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Beautiful 150 Yar Old Farmhouse with Private Swimming Pool In Bordeaux Wine Region, Stunning Views.

 Welcome to Babeau
  • ID: 102
  • House
  • Weekly £ 645 - £ 2,695
  • Bedroom(s) 6
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bathroom(s) 3
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Large Old Farmhouse, Country Views, Covered Veranda, BBQ, Childrens Swings and Slide, Lovely Quiet Rural Position, In Bordeaux Wine Region, Near the Dordogne, Sleeps 2 - 12

Summary

Beautiful, large 150 year old farmhouse in an ideal peaceful setting providing elegant accommodation. Private pool, large garden and country views. Short drive to historical towns. WIFI, Sleeps 2 - 12

Description

Babeau is a large 150 year old 6 bedroom farmhouse in Bordeaux France, complete with private swimming pool and fantastic views over the valley below. The house has been furnished throughout with beautiful handmade teak furniture.

Enjoy breakfast on the patio at the front of the house overlooking the fields and views of the Dropt valley, or take lunch under the shady, covered veranda.

The property is situated high on a hill at the end of a no through lane on an acre of landscaped gardens with views over the valley below, without any near neighbours and in a lovely quiet rural position. Restored and furnished to a very high standard, most of the house's original features have been retained, including exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and fireplace, equipped with all the modern facilities.

Within 3 miles of the ancient Bastide town centre of Monsegur (Gironde, France) where there are bars, restaurants, banks and shops. The house is situated in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Inside
There are 3 lounges -
The main lounge looks over the front terrace though French doors, original large stone fireplace.
The spacious tv lounge with satellite tv/radio, widescreen TV, DVD. Plenty of films to watch, books to read, double aspect views through 2 sets of French doors.
The mezzanine area has some seating and bookcase.

A modern fitted kitchen, dishwasher, electric oven with grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker etc.

Laundry area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board and washing line.

Beautiful double room on the ground floor. French doors opening out looking over the grounds to the front, views over the valley below.Next to a bathroom with an adjoining door. Bath, separate walk-in shower, twin sinks and WC.

Ground floor twin room, looks directly out onto the neighbouring vineyard. Next to a bathroom with adjoining door. Bath, separate walk-in shower, twin sinks and WC. This bathroom is shared with the ground floor double bedroom.

Ground floor double, double aspect views, large french doors opening out to the rear terrace.If required 2 single beds can also be put in here, ideal for children.Next to a separate WC. Near to a shower room with twin sinks, WC.

First Floor
Beautiful double room on the first floor. Balcony with loungers looking over the grounds on three aspects, views over the valley. En-suite shower room, twin sinks and WC.

A further two twin bedrooms on the first floor. As with all bedrooms for your comfort all rooms will have a wardrobe, bedside table, lamp and electric fans.

Outside
An acre of gardens with BBQ, outside table and chair sets, children's swings/slide/climbing frame and table tennis.

Swimming Pool
9m x 4m pool, sun terrace and loungers. The pool is protected by an alarm, it is not fenced.

For guests that have disabilities, the very young or for the slightly older, most of the property is on the ground floor, except for 3 bedrooms. There aren't many steps around the property.

Full Catering service available, prices start at 20 euros per person.

Map

Address: Monségur, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.649956 / 0.08031900000003134
Airport Bergerac 45 minutes
Beach Arcachon and Biscarosse 90 minutes
Ferry Port Caen 430 miles
Train Station Bordeaux 70 minutes

Area description

The gently rolling countryside around the farmhouse is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

The house is set 3 miles from the XIII century bastide town of Monsegur. The stone vaulted market square is host to restaurants, cafés, bars, weekly traditional French market, and a night market during the summer, plus a boulangerie, pharmacie, banks with ATMs and pizzeria with weekly live music, A comprehensive supermarket and petrol station are located here.

There are many festivals and events going on through out the region including a very popular annual Jazz festival held in early July in Monsegur.

Exploring the Area
This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France. Bordeaux is approximately just over an hour drive to the west and Bergerac is 45 minutes to the east, St Emilion 30 minutes north

Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host's weekly live music.

There is also a cinema in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version.The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy
The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous St Emilion, just a short drive away. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.

Bordeaux
Bordeaux is a designated world heritage site a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe's, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.

Dordogne
The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.

Markets
Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.Both Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.

ACTIVITIES

Cycling
The countryside around our property is perfect for cycling, whether it's just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views. Cycle hire is available to your door.

Tennis Courts
Good quality tennis courts are located in Monsegur, Duras & St Sernin de Duras and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it, whilst the large river Garonne (20 minutes away) has a faster pace. The Dordogne river is an hour away which has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.

Beaches
The Atlantic coast, with over 150 miles of golden sandy beaches is less than one and a half hours drive away. Great fun for all the family, simply relax and soak up the sun or try your hand at surfing. Alternatively there are also fresh water lakes with a beach and facilities. The nearest is at Blasimon (about 30 minutes drive) and is very popular with families.

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club.

Zoo & Water park
Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is approximately an hour drive.
Aqualand water park is approximately 90 minutes drive located at Bassin D'Arcachon.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: House

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 6 ( 12 Sleeps )
  • Cot: 1
  • Double Bed and 2 Single Beds: 1
  • Double Room with en-suite: 2
  • Twin Room: 3
Bathroom(s): 3
  • Baths: 1
  • Separate Toilet: 1
  • Showers: 3
  • Wash basins: 6

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: Yes
  • Eldery or infirm: Yes

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • WiFi

Indoor facilities

  • Books
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Films
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Climbing Frame
  • Garden Furniture
  • Swings

Services

  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking
  • Secure Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Other activities:

  • Beaches (30 minutes)
  • Vineyards (30 minutes)
  • Zoo (60 minutes)

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Rates

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Rate summary - £ 645 - £ 2,695 - 7 Nights -
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Add-ons

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Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.

Christmas 2013 flexible on change over, all heating included.

Terms and conditions

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 14 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

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  • David & Tracy
  • Phone #1: 00 44 (0) 1634 566 180
  • Phone #2: 00 44 (0) 7974 361 309