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Refurbished Stone Built Farmhouse with Large Pool Set in 7 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stone Built House near Monsegur, Gironde - Aquitaine, France - Countryside Location, Set at end of lane, Close To Bastide Market Towns of Monsegur and Sauveterre

The house is a traditional early 19th century stone-built Girondine farmhouse set in 7 acres which is available to rent year-round. It has been fully refurbished, blending many traditional features with modern kitchen and bathrooms. It accommodates 10 people (plus cot) and has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The large, heated private 12 x 6m swimming pool is set in the midst of the garden with views over the adjacent meadow and surrounding mature woodland. Large converted 'play barn'. The house is situated in a small hamlet of 3 houses between the ‘bastide’ market towns of Monsegur and Sauveterre in the heart of the wine growing area of Entre deux Mers. It is approximately 35 minutes from St Emilion and 55 minutes from both Bordeaux and Bergerac airports. There is an ‘Auberge’ accessible via the woods (by adults and older children) with bakers, butchers, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets in the nearest two towns which are 5-10 minutes drive away.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About The Owner

We live in London and have two young children.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Rimons

When we looked at buying in France we were keen to buy somewhere that was within a day's drive of the Channel ports and well-served by airports (including a schedule airline - BA). The area sells itself - it is green but with very warm temperatures in summer, but without the baking heat and Mistral of the south. Being in or close to a wine region was important to us (having St Emilion and Sauternes within 30-40 minutes in addition to the local wines is a real bonus). What sold the property was the combination of being away from a road, a beautiful stone-built building with almost too much space and a rural location where the children can play and explore as they get older.

What makes this house unique

The property is at the end of a lane and aside from the (solitary) neighbours there is no traffic. There is about 7 acres of land to explore - being mainly meadow and woodland. There are apple, cherry, plum, walnut and fig trees which provide a decent crop throughout the summer and autumn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you both know what a wonderful house you have in France, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are very jealous of you! - JB 2010.

Thank you so much for renting us your house, it is amazing and stunning and you are very lucky people! E W-B 2010.

We had a wonderful time thank you. The house was perfect for the family and there was everything we need ... A fantastic houseand very well equipped for a family like ours - JD 2010.
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rimons in Gironde

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs en suite - Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet
  • Master bathroom en-suite to bedroom 1 (access from hallway for bedroom 2) with deep bath, double basins, oak washstand, large separate shower cubicle, wall hung wc. En-suite shower room to bedroom 3 with wc. En-suite shower room to ground floor bedroom (extra large walk in shower with step-free access, grab rail) Separate WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king bed (5.5 x 5.5m) (& optional single). En- suite. Bedroom 2 with twin singles (4.5 x 5m). Bedroom 3 with king bed (4 x 4m). En-suite. Bedroom 4 (gr.floor) with double bed and single (5 x 5.5m) max. En-suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is situated at the end of an access lane with no through traffic and the land is several hundred metres from the nearest road. The property has been fully refurbished but has retained period features with fresh and neutral decor and furnishings. There are nearby neighbours but the property is not overlooked. The kitchen and bathrooms are bright and contemporary. All of the bedrooms are generously proportioned with space for additional cots (1 supplied). Three of the four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The reception rooms are large with stone fire places and exposed stone. Outside: 7 acres of land (mixture of garden, meadow and woodland). Various stone outbuildings. Large private pool (12 x 6m) with salt-system and Roman steps. Pool heated (weekly supplement). Generous tiled sun terrace surround with solar pool shower. Pool alarm and security cover. Sun loungers. A south and west facing patio (7 x 5m) adjoins the house with a shaded wooden pergola and provides a clear view down to the pool. 10 seater table and outdoor chairs. There is a copse of willow trees offering a shaded area in the garden. There are a number of toys suitable for young children including slide, sand table, sit-on vehicles and pool inflatables. Utility Room: Utility room with washer-dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and changed weekly*. Additional cleaning by arrangement (charge). External catering available by arrangement (charge). (* £75 charge for rentals in low season) Other: Large play room in converted barn (12m x 5.5m) with table football and table tennis tables.


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Refurbished Stone Built Farmhouse with Large Pool Set in 7 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A well-loved, beautifully furnished and equipped house in a peaceful and picturesque setting.

  • 5 of 5

We (a multi-generational family of six with two boys aged 10 and 6) had a wonderful stay here this summer. The house is just gorgeous; spacious, luxuriously furnished and with everything you need to make your stay easy and comfortable. The outside terrace where we ate our barbecued food most evenings was conveniently situated next to the kitchen, overlooking the swimming pool and the extensive grounds. This was perfect for us as we could relax, under the shade of the pergola on the terrace whilst the boys played around us or in the pool. We all had a lot of fun in the pool which was warm and a great size for all our many inflatables; hours were spent every day in there and I particularly enjoyed an early evening swim as the sun was setting. The boys (and men) enjoyed the games room with its football table and table tennis but our favourite outdoor games were cricket and football, with equipment provided for both sports.

In the early mornings and evenings when it was slightly cooler, we ate and played games in the huge dining room and the boys watched films in the comfortable lounge. A good variety of board games, books and dvds were provided which delighted the boys.

The owners of the house are very helpful, answering queries and providing good contact before and after the stay. They also left us a welcome bottle of local wine which we enjoyed very much - thank you!

Whilst staying here we made trips to Eymet (about 30 mins drive away) and Bergerac (an hour away). Eymet was like a hidden treasure, having maintained its character and beauty, with a fountain in the main square and surrounded by good restaurants. Bergerac was equally beautiful but more touristy and we wouldn't recommend the town train which, as none of us can speak fluent French, was a disappointing half an hour. We also had a fun day out at a local tree-trekking and zip wire park (Accrozarbres) which was excellent value and particularly good for my eldest son who was tall enough to go on most of the courses.

All in all this was the perfect start to our holiday and I wish we could have stayed longer. I really hope we will return in a future year and would definitely recommend this property for a medium-large family or families.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in stunning grounds

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous week at villa La Billauderie. The stone farmhouse villa in Rimons is beautiful, it has been restored to a very high level whilst retaining all its character & many original features, the rooms are extremely spacious & fitted out with everything you need.

The grounds are stunning, well kept with vast lawned areas & mature trees to shade you from the sun. The pool is lovely & was especially welcoming, we had full sun all week.

We enjoyed the table tennis in the play barn & the visiting wildlife, a red deer popped out the woods one evening.

This is the 2nd time we have been to this area, it didn't disappoint. We love the towns of Duras & Monsegur & the markets are great to visit.

The whole area is lovely. Our son is a keen cyclist & he went for 30-60k rides each morning, it's quite hilly so good training.

Would recommend the restaurant Effersanse at Chateau de Sanse, although 15-20 min in the car well worth a trip.

Hope to return in the future

Sue & Dale - Cheshire

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Property in Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 fantastic relaxing days here in this rural location with family. The main house is spacious and set in a large area of land in the heart of the vine growing area. It has been tastefully restored to a very high standard, and with every facility provided including baby items. A second building has been transformed into a large games room; darts, table tennis, etc.

The large heated pool is perfect for both children and adults, with plenty of sun loungers and total privacy.

There are several villages in the local area with markets, restaurants, cafes and shops. Large supermarkets, and larger towns, are 15-20 minutes away.

I have recommended this property to friend and family, and look forward to returning again myself.

Gary and Sheila R.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary & Sheila Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for saying such nice things. We are glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the house and the surrounding area. If you are looking to come back in 2017 we still have a few weeks left! Best wishes Lisa & Richard
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

I spent three weeks at this property with my family in September and had a fantastic time. The ages of our group ranged from a 5 month old baby to people in their 60s and it really suited everyone perfectly. The property is beautiful, set in wonderful surroundings; it is very well maintained and feels very much like a home rather than a holiday house. It is equipped with absolutely everything, from highchair, steriliser and cot for baby to every piece of kitchen equipment one could wish for when cooking, BBQ'ing or baking. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, affording every guest a hotel-like experience, the pool is lovely and the BBQ/eating area is ideal, with a serving hatch through the kitchen and lovely views of the surroundings gardens. The house itself is very comfortable, with lovely sofas, open fire and a big dining table if you doesn't want to eat outside. The out-house with the table tennis proved to be very popular during a couple rainy days.

The area is great for people wishing to drive around to see little french villages, enjoy the famous night markets, visit chateaux and vineyards.

We found the owners to be very helpful and honest in their recommendations and willing to assist at any turn.

A cleaner and groundsman regularly attended the property during our stay but not to the extent that we felt that our privacy was invaded.

All in all a fantastic stay and we will certainly return.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week at this delightful property, having returned for a second stay in July. Relaxation guaranteed with acres of open space offset by the lavender bursts around the heated pool. The children particularly liked the barn with a new table tennis table, great for a break from the sun mid-afternoon. It's a peaceful haven, with comfortable beds (and pillows!), a well stocked kitchen for the budding chef and a garden full of fruit trees. We will be revisiting.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What's not to like

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, fantastic pool, superb area, great owners, helpful staff, perfect facilities, convenient shopping, good restaurants … and if this review causes anyone to pinch our spot for next year, I'll be really cross!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bergerac (35m) or Bordeaux (51m) each 1hr
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Auberge Gauvry (via woods)
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Car: necessary


Arcachon and atlantic beaches approximately 1 hours drive.


Bordeaux and Bergerac airports 50mins to 1 hour away. Car essential. 8 hours drive from Calais.


Castelmoron d'Albret 3 mins drive. Monsegur 7 mins. Sauveterre 10 mins. St Emilion 35 mins. Bordeaux 1 hour.

Further Details:

Bar, bistro and baker 3 minutes drive. Auberge (rustic restaurant) 2 mins drive or walk through woods. Monsegur (7 mins drive) has a weekly market and summer night market and most amenities. Sauveterre has a large supermarket and all amenities. Wine tasting is available all around and a visit to St Emilion is particularly worthwhile. Sauternes and Monbazillac are easily accessible. There is a long-distance cycle path starting in Sauveterre whcih goes all the way to Bordeaux.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rimons, Gironde

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Stay tax £0.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 17 years.

Booking Notes:
No refunds after booking. Ignore any owners direct statement to contrary - they have no authority to waive or amend this term. Once you book you are contracted to pay full rental sum. All bookings subject to our full terms & conditions in Rental Agreement which will be provided prior to booking being confirmed.
Taxe de sejour is included in the price but will be itemised separately.
E-mail or telephone for further info or alternatively see our website (see link). Will consider reduction for longer lets and under-occupancy out of peak season.
Pool heating £75pw (optional)

Changeover Day:
Saturday but may be flexible out of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Long-lets discounts by negotiation. Under-occupancy discounts may be available out of school holidays. Please enquire as to specific rates for Christmas / New Year and off-peak weeks in September to May. Pool Heating (heat pump, not solar) - £75pw supplement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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