About the property
- House8611 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights
Self-catering, heated private pool, 9 bedrooms, grounds
La Sauzade is a beautiful country house, built in the 18th century, within walking distance of the historic village Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. The house is intended to be my home rather than just a holiday let and every detail has been chosen with that approach in mind.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Nearly all of the rooms look over the front lawn and swimming pool.
The ground floor consists of a large kitchen with substantial (2 m diameter) table, sitting room or family room, entrance hall, dining room, library. Behind the dining room and library is a down stairs bedroom with dressing room, stone fireplace, and its own bathroom. (Bedrooms are described below).
The house is furnished with antique furniture, as well as a wide screen Sony TV, separate TV, two play stations, DVD player, impressive DVD collection, table tennis, etc.
I am now taking bookings for weeks in 2019. If you are interested in booking during the summer holidays (or half term) in 2019 I recommend that you book now. There is one week left in June 2018 and some weeks in April / May 2018.
Changeover during the season is on a Friday. Please read my terms before booking and do not hesitate to contact me first.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Please contact me with any questions or comments before booking: I will endeavour to respond immediately.
Justin purchased this House in 2007
Why Justin chose Laprade
Please see the reviews written by previous guests. The house has a lovely feel - it swallows people up and makes a great venue for a party of 15 adults and children. The heated pool is a total suntrap.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
While the photos of the house are stunning, they do not do justice to the house in real life which is just gorgeous. Grand but comfortable and with so much space. We were five families with children from 1 to 7 and all had the most wonderful time. The house has everything you could need and all the bedrooms are large and airy with the most comfortable beds. The grounds are huge and the kids were off for hours exploring and picking fruit from the trees. The pool is a godsend and always warm. The area itself is beautiful and we spent almost every day the river beach with wonderful swimming and a lovely little cafe. We have decided to come back every two years and make it a tradition as the children grow up. Cant thank you enough for letting us stay in your home. Best holiday!
Charli, thank you for you kind comments and for taking the trouble to write a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Justin
Brilliant house for large family gatherings.
Justin and Tracy helped at every step of the way. House beautiful and the set up for large family gatherings perfect. Very comfy beds and brilliant showers. Plenty to do in the house for all age groups. Lastly no photos of the kitchen..but if you are a cook its brilliant and a lovely family kitchen table. Highly recommended.
The house was booked for an (elderly) family reunion. Wonderful place on the edge of a delightful village.
An ideal location for a family get-together or a couple of families to join up. The grounds would be ideal for children to play in and the inside is big enough for both noisy groups and also space for a quieter time for those who want it.
Very well equipped with all that one needs and distractions (games, DVD, etc.) for all ages.
Beautiful, comfortable house
This is the third time we have stayed here in October and the weather surpassed itself. Lovely afternoons on the terrace, relaxed cosy evenings enjoying the huge DVD library, fabulous beds and linen and really excellent kitchen facilities. We visited Bordeilles which is stunning in the autumn, Villebois Lavalette (great castle) and Poltrot, which is very near the house and has a maze and adventure playground open in season.
Perfect place for an extended family to stay celebrating a big birthday together ....!
La Sauzade is the perfect French house within walking distance of a very delightful French town. It is a friendly property and full of character and space and beautifully appointed, and the heated pool is the cherry on the cake. We will certainly recommend it on, and would like to return sometime too.
Aubeterre is certainly worth a visit for its atmosphere. Do take the canoues out on the river .... one of the highlights.
thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review; I am so glad that your holiday was a success, Justin
Rustic grandeur- fabulous size with a homely and welcoming feel
My family and I ( total 11) had a wonderful few days in this great house, home from home with everything we needed. We would definitely recommend a visit
Amanda, many thanks for your enthusiastic review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the house.
I do hope that you return some time,
La Sauzade is within walking distance of Aubeterre, one of Les plus beaux villages de France (this is, apparently, an official recognition rather than my own assessment).
The village has everything you might need for a relaxing French holiday including a range of restaurants and bars, post office, bakers, weekly market, bank, hairdresser, etc, as well as various craft shops celling local ceramics and jewellery.
Aubeterre is mostly built of stone and reflects the popular perception of an idyllic French village; there are 2 medieval churches, including one built from a single piece of stone which is the largest monolithic church in Europe.
During the summer there is a river beach in the village, with canoes, bicycles for hire and horse riding.
The house is also within easy driving distance of numerous famous towns and sights such as Bergerac, Surat, Cognac, and countless pretty villages.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable security deposit is 30% of the rent to be paid at the time of booking. The rent is to be paid 12 weeks before the start of your holiday (unless your booking is within that period in which case the whole sum is due at the time of booking).