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.
- Chateau / Country House4886 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
A self-catering family friendly gite with beautiful veiws
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 13, 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
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
confortable propriété favorisant un séjour familial chaleureux
spacieuse propriété au calme où flotte dès l'entrée une ambiance familiale
Bien équipée - nombre de chambres - salles de bains - WC - salons, vaste cuisine,
idéale pour les grandes réunions où chacun peut trouver son espace tant les adultes que les enfants (avec de nombreux jeux à leur disposition)
Discrétion et gentillesse des hôtes
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
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.