Situated near the medieval town of Aubeterre in the Charente
David and Jane Whigham
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The perfect property for a family holiday
We were a group of 6- grandparents, parents and children, and this property really did have something for all of us. The house was incredibly well equipped, the beds were beautifully comfortable and the children’s room was great with toys, books and lovely stickers on the wall. It was 40 degrees most days that we were there so we either went early to a local market or swam at one of the fantastic local river beaches (our favourite being Aire de loisirs de Beauvallon with its great cafe), and then spent the rest of the day back at the house swimming in the beautiful pool or reading books in the hammock. Our 5 year old learnt to swim, and our 2 year old spent his afternoons watching lizards or running around the fantastic secure garden. We then played pétanque, had a bbq and watched the sun go down with a glass of wine in the evenings. We honestly couldn’t have wished for anything more, we will definitely be back. Thank you David and Jane for thinking of everything!
Thank you so much for your review.
We are always trying to improve Gendaine and it’s very rewarding to receive such positive feedback.
We look forward to seeing you again.
Very best wishes
David & Jane
Perfect for a relaxing time away
We needed a relaxing holiday rather than an action-packed one, and Gendaine fit the bill perfectly. From the comfortable beds to the pool (which was essential, considering the perfect weather we had). The highlight was being able to relax on the verandah late into the evening, with a glass of wine, watching the sunset, then the moon, planets and stars. We didn't eat inside once during the whole two weeks. Bliss.
Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.....hope to see you again sometime.
David & Jane
Beautiful house in a charming area of France
Our second visit to Gendaine and it is as lovely and well looked after as before. Well equipped kitchen, gorgeous pool and lovely comfy beds. The area is great for families and we enjoyed some lovely days out as well as just relaxing and enjoying the pool. The lovely new verandah is a wonderful addition and we had some great barbeques watching the sunset.
Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you approve of the new veranda and, of course, that you enjoyed your holiday at Gendaine once again.
We are always happy to welcome you back......
David & Jane
The perfect restful family holiday.
We had a wonderful two weeks at Gendaine away from very busy lives and fully focused on family time together.
The house itself could not have been more comfortable, fully equipped with everything we could have needed. The outside seating, dining area, and BBQ really lead us to spend our whole time outside which was a delight. The pool was perfect with the shallow sloping entrance from the steps and the kids (Jack 9 & Isla 5) spent hours a day swimming and playing happily, they really didn’t want to do much else. Isla learnt to swim which was a real extra bonus considering we've been taking her to lessons for quite a while.
We visited many of the local villages and towns, Aubeterre, Saint-Aulaye, Riberac, and ate at lots of different restaurants and Crêperies. We’re all on a cheese and ice-cream detox for a few weeks now!
The high ropes at Saint-Aulaye come highly recommend for the children, a lower level for the younger and more difficult high ropes for the older. A great way to spend an afternoon.
We hope to be back in a couple of years!
Thank you so much for your positive review and we are both delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday so much. Just like your daughter two of our grandchildren have also learned to swim in that pool.....
Look forward to having you back anytime,
David & Jane Whigham
Peace and Tranquility
Superb, well equipped house in peaceful surroundings. We all enjoyed the large, warm pool, very relaxing. The house remained cool inside even when the outside temperature hit 37. We would highly recommend a game of Boule in the garden over a large Pastis.
It was good of you to leave such a favourable review. We really value the feedback and are always pleased when our guests enjoy themselves. Many thanks,
David & Jane
Perfect hot hot hot week in France
As experienced French Gite holidayers, Gendaine was a good one!!
What we loved:-
The pool, excellent water quality
The sofas in the evenings
The telescope - we saw the moon, venus, pluto and jupiter
The Artisan bakery in Bonne - dangerous for the waistline!
Kayaking in Aubeterre
Horse Riding at the stable close by run by English/French lady called Martha - card on the pinboard
The Creperie in Aubeterre
The church in the cave
For us our annual week to France is not about sightseeing lots but lounging around a pool, eating, sleeping, reading books, BBqueing late, drinking too much French wine and eating way too much bread and cheese!!
Gendaine fitted the bill nicely.
P.S. Yes there is the odd wasp/hornet as others have mentioned but you are in rural France what do you expect (we have stayed in areas with loads more and this was nothing in comparison)
Many thanks for such a positive review, we really appreciate your feedback.
David & Jane
The old Roman town of Aubeterre sur Dronne, recently voted one of the prettiest villages in France, is only a short drive away. A favourite place to shop, eat, drink and relax under the lime trees in the square. Slightly further are the market towns of Chalais and Riberac (with one of the biggest markets in France!).There are a variety of local festivals, fetes and firework displays that take place throughout the Summer. About a 45 minute drive, are the capital towns of Angouleme and Perigeux which offer a wider and more sophisticated range of shops in a typically French setting. Also within easy reach are towns such as St. Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac and Bordeaux, all famous for their wines and spirits and equally beautiful places to visit. Beyond Bordeaux are the unspoilt beaches of the Atlantic coast with several superb resorts within a reasonable drive. Families with children will enjoy day trips to the popular attractions of the Aqualand Water Park, La Palmyre Zoo and Futuroscope.
Other Activities: Canoeing and quad biking,