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Property Details

Sleeps:
2
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
15724
Nearest Town:
Chenaud

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La Ferme de la Dronne - La Vesunna

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Overall:
This was an outstanding place to stay in an outstanding area. The owners were fantastic, and had all sorts of food and drink waiting for us in our kitchen when we arrived. The Dutch owners speak several languages including excellent English.
Enjoyed Most:
The property was exceptionally quiet, and the south-facing patio was a fantastic place to have a glass of wine as the sun set. The kitchen was equipped with absolutely everything you could want, and everything in the property was of the highest quality.
Enjoyed Least:
Nothing to complain about!
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful villages, quiet roads for walking. Easy access to grocery shopping, boulangerie, gas, pharmacy, etc. The weather was incredible.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Chenaud was only 100 meters away, and has a beautiful old church. Chalais about 15 minutes drive had all the shops one could need. Auburterre-sur-Dronne was also about 15 minutes away, and is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Tips or Restaurants:
Can't think of anything to bring. Being addicted to coffee, it was nice to see that they had several ways of preparing coffee, including two French presses and the latest "cup at a time" machines. Being from Seattle, we like our Melita cone and filters, so we brought one along with some excellent French coffee and made it that way.
Directions:
We just had a good map of the area, and looked for the village Chenaud. From there it was easy.
Check In Out:
It went very smoothly.

Philip, September

Overall:
The owners were absolutely wonderful. They gave us many tips on where to go. They were wonderful hosts.
Enjoyed Most:
The unit was beautifully furnished, top quality, very cosy and offered everything we needed.
Enjoyed Least:
We liked it all!
Surrounding Area:
We took great runs along the river.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Not really anything within waking distance. About 10K there were shopping and restaurants.
Tips or Restaurants:
Everything we needed was provided. The owners left us a wonderful hamper with cheeses, bread and wine. Most nights we came back home and had dinner there after a long day of exploring the region.
Check In Out:
We were greeted by the owners, who showed us our unit and how everything worked. They also showed us around the property. It went very well, same with checking out!

Rita, October

Overall:
This was one of the best places we have rented. It is to be highly recommended.
Enjoyed Most:
It's in a beautiful location, surrounded by wonderful countryside. It was extremely quiet they even turn off the church bells at night! and with few cars on the roads it made for excellent walking and in my case, running. The owners are delightful and have done a superb job of renovating the property. It is exceptionally well equipped and brilliantly designed with beautiful touches. The main building is equally well appointed suitable for 4 or 8 people and because of the thoughtful design each is secluded from the other.
Enjoyed Least:
The only thing I can come up with is that there was no place to hang our coats and walking boots downstairs, which in the summer is not going to be an issue! As it was the end of the summer, there were a few very dozy wasps around the grape vines on the back of the house which for those fearful of them might be an issue.
Surrounding Area:
It was absolute bliss to wander along the quiet country lanes around the property and running at sunrise was gorgeous - we live in Bahrain where it's nothing but sand so you can imagine how wonderful it was for us! There is an amazing monolithic underground church at Auberterre sure Dronne which is 9km away and walkable if you're feeling energetic.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town is probably St Auyale about 4km away. It has everything, including a post office, but watch out for the opening hours! We usually went to the supermarket in whatever town we were in on the way home. Intermarche seems to be the main chain in the region and has everything you need. Plus there are a myriad of specialist shops in virtually every village you visit and a market some where on most days of the week particularly in the summer, so we were told.
Tips or Restaurants:
There's a lovely restaurant in Chalais in the old chateau. As we went off season many of the places recommended by the owners were shut but we did notice a place up the road in Les Essards which looked OK 4km up the road. Cooking at home was easy as the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. St Emilion and the surrounding area is glorious. And we'd recommend a trip to see the largest sand dunes in Europe on the coast west of Bordeaux at Arcachon. We had a lovely lunch in a place in the square at Auberterre. A trip to Bordeaux is worthwhile. We spent our first night there in a boutique hotel. The old town is lovely and there are lots of shopping options for those last minute gifts.
Check In Out:
We were a bit disappointed to have to pay 50 Euros for cleaning. We felt this could have been included in the rental fee. For those who think the 500 euro deposit is high, it is such a beautifully and luxuriously appointed place I now see why the deposit was such!

Sarah, October

Overall:
This property is a real gem and to a standard far exceeding any other properties we have stayed in. The owners are English speaking and very welcoming and helpful. They genuinely care that you enjoy the property.
Enjoyed Most:
Very high specification and a lot of attention to detail in the interior design and equipment. The setting is beautiful - the land borders the Dronne river - and very quiet.
Enjoyed Least:
Very little to criticise. The bedroom is built into the eaves and so does get warm at night. It is not in the centre of the Dordogne so more travelling is required - but the benefit is peace and quiet - a good trade off.
Surrounding Area:
Peaceful, not too touristy and varied - you can reach the Dordogne and the coast easily.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The gite is on the edge of Chenaud, which is a small village with a shop and restaurant. St Aulay is the main local town - 4.5kms or 1 hour's easy, fairly level walk away.
Tips or Restaurants:
There are good restaurants in Aubeterre and St Romain. The gite is so well equipped that nothing is required. Brantome and the cave paintings at Les Eyzes are highlights.
Check In Out:
The owners explained everything to us and were very helpful.

Graham, September