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Beautiful Maison De Maitre With Pool Close To Saint Emilion

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Chateau in Cabara, Nr. Saint Emilion, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Part Of Small Village And Only 1 Kilometre From All Local Amenities

Maison Villevieux sits in a small, quaint village on the banks of the Dordogne river. This grand old house has been loving restored and decorated to a high standard and would suite anyone from young families or young professionals to older couples wishing to visit the local vineyards, restaurants and historical sites of the region. The house is within an hours drive of the Arcachon basin and the beautiful peninsular of Cape Ferret.

Gabrielle Hennah
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

About Gabrielle Hennah

I was born in Sydney and moved to France, aged 12 so I consider my spiritual home in is Australia but my heart will always be in France..and for all the right reasons: the culture, the food, the fabulous wine and the French! I have been a franco-phile all my life and fell in love with this region about ten years ago. Bordeaux offers everything Paris does but on a smaller and more interesting scale. The region surrounding the City has everything from beaches to vineyards to incredible cultural history. I have two children (now 11 and 8 years old) who have grown up in our French home and love it. My husband is English and he too shares my passion with France. I am an interior designer and am lucky enough to work a lot in the Bordeaux region.

Gabrielle Hennah purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Gabrielle Hennah chose Entre Deux Mers

Our criteria in buying a property in the area was that it was close to a main City, in a small village so we were not isolated and could chat to the neighbours and that we were within easy access to activities for both the children and for us and our friends and family.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

For us and our family, the location of the house is key as it offers us everything we sought after from a rural experience to not being too far from good restaurants and bars.


4/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Beautiful house, heaps of space and lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this gorgeous house for a week in August and it was absolutely beautiful. Wonderfully spacious and the pool and garden kept our 5 young boys (21 months to 7 years) entertained whilst the terrace for dining suited us adults very well! There is a great beach and lake a 10 minute drive from the house which I'd highly recommend (I'm afraid I can't remember the name but it's in their visitor's book) - we had a great time here. The place was empty when we arrived at 10am and we were very well looked after in the café and watersports. St Emilion is just beautiful and we all did the road train tour. Only downside is the 1 toilet issue upstairs and the 1 downstairs being tucked away under the stairs but that's very minor when the house and area is so beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 4 of 5

My extended family, with ages ranging from 16 months to 89 years of age, spent a wonderful 8 days in Gabrielle's beautiful home in Cabara.

The quality of the furnishings and decorations far exceeded our expectations. Also the size of the house allowed us all an element of privacy. The gardens and village setting just a short walk from the banks of the Dordogne river added to the charm. Branne had plenty of shops and a supermarket which was more than adequate. We also ate at cafe cuisine which had a great set menu. The location was good for trips to Bordeaux, St Emilion and has many vineyards worth a visit in close proximity. The only downside is that in such a large house there was only one WC upstairs and one downstairs! But the pluses far outweighed the negatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 3 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week staying at Gabrielles beautiful house in Cabara, 30mins from Bordeaux. The house is fabulously decorated and we arrived just as the cleaners were leaving so the place was very clean. The house is deceptively big, there are 5 bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 childrens room with 4 beds and a cot), and the downstairs has a lovely flow of living space which easily accomodated the 3 couples and 1 baby and 1 toddler that we had with us. There is also a lovely den upstairs which could accomodate another guest. We ate lunch and dinner on the terrace mainly but did venture into Branne for one lovely dinner in Le Cafe Cuisine. The swimming pool is heated which was fantastic and has a cover for safety. There are 3 shower rooms but only one toilet which was my only complaint. Would not hesitate to recommend and would also love some interior design advice from Gabrielle based on this house!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
50% deposit will be required upon confirmation of the booking with the balance due prior to arrival. A refundable deposit of £500 will apply.

Changeover Day:
If there is vacancy then we are flexible on our rental dates. During busy times (July and August) we generally ask that you vacate the house by 11am to allow for cleaning and new tenants arrival around 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Outside of school holidays we are flexible on the length of bookings.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cabara in Gironde

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms, one with bath and shower, one with shower only. Downstairs laundry room also has shower room and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 with super king sized bed. Bedroom 4 with queen sized bed, Bedroom 5 with two singles and one single set of bunk beds. Baby cot and play facilities also available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Each bedroom has been decorated to a high standard with White Company linens and ultra comfortable beds. There are four large bedroom with king and super king sized beds plus a large children's bedroom with two standard single beds and one standard bunk bed. Outside: The outdoor garden is an easy-care design with large lavender beds, a large lawn area, draping wisteria providing shade on to the terrace and beautiful rose bushes around the 'dependence'. There are sun loungers, a private 9x4 metre pool with electric cover (safety regulated for children), a gas BBQ and a larger outdoor dining table and chairs. There is also a large trampoline for children, a table tennis table, a netball/basketball hoop and a tennis court (1 minute walk away). Utility Room: The large laundry room has a washing machine, a dryer and an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are all include and there is a maid service once a week, generally on a Saturday morning. This can be increased if required. Other: There is a large and private office with desk, leather chair and WiFi to use at your convenience. Perfect for those who need quick and efficient access to their office from a remote location.

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