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Domaine de Pont Vieux

Child friendly cottage, Poitou-Charentes

Holiday summary

Number of units 3
Units sleep 8 – 20
Bedrooms 1 – 7
Maximum group size 20
Prices €1000 - €2900 per weekend
Short breaks
Pet friendly
Mobility friendly

About Domaine de Pont Vieux

Looking for an adventure in beautiful France? Domaine de Pont Vieux is a true paradise in Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of the ‘beaux villages’ of France and ideal for families (and in fact up to 18 people). Completely secluded, this detached and spacious holiday home, complete with its own private sandy river beach, lies on the edge of the village, where you can walk to shops and restaurants.

Domaine de Pont Vieux

The Domaine is a large holiday home (formerly a centre de découvert) on 2 floors with 4 bedrooms sleeping 8 guests (or 12 including sofa beds). The annexe next door with separate access sleeps 2 and is ideal for teenagers or grand parents wanting their own space. The detached wood cabin next door sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and is totally self-contained.

This is the ideal place to stay for a group of families or celebration groups (attending weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc). The main house is 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 5 shower cubicles, 5 toilets and 5 sinks, so there’s certainly no queuing for the bathroom!. Both the annexe and wood cabin also have their own bathrooms.

Enjoy wild swimming or fishing in the river Dronne; explore the natural garden (all 4 acres of it!) or take a canoe or a rowing boat up the river. There is so much space here you will never want or need to leave. The river Dronne flows past the house (at a safe distance), where there are fishing platforms, climbing racks, table tennis, football fields, places to hide away or pitch up your tent. A real nature’s heaven for children and parents too. Children can explore nature in their own safe environment.

The Best Bits...

  • Fully fenced property with enclosed garden at the front for smaller children
  • Access to own sandy beach & river (slow flowing)
  • Fishing platforms
  • Ping pong table outdoors
  • Indoor table football
  • High chairs
  • Books / games
  • Football pitch on the attached island (you can camp there too)
  • Tennis, kayaking at nearby Aubeterre beach
  • Plenty of restaurants on your doorstep in Aubeterre
  • Golf nearby at Manoir de Longeveau
  • Kids club available at Longeveau (on request, subject to availability)
  • Baby sitting service can be booked by the property manager (need 48 hrs notice)

Top Tips...

  • Bring your inflatables for swimming and playing in the river Dronne.
  • Children will want to explore this huge space... take some plasters, anti-sceptic cream, they will go a long way.
  • Small led torches;  as it gets really dark at night.
  • Be aware of very starry skies! You can see thousands of stars, planets and the milky way!

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Owner's Recommendations
The owner of this property has provided some personal recommendations for things to do, days out and places to eat near this property.
  • restaurant La Taverne

    Very popular french restaurant owned by same owner as Pont Vieux. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 5 minutes walk from the your holiday home. Make a booking with the owner direct: Carmen Hollander 06 46 19 05 02
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  • Monolithic church of St-Jean of Aubeterre

    Subterranean church of St.Jean. Hewn from solid rock in the 12th century, is the largest subterranean church in Europe, and a visit is an awesome experience, both in appreciating the sheer scale of the structure, and in appreciating the Christian fervour which drove the workers, with their limited tools, to create it. Lovely and cool on a very hot day too. Short walk from your holiday home.
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  • Accrobranche at St. Aulaye

    5 minutes from Aubeterre. This treetop adventure park offers various activities for both children and adults; treetop adventure with ladders, rope bridges, various obstacles and ziplines (accesible for children from 3 yrs old), giant trampoline, kayak/canoe/pedalo hire. Open between June - September; check for opening times. St. Aulaye also got its own safe (safeguards onsite) river beach, heated pool, slide, snack-restaurant, tennis club, camping etc. There is free parking. 500 metres from the town.
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NOTE: Two nights minimum stay at weekends. Weekly stays only during high season. Friday arrivals if possible.


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