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Updated: 29-Aug-2016
Great location for Golf Fishing Bird Watching Close Bordeaux Libourne Medoc - Enviable Location, Medieval History, Vineyards, Wine, Restaurants, Markets, Beach/Arcachon

Ideally situated just 15 minutes drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Medieval town of Saint Emilion, situated on the heights of the Entre Deux Mers this lovely house is set in a beautiful woodland garden.

A bright comfortable and contemporary interior with ample space throughout.

The house was restored with care and attention to detail in 2009 and now offers very comfortable accommodation for our guests. The high quality air conditioning being a particular asset during those hot summer nights. There is an inviting swimming pool which is heated between May to September.

A lovely covered terrace on which to enjoy those alfresco meals, perhaps complimented by a bottle of the local Vin de Bordeaux!

The house is perfectly situated for exploring the area and visiting the many local attractions, fishing or kayaking on the Dordogne river, hot air ballooning, local day and night markets and countless vineyards.

The house is not too far from the coast either. Arcachon and Pyla sur Mer about 1.5 hours drive, an ideal opportunity for a day by the sea with perhaps a nice seafood lunch enjoyed overlooking the ocean.

The whole area is steeped in history, the Bordeaux, Bergerac, Medoc and Saint Emilion wines are world famous. Chateau Bonhoste is within walking distance from the house, a tour of the vines followed by a tasting session will be a memorable experience. There is also a Bar within walking distance too.

The owners reside on site ensuring guests peace of mind that everything will be perfect.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay,the geit is super modern with Ac that works,the location and privacy brilliant.

Dave and Julie both great hosts.

Evenings on the veranda ones to remember.

THANKYOU so much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A well equipped, air conditioned Gite with pool.

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome was provided by David and Julie and we were introduced to the air conditioned, well equipped Gite. Spacious and well furnished, very comfortable beds and good sized bedrooms. Efficient showers and kitchen appliances. A lovely terrace to sit in sun or shade. The pool area is beautiful, with plenty of chairs and recliners, serviced and cleaned each day, a very relaxing and beautiful area to relax in. You may be lucky enough as we were to see a red squirrel in the garden or pick a fig! A good walk to the village can provide fresh bread each morning, but enough supermarkets are a very short drive away for all food and drink needs and choices.The Dordogne is nearby, with villages alongside and boat trips available. Beautiful countryside all around and a journey through the vineyards to Saint Emillion was memorable. The region is steeped in history and with a good climate you do not tire of places to visit ; equally the Gite is a very comfortable place to unwind, it was a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, thank you very much for your kind review, which is much appreciated. We hope we will see you all in the near future. Julie and David Ps: We would like to also thank your party for leaving our Gite in an impeccable condition.
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Great location, well maintained property with lovely pool area - would recommend this property.

  • 5 of 5

The gite is well maintained and in a lovely location with easy access to small and large towns a like and certainly lived up to our expectations. The pool area was very nice and peaceful with great views. David and Julie were great hosts and made us all feel most welcome. We hope to return again in the future and would definitely recommend this property - Andy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You were exceptional guests and left the Gite in impeccable condition. We look forward to your return. David and Julie
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Fabulous gite

  • 5 of 5

we were very impressed with this gite and it had everything that we could wish for. The pool area is brilliant and the kids loved it. David and Julie were amazing hosts, whilst visiting my husband had to return to the uk, the children and I stayed and they could not have been more helpful and kind to us. We hope to return again very soon. Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Gite for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home after spending 2 weeks at this perfect Gite. The house is very spacious, finished to a high standard and equipped with all you could possibly need. The pool is fantastic, very well maintained and private. Plenty of supermarkets nearby and St.Emilion is a short drive. We enjoyed a number of the cycle paths in the area including the Roger Lapebie route and the Canal de Gironne. David and Julie were excellent hosts, never intruding on our family holiday but always available. The fruit, milk, bread, cheese and wine were very welcome after a long drive. Thank you.

We hope to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are overwhelmed with your kind words. We would love to see you all return in the near future. Thank you.
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Lovely location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two daughters (11 & 9) spent a thoroughly enjoyable week here in July 2016. Julie and David were friendly, warm and welcoming and the gite beautifully presented and well maintained. After a long day's driving and a late arrival, the welcome pack containing essentials such as bread, butter, milk, much fruit (and a bottle of wine!) were a lovely touch. The air conditioning in the bedrooms a real bonus, the wifi good and so too the swimming pool. The location was easy to reach, yet secluded, peaceful, private and quiet. The beautiful St Emilion a stones throw away and local shops and facilities within easy reach. We'd certainly go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you all. We would certainly love to see you return again in the near future! À bientôt. David and Julie
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Atlantic Ocean at Pyla sur Mer and the Bassin de Arcachon 1 hour 20 minutes


Car essential, driving times to the following:

Bergerac Airport 1 hour

Bordeaux Airport 49 minutes

Toulouse Airport 2 hours

La Rochelle Airport 2 hours

Libourne TGV Train 20 minutes

Calais 8 hours

Le Harvre Ferry Port 6 hours

Caen Ouistreham Ferry Port 5.5 hours

Saint Malo Ferry Port 5 hours

Cherbourg and Roscoff Ferry ports 6.5 hours

Santander Spain Ferry Port 4.75 hours


Driving times to the following:

The Dordogne River 5 minutes.

Rauzan 2 minutes.

Saint Emilion UNESCO world heritage site 15 minutes.

Bordeaux Port of the moon, UNESCO world heritage site 50 minutes.

Blaye Citadel UNESCO world heritage site 60 minutes.

Castillon-la-Bataille 20 minutes.

Libourne 20 minutes.

Sauveterre de Guyenne 10 minutes.

Sainte Foy la Grande 35 minutes

Bergerac 60 minutes drive.

Périgueux 75 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Rauzan is the nearest small town, 2 minutes by car or a 20 minute walk though the lanes. Here you will find a bar, bank, small supermarket, Boulangerie/Patisserie x 2, Pizza restaurant, La Maison restaurant (Superb) Hairdresser, Post Office, Chemist, Butcher, fruit and vegetable shop, petrol station.

Chateau de Rauzan (Castle ruin) well worth a visit.

Sauveterre de Guyenne is a further 8 minutes by car, a lovely Bastide walled town with impressive gateways leading to the square with it's restaurants, supermarket and shops.

A huge Leclerc Supermarket at Pineuilh 30 minutes and Carrefour at Branne 10 minutes and Libourne 20 minutes.

In the opposite direction, Saint Jean de Blaignac 5 minutes by car the Au Berge Saint Jean is a 1 star Michelin restaurant, the dining room overlooks the river Dordogne, the food is sublime and reasonably priced for such quality, an experience awaits!

Saint Emilion has to be on your list of places to visit, the wine, the food, the history, the architecture, not to be missed.

Shopping, nearly equidistant between Bergerac and Bordeaux both offer great retail experiences, Bordeaux of course has the edge, what a beautiful city, just 45 minutes by car, literally shop till you drop, what a place, It's spectacular at night too.

Canoeing/Kayaking is available on the Dordogne river at Saint Antoinais à Saint Antoine Du Breuillh and Pessac sur Dordogne

Horse riding available locally 20 minutes drive.

Vineyard tours.

Hot Air Ballooning

Bird Watching

Further information available from the local tourist offices.






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1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Booking Notes:
Should you wish to make a reservation, please either telephone or email to make a booking. you must be over 18 years of age to make a booking.
A 50% Deposit is required at the time of booking, balance payment becomes due four weeks prior to arrival. A €250.00 security deposit will be required with the balance payment, this will be refunded in full following satisfactory inspection of the property following departure.
We are happy to accept payment in either Pounds sterling or Euro's.

Please note a stay tax will be required of .50 per person (excluding children up to the age of 13) per night.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival time is 4:00pm and departure time is 10:30am.

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Updated: 29-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower attachment, basin and WC. A shower room on the ground floor with basin and WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom all with bedside tables and lamps, dressing tables with chair and mirror. Wardrobes.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • We do not accept pets except assistance dogs. Outside: HEATED 10m x 5m swimming pool has an electric safety cover when not in use, with beautiful natural limestone terrace, there is also a shower and wash hand basin in the pool house. The pool is a short stroll through the orchard from the house. The pool is for private use of guests, the owners have use of the pool at specific times during cleaning and maintenance periods when not in use. Pool towels, Sun loungers and chairs are provided. BBQ, there is a table seating 6 on the covered terrace adjacent to the house. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Linen/towels are. N.B We expect the house to be left as found, if not we reserve the right to charge €75.00 for cleaning, guests may request this service, e.g if leaving early to catch a flight Other: The Mezzanine has a double day bed which can increase sleeping capacity to 8 if required, please note additional costs apply

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