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Close to St. Emilion, Pomerol, & Bordeaux areas-Pool, WiFi, garden, & relaxation - Le Mascaret Farmhouse



Updated: 21-Aug-2016
4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WC's, sleeps up to 8, Farmhouse and Cottage

Le Mascaret is a renovated 400 year old Farmhouse and Cottage that sit on 3 acres of land surrounded by vineyards on the bank of the Dordogne River. The properties are private from each other and can be rented together or separately.

There is a large garden and a wooded area next to the river. There are many fruit trees including fig, plum, apple, and pear. Our pool is 52 square meters and has a shallow area for children. Internet access via WiFi is available free of charge. The property is perfect for a relaxing quiet holiday and for touring the great wineries of Bordeaux.

Changeover day is Saturdays from mid-July to end of August--outside of that period it can be any day of the week.

Activities: Fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis, and excellent restaurants are all nearby.

There are wonderful weekly markets in the nearby towns where you can purchase locally grown and produced vegetables, cheeses, meats, and seafood. The best markets are: Libourne (15-20 minutes drive), has a market on Tuesday, Fridays, and Sundays with the Sunday one being the largest and best. Bourg (20 minutes drive) on Sundays. Blaye (45 minutes drive) on Wednesdays (After the market, you can take the ferry across the river to the Medoc region and visit some top wineries in the Medoc). St. Andre de Cubzac (8-10 minutes drive) on Thursdays (smaller but lots of seafood) and Saturdays (larger market).

Things to do: Our location offers holiday activities for everyone.

The charming town of St. Emilion and its great wineries are just 25 minutes away. But you must also consider the wines of Fronsac—an up and coming wine appellation and just under 10 minutes away.

Visit Bordeaux—just 20-25 minutes away and offers all the amenities of a major city that resembles a smaller version of Paris with many interesting sights, shopping, and some great restaurants.

You can visit some of the nearby Chateau. The Chateau de Vayres near Libourne is very nice and so is the Chateau Malrome in Saint Andre du Bois (Entre Deux Mers). The Chateau de La Riviere and its wonderful wine caves is about 10 minutes away.

If you are interested in religious history, visit the Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure in Entre Deux Mers.

The Pair-non-Pair grotto, a prehistoric cave with some spectacular drawings is about 15 minutes away.

For more active vacationing there are plenty of biking and hiking trails in the area.

Day Trips: Some of our previous guest’s favorite trips include visiting the Dune du Pyla in Arcachon—about 45 minutes away—and then visiting the coastal area for a seafood meal.

A visit to the Zoo de la Palmyre just north of Royan (about 1:45 hours from Le Mascaret) the best zoo in France, if not Europe, has been a hit with families with children.

Blaye and Bourg, both fortified cities, are within 25 minutes and offer a lot of history, wonderful views, and some great wines.

A visit to Cognac and its world famous Cognac distilleries is a must and it is less than 70 kilometers away.

Les Eyzies (about 2 hours east) with its caves and its prehistoric sites makes for a very interesting day trip.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse Le Mascaret Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

This spacious stone farmhouse can comfortably accommodate up to 9 persons. On the ground floor there is a large farmhouse kitchen with dining area and an open fireplace. The kitchen has all modern appliances including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, a large refrigerator, gas stove and oven. The kitchen opens to a large covered outdoor sitting area with a table and chairs, view to the garden and swimming pool. In the living area there are three sofas, a table with chairs, a TV, coffee tables, a stereo and a DVD player The living area opens up to the garden and a view of the swimming pool. In the back area on the ground floor there is a bedroom with a single bed and also a WC.

Stairs lead to the first floor where you will find 1 bedroom with a double bed, a large bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a private mezzanine with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, a bathroom with shower and WC, and a second bathroom with bathtub and WC. Outside there is garden furniture and a BBQ.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The owners of Le Mascaret are two families, longtime friends, with a great appreciation for the beauty and culture of Europe in general and France in particular and who fell in love with the house and its environs at first sight. We first visited Le Mascaret in the summer of 2003 and became its owners in October 2003. We live in the Boston Massachusetts area and have extensive ties to Europe and travel there frequently. At some point in the future we hope to spend a great deal of time at Le Mascaret, but now because of job (higher education, nutrition research, software support, and environmental protection) and family commitments we are unable to do so. We have chosen to share it with others who will love it as well.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely place by the Dordogne – so many interesting places to visit that you cannot do them all. Surprised by St. Emilion. Arcachon area well worth traveling to for many reasons – the birds, canoeing, aqualand, sand dune and the basin.

Coutras and Gitre areas peaceful.

Didn’t manage to go travel north – maybe next time?! (Blaye and Cognac)
Aug 2007
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Loved both properties.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect extended family vacation spread across the two properties. Loved the quiet location away from it all in real France amongst the sunflower fields & vines. Pool was perfect for kids & adults with lots of pool volleyball.

The sorounding area is rich with things to do. From the caves at Pair non Pair to St Emilllion & Bordeaux city you can easily pass a week doing something different every day. The high waves at the beach at Le Porge were fab.

Its a great scouting ground away from the glitz of the Medoc with Fronsac & the other great regions close by.

Whats not to like about this great part of France.

Dillons USA & IRL.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, central, peaceful location for a visit to the Bordeaux area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the farmhouse with our 2 children and a close friend. Farmhouse was lovely and just the kind of place we were looking for with a pool, grounds and some outdoor games to keep the kids entertained. Faremhouse was very clean and well equipped. The managers were very welcoming and helpful.

Location was excellent: Short drive to nearest supermarkets and patisseries. Bordeaux and St Emilion just 20 mins away and easy drives out to any of the Bordeaux wine regions. The Dordogne area and Spain are both within day-trip distance.

We thoroughly enjoyed trips to the Medoc region, Bordeaus, St Emilion, Pair-non-pair cave art (~30,000 years old and far older than the Lascaux caves) as well as relaxing self guided wine tastings at the farmhouse including wine from the next door neighbour (a godsend when you arrive in Bordeaux on a Sunday and otherwise would have no wine to taste).

Overall and outstanding location for a family visit to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spend 4 days at the cottage. If you are into wine, the location is perfect. Close to major wineries. The cottage has all the amenities of a small house. Full kitchen, dishes, laudry machine. The bedrooms are small and there is only one bathroom to share, but we managed just fine. We were lucky to meet the owners of the property. They are wonderfull people, very warm and accomodating. They showed us the maps of the area and gave good advice on where to shop for affordable and tasty wines.

Thak you guys, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well equipped farmhouse and cottage. We really enjoyed our week here, we loved the property, it was nice to get away from it all and relax by the pool.

We visited St Emillion which was a very pretty town and well worth a visit, we also saw the dunes of pilait, which have stunning views and we had a tour and wine tasting at Château de la Rivière for €6, which is very reasonable and the sandstone cellars were amazing.

We had a fantastic time and would definatly like to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura We are delighted everything worked for you and your group. It sounds like you had the right mix of relaxation and day trips. You visited some of our favorite places. Thank you for the review and please do come back. Regards, Luis
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Tranquil and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Le Mascaret is a beautiful and tranquil cottage in the Bordeaux area surrounded by vineyards. It has lovely gardens and a shared pool with the adjacent property and is the perfect setting for a tranquil and relaxing holiday. It was everything we had hoped for and provided the perfect base for a family holiday in the South of France. Dealings with the owner were very straightforward and pleasant, with lots of useful information provided ahead of time. A wonderful holiday from start to finish.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, clean, well-equipped house in a tranquil setting, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. The property managers were friendly and helpful. Great local markets at Libourne and St.-Andre-de-Cubzac. We visited several wineries (reservation required) in St. Emilion and Margaux and numerous other interesting places. Our favourites were the Dune at Pyla, the prehistoric cave at Pair-non-Pair and Chateau de Roquetaillade. Favourite restaurant meals were at La Fourchette Dort in a nearby village, and La Gare Gourmande, near Margaux. We had a fantastic stay and hope to return. Car with GPS essential.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie We are glad that your winery tour trip turned out to be a great success. All the early planning really paid off. September is a nice time to visit Le Mascaret. The summer tourism to the area has ended and the wineries are buzzing with activity, as they are getting closer to the Vendange. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks, Luis
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Chateau de la Riviere

From the Owner

The property is very private and quiet. There are vineyards all around and a beautiful garden for relaxation. Both properties have been renovated and all the appliances have been recently updated. The swimming pool is 6 years old and has a beautiful terrace and lavender garden all around. The property is 3 acres and includes apple, plum, pear, walnut, and fig trees.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux Merignac at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St. Romain la Virve at 2.2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Saint Malo at 500 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bordeaux Le Lac at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : St. Andre de Cubzac at 9 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 and D670 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cadillac en Fronsadais at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Le Porge Ocean at 80 Kilometres Car: necessary

We are at the end of a quiet lane that leads to the Dordogne river with only the river, vineyards and one neighbor around us. There are small villages and larger towns nearby plus the entrance to the A10 is just 10 minutes away which provides quick access for day trips. Le Mascaret is 25 km from Saint Emilion, 30 km to Blaye, 50 km from Sauternes, and about 75 km from the Medoc. It is just 25 minutes from Bordeaux, under 45 minutes to the Bordeaux Merignac airport, and 60 minutes from the Atlantic ocean beaches. There are bakeries and small shops within 3-5 minutes and large supermarkets within 10-15 minutes.

Other Activities: Winery touring

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer High 2016
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21

Properties can be rented together or separately. It is possible to rent the farmhouse with exclusive use of the pool and the cottage not rented. Please contact the owner with the request.
Bed linen, bath towels, cooking gas, electricity, and cleaning are included in rental price. 1 Week minimum rental in July and August. A refundable security deposit of 200 euros is due on arrival at the property.

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Updated: 21-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

Our location offers many options. From total relaxation in the garden or pool to active sightseeing in the Gironde. Le Mascaret is perfect for visting Bordeaux, Pomerol, and Saint Emilion--all within 20-25 minutes. The Medoc is about 30 minutes away. The Dune du Pyla and Cognac are close enough for day trips.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront


  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 170 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Mezzanine
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed


  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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