Holiday farmhouse complex + pool, Aquitaine

9.5/10
8km from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG003042_B Advertiser since: 20 June 2005

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Marguerite Self Catering Friday 2 4 1

About this property

Marguerite: In Superb Farmhouse Complex With Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Peacefully located in a tiny hamlet within the triangle of Ste. Foy la Grande, Duras and Eymet, Les Granges are a small group of five 300 year old stone cottages , spacious,  charmingly restored with lots of character, exposed beams and original features, set amongst vines and woodlands. There are walks and bike rides in all directions with only the occasional farm vehicle to disturb you.is 6km from Ste. Foy la Grande with restaurants, bars, shops and splendid market. The locality offers walks, cycling, canoeing, tennis, horse riding, golf, bowling alley, children's aquapark and winetasting.  We offer tranquility, ideal for relaxing and bird-watching. Well placed for exploring the historic area.
 
Marguerite is one of five stone cottage and has its own patio with furniture for al fresco dining, overlooking the pool
 
Outside - There is off road parking, shared pool with loungers, umbrellas, BBQ area, laundry room, internet access, outside toilet. 
 
Travel - Bergerac Airport 45 mins. Bordeaux  90 mins. Car ferry from Portsmouth 8 hours, train.
 
Your first sight of Les Granges is from a quiet country lane with panoramic views over the vines and woodlands. You arrive at Les Granges driving straight into your own parking space. At the front of the property is an enclosed garden and pathway leading you into the beautifully restored gites overlooking the 12 x 6m pool and paddling pool (fenced and gated).
In between the Gironde and the border of the Dordogne, near the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, Cotes-de-Castillon and Bergerac nestles Les Granges. With shared pool and private terraces it is well equipped for a good value family holiday. The English owners respect visitors privacy, but are on hand if needed.
 
Only 15 minutes drive away is the large 18 hole golf club of Les-Vigiers with a superb restaurant and tea room. There is a nice beach at Lac-de- Gurson a little further away. The evening spectacular of Castillon-la-Bataille should not be missed as it re-traces the Battle of Castillon. The River Dordogne is lovely for canoeing, fishing and one can take a boat ride from Ste- Foy. Wine tasting from the old cellars of Saint-Emilion is a must as well as tasting local wines unless, of course, you want to try them from the exquisite restaurants overlooking the countryside and vineyards.
 
Local amenities - The village of Les Leves is 3kms and has a boulangerie, wine co-operative and garage/newsagent/tabac.
 
To the south about 12 minutes drive is the pretty little town of Duras perched high on an escarpment above the valley of the River Dropt. Here there are local shops, bars and restaurants, a goodMonday market as well as the old Château of the Ducs de Duras which is now a museum and well worth a visit. During the summer months the chateau is used for concerts and other spectacles including a wine fair in late July.There are many leisure activities to be found in the vicinity. Canoeing, boat trips and tennis at Ste-Foy, horse-riding at Les-Leves, children’s aqua park, crazy golf, bowling alley, quad bikes etc. are all within 20 minutes drive providing you with a variety of activities for the more energetic.
 
Nearby places to visit include St-Emilion with its famous 12th century monolithic church. Here you can tour the famous vineyards on a motorised train and take in the delights of the surrounding countryside. Climb the bell tower, visit the catacombs, meander through the cobbled streets visiting the many boutiques and wine tasting shops, stopping off at one of the bustling cafes for welcoming refreshments.
 
Further afield - It is an ideal touring base for exploring the sights and produce of the region. Being situated close to some of the most famous wine growing areas in the world. You can sample the delights of the Grandes Crus of St-Emilion, Pomerol, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac, Loupiac, Monbazillac as wll as the more affordable and every day wines of this region Bordeaux, Bergerac, Entre Deux Mers and Duras.
 
Beyond Bordeaux are the beaches of the Atlantic Coast, two hours drive approximately (Archachon, Cap-Ferrat, Dune de Pile).
Within an hour or so from Bergerac there are some famous Bastide towns and châteaux of the Dordogne and Vezere Valleys e.g. Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme, Montpazier, Sarlat, Les-Eyzies, Châteaux-Milandes and Byron.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, gas cooker, kettle, ironing board, iron, toaster and utensils. Spacious dining room with table and 4 chairs, dresser, light with fan

Living rooms

Comfortable armchairs, settee, table lamps, library and games

Bedrooms

One bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, side tables and lamps and window overlooking the pool

Bathrooms

Fully tiled shower room with toilet, basin, shaver light and socket, mirror

Heating

Oil fired central heating chargeable

Entertainment

Satellite tv (English and French), books, dvd, telephone, internet

Garden and outside

Swimming pool, paddling pool (fenced and gated), private patio, bbq area, laundry room, internet access

Parking and garages

Individual undercover parking space

Off road parking

Visitor suitability

Families, couples and house-hunters

Facilities

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne River
Distance: 6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau des Vigiers 24240 Monestier
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Poney Club Les Leves, 33220 Ste Foy la Grande
Distance: 4 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des vins de Bordeaux

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR6

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Univitis, 33220 Les Leves
Distance: 4 km

The Owner Recommends

Further Afield

Further afield Les Granges is an ideal touring base for exploring the sights and produce of the region. Being situated close to some of the most famous wine-growing areas in the world. You can sample the delights of the Grandes Crus of St Emilion, Pomerol, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac, Loupiac, Monbazillac as well as the more affordable and every day wines of this region Bordeaux, Bergerac, Entre Deux Mers and Duras. Bordeaux with its international airport at Merignac is about an hours drive and beyond Bordeaux are the beaches of the Atlantic Coast, two hours drive approximately (Arcachon, Cap Ferrat, Dune dd Pyla). Within an hour or so from Bergerac there are some famous Bastide towns and châteaux of the Dordogne and Vezere Valleys eg Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme, Montpazier, Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Châteaux Milandes and Byron.

Location and activities

Canoeing, horse riding, cycling, golf, fishing, walking

Markets/Activities

The Saturday market at Ste-Foy-la-Grande is the best in the region and should not be missed. It offers everything from snails to French bread and beyond. Spend time just sitting in one of the cafes enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by. To the south about 12 minutes drive is the pretty little town of Duras perched high on an escarpment above the valley of the River Dropt. Here there are local shops, bars and restaurants, a good Monday market as well as the old Château of the Ducs de Duras which is now a museum and well worth a visit. During the summer months the château is used for concerts and other spectacles including a wine fair in late July. There are many leisure activities to be found in the vicinity. Canoeing, boat trips and tennis at Ste-Foy, horse riding at Les Leves, children’s aqua park, crazy golf, bowling alley, quad bikes etc are all within 20 minutes drive providing you with a variety of activities for the more energetic.

Nearby Activities

Nearby places to visit include St Emilion with its famous 12th century monolithic church. Here you can tour the famous vineyards on a motorised train and take in the delights of the surrounding countryside. Climb the bell tower, visit the catacombs, meander through the cobbled streets visiting the many boutiques and wine tasting shops, stopping off at one of the bustling cafes for welcoming refreshments. Also worth a visit is Bergerac, 20 minutes drive, the former principal town of the Dordogne. Here you will find wine and tobacco museums and the famous statue of Cyrano de Bergerac in the old town with its cobbled streets running down to the River Dordogne. Take a trip down the river on a converted tobacco barge taking in the sights and watching the kingfishers and herons

Nearest restaurant

Ste-Foy-la-Grande

Restaurants

Our local restaurant, Le Relais, just a 3 minute drive away offers you excellent lunch and dinner (5 courses) starting from €11 – (£8.50). Well worth a visit is “Chez Nelly’s” Italian Pizza Restaurant and Castanets another popular local restaurant about 15 minutes drive away and many more.

3 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
10 / 10 Susan H , 26 August, 2017

Beautiful location, surrounded by vineyards.
Ideal for wine lovers, lots of chateaux to visit for wine tastings.
Great large supermarket in nearby Sainte Foy also huge vibrant Saturday market.
You do need to go into the larger towns for other amenities such as clothes etc. but absolutely perfect for getting away from it all.
Lovey on site hosts, nothing too much trouble.
Really enjoyed it, will definitely go again.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review.

As we are rural amenities will always be a little further away but of course you have the good fortune to be able to sit around the pool and just relax and listen to the birds singing and watching the stars at night - so you do have the best of both worlds.

9.2 / 10 Steph and family 19 August, 2017

As a family with a 6 and a 9 year old, we found the cottage ideal for a stay in the Dordogne. The cottage was small, but clean and had everything we needed. My children loved the pool and were in every day! We had our own outside area overlooking the pool and there was a separate area to BBQ in. The owners were friendly and helpful, particularly when our car broke down and they were able to find someone to help us. This is in a rural location with stunning views nearby. There was a Le Clerc supermarket 6 k away so we were able to stock up on essentials regularly as well as visiting the local food markets of Duras and Monsegur The owners provided us with lots of information about local activities and attractions too. Overall we had a fantastic stay!

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review. We like to help our clients enjoy their holiday whether it is sitting by the pool or finding the best places to visit and eat.

It was our pleasure to help fix the car as this was much needed on their return to the UK.

9.3 / 10 Stockton Bods 7 February, 2013

We had a superb holiday here. Our cottage was comfortable, nicely equipped and spotlessly clean. We very much enjoyed dining al fresco and the pool was brilliant, both to cool down in and to sit by with a good book.
The setting amongst so many vineyards was delightful and put us in the mood for our visit to St Emilion. Amongst our other favourite outings were Arcachon and the Dune du Pyla, the village of Beynac on the banks of the Dordogne and the stunning Crystal Cavern, Gouffre de Proumeyssac. We also enjoyed the market at Eymet and experienced our first night market - great fun.
Pauline and Mike were delightful and helpful hosts and our thanks go to them for such an excellent time.

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