Modern holiday villa in Aquitaine

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Saint-Gervais (28km from Bordeaux), Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG005501 Advertiser since: 9 May 2017
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Girondaise Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 Double sofabed for one

About this property

Bright, Modern Home In An Acre Of Lawned Garden. This villa is in a rural setting.

Girondaise offers good quality accommodation in peaceful surroundings. It has an above ground splash pool, that has been naturally screened with hedging for privacy. The large garden is fully fenced and is secure for children to enjoy freely.

This villa is especially suitable for the elderly or infirm as two bedrooms and a bath/shower room are on the ground floor.

There is a large south facing conservatory at the front of the villa overlooking the garden. This room can be enjoyed in both summer and winter as the glazed doors open fully onto the terrace.

This modern villa is light and spacious with an acre of lawned garden and mature trees. Situated in a quiet hamlet it nestles amongst the vineyards of the local wine producers and is in close proximity to the river Dordogne.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

There is a fitted kitchen with an electric double oven, hob and dishwasher. There are two dining areas in the house and an outside patio for dining al fresco.

Living rooms

Large living room has a tv and UK satellite channels plus dvd player.
A wood burning stove for chilly nights and air conditioning in the summer.
There is a separate verandah with seating and a dining area opening out onto the garden.

Bedrooms

To villa has 4 bedrooms to comfortably sleep 8 guests.
Bedroom 1: first floor king size bed.
Bedroom 2: first floor twin beds.
Bedroom 3: ground floor double bed.
Bedroom 4: ground floor small double bed.
Small double sofa bed in the lounge.

Bathrooms

Large family bathroom with shower cubicle and full size bath situated on the ground floor. Plus a separate toilet.
Large shower room upstairs with a separate toilet.

Heating

Wood burning stove and electric heating.

Entertainment

Tv with UK channels, dvds and children videos.
Splash pool and ping pong table, badminton set, boules, croquet set.

Garden and outside

An acre of garden with mature trees and screened areas for privacy which is fenced and secure.
An above ground splash pool and open lawn areas for quiet enjoyment.

Parking and garages

Gated drive for up to 5 cars.

Visitor suitability

This villa is especially suitable for the elderly or infirm as two bedrooms and a bath/shower room are on the ground floor.

There is a large south facing conservatory at the front of the villa overlooking the garden. This room can be enjoyed in both summer and winter as the glazed doors open fully onto the terrace.

Pets can be considered on request as the garden is fenced and secure.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Anne Bouret Veterinaire 895 route Bordeaux Saint Andre de Cubzac

Activities

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Kate Becque

I live and work in the UK but I spend all my spare time in France, its my passion. The weather, food and fresh air, I love it!

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? The perfect location for travel into Bordeaux and visiting near by attractions. Quiet and peaceful within a short drive of the local village.
Unique benefits of property Situated in a quiet hamlet a short walk from the Dordogne, with a large fenced secure garden and a large gated drive for up to 5 cars.

The Owner Recommends

Blaye

Most visits to Blaye start with a visit to the citadel. The Citadel is a military complex designed by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, the famous French military engineer, and was constructed between 1685 and 1689.
It is free to enter the Citadel and explore its village streets and ramparts, with restaurants and bars for refreshments.

From the top of the Citadel, there is a good view of the estuary and the two forts. Within its walls, visitors can pay to take guided tours of the Abbaye Saint Romain or to enter or take a tour of the Musée d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de Blaye and the old prison in the same building. Tours are also available of the Citadel and its underground passageways and can be organised through Blaye Office de Tourisme.

In 2008, the Citadel of Blaye and the city walls were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with other fortifications designed by 17th century military engineer Vauban.


Cote d'Argent - western Gironde


The most important town here is Arcachon, a charming turn of the century seaside resort with an interesting variety of architecture and access to some very well known attractions such as the Dune de Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe. The western part of Arcachon includes the popular seaside resort of Le Moulleau.

The Dune du Pilat is the most visited tourist destination in Gironde, with more than one million visitors each year!

To both the north and south of Arcachon you have easy access to the Atlantic coast which extends for over 120 kilometres and is almost one continuous sandy beach backed by large dunes. Along the coast there are numerous attractive resorts including the well known resort of Lacanau.

Lesparre-MedocAt the northern end of the Cote d'Argent region you can visit the resort at Soulac-sur-Mer, one of the few resorts here to have developed around a historic town and where you can see the 12th century abbey-church.

Other popular towns and resorts along the coast in Gironde include Carcans, Hourtin and Montalivet, Andernos, and others along the Cap-Ferret peninsula. The small towns of Lesparre-Medoc and Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc are also in this region.

St Emillion

Within a short drive from the house is this lovely town of Saint Emilion.

Saint-Emilion is a town 35 kilometres east of Bordeaux in the Gironde department and in the Aquitaine region of south-west France. It is best known (indeed renowned the world over) for the vineyards which surround the town, Saint-Emilion being one of the four Bordeaux red wine regions, but is also an exceptionally attractive small town.

The history of the town dates back almost 2000 years when the Romans planted vineyards here as early as the 2nd century AD, while Saint-Émilion itself dates from the 8th century when a Breton Monk called Emilion came to settle here in a hermitage carved into the rock. The cave where he lived from 750 - 767 AD subsequently became a pilgrim destination.
To really appreciate Saint-Emilion you need to descend underground on the guided tour that will show you the catacombs which were used for Christian burials from the 8th to the 10th century; a 'monolithic' church that was carved out of the rock in the 9th century and is the biggest of its type in Europe (this church is nothing like the small cave like structure you might expect from an underground church!), and the 'grotte de l'Ermitage' in which Saint-Emilion spent the last 17 years of his life.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a wonderful city full of beautiful and historic buildings. This has recently been acknowledged by UNESCO who have classified 1810 hectares of the city of Bordeaux as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest urban area to be given this World Heritage Site classification.
Wander around Bordeaux and you can enjoy large open boulevards, narrow paved medieval streets, large squares surrounded by cafés and restaurants, and lots of very impressive individual sites. The riverside has recently been improved by architect Dominique Perrault and is now a key part of Bordeaux’s attraction.

Dune de Pyla

The Dune de Pyla is a natural sand dune, several kilometres long and approximately 100 metres high on the Atlantic Coast a few kilometres south of Arcachon.

The dune is one of the most unusual and impressive natural sites in France, and officially listed as one of just 30 'Grand Sites of France'. Apparently the Dune de Pyla receives 1 000 000 visitors each year!

As well as the remarkable sight of the dune itself, the views from the top are quite remarkable. To the east you are looking out across the enormous forest of the Landes, one of the largest forests in Europe. Each year the dune moves a little further inland and as you will see the forest is literally being crushed by the dune.

The view to the west extends far out across the Atlantic Ocean, including the Banc d'Arguin and the southern part of Cap Ferret.

Wine areas around Bordeaux - Medoc

There is a great deal for wine enthusiasts to enjoy in this region, with many of the most famous wines in the world coming from vineyards within 50 miles of Bordeaux. Many people visit the region with the sole purpose of visiting the wine chateaux and restocking their cellars!

The Bordeaux region 'hall of fame' of vineyards includes Medoc, Bordeaux Superieur, Fronsac, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Margaux and Entre-Deux-Mers among others, with the Bergerac region immediately to the east.

Note that these are wine regions, and there are typically many individual chateaux that are part of any wine region.

You don't have to just visit the most famous vineyards, and there are literally hundreds of individual wine chateaux to be visited. The most important wine towns have a 'Maison du Vin' presenting the wines of the area, and the local tourist offices have lots of information about the wine chateaux and their opening hours.

The two most poular wine areas with visitors are the Medoc peninsula and Saint-Emilion.

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10 / 10 Bluetweetiepie 6 September, 2017

This is a fantastic property to relax in. We have a 13 and 16 year old who loved the splash pool. A beautifully kept acre garden was great to walk around and enjoy backing onto vineyards it felt very private and spacious. Lovely hedging makes it private. The house was very spacious too and is ideal even for 2 families as there is a bathroom and 2 bedrooms on each floor. It was fully equipped and felt like a home from home. We enjoyed BBQs and playing table tennis. The beds were also very comfortable (this is something that bugs me on holiday). The downstairs room and an upstairs bedroom also were made more comfortable by having A/C which was great. The temperature was in the 30s when we arrived. Whilst the property is in the countryside there is a small town nearby with a bakery and post office. We also did a good amount of shopping at a nearby Aldi which was very reasonable. Ideal for visiting Dune de Pyla, Bordeaux, Blaye and St Emillion. We even enjoyed watching a thunderstorm in the conservatory. Equipped with books and DVDs and English TV (watched the Bake Off) I would definitely recommend this for a relaxing family break.