|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ground floor accommodation.
The salon is elegantly and comfortably furnished with sofas and easy chairs, digital Satellite TV, WiFi, DVD, VCR and music centre. Fire - for the cooler months, and a varied selection of books and board games.
The kitchen is light and airy with seating for eight, and although very well equipped with gas cooker, dish washer, washing machine, microwave, tea towels, iron and ironing board, food processor, fridge/freezer, double sink with drainer, toaster, cool box and freezer blocks, it retains the traditional atmosphere of a farmhouse kitchen. A magnificent range of built-in wooden cupboards provides ample storage.
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and twin bedded room with en-suite shower room.
Le Roc Nord, St.Vivien, South West France, previously the farmhouse to a well-established vineyard, Le Roc Nord offers you and your family not only an idyllic location for a self-catering holiday with sunshine, peace and wonderful historical countryside, but also the opportunity to enjoy plenty of activities and superb food and wine. The farmhouse, which was meticulously renovated in 2003, is spacious and equipped to a very high standard that we ourselves would like to find when on holiday. This extremely flexible accommodation is suitable for parties of all sizes. For 1 or 2 couples it is ideal, offering the ground floor and all the facilities - the upstairs rooms will be closed off and unoccupied. For larger groups the full accommodation is available plus all the facilities. The weekly rate will depend on the size of your party.
All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday, arriving at 5pm departing 10am. Linen and towels are provided, if used central heating is charged at cost. We can provide an evening meal for your first night if you wish.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in UK Pounds.
A 10% discount applies for all holidays booked for two consecutive weeks.
During the High season, the property is only let as the Farmhouse with all 4 bedrooms available at £1800 per week.
We had a fabulous 3 week stay at Le Roc Nord this summer. The farmhouse was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. We like to mainly self-cater and the kitchen was perfect for that. We ate out a couple of times nearby at L'Un des Sens at Villefranche-de-Longchat and Le Pressoir at St Meard de Gurson, both were excellent. We enjoyed exploring the area and spending long afternoons relaxing by the pool. My husband and I had a couple of weeks by ourselves and our 'twenty-something' daughters joined us for week 3, with Bordeaux Airport just over an hour away it was easy to collect them from there, it was the perfect arrangement. We had 3 weeks of glorious weather and I'm sure that the only reason we were able to prise ourselves away from Le Roc Nord was due to the rain on the morning of our departure. If you're thinking of booking Le Roc Nord, do it, you won't be disappointed. We can't wait to go back.
The house was lovely and warm during our stay in early January. We were out most of the day house hunting but when we got back, the house was always warm and welcoming, nestled in amongst the misty vineyards. The beautifully clean and well equipped kitchen was our base in the evenings where we set up camp with our computer and paperwork on the large farmhouse table. Our bedroom was a lovely size and the bed was nice and wide and very comfy and the en-suite bathroom certainly catered for all our needs. After popping in soon after our arrival to welcome us and show us the workings of the house Sue kept out of the way - but we knew she and Tom were only next door if we had need of any help or advice.
The house was as described in the advert - and even better than we hoped - and we had a very enjoyable and restful time. We would not hesitate to stay there again if in the area - and would certainly recommend them to our friends.
We had a wonderful 8 day holiday at Le Roc Nord, there were four of us, myself & my husband & we travelled from Australia & had a reunion with my brother & nephew from England. Difficult to explain without superlatives just what a great stay we had. The farmhouse was lovely, very well maintained & extremely comfortable & Tom & Sue were perfect hosts. There is plenty to see in the region & we visited the markets in St Foy, had an amazing day in St Emilion (in fact we loved it so much we returned a couple of days later & came back loaded with wine. We also visited Bordeaux and several small towns & villages. Sue was very helpful with recommending restaurants, we were spoilt for choice. The kitchen was so well stocked that we ate in on several evenings, enjoying all the lovely French foods that we could easily obtain from markets & Le Clerc supermarket. I would recommend Le Roc Nord to anyone, families, couples, children, all are well catered for, swimming pool was a bonus, also the barbecues. I wish I was still there !! Thanks Sue & Tom for everything.
Le Roc Nord turned out to be one of those special places that stays with you long after you have left. In our minds we are still swimming in the pool, lounging in the garden with a book, playing badminton on the lawn, savouring long, leisurely meals outdoors or maybe walking through the vines to sample the delights of the wine co-operative at St Vivien.
This beautiful home had everything we could have wanted, and more! We loved baking in the kitchen (which is far better stocked than the one we have at home!) and passing the goodies out through the shutters to one of the outdoor tables. Every window in the farmhouse has views of the grapevines stretching away in all directions or of the vibrant gardens. Indoors, everything was spotlessly clean and tastefully done, with a real feeling of attention to detail. The space has been so well thought out, with lovely ensuites in both downstairs bedrooms, so since it was just the two of us, we took one each! (Two couples could easily share the ground floor and still have a feeling of privacy and plenty of room to themselves, both indoors and out).
Sue and Tom - perfect hosts who provide that rare mixture of warmth and professionalism - have a wealth of local information and we found the folders and reading material they have created for guests extremely helpful.
When we could tear ourselves away from the farmhouse, we loved our visits to St Emilion, which was only a short drive away, Bergerac, Bordeaux and the seaside resort of Arcachon (nearby, we climbed the highest sand dune in Europe). For shopping, the mixture of local markets and superstores provided an enormous range of French delicacies (and were a destination in themselves).
There is so much to see and do in this wonderful part of the world and Le Roc Nord is perfectly situated at the heart of it all, while still providing a peaceful, idllyic retreat in glorious surroundings. We are already planning our next visit to the farmhouse - for a fortnight this time. Meanwhile, when we count our blessings we'll count this holiday twice!
We had a fabulous time staying in this stunning Gite nestled amongst the vines in a peaceful and picturesque little hamlet. My husband and I and our two young children enjoy very much the heated private pool and endless amount of space and freedom that our little ones could enjoy. We had lovely days out to St Emillion and a lovely picnic at Chateau Bridoire where the girls got to play some old fashioned wooden games. I would 100% recommend this Gite to anyone. Thank you Sue and Tom for a fab week. See you soon
We stayed at La Roc Nord for a Week with our 21 year old Son and his girlfriend. Set in the middle of vinyards, it gave us every thing we needed. Table tennis and Badminton for father / son compertition. The best pool we've had in many years of staying in France,heated to take the chill off when you get in. The house is very comfortable, well equiped and has a good quality kitchen with everything we needed. Bathrooms are excellent with plenty of hot water. The bedrooms are spasious as is the living room, with plenty of room for all 4 of us to spread out (our son is nearly 6ft 6 tall).
Sue and Tom are lovely people and are about if you want them but not intrusive. There is plenty to do in the area and we went wine tasting and buying! Canoeing on the Dordogne; a fun day. We loved looking round the many markets in the area and hope to go back to Le Roc Nord next Summer with out other son and his girlfriend.