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Beautiful Stone House in Picturesque Medieval Village Nr. St Emillion / Duras

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jul-2016
House in Castelmoron D'Albret, Nr Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine - Officially 'The Smallest Village in France'

This beautiful village house set in a medieval village in the middle of the wine country has been completely re-furbished in 2005. The stone house is over 300 yrs old and still has many of the original period features. The wrought iron staircase banisters were made by a famous blacksmith and the only ones remaining in Castelmoron.

The village is officially the smallest village in France and attracts visitors from all over the world. The ramparts and dungeons from the original Castle still remain; if you're nice to the Mayor she can be persuaded to give you a tour, until fairly recently they were still being used as the local prison. There is virtually no traffic in the village (only the residents) so it is very quiet and very safe.

There is a bar/restaurant In the village and 2 supermarkets boulangeries, butchers etc 10 mins away. Within 20 mins or so there are several towns with markets, bars and restaurants. There 2 Michelin star restaurants within 20 mins of the house. Lakes for swimming, boating etc can be found in the area and canoeing on the river. 4 golf courses, literally hundreds of wine Chateaus. No visit to the area is complete without a trip to St Emillion. Bordeaux is less than hour away and is one of Europes most beautiful cities after the government spent billions of Euros modernising and restoring it. The International Jazz festival 24 Heures du Swing is held in Monsegur usually in July. The house has Wi-Fi inc.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some comments from our Guest Book.

"Beautiful House and lovely village. we've had a really enjoyable week exploring and lazing by the pool"

Cockerton Family 2007

"This has been a fantastic place to stay - hired bikes - drove to the coast - bought lots of wine - visited Bordeaux - the pool is lovely at night with the light on, not cold."

Berlin Family 2008

"What a lovely house - well equipped with a great 'homey' feeling. The girls loved the pool, it has been the highlight of their stay."

Serle Family 2008

"The website doesn't do justice to the house, it is absolutely fantastic"

Britton Family USA 2009

"What a fantastic House and outside area, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

Watson Family 2012

"Had a lovely time - house is beautiful & well equipped, Monsegur night market is a must" Moss Family 2012
Feb 2008
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1 Reviews

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based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic retreat in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great condition, full of character and well equipped. Ample room for a large family.

Our kids loved the pool and made use of it every day, the village location is great for immersing yourself in French life. Wifi available which nowadays is essential for kids.

All in all a very relaxing holiday home, lots of villages at close hand to shop & visit night markets.

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your holiday, hope to see you again!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 40 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 350 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 40 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The coast at Arcachon is approx 1½ hour away. The spectacular sand dunes here are the largest in Europe.

Travel:

Bourdeax airport 50 mins. Route details supplied on request. Bergerac airport 45 mins. Route details supplied on request.

Distances:

Sauveterre De Guyenne is 10 mins away and has a supermarket, 2 bakers, a butchers, a delicatessen a couple of bars, 2 restaurants, a pizzeria, a hotel and garage. Monsegur is also 10 mins, same as above with weekly jazz night in one of the local restaurants. St Emilion is 30 mins. The caves at Lasceaux are 2 hours.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Low Season
27 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
High Season 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please email or telephone to confirm availability. A 25% deposit is required upon booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure. A security deposit of £300 must be paid with the final payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are usually on a Saturday. Changes subject to availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to master, shower, basin and toilet. Main bathroom with large shower unit, basin and toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and en suite shower room with toilet. Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe/chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 twin beds, wardrobe/chest of drawers. Bedroom 4 twin beds, wardrobe/chest of drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Secluded pool area and patio that benefits from sunshine from early morning to late evening. Sun loungers and recliners. Covered veranda with teak table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine is situated in the pool equipment room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Not beach/pool towels. Other: Ground floor hallway leading to stone stairs and Upstairs Hall.

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