relax in the gardenroses in the field
Entire home/apt
11 Guests
5 Bedrooms
8 Beds
$354
Per Night
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About this listing

We love to share our family home in the vineyards on the edge of a small village. We've renovated this typical stone farm house and blacksmith shop over the past 40 years adapting it to our children, grand-children and to the pleasure of our guests.

relax in the garden

relax in the garden


The Space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $1180
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Our home and garden are on 2 acres of French countryside between Bordeaux and St Emilion on the edge of a small village overlooking vinyards and fields. Family heirlooms, antique french linens on comfortable beds, good books, a piano, all spiced with a collection of contempory art ...welcome our guests.

A former blacksmith shop, now living room, gave the house its name, La Forge, and much loving resauration work to the 18th Century building gave the results that you can enjoy today...a house that feels like home no matter what your nationality.
The main floor bedroom with an ensuite, skylit bath has a terrasse to the west and a private entrance from the courtyard.
Upstairs there are two suites with a bath and double bed. One is a family suite next to a children's room with 4 built in "lit clos" with adult size matresses.The two rooms share a bathroom with a deep antique clawfoot tub.
The other suite has a room with a double bed and a room with a large single bed that share a bathroom with a shower.
La Forge main floor living room, library, entrance hall and dining room all have comfortable places to enjoy music, read and gather to talk. There is always room in the fridge to keep tomorrow's picnic and the wine glasses and dishes may be used for you evening meal if you don't feel like going out for dinner every day.
There are garden tables and lounge chairs for relaxing and watching the birds...
For more exercise our private family pool is open to our guests at the Pey Froment farm annex just down the road 1 mile . It's nice to know that your children may zip up and down the paths of a fenced in field without having to worry about them jumping into the pool with all the usual swimming pool noise while you're enjoying a good book in the garden. 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!) There are also a few bikes that you my borrow or you can rent even better ones in Creon on the nearby 50 mile off the road bike path provides a wonderful way to discover the countryside and villages between Bordeaux and the heart of the Entre Deux Mers wine appelation.

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House Rules

ENGLISH et un peu plus bas en FRANCAIS
NO SMOKING:
La Forge is, of course, a non smoking house...I do have an ash tray for outside smokers.
CHILDREN: As it's our family home it's well adapted to children and babies but it is NOT CHILD PROOF. It is not a "ikea house" and I haven't taken out everything that is fragile. The livingroom is off grounds for little children except with an adult as the baby grand piano is not for (URL HIDDEN) is too tempting for little fingers. The children's room has two bunk beds but the upper birth is for the 10 and over only. I have left several of the gates that I put up for my grandchildren under 3 in strategic places.
ANIMALS: Please ask first. I think that if you're traveling with your dog, they are well behaved and I allow them in the ground floor bedroom if they bring their own bed! I don't allow pets in the upstairs or in the dinner and living rooms. The garden is fully enclosed and is a great place to play with your dog.
RECYCLEING, TRASH and GARBAGE:
There are small wast baskets in all the bathrooms with bio-degradable plastic bags. Once full separate the recycleable (paper, hard plastic, metal and glass) from the rest a put it in the two trash cans in the kitchen. Recyclable on the left and trash on the right. Food garbage can be composted in the garden composter (no protien). The outside trash cans are near the road: YELLOW for the recycleing, BEIGE for the trash and a black bin for the glass. The BEIGE is picked up once a week. Put the bin on the road on Monday evening. The YELLOW, is twice a week. Look at the dates beside the cans in the kitchen and put it on the road on the wednesday evening before the date...they pick up early! Don't forget to bring in the bins once they've been picked up. The glass is only on the 1st monday of each month. Set it out the evening before.
Please use the vacum cleaner when it needs to be cleaned and before you leave. After vacuming rhere is a wet mop in the pantry for the tile floors.
The bathroom cleaners are in each bathroom. The downstairs bathroom tiles and the mable top wash stand in the upstairs shower room should NOT be cleaned with the usual bathroom cleaners as it attacts both the terra cotta and the marble. Only use the "SAVON NOIR" that you'll find in those two bathrooms.

La Forge est, bien sûr, une maison non-fumeur. Demandez notre unique cendrier pour fumer dans le jardin...loin des autres hôtes !
ENFANTS:
Notre maison de famille...où j'ai élevé mes enfants, accueille des enfants avec plaisir (pour eux et pour nous)...mais il n'est pas "child proof". Ce n'est pas une maison Ikea, il y des choses fragiles et un salon où les petits doivent être avec un adulte...le grand piano est trop tentant pour les petits doigts.
Il y a une chambre d'enfant avec des lits superposé. Pour utilisé les lits du haut, il faut avoir 10 ans. Dans la maison, il y a quelques barrières pour mes petits enfants que je laisse en place toute l'année.
ANIMAUX:
Depuis que nous n'avons plus de chien, ici à la maison, les chiens de nos hôtes sont les bienvenus dans la chambre terrasse au rez de chaussé. Je pars de l'idée que si vous les emmenez en voyage, ils sont bien élevés. Ils ne sont pas admis dans la salle a manger, ni dans le salon...mais nous avons un grand jardin qui est fermé pour qu'ils puissent jouer avec leur maitres.
POUBELLES: il y a des petites poubelles avec des sacs en plastique dans les salles de bain; vous pouvez les mettre fermés dans la poubelle à droite dans la cuisine ; la poubelle de gauche est réservé au recyclage du papier, canettes, plastique dur) .Quand les poubelles de la cuisine sont pleines, déversez- les dans les grands bacs près de la route : JAUNE pour le recyclage, BEIGE pour les autres sacs poubelles (fermés) . Il faut mettre la poubelle beige au bord de la route, tous les lundis soirs. La JAUNE n'est ramassée que deux fois par mois. Sur la notice que je laisse sur le meuble a côté des poubelles dans la cuisine sont notées les dates précises de ramassage.
Le VERRE est ramassé le 1er lundi du mois ; le mettre dans la poubelle noire à disposer au bord de la route la veille du 1er lundi du mois.
N'oubliez pas de rentrer les bacs sans tarder après le ramassage !
SALLES DE BAIN
Les produits de nettoyage se trouvent dans chaque salle de bain. La salle de bain de la chambre terrasse et le lavabo en marbre dans le salle de douche doivent être nettoyés uniquement avec du "SAVON NOIR" ; celui-ci se trouve dans ces deux salles de bain ( les autre produits sont corrosifs pour le marbre et les carreaux en terre cuite.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay
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Carol & Bruno

Carol & Bruno

Saint-Quentin-de-Baron, France · Member since March 2013

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 !

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