Maison de Milon
Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Maison de Milon is a delightful, eighteenth century, limestone farmhouse situated in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region with sweeping views of surrounding vineyards. Set in 3 acres of gardens with large private pool, it enjoys a secluded and peaceful setting that is perfect for family and large group holidays.
This six-bedroom farmhouse has been recently renovated and decorated to a high standard that enhances its period features (Girondine stone fireplaces, exposed limestone interior walls, beamed ceilings and tiled floors) whilst providing all the comforts of modern living. It is also eco-friendly with a newly-installed geo-thermal system that provides all central heating and hot water for the house.
Situated in the French Gironde, just 10 minutes from the stunning medieval town and world heritage site of St. Emilion, it is an ideal location for wine-lovers to visit the picturesque wine chateaux of St Emilion and other famous Bordeaux vineyards such as Pomerol and Fronsac. Close by is the small village of Les Artigues de Lussac where boulangerie, boucherie and general store provide basic amenities.
Maison de Milon offers spacious, comfortable and child-friendly accommodation with 6 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 triple and 2 twins) and 4 bathrooms suitable for up to 13 guests plus 2 babies/toddlers. The house also benefits from a second TV/sitting room and kitchen as well as cosy kids den.
There is ample outdoor living space including an enclosed, landscaped pool area that encompasses the large terraced saltwater swimming pool, ancient stone well, mature flowering trees and plants and large covered dining terrace. The rest of the gardens provide lawn areas for outside games, varied fruit and nut trees for both climbing and picking and several different seating areas for outdoor wining and dining.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 75 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux & Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: Libourne 13 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, 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, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The interconnecting main salon and kitchen share a lovely rustic charm - heavy oak beams, limestone walls and traditional girondine fireplaces - combined with modern home comforts of satellite TV, Dvd player, Ipod dock and kitchen appliances etc. Both have sets of french doors onto terraces. A selection of books, magazines, recipe books, cds, dvds and games here and throughout the house add to the homely feel and provide entertainment for all the family. WiFi internet access is provided.
Next to the kitchen is a bright and airy utility room and a separate W.C. A second sitting room, also with satelite TV, and second fully-equipped kitchen provide welcome additional space and facilities for large groups. Three of the six bedrooms are on the ground floor and are pure French Country House in style with tall windows and elegant furnishings:- bedroom 1 with super-king size bed and bedroom 2 with twin-beds are located opposite a large bathroom whilst bedroom 3 with bateau-style double bed is directly opposite a second bathroom.
A staircase from the main hallway leads to the upstairs bedrooms with sloping beamed ceilings and wood floors. One of the three bedrooms is en-suite whilst the other two (one twin and one triple) share a shower room and there is a cosy kids den area with TV and DVD player.
|Further details outdoors|
Safely enclosed within landscaped gardens by gated railing, the large terraced pool is 6 x 12 m with depth of 1.2 - 1.95 m and is a salt flitration system rather than chlorine. A truly idyllic and tranquil setting, this pool area enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards and full sunshine throughout the day, although poolside mimosa trees provide shade for those who prefer their sun-worshipping in moderation! Sunloungers provided.
Overlooking the pool, the pergola-covered terrace has a very large dining table and chairs plus charcoal Weber barbeque to provide relaxed alfresco dining for up to 24 if required!
The rest of the gardens wrap around the house and there are also shaded tables and chairs on the front and back terraces of the house for alternative views when relaxing and dining.
The front lawned area is ideal for outdoor games:- a badminton set, boules and a table tennis table are provided, whilst a netted 14 ft trampoline resident in the tall (!) barn provide further hours of activity for kids (and grown-up kids!). There are also 4 adult and 4 children's bikes provided for guests to enjoy cycling around the delighful country lanes surrounding the property. The full-size Boules court provides the perfect entertainment for all the family - particuarly recommended in the evening sunshine with a glass of wine!
* Price includes: -
All bedlinen, bath towels and pool towels
Pool cleaning twice a week
One travel cot and one highchair
* Changeover day normally Saturday but can be flexible in mid and low season.
Arrival time normally from 5pm onwards/ departure time normally by 10am
* Local guardians are french with perfect english and can provide extra cleaning, babysitting and delicious home-cooked meals on request. They will welcome guests on arrival and be contactable throughout their stay.
* A welcome information pack on the area is provided on arrival.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Rich in history, gastronomic specialities and the traditions of wine-making, the Gironde stretches from the Atlantic coast across to the bordering departments of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne in the East. The Gironde region remains unspoilt and lesser known than its neighbour the Dordogne, despite being the largest department in not only Aquitaine but the whole of France.
Maison de MIlon lies just outside the village of Les Artigues de Lussac, to the east of Bordeaux ,and as such enjoys proximity both to the Atlantic coast and to the villages and prehistoric caves of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne as well as the local attractions of the Gironde itself. Well-connected by motorway and highway, our property is ideally located for discovering attractions throughour the region.
The elegant city of Bordeaux is just 40 minutes away and well worth a visit whilst the picturesque resorts of Arcachon and Cap Ferret can be reached in 1 hr 15/1hr 30mins and make a great day out for all the family with safe sandy beaches, boat trips, wonderful restaurants and the famous super-sand dune - "Dune de Pyla" - to climb (not compulsary!).
Maison de Milon is set in vine-covered countryside dotted with stunning, picturesque limestone farmhouses and wine-chateaux. These are the world-renowned Bordeaux vineyards where St. Emilion and Pomerol are among the leading appellations - most of whom are delighted to welcome visitors to wine-tasting tours of their vineyards and chateaux.
Stunning St. Emilion a short drive away is one of the most famous sights in the Bordeaux region with its medieval golden-limestone architecture, ancient churches, pretty cobbled streets and numerous prestige wine shops. The St. Emilion tourist board offers a host of tours from walking and cycling to historic sights to wine-tasting at the famous wine chateaux. Or you may, of course, prefer to simply drink in the sights from one of the terraces with a St. Emilion red or a class of chilled Sauternes (delicious with foie gras) or enjoy a lunch of typical dishes of the region (scallops and Arcachon oysters, potted rillettes, creamy goats cheese, cepes and black truffles and duck confit).
Maison de Milon is just outside the small village of Les Artigues de Lussac (1.5 km) where a boulangerie, boucherie and general store cater for all basic needs, where the local aerodrome has its own family restaurant and the local wine chateau has excellent wine-tasting tours. Guests have use of tennis club courts both in the village and nearby Lussac. Smaller villages 5-10 minutes away offer some super local restaurants whilst the bastide town of Libourne, with its many restaurants, shops and twice-weekly market is only a 15 minutes drive.
Sporting and leisure activites are easily accessible with several leisure lakes and golf courses nearby - Saint Sulpice et Cameyrac is just 30 minutes from Maison de Milon whilst the most prestigious is country club Chateau de Vigiers one hour away. There are several horseriding centres nearby catering for all ages and abilities including young children whilst the Montagne tourist board 5 minutes away provides information on walking and cycling routes as well as bicycle hire.
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5 Aug 2013
What a find!! We have travelled to France for our summer holidays for the last 5 years and although every property has been to a high standard Maison de Milon stood out for all of us. The correspondence from the owner was very informative from the beginning and no question was too much.
We were greeted by Madame Monique who made us feel very welcome especially by preparing a wonderful tomato tart for us to enjoy. A large hamper full of treats as well as the basics (there was even a rubber ring and glow sticks for the children) was a lovely touch and very appreciated.
The property was to a very high standard with every room decorated beautifully.
The kitchen was a good size and had everything we needed including an utility room with two fridges (one for food and one for wine). We were a large group (6 adults and 5 children) but the house and grounds were so spacious that everyone had their own space if needed. The children took over the top floor which also had air con and even a den area for them to chill in.
The outside eating area was very picturesque and we were able to keep an eye on the children as they played in the pool. There were plenty of sun loungers around the pool and a large tree gave us shade when the temperature became too hot. We had an amazing time and hope to return soon.
3 Mar 2013
"Perfect holiday in perfect location"
I was just reminiscing on our wonderful holiday at Maison de Milon and on looking at your advert could not believe you have not had reviews yet. We had such a wonderful time here - the house is gorgeous and so thoughtfully furnished and equpped; the pool and gardens are stunning; the surrounding area delightful and of course the local wine is world class! The guardians could not have been nicer, they were so friendly, and all in all we had an idyllic famly holiday here with Grandma, teenagers, children, friends. All truly wonderful!
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