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Beautiful Location! Take a look. !

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 330 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bathrooms! Huge out door under cover games, lounge & dining area!No car needed

villa!Maison Fleuve – your perfect river side retreat.This property is set in beautiful mature gardens with a wooded area to the rear of the property and private access to the river but yet only steps away from the picturesque village Aubeterre – officially listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France! With a total of seven bedrooms – 5 doubles, a twin/triple and a large quad – there are three en suite and 2 additional bathrooms including a spa bath! There are also two lounge areas,one for the children with, TV, PlayStation, Wii and Internet! Furthermore, there is the option to separate the ground floor into a self contained 2-bedroom apartment and the bedroom and bathroom on the 1st floor are ideal for wheelchair access or the elderly.

Relax in the 12 meter solar heated (April/ October) pool and dine in the super alfresco eating area with its huge BBQ,pizza oven and summer kitchen. Table tennis,large table football, pool or badminton – it’s all here! Furthermore, just a short distance down the road at the foot of the village, where the meadows meet the River Dronne, there is a riverside beach and restaurant, a canoeing center and tennis club. Or up the road in Aubeterre – relax with a glass of wine at a choice of superb cafes, restaurants and the hotel bar at Place Trarieux - comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017


About Roland Hainsworth

Having moved from Cornwall to France in 2005, We spent two years renovating a luxury manor house overlooking the market town of Chalais and successfully built a rental business that grew annually until December 2011 when he purchased Maison De Fleuve and moved to Aubeterre. The extensive renovations were completed in March 2013. The aim was create the perfect property for group/ family holidays.

Taking what we learned from the last 6 years,we feel we have achieved that goal.

ROLAND HAINSWORTH purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why ROLAND HAINSWORTH chose Charente

Why Roland Hainsworth chose Aubterre sur Dronne, Location, location, location!! Idyllic setting overlooking the river, close proximity to the riverside beach and everything you require from the local village shop, bakery, butchers and chemist, plus a great choice of restaurants in the village square and the hotel bar. All less than 5 minutes walk! Locally there are further great facilities - such as a water park, several golf courses, a Formula 3 race-circuit, go-carts, jet-skis, quad bikes, tennis and - of course - fishing!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Nature with a beautiful French village/ More for the kids by far, more than any other house i know/ safe river frontage/ superb house layout with plenty of areas for personal space/ Heated pool( needed spring and early summer and great for a night swim)! 2016 we are creating a fantastic out side area, with pizza oven, BBQ and kitchen. This will enhance the games and lounge area that already works so well!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful house, you have obviously spent a lot of time and money creating a truly lovely home, it is very tastefully done. I am sure we will be back. Thanks Bill!
Aug 2013
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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - Wet room with sink and toilet!
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , French doors, onto the pool area!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , On the first floor,with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , En suite with spa bath!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , En suite , with superb views!
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Or a double
    Bedroom 1 - 3 child bed , 4 CHILD BEDS ARE FULL SIZE BUNKS!
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , LOG CABIN, separate to main house!
  • Two double bedrooms with full en suite,one with a spa bath. Sleeps 16 in the main house,with an option for an additional 2 in the log cabin ( ideal for teenagers!) Additional charge of £100 per person per week for log cabin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
50 meters walk to a spa and health center!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Location! Take a look. !
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Great family holiday home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were a family party of 9 spanning 3 generations. Having viewed the property on HomeAway we felt that it would fulfill our holiday criteria. We had plenty of space to enjoy around the house but equally we felt that we could enjoy family time together. We particularly enjoyed the swimming pool as we had fabulous weather. The pool table was also enjoyed by all members of the family. As the beautiful village was only a few minutes away we were able to enjoy all its facilities from fresh bread, sun hats, cool drinks in the square & lovely food in the restaurants. On arrival, we were greeted by the owner Roland even though it was after 10pm. He was more than happy to show us around the property & even the log fire was lit for a warm welcome. It was great value for money & would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Thank you for such a kind review and hope to see you soon Rols & Sue !
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The Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Maison du Fleuve is the perfect retreat

You forget all your worries and put up your feet

Sat round the pool where you can gaze upon

The ancient town walls of Aubettere Sur Dronne.

The house is a good size with plenty of charm

Instilling in oneself a good sense of calm

Two kitchens are handy, one up and one down

The veranda with games room the jewel in its crown

Each night we sat out to chat and play games

The pizza ovens great but ours went up in flames

Heed our advice and don't use too much wood

'Cos when there's no burnt bits the Pizza tastes good!

La Taverne is close by, the service is great

No complaints here for the food that we ate.

The kayaks were fun but the course is a test

Even Ray Mears would've struggled at best

Overall everyone had a great stay

The greatest of times in every way

So thank you to Roland, and Janie and Sue

Hopefully one day we'll rebook with you.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for such a great review and hop you can make it down in the future! Roland
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Incredible holiday home in great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is brilliant, I have never seen a holiday house so well equipped. From kitchen equipment through to every kind of outdoor game you could imagine. The house is in great condition and in a great location in the beautiful village of Aubeterre. I can't recommend it highly enough for large groups. Roland was a great host and everything was organised really smoothly. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this Villa to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our family ages 8-73. It more than exceeded all our expectations. There was more than enough games and activities to keep everyone occupied that is when you weren't exploring the beautiful area. The church in the village is well worth a visit. If you want an excellent meal cooked for you then Roland and Sue are the ones to do it we could not fault the one we had. Would we go back again a resounding YES.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roy & Christine ,so glad after so long planning the holiday that it went as you had hoped. Maybe see you for a adult break next autumn !
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Perfect for large groups of various ages

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect, we were a group of 16 with ages ranging from 7 to 69. It is very spacious with lots to do, the swimming pool, pool table, canoes, bikes, badminton and pizza oven were all used. The location is perfect to explore the town, walk to the bakers in a morning and the restaurants for an ice cream in the evening.

I don't think I could have chosen a better place to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys thanks for the great feed back and hope you can make it again! Cheers Roland
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Excellent location and good easy to contact owner.

  • 5 of 5

Large property with all necessary amenities, very good swimming pool with private garden. The village is very attractive with a good choice of restaurants and well stocked local shop. Easy cycling and canoeing from the village. Roland and Sue were easy to contact and very helpful in providing basic food and booking a restaurant for the first evening. (Shops closed on a Sunday afternoon.) Good value and no hesitation in recommending.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you r kind review and hope to see you next year . warm regards Roland
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aubeterre Square
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Longeveau golf
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Angouleme Main Line,
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Taverne Aubeterre
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Aubeterre river beach
Car: recommended

There is so much too do,from relaxing on the beach,too great wine and food.

For the more adventurous there's Golf,Tennis, go carting , jet bikes,quad bikes,race track,water park. All within 20 minutes!


Rates & Availability

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 12 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
June Special
Jun 13 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer hols
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer holidays
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
spring 2018
Mar 4 2018 - Jun 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.78
Refundable damage deposit $383.47
Stay tax $0.38 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

We are offering a Sunday change over, as the flights and ferries are a lot cheaper and the roads are less busy,without lorries unless refrigerated! We can sometimes offer other change over dates.
Maison Fleuve sleep 16 people , with an option for another 2 children.. there is an additional cost of £100 per extra person per week..
£100 surcharge for central heating
Pool heating, solar free of charge, heat pump, £50 per week

*Please send an enquiry for bookings in 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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