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St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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This romantic French country farmhouse nestled amongst the vines sits directly on the Dordogne river with private access and dock. This peaceful maison de famille lies just 15 minutes St. Emilion, with its world famous vineyards and chateaux and 50 minutes from the Unesco World heritage city Bordeaux. The open plan gourmet kitchen and dining for 6-8 with large stone fireplace opens up to a large double height living room with 2nd smaller dining or games table. The home has 4 large bedrooms, 2 with queen sized beds, one with a king and the 4th with two twins or a king. There are 3 full bathrooms plus a separate toilet. Extra room for 2 more can be found in the large den with a pull-out sofa and a day bed. The salt water, eco friendly pool is relaxing as is the stone terrace that overloo...This romantic French country farmhouse nestled amongst the vines sits directly on the Dordogne river with private access and dock. This peaceful maison de famille lies just 15 minutes St. Emilion, with its world famous vineyards and chateaux and 50 minutes from the Unesco World heritage city Bordeaux. The open plan gourmet kitchen and dining for 6-8 with large stone fireplace opens up to a large double height living room with 2nd smaller dining or games table. The home has 4 large bedrooms, 2 with queen sized beds, one with a king and the 4th with two twins or a king. There are 3 full bathrooms plus a separate toilet. Extra room for 2 more can be found in the large den with a pull-out sofa and a day bed. The salt water, eco friendly pool is relaxing as is the stone terrace that overlooks the peaceful river as it rolls by. The pool is wonderful in the summer but is not heated. Dining outside is set for six, but 8-10 can easy share the table. The home is ideal for 2 couples with children are there are two master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Biking (2 bikes included) down alongside the river, going to the Monday market in the nearby village and canoeing along the river (canoe & kayak included) make for the quintessential French country holiday. The riverside home is situated in a small village with a restaurant, small store & post office and is 7 minutes from Castillon with several restaurants, bars, 3 large grocery stores and many patisseries and butchers. An outdoor ping pong table is an added plus for the kids! There are many things to do in the area: biking, wine tasting & touring the Chateaux, touring the historic bastide towns surrounding the area, sampling the many fine restaurants and cafes, fishing, horseback riding, sampling home made artisanal foie gras and cheeses made locally as well as the famous Cap Ferret oysters sold in nearly every village on Sundays. There is swimming and boating at the the nearby lake and day trips to the Atlantic coast and the city of Bordeaux are very popular. There are several golf courses nearby. Wine tours and catering can be arranged upon request as well as additional house keeping or babysitting. ONLY accept bookings from Saturday to Saturday in high season**** We do offer the home & yard for small weddings if the guests stay 1 week in the house. Ask us! ****NEW FOR 2019 bookings*** from January to May, September 15th to December 15th: Le Priolet Package: 1. Dinner made for you at the house with your own French chef including a demo in English as well as a market visit with the chef. Ingredients for the dinner are at the guests' expense. 2. Wine tasting at hyper-local chateau plus an additional wine tasting experience at our wine purveyor in St. Emilion (prestige wines). Wines can be shipped home and you’ll eliminate 20% of the cost (tax-free). 5. Welcome Hamper to include local wines plus local cheese & bread & charcuterie. 6. Reservations made for you at 3 of our favourite restaurants in the area. *** This package is available during high season from May 31st to Sept 15th at an additional cost of 300 euros, but is included in the off season rentals.More
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About the Owner
Doni/Jennifer B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
Interaction with guests
We have a lovely caretaker named Nicole who will greet you and show you around. She is available to act as a concierge for extra charge; to stock fridge, reserve restaurants and wine outings. Her husband is the French chef as described in the little extra we provide to guests during shoulder season. She does not live on site but can be there in 5 minutes if anything at all comes up. We also have a wonderful handyman and a team of gardeners.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Anglo/ French family loved the house I chose, and we particularly liked the calm and tranquil location overlooking the river. We also loved the natural shade on the terrace provided by the trees . The house was ideal. Plenty of rooms, all very distinct...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We hope to host you again!

Reviewed 4 March 2019

We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday here and could not have had a more perfect week. The house is beautifully yet comfortably decorated and sits right on the Dordogne River. Meals overlooking the river, kayaking, sitting by the pool -- all wonderful ways to relax....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Nancy G
particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

We are thrilled that you had a memorable birthday celebration for your friend. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 23 February 2019

We stayed in this exemplary French Counrty house during the gorgeous autumn in France. This lovely riverside home is a private and cozy sanctuary only 30 minutues from the extraordinary World UNESCO Heritage village of Saint Emilion. The surrounding towns and villages are quaint quintessential...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

The area around our house is simply gorgeous with so much to do. Thank you for your comments & your lovely description of the area for others who may book the house. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 22 February 2019 via mobile

Ever since our time in Flaujagues we’ve been talking about how to retire there! The tranquility of the Dourdogne outside the kitchen door and feeling at home in someone else’s home was absolute bliss. This is a home w a perfect balance of amenities and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Cfalco4520
particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Thank you for you review -we wish we could retire there also! We are glad you took time to discover the beautiful region & the special cheese!

Reviewed 22 February 2019

This country house near St. Emilion made the best reunion spot for 6 college friends. We went near and far - there's so much to see and do within a few hours of the house. Bordeaux was an easy day trip, and best baguettes ever...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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particularlyparis, VR Owner at St. Emilion Riverside Retreat - An Idyllic Oasis Set Amongst the Vines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Thank you for your review & comments about our pool. We love it & are happy that you did too! Come back again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Quiet yet near many sites, the country farmhouse is set amongst the vines alongside the famous Dordogne river which said to the be the cleanest river in France. We are 15 minutes from St. Emilion and 7 minutes from Castilion la Bataille where the last battle of the 100 years war took place. The reenactment of that famous battle is held every year in Castillion. We are 1 hour from the gorgeous beaches of Cap Ferret on the Atlantic coast and approximately 50 minutes from the beautiful city of Bordeaux. St. Emilion, Bordeaux, Cotes de Castillion, Pommerol and Sauternes wines are all made nearby.
Getting around
You will need a car rental at this location. However, one can train into Bordeaux from the nearby train station of Castillon-la-Bataille and the ride is just about 30 minutes to Bordeaux city. The drive takes 45 minutes.
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