Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 5 9.5/10
|La Petite Grand Pierre||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1||Fold up bed for 1 additional person|
The stunning wine estate of Château Grand Pierre lies midway between Bordeaux and Bergerac in South West France. Our vineyard has a great reputation for its wine and also as a superb place to stay... With an all weather tennis court and fabulous 15 metre pool, the property is superbly located on a hilltop at the end of a lane and is surrounded by acres of parkland, vineyards and woodland. Our estate of almost 100 acres is also the perfect venue for your vineyard wedding or event and we are able to help you create your perfect day in the magical South West of France.
Situated on the estate of Château Grand Pierre, La Petite Grand Pierre offers peace and tranquillity in the gastronomic heart of France. Play tennis, snooze by the pool, dine al fresco, stroll through the vineyards or just enjoy the sensational hilltop views. Peaceful and secluded yet only 5 minutes away from all amenities at the charming Bastide of Duras
With 2 bedrooms, and sleeping 5/6, La Petite Grand Pierre offers the discerning a holiday with a difference!
This beautifully renovated cottage offers southwest facing accommodation with wonderful views over the surrounding woodland and countryside. The property retains its traditional features but is also furnished with all the home comforts, from feather pillows to a wood burning stove. The cottage is in a private setting and guests have exclusive use of the large swimming pool and all weather tennis court. Pick fruit from the adjacent orchard and sample our Estate produced wine which we will ensure is available upon arrival. Wander through the estate or just relax on your own terrace and watch the sun slip beyond the horizon.
Fully equipped kitchen/diner
Living room with log burning stove.
2 bedrooms, one on ground floor and one on first floor.
Bathroom/wc with walk in shower. Separate wc.
Electric Storage radiators plus log burning stove.
A charge may be made during winter months depending on usage.
Good quality linen is provided, as are bath towels and pool towels. All linen and towels are replaced at the end of first week's rental period.
Extra cleaning can be arranged at further cost.
Grand Pierre is very baby friendly and we are happy to provide cots, cot linen, baby bath, children's dvds, books, toys etc.
If you have any specific requirements then please let us know - we will do our best to help.
Not suitable for wheelchair users.
Nick and Jackie Warner. Relocated to France in 2006.
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||100 acre estate, wine production.|
|Unique benefits of property||Total privacy, vineyard location.|
Daily markets at: ( Between 8.00am and 12 noon)
Duras - Mondays
Miramont-de-Guyenne - Mondays
Eymet - Thursdays
Monsegur - Fridays
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande - Saturdays
Issigeac - Sundays (one of the biggest and busiest)
There are numerous local restaurants, as well as a little further afield, to suit every taste / budget. Just let us know what you like and we can make recommendations for you.
During July and August a number of the villages and towns in the area have night markets. These are predominantly food markets and are great social events. You take your own plates and cutlery and purchase cooked food and wine from the various vendors there. A number of night markets also have live music. They generally start around 6.30 to 7.00pm. Arrive early as they get very busy!
They don't all start and end on the same dates, so please ask us for more details.
Levignac de Guyenne
Sauvetat du Dropt
Canoeing along the Dordogne Valley, known as the valley of the castles.
You can choose from different distances, 7km, 14km or 28km. You are bussed to the start point and canoe down the river at your own pace back to your car. There are many different providers at different locations who normally only require 24 hours reservation notice. We can advise and recommend something suitable.
The whole area is a cyclists dream, with quiet roads and fantastic architecture to discover. The Tourist Board have produced a number of researched cycle routes graded on distance and difficulty.
There are several courses in the area, from the luxury Chateau des Vigiers at Monestier, the excellent Golf de Bathe at Tombeboeuf and the very relaxed Golf de Boissec at Sauvetat.
La Petite Grand Pierre is situated on its own private wine estate and we offer personalised vineyard tours / tastings to all our guests during their stay with us.
In addition, the wine areas of Bordeaux, Bergerac, Monbazillac, St. Emillion, Sauternes, Graves and many others are within easy reach of Grand Pierre.
The Atlantic coast, named Cote d'Argent (Silver Coast) is situated 2 hours to the west of Grand Pierre with the bustling town of Arcachon being one of the most well known. The nearby Dune de Pilat, the biggest sand dune in Europe, is nearby and well worth a visit. The climb to the top is not too energy sapping but well worth it for the spectacular views towards Cap Ferret.
There are many great beaches to be found leading south to Biscarrosse. All are under surveillance, suitable for the little ones as well as those looking to try surfing or body boarding. All offer excellent parking facilities and picnic areas.
The gite was lovely and really well set up for young children. It is attached to the end of the owner’s house and surrounded by the vineyard - really rural and beautiful! To get to the pool you need to walk past the owner’s terrace but the pool itself is totally enclosed and private in a lovely garden with lots of shade if needed. We made good use of the tennis court and racquets and balls provided! The kitchen had everything we needed and the owners were lovely - they made sure we had everything we could need to make our stay comfortablet. The double bedroom upstairs is over the living room and was very warm, but we were staying during unseasonably hot weather.
The area is very rural, duras was beautiful and had good markets, restaurants and shops you would need. everything is a few minutes in the car from the gite, you couldn’t walk easily for baguettes and croissants in the morning!
We went to Arcachon one day- it was good but the traffic was terrible!!!
Thankyou for your review. It was great to host your family and glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Nick & Jackie
Great place to stay - lovely pool and very private and peaceful. Weather was fantastic and the wine even better! The views across the vineyards and the fields of sunflowers were extra special - a great spot to get away from it all and unwind.
Thanks Nick and Jackie for a great time and lovely to meet up with you. See you again soon.
This was a great place to unwind and enjoy France at it's very best - sitting in a vineyard in a typical French gite, supping a glass of the host vineyard's red wine. The setting is beautiful, with a pool and a tennis court and the gite is excellently equipped with bags of character. The owners, Nick and Jackie are fabulous hosts - very friendly and helpful and good fun. It was a very relaxing holiday with many vineyards to visit with St.Emilion not far away. If you want to go to Rocamador and that part of the Dordogne - it is a bit of a drive - but France is a big country and everything is a drive away. Would definitely recommend this property.
Thanks Jo for taking the time to write the review. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed yourselves and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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