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Superb stone farmhouse complex with pool - family friendly

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 79 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

300 year old beautifully restored stone barns overlooking pool sleeps 5

Beautifully restored stone cottage in a small private complex.. Nestled between the medieval Bastide towns of Ste. Foy la Grande, Eymet and Duras, Les Granges sits amidst rolling countryside and vineyards consisting of a collection of 18th century stone barns beautifully restored. Jonquille has one double bedrooms and one triple bedroom (no bunk beds), shower room, fully fitted kitchen, large dining area, overlooking the pool.

Les Granges is ideal for families or groups of friends for whom it offers a stunning location to relax, share meals and explore the beautiful countryside of the borders of the Dordogne/Gironde . It also provides a great venue for special occasions such as weddings, birthday celebrations or other special events.

There is a wonderful, salt water pool (12m x 8m) with plenty of room for all guests to relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Superbly situated for touring the Dordogne/Gironde and the Bastide towns of Aquitaine, Les Granges is only 10 mins drive from Ste. Foy la Grande (best Saturday market in France for 2015) and there are many leisure activities in the area including horse riding, canoeing and kayaking, vineyard visits and traditional local markets.

Daily flights from the UK to Bergerac

Direct trains from Paris to Libourne (1 hour from Les Granges)

Jonquille /Campanule accommodates up to 10 people. Each cottage consists of a large and airy living room with an open plan kitchen, opening onto a large sunny patio overlooking the pool. One triple bedroom and one double bedroom, iincludes television, WiFi, washing machine, fridge/freezer, gas oven, microwave, gas hob, parking, barbecue and garden furniture

More Details

Owner
Pauline Vincent
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Pauline Vincent

We were looking for a stone house for ourselves but then fell in love with Les Granges which was much larger than we had anticipated. We spent 6 months in the UK and 6 months in France renovating Les Granges of which we are the very proud owners. We are on hand to point you in the right direction if needed and can recommend trips, restaurants and activities to ensure you make the most of your stay while keeping out of your way.

Pauline Vincent purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Pauline Vincent chose Margueron

We are tucked in a small corner of the Gironde that borders the Dordogne and are in the heart of rural France yet well placed for international airports and TGV. The people here are open and friendly, local wine and cuisine among the best in France. Ste Foy La Grande is a beautiful town, totally charming in looks and atmosphere, and with all the facilities and luxuries you could need whilst on holiday in the region. The ancient centre is filled with little boutiques, timeless cafes and fine restaurants where lunch lasts hours due to the astonishing array of gourmet dishes that arrive at your table, complete with the perfect wine to accompany each course. Those wishing to return home with some special recipes under their belt will be wonderfully happy staying in self catering Ste Foy La Grande accommodation, as recipes and tips are always easy to come by, and the finest of fresh ingredients are easily sought. The vast market that rolls into town every Saturday is the best in the department, and is filled with fantastically fresh local produce. The river banks provide a marvellous route for walking, cycling and horse riding from Les Granges, but the region is a maze of marked trails, so finding new routes is always a delight from Les Granges. There is also an excellent golf course just 15 minutes from Les Granges, at Chateau des Vigiers, which is a stunning 18 hole course in the Gironde countryside, set among the famous vineyards of the region. Wine tours and wine tasting events are excellent in the region, and are readily available; perfect for amateur wine lovers and connoisseurs alike.

What makes this cottage unique

It is difficult to say why we love this area but there is something relaxing and calming about the property. The old thick stone walls and high ceilings keep the rooms cool in summer. The restaurants and people are so welcoming and you feel really at home here. Effortless relaxation seems to come easy here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fantastic 2 weeks. Weather great, accommodation good and the pool a "hit" once again. All relaxed and ready for work! Worcester
Aug 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Ste. Foy la Grande
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Chateau Vigiers
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ste. Foy la Grande/Bordeaux
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Montpon
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Les Leves
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

Ste. Foy la Grande has a full range of banks, shops and supermarkets as well as a superb Saturday morning market. The square and surrounding streets are taken over by a fabulous market that draws crowds from miles around. Enjoy shopping for oysters, home-cured sausages, fresh fish, prepared meats and curios. Throughout the whole summer the town is home to evening concerts, night markets and events. Close by is kayaking, horse-riding, golf, tennis and go-karting. The town of Bergerac is just a few miles along the River Dordogne from a holiday rental at Les Granges. Bergerac is the largest town in the local area, and is a wonderfully picturesque place to spend a day, roaming the shop filled streets of the ancient centre, taking in one of the gourmet restaurants or hunting for the best wines produced in Aquitaine. The wine heritage of Bergerac is unsurpassed, with a great range of museums and cellars on show.

Visiting the local vineyards and tasting the wine is a must also. Various tours can be arranged to suit your needs.

Visit the famous chateau where Josphine Baker lived which is now a museum.

For a simply meal try the Restaurant Rapide in Ste. Foy. Finer dining nearby at Les Maillets where you can sit outside with views over the vines and enjoy the finest steak around or try one of their many other local dishes. Further afield try Le Camelia a family run restaurant with excellent cuisine all a short drive away.

A 'must do' is to go to the famous re-enactment of the Battle of Castillon (100 years war) where you can watch the famous battle, enjoy a drink or some food as part of the experience.

The Dordogne River, on which the town stands, is always a treat for holiday makers and locals alike. The blissfully clean and clear waters of the Dordogne offer a perfect retreat from the heat of the midday sun, whether you sit in the shade along the banks, fishing rod in hand (permits are very easy to obtain from any of the local tabacs), slowly strolling along the shaded banks, stopping at some of the little river beaches and having a swim, or simply paddling slowly along the river’s gently flowing course in a rental canoe.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Margueron, France

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 79 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuite
  • There is a shower (fully tiled), toilet and basin with shelf, toothbrush holder, soap holder and towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Double bedroom with bed, side tables and lamps, fitted wardrobe, ceiling fan/light, chest of drawers, long mirror, wooden floor. Triple bedroom has 3 single beds, fitted wardrobe, bedside table and lamp, French windows overlooking the pool
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our Welcome Pack includes a small supply of essentials to get you started including tea, milk, sugar, condiments, matches, a bin liner, a toilet roll and most important of all, a bottle of wine of your choice. It is ideal for your arrival and saves you going out to the shop straight away. Rather than using valuable space in your suitcase, hire your pool towels from us - euros 10 per couple. You will get two large pool towels per couple and they are great for sunbathing by the pool. There is a laundry room so that you don't need to being too much luggage, internet station or wired ADSL, microwave, BBQ for outside dining, pool toilet and plenty of sun loungers.

Reviews

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Superb stone farmhouse complex with pool - family friendly
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews
5

Perfect place for a quiet, rural family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for our family holiday.

The complex is in the middle of quiet countryside, vineyards all around and away from it all, but the pool and amenities were more than enough to keep three teenagers happy when we wanted a day without driving.

And it's close enough to Ste. Foy (about 5 miles) and Bergerac (about 15miles) for when we went into town. And St Emillion and Bordeaux were both easily reachable (about 40 miles) for doing the full tourist day out, especially recommended if you like wine.

The cottage itself was comfortable for 5 of us, with everything we needed.

And the owners, Mike and Pauline, were great. Just around the corner when you needed them, but never intrusive and just let us get on and enjoy ourself.

All in all - a great, memorable 2 week holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very conscious of our clients having a really good holiday, relaxing by the pool or enjoying what our area can offer. We are always on hand to help but are not intrusive in any way. This is a great area to holiday with so many things to do in the area from night markets, river trips on an old tobacco barge, chateaux to explore or simply relaxing by the pool.
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Very clean & well maintained in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

The hosts were welcoming and the unit was really nice and well stocked with kitchen utensils, etc - perfect for our family. The salt pool is a little cool, but great on a hot day. It's in a lovely, quiet rural location, yet close driving distance to major sites. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We maintain a high standard of cleanliness which we would expect ourselves. We also like to help peop le when they come on holiday and point them in the right direction.We look forward to seeing you again.
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Beder, Danmark
5

A wonderful vacation in a relaxing atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Clematite very much. The apartment, the pool - everything was very clean, well maintained and had all we needed. And Mike and Pauline were very kind and helpful.

This is the perfect place to relax enjoying the sun and a large pool. And we had a very interesting trip to la Vézère, the river of prehistoric man.

We will certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives.

Linda and Kristen, Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen and Linda were fantastic guests. They enjoyed every minute of their week including the pool. We maintain a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance to our properties so anyone who stays with us knows that it will be clean and well maintained. Thank you for your kind review.
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Edinburgh
5

Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we've been to Les Granges so I suppose that speaks for itself! The accommodation and facilities are first class and Mike and Pauline are fantastic hosts. It's an ideal location to recharge your batteries. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Gites in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

A tranquil location in the beautiful rolling hills of the Dordogne, south of Ste Foy. Mike and Pauline have taken a run down complex of old stone buildings and breathed new life into them, creating 5 gites full of charm and character. The quality of the workmanship and the standard of facilities is excellent. Cosy and warm on a cold day and cool in the heat. It is an easy drive to Ste Foy- which has a new Leclerc supermarket with a superb restaurant. There are wonderful walks and drives to the Bastide towns and not too far down to The Garonne. We stayed longer than planned and really enjoyed the whole experience. Our thanks to Mike and Pauline who were so helpful and welcoming

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 weeks of pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

We have just had 2 weeks at this delightful location, I have never had such a relaxing 2 weeks both the weather and accomodation was delightful, Pauline and Mike are the perfect hosts and really go out of their way to make sure your holiday is everything you could hope for, can't wait to go back next year, I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sue H for your wonderful review. We always do our best to make our guests feel at home and point them in the right direction for local sight seeing, restaurants and wine tasting. Look forward to seeing you next year.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Margueron, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$476
 
 
low
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$493
 
 
medium
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$793
 
 
high
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,353
 
 
medium
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$793
 
 
low
15 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$493
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$660
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$333.98
Stay tax A$1.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Flexible dates are available during the low and medium season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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