La Ferriere



tennis court


tennis court

Welcome to La Ferriere, an exclusive collection of holiday cottages where family and friends can relax and unwind.

We, the Greatbanks family – Bob, Geraldine, Eddie, William, Erin and Charlie, have lived at La Ferriere since 2010. Our aim is provide a relaxing and safe environment for all holidaymakers to enjoy…..whether it a family holiday or a group of friends.

La Ferriere is a self contained holiday complex set in rolling countryside between the beautiful villages of Aubeterre sur Dronne and St Severin on the Charente/Dordogne border. Within a few miles is the market town of Riberac.

La Ferriere has 4 cottages sleeping between 4 and 22 people. All properties are equipped to a high standard and each cottage has sat TV,  washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and BBQ.

Each cottage boasts a private garden or terrace, complete with tables and chairs….perfect to alfresco dining.

On-site facilities include

swimming poolAll cottages have a pool

tennis courtTennis court


Childres playgrpoundPlay ground

table tennisTable tennis


Games room – table tennis, pool table, babyfoot table and darts.

Off-site facilities max 10 minutes drive include


  • Golf – Manoir de Longeveau
    – a 9 hole golf course 2km from La Ferriere,
    – bar/Restaurant
    – 10% discount for La Ferriere guests
    – club hire


poltrot acro branche

  • Tree climbing – Poltrot
    – treetop adventure with zip wires
    – maze
    – adventure playground
    – cafe/bar/restaurant
    – picnic area
    – river beach

The Cottages

The cottages are available to rent from May through to October. The cottages can be rented individually or all together. We accept large group bookings where all properties can booked for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. This is an ideal holiday complex resort for those seeking a relaxing holiday with only a small number of cottages where you can enjoy the privacy of your own holiday cottage and garden or mingle with the other guests.

Children can run around and explore the grounds, play area, games room and tennis court. Our sunny days often end chatting together enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace. Many couples and families return to us year after year and we now consider them friends.

We pride ourselves in ensuring our guests feel welcome and at home and many friendships have been formed during the holiday seasons. Your children can play safely in the open spaces while you relax and enjoy the sunshine and serenity of sunny south France.

Come visit us in our beautiful corner of South France this year. Contact Geraldine for availability.

Geraldine & Bob Greatbanks

La Grande Maison- 10 bedrooms – Sleeps up to 22 guests

Rental prices holiday season 2024

04/05 29/06 £3710 per week
29/06 31/08 £5040 per week
31/08 26/10 £3710 per week

Les Orangers Sleeps 5

Rental prices holiday season 2024

04/05 29/06 £980 per week
29/06 31/08 £1295 per week
31/08 26/10 £980 per week

Les Turquoises Sleeps 4

Rental prices holiday season 2024

04/05 29/06 £850 per week
26/06 31/08 £1050 per week
31/08 26/10 £850 per week

Les Pins Parasols Sleeps 4

Rental prices holiday season 2024

04/05 29/06 1290€ par semaine
29/06 31/08 1730€ par semaine
31/08 26/10 1290€ par semaine


Aubeterre – Situated 8kms from La Ferriere. It boasts an exceptional cultural heritage, combined with beautiful, natural surroundings. At the centre of the village is a lovely square filled with shops, artists workshops and bars and restaurants where you can sit out on a sunny day and experience the atmosphere of village life.


  • Riberac – Friday morning
  • Chalais – Monday morning
  • Aubeterre – Sunday morning

River Beach – Aubeterre

  • great for swimming
  • play area
  • cafe/bar
  • picnic arreas
  • lifeguard (July and August)
  • kayaking

Sea Beaches

Although the seaside is about an hour and a half drive away, there are a number of sandy river-beaches in close proximity to La Ferriere and there is canoeing nearby which is very popular in the summer months. There is also a 5 kilometre lake 20 minutes away, with sandy beaches, beachside restaurants, children’s play areas, picnic areas etc.


We have mapped out several walking tours and we can equip our guests with rucksacks and detailed maps to enjoy the French countryside on foot.


There are many cycling routes for you to explore the local countryside. Cycle and hiking maps are available in the Aubeterre tourist office!

Guest Testimonials

The tranquillity is extraordinary
Caroline, Jim, Molly and Alice
What a haven you have created here. The tranquillity is extraordinary – a complete break from our busy lives at home
Many highligts
Marcus, Debbie, Evan and Grace
What a fantastic fortnight! We’ve had many highlights, many of which either directly involved you or came from your recommendations.
Ruth, Mark and Luke
We have had a FANTASTIC 2 weeks in La Ferriere, memorable for so many reasons – not least of all your amazing hosting skills. You have a gem of a spot here and i feel sure we will be back
Wonderful holiday
Nessa, Paraic, Darragh, Pat and Rosemarie
Thank you for a wonderful holiday and your fantastic hospitality. The facilities were brilliant for all ages and we used them every day.
Thank you!
Ian, Corrinne, Thomas, Olivia and Florence
Thank you all so much for a wonderful holiday – we have had the best time. Thank you for your kindness and generosity and making Florence the loveliest chocolate birthday cake…….
Cheeky northern humour
The Jacksons
Wow! What a superb place and fantastic hospitality. We’ve all enjoyed the pools, bar, tennis court, and your cheeky northern humour.
Fun and relaxing
Sean, Mary, Lisa, Ellen and Rachel
You thought of everything to make a holiday fun and relaxing at the same time. We will definitely recommend La Ferriere to our family and friends back home in Ireland
Best Holiday
The Johnson family
Thank you for the best holiday I have had as long as I can remember. Your children are so gorgeous and so polite they are a credit to you.
We would come back and recommand you
Phillip and Tracy Trump
Geraldine and Bob are great host with very friendly Kids and a lovely Cockerlady called Daisy. One day before we leave they get a cute, little Golden Retriever puppy called Rufus. If you like sports, hiking, cycling it‘s wonderful. You have a tennisground in good condition. We use it every day. You have Basketball, Gym, trampolin, goals for soccer, table-tennis. We live in the Orangers‘ house. In the ground floor you have a kitchen. It was well equiped and if you are missing something. Geraldine and Bob help immediately. Big livingroom and a private Garden with a private Pool. First Floor low ceiling and small rooms, but it isn‘t a problem, so you have only to sleep there and the bathroom is there. Geraldine and Bob helps with worthful sightseeing-tips and have good recommondation of the whole Area. It was a pleasant stay. We would come back and recommand you.

Find Us

We are located on the Charente / Dordogne border in South West France, between the villages of St Sevérin and Aubeterre Sur Dronne.

We are approximately 40 minutes south of Angoulème, 45 minutes west of Perigueux and 1 hour 20 minutes east of Bordeaux.

Our local airports are Bergerac, Bordeaux, Limoges, Poitiers and La Rochelle and our closest mainline TGV train station is Angouleme.


Contact Info

+33(0) 760 941 888

La Ferriere 16390 NABINAUD

La Ferriere - Gites / Cottages Aubeterre