno bannink

The last holidays in France we spent searching a home to rent out now, and maybe later to live in ourselves.

At last we found our dream near to Aubeterre sur Dronne: une des plus beaux villages de France. The house needed to be freshened up. With the aid of Joris van Grinsven, a Dutch designer, with a lot of experience in giving French properties a new life. The restyling is done perfectly with respect for the original house, and according to modern needs.

I am sure that everybody who visits our "Banninck" villa will have a wonderful time!

Manno bannink purchased this villa in 2014

Why Manno bannink chose Charente

We bought our villa as a future investment. This part of France is famous because of its mild climate and nice summers. We like nice weather, but not too hot! The surroundings are very interesting: beautiful nature, yellow coloured hills with sunflowers. Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of the most beautiful villages in France within a few minutes car drive. A property with much space around, too play or to relax. A splendid swimming pool with luxury furniture. In the neighbourhood a 9 holes golf course, the Dronne for all kind of activities, quiet roads to walk or to make a bicycle tour. Interesting cities (Angoulême, Bergerac, Perigueux) within an hour distance. And of course: the house itself: everything you might need is present. Visit our villa and convince yourself!

What makes this villa unique

Staying at our villa gives us, even when we were there for only a few days the feeling of being at home. The friendly atmosphere, the surrounding, the quality and convenience of the furniture. The beds are hotel quality, and the kitchen is really fantastic. Within a few days stay in our villa we feel reborn.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Laprade in Charente

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor): en-suite with bedroom 1: toilet, bath, shower, double washbasin bathroom 2 (1st floor): double washbasin, shower, separate toilet bathroom 3(2nd floor): double washbasin, shower toilet ground-floor: separate toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with bathroom en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , two large single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , two large single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , two large single beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st f): double bed (6ftx6ft6ins-180x200cm), bathroom en-suite bedroom 2 (1st f): two twin beds (3ftx6ft6ins-90*200cm) bedroom 3 (1st f): double bed (6ft x 6ft6ins-180*200cm) bedroom 4 and 5 (2nd f): two twin beds (6ft x 6ft6ins180*200cm)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All the interiour and exteriour furniture and equipment is new, according to modern needs. Outside: The two acres of garden provides lots of potential to play, including a swing for children. The terraces by the house and around the pool have large parasols and comfortable chairs for either dining or sunbathing. A barbecue is also available. The pool (12*6m) is fenced for safety of children. The surrounding terrace is planted with lavender plants. Utility Room: Wash-basins, washing-machine, tumble-drier, central-heating system, flat iron, ironing board, storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The use of towels (bath and pool) and linen (bedrooms and kitchen) are included. Weekly changes of linen are provided. Other: Dining room: light room with large table (seats ten people), door to the garden terrace. Hall: access to dining room, living room, kitchen, toilet and utility room


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

A Charming, Spacious Country-house near Aubeterre-sur-dronne on the Charente/Dor
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful property inside and out. Wonderful rural setting yet close to Aubeterre which is a delight

  • 5 of 5

We had a warm and sunny week,listening to the crickets and nightingales all around us. This wonderful property had everything we needed- all the cooking utensils and crockery, wonderful power showers and then the pool in the garden where the kids played and played for hours, even a set of boules! The lounge is very relaxing and spacious and we loved the big French windows and doors onto the patio. It is a really lovely place to stay- I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catherine, Thanks! Hope to see you again!
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Beautiful property in quiet part of France.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a wedding in nearby Moulin Rabier. The property is beautiful. Lovely salt water pool. Only sad thing was the weather but despite the lack of sunshine and copious rain we still had a great time exploring local market towns and vineyards.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week in Laprade. The house and its contents are stunning and the grounds and pool were amazing too. The local area has plenty to offer, whether its a scenic drive, walk, boozy lunch. We have already starting saving for next year!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St.Vicenc Montalt, Spain

Happy New Year! Happy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. fully equipped with everything necessary. Around the incredible nature. So I would like to come to the house in the spring - linden blossom in the garden, fragrance turn the head! Thank you for our vacation with no worries!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heavenly, Stunning, What a fine and tasteful house

  • 5 of 5

Mid May 2016 we had the privilege to stay a couple days in Villa de Banninck in a quiet and lovely part of France, the Charente, neighbour of the Périgord.

A mansion, well appointed, where you instantly feel at home . The architecture is decent and has something of a castle. Around the house a spacious garden, a playing ground almost as big as a cricket field with a comfortable swimming pool. Some spots are untouched and saved as natural meadows with various native plants.

The house has a tasteful interior design. The living room is quite spacious and has easy sitting benches and sofa's,wide screen television and CD/DVD players.

The kitchen is well equipped and very practical and has easy entrance to the terrace. We love cooking and sure all the stuff is there.

All the bedrooms are quiet, clean with excellent mattresses.

At a 5 minutes drive the authentic town of Aubeterre sur Dronne, indeed pointed out as one of ' Le plus beaux villages de France'. A marketplace so cosy with many places to eat.

Yes it was a great experience and really we want to go back one day and stay a bit longer.

Jan Ruhof



  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished , well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Bannick for two weeks last August with another family. There was plenty of room for two families (3 children between us) and an Au Pair. The children loved the garden and the pool. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed, beds were very comfortable and the showers were good. V easy access to Aubeterre.

Only request would be to have a drinks fridge in the pool house!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Bergerac & Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: necessary

For more info about the villa, activities in the neighbourhood etc see our website:



The Atlantic beaches near Bordeaux are at 100km.


There are plenty of possibilities to fly with low cost carriers to Bordeaux or Bergerac. Both at a distance of app. 1 hour from our Villa.


Aubeterre sur Dronne: 3km

St Severin: 5km

Chalais: 10km

Bergerac: 65km

Angoulême: 50km

Perigueux: 50km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Laprade, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
midseason II
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
low autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
mid 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high 2018
2 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.95

Fees and extra costs outside high season (July and August):

Prices are all inclusive.This includes: bed-, bath and kitchen linnen, towels for the pool, cleaning, taxes, use of energy, water, wifi. For periods outside the high season addition costs for energy could be brougt into account. Depending on weather conditions. Ask the owner! Outside high season:ask the owner in case number of guests is less then 8.

Booking Notes:
After booking 50% of the total price has to be payed. The second term has to be payed at the latest 6 weeks before start of the rental period. A guaranty of € 500,= is asked. To be payed together with the second term. The guaranty is returned within 2 weeks after the rental period. Booking is final when the total amount and the deposit is on the account of the owner.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Sunday during high season

Notes on prices:
Contact the owner for last minute options.

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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