About this listing
In the countryside of Entre Deux Mers between Bordeaux and St Emilion the cottage with its private garden overlooking the field and vinyards is the perfect way to feel that this corner of France is yours to discover.
Across the court yard from our family home and B&B the 18th C. renovated cottage sleep two to three with either a queen size bed or two twins. There is another single bed on the mezanine and we have a baby bed available. The kitchen, large enough to eat in with friends around the table has an electric oven/microwave and gas tabletop burners, fridge and washing machine. The bathroom has a large skylit shower. The cottage, available year round has underfloor hot water heating.
The cottage has it's private garden with a stone picnic table, garden chairs and BBQ. Our private family pool, down the road 1 mile at our farm annex, is open to our guests...so you don't have to worry about noise and children jumping in unnoticed while your at the cottage. This year we've added access to a private beach less than 2 miles from the house...a beautiful turquoise blue lake with water skiing (one low noise inboard boat!) You're welcome to help your selves to our garden vegetables and daily fresh farm eggs. A large fenced in field and swings just beyond the the cottage's own garden is a good place for children to run around when our B&B guests aren't taking their nap in the hamac !
Interaction with Guests
As a French American family with grown children we of course enjoy getting to know our guests and sharing our ideas and suggestions for visiting the area and have you join us for a cup of tea ...or a glass of wine. . However, we also understand if you might like to be competly on your own and enjoy the privacy of the cottage and it's garden.
We're usually inbetween our two homes, La Forge and Le Moulin (a 14th C water mill on our farm just down the road). If we have B&B guests at La Forge we're often your neighbors otherwise we'll be working in the garden at Le Moulin. The Moulin kitchen is where the cooking classes with local chefs take place as well as once a week "guest table". You're welcome to sign up as it's a great way to get to know the local french as well as our other guests.
About the Host, Carol & Bruno
I'm a french american who has been living in France most of my life. I've run a B&B for many years and I organise personalised specialty tours (cooking, wine, gardens, brocant and contempory art)... as well as being an agent for european performing artists who perform for children and family audiences in North America and Asia. My husband, Bruno, is a psychatrist in Bordeaux and a passionat cook and gardener. We both love working on our 14th and 18th century houses, we have a very messy wood shop where we seem to have never ending projects and every year we have new hopes for our gardens that keep us busy. However, we like to take time to enjoy my four children (who are spread out between several countrys) and our grandchildren... as well as our guests who often become good friends !