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la Sauzade: gorgeous country house, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, nr Dordogne

People15
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WCs2
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Self-catering, heated private pool, 9 bedrooms, grounds

La Sauzade is a beautiful country house, built in the 18th century, within walking distance of the historic village Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. The house is intended to be my home rather than just a holiday let and every detail has been chosen with that approach in mind.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Nearly all of the rooms look over the front lawn and swimming pool.

The ground floor consists of a large kitchen with substantial (2 m diameter) table, sitting room or family room, entrance hall, dining room, library. Behind the dining room and library is a down stairs bedroom with dressing room, stone fireplace, and its own bathroom. (Bedrooms are described below).

The house is furnished with antique furniture, as well as a wide screen Sony TV, separate TV, two play stations, DVD player, impressive DVD collection, table tennis, etc.

I am now taking bookings for weeks in 2019. If you are interested in booking during the summer holidays (or half term) in 2019 I recommend that you book now. There is one week left in June 2018 and some weeks in April / May 2018.

Changeover during the season is on a Friday. Please read my terms before booking and do not hesitate to contact me first.

More Details

Owner
Justin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Justin

Please contact me with any questions or comments before booking: I will endeavour to respond immediately.

Justin purchased this house in 2007

Why Justin chose Saint-Romain

Please see the reviews written by previous guests. The house has a lovely feel - it swallows people up and makes a great venue for a party of 15 adults and children. The heated pool is a total suntrap.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Romain in Charente

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet
  • There are 6 bathrooms and in addition a couple of separate stalls. The main bathrooms (i.e. bathroom 1, 2, 4 and the ground floor bathroom) were all refurbished in 2010. We used a number of suppliers. The hand painted tiles are from Marlborough Tiles (bathroom 4 and ground floor bathroom) and (bathroom 1) Douglas Watson. The stone (bathrooms 2 and 4) is from Stonells. Towels are provided (these are from Peter Jones): each adult should get a bath sheet and a hand towel, and also a towel for the pool. Each child gets the same but a bath towel rather than a bath sheet.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
  • There are 9 bedrooms: 7 in the house and 2 in the adjacent cottage. Of these 9 bedrooms there are 5 with double beds (i.e. suitable for an adult couple), 3 with pairs of single beds (i.e. suitable for a couple of children or single adults), and on bedroom (bedroom 4) which has both a double bed and a single bed in it. The beds and mattresses (save 2) are from Litvinoff and Fawcett and were purchased recently. The bed linen on the adult beds is from lindolino, i.e. pure linen. The children's beds have cotton. Duvets, mattress covers, and pillows are from Peter Jones (some of the children's duvets are from Ikea). The larger bedrooms all have somewhere to sit and read or write post cards. There are numerous chests of drawers, wardrobes etc. There are also 2 cots.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is let for parties of up to 15 so the facilities are intended to cater for approximately that number. This assumes a typical family group of say 6-8 adults, and the remainder children of various ages. The dining room is intended to sit say 8 adults whereas the kitchen can sit a much larger group. Daily cleaning, etc, can be provided at cost.

Reviews

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la Sauzade: gorgeous country house, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, nr Dordogne
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5

Magical Holiday

  • 5 of 5

While the photos of the house are stunning, they do not do justice to the house in real life which is just gorgeous. Grand but comfortable and with so much space. We were five families with children from 1 to 7 and all had the most wonderful time. The house has everything you could need and all the bedrooms are large and airy with the most comfortable beds. The grounds are huge and the kids were off for hours exploring and picking fruit from the trees. The pool is a godsend and always warm. The area itself is beautiful and we spent almost every day the river beach with wonderful swimming and a lovely little cafe. We have decided to come back every two years and make it a tradition as the children grow up. Cant thank you enough for letting us stay in your home. Best holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charli, thank you for you kind comments and for taking the trouble to write a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Justin
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5

Fantastic and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This chateau is charming and very comfortable with a great location!

We were a group of 10 and stayed for a week. We really should have stayed longer. The pool is inviting and the nice green lawn perfect for a BBQ gathering or yoga or just throwing the Frisbee with the kids. We took nice long evening walks before dinner through out the verdent area.

The town of Aubeterre is walking distance and very cute. Great restaurants and is home to one of Europe's monolithic church.

We would definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxurious and charming house

  • 5 of 5

This house is brilliant for large parties or for smaller family trips. A huge and well equipped kitchen, a big, comfortable family room with PlayStation and Sky, a smart dining room and our favourite the quiet and wonderfully comfortable 'library'. The bedrooms are fantastic with really good beds and lovely linen, great towels, etc. Plenty of bathrooms, with baths and showers a-plenty. The gardens are huge and allow visitors to catch the sun all day, with the pool being a particular suntrap. All in all a really fabulous, well-run retreat in a beautiful location. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant house for large family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

Justin and Tracy helped at every step of the way. House beautiful and the set up for large family gatherings perfect. Very comfy beds and brilliant showers. Plenty to do in the house for all age groups. Lastly no photos of the kitchen..but if you are a cook its brilliant and a lovely family kitchen table. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Place

  • 4 of 5

The house was booked for an (elderly) family reunion. Wonderful place on the edge of a delightful village.

An ideal location for a family get-together or a couple of families to join up. The grounds would be ideal for children to play in and the inside is big enough for both noisy groups and also space for a quieter time for those who want it.

Very well equipped with all that one needs and distractions (games, DVD, etc.) for all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed here in October and the weather surpassed itself. Lovely afternoons on the terrace, relaxed cosy evenings enjoying the huge DVD library, fabulous beds and linen and really excellent kitchen facilities. We visited Bordeilles which is stunning in the autumn, Villebois Lavalette (great castle) and Poltrot, which is very near the house and has a maze and adventure playground open in season.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Hotel de France, Aubeterre
Nearest Ferry
514 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Longeveau
Nearest Train
12.5 Kilometres
Chalais
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
N10 is 38km; A10 slightly further
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Passe Simple, Aubeterre
Nearest Beach
1800 Metres
Aubeterre: river beach
Car: recommended

La Sauzade is within walking distance of Aubeterre, one of Les plus beaux villages de France (this is, apparently, an official recognition rather than my own assessment).

The village has everything you might need for a relaxing French holiday including a range of restaurants and bars, post office, bakers, weekly market, bank, hairdresser, etc, as well as various craft shops celling local ceramics and jewellery.

Aubeterre is mostly built of stone and reflects the popular perception of an idyllic French village; there are 2 medieval churches, including one built from a single piece of stone which is the largest monolithic church in Europe.

During the summer there is a river beach in the village, with canoes, bicycles for hire and horse riding.

The house is also within easy driving distance of numerous famous towns and sights such as Bergerac, Surat, Cognac, and countless pretty villages.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Romain, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,571
for 5 nights
£2,200
 
 
summer holidays 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,286
for 5 nights
£3,200
 
 
end Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,143
for 6 nights
£2,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£856
for 4 nights
From
£214
£2,500
 
 
xmas 2018
24 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 4 nights
£2,500
 
 
new year 18/19
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 4 nights
£2,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
2 Jan 2019 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£856
for 4 nights
From
£214
£2,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
7 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£2,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
24 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 4 nights
From
£286
£2,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
19 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
£5
for 5 nights
From
£1
£1,500
 
 
Nightly Rate
26 Jul 2019 - 22 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,285
for 5 nights
From
£457
£3,200
 
 
Nightly Rate
23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 5 nights
From
£357
£2,500
 
 
xmas 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,428
for 4 nights
From
£357
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 5 nights
£1,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Refundable security deposit is 30% of the rent to be paid at the time of booking. The rent is to be paid 12 weeks before the start of your holiday (unless your booking is within that period in which case the whole sum is due at the time of booking).

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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