About this listing
SUPER SPECIAL EXTENDED PRINTEMPS 2015!!
For bookings of 2 days SPA special..
Relax in a luxurious jacuzzi in an incredible location, at the top of a 16th century pigeon house, with views over garden and bottle of champagne provided! See details
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
Beautifully restored property with completely self contained appartment with 2 bedrooms plus a sofa bed.. Can sleep 2 people in the upstairs bedroom, and the bedroom downstairs has 2 single beds, and can also fit a cot or childs bed. There is also a sofa bed for 2 people in the salon. Consult us for special prices for longer stays, or make us an offer! Exposed beams and sandstone walls. Minutes from Unesco classed village Saint-Emilion, plus 40 minutes from the beautiful city of Bordeaux, also Unesco classed. All modern comforts, plus bicycle path at 500 metres leading to you 100 kms of paths admist the villages and countryside of the Gironde, and even to to seaside if you're really fit! We have a couple of bikes we can let you use free of charge, otherwise there is a bike rental agency at Créon, on the bicycle path. For all stays of a week a welcome basket is provided with wine and local produce. We accept smokers if they are happy to smoke either on the covered terrace or outside. Swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi on the premises as well, all free of charge, check with us for opening dates and availability. *
*** Note, new addition as of end april 2012, free WIFI access will be installed,with strong signal.
----------Breakfast details for stays less than a week-----------------
In the appartment I leave you fresh milk, tea and coffee for your arrival. There are 3 coffee machines, perculator, nespresso and italian style aluminum machine. In this way you can prepare your coffee and tea yourselves when you're ready, and I bring you each morning a croissant and a chocolatine freshly cooked (yumm) plus bread for each person, the standard french breakfast, plus orange juice, butter and jams. If you would prefer 2 croissants, or 2 chocolatines, or pain au raisin, instead of one of each for example please let me know in advance. I usually bring the tray and leave it outside your front door around 8h00 or 8h30,and on sundays a bit later (I have to get to the bakery as my baker doesn't deliver sunday!)
Let me know if you'll need it earlier than that.
--------- Nearest Aeroport-------------------------------------------------------The closest aeroport is BOREAUX MERIGNAC. 45 kms Pick up from aeroport is half the price of a taxi, so usually around 20/25 euros depending on time of day and if I am available. Note too that BERGERAC aeroport, serviced by RYANAIR, JETCOST, TRANSAVIA and others can get you a cheap flight from many places around europe. 64kms. I can come and pick you up for half the price of a taxi, around 30 euros, again depending on the time and if I am available and either drop you at Libourne to rent a car or home to the appartment
----------Nearest TRAIN STATION -------------------------------------------
SAINT EMILION - 13 kms. Very small station with not much availability, but the advantage once you are there is that you can visit St Emilion, a must, very beautiful village, lots to see and do, lots of cafés and restaurants open at all hours. For a taxi service to this location, again, half the price of a taxi, 10 euros. LIBOURNE. 22 kms. Moderate availability, a big station. Again, taxi service available for 15 euros. BORDEAUX. 40 kms. Very large station. Taxi service available for 20 euros. *** Always check with me beforehand if you're interested in my taxi service, if I'm ever in the area anyway,
I just ask you to pay a petrol charge.
There are two lines that leave from Bordeaux, one that arrives in TARGON and one that arrives in BRANNE. About a 45 minute trip, and I can come and pick you up from the village, both around 7 kms away. If you are coming without a car (possible as there is a small shop walking distance away and we have bikes for outings) I am happy to drive you to the local supermarket when I'm going for no charge. ** For larger groups I have a 7 seater car that you can hire on a daily or half daily basis. ** Ask me about the caves, underneath our village, I can take you on a tour if you like.... ** Meal of the Day can be arranged, either served in your appartment or at the family table, roast 2kg grain fed chicken with fresh vegetables and the best home made french fries in the area, cheese platter, coffee and freshly baked biscuits, plus all the wine you can drink... - all produce from within a 5 km radius and fresh on the day. Just one example daily meal. We need to know 24 hours in advance. From 15 to 20 euros all inclusive per person including wine, depending on the meal provided. ** For the history and archeaology lovers, a very old region, the local church is 10th century but much older than that, roman gold coins have been found on our grounds, and just metres away in Romagne, a farmer ploughing his land for planting vineyards came across the roof of an old building, when the archeological society came to investigate (a legal obligatgion) they excavated a roman ruin. When they were finished the farmer filled it back up again to plant his vines - wine is sacred....! Our neiqhbour has a well that half way down has a tunnel that leads somewhere - yet to be investigated... Previous guests are certain of having found markings of the cathar knights on a rocky road up to the main village from us. To be investigated....... Late Check in Reduction!! For stays of 3 nights or more, think about our late check in fee, when available. In this way if you arrive late, from 9pm onwards I only charge 2/3 of the regular rate so you are aren't penalised for missing out on half of the stay - I always thought hotels should do this when you arrive late only use the services for half of the time!!
PETS!!! Note that we have a dog and 3 cats. The dog, Doggy is in our part of the garden and can't leave, very strict regulations about dogs being enclosed here, so for those of you scared of dogs he can't get out (but actually loves being with people unfortunately for him!) We have 3 cats, ours that lives with the dog, and two other adopted cats found on the road and bottle fed so extremely affectionate, but not intrusive as well...
Comments about unruly kittens invading your appartment no longer applies, these kittens have all been placed.
Interaction with Guests
I am present on the property, available when you need me, but as discreet as possible! I love to interact with my guests when that is what they are looking for, but if they prefer more privacy that is fine for me, don't like to intrude...
Please ask us for beach towels for around the pool. Please do not take the house towels provided to the beach or to the pool. Consult us for pets.
Nous sommes resté deux jours dans cet petite maison très agréable au plein milieu des vignes !
L'hôte était vraiment très accueillante et au petit soin.
Simone was very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast in the morning was a nice touch. Great location for exploring the region.
If you're looking for a nice place to visit saint emilion, bordeaux and some vineyards, this is the place to be. There's a very clean pool that's actually pretty big compared to some other bed and breakfasts! Simone is also friendly, helpfull and social. She helped us set up a trip to a beautiful chateau. The loft where whe stayed was a bit too small to fit 6 ( 5 adults and a baby) but would be perfect for two couples or a small family. The house itself needs some cleaning up, there's still some work to do I guess. The pictures on the site look a bit too new compared to the state it is in right now.
Un lieu absolument magnifique au calme et très pratique pour visiter la région. Simone est une hôte adorable. Je recommande vivement!
Simone was very friendly and helpful but we were very disappointed with the quality of the accommodation, which we didn't feel lived up to either the photos or the price. It is a small place, which is no problem, but ventilation is bad so there is a damp smell. It was also very dusty. The location is very picturesque and the breakfast is a lovely touch.
Lovely host - Simone is very sweet. However, the place was far from clean when we arrived. Simone did spend the next 2-3 hours cleaning the place up. Not the best start though.
The style and design of the apartment is excellent.
However, we felt the place was a bit tired and maybe some new/recent photos should be uploaded because the photos show the property when it was in a different and better condition. Some maintenance work is required because the flat smells of damp and the upstairs shower leaks into the downstairs loo. The chimney also needs some work done because it leaks when it rains. Lots of little things need to be adjusted, fixed to make the place function as it was intended. There were also a lot of flies, spiders, insects - probably just the time of year- but not so pleasant!
We still had a brilliant time in Bordeaux and it is a fantastic location to explore the area. Chateau Roquefort and the cycle path were highlights - both around the corner from the apartment. Simone gave us lots of helpful information about this.
The breakfast provided each morning was a real plus.
We were a little disappointed in the place given the amount we paid.
My wife and I had a wonderful time. Simone is very welcoming and responsive to questions or (website hidden). Emilion is a great destination but we enjoyed the surrounding towns and countryside just as much. We took long walk's through the vineyards at night after experiencing the French countryside by day and highly recommend this apartment. I will miss the fresh croissants left outside my door every morning!
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About the Host, Simone
Hello and welcome! I will make sure that you feel comfortable and do all I can to make sure you have a wonderful stay. Please do not hesitate to ask for anything to turn your visit into great memories!