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Aubeterre Holiday Home

Domaine de Pont Vieux.

Hidden away in one of the most beautiful villages in France, Aubeterre sur Dronne, next to the river Dronne lies this stunning and unusual detached family holiday home with 4 acres of terrain


What a find! Hidden away in one of the most beautiful villages in France, Aubeterre sur Dronne, next to the river Dronne lies this stunning and unusual detached family holiday home with 4 acres of terrain. It even has its own private beach with a boat and canoe for personal use. A calm, peaceful, secluded location only minutes away from shops and restaurants.

This house has so much on offer, inside or out. Revel in alfresco dining while the kids explore the extensive terrain or play on the beach on warm days. On cooler days and nights, chill and relax indoors with a spacious open-plan living and dining area, an indoor games area, sip a glass of French wine at the superb custom made bar.

For the master chef there is a professional kitchen, with serving hatch, ideal for cooking for large groups of friends and families. Long tables with chairs means everyone can dine together at any time of the day. At Pont Vieux, named after the old bridge in situ, kids will entertain themselves with exploring the grounds and island, playing on the beach, play ping-pong or tennis, cycling, rowing a boat, or canoeing up and down the river.

here is no need to leave this little paradise.

big family holiday house rental

big family holiday house rental

big family holiday house rental

Nevertheless if you can tear yourself away from you holiday home, the area lends itself perfectly for exploring more……Visit the weekly markets in Aubeterre, nearby Ribérac or Chalais to buy some fresh organic produce from local suppliers for the big family dinner or BBQ back at Pont Vieux. Enjoy a day out at Brantôme, the Venice of the Dordogne, only 30 minutes away.

Beautiful Bordeaux, just over 1hr away, will give you a taste of city life in France. There you can shop till you drop on one of the longest shopping streets, admire the Bordelaise architecture, river trips and chill on one of the terraces with a glass of red Bordeaux.

Whether outdoors or indoors, this house oozes with style, personality, quirkiness and is waiting for families and friends longing to spend quality time together in South Charente.

Dining areas seat up to 20 guests!!

Location / Layout of the 4 houses

Domaine de Pont Vieux 2020 (sleeping 8 – 23 guests) – the main house and the cabane.

The main house

Pont Vieux is a large holiday home (formerly a centre de découvert) on 2
floors with 4 bedrooms sleeping 8 guests (or 12 including sofa beds).

Fully equipped with an out-standing kitchen and built-in bar. No need to bring linen or towels, it’s all there.

Long tables inside and out means everyone can dine together any time of the day. A BBQ is available to use too.

The owners have thought about everything… the main house has 1 family bathroom with toilet, sink and power shower. There is also a shower room on the ground floor with 4 shower cubicles complete with 4 toilets and sinks, so there’s certainly no queuing for the bathroom!. Both the annexe and wood cabin also have their own bathrooms.

The annexe

Next door to the main house with separate access sleeps 2 and is ideal for teenagers or grand parents wanting their own space.

La cabane

The detached wood cabin next door sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (or 6 with extra sofa bed) and is totally self-contained.

There are two more cottages available on the terrain which can be booked individually as they have their own outdoor space.

The Aquarium sleeps 6+1 in 3 bedrooms and Cabane Insolite sleeps a further 2 guests.

The Aquarium

(sleeping 7 guests)

Formerly a real aquarium where children were educated about nature and outdoor life. From inside the aquarium you are able to view into a small pond which gives you access to ‘life underwater’. From your bedroom you can look straight into the pond and see the fish.

The Aquarium has it’s own garden and parking space and has a separate entrance to Pont Vieux itself. The house is equipped with 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen & dining room, has a terrace, BBQ etc. There are 3 double bedrooms and 1 extra bed , 7 guests can sleep here.

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Cabane Insolite

(sleeping 2 guests)

Located on the island, you will find a separate wood cabin which sleeps 2. It’s a studio and the living and bedroom space are all open plan. You have access to your own beach, a huge garden (the island) and the river.

There is also a well-equipped kitchen, dining table and separate bathroom.

In order to get to Cabane Insolite you will need to leave your car behind in the communal parking area and walk past the Aquarium to get to the wood cabin. In autumn / winter, we suggest you to bring wellies!

Both Cabane Insolite and The Aquarium can be booked separately from Pont Vieux.


  • Gates to the property. Car parking for approx.. 10 cars on gravelled area. Terrace with seating benches and tables for 20 guests. BBQ.
  • Bridge to island with beach, access to the river Dronne. Acres of greenery and landscaped gardens, woods, fishing platforms and treehouse.

This is the ideal place to stay for a group of families or celebration groups (attending weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc).

The Grande Domaine (all the houses) can sleep groups from 23 guests in their own beds to 31 guests in total in 4 extra sofa beds.

Prices 2020

Domaine de Pont Vieux including La Cabane – prices start at €1200 per weekend (€600 per night).  Weekly rates from €2,500.

Grande Domaine de Pont Vieux including all houses – prices start at €2000 per weekend (€1000 per night). Weekly prices from: €3,500.

The riverhouse sleeps up to 20 guests

The Area

Since 1993 Aubeterre sur Dronne has been officially listed as a classified is one of the « The Most Beautiful Villages in France». Perched on a hillside with its meandering narrow streets and the village square surrounded by cooling lime trees, it is conveniently situated on the border of the “South” Charente and the Dordogne.
The perfect place to live and visit. Tourists and visitors can enjoy an array of different restaurants, cafes, independent boutiques selling clothes, bags, jewellery and presents, locally made pottery and regional organic produce.

Over 1000 years Aubeterre has welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in north west Spain, and visitors and tourists. The extraordinary, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade add to the cultural status of Aubeterre sur Dronne.

The Charente lies within the region of Poitou-Charentes and is the sunniest spot in western France with the most hours of sunshine per year. The average summer temperature is 26 degrees Celsius. This has to do with a warm Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean.

The landscape of the region is very diverse, such as the marshlands of the marshlands of the Marais poitevin, the caves de Cognac, the beautiful coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and the old harbour of La Rochelle and Royan.

Aubeterre sur Dronne

Acres of greenery and landscaped gardens, woods, fishing platforms and treehouse.

Pont Vieux in a Nutshell

  • Lots of space inside (200 square mtrs) & out (15,000 square meters)
  • Ideal for groups of families and friends – take out, staat er al in.
  • Perfect for a special occasion, complete with own bar
  • Ideal for families, groups of friends or celebrations
  • Sleeps up to 20 guests in 7 bedrooms (5 doubles, 1 Kingsize, 2 singles and 3 sofa beds – sleeping 2 guests each). 4 bedrooms in main house, 1 in annexe, 2 in log cabin studio.
  • 10 car parking spaces onsite
  • Few minutes walk to shops, restaurants, public (river) beach at Aubeterre sur Dronne.
  • Nearby sports: Canoeing, horse riding, golf (9 hole), walking & hiking, mixed sports field.
  • 40 km from Brantôme and Saint Emillion
  • 80 km from Bordeaux or Bergerac airport
  • 100 km to the sea, Royan

Payment conditions: 20% of full amount to be paid at booking, 80% of full amount to be paid 30 days prior to arrival.

Close to shops & restaurants in Aubeterre sur Dronne

Need to know

  • Property sleeps a maximum of 20 guests (in main house, annexe and studio) 
  • Towels and bed linen included
  • Final cleaning included
  • WiFi included
  • Pets on request
  • Heating: wood, radiators also heated by wood granules.
  • Weekly prices from €2,000 – €3,000 depending on number of guests and season.
  • Cottage rental per night from €80.
  • Weekend prices on request
  • Check-in time: from 16:00 – Check-out time: 10:00

Payment conditions: 20% of full amount to be paid at booking, 80% of full amount to be paid 30 days prior to arrival.

Domaine de Pont Vieux ☼ Aubeterre-sur-Dronne


Contact information
Carmen Hollander
Domaine de Pont Vieux
16390 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (Charente)

+33 (0) or +33 (0)

Latitude : 45.26641942172442 – Longitude : 0.17201164995117324


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