Nestled between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac, the property lies in a part of the world as much famed for its beauty, tranquillity and verve as for its wine, cuisine and rolling vineyards. Staying in a luxury, boutique 'Maison Bourgeoise' you will enjoy a glimpse into the real France. From the bustling local markets and antique fairs; to relaxing, kir in hand, on a local café terrace; to experiencing the history and wonder of Saint Emilion and Bordeaux. This elegant house is set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by the vines with a huge barn and pigeonnier. All four comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The dining area allows for cosy conviviality, with its blazing log fire during the cooler months.
There are 4 double bedrooms (one on the ground floor), all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a very large four-poster bed.
The bathrooms have heated towel rails and fresh towels are provided daily.
Everything is here to provide and help create an unforgettable dining experience. The kitchen dining area is a great place to have informal lunhes and to roast chestnuts over the massive open fire.
The living room has two comfortable sofas and a more formal dining area for 8 people.
Outside there are an abundance of fruit trees and bushes: cherry, plum, apple, pear, raspberries and figs. There is also a private swimming pool and plenty of space for parking.
Additional notes (if any):
Terms & Conditions
Security deposit £1000. This must be paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection
Energy costs included, subject to revision as we have seen very cold April and May.
Pets not welcome.
Changeover day any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it otherwise a cleaning charge may apply.
No smoking in the property.
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Local Area / Activities
The house lies an hour from Bordeaux, 30 mins from Bergerac and 20km from St Emilion. The local village of Gensac is just 1km away. The City of Bordeaux is less than an hour away and you can visit the buzzing restaurants, theatres and incredible architecture. Bergerac, much smaller than Bordeaux, has a very enchanting old town that has great individual shops, fountains, cobble stone streets, a market Bricante every 1st Sunday of the month and a traditional market every Wednesday. Stop at St Foy La Grande to enjoy a coffee in the square, take a walk along the river or if you are around on Saturday morning you will find shopping a real delight. Leaving the house to get to St Emilion (everyone must visit this pretty village!), you should drive through Pujols, as just outside is a great little restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere and fantastic food. Sunday is a good day for venturing to Issegac Market. The town itself is quaint and riddled with tiny rivers, loved by tourists and locals alike. The dessert wines of the region are fantastic and the Monbazilliac wine, a musty fragrant delight from this spot, is very good value. The most highly recommended restaurant is just a few kilometres away and it is essential to be hungry when you arrive. The vineyard workers of the area leave for their day with sustenance at this family orientated place. The bean and vegetable soup with duck stock is fantastic. If you yearn for sea air and seafood, make an early start to set off for Arcachon Bay, as it will take two hours to get there. The shops are smart and the ambiance is that of a well visited resort where sophisticated Bordelaise promenade. Spain is approximately 4 hours away and en route are Bidart, St Jean De Luz & Biarritz. The region is an area rich with vineyards and chateaux of every shape and type, with grapes and vines as far as the eye can see. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Bergerac (31-35 km) Nearest Village Gensac (1 km) Nearest Town/City St Foy la Grande (14 km) Nearest Restaurant Gensac (1 km) Nearest Bar/Pub Gensac (1 km) Nearest Beach Real Beac Arcachon Nearest Golf Golf de Vigiers (16-20 km)
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