Character holiday let + pool rural Aquitaine

Puisseguin (11km from Castillon-la-Bataille), Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG005464 Advertiser since: 28 April 2017
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Gasquerie Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1 Cot

About this property

16th Century Stone Cottage, Sleeps 2 + Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Delightful, detached, stone cottage near St. Emilion, providing peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting, off the road, of vineyards, woods and fields.

Just minutes from the Dordogne river at Castillon, the cottage is situated in the heart of the Bordeaux wine area between the magnificent Atlantic coast (90 mins) and the Dordogne valley. Visit local wine chateaux, lakeside beaches, country markets, excellent local shops.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The dining area is included in the living room and this leads into the kitchen.
The kitchen is separated by a screen, made of one of the original stable features (see picture).
The kitchen is fully fitted with gas oven and hob, washing machine, microwave oven, kettle, toaster etc.

Living rooms

The living room is spacious and light, comfortably furnished and equipped with tv and cd player. Freeview tv is available.

Bedrooms

One double bedroom with large bed, stone fireplace (not in use), plenty of cupboard and drawer space.
Cot available.

Bathrooms

Large en suite shower, handbasin and toilet.

Heating

Electric convector heater (if required).

Entertainment

Freeview tv and cd player.

Garden and outside

Private garden/patio with table and chairs and parasol, sun loungers, barbecue.

Large (12m x 6m) swimming pool available at all times (unless pool is being cleaned). This is shared occasionally with us, the owners and their families if they are staying, although usually guests have it to themselves. There are steps leading down into the pool which has a waist-high shallow end and a 1.5 m deep end.

Parking and garages

Parking on site with shade.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples.
Not suitable for disabled guests due to access by steps (two into the cottage and three from the living room into the kitchen). Can accommodate a baby but not safe for toddlers.

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool

Activities

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Carol Limbrick

We are Carol and Elaine, both "retired", who bought a property big enough for our families to come and visit, and also big enough to create a gite in the grounds which is the sort of gite we would like to stay in ourselves.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? A beautiful area, in the midst of the vineyards of Bordeaux, quiet and peaceful but close to a large market town and not far from Bordeaux and Bergerac airports
Unique benefits of property Delightful, detached, stone cottage near St. Emilion, providing peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting, off the road, of vineyards, woods and fields. Just minutes from the Dordogne river at Castillon, the cottage is situated in the heart of the Bordeaux wine area between the magnificent Atlantic coast (90 mins) and the Dordogne valley. Visit local wine chateaux, lakeside beaches, country markets, excellent local shops. Accommodation: one double bedroom, en suite spacious shower with wc, comfortable lounge/dining area, fully equipped kitchen. Private garden/patio with bbq. Large swimming pool 12m x 6m. See our website for further details. Linen and towels provided.

The Owner Recommends

Wines!

We are 10 miles from St Emilion where world-famous wines are produced. Puisseguin itself has 64 chateaux wines so there are lots to try. Cote de Castillon wines are also very good and often a lot cheaper.

Cycling/walking

A very pretty rural area with lots of quiet country roads ideal for cycling or walking. Lots of lovely off-road walks through vineyards, woods and fields.

Sightseeing

We are 10 miles from St. Emilion which (apart from the famous wines) is a beautiful medieval town worth spending a day just wandering around. Lots of small shops, a monolithic church, a medieval tower to explore, wine cellars, and of course restaurants.
Castillon-la-Bataille (site of the last battle in the 100 years' war and where the English lost Aquitaine to the French) is a busy market town on the Dordogne river - beautiful walks along the old quays.
Bergerac is only an hour away - another beautiful town set on the river - the old part of the town is lovely to stroll through.
Bordeaux itself is a fabulous city and well worth a visit. There is a new tram system that makes it easy to see the sights - you can Park and Ride on the outskirts of the city and enjoy visiting the city without worrying about where to park.