Once upon a time, there was a renowned architect who discovered a dilapidated fisherman's hut on the banks of the Dronne. He was immediately charmed by the serene, intimate atmosphere of this place and decided to give the house a new purpose. After a true metamorphosis, a luxurious modern holiday villa was created, hidden behind a historic exterior with a Perigordian balcony and a traditional turret. Welcome to La Bonne Idée!
This villa spoils its guests with relaxing views over the garden, the babbling river and the peaceful landscape beyond. The village can be reached by a short, pleasant walk, and the hospitable inhabitants are sure to give a warm welcome. If you are lucky, you can take part in the local monthly dinner where everyone sits around long tables to enjoy delicious, authentic food and drinks together. The real French feeling!
The drive up to the property is true paradise: along a beautiful, romantic road by the Dronne, with some houses here and there, your villa will suddenly appear among the trees. The interior of La Bonne Idée consists of a mix of contemporary furniture and quirky, one-off vintage items, as well as original contemporary and antique paintings from France and Britain. The spacious holiday home with its four bedrooms and four bathrooms is suitable for eight people. An ideal holiday destination for two to three families or a small group of friends. The property has all the space you need, both inside and out.
On the top floor, you will find the large open kitchen with a connected dining and living room, where a modern wood-burning stove and designer furniture invite you to relax. The German kitchen is fully equipped and leaves nothing to be desired. Those who feel like cooking can prepare the most delicious dishes and drinks here to their heart's content. A series of French doors give access to the Perigordian balcony, a large side terrace and the open tower with dining table. The private swimming pool, further terraces and the garden are all reached via a staircase. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and, like the upper rooms, overlook the garden and the river.
Several covered and open terraces offer comfortable outdoor seating for every time of day. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee with a croissant while you read the newspaper in the shade, sunbathe on a lounge chair, or play a card or board game together, the villa provides the perfect place for everyone. The heated swimming pool provides refreshment and entertainment. The garden provides direct access to the beautiful River Dronne. Here, dads or grandfathers can easily throw out a few lines with the kids and admire the rich variety of fish and water birds such as kingfishers, herons and cormorants.
Although close to the border with the Dordogne, La Bonne Idée is located in the Charente region of France. In the traditional village along the River Dronne, you will find two castles and a village square with a bakery, a hairdresser and a pizzeria. Be sure, too, to make a trip to nearby Aubeterre, one of ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’.