House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Recently refurbished by its architect owner, a tasteful high specification 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house sleeping 10 people. A true home from home. Light and airy and predominantly open plan. Beautiful mature gardens extending to approximately 1 acre with private pool, delightful sun terrace with plenty of sun loungers and shaded barbecue area. Fantastic views over surrounding countryside.
Ideal for a family holiday. Great base for discovering this beautiful wine region. Village amenities a short stroll away and the larger medieval walled town of Monsegur is a 10 minute drive. Tennis court just across the road.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon/Atlantic coast|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux/Bergerac, Nearest railway: Langon|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The main ground floor living area is predominantly open plan with numerous French windows opening out onto a full width sun terrace incorporating a covered barbecue/alfresco eating area at one end. For cooler months there is a log burning stove to the snug part of the living area which also features a flat screen TV with English satellite channels , DVD player, CD player, ipod docking station and PlayStation.
There are 5 bedrooms, 2 of which have en suite bathrooms. The other 2 bathrooms are located close to the remaining bedrooms. There is 1 king sized bed and 3 of the bedrooms have single beds that can be made up as super king beds. The remaining bedroom has a bunk bed. All the bedrooms are of a good size and have quality, comfortable beds imported from the UK and superior bed linen.
At the heart of the house is a soaring double height volume with a mezzanine gallery and further French windows and balcony at first floor providing magnificent panoramic views over the valley beyond.
Furnishings and fittings throughout are new and modern. The kitchen is fully fitted with granite work surfaces, large gas range cooker, dishwasher, large fridge, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and kettle. A substantial farmhouse style table allows internal dining if desired. There are 2 sitting areas, one downstairs with TV etc. and one upstairs for quieter relaxation.
Kitchen appliances are supplemented in the garage by a further drinks fridge/freezer and a washing machine. There is an outside area for drying clothes.
|Further details outdoors|
Spacious sun terrace incorporating a covered barbecue area. Large cafe-style sun parasol, plenty of sun loungers and beds and outside sun sofa.
Steps lead from the house sun terrace down to the swimming pool and surrounding garden area. There is a gate at the foot of the steps. The pool has Roman steps and a further sunbathing terrace. The pool is not fenced but has an alarm and good visibility from the house and terrace. We recommend that extra vigilance is taken with small children.
The landscaped gardens are fully fenced, extend to almost 1 acre and are mostly to lawn with lush bands of mature planting including olive, cherry and walnut trees. There is a toddler swing, tree swing and a climbing tower. There is a table tennis table for use in the garage.
The house is accessed by a large private drive and has off road parking areas.
Just across the road is a communal tennis court with an all weather surface, we have tennis rackets for your use.
A small welcome pack will be at the house on your arrival.
The housekeeper also offers catering, extra cleaning and bed linen changing, if required, at your own cost.
There are pool towels at the property.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The renowned Bordeaux wine region extends to 1 000 square kilometres and is the largest in the world. With excellent, quiet roads meandering their way through rolling countryside, the house is an ideal base for exploring ancient towns, chateaux and vineyards without the tourists and traffic of the ubiquitous Dordogne region. Wine tasting opportunities abound including St Emilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Graves and Margaux.
Over 2 200 hours of sunshine a year make the Bordeaux area similar to the Mediterranean. Rain does of course fall on occasion which creates the green floral environment so attractive of the area.
The location of south west France allows ready access to Spain and the Pyrenees within a few short hours by car.
Skiing for a day is now possible with the opening of the new A64-takes 2 1/2 hours to get to La Mongie resort in Pyrenees.
Situated in the Entre Deux Mers wine region of the Gironde (department 33, also known as Aquitaine), the sleepy village of St Vivien de Monsegur sits in rolling hills approximately 40 miles south east of Bordeaux. The fertile landscape of the area is widely acknowledged as being the prettiest of the region with vineyards interspersed with pasture, orchards and woodland across rolling hills topped with sun soaked medieval villages.
The village and house itself are at the top of a valley and both share a beautiful vista across a small stream to the valley floor with sunflower fields, woods and vineyards beyond.
Within a short stroll you will find a small supermarket, bar, restaurant and ancient church.
Golf, fishing, cycling, walking, swimming, boating, bird watching, horse riding and tennis are all available
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26 Mar 2014
"Great house with real style and space!"
My wife and I stayed here with 4 friends last September and enjoyed everything the house and area has to offer. Fantastic weather ensured we made good use of the pool and memorable day trips to Bordea… More
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