|Chez Emilion||Self Catering||Saturday||4||6||3|
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,
Note: Minimum stay 2 weeks during July & August.
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.
Two leather settees, two armchairs, flat screen tv, books.
2 USB sockets
Large bedroom with queen-size bed, shower room with wc.
Shower adapted for wheelchair users.
A total of 3 Bathrooms:
One separate bathroom and two en suite.
Games room, trampoline, pool, hot tub, swings.
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.
Off street parking four 4 cars.
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!|
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.
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 - "The Very Essence of Elegance" HM Queen Elizabeth when she visited Bordeaux.