Self-catering vacation farmhouse in South West France

Saint-Aubin-de-Branne

Saint-Aubin-de-Branne, Gironde, Aquitaine

Reference33011

Sleeps12

Bedrooms5

Bathrooms4

La Girondaise

Introduction

Beautifully restored, large farmhouse set in 1 hectare of private grounds in the famous wine-producing area surrounding Saint-Émilion (15 minutes), just 40 minutes from Bordeaux.

The property has been completely renovated to a very high standard and features an architect-designed, award-winning private heated swimming pool 15m x 4.5m with lovely stone decoration, taken directly from the hillside, creating a unique amphitheatre-style setting.

Large sun-terrace with loungers and pool-side bathroom. Lawned garden and woodland.
Badminton, darts and croquet.

Fantastic, shaded dining terrace with table and chairs, BBQ and summer kitchen.

Superb interior accommodation with farmhouse-style kitchen, two living rooms with UK satellite channels, Wi-Fi internet and 5 bedrooms; 4 double rooms and 1 family room with 4 single beds. Two ensuite bathrooms plus two family bathrooms.

Amenities, including restaurants and supermarket in Branne, 5 minutes drive.

Bordeaux 40 minutes.

Details

Entrance into;

Kitchen, farm-house-style - with beamed ceiling, dining table, central island, gas range-cooker, microwave, American-style fridge freezer, bar and stools and dishwasher.
Door to terrace.

Utility room with washing machine, dryer and sink.

Separate WC and hand basin.

Living room (1) with exposed stone walls and door to terrace.
Wi-Fi internet.

Living room (2) with fireplace and beamed ceiling. TV with some UK news channels.
Door to terrace.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite jacuzzi bath / shower, separate shower and hand basin.

Separate WC.

Bedroom 2, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 3, double with ensuite WC, a bath / shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, double.

Bedroom 5, four singles (low beam).

Separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

1 hectare of private grounds with lawns, grassed area and woodland.

Private heated pool 15m x 4.5m with shallow, paddling 'plage' and steps. (Depth 1.20m - 2m)
Sun terrace with loungers.
(Some old stone steps, may not be suitable for elderly).

Pool-house with WC and shower.

Table tennis, badminton, darts, archery equipment, croquet and boules.

Large, shaded dining area with table and chairs. Summer kitchen with BBQ.

Private drive and plenty of parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
03/09/2016 01/10/2016 September € 2,700 £ 2,309 $ 3,013
01/10/2016 17/12/2016 October to December € 2,300 £ 1,967 $ 2,567
17/12/2016 07/01/2017 Christmas & New Year € 2,500 £ 2,138 $ 2,790
07/01/2017 08/04/2017 January to early April € 2,300 £ 1,967 $ 2,567
08/04/2017 01/07/2017 Mid-April, May & June € 2,700 £ 2,309 $ 3,013
01/07/2017 02/09/2017 July & August € 5,855 £ 5,007 $ 6,535
02/09/2017 30/09/2017 September € 2,700 £ 2,309 $ 3,013
30/09/2017 15/12/2017 October to December € 2,300 £ 1,967 $ 2,567
Refundable Security Bond € 750
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
  • Winter central heating when used (usually mid October to mid April) : €300 per week
  • Wood logs €75 / m3 to be ordered upon reservation
  • Pool heated from 1st June to end August included in rental rate. For other dates pool can be heated at additional charge of 200 Euros per week.
  • Additional change of bed and bath linen available at 15 Euros per bedroom.

Location

The property is situated in secluded, open countryside 15 minutes from the famous, wine-producing village of Saint-Émilion.

Amenities, including restaurants and supermarket in Branne, 5 minutes drive.

Further amenities and restaurants in many of the surrounding towns and villages.

Supermarkets, all shops and café bars / restaurants (from brasseries to Michelin-starred) in Libourne, 30 minutes. Street market 3 times per week.

Bordeaux 45 minutes.

Reviews

« Just want to thank you for letting us share your beautiful home.
We had a fantastic week there and loved the house so much. It felt so homely and we could have not wished for anything better. »  Ruth M. and family (UK)

« The house is just AMAZING!!!! I stayed in Bordeaux for 10 days, unfortunately the weather was not the best but we really enjoyed the house. Warm and cozy, with lovely furniture. I found the house clean and in perfect condition. Chantal the owner was so helpful in everything and made sure we had all comfort and suggestions for the area. I really recommend this villa to people who love the real beauty. »  Barbara & Rob - LA, USA

« We will book 2 weeks next time! We loved this house - so comfortable, there was nothing we would change. Also the beautiful pool area! Overall, really lovely part of France, loved the wines and food! P.s. next door's produce (organic farm) sold on Tuesday evenings was delicious - highly recommended! »  Karen W - West Sussex, England

« Once again our family of four stayed at this amazing home. For a few days of our week's stay, we were 11 people between the ages of 5-50 and whether we were sitting by the pool or eating meals on the terrace, there was plenty of space to enjoy bonding time with others or moments of solitude. This was our second stay at this bucolic location and I'm sure that we will return. »  Carlton D. New York USA

« We found a delight at the end of the Escambert driveway: a three story stone house, lovingly restored with new top end bath and kitchen appliances, in a beautiful setting inspired by an old neighborhood limestone quarry. The house provided our party of eight with lots of elbow room for relaxing, gathering around the dining table or a wood-burning fireplace. While less than an hour from the City of Bordeaux, the house is located in beautiful, quiet countryside. The location, several miles south of St. Emilion, was great for our adventures: a day trip to the Lascaux Cave and the Dordogne region, visits to left and right bank wineries and only several hours to the foot of the Pyrénées. The owner was very gracious and helpful in setting up tasting visits to select wineries and enlisting her friends to provide other winery recommendations. I don’t think we could have found a more delightful place to stay for our visit to the Bordeaux region; our two weeks went entirely too quickly. »  Ralph S. Los Angeles, CA USA

« The F. and S. families stayed at the villa for 5 days. It was awesome! We saw so many things, most notably six wineries. Saint-Émilion was our favorite town and Château Haut Brion and Margaux were our favorite wineries.
But we loved the villa the most! »  Michelle F - Los Angeles, CA USA

« Merci! Nous avons passé dans votre superbe maison un séjour enchanteur! »  Pauline B - Bruxelles, Belgique

« Such a lovely house ! Warm and comfortable - especially the beds! Unfortunately for us, we have had to leave after only five days but we will always remember our time here: the visually stunning swimming pool, the lovely grounds and the fun we had around the large kitchen table. »  Charlotte & Jeremy E - Devon, UK

« Pool is beautiful, facilities are amazing and location is fantastic with Saint-Émilion a short drive away making it perfect for a day trip. Would be happy to visit again as soon as possible! Thanks for an amazing stay! »  Daryl D - UK

« The house, pool and surroundings were just perfect for a family holiday with friends. Off to Northern France before travelling back to Scotland. We hope to return before too long! Thank you for a wonderful holiday! »  Jeffrey S - Scotland, UK

« Splendide endroit féerique et calme. Grand domaine somptueux comportant plusieurs coins sympathiques où on peut organiser des activités diverses ou se retirer pour une sieste. La piscine et le master room sont dignes d'une villa à Hollywood. Grande cuisine super-bien équipée. Décoration de divers styles se mariant parfaitement et de très bon goût. Les autres accomodations (salons, chambres, salles de bain,...) en parfait état. Accueil et contacts chaleureux. En bref (le beau temps aidant) LUXE,CALME et VOLUPTE. »  Alex & Marie Paule - Belgique

« One of our best holiday ever! We rented this beautiful country villa in South Western France with some friends for 2 weeks last summer and we had one of our best holiday ever! The house is big, laid out in a very beautiful way, immensely comfortable and very tastefully furnished. I was very impressed by the equipment in the huge kitchen, you'll find everything you need to cook your every day meals with the added pleasure of cooking in a space that makes it a pleasure to do so. We found you could buy fresh organic vegetables & fruit from the farm next door, and we only ate out a couple of times in the local restaurants, opting to enjoy informal meals at the vast refectory table - we managed a dinner for 14 easily one night - and alternated this with barbecuing in the lovely space set just up from the pool.
But the pool is the jewel in the crown. It is just beautiful. Spectacular in fact. You can't really prepare yourself for the first time you turn the corner and look out over this amazing space carved right out of the hillside. The pool sits among columns from where the natural stone has been carefully carved away. At night the lighting design emphasises the dramatic stone landscape and makes the space even more inviting for midnight swims! I would certainly recommend this place to anyone and we will be going again in the future. »  Cri & Phil H - London, UK

« An experience of a lifetime...This beautifully restored farmhouse and it's impeccable and spacious grounds was such an 'over-the-top' experience, that we found ourselves not wanting to leave the property for our daytime excursions. The home is ideally located between Bordeaux and Saint Emilion; we were able to take day trips throughout the Region. The owner, whose English is perfect, was very helpful. She has a book of suggested restaurants which we found incredible. A few months back at home in Newport Beach, Ca I already yearn to return. »  Marta S - Newport Beach, CA, USA

« We are back in Canada now. We enjoyed our week very much We loved the house - the pool was fantastic, and the 3 younger children had a wonderful time exploring the caves. They also enjoyed the tree climbing place. La Sauve Majeure - really enjoyed this, and canoeing. We went all the way to Canoe Vacance in La Roque - a good day trip and beautiful views along the Dordogne. Many thanks for a great week. Cheers and happy Bastille day! »  Myers Family

« Thank you both for a wonderful and relaxing week. The house is beautiful and experiences memorable. A week was not long enough. We are all enjoying our stay. Could I please ask where your bedding is from. »  Tippett Family - UK

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