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Luxury Cottage with Swimming pool in Secluded And Picturesque Landscaped gardens

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage near St Emilion, Gironde, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - The Location Is Pure Escapism Yet 5 Minutes From Beach, Restaurants, Lakes And Sports Facilities

The main property was originally a vineyard and the cottage was the wine store. Many of the original features including oak beams remain. The renovation has been sympathetic and of exceptionally high standard. The cottage has its own terrace and barbeque area looking out onto the extensive grounds. Visitors enjoy a staggering degree of peace and tranquility, as there are no properties overlooking it or in the immediate vacinity, and for those of you with children or grown up friends reliving their childhood, the property offers a football pitch, badminton and cricket lawn at the back of the garden. There is a local company who will supply immaculate bicycles for rental. There is a large fenced swimming pool, offering complete privacy, which looks onto the shaded and cool gardens. The grounds are flat so if you have small children they can enjoy learning to ride bicycles or if ease of access is a consideration for visitors the pathways and single story property is very convenient.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About The Owner

After years of renting poor quality houses we decided to buy our own. We wanted a home which was luxuriously equipped and offered guaranteed comfort in all weather. An environment which firstly, catered for us with busy pressurised lives but also catered for our children's needs. The swimming pool is next the cottage and while sitting on the terrace you can watch your children play. The house is surrounded by farmland, so the peace and tranquility really hit you, which is what we wanted and allowed us the opportunity to enjoy each other and our family. We love wine and good food , sport, and culture and all of those are within easy reach. The children are very sporty. They love to cycle up to Lac de Gurson with its bars and sandy beach and also jet skiing, play golf and tennis locally.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why The Owner chose Carsac-de-Gurson

The location of the property is excellent. It is 10 minutes from the Autoroute junction, 30 minutes from Bergerac airport and 1 hour from Bordeaux airport. If you like wine tasting we are 20 minutes from St Emilion and 1 hour from the Chateaux's of the top 6 growths. For those of you who are sporty there are lots of golf courses, ranging from 5 star to local mini and crazy courses. Canoeing is popular, horse riding, jet skiing and cycling are all easy to find within a very short journey or at the property. We have four boys and they love nothing better than playing cricket and football when it is not too hot. Then there is the pool to cool down in or the Lac de Gurson, 5 minutes away, which is a community funded fresh water lake with beaches, bars and a life guard on duty in summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is near plenty of villages for local restaurants or a choice of towns within 20 minutes. There are a range of restaurants within 30 minutes from Michelin 2 star to pizza's cooked in the oven to order and eaten on the terraces overlooking vineyards. If you don't want to be out and about you can get to a Hypermarket in Montpon within 7 minutes, open 7 days per week. Le Brandau is a stand alone property with formal gardens surrounded by farmland. It is an ideal hideaway when you are used to a fast pace of life and just want to escape to recharge your batteries and enjoy your family. The countryside is just as pretty during the winter months as in the summer. The gently undulating hills and lots and lots of grapes with or without their leaves and grapes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr & Mrs Smith

We have now enjoyed five holidays in the Cottage and find the peace and tranquility together with the quality of property difficult to resist each year. Our children love the location near to Le Lac de Gurson and I love the proximity to excellent golf courses, like Chateau Vigier. We can't recommend this property highly enough.
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carsac-de-Gurson in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms are ensuite and link into the central bathroom which has a bath/shower and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with luxury new Reylon double bed. Bedroom 2 with two 3ft x 6ft 3 Vi Spring single luxury beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The furniture is a sensitive and tasteful mixture of antique and modern. This property is designed for adults to enjoy but is very practical for families with children of all ages. The property has full central heating with variable thermostatic control for your comfort. Outside: The terrace has a covered area for storage of the barbeque. There is a lovely large round marble topped table with 6 chairs and an umbrella for shade, during the summer. There is a large barn, attached to the main house, which houses table tennis. The swimming pool is completely private and is fenced. It can be heated on request, at additional cost. There are football goals available and a large area at the back of the garden for cricket, hockey and riding bicycles, etc. Utility Room: Everyting you could possible need for washing is available at the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The linen and towels provided are of the finest quality. We pride ourselves in the number of returning vistors who enjoy the home from home standards and luxury comfort. Other: Through large double patio doors from the lounge is a lovely sheltered terrace with a new round marble table and chairs, with luxury seat coverings, which look onto the grounds and beyond.


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Luxury Cottage with Swimming pool in Secluded And Picturesque Landscaped gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Carsac de Gurson, Aquitaine / Dordogne

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Excellent standard of accommodation. Very well equipped, nicely furnished, lovely gardens, so quiet you can hear the grass grow. The situation is lovely in that it is so near some lovely villages such as St Emilion, Bergerac, which is delightful and Villefranche.

Unfortunately, we experienced dreadful weather for 10 of our 15 days there but despite this we will certainly return and to this gite (if they'll have us !). The golf at Perigieux is excellent despite it being a municipal course and St Vigiers is also excellent but well overpriced as are most French golf courses. There are excellent walking routes in the area but you need to go to the website where you can download the maps (if you can call them maps) as well as the gpx files (which are really accurate) for your hiking gps gizmo. A brilliant website for walking in the area. Just be prepared to walk in hammering rain and you'll love it !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you are interested in wine tasting and food, the property is located 25 minutes drive from St Emilion and Pomerol and 1 hour from the chateau's of the top six growth in France.

St Emilion also has a number of excellent restaurants; Le Tertre and the Hostillerie de Plaisance being a Relais and Chateau 5 star and a Michelin 2 star restaurant.

Bordeaux has some fabulous, culture, opera and shopping and to drive to the centre of the city takes 1 hour.


The property is 5 minutes from a fresh water lake with a beach and bars. There is a children's play area on the beach. In the summer the water toboggan is open too.

It takes approximately one and half hours to drive to Aqualand in Arcachon, where the largest dune in the world can be found.


The property is located 1 hour from Bordeaux airport and 30 minutes from Bergerac airport. We are 10 minutes from exit 12 of the A89.


Drive times to the following by car: Perigueux 45 minutes. Bordeaux 1 hour

Eymet 40 minutes. St Emillion 25 minutes. St Foy La Grande 20 minutes. St Martin de Gurson 5 minutes. St Meard de Gurson 10 minutes.

Further Details:

There are some fantastic markets. The most significant is St Foy la Grande, every Saturday, before 12.00, every week of the year.

St Foy la Grande is the nearest town for everything you could possibly need; banks, hospital, Hypermarkets, excellent restaurants and local shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Carsac-de-Gurson, Dordogne

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Prices are based on a minimum stay of 14 nights and bookings of 7 nights only will therefore be subject to an additional charge of 10%. If you are interested in booking I require a signed copy of the Booking Conditions and the Booking Form together with a 30% deposit, or full payment if the booking is within six weeks of your stay. Payment can be via cheque or by direct transfers.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible and work with you for maximum flexibility when we can. All you have to do is ask. For bookings during the main summer booking period in 2013 are Saturday to Saturday. Additional days are charged on a pro rata basis, when bookings allow.

30% deposit due at time of booking. Balance due 6 weeks before date of rental. If booking made in 6 week period prior to the rental date 100% rental and deposit are due at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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