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Historic villa set in beautiful south-facing grounds



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Historic seven bedroom mansion with pool, amongst the vineyards near Bordeaux

A beautiful historic villa that faces south towards the Dordogne River, called "Domaine de la Croix de St Michel". Built of Bordeaux stone in the 18th century, the Domaine has been lovingly restored recently. The house has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living rooms and two kitchens. The seventh bedroom is in the pretty eighteenth century pigeonnier. There is a sunny pool, almost two acres of lawns leading down to the neighbouring vineyard, and a stone barn in which the Domaine's wine used to be made, and which now offers table tennis and table football.

The Domaine is on the outskirts of Bourg, a pretty riverside village set amongst vineyards with restaurants, shops and an excellent supermarket. The mediaeval city of Bordeaux is 15 miles to the south. St Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ancient streets and Romanesque churches, is 45 minutes away. Bordeaux airport can be reached in 35 minutes.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We (James and Eileen) live near London, and have two teenage children. We work in the city, but our home is on the edge of the countryside in Hertfordshire.

We've always always had a passion for the south west of France, and spent many holidays in the Bordeaux/Biarritz area. Eventually we decided to take the plunge and buy a place here. It's been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too!

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Speaks English, French, German

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From the Owner

We fell in love with beautiful aspect of the villa, and the way the mature gardens roll down towards the vineyard and the river. We wanted to be close to Bordeaux, for frequent visits to this majestic city, but we also like being deep in proper wine country. The villa also feels part of the local community; it is only ten mins walk from a lively village with restaurants and boutique shops.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux Merignac at 44 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bourg at 0.6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bordeaux Lac at 33 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Andre de Cubzac at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 9 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bourg at 0.6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Royan at 70 Kilometres Car: recommended

The house is on the outskirts of Bourg-sur-Gironde, a beautiful mediaeval village port with restaurants, shops, a village market and a good supermarket. Bourg is well worth an explore; it still has stone fortifications installed by the British 800 years ago. Five miles up the road is the fortified citadel town of Blaye, with famous 16th century battlements and a ferry across to the Medoc wine area and the Atlantic beaches.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £795

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Check-in time is 4pm, and check-out time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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