Spacious farmhouse to let in rural Aquitaine

3km from Pessac-sur-Dordogne, Gironde, Aquitaine Reference: AG006003 Advertiser since: 15 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Graule Self Catering Saturday 5 12 3 2 cots

About this property

A Beautifully Restored 17th Century Farmhouse. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to La Graule, a beautifully restored 17th century farmhouse set in it's own vineyard with spectacular views across the River Dordogne.

Situated amongst the rolling hills and vineyards of the Dordogne valley in the south west of France, La Graule is an idyllic rural holiday retreat. Located around 30 minutes drive from Bergerac airport and just over an hour from Bordeaux, it is the perfect base from which to explore the Dordogne and Gironde regions.

Rural gite with 5 double bedrooms – sleeps 12
Stunning terrace overlooking river with gas bbq.
Fully fitted modern kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine & microwave.
Sky tv (free channels), dvd player, huge dvd library, wi-fi.
Swimming pool 10 x 5 metres.

La Graule is situated in beautiful countryside about 3km from the two villages of Eynesse and Pessac Sur Dordogne - the latter has a couple of good restaurants, a bakery, a tobacconists and convenience store. The nearest large town is Ste Foy Le Grande (10km) where you can find large supermarkets and some excellent restaurants.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The modern kitchen contains all the appliances you will need including 2 large refrigerators (one for the groceries and one for keeping all of those drinks cold!), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble-dryer. The centre-piece of the house is a grand open-plan lounge/dining room with a dining table seating 10.

Outside the spacious terrace is perfect for al-fresco' dining with spectacular views across the river Dordogne. Here there is a further dining table and a large six-ring gas barbecue.

Living rooms

The grand open-plan lounge / dining room has a dining table seating 10 and plenty of seating around the wood-burning stove.
There is a tv, freeview and large dvd library with plenty of viewing for children, families and adults alike.

Bedrooms

Five bedrooms.
There are two rooms containing a double bed, two rooms containing a double bed and a single bed, and one room containing two single beds.

Bathrooms

Family shower room downstairs serving the two bedrooms in the east wing. Family bathroom upstairs serving the further bedrooms in the west wing.
There is a further shower room and toilet in the adjoining gite by the pool. 3 wcs in total.

Heating

If you are visiting outside of the summer months La Graule is fully winterised with central-heating, underfloor-heating and a wood-burning stove in the lounge.

Entertainment

Facilities & Equipment: bbq, board games, pool toys, English-language dvds, UK Satellite tv(freeview channels), cd player, selection of books.
Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, safe for valuables.

Garden and outside

Rural, property is set in approx 1 hectare of gardens and vines, nearest neighbour is half a kilometre away!

The spacious terrace is perfect for al-fresco' dining with spectacular views across the river Dordogne. Here there is a further dining table and a large six-ring gas barbecue.

The swimming pool is 10x5m with maximum depth 1.6m. Roman steps access to shallow end. Saltwater filtration.
Electric safety hard-cover. Pool alarm.

Parking and garages

Plenty of outdoor parking including under cover in the tobacco barn.

Visitor suitability

Great for children. Large collection of pool toys and games. Huge 5m trampoline by the pool. Whilst the river can be easily accessed there is no access directly from the garden.

Suitable for infants with 2 Travel cots, cot linen & high chair for infants at the property.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, Perch, Zander, Chubb, Barbel, Carp and Catfish.
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dordogne, bottom of the property
Distance: 1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau de Vigiers
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: https://poneyclubstefoy.jimdo.com/
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bordeaux Wine Routes

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: many routes through the vines

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Moulin de Moustelat
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jeremy Summers

The house is owned by two families, a brother and sister, their respective partners and children. We use the the house throughout the year, generally together and love both the property and the area. Our family has grown up over the years holidaying in this beautiful idyllic location.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Situated amongst the rolling hills and vineyards of the Dordogne valley in the south west of France, La Graule is an idyllic rural holiday retreat. Located around 30 minutes drive from Bergerac airport and just over an hour from Bordeaux, it is the perfect base from which to explore the Dordogne and Gironde regions. La Graule is situated in beautiful countryside about 3km from the two villages of Eynesse and Pessac Sur Dordogne - the latter has a couple of good restaurants, a bakery, a tobacconists and convenience store. The nearest large town is Ste Foy Le Grande (10km) where you can find large supermarkets and some excellent restaurants.
Unique benefits of property The property has 5 large bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people, making it ideal for 2/3 families. There are two rooms with double beds, two rooms with a double bed and a single bed, and one room containing two single beds. There are two bathrooms inside and further wc/shower-room outside by the pool.
Whilst retaining it's French rustic charm, La Graule is fully equipped for modern living with Sky tv (freeview channels), dvd library, book library and children's games. Ideal for young children there are two travel-cots and high chairs at the property. The modern kitchen contains all the appliances you will need including 2 large refrigerators (one for the groceries and one for keeping all of those drinks cold!), microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble-dryer. The centre-piece of the house is a grand open-plan lounge/dining room with a dining table seating 10.

The Owner Recommends

St Emillion

St Emillion is probably the most famous wine making centre in the world. Just 25 mins drive from La Graule this picturesque hilltop town is well worth a visit where you can spend the day tasting in the numerous wineries in and around the town.

The Cave of Lascaux

The Cave of Lascaux contains one of the most outstanding displays of prehistoric art ever found. Originally discovered by four boys in 1940 while they were out looking for a lost dog, the cave was closed 20 years later as the artwork was becoming damaged from the onslaught of curious visitors. The existing Lascaux cave is an exactingly reproduced version next to the original, but don't be put off by this as it's well worth a visit.

Bastide Towns

Bastide towns are ancient walled towns typical of the Dordogne region. Recommended are Issegiac, Eymet and best of all is Montpazier (50 mins) voted one of the 10 most beautiful towns in France. Further east (1hr 30 mins) lie the spectacular clifftop towns of Sarlat and Domme. Both towns can be crowded in the summer months so we advise you to go there in the evening when they are lit and have a romantic feel.

Bergerac

Bergerac (35 mins) is the local centre for agriculture, wine and tobacco. Here you can find large supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The old quarter is interesting and a good place for a late lunch in one of the outdoor cafes, restaurants or pizzerias.

Bordeaux

The historic city of Bordeaux is one of the 5 largest cities in France and has much to offer the tourist. Here you can find cathedrals, museums, art galleries and much more. More info at www.virtourist.com/europe/bordeaux/index.html

The Dune de la PLaya

The Dune de la Playa lies to the south of Bordeaux in the Arcachon Bay around 1 hour 20 minutes drive from La Graule. It is the highest sand dune in Europe and reaches a height of 107m. At it's summit the view is spectacular with the ocean coast, the inlet of the Bay, the vast pine forest behind and, when the sky is very clear, the Pyrenees on the horizon!

Food

Regional Delicacies include truffles, walnuts, duck, goose and foie gras. Being close to Bordeaux the seafood here is also very good. There are a number of excellent restaurants we recommend - more details at the property.

Local markets

Local Markets are one of the great pleasures of a holiday in France. Here you will be able to sample quality local grown produce, local game and regional delicacies. In fact, the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local market on your arrival to stock up. Particularly good ones worth visiting are the Saturday morning market in Ste Foy le Grande and during the summer months, the night market in Eymet.