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* * Beach 90km
* 3 Bedroom(s) * Sleeps 10 * 2 Bathroom(s)
* Wi-fi * Pets accepted * Price guide 1400€-2170€ * Ref: SV173


Charming property with private pool in peaceful setting surrounded by vineyards and gorgeous chateaux nearby, 12km from famous St Emilion.

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"Your whole process from start to finish made me feel that nothing was too much trouble. Thank you, it was a holiday that made many happy memories." Jenny G 18/7/17
“Clean, well-equipped and great location for wine tasting.” Joanna E. June 2016
“ The views are great! Pleasant interior with everything you need, great for a large family. We enjoyed our stay and we will keep fond memories." August 2016.
"Had a lovely week. Enjoyed the house, pool and beautiful countryside… Thank you for a lovely holiday and fabulous welcome." Hamer family, August 2014.
Situated at the heart of the famous Bordeaux vineyards, this property is a real haven of peace. Here you can enjoy sunbathing by the pool overlooking the vines or cool off under the covered terrace whilst also enjoying the surrounding views. Clients often comment on how they have enjoyed quiet times reading a book or just relaxing whilst taking in this beautiful part of the Bordeaux region.
This charming property is located amidst the Fronsac vineyards, 3km from Fronsac village and 5km from the bastide town of Libourne, which lies at the confluence of the Dordogne and Isle rivers.
The villa itself has three bedrooms, a mezzanine with an additional bed and a bathroom on each level. There is ample space for eight people but the house can welcome up to six adults, four children and two infants. The verdant garden offers plenty of shade and the thick walls keep the property cool in the summer.
From the property, a path leads to splendid viewpoints of the surrounding rolling countryside and vineyards known locally as the Toscane Fronsadaise (Fronsac Tuscany). Just 150m away is the Chateau Franc Capet, a family run vinery since 1850 where, by appointment, you can visit and try the strong, ruby red wine they produce. Also within walking distance is Chateau Arnauton (about 300m) and Earl Vignobles Jean-Bernard Roux (under 1km) where you can enjoy wine-tasting and the owners will be delighted to share their passion for viticulture with you.
If you like fresh French bread, croissants and pains au chocolat, the baker in Fronsac (3km) drives past the property every day except on Sunday and if you call him in advance he can deliver to the property itself!
The beautiful and renowned wine-producing town of St Emilion, now a World Heritage Site, is a short 20-minute drive away. Further east you can easily discover the highlights of the Dordogne including Riberac, Perigueux and Bergerac, all a little over an hour’s drive distant. To the west the long ocean beaches at Lacanau or the sheltered coastline of the Charente Maritime are both an hour and thirty minutes’ drive. Villa Les Vignes is easily accessible via the motorway which is only a few kilometres away and the elegant city of Bordeaux and its airport are just 45 minutes by car.
We recommend no more than six adults in the party as the fourth bedroom is more suited to children.
Please note: There is a small local road that runs along the property and some occasional road noise can be heard in the day usually early morning and late afternoon but not at night.
The owner occasionally and unobtrusively stays in a totally separate studio flat about 10m from the property. The flat does not overlook the property and has a separate entrance but the owner is on hand if required.
Property size: 130m².


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Accommodation

Living area Living/dining room, TV, DVD player, hi-fi, corner sofa. Spiral staircase leads to mezzanine with double bed and desk. Mezzanine overlooking kitchen with solid wooden panel balustrade for added privacy.
Kitchen Kitchen with dining area. Dishwasher, oven, microwave, gas hobs, fridge, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. French doors leading to covered terrace with outdoor furniture. Utility room with washer/dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board.
Bedroom(s) Ground floor.
Three steps up from the kitchen into:
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with large double bed (160cm x 190cm), fireplace (decor only) and en suite bathroom. This is the coolest bedroom in the villa which clients enjoy in the summer. French doors leading to terrace with deck chairs, ideal for relaxing in the shade. The terrace leads to both the covered terrace and also the pool.
First floor.
Bedroom 2: Bedroom large double bed (160cm x 190cm).
Bedroom 3: Bedroom with two narrow single beds (80cm) and two pull out beds. Small window with vineyards view. The bedroom can be set up as a twin, triple, quadruple or double bedroom as beds can be pushed together on request.
Mezzanine: Accessed via a spiral staircase with double bed (160cm x 190cm) and desk. Small window with vineyards view.
Bathroom(s) Ground floor: En suite bathroom with corner bath and washbasin. Hair dryer. Separate wc.
First floor: Shower room with wc.
Exterior Partially enclosed grounds. Two terraces. One small terrace with table and two chairs. Second covered terrace accessible from both the kitchen and the ground floor bedroom with table, chairs and built-in barbecue. This is a very pleasant and cool covered terrace where you can enjoy al fresco dining while enjoying the superb views. Table tennis table. Wooden Wendy house. Four sun loungers and two armchairs. Two parking spaces.
Pool Pool size: 7 x 3.5m. Depth: 0.95m to 1.5m (gently sloping). Security system: Alarm and gate. Steps in to the pool. The pool is accessible via a few steps up from the covered terrace.
Services Included in the price:
Bed linen, towels (not pool towels)
Water and electricity
End of stay cleaning
Two cots and a highchair available (please request at time of booking).
3 fans available (please request at time of booking).
Changeover day:
Saturday. In low season non-Saturday arrivals/departures may be considered
No smoking inside the property
Pets welcome
Other charges Holiday tax (taxe de sejour) of approximately 1€ per adult per day.
Security deposit: 400€ (payable in cash on arrival and refunded on departure).

Location

This map is intended as a guide only and may not show the actual location of the property.
Nearest beach 90 km
Nearest airport(s) Bordeaux 49km (45 mins). Bergerac 95km (70 mins).
Shops Bakery in Fronsac (3km). The baker drives past the property every day (except Sunday) around 11am and if you call him in advance he can deliver to the property itself. It is also possible to walk to the village through the vineyards. Supermarket in Libourne (4km). Restaurant in Saillans recommended by the owner (1km) and large choice of restaurants and bars in Libourne.
Other facilities & attractions LIBOURNE: (5km). Libourne is a bustling market town set on the banks of the Dordogne and Isle rivers. The town has market days three times a week and in the summer a weekly night market with great food and entertainment. Also in the summer the town hosts an annual arts festival. Other out of season festivals in surrounding towns and villages include the festival of the fishermen in Fronsac, just over 5 minutes from the villa and many food and wine festivals. For wine lovers, Libourne, St Emilion and Bordeaux host large events for the annual celebration to mark the start of the wine harvest in September.
NEARBY ACTIVITIES: Tennis in Saillans 1km or Libourne 4km. Golf de Bordeaux 30km.
DAY TRIP IDEAS
Visit to the nearby vineyards or more famous vineyards such as Pomerol, one of the finest wines of Bordeaux, or St Emilion, one of the true gems of the Bordeaux region. St Emilion is a real delight and the opportunities to try various wines in the town and nearby villages are almost endless. Why not try the guided tour of the town in a tuk-tuk where you can discover the medieval town from a somewhat new perspective.
LAC DE DAGUEYS: (9km) A long (2.2km) man-made lake with a sandy beach located to the north of Libourne. This unusual lake is built on straight line ideal for rowers but also a great spot for families especially in the summer months where there are a number of water attractions for children to play on including paddle boards and small boats for hire. There are also lots of grassed areas for picnics and lovely walks within the 60 hectares of land. Along the lake you can also discover the Ferme de la Barbanne with a number of animals such as ponies from the area, goats, sheep, rabbits, turkey, ducks, lamas and more. A great visit for children and free entry.
LA GROTTE CELESTINE: (28km) Visit of the cave lasts around an hour. Boots and helmets are provided. Great cave, easy to walk around and also nice and cool in the summer. The cave is worth a visit with many spectacular views. It is recommended to pre-book your visit.
BORDEAUX: (45km). An elegant town with magnificent architecture and now the historic centre is a World Heritage Site. The recent addition of the tramway in the city centre makes it all so easy to travel around stress free from cars. You can use the local Park and Rides and enjoy your journey into the unique city of Bordeaux.
LACANAU: (90km) The beaches in Lacanau are fabulous with a 15km long stretch of sand and great fun for families. As the beaches are so long you can find some quieter spots but be mindful that only some parts are supervised by lifeguards. Lacanau is famous for being one of the best surfing beaches in France and each year the surfing championship is held in Lacanau in August. The town itself has an array of pedestrianised streets with cafés, bars, restaurants and all sorts of souvenir shops. There is a really pleasant and relaxed atmosphere when walking around the town.
MESCHERS SUR GIRONDE: (100km) The small resort of Meschers is situated on the 'Cote de Beauté' between Royan and Talmont on the northern edge of the Gironde estuary in the Charente-Maritime. The three main beaches are attractively interspersed with rocky headlands and cliffs and there is a small port where there are a number of cafés where you can sit and unwind and admire the pleasure boats. Meschers also has troglodyte caves, carved into the chalky rock along the seafront. They have served various purposes over the centuries, from grain storage to hiding contraband, and occasionally used as homes. A visit to the caves will also allow you to appreciate the views across the Gironde estuary as you follow the coastal road to get there.

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