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Updated: 17-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa near St Emilion and Bordeaux, France - Tranquil Location 14 Miles From St Emilion, 1 Hour From Bergerac & Bordeaux Airports

Superb stone villa set in huge garden amid the vineyards overlooking the Dordogne valley. It is totally secluded and wholly for your own use. The large oval pool has Roman steps and is alarmed. It is child friendly, spacious and easily sleeps 8 in 4 large bedrooms. The house had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large comfortable living room, big dining room and new kitchen. The attached apartment has a kitchen, bedroom, shower room, open plan dining/living area. Visit the bar/restaurants and local shops in Pugols (3.5 miles) or the river-side town of Castillion la Bataille (5.5 miles). The medieval masterpiece of Saint Emilion (6 miles) has an ancient square surrounded by cafes and restaurants serving world famous wines. Alternatively, take a trip to Bordeaux and coast or to the Dordogne castles. As we live locally, we organise Catering, cleaning & baby sitting. We take guests on wine tours and historic walking tours, so you do not need to drive.

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About the Owner

Andrew Okell
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Andrew Okell

We are English, we moved to France in 2003 & we run the properties for a living. I have a keen interest in history & wine which we decided to combine into wine & historic walking tours. My partner is a foodie who loves to cook, hence the catering. We run the Villa for friends who have it as their country home & is furnished with the country antiques. We hope to offer a stress free holiday with almost anything you could want including baby sitting, cleaning & transport. As a result we now have many guests who return again & again. The French language was been a challenge until we decided to relax & admit that we would always sound like the policeman from “Allo Allo”.

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


This villa is a true gem.

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this villa three times. It easily accommodates our three grown up daughters, their boyfriends and ourselves and is so large we are not on top of each other. There are so many aspects to it - the swimming pool and surrounding lounging area including a shaded area under some trees. The pool area overlooks the surrounding countryside and you can never tire of the breathtaking views. There's a more formal garden with dining area at the front of the property but we prefer the long, covered terrace at the rear where we sit playing games, listening to music, indulge in lively discussion or just drink in the cicadas chorus at nightfall. The kitchen is more than equipped to cater for all groups - and as we're a large group it's important we can self-cater. The cool and country-house elegant sitting room has full satellite TV, and loads of fascinating books to amuse. With lots of occasional comfy chairs and nooks and corners throughout the property, it's easy to get a little "me-time" anywhere. Accommodation is generous and furnished with lovely touches. The master bedroom is enormous, with an equally enormous en-suite bathroom which includes a wet room shower and jaquzzi style bath. There's a long dining room which holds about 10 and fully equipped for formal dining, but we rarely dine indoors. The attached gite is a handy hide-away for our daughter and her partner and affords them some privacy although they tend to invite the others "over" for drinks, and as it too has satellite TV, a late night scary movie. The property is secluded and a car is essential. Andy and Richard are meticulous about maintaining the large, mature garden and the house itself is spotless and fresh. They are easily reached and hands-on and have surprised us from time to time with delicious cakes. It's a great idea to arrange a home-cooked dinner to be available upon arrival. My only problem with the house is that writing this review will attract so many guests that we might have difficulty securing our dates for ourselves. If you are lucky enough to book this property, take care of it like it's your own. You will want to return and return again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac Airport at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castilion le Bataille at 6 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 580 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Saint Emilion at 11 Kilometres Nearest Train : Libourne at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Route A89 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pugels at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Caddie (Lake Beach) at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Catering is available either on arrival or during the holiday. As we situated in the world famous Bordeaux vineyards we offer escorted wine tours by car and walking tours of 12th Century St Emilion.


Just over a mile from the Villa is the Lac de Caddie which has a man made beach.

Villefranche-de-Lonchat (14miles) is a pretty village with another lake-side beach complex. In addition the “silver coast” at Arcachon is 75 miles away with its beaches, oyster beds, water park and Europe's largest sand dunes at Pyla.


Car essential but we do airport pickups. There flights into Bordeaux and Bergerac from Gatwick, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool, Birmingham, London Stanstead, Luton, Manchester, Dublin, Southampton and Edinburgh. Airlines are Ryanair, BA, BMI Baby, Air France, Air Lingus, Easyje an Flybe. Bordeaux and Libourne (10 miles) have trains from Paris or via Eurostar from London. Driving distances are Calais and Channel Tunnel (555 miles), La Harve (390 miles), San Malo (325 miles), Caen (360 miles).


Pugols (3.5 miles) local shops and the bar/restaurants.

Bergerac (28 miles) historic Dordogne town with airport.

Arcachon (75 miles) beaches, oyster beds and Europe's largest sand dunes.

Bordeaux (35 miles) cosmopolitan city with airport.

Castillion la Bataille (5.5 miles) beautiful Dordogne river town.

Domme & Sarlat (70 miles) medieval towns & world famous cave paintings.

Further Details:

The local towns of Libourne (17 miles) and Castillion la Bataille (5.5 miles) have street markets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and all the usual large hypermarkets. Bordeaux (35 miles) had an antiques market every Sunday. The medieval gem of St Emilion (14 miles) has a multitude of restaurants and wine tasting ranging from world class to casual dining. In addition, there are daily guided tour of its 11th century underground cathedral and catacombs.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
23 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
21 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Central heating is available at £150 per week. We take reservations by phone or email. The holiday is the confirmed when we received a 25% deposit & booking form. The balance with a £150 refundable security deposit is then payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. The security deposit is returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday. We prefer to take payments in sterling by bank transfer but we can take cheques it this is more convenient.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday. We ask for departure by 10am & arrival after 4pm.

Notes on prices:

Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Central heating available at £150 per week. All linen (bed linen, towels, pool towels, tea towels etc) are free & changed weekly. Security deposit at £150. Sorry No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 17-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • House - En-suite bathroom room to bedroom 1 (ground floor)with bath, shower, sink and WC. House – Family shower room to bedrooms 2 and 3 with shower, sink & WC. Apartment – Shower room with shower, sink & WC. House - Separate downstairs WC with sink.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 ( 4 Bedrooms + Cots) Notes on bedrooms: House - Master Bedroom (ground floor) 1 - king-size bed. House - Bedroom 2 - twin beds. House - Bedroom 3 - twin beds. Apartment - Bedroom 4 - double bed. All the bedrooms are good sized and have amazing old beams.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: PRICES HELD THE SAME AS LAST YEAR & FREE ARRIVAL MEAL Outside: The large pool (5 x 10m) has Roman steps and is alarmed for child security. The poolside terrace is spacious and has plenty of loungers, sun shades etc and a fabulous view over the Dordogne valley. The very large mature garden is totally private and set amid the vineyards. There several areas with tables and chairs including a covered terrace running the length of the house. There is plenty of parking which with the pool and garden are totally for your own use. Utility Room: Hoover, iron and ironing board, brushes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen inc. towels and pool towels are free and changed weekly. Cleaning can be organised as often as requested. Guests are asked to leave the house in a clean and tidy condition; however, a full cleaning service on departure is also available. Other: There is a spacious entry hall with other seating.

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