Le Gatinaud Cottage Testimonials

Wonderful relaxing break. Cottage was perfect. French people charming. We wouldn't hesitate to come again or recommend the cottage to others


A perfect place to unwind, a tranquil setting and the privacy the garden provides is second to none. The cottage is very well equipped. Much care and thought has gone into ensuring a warm welcome, a rare find indeed.


Walking into the garden and cottage our impression was "perfect setting", our ideal French cottage with beautiful views. The Drone Valley from Aubeterre to St. Aulaye is stunning. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends.


Very clean organised and pleasant stay

Friendly hamlet community

Straightforward organised booking and arrival

Excellent bakery 5 minute drive in attractive village of Bonnes

Friendly bike hire as recommended

Excellent kitchen facilities

Comfortable stay

Enjoyed hammock facilities


Well located in an interesting area, Very well furnished, with wonderful views in a quiet hamlet.Well maintained property. Less than 10 minutes drive to Aubeterre where there are many good restaurants. Lots to see in the area.Very relaxing, would certainly stay again if we went back to this area.Terrace has sun most of the day,and also large garden with lots of shade in the trees.


This lovely cottage is a fantastic place to stay, the property is very well maintained and kept immaculately clean.

The location is great with views over open countryside.

It's sunny location is nearby to local market towns with restaurants, shops and great facilities.


We returned to Le Gatinaud this summer because we'd had such a fantastic cycling holiday there in September 2014. One of us is a reluctant cyclist but biking in this part of France - on the quiet roads of the Dronne valley, through pastures, the odd vineyard and fields of sunflowers - is such a pleasure. The cottage is brilliantly placed on a hill - not too steep for us to ride up - with a fantastic terrace and garden overlooking the valley where we could sit and eat delicious meals from produce we'd bought from one of the many farms we'd passed on our rides. The cottage is immaculately clean and well appointed - it felt very comfortable and we always looked forward to our return. We were extremely lucky with the weather on both occasions - hot an sunny, as it often is in this part of the world - but there are enough attractive French market towns with plenty to do within easy distance for days when the weather is less kind.


Lovely location, immaculately clean and well maintained and very peacefull location, perfect for a break away from it all.

Two local villages within minutes, which have great restaurants and Cafe's.

Highly recommended!