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Historic villa set in beautiful south-facing grounds

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 main house has six bedrooms, four 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.

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James Gardner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About James Gardner

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 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!

James Gardner purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why James Gardner chose Bourg

We fell in love with the 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Bourg in Gironde

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite for the fourth bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite for the master bedroom
  • 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
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Historic villa set in beautiful south-facing grounds
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful setting to explore a beautiful part of france

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated home. Close to rown amenities

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perect Chateau, Perfect Ville

  • 4 of 5

Visited Bourg to see where my American wife's grandmother was born and raised. Very friendly and picturesque town on the Gironde River in the Bordeaux wine country. Chateau was excellent - spacious, well maintained, and only a short walk from the downtown, market and docks. Met and spent time with the town's mayor. Would have rated it as five stars, but the local caretaker for the chateau was "unavailable" our entire visit so we were never told by her how to turn on the outdoor pool lights for dining - she even failed to respond to the owner ..... Would highly recommend both this historic town and this chateau to anyone seeking a relaxed vacation with the opportunity for actual interaction on a personal level with local French residents. And, of course, to wine and history lovers. Would return. My wife and daughter are already talking about a return visit.....

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is really spacious and well furnished. It has a huge garden and a super swimming pool. The local town is lovely, as is the nearby Blaye. Amazing vineyards on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent! Enough private and together space for all of us

  • 4 of 5

Really inviting, homely spaces with all conveniences and fantastic garden pool etc.

Short walk to village which had all we needed

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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sejour superbe dans une magnifique propriété

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique et très grande propriété, dans laquelle on se sent bien.. Le jardin est très bien entretenu avec de vastes espaces bien définis, la piscine, le salon, la cuisine d'été. On peut s'isoler ou se retrouver. Il y a de la place pour tout le monde. L'intérieur de la maison est magnifiquement décoré. Les chambres de la maison principale sont grandes, bien amenagées. La cuisine , pièce à vivre est très agréable et conviviale. On peut s'y retrouver à plusieurs tout en préparant les repas.

Les responsables sur place sont accueillant s et à l'écoute. La maison se trouve sur la rue mais elle est bien isolée et on n'y entend aucun bruit.

Le village n'est pas loin. On peut y aller à pied et la région est très interessante.

Nous avons été enchantés.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Bordeaux Merignac
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Bordeaux Lac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
St Andre de Cubzac
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Bourg, Gironde

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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 £832.14
Stay tax £0.66 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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