courtyard between cottage and main houseBedroom #1 : groundfloor with private terrace to the garden

Entire home/apt

11 guests

5 bedrooms

8 beds
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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.

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.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
4 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $104
Security Deposit $1228
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Satiranan User Profile
July 2014
We were very happy with our stay at La Forge and the hospitality of our host , Carol. Our group was from different parts of the world and we all came together to attend our close friends' Chateau wedding and to enjoy the 6th years reunion. La Forge was perfect for 11 adults and 7 kids to live like the locals. The house and garden were spacious and beautiful. The beddings and amenities were of good quality and convenience. We also experienced a rare storm that cause power outage for 24 hours the first night and Carol was there to help us get through it comfortably. La Forge will be remembered as part of our wonderful memories. Thank you for a great time we shared. Yui

Nathalie User Profile
August 2016
Accueil formidable et chaleureux. On se sent chez soi chez Carol. La maison est arrangée avec goût. Les chambres confortables. Chacun trouve sa place à tout âge. Une chambre d'enfant remplie de jouets des bibliothèques fournies. Tout est fait pour que l'on s'y sente bien. Que dire du jardin tellement ravissant. C'est un vrai bonheur de séjourner chez Carol.
Carol & Bruno User ProfileCarol & Bruno is a superhost.
Response from Carol & Bruno:
Merci Nathalie ! Comme j'avais écrit dans mon commentaire sur vous...d'avoir votre famille en vacances chez nous était comme de recevoir des cousins à la maison !!
August 2016

Silke User Profile
August 2015
Wir , Eltern mit 4 erwachsenen Kindern, hatten eine wunderbare Zeit im Haus von Carol und Bruno! Es war alles so, wie wir es uns von den Bildern erträumt hatten, - ein alter Landsitz mit dem Charme der französischen Countryside. Sehr persönlich liebevoll eingerichtet, so dass man sich "wie zuhause" fühlte. Carol hatte sehr großzügig ihr ganzes Inventar zur Benutzung freigegeben, - vor allem in der Küche findet sich jedes Utensil! Im Garten gibt es zu jeder Sommerszeit etwas zu ernten, - wir hatten das Vergnügen reife Himbeeren und unendlich viele Renekloden ernten zu können. Der Garten ist sehr weitläufig, jeder findet ein stilles Plätzchen und es gibt keine Anlieger, die über den Zaun gucken. Der Hahn des Nachbars hat leider nicht ausgeschlafen und in Gedanken hatten wir ihn schon im Kochtopf, aber auch das hat unsere Liebe zu diesem Haus nicht getrübt. Die Kommunikation mot Carol war unkompliziert und prompt und wir fühlten uns gut versorgt. Der Ort St-Quentin de Baron ist für Liebhaber der Stille, des Kochens uns Weintrinkens perfekt. Zum Atlantik ist es allerdings recht weit, man fährt dann mindestens eine - bis eineinhalb Stunden. Dafür gibt es in der Nähe einen See mit Badestrand, zu dem man auch per Fahrrad fahren kann.Das war in diesem Jahr neu und muss sich noch etwas einspielen, aber das Wasser ist super und man könnte dort auch Wasserskifahren oder Tuben. Alles in allem hatten wir eine herrliche Zeit und würden jederzeit wieder hierher fahren!

Jean User Profile
August 2014
Nous avions choisi cette maison pour le charme qu'elle dégageait, les premiers contacts avec l'hôte ont été fort agréables, par courriel et téléphone. Ce fut un accueil amical et chaleureux. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette maison d'un charme fou, jolie, dans le bel écrin de son jardin aux multiples facettes. Rien de plus simple que de s'y sentir bien. Les petits y ont trouvé un paradis de jouets et des balançoires. Merci à Carol pour sa gentillesses et ses attentions J et M
Carol & Bruno User ProfileCarol & Bruno is a superhost.
Response from Carol & Bruno:
Bruno and I were delighted to get to know you over dinner at our farm mill house while your family was at La Forge. With children and grand children of similar ages to my own it was a bit like having our family for a visit. I'm always happy to see the garden enjoyed as well as the house....and it was never left as impeccable as you left it. Merci...I'm looking forward to meeting up again in your Bretagne! Carol
August 2014

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Carol & Bruno User ProfileCarol & Bruno is a superhost.

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 !

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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