Holiday cottage with pool near Bordeaux - AG005120

Gauriaguet (37km from Bordeaux), Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG005120 Advertiser since: 13 December 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Emilion Self Catering Saturday 4 6 3

About this property

Country House in The Grounds of Former Wine Chateau. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Chez Emilion - 18th Century country house in grounds of former Wine Chateau

Sleeps up to 6 in 4 bedrooms,
Solar heated pool set in 2 acres grounds,
Wi-fi - fast broadband,
Hot tub - 6 people,
Games room,
Garden room.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen, lounge, diner.
Kitchen: well equipped, electric hob, electric oven, kettle, Tefal coffee maker, dishwasher, saucepans, utensils etc.
Dining area: antique farmhouse table. Dresser.

Living rooms

Two leather settees, two armchairs, flat screen tv, books.
2 USB sockets

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms.
Large bedroom with queen-size bed, shower room with wc.
Shower adapted for wheelchair users.

Bathrooms

A total of 3 Bathrooms:
One separate bathroom and two en suite.

Heating

Electric.

Entertainment

Games room, trampoline, pool, hot tub, swings.

Garden and outside

Solar heated pool 10 x 5 x 1.50 metres.
Solar heating raises the temperature by 4-6° during sunny weather.
Swimming from May - September, shared with the discrete owners.
The pool has a safety gate which conforms to French legal requirements.

Parking and garages

Off street parking four 4 cars.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Michel, Bordeaux
Distance: 30 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: lake fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac des Moulins Blance
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: St Loubes
Distance: 20 km

Gym/spa

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route Des Chateaux

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 5 minutes from door

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau Baillargeau
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lesley Proctor

We have lived in the Bordeaux wine region since 1992 and have thus accrued an enormous amount of local knowledge about the region, it's history, the vineyards and restaurants.

Year property purchased 1991
Why this location? Climate, wine, food, beautiful beaches, medieval towns, fresh produce, friendly people.
Unique benefits of property Large gardens, friendly chickens!

The Owner Recommends

St Emilion

Saint Emilion - Medieval town in the Bordeaux wine region
UNESCO World Heritage site

Monks carved an entire church from a single piece of limestone over the course of 300 years
starting in the 9th century. Today the greatest monolith church in Europe.

Saint-Emilion is located 35 km north-east from Bordeaux. This medieval town stands proudly at the top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley, and was built in the shape of an amphitheatre.

Saint Emilion is an incredible open-air museum. The most surprising remains are with no doubt its underground monuments: galleries covering more than 70 ha. and the breathtaking monolithic church, dug out of solid limestone.

This is not the unique jewel that will move you: fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins are stretching all along the steep and narrow streets.

Emilion the Hermit is still with us ...
In the eighth Century, a Breton monk named Emilian first came to what is now known as Saint-Emilion. He left his family and native region to take holy orders. Originally victim of great injustice, he always reacted by being extremely kind. Bursar in a Benedictine monastery, Emilian was much praised and respected because of his great virtue. He decided to withdraw from society and went to live in the forest that used to cover Saint-Emilion’s hill. Emilian became a hermit and devoted himself to God. He performed miracles, such as restoring sight to a blind woman and died on January 6th 767.
The fortifications
Seven gates which once protected the town:
Porte Bourgeoise to the north, Porte Brunet to the east, Porte Bouqueyre to the south-east, Porte Sainte-Marie to the south, Porte Saint-Martin to the west, Porte du Chapitre to the north-west and Porte de la Cadène inside the village. Which of Saint-Emilion’s seven gateways will you go through to feel the pulse of the town?
The spirit of the Stones

Bordeaux city

Bordeaux - "The Very Essence of Elegance" HM Queen Elizabeth when she visited Bordeaux.