House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated in a quiet vineyard hamlet yet just a 15 minute drive to the Bordeaux tramway.
The house, in the grounds of a former wine chateau, is comfortable and tastefully furnished with exposed beams and stone walls.
Chez Emilion is an 18th century farmhouse set in 2 acre gardens. Solar heated pool, 6 person hot tub, fast Wi-Fi, friendly donkeys, chickens etc.
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within 30 minutes: Bordeaux , St Emilion & Blaye.
Bordeaux Merignac airport 30 mins.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lacanau / Arcachon 75 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux Merignac 30 km, Nearest railway: Gauriaguet 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
• 2 of the bedrooms have king-size beds - UK size - and en-suite shower rooms with toilets.
• Flat screen TV.
• Fast 24 hour wireless broadband connection
• English satellite TV.
• Raclette set – for meat, cheese & vegetables
• the air conditioning is a portable unit.
• Wheelchair access & adapted shower
• Quality ironed linen
The ground floor shower is accessible for wheelchair users.
|Further details outdoors|
A children's paradise! There is lots of space for children to play in the large gardens.
- Animals including 4 friendly donkeys, angora goat, chickens, guinea fowl, hedgehogs and other wildlife
- A 3 metre trampoline with safety net, swings, slide.
- ping-pong and table football in the games room.
Pool. The owners may use the pool from time to time early morning etc but generally guests have exclusive use.
Changeover day is Saturday.
Minimum booking in July & August is two weeks.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within a 30 minute drive: Bordeaux, St Emilion and Blaye Citadel..
A 15 minute drive to the Bordeaux tram terminus. Take a relaxing journey into the centre of Bordeaux.
Well over 2000 years old the town has a wealth of architectural gems: cathedrals, museums, 18th century houses and riverside quays. You can enjoy a stroll along the lovely avenues & quaint, narrow streets. Marvel at the glorious churches or cruise the Garonne River.
Attractions include the Grand Theatre, the Place de la Bourse and the stunning Eglise Notre Dame. Bordeaux also boasts nine public museums.
This entirely pedestrianised street is over a kilometre long and offers some of the best shopping in Bordeaux. It is one of the oldest streets in town, dating back to the Roman period.
This is the city’s cultural icon, built between 1773 and 1780 as a testament to the growing prosperity of Bordeaux’s emerging bourgeoisie. This glorious building is one of the last remaining 18th century theatres in the world. The theatre is still used as an opera house and performance hall.
Cathedral of St Andre
The largest church in Bordeaux. It contains some impressive 13th century sculptures and a 47 metre belfry tower, built in the 15th century.
Bordeaux Wine Region
Bordeaux is the red wine capital of the world. It is truly a wine lover's Mecca, boasting over fifty appellations and nearly 10,000 chateaux. Discover first-hand the sophistication and exquisite appeal of the world's finest wines: Lafite, Mouton, Latour, Pomerol, St Emilion Graves, Fronsac and many others.
At the end of the garden are the vineyards of chateau Baillargeau, an extremely good quality Bordeaux wine. There is a Cave Cooperative in the next village where you can taste and buy many local wines.
St Emilion is a 30 minutes drive. This medieval town stands proudly at the top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley.
It is an incredible open-air museum. The most surprising remains are with no doubt its underground monuments: galleries covering more than 70 ha. (about 150 acres) and the breathtaking monolithic church, dug out of solid limestone.
The Medoc is about 45 minutes. There you can follow the wine trail around vineyards of Margaux, Rothschild, St Julien, Lynch Barges, Pichon Longueville…
The Atlantic coast - one hour.
A lively seaside town on the bay of Arcachon with many restaurants, shops, a Casino, a fisherman's and sailing port that can harbour almost 2500 boats, and the choice of a large variety of sports and cultural pastimes.
Situated in the heart of the Médoc peninsula, Lacanau is both an immense beach (more than 14 km) on the Atlantic coast and a vast 2000 ha lake.
Dune of Pyla
The highest dune in Europe. This dune reaches a height of 107m. At this summit, the view is spectacular with the ocean coast, the inlet of the Bay, the large pine forest and, when the sky is very clear, the Pyrenees.
More than 13 kilometres of long, golden, beautiful and wild beaches. Eat al fresco in small village of restaurants between the dunes and the pine forest.
• Prehistoric caves with etchings from 42,000 years ago at the caves of Pair non Pair.
• 100s of chateaux for wine tasting.
• A 15 minutes drive to the Bordeaux tramway system - the best way to get around Bordeaux.
• Notre Dame De Meslier- 2 minutes. Shrine to the Virgin Mary where miracle cures were said to have taken place as at Lourdes.
• Chateaux visits.
• Gourmet restaurants & inexpensive bistros providing good home cooking
• Browse the local markets for fresh produce - cheeses, seafood…
• Walking & cycling.
• Fishing in the nearby lakes.
There is also a corner shop within walking distance.
The nearest village for shopping is Peujard, a 3 minute drive, and the nearest small town St Andre de Cubzac, 5 minutes with several supermarkets.
Bordeaux is 25 minutes away.
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4 Nov 2013
My wife and I and our three adult children spent 4 terrific weeks at Chez Emilion. We were looking for a house that easily accommodate us and that meant good sized bedrooms and at least three bathroom… More
18 Aug 2013
"Outstanding in every way!"
Chez Emilion is faultless really, I defy anyone to find it lacking in any way. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are perfect for guests with restricted mobility or as in the case of our daughter a w… More
13 Aug 2012
"Wonderful Family Holiday"
This house is a fabulous place to base yourself for a family holiday in the Bordeaux area. Lesley and David are the perfect hosts who will give you lots of practical information on places to go, loca… More
14 Jun 2012
"Peaceful, beautiful and a wonderful place to venture out from to see the sights"
This location is perfect as long as you are prepared to rent a car. The location is close to Bordeaux - with an easy tram ride into the heart of the city so you don't have to worry about driving… More
12 Jun 2012
"Tranquility Rossignol style!"
What a wonderful week we have all just spent Les Rossignols, being a family of 5 – (three teenagers including a wheelchair user) it has often been a struggle to keep us all happy but not on this holiday! The downstairs bedroom & shower room worked well with the wheelchair and we certainly had everything we could possibly need.
The accommodation and grounds are stunning and with so much space and all the lovely touches throughout we could quite happily have stayed there forever. The pool and spa offer the best of both worlds and we just loved sharing our holiday experience with all the animals - especially the chickens, guinea fowl & donkeys. Everything felt so friendly and relaxing, the weather was a bonus but we would still have had a lovely time without the sunshine. What really made our holiday so special was the kindness and hospitality shown by our hosts, it was very reassuring to know they were there to help and advise whenever needed and obviously nothing is ever too much trouble. The tram trip into Bordeaux was stress free and the wine tasting which was arranged for us was delightful (our 18 bottles made it home intact). Can't wait to return next year but we all have lovely holiday memories until then. I cannot imagine anyone staying at Les Rossignols not loving everything about it. We have already booked another 2 weeks for next year so here's to our next visit. CAN'T WAIT!
5 Jun 2011
"Paradise for families! Huge, safe gardens with enclosed pool, hot tub and fabulously clean and practical accommodation."
The house is, by far, the cleanest and nicest we've ever stayed in. Lovely, airy rooms, including one on the ground floor, which would be ideal for eg grandparents. We stayed for a week in June: … More
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