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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

Delightful Village Holiday House, sleeps 6

Aubeterre is noted as one of the most beautiful villages in France with steep narrow streets huddled in semi circles at the foot of the castle. This is a really lovely village full of white buildings – the village’s name comes from the latin alba terre which means ‘white earth’. It is perched on the borders of the Dordogne and the Charente, and probably one of its most visited sites is the vast built-in-the-rock monolithic church of St Jean, the largest of its type in Europe. The castle dates from the 16th century and the Apôtres tower (or Henri IV tower) is where Henri VI stayed on the eve of the battle of Coutras.

Nestled on the slopes of the hillside, Aubeterre lies high above the green pastures of the Dronne Valley providing wonderful views over the open countryside. Jolie Vue is located in one of the winding streets at the top of the village overlooking the Dronne Valley with spectacular views, especially at sunset. Local facilities within walking distance include swimming, canoeing, fishing, cycling, tennis, and petanque. There are bars, cafes restaurants, and shops, within 5 minutes walk.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach River Dronne 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac - Ryanair 50 km, Nearest railway: Chalais 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

South of Aubeterre, towards LA ROCHE-CHALAIS, the country gradually changes, crossing into the department of the Dordogne. The Dordogne covers a vast area known as the Périgord encompassing towns such as Limoge, Périgueux and Bergerac. The Dordogne is known for its bastides – fortified medieval towns built during the long conflict between the French and English over the lands of Aquitaine.

Farmland gives way to an extensive forest of oak and sweet chestnut, bracken and broom, interspersed with sparsely populated marshy pasture. It's ideal cycling and picnicking country with plenty of space and few people, large tracts of woodland and uncultivated land known as Périgord Vert.

Périgueux’s, domed cathedral and Roman remains form the centre of Périgord Blanc where the countryside features some of the region's finest monuments.

The valley of the Dronne is one of the most beautiful parts of the region, running from Aubeterre on the Charente border through Brantôme to the Renaissance Château of Puyguilhem. The scenery becomes higher and the countryside more open by the time you reach the great fortress of Excideuil and the Limousin border. If you like truffles, there is a truffle museum at Sorges, also a marked path through truffle country.

Périgord Noir’s largely granite landscape closely resembles its neighbour Limousin, and forms part of Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin, an area devoted to "green" tourism.

Aubeterre sur Dronne

Aubeterre is noted as one of the most beautiful villages in France with steep narrow streets huddled in semi circles at the foot of the castle. This is a really lovely village full of white buildings – the village’s name comes from the latin alba terre which means ‘white earth’. It is perched on the borders of the Dordogne and the Charente, and probably one of its most visited sites is the vast built-in-the-rock monolithic church of St Jean, the largest of its type in Europe. The castle dates from the 16th century and the Apôtres tower (or Henri IV tower) is where Henri VI stayed on the eve of the battle of Coutras.

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Review 1-3 of 3

21 Oct 2013

4/5

"Typical French house in a beautiful village"

This property is a typical french stone house, it has some beautiful features with its old wooden staircase and log burner fire. It comfortably sleeps 6. The garden is secure and if you feel inclined … More

20 Oct 2013

2/5

"Great Location, but . . ."

Pros: Great location in a very pretty town. Lots of space inside and a very nice deck and small garden outside.Cons: The house was dirty, despite the best efforts of the property managers (not the o… More

Thank you for your comments which are useful, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in Aubeterre and at Jolie Vue but sorry you were dissatisfied with the standard of cleaning.

This was the first letting handled by our new caretaker (we don't employ ' Property Managers') with whom we have queried your comments, unfortuately there is a divergence of respective viewpoints and claims which we are unlikely to unravel. However, I also requested photographic evidence which you did not supply and offered to recompense you for your time spent cleaning the house to the standard you considered acceptable, which I agree should been unnecessary.

We are based in another country, and are therefore reliant on limited local labour resources in a rural village of dwindling indigenous population. However, based on your comments, we will be reviewing our present caretaking arrangements for next year.

23 Jun 2013

4/5

"Great location and well equipped"

Jolie Vue is within the village of Aubeterre, so shops, restaurants and cafes are all within easy walking distance. The back deck overlooks fields and faces south west so gets all the lovely afternoon sun.
The house is well equipped and we found it very comfortable.
Not a drawback, but worth being aware that there is no parking outside and the house is right on the (very quiet ) road. However, there are parking spaces further along the street and we never had a problem in parking.
Aubeterre is extremely pretty, (it is one of the 100 "most beautiful villages" of France) and is built on the side of a hill, so there is little flat walking in the village.

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