A little about us:

Nestling in the hills of Southern Charente on the border of the Dordogne, Chez Daviaud provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the French countryside in comfortable holiday cottages that capture the essence of French rustic charm.

Refurbished during the winter of 2014-15, the four Gites provide a range of accommodation for parties from 4/5 up to 10 people. A large swimming pool complex, shared with the other Gites, includes a 12x6m large pool, a small children's pool, as well as a paddling area. The pool has a large area for sunbathing with ample shade in which to cool down.

Chez Daviaud is conveniently situated just off the D709 road, between Montmoreau-St-Cybard and Riberac, with its famous weekly market and connections with the specialities of the region (Foie Gras, Truffles and Duck Confit). Just 15 minutes down the road is thevillage of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, one of the 100 prettiest villages in France, where visitors can marvel at one of the largest subterranean (troglodite) churches in Europe.

Aubeterre also provides access to a river beach and Canoeing and Kayaking trips on the river Dronne

Facilities at Chez Daviaud

All guests at the Gites have access to the large grassy playing area at the rear and to the pool complex, comprising a 12x6m main pool, a small paddling area and a 3m square children's pool.

Each Gite has its own patio area and is equipped with a masonry barbecue.

Internet access is available via wifi and Satellite broadband. Data consumption during the day is limited but there is ample to support internet browsing, email and Voice over IP. Unlimited data downloads are available between midinght and 6 am. Each Gite has a TV with Freesat to provide access to UK TV stations.


There is a 9 hole golf course about 10 minutes away at Golf d'Aubeterre, where there are also tennis courts. Fishing is possible in both the nearby river Dronne and, further afield, in the Charente.


Bathing beaches are provided on the river at Aubeterre and St Aulaye. Lake bathing is available a little farther afield at Brossac and Lac Jemaye, just beyond Riberac.

Outdoor Pursuits

The area provides excellent quiet country roads for cyclists and there are ample opportunities for walking in the local woods and countryside.

Our Gites

Le Chataignier - Sleeps 4 to 6

Smallest of the Gites, Le Chataignier (the Chestnut Tree) provides accommodation for 4+ in three bedrooms (a double, a twin and a single room), with one bathroom, which has an over-bath shower. The smallest bedroom has bunk beds so 6 can be accommodated at a push.

La Vieille Forge - Sleeps 6

La Vieille Forge (the old forge) has three bedrooms (two double and a twin bedded room) and can accommodate up to 6 comfortably. There is a downstairs shower room with a large shower and a small bathroom upstairs with a shower over the bath. Upstairs in La Vieille Forge the beams are low so be prepared to duck (or grouse) unless you are considerably shorter than average!

Les Ecuries - Sleeps 8

Les Ecuries (the stables) offers five bedrooms, two double, a twin and two singles and can, therefore, accommodate up to eight. There is a shower room upstaitrs anda large bathroom downstairs with a shower over the bath.

La Grange - Sleeps 10

Largest of the Gites La Grange (the barn) also has five bedrooms, two of them double and the rest twin bedded. A large bathroom, downstairs, with a shower over the bath is supplemented by a shower room upstairs. Two of the bedrooms share acccess to a small balcony.

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