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Speaks: english, french

Beautiful Location! Take a look. !

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


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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based on 12 traveler reviews

Beautiful Location! Take a look. !
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews


  • 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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A great house for a big group

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Roland's wonderful house in June with a group of friends. The house has everything you need - BBQ facilities, table tennis, canoes, trampoline, pool and perfectly located close to the village centre.

Roland was a great host - easy communication which made organising a big group a whole lot easier. Thank you Roland!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Clare, Thank you for the kind review, so glad it went well at the house and the wedding. Hope you can make it back soon, Thanks again Roland
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Lovely family home

  • 4 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay in Roland's property. There was 14 of us with 4 children, this place is designed for family holidays with kids of all ages.

Roland's partner, Sue, cooked us a lovely meal on our wedding anniversary, we were very impressed. Everything and everyone was catered for.

The local town is very close, the nearest bar/restaurant just 100 yards away.

Sadly the weather wasn't very kind to us so we could make use of the kayaks or bikes.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are sorry that the weather was not kind to you for your visit but it would be lovely to see you again if you are in the area for another get together, you have a lovely family.Best wishes Roland and Sue
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Wonderful party house

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a far too short stay at this house in Aubeterre. What can I say. It is large and fully equipped for families, You could quite easily stay here and not see the rest of France! We were a party of 13 ranging from 2 - 70 staying for a wedding at a nearby golf club and had loads of space between us all. The facilities are second to none. Some of us cycled, kayaked, played pool, volleyball and even dipped in the pool - a little too cool at this time of year for most of the adults though!!! We loved the position of the house with only a short stroll in the main village with its restaurants and local shops. Sue cooked us a wonderful meal on the night we arrived which was a welcome tasty treat meaning we could relax after a day's travelling, it was very professional and good value for money! We would definitely return to your lovely house as we didn't get a chance to use the outdoor pizza oven!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 12 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 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
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13
Refundable damage deposit $389

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.

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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
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 ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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!

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