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Luxury couples gite near Aubeterre Sur Dronne with private pool

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Comfortable seating for two with flat screen TV and Freeview/DVD player
The luxury kitchen and breakfast bar
Plenty of hanging and drawer space

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Les Cimes des Arbres is a luxury hideaway close to Aubeterre Sur Dronne, one of France's most beautiful villages. Our one bedroomed gite with king size bed is tastefully furnished and has french doors leading out onto a private patio and 10x5m swimming pool, both with stunning rural views. Perfect for couples looking for peace and quiet amidst glorious countryside but still close to many excellent restaurants and with plenty of local attractions and activities to enjoy nearby.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
All guests must be over 21 years of age Events/parties or any additional guests not allowed Sorry - no oil based sun lotions allowed and strictly no use of P20 sun tan products
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Fran G
Hosting since September 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live next door to the gite so we are available during your stay if you need any help or suggestions for things to do or where to eat etc. However, we will always respect your privacy and try to keep maintenance tasks, like cleaning the pool or gardening etc., to set times or when you are out.

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johnmargaret
johnmargaret
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb holiday rental for two.
We have lost count of the number of times that we have stayed at this brilliant gite. Fran and Phil are wonderful hosts always ready to recommend places to visit and restaurants around the area. The only sad part this year was that Basher the cat was not there to greet us, having passed away at the grand old age of 19 years. Nearby Aubeterre Sur Dronne is a wonderful village to visit with many restaurants. During the summer/autumn season a visit to the several guinguettes make a relaxing and interesting place to have lunch in the open . There are three within a short distance of the gite. We have already booked our next stay with Fran and Phil. John and Margaret
Visited September 2023
Written 4 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gill B
Gill B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peace and tranquillity
Beautifully situated gîte, away from busy roads so no traffic noise although easy to find. We cycled and walked from the house almost every day. Amazing views from the gardens and we counted at least six different places to sit very comfortably in the shade or not, as you chose. The owners are very friendly and always helpful. The gîte is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished.
Visited June 2023
Written 8 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul W
Paul W
Carlisle, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful, peaceful break in the French countryside.
We enjoyed a peaceful week in this excellent luxury gite in a wonderful location with views for miles over the tops of the trees from the fantastic swimming pool. The gite has everything you need and more with a very handy information book to help guide you to great restaurants, medieval towns and places to visit. The local pop up summer restaurants (guingettes) are a lovely way to enjoy a meal and local wine beside a riverside location with lots of other eating places only a short drive away. Fran & Phil are great hosts, discreet, but always there if help is needed. In all the years we have been renting gites in various areas of southern France, I can say this was the most complete for a relaxing break in a peaceful, wonderful, countryside setting. Five stars all round. Thanks.
Visited July 2023
Written 31 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Suetheyoyo
Suetheyoyo
Amberley, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning Hideaway
We loved this quiet, peaceful hideaway with its lovely views, stunning pool and beautiful gardens. We found lots to see and do in the Dronne Valley - an area we didn't know before. We found plenty of good restaurants too, and the food we bought at Riberac market was exceptional quality. The pool was very well used by us and it was lovely to have a choice of spots to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner! We never ate a meal inside. We loved canoeing around Brantome and 4kms or so along the river. Should have gone further really it was so beautiful. Highly recommended! Phil and Fran have created a very welcoming spot and Basher the cat joined us every evening for apero's! We hope to return here to explore more in the future.
Visited August 2021
Written 11 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

patlemfr
patlemfr
Chartres, France6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superbe !
Nous avons passé 2 semaines à La cime des arbres. Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. Le gîte est situé dans un hameau tranquille loin de l'agitation urbaine. Il est très bien équipé et décoré avec goût. La piscine est à usage privatif du gîte. Phil, le propriétaire vient l'entretenir discrètement pour ne pas déranger. Le jardin est très beau et la vue dégagée sur la cime des arbres est splendide. Phil et Fran sont super sympas et font tout pour rendre votre séjour le plus agréable possible. Il feront le maximum pour parler et comprendre le français. Ils ne manqueront pas de vous donner les bonnes adresses du coin. Nous recommandons fortement cette belle adresse !
Visited August 2021
Written 20 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fran G
Fran G
Merci Patrick et Isabelle pour vos aimables paroles et nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. C'était bien pour moi de pratiquer mon français aussi!
Written 11 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Camper15862379737
Camper15862379737
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, Peaceful Get Away
Our first time in the gite and would definitely recommend it! Beautifully decorated, great pool and everything you could possibly need. The information folder is well put together and we found it very useful. The personalised itinerary at the front was great for the two week stay. We especially liked the Brantome visit suggested at the back of the folder. We will definitely miss Basher as he does seem to have adopted us! Fran & Phil were great hosts and we will definitely look to book again. Thank you so much for letting us stay."
Visited July 2019
Written 7 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

susanh
susanh
Lancashire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 3rd visit to this fabulous gite and we have already booked our 4th !
Our 3rd visit to this fabulous gite ..yet again a fantastic stress free relaxing holiday which flew by far too quickly.The owners ,Phil and Fran,have an amazing eye for detail .The gite ,pool and gardens are immaculate and set in an idyllic location .Fran has put together an invaluable information folder with ideas of places to visit and places to eat..nothing has been overlooked .Phil and Fran are perfect hosts,always on hand if you need them whilst allowing you privacy in this luxurious gite.The area is lovely and is well served with fantastic restaurants,markets and interesting places to visit.It truly is paradise.We cannot wait to return for our 4th visit next year .
Visited August 2019
Written 31 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen G
Karen G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb luxury gite perfect for two!
We stayed here in September 2019 and had a lovely holiday in a gorgeous place. We were made very welcome by Phil & Fran and appreciated the wine, jam and coffee capsules left for us. The outdoor space is stunning, amazing views and a large heated private poor, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon dips when we returned from exploring the surrounding area. The gite is perfect, well equipped and immaculately clean, we loved the big comfy bed, we overslept every morning, it was so relaxing! We hope to return very soon!
Visited September 2019
Written 22 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scotty
Scotty
Stavanger, Norway25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday
This is where you want to go for a relaxing holiday. The place is absolutely beautiful, and the owners, Phil and Fran, are most helpful! The gite is clean and has everything you need. The pool is lovely, we enjoyed it a lot!! You need a car, and then you can visit great places and restaurants close by. Phil and Fran have made a book with all information you need about the area, great help. Delicious homemade jam, mmmmm..... One week here is not enough, hopefully we will be back for 2 weeks next year! Thanks to Phil and Fran for making us feel so at home!
Visited August 2019
Written 3 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fran G
Fran G
Thank you for your review - it was lovely to meet you both and the fabulous plant you bought us is still flowering now! We very much hope to see you back here again soon.
Written 21 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ahj1970
ahj1970
Hassocks, United Kingdom332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time back...possibly better than the first!!
We'd looked forward to coming back since we booked back in December. There's always a danger you remember something good with 'rose tinted glasses' and it wasn't going to be as good as the last visit. Well, we were not to be disappointed. The gite is exactly the wonderful haven we remembered it as and just as well maintained. Phil was working his magic around the gardens and to the keep the amazing swimming pool crystal clear. We had some excellent weather, plenty of good BBQ's on the terrace with jaw-dropping views and came away totally and utterly refreshed and relaxed. Looking forward to visit number 3!
Visited July 2019
Written 15 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Fran G
Fran G
Thank you so much Andy, we are so glad that you enjoyed your second visit as much as the first. We look forward to seeing you both again, hopefully next year! :-)))
Written 17 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Entertainment
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Perigueux Airport
24.8 mi

Roumanieres Airport
33.3 mi
Restaurants
Au Cochon-Prieur
3.6 mi

Creperie de la Source
3.6 mi

La Taverne Maison Pierre Very
3.6 mi

La Trattoria
1.4 mi
Attractions
Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean of Aubeterre
3.6 miReligious Sites

Place Trarieux
3.7 miHistoric Walking Areas

Eglise Saint-Jacques
3.7 miReligious Sites

Vanxymmersion
4.6 miGame & Entertainment Centres
About the neighbourhood
The village of St Severin is a couple of minutes away by car and has all local amenities including two bars, two restaurants, a boulangerie, chemist and bank. Golf enthusiasts will love the 9-hole golf course at the nearby Manoir de Longeveau. The stunning, characterful village of Aubeterre Sur Dronne is just 5 minutes by car and has a choice of numerous excellent restaurants and a small Sunday Market. A little further afield is the bustling town of Riberac, whose Friday market is one of the best in the area, or in the opposite direction, the Chateau-topped town of Chalais has a busy Monday market. The fabulous cities of Perigueux, Angouleme and Bordeaux are all about an hours drive away, and the Gironde estuary and the coast no more than two hours.
Getting around
We live in rural France - local public transport is extremely limited and consequently we advise that a car is ESSENTIAL.
Access
Car required
How to get there
We are located in the small hamlet of La Brousse on the Charente/Dordogne border in the SW of France, approximately 48km (40 mins) south of Angoulême, and about 2.5km south west of the village of Saint-Séverin (16390). There are excellent motorway links from all major ports: St Malo (5hrs), Caen (5hrs), Le Havre (5:30hrs), Cherbourg (6hrs), Dieppe (6hrs), Roscoff (6:30hrs) and Calais (7:30hrs). Our nearest airports are Bergerac (1 hr), Bordeaux (1.5 hrs), Limoges and Poitiers (2 hrs). You can also take the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford to Calais and then Paris, and then the TGV to Angoulême. You can book your car hire in advance from the airports and train stations.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 am Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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