A lovely French rustic house with private pool, mature garden and all the amenities

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £3864-£4079
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: MAI3077

General Description

This property used to be a wine making chateau until the early 1900's and now has been transformed into a luxury rustic French country house with all the mod cons. It sits in 3 acres of mature parkland/garden with a large heated pool.

The property is very close to Pichon, which is a small wine making hamlet and only a 10 minutes' drive from St. Emilion and Pomerol.

The house is kitted out to the highest standard with a fully fitted kitchen with all the amenities, there is a terrace for those warmer evenings or the farmhouse' kitchen table is perfect for big family meals.

There are 6 king size bedrooms with 4 en suite bathroom/shower rooms and one large family bathroom with a stand alone bath and walk in shower.

Accommodation Facilities

Ground floor:
3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms:
Master suite with en-suite (with a door onto main corridor so can be used as family bathroom) - bedroom has an emperor bed with antique 18C furniture.
Bathroom includes double sinks, freestanding bath with overhead shower and toilet. Shuttered double doors onto garden in both bedroom and bathroom.

Blue bedroom with en-suite shower/toilet - bedroom has emperor bed which can be split to create two large metric singles. Rooms includes full size cot (which can be moved from room to room). Shuttered windows with views out to rolling countryside and vineyards.

White bedroom with en-suite shower/toilet - as with blue bedroom has emperor bed which can be split to two large metric singles. Shuttered windows with views onto countryside/vineyards.

Two reception rooms:
Red sitting room - with grand working fireplace - seating for six plus great stereo system - perfect room for withdrawing post dinner.
Shuttered windows with views onto outdoor terrace, boules pitch and garden.

Yellow sitting room - working fireplace - seating for 7/8 plus large flat screen TV, cable/DVD player (with extensive DVDs library for both adults and children to borrow) - perfect family room - with double doors onto main corridor.

Dining/Kitchen Kitchen/Dining room - very large, double height open plan area. With dining table and seating for 12 (plus high chairs). Kitchen has a double oven La Canache range cooker, plus all equipment including microwave, coffee maker, smoothie maker, hand and full size blenders, pots/pans etc.

Utility room (attached to the kitchen) - dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer.

Downstairs has a cloakroom with toilet.

1st floor:
3 bedrooms: Double bedroom - bright airy bedroom with sky lights (with electric blind) with double bed and furnished. Shuttered windows with views over garden.

Yellow bedroom - as with some bedrooms downstairs, furnished with emperor bed that can be split to two large single beds. Shuttered window and mini balcony with views over garden. This bedroom is directly opposite to main family bathroom.
Family bathroom - with bath, walk-in shower, sink and toilet. Airy and bright with skylight.

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room. Large airy bedroom with emperor bed plus 18C antique furniture. The bathroom is converted from the pigeonniere. shuttered window plus further windows with views over garden and outdoor terrace.

Family/open plan sitting room - with seating for 4/5, furnished with TV, books, toys. It is directly off the main upstairs corridor.

All the en suites have loos. There is a family bathroom / shower room upstairs which also has a loo

The property also features a great 13mx6m pool with roman steps and a barbecue.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: booster seat, mattress protector, baby bath, bibs, changing mat, pushchair, potty, bottle steriliser, plastic crockery, cot(s), high chair(s), baby proofing.
Chef/cook available.
Maid service available.
Babysitting available.
English speaking babysitter available.
Phone calls are not included in the rental price.
The owner can decide to close the swimming pool out of season for any reason.
Arrival time: after 5 pm. Arrival out of hours can incur in an additional charge.
Heating costs included during winter months only. Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included. Please leave the property as you found it, clean and in order, otherwise the owner can charge a fee of €300.
Linen and towels included (including pool towels).
Pets are not allowed.
No smoking.
The pool is heated free of charge in summer only.
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Short breaks on request only.
The owner requires an agreement to be signed prior to the arrival.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

This house provides a great base to explore the famous vineyards and Chateaux of Bordeaux - St Emilion is a 10 minute drive away and Bordeaux itself is around 45 minutes away.
The coast and famous dunes of Aquitaine are just 1.5 - 2 hours away.

The property is close to great restaurants and bars plus a variety of activities including two 18 hole golf courses and boats on the lakes making those family days out even more adventurous.

There are also lots of local markets - there's a food market for every day of the week, now that's impressive!

It is also a short drive to some big hypermarkets, plus the local village Lussac has a number of shops for food, chemist, garage and even flowers.

The property is perfectly placed for planning some adventures in wine - exploring, tasting and perhaps stocking up in one of the world's most famous wine producing regions of Bordeaux. As an area it is constantly evolving, and as Andrew Jefford the wine writer wrote, 'it is now a region of experiment, ambition and grand stylistic diversity'. And the house sits bang slap in the middle of the action.

So a leisurely 10 minutes drive to the picturesque town St Emilion and the magnificent Grand Cru Chateaux of the Right Bank. Angelus, Ausone, Petrus among the greats to name check and book tours (but you may have to sell the family silver to buy in any quantity!). However there are so many other Chateaux to discover, many are more reasonably priced. Knock on the door of our local neighbour just outside Lussac called Chateaux Lucas to buy great wine direct from the grower.

In recent years some Chateaux have made it impossible not to visit, with their own restaurants serving great food alongside their wines within their grounds. Visit Trolong Mondot and La Dominque. Both on the edge of St Emilion. They are surprisingly well priced, good food, stunning locations, but still a little undiscovered. So go, but keep it a secret between us.

And whilst on the subject of furtive forays, explore the wines of Castillon. Described as Cotes de Bordeaux, but don't be fooled as the area hides many sparkling gems. There's a great bar restaurant at St Gene de Castillon owned by a well known Brit called Laithwaite which offers a wise and well edited selection to sample with lunch or take away. Mrs Laithwaite makes a superb and affordable champagne by the way.

And finally, there's the Left Bank wines of Bordeaux to discover. A little further away, about 45 minutes drive, and a whole new chapter. Where to start? Best to rebook another holiday at the house and we'll supply the second instalment.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bordeaux (41-45 Km)
Nearest Ferry port: St Malo (Over 100 Km)
Nearest Train Station: Libourne (13 Km)
Nearest Village: Lussac (3 Km)
Nearest Town/City: Libourne (13 Km)
Nearest Restaurant: Montagne (5 Km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: St Emilion (5 Km)
Nearest Shop: Lussac (3 Km)
Nearest Supermarket: Castillion La Bataille (13 Km)
Nearest Beach: Bordeaux (41-45 km)
Nearest Golf: Chateau des Vigiers (46 Km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
<1hr to Airport
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £3864
High Season: £4079

Security deposit: £500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Near sea beach
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby