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Maison Metcalf

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Gite | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

​Maison Metcalf comfortably sleeps 12 and can accommodate up to 14

A spacious, 19th century, typically French Maison de Maitre country house, Maison Metcalf is perfectly positioned as an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery and diversity of south western France. It is the perfect place where the entire family or a big group of friends can come together for that special holiday or celebration. We are situated in a rural setting, fulfilling that "let's get away from it all" desire, yet we are an easy cycle ride to the local village. The superb vineyards of Bordeaux and the popular Cognac region are near enough for wonderful day trip visits. The Dordogne, Gironde, Charente and Charente-Maritime are all within easy access. There are several market towns nearby and the area is well served by good local and international style restaurants. We are surrounded by chateaux, churches and abbeys

Ground floor: A wide, welcoming entrance hall with doors to the kitchen, dining room and the lounge, with a wc at the far end near the stairs. The large, farm house kitchen with handy centre island has everything required to cook up a storm for a crowd; a brand new Smeg cooker, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and enough pots and pans, small appliances and gadgets to ensure a comfortable stay. The dining room is a large, bright room with a table that seats up to sixteen. The lounge has comfy sofas, a TV, dvd, xbox, wii and numerous books in English, French and Dutch. High ceilings, exposed beams and original fireplaces in these rooms add to the character of this lovely home. The period staircase leads up the the bedrooms and play area.

First floor: Maison Metcalf has six double bedrooms. Sauternes with super king size bed and en-suite, Rothschild with double bed and en-suite, at the end of the passage with its own entrance is family suite, Pomerol. Pétrus with double bed and twin room Lalande form part of Pomerol and share a bathroom. At the near end of the passage, also with its own entrance and passage is a huge space that guests use as a play area. This area has an open plan lounge with comfy sofas and TV, board games and puzzles, a dining table that seats six, and a kitchen, complete with new cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster. A set of stairs leads up to bedrooms Frapin with double bed and twin room Camus. These rooms share a full bathroom (separate shower and bath). This area has proven popular with those who have little ones in a large group. Breakfast can be eaten here and early risers are entertained with no disturbance to the rest of your group. .

Whether it is a noisy game of foosball, or a quiet reading corner you are after, Maison Metcalf has all the internal space necessary to fulfill everyone's needs.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach 2 minute drive 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, 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 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Dordogne region

On the cusp of the Dordogne with easy access to the Charente, Charente Maritime and the Gironde, Maison Metcalf is perfectly positioned to explore not only the Dordogne, but also its equally remarkable neighbouring regions. Bordeaux, Perigeux and Angoulême are all under an hour's drive and promises great day trips for the entire family. The nearest beach is at the hidden gem, Le Paradou leisure park, within walking distance from us! The seaside town of Royan is about an 80 minute drive. Famous Unesco world heritage village Saint Emilion is a scenic 35 minute drive. Just over an hour is the village of Villars with its famous prehistoric caves. Many churches and abbeys are scattered in the countryside around us. Whatever the direction, you are sure to discover the hidden treasures of the four regions - not too far from Maison Metcalf.


With so much to see and do around us you are guaranteed a fun-filled holiday!

Wine & Cognac:

The vineyards of Saint Emilion is 30min away. In June we celebrate the Early Harvest festival and in September it is time to lift a glass to the Late Harvest...a great time to visit us and join in the fun. If your preference is a crisp, white then head to the Entre-deux-mers region, 40min from us, or go a little further afield and explore the Medoc area - 90min of which 40min is a wonderful ferry ride across the estuary. We are equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac; a visit to one of the many Cognac distilleries makes for a great day out.

Historical sites:

A plethora of historical villages and churches scatter the countryside around us - many within a 15 minute radius. The romanesque church with its magnificent XII façade in St Privat-des-Prés, Feseltemp's fortified church with beautiful frescoes dating back to the Renaissance and St Aulaye, the only walled town in the Périgord. Definitely worth a visit is the subterranean church at Aubeterre, the medieval village of Saint Emilion, Vayeres castle at Libourne and the abbey at Echournac to name but a few of the sites under an hour's drive from us.


If its a more action packed holiday you are after we are sure you will not be bored. On our doorstep we have: kayaking/canoeing down the river Dronne, Tarzan swinging in the trees and archery at Saint Aulaye. Horse riding, fishing, cycling and hiking at La Roche Chalais. Golf at Aubeterre (we have the clubs!), and Le Paradou pleasure park just up the road from us has a tennis court, table tennis tables, trampolines, a kids play area with bouncy castles, go-karting, mini-golf, pedaloes on the lake, boules pitch and so much more to offer the young ones.

Markets & Shopping

Almost every small village in France has a weekly market and our nearest village, La Roche Chalais has its on a Saturday. Chalais a bit further on is every Monday and of course, Riberac 30min away has the largest market in the Perigord....well worth a visit! Those after the quintessential French memento or gift will find an array of pottery studios, art galleries and a lovely home ware boutique in Aubeterre. Designer shops with fabulous French labels line the cobbles streets of Libourne, 35 minutes from us, Angouleme and Bordeaux.

Dining Out:

We have numerous wonderful restaurants around us. Le Bontemps in La Roche Chalais offers delicious, traditional French food. Talleyrand Chateau in Chalais has an exquisite menu and is said to equal any 5* Parisian restaurant. We even have a great tex-mex restaurant in Parcoul, the Pink Flamingo, that serves good Mexican dishes - and cocktails too!

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22 Nov 2014


"Wonderful holiday, loads of activities for kids, relaxing for adults. And very friendly hosts!"

We had a wonderful holiday at Maison Metcalf! The kids absolutely loved the pool, running around the big orchard, and feeding the goats. Dave and Lee were great hosts, and did everything possible to m… More

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Calendar last updated:15 Dec 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

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