|La Billauderie||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||3||Cot available|
La Billauderie is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom renovated old stone-built farmhouse set in 6 acres at the end of a quiet vine-bordered lane with no through traffic. It is set in the heart of the Entre Deux Mers wine appellation within the Bordeaux region and just over 5 minutes drive from the town of Monsegur with its Bastide square, weekly market, Night Market (in summer), local bars, restaurants, shope and supermarket. Another basitde town, Sauveterre-de-Guyenne lies about 10 minutes drive in the other direction offering similar facilities and a new large supermarket.
The property blends the large number of original feautres including exposed stone walls, wooden beams and stone fireplaces with antique and contempoary furnishings and modern kitchen and bathrooms. It is very much a second home rather than a business.
There is a larger than typical 11m x 6m (approx) pool which can be heated (extra charge) with sunloungers and paved pool terrace. In addition there is a large dining terrace by the house that looks over the pool and garden and out to the paddock and woods beyond.
The modern kitchen has views over the garden. It is equipped as a second home rather than a gite with large fridge freezer, double oven, hob, stainless steel extractor hood, espresso machine, microwave, baby bottle steriliser, food blender and plentiful cutlery, crockery, utensils and pots and pans.
The separate dining room has many original features including stone fireplace, exposed stone walls and wooden beams with a large solid oak dining table that easily seats 10.
The large living room has 2 sofas and other chairs. It has exposed stone walls, large open fire and wooden beams.
It benefits from a large flat screen tv, wii console, blu-ray player and Sonos sound system.
Master bedroom - large king size room with built in wardrobes and chest of drawers. En suite bathroom (also with jack and jill access to corridor) with bath, separate shower cubicle and double basin unit.
Bedroom 1 - (ground floor) double bed with additional single in alcove, large hanging area, and chest of drawers. Access to separate adjoining bathroom via corridor.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed with built in wardrobe and draw units and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 - twin room with wardrobe and chest of drawers. Access to Master bathroom via corridor. Ideal as a children's room.
Master bathroom - large room with large bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and oak double sink unit.
Ground floor bathroom - Bath with shower above, and sink unit.
Separate wc - adjoining ground floor bathroom.
En suite shower room - shower unit, wc and sink .
Electric radiators and open fire out of season (by prior arrangement).
Separate newly renovated 'Play Barn' with table tennis table, table football and space for indoor ballsports.
The gardens and orchard extend to over an acre with an adjoining large field which is suitable for ballsports. There are copses of trees offering shaded areas for quiet afternoons as well as the pool terrace with sunlongers for sunbathing.
The main terrace has a large table which easily seats 10 under a wooden pergola.
Parking space for 3 cars (and additional space for temporary parking).
Ideal for extended families. Pool alarm and security cover.
Downstairs room and bathroom has step-free access but the bathroom is not specifically adapted for disability.
Utility room with washing machine.
The weekly Wednesday night market has live music, food stalls and seating in the covered market for you to enjoy the food and drink that you have bought. Bouncy castle and pony rides for the children.
We had a great stay there. Two families with 5 kids - loads of room. Pool was great and house was huge. Huge field for the kids to play in. A little remote so scores down on the local amenities but shops were within 5 minutes drive so not a problem. Lovely location and quiet. Can't fault it.