La Ferriere

Luxury Gites in Southwest France


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, DVD, 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:

  • 3 swimming pools
  • Children’s play area
  • Games room – table tennis, pool table, babyfoot table and darts.

Off-side 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
  • Kayak – – Kayak down the beautiful, treelined river Dronne. A great adventure for all the family.
  • Kayak  Aubeterre – SNPA-Aubeterre
  • Tree climbing – Poltrot
    – treetop adventure with zip wires
    – maze
    – adventure playground
    – cafe/bar/restaurant
    – picnic area
    – river beach

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

The Cottages

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

Rental prices holiday season 2020

24th April 30th May £1200.00 per week
30th May 4th July £2800.00 per week
4th July 29th August £3500.00 per week
29th August 26th September £1500.00 per week

Les Orangers Sleeps 5

Rental prices holiday season 2020

24th April 30th May £500.00 per week
30th May 4th July £650.00 per week
4th July 29th August £900.00 per week
29th August 26th September £650.00 per week

Les Turquoises Sleeps 4

Rental prices holiday season 2020

24th April 30th May £500.00 per week
30th May 4th July £650.00 per week
4th July 29th August £850.00 per week
29th August 26th September £650.00 per week

Les Pins Parasols Sleeps 4

Rental prices holiday season 2020

24th April 30th May £500.00 per week
30th May 4th July £750.00 per week
4th July 29th August £995.00 per week
29th August 26th September £650.00 per week

Guests Testimonials

Best Holiday

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.

The Johnson family
Fun and relaxing

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

Sean, Mary, Lisa, Ellen and Rachel
Many highligts

What a fantastic fortnight! We’ve had many highlights, many of which either directly involved you or came from your recommendations.

Marcus, Debbie, Evan and Grace
The tranquillity is extraordinary

What a haven you have created here. The tranquillity is extraordinary – a complete break from our busy lives at home

Caroline, Jim, Molly and Alice

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

Ruth, Mark and Luke
Thank you!

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…….

Ian, Corrinne, Thomas, Olivia and Florence
Wonderful holiday

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and your fantastic hospitality. The facilities were brilliant for all ages and we used them every day.

Nessa, Paraic, Darragh, Pat and Rosemarie
Cheeky northern humour

Wow! What a superb place and fantastic hospitality. We’ve all enjoyed the pools, bar, tennis court, and your cheeky northern humour.

The Jacksons


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.


River Beach – Aubeterre

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!

Find us

Find-us NabinaudWe 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 - Aubeterre