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House Of Vaure: Historic Manor House near Bordeaux, France

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum
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Set on its own hill with stunning views and surrounded by sunflower and maize fields, the estate dates back from the 16th century and was more recently used as a cognac estate with a distillery at the back of the house. The property comprises a large 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom manor house with large heated swimming pool, games barn and yoga/fitness studio set within pretty grounds. For guests who require extra accommodation there are also a further 2 cottages on the estate, a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage and a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage each with their own private entrances and grounds. The estate can be rented in its entirety or separately so wether you are looking for a grand 6 bedroom house or a cosy two bedroom cottage, we can accommodate you. All houses have been converted to provide spa...Set on its own hill with stunning views and surrounded by sunflower and maize fields, the estate dates back from the 16th century and was more recently used as a cognac estate with a distillery at the back of the house. The property comprises a large 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom manor house with large heated swimming pool, games barn and yoga/fitness studio set within pretty grounds. For guests who require extra accommodation there are also a further 2 cottages on the estate, a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage and a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage each with their own private entrances and grounds. The estate can be rented in its entirety or separately so wether you are looking for a grand 6 bedroom house or a cosy two bedroom cottage, we can accommodate you. All houses have been converted to provide spacious, comfortable and stylish accommodation. Central heating and log fires provide a cosy welcome in winter. The heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) is in a sunny corner, protected by an alarm. Next to the pool is a large barn with sauna, badminton court and table tennis, which can also be used as a shady space for barbecues. Next to the games barn is our yoga/fitness studio with wood floors and views onto the pool. The lawns are large enough for active games such as football/cricket/boules. The barn next to the house, once the stables, has space for several cars. The estate offers lovely views, peace and tranquility yet is within striking distance of the coast and historic towns such as Cognac, Bordeaux, St. Emilion and Angoulème. Closer still is the beautiful village of Aubeterre where you can easily spend the day sampling the lovely restaurants, art galleries and shops. The nearest town is Brossac, a 5 minute drive away, and has a market and plenty of shops and other services: banking, pharmacy, post office, hairdressers, tabac, bakeries, convenience store, butcher, garage and petrol station and a very good pizza restaurant. The village centre also has 2 tennis courts that can be rented by popping into the Pharmacy. For more shopping, the town of Chalais is only about 15 minute’s drive, and has a good Intermarché supermarket, and all the usual shops you’d expect in a small town, as well as a superb restaurant called le Relais du Chateau, perched high above the town, and a very friendly restaurant called la Bonne Humeur in the centre which has a wonderful outdoor grill. I have heard the creme brulee is the best in the region. Ten minutes' drive from the house just outside Brossac, you'll also find the Etang Vallier lake complex, where there is a lovely man-made beach surrounding the lake; you can sunbathe, swim, fish or picnic, and for a very small fee can hire kayaks to use on the lake, go wake-boarding, play mini golf, table tennis or squash, swim in the indoor pool, little children can play on the equipment or you can have a drink, ice cream, meal or snack at the bar/restaurant. On Friday there is happy hour where all the activities are free so the children can play while you relax in the bar, and chat to the very friendly locals, French, British ex-pats and a few Dutch and other assorted nationalities. There are biking and hiking trails all around through stunning countryside, and many of these also have little adventure trails with monkey bars, climbing frames etc., for children. The Dordogne, Charente Maritime, and Aquitaine are each no more than 15 minutes away. It is a beautiful rural area, with woodland, farms, vines and sunflowers everywhere you look and there is a huge amount to do in the area, if you’ve had enough of relaxation; historical areas to visit, museums and galleries and a multitude of water-parks, sports facilities and children’s activities within a short drive. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, some incredibly good value for money. The weather in the area is amongst the best that can be found in France, with the second highest annual level of sunshine in the country.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pool must be covered every evening All sun lounger mattresses must be stored in the barn overnight - not left out All outside umbrellas to be put down overnight Absolutely no Glass by pool Any damage must be reported immediately
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Ian S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

An extended family trip of 16 of us enjoyed a wonderful week at La Maison and La petite Maison. Both have been refurbished to a high standard and are beautifully and stylishly decorated. Very comfortable houses with excellent facilities and very well equipped. We enjoyed...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank SaO15
maisondelavaure, VR Owner at Maison De La Vaure: Historic Manor House near Bordeaux, France, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Dear Sarah What a lovely review! We are reading this beaming from ear to ear. Thank you for being such wonderful guests and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Wishes Ian & Phil

Reviewed 9 July 2019

We recently hosted a cookery trip at this fabulous location. The accommodation was absolutely immaculate throughout and the interiors are what would be expected of a 5* boutique hotel. The grounds and swimming pool are simply stunning. The owners; Phil & Ian, are so helpful...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Louise H
maisondelavaure, VR Owner at Maison De La Vaure: Historic Manor House near Bordeaux, France, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

We are so pleased you and you cooking school guests had a good time and we cant wait to welcome you back next year!

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Reviewed 4 June 2019

We have all had the most amazing week away at Maison de la Vaure. The house and grounds are simply stunning, beautifully renovated and furnished. There's plenty of space inside and out, enabling the 12 of us to have quality time together away from our...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank nadinericketts82
maisondelavaure, VR Owner at Maison De La Vaure: Historic Manor House near Bordeaux, France, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Nadine! thank you for such a wonderful review. We're so thrilled you had such a good time. Please do come back and stay any time xx

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful weekend here - such a beautiful place to stay - good food, lovely surroundings, it was comfortable and clean and our hosts could not have made us more welcome! Thank you so much for your hospitality - cannot recommend this place...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Companion02424856661
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I went here on a yoga retreat during October 2018 and it was wonderful. The scenery and views and facilities were dreamy and the food was abundant and tasty. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing, welcoming stay. I shall be returning ASAP! You...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank rachelbright
Tourist723766, VR Owner at Maison De La Vaure: Historic Manor House near Bordeaux, France, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thanks Rachel for your kind words. We're so pleased you had a good time and we're looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The estate offers lovely views, peace and tranquility yet is within striking distance of the coast and historic towns such as Cognac, Bordeaux, St. Emilion and Angoulème. Closer still is the beautiful village of Aubeterre where you can easily spend the day sampling the lovely restaurants, art galleries and shops. The nearest town is Brossac, a 5 minute drive away, and has a market and plenty of shops and other services: banking, pharmacy, post office, hairdressers, tabac, bakeries, convenience store, butcher, garage and petrol station and a very good pizza restaurant. The village centre also has 2 tennis courts that can be rented by popping into the Pharmacy. For more shopping, the town of Chalais is only about 15 minute’s drive, and has a
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