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Near St. Emilion, family friendly 300 yr old renovated French country manor

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Exquisite 300 yr-old French country manor home fully renovated

Lovingly restored in 2013, this fully fenced 4500 sq ft manor home offers all modern amenities and is furnished with beautiful antiques. The house used to be an inn on the Compostela di Santiago trail. The master suite is on the main floor (with sauna), two separate wings upstairs offer privacy for other guests which include two bedrooms and a bathroom on each wing. Four extra sofa beds provide additional sleeping accommodations which allow the property to sleep 16 guests. Spacious layout for family gatherings or entertaining. Kitchen area with fireplace seats 10, dining room with fireplace seats 12. Kitchen opens to a lovely courtyard with large American grill and outdoor dining area which seats another 12. Second outdoor dining area seats 8 as does pool dining area. Family room with bar, ample seating and Louis Philippe pool table. Separate media room upstairs with DVD player and extensive DVD collection. Wifi, local phone (free calls within Europe and to US - landlines), TV, satellite, Sonos music system, pool table, table tennis, 6 bikes, 2 fireplaces, Nespresso machine, washer dryer, 2 refrigerators, alarm system. New swimming pool, bocce court, immaculate grounds with varied fruit and nut trees. Surrounding areas offer scenic walking and biking through vineyards. Fresh bakery deliveries, personal chef (certain times of the year), housekeeper and babysitter available upon request. One hour from Bordeaux airport, 20 minutes from train station. Medical services, bakery, butcher, cafes, restaurants, grocery store, church in two towns which are each a 10 minute drive away. Twenty five minutes to charming St Emilion, one hour drive to beaches and prehistoric Lascaux caves, many medieval villages within a short drive offer wonderful museum tours and exploration. Numerous local vineyards within a short drive offer tours and wine tasting. Tours can be arranged upon request as can assistance in wine selection.

Giselle Swann
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Giselle Swann

We are an American family of 5 and lived in Bordeaux for 3 years so that our children could learn to speak French. Our children were 6, 9 and 12 when we moved to France. We bought this country manor in 2011 and renovated it. As we now live in the United States, we figured others could enjoy the house too so we recently put the house on Homeaway.

Giselle Swann purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Giselle Swann chose Rimons

The house was previously an inn on the trail of Compostela di Santiago. This makes it a special place on its own! We renovated it and created a family friendly environment with different wings and plenty of activities for children. The house is large and charming and on a property filled with walnut and fruit trees. There are vineyards all around. Great walking trails abound the area. You are close to many wonderful villages and tourist sites. You can relax at the pool, play bocce, ping pong, foosball, billiards, jump on the trampoline, BBQ on an American grill or cook in the large kitchen or visit vineyards and the historic villages all around.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Renovated with American style amenities and conveniences. There are many kid friendly and adult friendly things to do at the manor and around the area. The house has three wings so it gives three families a little separation. Our courtyard is very relaxing with the soothing fountain, dining for 14, a small sitting area and an American BBQ! There are acres of fruit and nut trees with a hammock nestled amidst them.


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , his and her sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , sauna, his and her sinks, clawfoot tub and separate shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , his and her sinks
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - King
    Bedroom 2 - Queen
    Bedroom 3 - Queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , office
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Numerous vineyards in surrounding area with the famous World Heritage site of St Emilion only twenty minutes away by car. Winery tours arranged upon request. Charming villages everywhere, vast number of walking trails (the most famous one is the Compostela di Santiago trail!). Beaches an hour away. Bordeaux (rated the top vacation destination in 2015) is one hour away. Sarlat is one hour away. Prehistoric Lascaux caves an hour and a half away.


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Near St. Emilion, family friendly 300 yr old renovated French country manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous Bordeaux Country Manor

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chemin Vert was the highlight of our trip to Bordeaux. The home has been completely renovated to combine luxurious, modern comforts with historic, old-world charm. We were a group of six friends, and each couple had their own wing with beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms and complete privacy.

The grounds are incredible – fruit trees, sparkling swimming pool, bocce ball court, and many areas for outside dining and relaxing. We had several meals at home, thanks to a fully equipped kitchen and wonderful store in nearby Monsegur. A very special treat was having fresh croissants and baguettes delivered to the house in the morning!

Giselle, the owner, is extremely thoughtful, well-organized and helpful. She provided a range of recommendations prior to the trip so we were able to plan wine tours, a visit to the Lascaux and Rouffignac caves (do not miss these!), great shopping at the local outdoor markets, etc.

Her best recommendation was to hire Luc Bultinck to arrange two full-day wine tours to the St. Emilion and Medoc regions. Since there were six of us, Luc drove our van (we added him as a driver to the rental agreement). He made bookings for outstanding, complementary wine tours and tastings, plus lunch each day. He is also a wonderful chef, and we had an excellent dinner at La Petite Source de Blasimon, the lovely bed & breakfast that he and his wife Melinda own.

If you love wine, beautiful French countryside, and want accommodations in an unforgettable house, stay at Chemin Vert!

Joy Fauvre, Danville, CA

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely enchanting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chemin Vert for a week from sept 03rd to sept 10th. There were a total of 6 people. We all were very privileged to be in a house with so much charm and history. There's a lot to do in the house and in the surrounding little towns. Amazing restaurants, good wine tasting in St Emilion. The house offers its own media room, pool table, swimming pool, bikes are available and you can have your own fres baguette delivered everyday, what a treat!!!! I never felt so relaxed and recharged in my life.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, spacious French Manor

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August for a week and our party consisted of two families, twelve people, ranging in ages from 6 to 82. Everyone had a wonderful time at this incredibly spacious, beautiful manor house. It is absolutely perfect for families of any size, with so many features and fun things to do, especially for the children and teenagers. Although we had seen the pictures on the web site, the actual home was much larger and seemed to offer so much more than we anticipated.

If you do want to go out and explore, there are plenty of attractions and interesting towns nearby. However, we found it so relaxing at home we just stayed and enjoyed the chateau.

The owner, Giselle, was very much in touch with us and ensured we had all that we needed for the stay. We would highly recommend this manor house for anyone looking to spend some relaxing time in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I are so pleased you all enjoyed our country manor so much! As we have only recently put it up on this vacation rental site, it is so good to hear our manor (a 300+ year old previous inn on the Compostella di Santiago trail) exceeded your expectations! You are always welcome back! Take care and come again! Giselle and Nils Swann
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
La Reole
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
La Mongie
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Arcachon and Cap Feret
Car: necessary

St Emilion, winery tours, Bordeaux, Lascaux caves, Dune du Pyla, beaches, Brantome, Bergerac, Sarlat, Lourdes


Prices & Availability

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

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £882.36
Pet Fee £88.24
Cleaning £132.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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