Private holiday rentals in Vendee, France
Farmhouse & Cottage Bordeaux
Farmhouse & Cottage Near Bordeaux 5 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 Cottage, sleeps 4 Property Ref: FR145
Our beautiful property is situated in its own secluded grounds of 12 acres, surrounded by countryside and in an agricultural community, yet close to all amenities. There is a small lake in front of the property and the garden is bounded by the River Lary. A peaceful and tranquil holiday is assured. Situated almost equidistant from Bordeaux, Angouleme, Cognac and St. Emilion we are centered in the wine region.
The property consists of a Farmhouse which can sleep up to 12 (or, outside the main season of mid July to the end of August can be made available for parties of up to 7 at a reduced rent) and the Cottage which sleeps up to 4. WIFI available
Both properties can be rented together to provide accommodation for up to 16, or separately.
Accommodation includes the use of a 12 x 6m solar heated salt water swimming pool.
SALON: This a large, welcoming room (7m 80 by 9m 10) with three French windows, one to the side facing East, one to the front garden and one to the back garden. The front and rear French windows open on to covered patios and the rear patio is equipped with table and chairs for up to 12 people to dine “al fresco”, and is adjacent to the Bar-B-Q which is set in the old bread oven. In the room itself, which has a large open fireplace, there are two sofas (one of which is a sofa bed) and 6 arm chairs, there is also the dining table able to seat up to 12. In this room is also the T.V. (including access to BBC 1, 2, 3 & 4 and ITV 1, 2, & 3 among others) with DVD and video player. There is also a spiral staircase to the first floor.
SALON 2: Off the main salon is a smaller salon (4.75m by 4.90 m) which is a “T.V. free room” containing two sofas, a table and 4 chairs. This room also has its own access to the front garden. WIFI available
KITCHEN: This is off the Salon and is 4.3m by 3.3 m. Apart from a sink; this also contains a gas hob, an electric oven, microwave cooker, dishwasher and fridge.
UTILITY ROOM: Off the kitchen is a small utility room which contains the washing machine, freezer and the water softener, as well as an iron and ironing board.
TOILET: Next to the utility room is a WC, (one of three in the property) on the ground floor and by a door leading to the garden.
HALL: This is a passage from the kitchen end of the house to the original front door. In this hall there is also a second staircase to the first floor.
BEDROOM ONE: This is a double bedded room, with fitted cupboards, 3.9m by 3.45m. This room overlooks the rear garden.
BEDROOM TWO: This room (4.80m by 3.75m) has three single beds and fitted cupboards. This room faces the east and especially benefits from the morning sun.
SHOWER ROOM: This is 3.5m by 3.45m. and has a shower and wash basin.
BEDROOM THREE: This is a double bedded room (4.05m by 3.45 m) with fitted cupboards. This room faces the front garden and has French windows to its own verandah.
TOILET: There is a separate WC. between the shower room and bedroom 4.
BEDROOM FOUR: 4.3m by 5m. This is the room which gives access to the bathroom and bedroom five. (Although access to the bathroom and bedroom five is also available up the stairs in the hall). This bedroom faces the front and has a double bed and wardrobe.
BATHROOM: This is a large bathroom (3.9m by 3m) with a full size bath, a shower, a basin and a toilet.
BEDROOM FIVE: At the western end of the house, this is a room (4.95m by 4m) with three single beds. The windows face out on three sides, to the front garden, to the side looking over the Mill itself and the mill pond and to the rear over the back garden.
The Cottage - sleeps 4 (or 6 with the use of the sofa bed in the salon) and includes heating by a wood burner in the kitchen diner and electric radiators, making an off season let comfortable.
The Kitchen/Diner (5.40m by 5.60m) has a red tiled floor and is accessed by a door from the front garden. The kitchen contains a hob with 3 gas rings and one electric ring, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a dining table and 6 chairs plus large sideboard. This room that contains a wood burning stove in case of a chilly evening or for winter lets.
This room leads to the Salon (6m by 5.10m) which also has a door opening onto the front terrace, with a red tiled floor It has a television (BBC 1,2,3 &4 and UITV 1,2,&3 among others) with video / DVD player. The furniture includes two arm chairs, a sofa and a sofa bed.
The Kitchen/Diner leads to a passage from which access is gained to the ground floor double bedroom, the utility room, the shower room and the separate W.C
The Utility Room contains the washing machine, iron and ironing board and the hot water heater.
The Shower Room (2.60m by 2.10m) contains a hand basin and a shower.
The large Double Bedroom downstairs (6.80m by 4.70m) has a double bed, hand basin, bidet and wardrobes. There is a French window leading to the back garden and the pool area.
From the Kitchen/Diner are the stairs leading to the first floor where there is a twin bedded room (4.80m by 5.20m), with wardrobes, and which has windows onto the front garden.
Our beautiful farmhouse and cottage are situated in its own secluded grounds of 12 acres, surrounded by countryside and in an agricultural community, yet close to all amenities.
12 x 6m solar heated salt water swimming pool.
Patio with garden furniture, table, chairs and parasol
There is a small lake in front of the property and the garden is bounded by the River Lary.
Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc.
Farmhouse Farmhouse Cottage
5 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
27 September - 27 June £930 £490 £295
28 June - 18 July £1,172 N/A £420
18 July - 31 August £1,800 N/A £695
01 September - 30 September £1,172 £685 £420
01 October - 01 January £930 £685 £295
Changeover day is Saturday unless agreed with the owners.
Security deposit for farmhouse £250, and Cottage £100 - fully refundable if no damage to property and left in clean condition.
All linen and towels are included, free of charge. Please bring your own pool/beach towels.
All lettings commence at 1600 on the first Saturday and end at 1000 on the last Saturday, unless agreed with the owners
Cot(s), Highchair(s), pushchair and buggy are available (no extra charge) - request in advance from owners.
Situated almost equi-distant from Bordeaux, Angouleme, Cognac and St. Emilion all under an hour away, and close to the Cotes du Blaye and Cotes du Bourg appellations, we are in the centre of the world famous wine region.
CERCOUX (the nearest village) is 5 minutes away and has a bakery which delivers to our property, a small general store, two garages, two hairdressers and a bar / café / restaurant – “La Forestièrre”. LOCATED IN POITOU-CHARENTES.
BEAUVALLON (near Montguyon – 10 minutes away) and PARCOUL ( near CHALAIS – 20 minutes away) are two converted sand quarries that have sandy beaches, swimming lakes, pedallos, cafes and bars and, in the case of PARCOUL includes a water slide. Perfect places for children.
In Montguyon there are stables from which you can go riding. There are other stables not far away as well.
WALKING & CYCLING
Around our Farmhouse and Cottage there are over 90 kms of walking and cycling paths. Whether a short stroll through nearby fields and vineyards or for a day out there are walks to suit everyone.
Bicycles can also be hired by the week, for your stay and they can be delivered and collected.
While there are many golf courses in the region, we have three that are not far away.
CANOEING AND KAYAKING
There are canoe hiring stations on the River Dronne at Coutras and St. Aigulin.
There are traditional French Markets all over the area. The closest are Sunday – LIBOURNE, Monday – CHALAIS, Thursday – MONTENDRE, Friday – RIBERAC, Saturday COUTRAS and BLAYE.
The best way to see what is out there for visitors is to get the MICHELIN GREEN GUIDE for THE ATLANTIC COAST.
Within an hour or so’s drive are BORDEAUX, COGNAC, BLAYE (with its Vauban designed citadel), AUBETERRE (with the largest monolithic church in Europe), and ST. EMILION (a mediaeval village and centre of the wine appellation).
The GIRONDE ESTUARY is just over an hour away, with its connections to the Pilgrims’ Route to St. Jacques de Compostella, the recently discovered Roman town at FA, The fortified towns of PONS and ANGOULEME are also within and hour’s drive.
Slightly further away, near ARCACHON, is the Dune de Pyla, the largest sand dune in Europe.
There are over 1,300 Chateaux in the St. Emilion and Pomerol wine region alone. Cotes du Blaye and Cotes du Bourg are a short distance away and visits and tastings are encouraged. We can arrange for a tour of two local vineyards (where the tour is in English) if requested. They are Chateau Magdalene in MONTGUYON (for Bordeaux and Pineau de Charente) and the Domaine de Graves D’Ardonneau in the Cotes du Blaye region.
COGNAC, home to many of the great distilleries, also has guided tours, in English, notably Martell, Hennessy and Remy Martin.
There are several restaurants in the area and even a take away pizza shop in MONTGUYON. Most of the local restaurants have been checked by the owners (in the interests of market research only of course) and include ST. AIGULIN, CLERAC, MONTGUYON, COTTIERES, and CHEVANCEAUX.
By Ferry from UK to Caen, or St. Malo from Portsmouth or Weymouth. Foerm Caen we are 6 and a half hours and from St. Malo we are 5 and a half hours. Full "How to Get Here" instructions are sent to each visitor.
From Calais it is about 9 hours by Road.
By air using Flybe or Ryanair to Bergerac and Easyjet, Flybe, BMIBaby and BA to Bordeaux.
We are just over an hour from Bergerac and about an hour from Bordeaux (71 km) and the same from Angouleme.
If hiring a car it is best to take advantage of the facilities offered by the Flight companies although it can be arranged locally in Libourne.