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House In The Heart Of The Medoc, Nr Pauillac



Updated: 01-Jun-2016
House in Plautignan, near Lesparre-Medoc, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Sleeps 11 Plus Sofa Bed, Plus Single Fold Up And Childs Cot

This house originally was the manor house of the village with a chai attached to the back where all the wine was produced. Some of the barrels are still there. It has been carefully and lovingly restored to its original state without unnecessary modernisation except for a new efficient hot water system, central heating in every room. All the details have been preserved in keeping with the lifestyle of the original inhabitants who built the house in 1850 as a working vineyard Maison de Maitre. All the original floors still exist and as a result they are perfectly and pure 'shabby chic'. Newly decorated with king size beds and pure cotton linen throughout. The kitchen is adequately equipped for the most decerning gourmet with a Paul Bocusesignature stove with double electric ovens and gas hobs. Comfortable as a dining/sitting area. New saltwater swimming pool 10 x 5 metres. Dining areas outside to enjoy views of surrounding coutryside and setting sun. This fantastic area of Aquitaine includes world leading vineyards, huge pine forests, and a beautiful coastline with amazing endless soft sandy beaches.

  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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Summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded property that we absolutely loved! It is a perfect getaway from our busy lives. We all enjoyed the great swimming pool where we could relax in a noise free environment. Malcolm was a great source of information and couldn't be more helpful. We loved all aspect of the property. Very easy to get to local supermarkets, shops and restaurants. We ate at "La Petite Gironde" in Lespare which was wonderful! Great host too! They were 9 of us, and we never felt short of space or bathrooms. We all recommend this property and will definitely come again.:-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, it is very encouraging , so glad you were happy at the house.
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Perfect French holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old French Manor house which has been lovingly restored without losing it's original charm. It's very spacious making it ideal for families. The kitchen is huge and fantastic for cooking, there's also a great bbq area. Our 1 year old loved the shallow part of the swimming pool, spending many happy hours playing there. Nearby the beaches at Hourtin Plage and Pin Sec are beautiful with great restaurants and cafes. The lake Hourtin Lac is perfect for small children. The town of Pauillac is also worth visiting. The beds are big and comfy and the views from the bedrooms are stunning. All in all a perfect, relaxing place to stay in the French countryside which we would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Perfect family house

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Yzans de Medoc at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Royan at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : cissac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lesparre at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Bordeaux at 80 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mimi's Table St Yzans, de Medoc at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pyrennes at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Hourtin Plage, and Pin Sec at 15 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Wine tours to the local Chateaux can be easily arranged with a phone call, places like Chateaux Pichon- Longville, Chateaux Lynch-Bages, however you will need to book in advance for Lafitte–Rothchild, and Latour. This lovely area of Aquitaine with its undulating vineyards and huge pine forests, beautiful coastline with amazing endless soft sandy beaches is an area forgotten or undiscovered by many as a holiday destination, but a well kept French secret. Local delicasies include a vast range of fresh fish and an abundance of all types of shellfish, local oysters and local lamb. Excellent ‘fine dining’ restaurants and many simple beach restaurants nearby where families are always made very welcome.


15 to 19 miles from superb Atlantic beaches, mile upon mile of white sand stretching all the waydown to Spain. Surfing equipment readily available for hire from local surfing hire shops (wet suits and boards ).


45 minutes to Merignac Bordeaux International airport.

5 hours drive from Normandy cross channel ferries.

Car essential.


North of Bordeaux 45 miles , 45 mins drive to airport Merignac . 6 miles to Pauillac, 3 miles to St Estephe. Local town Lesparre-medoc is 3 miles. 2 large supermarkets with all you will need. Leclerc and Carrefour.

Further Details:

10 miles from largest fresh water lake in France .. Hourtin Lac..Sailing, wind and kite surfing, motor and sail boat rental and sailing school available. Safe swimming for children and sandy beach. Restaurants ,shops etc. 0 mins from Gironde river, with its wonderful wine villages and towns i.e Pauillac, St . Estephe, St Julien. Many other smaller vineyards to explore and discover with regular tastings at Blaignan, Preuillac, St Christolly, and Potensac. Nearby local town Lesparre-medoc with all its amenities. Weekly market etc fresh fish and shellfish. 45 mins from Bordeaux with all it has to offer. Voted Europe’s’ city of cool’ has thousands of listed Baroque buildings, mueseums, opera, ballet etc. A brand new tram service is now in operation. Longest shopping street in Europe. Not to mention antiques, brocante and flee markets to explore.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 11
4 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
High season, security deposit required 500 euros, 20% Deposit to secure booking.
Remaing balance payable in advance 8 weeks. 4-8 weeks 50% refundable. 2-4 weeks 25% refundable. Less than 2 weeks no refund.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is every Saturday. Arrive after 4pm. (House is thoroughly cleaned prior to guests arrival.) and greeted by a English person. Welcoming food basket. Departure at 10am on a Saturday to allow house and pool to be prepared for next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 01-Jun-2016
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From the Owner

Vineyards and unspoilt beaches, exciting Bordeaux, Very good Cote de beouf.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Wash basin.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Wash basin.( walk in shower room on ground floor.)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, wash basin.
  • Master bedroom En-suite. Bedroom 5, en-suite. Family bathroom with bath and WC upstairs. Cloakroom in entrance hall, and separate WC with wash basin in Utility room. Ground floor shower.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with kingsize wooden sleigh bed. En–suite bathroom. Bedroom 2, with kingsize (can be 2 separate beds) Bedroom 3, with 3 single beds & a fold up. Bedroom 4, with 4 poster king size bed. Bedroom 5, with Queen size bed, en–suite bathroom.


  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There are 3 bathrooms. 2 en suite and 1 family bathroom. Plus 2 cloakrooms downstairs. Wak in Shower ground Floor. Outside: Outside dining area, Barbecue, 10x5 metre salt swimming pool, sun loungers and swing seat. Utility Room: Right at the back of the house. Large washing machine and plenty of storage For food/wine etc. cloakroom, boiler etc, sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rentals includes all linen, towels and pool towels. Property is cleaned prior to your arrival and at the end of your stay. Extra cleaning costs approx. 15 euros per hour and can be arranged in advance of your trip. (paid directly to the cleaner, in cash.) Other: Ironing board, dryer. Sky freeview TV (UK). Room fans, high chair. Playpen. Central Heating. Travel cot. Table Tennis .

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