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President Mitterand's Childhood holiday home

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,886 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

A self-catering family friendly gite with beautiful veiws

A self-catering gite situated in a beautiful area of the Charente, a friendly family environment and boasts magnificent views, Set in large gardens providing the setting for very peaceful, away from it all family holiday but only a five minute drive to local boulangerie, restaurants and pizzeria, in the picturesque village of Aubeterre, home to the oldest monolithic church which is well worth a visit. With local farmers markets only a short drive away. Also perfect to explore the Bordeaux and Bergerac wine regions and Perigord where traditional life is still evident in the local gastronomic delights of Foie Gras and duck found on most local menus. The coastal towns of Royan and Atlantique islands of Ile d'Oleron and Ré are a day trip away and likewise the beautiful towns of Perigueux and Angouleme are an hours drive away.

Tony Elliott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Tony Elliott

We are a very relaxed family who has been in France for 11 years. We have 3 children, who are in french schools, 2 child friendly dogs and some chickens. We live on the property next to Toutvent.

Tony Elliott purchased this chateau / country house in 2008

Why Tony Elliott chose Nabinaud

As the childhood home of president Francois Mitterrand, this property has a lot of history and was very dear to president Mitterrands' heart. The beauty of this property begins before you even reach the door, with the road leading up to it being lined with lovely lime trees. With 2 living rooms, both with wood burners, the atmosphere is ideal to sit in the evenings with a book or entertain friends and families. The kitchen with access to the garden, it is perfect for the summer, whilst the large, covered eating and relaxing area in the garden, is perfect for alfresco dining with friends and family. The large, central dining room has a beautiful, tradition Charentais fireplace, whilst the property also boasts 8 large bedrooms, 6 of which have private en-suite bath/shower rooms, whilst the other two share a lovely, large bathroom. This traditional property has eco-friendly solar panels to supply hot water.

The large garden is currently home to a few chickens but is perfect for a large family, whilst a separated walled 30m x 50m garden not only has a 12m x 6m salt pool and plenty of room for children to run around, but boasts supurb views and if the sun gets too much, a large chestnut tree provides plenty of shade. The property as a whole has a very relaxed atmosphere and is more of a family home as opposed to a show home. Just a 5 minute drive away is the lovely village of Aubeterre where you can find a lovely river beach with a cafe, canoeing, a variety of restaurants. A 20 minute walk in the opposite direction you can find a 9 hole golf course. a 20 minute drive will take you to the lovely river beach of St Aulaye, which has a lovely restaurant, take away pizza, play area, plenty of shade if needed and tree climbing. St Aulaye beach holds great memories for us as a family. A short drive away you can fine La Jamaye, a lovely lake perfect for children of all ages, a fitness course and large play area and restaurant


Nabinaud Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4886 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bath room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Private shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 king , 1 twin/ single , Shared bathroom plus shower
    Bedroom 6 - 2 king , Shared bathroom plus shower
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , Private shower room
    Bedroom 8 - 3 twin/ single , En suite shower room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Large swimming pool is shared with our family Suitable for elderly, however there are stairs to the bedrooms In the main house and wifi connection around certain parts of the garden There is no smoking inside the gite. Large garden to run around in. We have a very friendly labrador who has been brought up with children and is lovely with everyone.


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux or Angouleme
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Aubeterre-sur -Dronne
Car: necessary

3 miles from the beautiful village of Aubeterre where you will find restaurants and a beach on the river Dronne which has a nice cafe and children's play area. There is fishing and canoeing available here. Within 1/2 hour drive there is quad biking and jet skiing available. There are plenty of quiet roads for cycling. A 15 minute drive from us at the village of St Aulaye there is another beach on the river Dronne, friendly restaurant, children's play area and water slides. There are 2 lakes in the area (Lake Jamaye and Brossac Lake) within 1/2 hour drive with similar facilities.

Other Activities: Quad biking & Jet skiing are 1/2 hour drive

Golf: golf course within 2 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $608.42
Pet Fee $0

We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks before your arrival. Payment in euros is also accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.